Tag: twitter

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Welcome to the future of storytelling (Alex Kruglov / Re/code) 2. Obama: Vox ‘for the brainiac-nerd types’ (Lucy McCalmont / Politico) 3. Twitter reports a surge in government data requests (Mike Isaac / New York Times) 4. CNN Politics Digital continues to staff up (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 5. Meet the woman behind Google […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter CEO: ‘We suck at dealing with abuse’ (Nitasha Tiku & Casey Newton / Verge) 2. The FCC’s net neutrality proposal is awesome, but has a loophole (Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOm) 3. Apple is talking to TV programmers about its own web TV service (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. Omidyar in Hawaii: The billionaire […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Journalists back in the firing line as digital media struggles to protect its own (Emily Bell / Guardian) 2. Why Internet journalists don’t organize (Lydia DePillis / Washington Post) 3. Louis CK’s new straight-to-fan special has no buzz, doing better than his first one (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. 50% of Super Bowl ads […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Sundance: Vimeo, Indiegogo launch partnership (Dave McNary / Variety) 2. Reporters Committee partners with INN as a media law resource for nonprofit news organizations (via Investigative News Network) 3. Conde Nast unveils branded content shop powered by editors (Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal) 4. NFL video highlights — and more — come to […] more »