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Inside Thunderdome: Why Links Are So Important to Digital Journalism
Karen Workman explains why journalists should link to outside sources. Lots of good information and a much better explainer than I've been able to give.
journalism  digital  readthis  tips  JRC  DFM  infopro 
december 2012 by cherylsadler
10,000 Words: When To Link Back, Give Credit In Your Posts
Meranda Watling suggests five "best practices to help deliver credit where it’s due and, because it’s about the readers, give your visitors more background into the story and topic."
readthis  tips  blogging  journalism  infopro 
december 2012 by cherylsadler
Nieman Journalism Lab: What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment
By Eric Athas and Teresa Gorman:

We looked at every story we geotargeted during the months of July, August, and September 2012, focusing on the ones that the localized NPR Facebook following liked, shared, and commented on at a high rate. From this group of successful stories, we identified similarities which allowed us to create nine distinct content categories. We then dissected each successful story to decide which category it fell into.

To identify a story’s category, we asked a series of questions. Why did people share this story? What reaction did people have when they shared it? What is the story actually delivering to people — an explanation, a video, a hard news story?

We repeated this exercise several times for each piece of content until we were confident placing it into a category.
readthis  tips  socialmedia  facebook  journalism  infopro 
november 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: Facebook news-feed changes mean newsrooms need new engagement strategies
Steve Buttry gives tips on how to engage fans on Facebook, which has changed its algorithm determining who sees what.
facebook  socialmedia  digital  journalism  readthis  tips  NHsocialmedia  infopro 
october 2012 by cherylsadler
Social Media Examiner: How to Maximize Your New Twitter Profile
Charlene Kingston writes, "Here’s how to take advantage of the new Twitter features to build an exciting visual presence on your existing Twitter account."
twitter  readthis  tips  digital  journalism  infopro  socialmedia  NHsocialmedia 
october 2012 by cherylsadler
10,000 Words: TubeChop for Journalism: How a YouTube Clip-Selector Can Help You (and Your Readers)
Kevin Loker writes, "Why may it be useful for journalists to select shorter clips of longer video and implant them into their work using something like TubeChop? A quick embed can provide readers easy access to exactly what you’re talking about (say a quote in your written work, or a soundbyte), and notably, because of how the embed is set up, it additionally allows readers easy access if someone wants to investigate the greater context further."
digital  tools  usethis  readthis  video  journalism  infopro 
october 2012 by cherylsadler
Social Media Examiner: 5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook Engagement
Sarah Pierce writes, "In this article, you’ll discover how to get more likes, comments and shares. I’ll reveal five strategies for Facebook posts that get your fans buzzing."
facebook  socialmedia  digital  infopro  readthis  tips 
october 2012 by cherylsadler
Social Media Examiner: 5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure
Brian Carter writes about how to get more of your posts seen by your fans on Facebook.
facebook  socialmedia  infopro  readthis  tips 
october 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: #Twutorial guest post from Alexis Grant: A simple Twitter strategy that will dramatically grow your network
Alexis Grant writes a guest post in Steve Buttry's #Twutorial series on how to use @mentions and @replies on Twitter.
twitter  tips  readthis  journalism  digital  infopro  socialmedia 
october 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: Twitter data shows journos’ ‘burstiness’ boosts followers
Steve Buttry writes, "As I noted in yesterday’s post on a couple of social media workshops, Twitter data has confirmed that I am teaching best practices for journalists in using Twitter." He says to embrace burstiness, use relevant hashtags, share what you're reading, don't be a link firehose and use the retweet button.
twitter  socialmedia  tips  readthis  journalism  digital  infopro 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
Social Media Examiner: 6 Podcasting Tips From the Pros
Cindy King writes, "... We asked the podcasting experts to share their tips. What follows will help you connect with your audience on a more personal level and extend your online community."
podcast  digital  infopro  tips  readthis 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
SocialTimes: PinAlerts Notifies You When Something From Your Website Is Pinned
Mary C. Long explains how to use PinAlerts, a website that alerts you whenever content from your site has been pinned on Pinterest.
Pinterest  socialmedia  socialsharing  digital  infopro 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
socialmouths: 7 Tools For Monitoring The Effectiveness Of Your Tweets
Improve your tweeting by using these tools to monitor the effectiveness of your tweets.
tools  twitter  NHtwitter  socialmedia  infopro 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: Use lists, TweetDeck, HootSuite, saved searches, alerts to organize Twitter’s chaos
Tips from Steve Buttry on using lists, searches, alerts and apps to manage the chaos of a busy Twitter stream.
twitter  NHsocialmedia  socialmedia  tips  readthis  journalism  infopro 
july 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: Step one for using Twitter as a reporter: Master advanced search
Steve Buttry shares ways journalists can use Twitter's advanced search to do better reporting and investigating with the social network.
NHtwitter  twitter  tips  readthis  journalism  infopro 
july 2012 by cherylsadler
Mashable: 6 Posts That Build Engagement on Facebook
Aaron Lee writes, "Engagement on Facebook is reflected in three forms: likes, shares, and comments. Here are six ways to create the right type of engagement via posts for your brand. "
tips  readthis  facebook  socialmedia  NHsocialmedia  engagement  infopro 
july 2012 by cherylsadler
10,000: Don't Miss Twitter's Great New Way to Embed Tweets
"Last week, Twitter rolled out a major update to a number of its products:, its “official” mobile apps and TweetDeck.

