Tag: social media editor

by Melanie Stone

You might hear that the career path of a social media editor is shaky at best — nothing is guaranteed, no job is safe and a journalist working in social could wind up in marketing with a snap of the finger. Of course, the cream rises to the top, and some of these social media [...] more »

by Melanie Stone

Monday through Friday, Scott Kleinberg’s alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m. The Chicago Tribune social media editor then begins combing the web for news and trends, catching up on anything that happened while he was sleeping. Kleinberg scrolls through tweets, Facebook posts and ChicagoTribune.com articles to start. Around 8 a.m., he’s at the Tribune Tower, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Chicago Sun-Times lays off its photo staff (Chicago Tribune) 2. Attorney general to media re: AP phone snooping: I get it (Politico) 3. Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals (paidContent) 4. How news companies can compete with companies like Google and Facebook for advertiser dollars (Nieman Lab) 5. Social media editor role is ‘more about [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Social Media content on MediaShift is sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships, a program offering innovative and entrepreneurial journalists the resources of Stanford University and Silicon Valley. Learn more here. Lately Facebook has been trumpeting its prowess in driving traffic to news sites. In a blog post a couple weeks ago, Facebook media [...] more »

by Craig Silverman

“Welcome to the conference where journalism supposedly doesn’t know it’s supposed to be dead.” Those were the welcoming words from Online News Association executive director Jane McDonnell as she opened the 2010 Online News Association Conference. Many of the top people in online journalism in the Unites States, Canada and other countries are in Washington, [...] more »

by Craig Silverman

During a recent trip to see an editor I work with at The Globe and Mail, a national newspaper in Canada, I passed by the newspaper’s cafeteria. My editor looked in and pointed at a man who was sitting with his back to us. “There’s Mathew Ingram, doing his office hours,” he told me. Ingram [...] more »