Tag: twitter

by Julie Keck

1. Closing the gaps in local news (Josh Stearns / Medium) 2. Welcome to the Twitterloin, where tech-savvy cool meets gritty hood (Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune) 3. The next stage in the battle for our attention: Our wrists (Jack Riley / Nieman Lab) 4. Buffer takes Pablo, its words-on-an-image service, out of beta (Roberto Baldwin […] more »

by Jess Duda

NEW YORK — “We don’t wake up thinking we’ll set the agenda,” said David Reiter, vice president of newsgathering at ABC News. What does set the agenda? These days it’s social media. Rieter offered the caveat that social platforms are one of many story leads for ABC News. It is “an input, not the decision-making […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why everyone was wrong about net neutrality (Tim Wus / The New Yorker) 2. Google won’t ban adult content on Blogger after all (Matt Brian / Engadget) 3. Twitter keeps Dick Costolo’s promise with new anti-harassment tools (Nathaniel Mott / Pando Daily) 4. Financial Times to change the way it charges for digital news […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Medium gets a bit more Twitter-like, and a bit more blog-like (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 2. Making the leap from print designer to web developer (Mike Grant / Storybench) 3. Jostling begins as FCC’s net neutrality vote nears (Brody Mullins & Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal) 4. Trouble ahead? Searching for Google’s future […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Here’s how 6 news orgs are thinking about Snapchat (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 2. Twitter Oscar numbers drop, but TV ratings sink much lower (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Buzzfeed unveils its next step for growth in San Francisco (Ruth Reader / Venture Beat) 4. Is Twitter going to beat Linkedin at becoming […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

When The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson used Twitter’s new tweet activity feature he found something surprising. It showed that, on average, only 1.7 percent of people bothered to click through to the articles he had linked. In response to Thompson’s article, Digiday’s John McDermott noted that for the top brands, overall engagement was up 85 percent […] more »

by Craig Silverman

The following is an excerpt from Craig Silverman’s new report, “Lies, Damn Lies and Viral Content: How News Websites Spread (and Debunk) Online Rumors, Unverified Claims and Misinformation.” Click here to download the full report. News organizations are meant to play a critical role in the dissemination of quality, accurate information in society. This has become […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New rules governing drone journalism are on the way, and there’s reason to be optimistic (Matt Waite / Nieman Lab) 2. How a local news site busted open Chicago’s biggest sports story this year (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Jose Antonio Vargas partners with Los Angeles Times (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Newsrooms […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore some of the tools offered by Twitter to help news organizations harness the platform, and we learn about a new social network called This., which hopes to encourage sharing of only high-quality content. PART 1: Twitter tools As a product marketing manager at Twitter, Erica Anderson helps the product team identify […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Online media are more a part of the problem of misinformation ‘than they are the solution’ (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 2. Republican complaints about FCC net neutrality plan grow (Amy Schatz / Re/code) 3. Sudan passes freedom of information law but journalists remain wary (Lori Baitarian / Committee to Protect Journalists) 4. Flipboard […] more »