With the major redesign came a very simple way to embed tweets."
twitter  socialmedia  infopro  readthis 
december 2011 by cherylsadler
4 Social Media Rules Journalists Should Break
Via Mashable: "Here are some social media “rules” worth breaking. Your mileage may vary. But if you’re a journalist just getting started or struggling with social media time suck, try them out. Experimenting can’t hurt and we’re pretty sure at least they won’t get you fired."
socialmedia  journalism  twitter  facebook  infopro  readthis 
december 2011 by cherylsadler
Social Media Examiner's Top 10 Facebook Pages
Social Media Examiner looks at 10 Facebook pages: "Each of these pages has incorporated unique features that have attracted hundreds of thousands (sometimes millions!) of fans and attracted the notice of major media publications. That’s a pretty big feat, considering there are thousands of new pages popping up on Facebook daily! There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Instead, check out what others are doing and tweak these strategies to make them your own!"
facebook  socialmedia  infopro  readthis 
december 2011 by cherylsadler
10,000 Words: Tool of the Day: Google Correlate
Maurice Cherry writes, "When it comes to search, Google reigns supreme. Millions of searches are conducted on a daily basis, and that sort of data is valuable to marketers, business people, and journalists as well. We’ve all seen the annual Google Zeitgeist data visualizations which show lists like the most used search queries and the fastest rising celebrities. Earlier this year, Google released Google Correlate, a tool that can mine similar patterns in search data terms."
Google  usethis  digital  infopro 
december 2011 by cherylsadler
Social Media University, Global
"Social Media University, Global (SMUG) is a post-secondary educational institution dedicated to providing practical, hands-on training in social media to lifelong learners."
socialmedia  infopro  education 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
7 keys to SEO: How to help people find your blog
Steve Buttry writes: Even a novice blogger needs to understand how people use search engines to find the content they are looking for. You want to help people find your posts. This practice is known as search-engine optimization, abbreviated SEO.
SEO  blogging  media  digital  information  infopro  NHseo  NHblogging 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
8 Must-Have Traits of Tomorrow’s Journalist
As the news industry looks to reconstruct its suffering business model, the journalists of today must reconstruct their skill sets for the growing world of online media. Because of cutbacks at many news organizations, the jobs available are highly competitive. News companies are seeking journalists who are jacks of all trades, yet still masters of one (or more).
infopro  journalism  industry 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
The Post-Library School “Gap” Year (or two or three)
Well, you did everything you were supposed to do. You researched schools, found the best fit. ... So, now what? You’ve got a head full of knowledge, the eagerness of a spring lamb and fingers just itching to process boxes and folders of documents, ephemera and other archival materials, just twitching to type up finding aids.
library_science  infopro  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
How to Promote an Event Online
With dozens of avenues for online promotion as a Marketing and Sales professional, how do you choose the best channels for promoting an event online? This infographic will guide you to optimal social media event promotion for a successful event. Brought to you by the Rasmussen College - School of Business.
infopro  dothis  usethis  socialmedia 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
The Internet Is Full
A depiction of just how much content flows onto the web every day and an argument for the need for curation and curators.
infopro  socialmedia  digital  information 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
Google+ Pages Now Open For Businesses, Brands, Places & More
Finally, Google is now allowing businesses, brands and any non-human entity to participate in its Google+ social network, through new Google+ Pages that are launching today, promised to be available to everyone shortly.
socialmedia  infopro  readthis  Google 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
Using Twitter as Your Database
Instead of building our own system, we asked reporters to post their updates to Twitter and use hashtags to associate each update with a race. Then we used the Twitter API (via John Nunemaker’s Ruby gem) to fetch updates for each page.
usethis  twitter  socialmedia  news  media  infopro 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
A librarian for news
A news orga­ni­za­tion is not unlike a library in many ways. It is an infor­ma­tion fun house. The sheer quan­tity and qual­ity of infor­ma­tion con­tained in the archives of a major news orga­ni­za­tion is stag­ger­ing. What’s miss­ing, though, is a guide who can help us nav­i­gate all of this data.
library_science  infopro  news  media  journalism  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
If your news site isn’t social, great design won’t matter
There’s been a lot of sound and fury in the media sphere recently, sparked by a blog post from web designer Andy Rutledge that tore apart the New York Times website for being ugly and cluttered. This caused a firestorm of sorts on Twitter, as defenders of the site argued that most of his criticisms and proposed solutions were unrealistic — which many of them arguably are. But the biggest blunder Rutledge commits is when he argues that news sites should avoid social-recommendation elements, when the opposite is true.
socialmedia  news  media  infopro  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
5 tips for getting started in data journalism
Data journalist. Computer-assisted reporter. Newsroom developer. Journo-geek. If those of us who work in the field aren’t quite sure what to call ourselves, it’s little wonder that sometimes even the people who work beside us are puzzled by what we do. Part of the confusion (and one reason for all the competing labels) lies in the sheer variety of tasks that can fall under this heading. We may be fairly sure that some jobs lie within the boundaries of data journalism, but we’d be hard-pressed to say what can’t be jumbled into this baggy monster of a field.
journalism  media  infopro  data  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
The End of Social Media 1.0
I would like to talk about an inflection point in social media that requires pause. I am not suggesting that there will be a social media 2.0 or 3.0 for that matter. Nor do I see the term social media departing our vocabulary any time soon. After all, it was recently added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Instead, what I would like to discuss is the end of an era of social media that will force the industry to mature. It won’t happen on its own however. Evolution will occur because consumers demand it and also because you’re willing to stake your job on it.
socialmedia  infopro  twitter  facebook  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
New Facebook metrics quantify missed opportunity for media
Facebook's new "talking about this" metric offers content creators and advertising executives their first opportunity to analyze the true business potential of Facebook. Until now, defining the social media opportunity was limited to compiling the number of Facebook fans other brands had, which was as useless as using hits for measuring website traffic.
facebook  infopro  socialmedia  ROI  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
7 keys to managing a great social media news team
As news organizations embrace Twitter and Facebook to distribute stories and engage their audiences, many have decided social media is no longer a one-person job.

