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10,000 Words: 5 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Journalists
Lauren Hockenson shares "five extensions that are popular for their great utility in any journalist's arsenal, and they are all absolutely free to download."
journalism  tips  readthis 
april 2013 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: Key question for journalists and news organizations: What should we stop doing?
Some interesting thoughts on how newsrooms should proceed with smaller staffs. Steve Buttry writes, "Decide what’s important to you and decide what’s less important. Stop doing what’s less important, and focus your work on what’s more important. If you’re an individual journalist, you may need your editor’s approval before you can stop doing something, but you should start that conversation."
readthis  journalism  news 
december 2012 by cherylsadler
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
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: 3 Ways to Create Highly Valuable Blog Content
Rich Brooks writes, "This article will identify some of the best tips, tools and tactics for creating blog content that helps grow your business."
blogging  NHblogging  journalism  digital  readthis  tips 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
10,000 Words: ‘Text is a UI’: How Journalists Can Work Usability into Online Words
Kevin Loker writes, "What is important to note is that “Text is a UI” shouldn’t be a mantra reserved for web designers. Everyone needs a variety of web skills and smarts these days, and usability in your text should be included. Here are a few spots where this mindset could help:"
journalism  industry  digital  twitter  tagging  editing 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
10,000 Words: How Should Newspapers Respond To Criticism On Their Facebook Page?
Meranda Watling takes a look at how news organizations can handle the situation when readers leave negative comments and feedback on a Facebook page.
facebook  readthis  journalism  digital  socialmedia 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: 9 ways to find helpful people and organizations to follow on Twitter
Steve Buttry continues his twutorial series with some quick tips on finding Twitterers you should be following.
twitter  tips  readthis  socialmedia  journalism  digital  NHtwitter 
september 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: 10 ways Twitter is valuable to journalists
Steve Buttry continues his twutorial series, listing 10 ways Twitter is valuable to journalists.
twitter  tips  readthis  journalism  digital  socialmedia  NHtwitter 
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
ideaLab Heritage's Blog: A Community Media Lab takes off with much promise
Michelle Rogers writes about the development of Heritage Media's Community Media Lab
cml  readthis  journalism  JRC 
july 2012 by cherylsadler
paidContent: 5 news blogging lessons from my favorite non-news blogs
Laura Hazard Owen writes, "Young House Love, Baby Name Wizard, Ordinary Time, Regretsy and the Daily Dish are five blogs I read in my spare time. But they also teach me how to do my job better. Here are the news blogging lessons I’ve learned from them."
tips  readthis  journalism  blogging  NHblogging 
july 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: How should a news curation team work?
Steve Buttry writes, "Mandy Jenkins and I are making plans to hire and launch a curation team for Digital First Media.

If you wonder what a curation team is, don’t bother to apply. If you wonder what a curation team could be, and have some ideas, we want to hear from you."
curation  industry  readthis  journalism 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
Zombie Journalism: Exploring the Role of Curation and Curators in the Newsroom
Mandy Jenkins writes, "Curation is a huge part of Digital First Media‘s plans. I/We see it as a way to give our readers a well-wounded view of a story or topic, while also freeing up our local staffs to do the original reporting they do best. It is with this in mind that I, along with my esteemed boss, Steve Buttry, will soon be hiring a national curation team comprised of a team leader and two curation editors."
curation  readthis  journalism  industry 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
Twitter Journalism: How To Verify A Tweet
Craig Kanalley shares tips on ways to verify a tweet.
twitter  socialmedia  journalism  howto  readthis  tips 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
Essay | The curator’s challenge: Balancing new tools and traditional journalism ethics
Meg Heckman writes, "Social media isn’t a new reporting tool in our newsroom. In the past, we’ve used MySpace to track down the friends of a murder victim, quoted the tweets of public officials in our political column and described Facebook tribute pages created for soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But this was a different kind of social media journalism, one that involved created something new from raw information. Practicing it made me part of an emerging class of journalists who call themselves not reporters or editors, but curators. "
socialmedia  journalism  readthis  tools 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
The Buttry Diary: Copy editing: It’s taught me a lot, but it has to change
"Journalists who have treated the copy desk as a safety net need to take more responsibility for the quality of their own work. And journalists who have specialized in copy editing will play multiple roles in a Digital First newsroom."
