Tag: twitter

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 »

by Julie Keck

1. Amazon, Netflix win big at the Golden Globes (Jordan Crook / TechCrunch) 2. The Intercept found Serial’s elusive Jay, but can it find a profitable future? (Michelle Castillo / AdWeek) 3. Charlie Hebdo: Man regrets ‘stupid’ decision to put video of police officer’s death online (Lizzie Dearden / The Independent) 4. Medium goes highbrow […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

What we share on social media says a lot. Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, which measures social interest, on what we thought was worth sharing in 2014 and where and how we shared it. For more year-end stories from MediaShift, check out our entire series. Click the image for a larger […] more »

by Kelly Fincham

Co-authored with Leigh Wright Social media are so tightly woven into journalism that many media organizations routinely now designate social media editors. The expanding field is also creating more job opportunities for journalism graduates, which in turn has created a demand for more social media instruction at journalism schools across the U.S. However, many journalism […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

1. Meet Val Broeksmit, the singer Sony is threatening to sue over hacking tweets (Chris O’Brien / VentureBeat) 2. North Korea appears to be back online (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 3. HuffPost plans to drop AP stories, relaunch site in 2015 (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. The year in media: 12 reasons why […] more »