Effective social media use now requires that you post and monitor almost all the time — from early morning to late at night, and don’t forget weekends. Your social media editor needs a team, or at least some backup.
socialmedia  news  media  infopro  readthis 
november 2011 by cherylsadler
Library 2.0: the future of libraries in the digital age
We are pleased to announce the Library 2.011 World-wide Virtual Conference, November 2 - 4, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, will be free to attend, and will all be recorded!
library_science  education  infopro 
october 2011 by cherylsadler
17 Alternatives to Klout
As we wrote about earlier this week, Klout has reworked its algorithms, and your scores have changed. Some have gone up, some down. Despite claiming more transparency with their algorithms, they are still mostly opaque and mysterious. So while they tinker with their code, you might want to explore other alternatives that can help you measure your social media effectiveness. We have come up with 17 different services, some free, some fairly expensive.
Klout  twitter  socialmedia  infopro  readthis 
october 2011 by cherylsadler
Cyborg no more! The BBC moves to human-edited Twitter feeds
Move over, auto-tweets: This week, the BBC has switched its @BBCNews Twitter feed to all-human curation. (One small step for a news feed; one giant leap for newsfeedkind.)
twitter  infopro  socialmedia  news 
october 2011 by cherylsadler
Social Media: What's the ROI?
This infographic explains how we determine Return in investment (ROI) for social media investment. It explains what the best way is to use social media in order to get the highest return on investment.
socialmedia  ROI  twitter  infopro 
october 2011 by cherylsadler
The ROI of Social Media
Is social media marketing effective? That’s the question being asked as more and more businesses are investing in increasing amounts of social media marketing. With no standard means of measurement, there’s a wide variety of goals and metrics used to define the ROI of social strategies. Fortunately, this enlightening infographic, developed by MDG Advertising, helps clear up the confusion by outlining the objectives, benefits and factors that affect the success of social media marketing.
socialmedia  readthis  infopro  twitter  facebook 
september 2011 by cherylsadler
Your 7-Point Extreme Blog Makeover Guide
Get 7 easy and quick ways to improve the performance and look of your blog.
tips  readthis  blog  infopro 
september 2011 by cherylsadler
10 Ways to Archive Your Tweets
Did you know that your tweets have an expiration date on them? While they never really disappear from your own Twitter stream, they become unsearchable in only a matter of days.
twitter  socialmedia  infopro 
september 2011 by cherylsadler
Quick and dirty Twitter tips
To prove that effectively getting your point across in minimal characters is possible, we’ve compiled this mini post with the following 140 or fewer characters quick and dirty tips to increase and retain Twitter followers.
socialmedia  twitter  infopro 
september 2011 by cherylsadler
Advice for building engagement through newsroom Twitter accounts
Like many institutional Twitter accounts, Journal Register Co. newsroom accounts need to be more engaging and conversational.