copyediting  readthis  industry  journalism  editing 
june 2012 by cherylsadler
Poynter: 8 must-reads detail how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users
Craig Silverman selects eight must-reads details how to verify information in real-time, from social media, users
tips  readthis  journalism  socialmedia  twitter 
april 2012 by cherylsadler
10,000 Words: 5 Ways Journalists Can Use GetGlue
Elena Zak suggests five ways a newsroom can use GetGlue to engage with its audience.
socialmedia  journalism  tips  readthis 
april 2012 by cherylsadler
Zombie Journalism: How to Set Up A Chat Using CoveritLive
"Lauren Boyer, a business reporter at the York Daily Record/York Sunday News, contributed to the following step-by-step directions for setting up a live chat between readers and panelists using CoveritLive. Many of these steps would also work for setting up a liveblog on your site where multiple staffers could contribute and readers can leave comments and questions."
journalism  tools  tips  readthis 
april 2012 by cherylsadler
Zombie Journalism: Journalists, meet Google+ (for reals this time)
"In short, Google may not have a lot of engagement going on (yet), but it does help your readers find your stories in Google searches, so that’s a good enough reason to invest some time on this platform as an individual and as a brand.

I’d like to pass on some best practices and tips for using G+ for reporters and brands, so please share your tips and success stories in the comments."
Google+  Google  readthis  tips  journalism  socialmedia 
april 2012 by cherylsadler
7 New Facebook Changes Impacting Businesses
From Social Media Examiner: "Here is an overview of the changes and how brands can take advantage of some of the new features."
facebook  socialmedia  journalism  digital  readthis 
march 2012 by cherylsadler
An engaged reporter: no longer ‘just a fly-on-the-wall’
Steve Buttry writes, "Digital tools can be an invitation to face-to-face discussions. Kurt Madar learned and demonstrated that this week in covering a municipal election."
digital  journalism  socialmedia  readthis 
march 2012 by cherylsadler
When should journalists use branded social media accounts? Or individual accounts?
Steve Buttry answers the question, "When should journalists use their personal social media accounts and when should they use the branded newsroom accounts?"
readthis  digital  journalism  socialmedia  twitter  JRC  tips 
march 2012 by cherylsadler
Use Content Curation To Build Readers’ Trust
"Content curation is a value-added that reporters can do with their Twitter or Facebook accounts to enrich their reporting and build trust among readers. This idea may run contrary to the news organization’s social media policy. And if it does, then it’s the policy that needs to change, not the reporter."
curation  journalism  digital  readthis 
march 2012 by cherylsadler
Want Facebook virality? Put it in an image
Daniel Victor writes: "As far as journalists/social media folks are concerned, it means we have to look for opportunities to post our stories as photos, not links. Then you put a link in the description and reap the benefits of the increased virality."
journalism  digital  facebook  dothis  tips 
january 2012 by cherylsadler
5 Ways Journalists Can Use Pinterest
10,000 Words writes, "With a bit of creativity and imagination, however, Pinterest could prove very useful for all areas of a news organization. "
socialmedia  socialnetworking  readthis  digital  journalism 
january 2012 by cherylsadler
Steve Buttry's Digital First blog posts
Steve Buttry's blog posts (and comments) on Digital First journalism.
digital  journalism  industry  JRC 
january 2012 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
Paton prepares his newspapers for a world without print
According to Mr. Paton, his new employees at MediaNews were hoping to discern the silver bullet that would enable them not only to survive, but prosper. Instead, he worked his way through a detailed presentation about outsourcing most operations other than sales and editorial, focusing on the cost side that might include further layoffs, stressing digital sales over print sales with incentives, and using relationships with the community to provide some of the content in their newspapers.
