Tag: journalists

by Andrew Ford Lyons

Any journalist working on assignment should put in place a solid communications plan. But for freelancers “going it alone,” it’s a potential life-saver. Most news organizations will have a communications plan in place for staff going on high risk assignments, and for good reason: It will quickly alert them if something goes wrong, and provide […] more »

by Tom Lowenthal

The year is 1991, the month April. EMF is playing on the radio. The term “cyberspace” has existed for only half a decade. The world wide web won’t exist for another four months. The software engineer Linus Torvalds has only just started work on the Linux operating system. The fastest computer you can own has […] more »

by Kelly Fincham

Twitter can make or break a journalist’s (or indeed an educator’s) reputation in less time than it takes to write the typical headline. We have only to Google “Octavia Nasr” or “David Guth” to see the consequences of using of 140 characters without thinking enough. But despite Twitter’s prominence in journalism, there are few guidelines […] more »

by Josh Stearns

This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might expect, conflict areas filled much of the list — Syria, Egypt, Turkey — but the place on the top of the list […] more »

by Margaret Looney

If anyone knows the power of Twitter for journalism, it’s Erica Anderson, who helps journalists and public figures make the most of the platform. Anderson, product marketing manager for Twitter, launched an online toolkit for journalists, Twitter for Newsrooms in 2011. That year, she also co-produced the first online Town Hall session for Barack Obama, […] more »

by Zach C. Cohen

The Associated Press announced Monday that the Department of Justice had obtained two months of phone records from its journalists in New York; Washington, D.C.; and Hartford, Conn. The DOJ sent the AP a letter last week stating that it secretly spied on 20 phone lines, some of which were used by five reporters and […] more »

by Jenny Xie

In mid-November, tension between Gaza and Israel escalated to new heights as hundreds of rockets were exchanged over the region day after day. Both the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and Hamas, the political group that governs the Gaza Strip have taken the battle to Twitter, where they broadcast attack strategies, death tolls, victim photos, and […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Mayer to unveil new company goals for Yahoo! (AllThingsD) 2. The profile of a typical Twitter user (GigaOm) 3. How data visualizations can have agendas (CJR) 4. Do you suffer from information over-consumption? (AppNewser) 5. Tips for journalists on how to […] more »

by Jenny Xie

In August, journalists, editors, and other digital media producers tuned in to the biweekly web journalist Twitter chat (#wjchat) to share their collaboration experiences. The chat covered a wide range of topics, from qualities of the ideal collaborator to working with members of the public. Here is a record of the questions and popular answers […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. New site from Twitter co-founders will open to public in 2013 (AllThingsD) 2. Financial Times calls social media its fastest-growing source of referral traffic (Social Times) 3. Twitter founder says influence is in retweets. Here’s a good example (CNET) 4. Barnes […] more »