We tweet a lot of links to our content. But we’re not very personable. In the coming months, I will be working with JRC colleagues to strengthen engagement on newsroom Twitter accounts. I’ll start by sharing some best practices here. I’ll blog later about using Facebook. I’ve already shared some advice for individual journalists using Twitter. Today I focus on branded newsroom accounts (whether that’s the lead newsroom account or a niche account focusing on a topic such as sports or a beat).
socialmedia  twitter  readthis  infopro  journalism  digital 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
Social Media Strategy Development
Social media strategy development for mid size and large organizations. The model is used by Sobizco's international strategy team.
socialmedia  infopro  readthis  usethis 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
The 5 Minute Guide to Getting a Job in Social Media
As more and more companies begin to offer employment opportunities in the social media world, many of us are trying to figure out how to get a foot in the door. If you want to get into this field but your efforts have proved fruitless, look no further. This unofficial guide will set you on the straight path to employment.
socialmedia  infopro  digital  facebook  twitter 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
Updated and expanded Twitter tips for journalists by Steve Buttry
Someday Twitter tips will seem as unnecessary for most journalists as notebook tips. But in the past few weeks, I have encountered several journalists who were not using Twitter yet. A couple just within the last week asked my advice, so I decided to update my tips for journalists using Twitter, originally published in July 2009.
twitter  socialmedia  infopro  news  journalism  readthis  tips 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
The Journalist's Toolbox: 9/11 terrorist attacks
Resources that may be useful in coverage of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
journalism  usethis  resources  infopro 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
What Reddit says about the expanding idea of journalism
Can we find clues about the future of news and journalism in the way a link-sharing site like Reddit operates? David Weinberger, co-author of the seminal Web 2.0 book The Cluetrain Manifesto, took a look at that question over the weekend and came to the conclusion that yes, we can — not that Reddit is the future of news, necessarily, but that it could be part of a potential future for media and journalism. Weinberger’s argument has some merit to it, and it’s a good reminder that the eventual replacement for what we see as the mainstream news media may look very different from what we are used to.
journalism  infopro  digital 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
Put Life’s Journeys in Context
You live a life of stories. You travel, you tweet, you shoot, you meet. Intersect puts your photos, videos and other stories in context, showing where you are, where you’ve been, and who else was there.
usethis  socialmedia  twitter  facebook  digital  infopro 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
The Trouble With Back-Ends CMS woes: Why publishers can’t publish on the Web
Unfortunately for these companies, the onrush of social networking—part of a larger shift in which sites are moving from static Web pages to pages assembled on the fly in real time—has overwhelmed the abilities of CMS software. In Alvey’s view, most of those systems could barely handle the existing content mix they were producing, including blog posts, stories from print editions, photos, videos, and online polls. “The tools suck,” he says.
socialmedia  technology  digital  publishing  infopro 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
SiteShoter - take a screenshot of a website
SiteShoter is a small utility that allows you to save a screenshot of any Web page into a file. It automatically creates hidden window of Internet Explorer, loads the desired Web page, and than save the entire content of the Web page into an image file (.png, .jpg, .tiff, .bmp or .gif). You can also use SiteShoter to convert .html file on your local drive into image file.
usethis  digital  technology  infopro 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
40 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
40 New Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed from Mashable
usethis  readthis  socialmedia  mashable  infopro 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
Fessin’ up: Addressing mistakes
"Mistakes are not acceptable when they are avoidable." Creating a checklist for Twitter and Facebook.
socialmedia  infopro  journalism  readthis  dothis 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
HOW TO: Plan and Promote Events With Social Media
Events, whether they are a local tweetup, a championship game or the world’s largest conference, can be notoriously difficult to plan, promote, and execute. But the end result can be amazing, and that is why we plan them in the first place
dothis  socialmedia  infopro  readthis  howto 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
Is the internet making journalism better or worse? Yes
For the past several days, The Economist has been hosting a debate between journalism professor Jay Rosen and digital skeptic and author Nicholas Carr, as part of an ongoing series about the future of media. The proposition tabled by the magazine was that the internet is making journalism better rather than worse, with Rosen arguing in favor of the proposition and Carr arguing against it. In the end, neither one wins — or both do — because with journalism (as with so many other things) the internet is simply an accelerator, amplifying both the good and the bad. Whether society as a whole is better off is still an open question.
journalism  infopro  digital  readthis 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
If your website's full of assholes, it's your fault
We can post a harmless video of a child's birthday party and be treated to profoundly racist non-sequiturs in the comments. We can read about a minor local traffic accident on a newspaper's website and see vicious personal attacks on the parties involved. A popular blog can write about harmless topics like real estate, restaurants or sports and see dozens of vitriolic, hate-filled spewings within just a few hours.