industry  JRC  media  newspapers  readthis  journalism 
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 storyteller strikes back - BuzzMachine by Jeff Jarvis
When I dared question the article’s monopoly as the atomic and only acceptable form of news, I honestly did not imagine the reaction I would get. I thought I was observing a trend and an opportunity. I have tried to provoke plenty of times. But here I truly did not think I was saying anything provocative. But clearly, I plucked a nerve. I’ve been asking myself why I evoked such a strong emotional response, online and off. At Jeff Pulver’s 140 Conference in New York this week, I endeavored to answer that.
watchthis  media  journalism  socialmedia 
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
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
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
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
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
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
John Paton’s Big Bet
“We’re no good at this,” John Paton says, sitting in a midtown Manhattan conference room on a gray, rainy spring day. “We” is the news business, and “this” is designing a viable future for it. “We have to figure it out.” He leans forward in his chair and adjusts his blue Hermès tie. “If this business model’s not fixed, the amount of American daily newspapers that won’t be here in five years will stagger you. They won’t make it.” The reporters and editors at Journal Register Company—a chain of eighteen daily newspapers and 176 non-daily newspapers, magazines, and websites in small markets throughout the Midwest and Northeast—should know. Paton took over as CEO of the company in February 2010 when the previously public company emerged out of bankruptcy as a private one.
JRC  industry  journalism  readthis 
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
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
“There are some people who don’t wait.” Robert Krulwich on the future of journalism
On May 7th, Robert Krulwich gave the commencement speech to Berkeley Journalism School’s Class of 2011. That’s Robert Krulwich, who hosts the singular radio show Radiolab, one of the most accomplished pieces of science broadcasting in any nation. Robert Krulwich, who won a Peabody Award for broadcast excellence a few months ago. Robert Krulwich, whose blog Krulwich Wonders should be on everyone’s reading list.
readthis  journalism  industry 
may 2011 by cherylsadler
10 free and totally legal programs every multimedia journalist should have
While some of the top flight bits of kit: Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Studio and the like are still priced at hundreds of dollars, there are a growing number of cheaper or even free alternatives.

As much as I am big on net neutrality, I personally don’t agree with pirating software – it is very costly to develop and as a professional journalist, I think you should always work professionally. So that’s why free programs are awesome – here’s a list of 10 you can download right away. All of these I use personally – and very regularly: they’re good.
journalism  usethis  infopro  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
7 Tips for Launching a Successful Podcast
Podcasts are among the oldest types of syndicated content on the web. Yet the format remains a popular choice among content producers looking to connect with a wide audience. Audio podcasts were the norm for many years, but video has taken the podcasting world to new heights.

In this article, I’ll to walk you through the steps necessary to ensure your video podcast gets off to a great start. We’ll cover everything from conception to technical set up, promotion, and monetization. Every podcast is different, but this guide should help you navigate your way through the process and hopefully spark some broadcasting inspiration.
tips  readthis  journalism  infopro 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
Make 'engagement' your mantra as an online news publisher
The Web publishing business is a bit more complex than "more traffic = more revenue." While years have watching ABC circulation figures have trained many journalists to want the largest circulation possible, business-savvy journalists long have known that not all audiences generate the same revenue. But how do you reach the audience that will allow your publication to stay in business?
journalism  digital  readthis  infopro  socialmedia 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
4 social media trends worth tracking
Networks of friends and people of interest are the center of the increasingly personalized Web era. When formulating and revising social media strategy, publishers should ask themselves: How can I personalize the experiences of my audience so as to reinvent the category I serve? Further, what trends are on the horizon?
socialmedia  readthis  digital  journalism 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
Five myths about the future of journalism
There are few things journalists like to discuss more than, well, themselves and the long-term prospects for their industry. How long will print newspapers survive? Are news aggregation sites the future? Or are online paywalls — such as the one the New York Times just launched — the way to go? As media organizations plot their future, it’s worth discarding some misconceptions about what it will take to keep the press from becoming yesterday’s news.
journalism  readthis  infopro  industry  socialmedia  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
With social media, data is everything
Who are the fans constantly retweeting your content, and how do you get more of them? Publishers should be thinking about that question as part of their social media strategy.
socialmedia  infopro  journalism  readthis  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
Social traffic drives the least engagement
Social media might be a growing source of traffic for many content providers ― but social doesn't deliver the most engaged readers, according to a new study of large publishers. Users coming from other content sites or search engines are more likely to consume more pages per session.
socialmedia  readthis  infopro  journalism  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
Are you leveraging social and mobile marketing?
