Tag: libya

by Jenny Hauser

When young Arabs took to the streets of North Africa in 2011 to fight for democracy armed with Internet-connected mobile phones, few, if any, were there to shake the foundations of traditional news reporting. But their YouTube videos and other social media content have become a staple of news coverage from the region. Even the [...] more »

by Devin Harner

Editor’s Note: This story includes updates at the bottom, and a correction. Note to young, and professional, journalists alike. Don’t get “Sam Baciled” (pronounced, appropriately, like bamboozled) — particularly not when you’re reporting on acts of terrorism in the Middle East, during an election year, on the anniversary of September 11. In the aftermath of [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung. 1. Was photo of dead Libyan ambassador in online photo gallery acceptable? (NYT) 2. iPhone 5 features that could help journalists with reporting (Nieman Lab) 3. UCLA professor to lead new media institute (Columbia Spectator) 4. Should Google censor videos because [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

NPR’s Andy Carvin has been the star of the Twittersphere during the Arab Spring, even sending out an eye-popping 1,200 tweets in one weekend. But today was a day like no other for Carvin, as the Libyan rebels took over Colonel Moammar Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli, while an earthquake struck the East Coast in the [...] more »

by Michelle May

Hassan Sadek, a 29-year-old Libyan engineer turned rebel group leader, lies in his Tunis, Tunisia, hospital bed, straining his eyes and neck to view the laptop resting on his chest. Occasionally he stops, clenching his teeth, contorting his face in pain, as he lifts one of his two casted legs for relief. He muffles his [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Steve Outing Welcome to the first episode of “The Mediatwits,” the revamped, longer form weekly audio podcast from MediaShift. The co-hosts are MediaShift’s Mark Glaser along with PaidContent founder Rafat Ali, who is working on a stealth startup. This week’s first beta show was mainly about the new metered pay wall coming to NYTimes.com and [...] more »