But that's just the web, right? Shouldn't we just keep shrugging our shoulders and shaking our heads and being disappointed in how terrible our fellow humans are?
journalism  digital  infopro  readthis 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
In Praise of the News Librarian
A valued colleague named Susan Radlauer has been promoted to director of research services at FORBES, which gives me a “peg” to go on a bit about her and the importance of what she does for our editorial operation.
library_science  infopro  readthis  journalism 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
How badges help news websites build community, make money
Badges are a potentially powerful tool for understanding a news audience and shaping its behavior.

Just like the military uses badges to display rank, and scouts use them to honor accomplishments, a news site or mobile app can award digital badges to users who complete tasks or reach certain levels of engagement.
infopro  digital  socialmedia  journalism  readthis 
august 2011 by cherylsadler
6 podcast formats that work
Audio, the sometimes forgotten stepsister of video, is still a worthwhile pursuit for some media companies. But the key to getting anyone to download and listen to your podcast lies in creating the right content, format and length for your audience.
digital  infopro  journalism  podcast 
july 2011 by cherylsadler
Twitter for newsrooms
Welcome to #TfN. Inside, you’ll find resources to help you and your organization at every step of the reporting and publishing process.

We want to make our tools easier to use so you can focus on your job: finding sources, verifying facts, publishing stories, promoting your work and yourself—and doing all of it faster and faster all the time.
twitter  socialmedia  infopro  journalism  usethis  resources 
july 2011 by cherylsadler
Social media resources for journalists
I have written up a few documents to help social media newbies, journalists and newbie journalists get better acquainted with social media websites and the web in general. Use this info to educate yourself or others, just don’t take credit for it, OK?
resources  usethis  journalism  infopro  socialmedia  twitter  facebook 
july 2011 by cherylsadler
The seven steps to a successful aggregation strategy for your news organization
Media have changed in ways that now make aggregation essential to the mission of almost any news organization.

Readers face an abundant and growing volume of news and news sources. Most cities now have independent news websites, forums and blogs covering neighborhoods and particular topics. Other professional news outlets are stepping up their output.

Someone has to make sense of it. Someone has to look beyond his own newsroom and give readers a comprehensive digest. The news organization that gets that right will become readers’ first and most frequent stop.
industry  infopro  readthis  journalism  socialmedia 
july 2011 by cherylsadler
Finding the Sweet Spot for Journalism and Social Media
The country's biggest newspapers are taking different tacks on social media.