Mobile, commerce, social, games and location. Those are four marketing areas publishers should be considering as part of their business strategy, if they aren't already.
infopro  socialmedia  technology  readthis  journalism  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
Flipboard: Threat and Opportunity
Every media company should be afraid of Flipboard. The Palo Alto startup epitomizes the best and the worst of the internet. The best is for the user. The worst is for the content providers that feed its stunning expansion without getting a dime in return. According to Kara Swisher ‘s AllThingsD, nine months after launching its first version, Flipboard’s new $50m financing round gives the company a €200m valuation.
readthis  technology  socialmedia  infopro  journalism  digital 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
NewsU: Producing and managing user generated content
Poynter's News University, in partnership with the Suburban Newspapers of America Foundation, is pleased to announce a new pair of self-directed courses about developing high-quality user-generated content [UGC].
free  education  journalism  infopro 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
Newspapers and Social Media: Still Not Really Getting It
Many traditional media entities have embraced social-media services like Twitter and Facebook and blogs — at least to some extent — as tools for reporting and journalism, using them to publish and curate news reports. But newspapers in particular seem to have a hard time accepting the “social” part of these tools, at least when it comes to letting their journalists engage with readers as human beings.
journalism  readthis  infopro  socialmedia 
april 2011 by cherylsadler
How journalists are using metrics to track the success of tweets
The debate has moved from, “should we use social media?” to “how do we get the most out of social media sites such as Twitter?” This question is leading people and organizations to try to figure out what kind of tweets garner the most traction and why.
twitter  socialmedia  journalism  infopro 
march 2011 by cherylsadler
Social media directors are the new editors at large
What precisely is an editor at large? "Editor at Large" is an honorific like that of "Producer" in Hollywood -- often held but largely undefined. In short, an editor at large is a brand ambassador, and many publications -- particularly startups nowadays -- are using them to get the right kind of attention. An editor at large may also write, but the bulk of their duties involves leveraging television time in order to strengthen a publication's brand. The best editors at large are the oxygen that cable bookers cannot live without. Both social media directors and editors at large are great connectors.
socialmedia  infopro  readthis  journalism 
march 2011 by cherylsadler
The Learning Newsroom
The Learning Newsroom is a three-year project to help newsrooms improve their capacity to teach and learn the skills, topic knowledge and values they need to produce better journalism.
infopro  innovation  journalism  readthis 
january 2011 by cherylsadler
6 ways to boost Facebook engagement
Are people sharing, “liking” and commenting on your Facebook content? If not, you're not creating content for Facebook the way you should be. As content is consumed socially and Facebook has become an important community platform for many publishers, media companies should understand how to best engage in this medium.
facebook  socialmedia  journalism  readthis  infopro  tips 
january 2011 by cherylsadler
Poynter News U: Innovation at Work: Helping New Ideas Succeed
The news industry faces sizable challenges on several fronts. Shifting reader and viewer habits, changing revenue models and the broader economic downturn challenge the effectiveness of the status quo. Innovating how news is produced – and what forms it takes – is one way to thrive, even in trying times.
journalism  infopro  education  webinar 
january 2011 by cherylsadler
6 ways journalists can use Quora as tool to report, share ideas
From Poynter: Quora, the fast-growing question and answer site, has become increasingly popular among journalists. Below, I’ve addressed how Quora is different from some other sites and list six ways that journalists can use it.
readthis  journalism  infopro  socialmedia 
january 2011 by cherylsadler
Publishers New Year's resolutions
"A new year is the perfect opportunity for publishers to rededicate their energies to putting their best digital foot forward. Here are four New Year's resolutions for publishers in 2011"
socialmedia  journalism  tips  linkedin  facebook  geolocation  digital  infopro 
january 2011 by cherylsadler

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