Tag: hurricane sandy

by Debbie Galant

For all the talk of journalism’s noble past and uncertain future, the truth is that journalism’s day-to-day is a lot like slinging hash. Everyday journalism is produced quickly, in massive quantities, in front of a live audience. Think Rt. 22 diner, not Le Cirque. Cheeseburger, fries, soda. Crime tape, victim, arrest. So who can blame […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Much of the buzz in 2012 was defined by media coverage of big events, some much anticipated, some unexpected. As we drew closer to the 2012 presidential elections, news organizations engaged audiences with an unprecedented focus on social media, interactives, and Nate Silver’s math. When the London Olympics finally rolled around, NBC was swept over […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 62nd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week is a special edition of the podcast, with a focus on the coming election and the role of digital and social media leading up to it. But just as the political campaigns had to adjust to […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Even a superstorm is no excuse for journalists not to check Twitter trolling (Guardian) 2. For campaigns’ traveling press corps, social media has changed way game is played (WaPo) 3. How to get your readers to love pay walls (paidContent) 4. Jake Levine […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Tweeting fake news in a crisis — illegal or just immoral? (GigaOM) 2. How news sites knocked out by Hurricane Sandy got back online (NBC) 3. Vimeo launches tips jar for content creators (PandoDaily) 4. Google introduces new emergency resources in response to Sandy (Bits […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. Could Sandy be Instagram’s big citizen journalism moment? (PandoDaily) 2. Huffington Post, Gawker websites go down as newsrooms lose servers, power (Poynter) 3. Fake Hurricane Sandy photos blow through Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter (SocialTimes) 4. Apple fires mobile software and retail chiefs (Bits Blog) 5. […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Photo by @nueves via Instagram on Loisaida Ave. in Manhattan. “Superstorm” Sandy is impacting millions of people up and down the East Coast of the United States and the Internet is rising to the occasion. Here is a collection of the best online resources for following Sandy coverage. Many newspaper websites that have pay walls […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. New York Times, Wall Street Journal shed pay walls for Hurricane Sandy (CNET) 2. Google and the future of augmented reality (The Atlantic) 3. Al Jazeera creates interactive video transcripts of debates (Journalism.co.uk) 4. Financial Times’ digital subs pass 300,000 (paidContent) 5. The […] more »