Tag: storyful

by Julie Keck

1. #GamerGate: Here’s why everybody in the video game world is fighting (Todd VanDerWerff/  Vox) 2. Twitter introduces “buy” buttons so you can shop from tweets (Jason Del Rey / Re/code) 3. Subreddit where people were posting the celebrity nude images banned (Pamela Engel / Business Insider) 4. Inside Storyful’s revamped newswire service (Alastair Reid [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Storyful funds project to define best practice for eyewitness media (Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Twitter vows to improve policies after Robin Williams’ daughter is bullied (Hayley Tsukayama / The Washington Post) 3. Facebook has been the key to Mother Jones’ growing popularity online (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. iHeartRadio hearts video too, [...] more »

by Madeleine Bair

“When everything is already all lit up, a searchlight is just another thing you can’t see.” – Eric Newton, “Searchlights and Sunglasses” The premise of Eric Newton’s Searchlights and Sunglasses is that a world flooded with information requires a new type of journalist — one who filters information rather than shines a light on it. [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we learn how the social media news agency Storyful serves up user-generated content to news organizations, and we find out how the startup Eyeris measures viewers’ emotional reactions to video content. PART 1: Storyful Storyful is a social media news agency that scans the social web to deliver verified user-generated content to news organizations [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia orders bloggers to ‘register’; outlaws anonymous blogging (Glyn Moody / Techdirt) 2. Comcast says Netflix slowed down its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter (Andy Mitchell / Facebook) 4 Journalists’ sources are no longer safe [...] more »

by Madeleine Bair

This post was co-authored with Kibret Yebetit and Jeya Lorenz The Human Rights Channel works to amplify videos that document human rights issues around the world. But how do we find those videos? One way is with help from our partners at Storyful, who find and verify social media when news breaks. Another important source [...] more »

by Julie Keck

Note: MediaShift’s Daily Must Reads will be on hiatus between Monday, December 23, 2013, and Friday, January 3, 2014. We’ll be back with new Must Reads on Monday, January 6, 2014. To keep up with new MediaShift and Idea Lab posts over the break, sign up for our PBS MediaShift Daily and the PBS Idea [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. British newspaper has advantages in battle with government over secrets (NYT) 2. Fear of NSA surveillance is having a chilling effect on the open web (GigaOm) 3. Facebook leads an effort to lower barriers to internet access (NYT) 4. Washington Post considered using robot sportswriters (Poynter) 5. A look at Storyful’s Open Newsroom verification [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. “Arrested Development” helps Netflix add 600k new subscribers (AllThingsD) 2. Google Reader died because no one would run it (BuzzFeed) 3. Dublin’s ‘Storyful’ monetizing news clips for citizen journalists (Beet.TV) 4. Mainstream media ‘hearts’ sponsored tweets (Digiday) 5. Mother Jones’ Steve Katz on that 47% video and turning attention into donations (Nieman Lab) 6. [...] more »

by Denisa Dzunkova

Gavin Sheridan, an Irish journalist and blogger, has spent the past two years working as innovation director at Storyful. A social media newsroom, the teams of reporters at Storyful monitor and engage with communities on Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and any social media platform on which anyone with an Internet connection can converse. 

Within two years [...] more »