Category Archives: social media

Predicting The Future Of Obituaries

A team of Northwestern University students led by pioneering professor Rich Gordon has published the results of a compelling analysis on Legacy.com and the future of newspaper obituaries. Gordon published an overview today on Poynter E-Media Tidbits, where he urged … Continue reading

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At Snopes, A Quest To Debunk Misinformation Online [NYTimes]

From the NYTimes: “The popularity of Snopes – it attracts seven million to eight million unique visitors in an average month – puts the couple in a unique position to evaluate digital society’s attitudes toward accuracy. After 14 years, they … Continue reading

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The Twitter News Instinct

See the original at XKCD, my all-time favorite webcomic.

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Update Facebook On Weekends, Twitter In Mornings [OMNT]

From Old Media, New Tricks: “In a recent blog post, Dan Zarrella published results from an ongoing analysis of Facebook data points. One interesting statistic stood out: Facebook users share anywhere from 20 to 50 percent more stories on weekends … Continue reading

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Any Social Media Coordinators Out There?

Are you passionate about engaging with audiences online? Are you a fanatic about trying the latest social media apps? Do you have the skills to create greate online content? Well, we’re looking for you! Courant.com and CTnow.com (home of FOX … Continue reading

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Survey: How Twitter Has Influenced Political Journalists’ Coverage

Australian professor Julie Posetti has a fascinating post on how Twitter has shaped the thinking and workflow of political journos. From her post: “Twitter is becoming a vehicle for participatory democracy in Australia thanks to its ability to create unmediated … Continue reading

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Pew Study Says Internet Overtakes Newspapers For News

“The internet is now the third most-popular news platform, behind local and national television news and ahead of national print newspapers, local print newspapers and radio. Getting news online fits into a broad pattern of news consumption by Americans; six … Continue reading

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Free Multimedia Tool Workshop Updated Handouts

Hey Journalistopians, it’s been a long while, but I wanted to post the handouts and examples I’ll be sharing at this weekend’s Online News Association Parachute Training in Boca Raton, Fla. Feel free to use these in presentations, in the … Continue reading

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Not-to-Miss Florida Online Media, Technology Events

A group of online technology enthusiasts listens in on a presentation at BarCamp Orlando in 2007. The event is now in its third year. [Photo by Josh Hallett ] In the next few months, yours truly’s calendar is jam-packed with … Continue reading

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10 Things Online Editors can do to Save Their Jobs

Learning the skills to “do it yourself” can help you keep your online media job in these tough times and possibly get you an even better gig. [Photo by Tommy Huynh] If you’re a web worker at a news site, … Continue reading

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GateHouse Lawsuit vs. New York Times Co. has Dire Implications

GateHouse Media filed a lawsuit Monday against the New York Times Co. alleging copyright infringement after the NYT-owned Boston Globe frequently posted links containing headlines and the first sentences from articles on GateHouse’s community news sites. -View the Document: The … Continue reading

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Study: Newspaper Sites Embrace User Content, Comments in 2008

A 2008 study released by The Bivings Group showed that newspaper web sitesĀ  increasingly embraced user content and comments, launched reporter-written blogs and shied away from requiring registration to read articles. The Bivings report, titled The Use of the Internet … Continue reading

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