The New York Times recently dissolved its social media editor post after less than two years, while USA Today simultaneously appointed its first social media editor and The Wall Street Journal continues to plug ahead with an outreach editor who's been in place for a year.
socialmedia  infopro  journalism  readthis 
july 2011 by cherylsadler
Got Twitter? You’ve Been Scored
IMAGINE a world in which we are assigned a number that indicates how influential we are. This number would help determine whether you receive a job, a hotel-room upgrade or free samples at the supermarket. If your influence score is low, you don’t get the promotion, the suite or the complimentary cookies.
socialmedia  infopro  digital  twitter 
june 2011 by cherylsadler
Science of social media timing
Community managers take note… Ever wondered what is the best time of day to post a tweet or a fb update?? Wonder no more… Utilizing techniques to schedule your social media engagement can maximize the exposure your content will get in social networks. Included are stats for Facebook and Twitter on what days and times are best to maximize the audience size and the possibility that your content will be both found and shared.
socialmedia  infopro  digital  media 
june 2011 by cherylsadler
A Community Information Toolkit
The Community Information Toolkit will help community leaders like you harness the power of information to advance their goals for a better community. It offers a process and a simple, easy-to-use set of tools to help you take stock of your community’s news and information flow and take action to improve it.
infopro  usethis 
june 2011 by cherylsadler
At the crossroads of journalists and librarians, we find community engagement
The basic idea is that these groups of people share a common mission of improving their communities through information. Say all you want about journalistic cynicism and profit-chasing. I believe most of the journalists I’ve had the pleasure to work with would say they got into the news biz because they feel like it’s a way of making the world a better place, whether they’re doing that by improving democracy or building connections through storytelling.
infopro  readthis  library_science  journalism 
june 2011 by cherylsadler
Top 10 sites like Newsnow
We have explored the internet and identified a lot of outstanding news and aggregator sites like Newsnow. So come and check out websites that are related to Newsnow.
infopro  usethis  digital  webtools  news 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Librarians: Masters of the info universe
Librarians, information specialists, knowledge managers or whatever title a librarian might have -- their skills are in high demand. And, though you might not know it, they are everywhere. And so in their honor during National Library Week, we enjoy the following tidbits of information.
library_science  readthis  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
5 Myths About the 'Information Age'
Confusion about the nature of the so-called information age has led to a state of collective false consciousness. It's no one's fault but everyone's problem, because in trying to get our bearings in cyberspace, we often get things wrong, and the misconceptions spread so rapidly that they go unchallenged. Taken together, they constitute a font of proverbial nonwisdom.
readthis  infopro  digital 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
CRL Report Describes Digital Newspaper Production
This report provides a vivid glimpse inside the workplaces that produce what – not long ago – we would have called newspapers. As digital news-gathering and production methods proliferate, and as digital avenues for distribution emerge, these workplaces are being transformed in profound ways, with electronic facsimiles and websites (and probably more) overtaking the paper format.
newspapers  industry  readthis  library_science  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Future of Media: Curation, Verification and News as a Process
While many media outlets have web editors who track reports on Twitter and other social media, the BBC is unique (as far as I know) in having a special desk that sits in the middle of the newsroom and pulls in reports from Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, YouTube and anywhere else it can find information. The desk staffers then try to verify these reports, and some of the ways they do that are fascinating.
industry  readthis  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Court Listener
Use the power of search to follow the Federal Courts of Appeal
usethis  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Traditional media’s refusal to enter the link economy
Blogger ethics tend to be better than traditional journalism ethics when it comes to linking to sources. It’s actually far more likely you won’t find a single link in any articles in most mainstream news publications online. Sometimes they may even write out the source, but won’t link to it.
digital  industry  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
11 Must-Know Tips and Tricks for Twitter
We’ve collected 11 of the best and most helpful Twitter apps, sites and tips that you might not know, compiling what we think are some of the best tools available to help you get the most out of your Twitter activity.
socialmedia  readthis  usethis  twitter  infopro 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
Why I Won’t “Do” Your Social Media
As someone who consults and speaks on social media, I still get the newbie customer who wants me to “do” their social implementation for them. What does “doing” their social media mean? It’s means potentially representing every facet of their company with every potential new and current customer that are out there on the Social Web. Last I checked we were spending 22% of our Internet time in social media, so that’s a huge amount of influence that I could yield. Not to mention the fact that I can yield power controlling the brand image for a company, something they may have invested countless dollars in, and representing them in front of hundreds of millions of customers who can help spread whatever word I tell them. Definite ego trip. I could certainly make money from it. But it’s not the right thing to do, so I won’t do it. Here’s why:
readthis  infopro  socialmedia  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
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