Tag: storify

by Kathleen Bartzen Culver

Participants in Poynter’s latest Teachapalooza seminar for journalism educators used social media to share ideas, add examples and exchange jokes. Herbert Lowe from Marquette University captured the action in a Storify. [View the story "Journalism Education at #teacha14 @Poynter" on Storify] more »

by Diane Alters

There was a time when some of us taught journalism classes in a single medium. In a print-based class, we taught writing. We read newspapers and books, and students reported and wrote and wrote. Today, as we all know, that’s not enough. So how do we introduce visuals into a print-based class? At a small [...] more »

by Denise Lu

The ethics of digital media are evolving just as fast as the medium itself. The Poynter Institute and PBS MediaShift hosted “Truth and Trust in the 21st Century,” a symposium on Nov. 13, 2013, in New York discussing the issues of ethical practices in the age of new media. Here’s a recap of the issues [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Livefyre acquires Storify to expand its social media curation platform (GigaOm) 2. Johns Hopkins and the case of the missing NSA blog post (ProPublica) 3. Reports: Outbrain plans IPO valued at $1 billion for 2014 (paidContent) 4. Verizon and the FCC square off for the future of net neutrality (Verge) 5. In Syria, freelancer [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. What the ESPN/Frontline breakup teaches us about investigative reporting (Poynter) 2. Why Twitter’s new Conversations view is a big deal and why it matters for its IPO (GigaOm) 3. Automattic takes on Storify with WordPress Media Explorer for curating tweets and YouTube videos (The Next Web) 4. Twitter acquires social TV tracker Trendrr (AllThingsD) [...] 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 Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Julie Keck. 1. Three things Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters (PaidContent.org) 2. AP Twitter hack preceded by phishing attempt, news org says (TechCrunch) 3. Up Late with Nate Silver? The New York Times is taking its videos [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

Two blasts near the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon Monday left the city in shock and frenzy. Soon after, disheartening on-the-ground tweets, photos and videos were shared throughout the social web. In the early hours, these updates served to inform the entire world of the horror and tragedy transpiring through the streets of [...] more »

by Jenny Xie

The tragic and shocking Newtown school shooting last December reinvigorated an urgency to discuss various facets of gun violence in America. The media responded, focusing coverage on the history of mass shootings, the state of gun ownership and violence in the U.S., developments around gun policy, as well as follow-up on the aftermath of Newtown, [...] more »

by A. Adam Glenn

Remember that classic Super Bowl ad showing cowboys herding cats? Well, the challenge may feel much the same for social media users, even adept ones like journalists and journalism educators who revel in the technology’s transformative power but who can find themselves drowning in the torrent that pours non-stop from social platforms like Twitter, Facebook [...] more »