• May 17, 2012  

    As part of an ongoing series on how candidates use social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of Daily-Download.com discuss how President Obama and Mitt Romney use YouTube to bypass the “gatekeepers,” or mainstream media, and get constituents to watch their campaign videos. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2012   BY Murrey Jacobson  

    The importance of using social media to promote a news organization’s journalism is pretty much a given in any newsroom these days, but as popular as Facebook and Twitter are, they do not seem to be driving as much traffic … Continue reading

  • March 15, 2012  

    As part of our ongoing series on social media this election season, Ray Suarez and journalists Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz of the Daily Download discuss how President Obama’s campaign documentary bypasses traditional television advertising and how Facebook groups spring up to support and oppose political candidates. Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012  

    Facebook, the world’s leading social media service, filed papers with the SEC Wednesday to raise $5 billion and take the company public. Jeffrey Brown discusses its business model, its growth potential and some interesting revelations in the IPO paperwork with Nate Elliott of Forrester Research and Wired magazine’s Steven Levy. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2011   BY P.J. Tobia  

    Dictators in Tunisia and Egypt learned the hard way about the organizational and promotional power of social media. It’s a lesson that supporters of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad have taken to heart. In recent weeks and months, as Syria has … Continue reading

  • October 5, 2011   BY News Desk  

    Gwen Ifill interviewed Google’s Eric Schmidt — the company’s former CEO and current executive chairman — as part of the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday. Among her questions about the search giant: can it really take on Facebook with it’s new … Continue reading

  • September 26, 2011  

    The new book, “Millennial Momentum: How a New Generation Is Remaking America,” explores how young people coming of age are reshaping American life and culture. Judy Woodruff speaks with authors Morley Winograd and Michael D. Hais. Continue reading

  • June 30, 2011  

    The estimated value of tech companies such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is soaring, but could another tech bubble be building? Ray Suarez discusses the social media services that are at the center of this question with Fortune magazine’s Jessi Hempel and Forrester Research’s Josh Bernoff. Continue reading

  • June 16, 2011   BY Travis Daub and Justin Myers  

    A new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that the audience for top social media services has grown older in just a couple of years. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Here’s an online “game” found for us by one of our most trusted advisors, Boston University Finance Professor Zvi Bodie. It gives a sense of what it means to be poor in America these days. Eye-opening, if dispiriting: