At many news organizations the role of  “social media” has acquired an important status. Many editors in progressive newsrooms have begun to think about social sharing while assigning stories. Reporters are being encouraged to use social channels to find sources and confirm leads. Editorial web designers constantly incorporate social media buttons and widgets to optimize […]

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For news organizations, Instagram isn’t just about pretty pictures. It’s about the people they’re interacting with and the stories behind the images. “Instagram is so immediate and intimate that it creates this close connection with the user,” said Cory Haik, executive producer for digital news at The Washington Post. The Post uses Instagram to share […]

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Universities around the world are teaching a relatively new subject – entrepreneurial journalism. The revolutionary changes reshaping journalism have driven the industry to search for new financial models and respond to marketplace demands. Journalism schools are part of that search: Their entrepreneurial-journalism programs try to identify new sustainable business models, create new journalism tools, teach […]

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When Adda Birnir joined the first class of the new entrepreneurial journalism program at the City University of New York in 2012, she thought she had a great idea for a new business: creating software that could optimize web content for a tablet. Four months later, Birnir launched her company, and it continues to this […]

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Twitter is readying itself to emerge as a true news operation organization. Globally jobs in traditional journalism are becoming  fewer and fewer, but just about a few days back an ultimate job was posted. According to a report by Michael Wolff in The Guardian, Twitter, fast becoming the basic source, tool, and distribution point in […]

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1. Use ‘Follow’ to Grow Your Audience Follow button on Facebook enables journalists to update readers and sources, while reserving personal updates for friends only. Whichever beat you cover, enabling Follow on your profile gives you the opportunity to share public photos, links and analysis about the latest news with your readers and viewers. Simply […]

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