At many news organizations, “social media” has become an euphemism for citizen journalism.  something of a catch-all, a not especially descriptive term for highly differentiated functions. Editors think about social sharing as they’re assigning stories; writers use social channels to find sources and confirm leads; designers incorporate social media buttons and widgets into site redesigns; […]

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  By Alok Verma Journalism traditionally has involved a mostly one-way communication from producers to consumers. Until now Journalists gather and edit news, then distribute it to people who consume it rather passively. Journalism continued to flourish this way as the information so far was scarce, gathering and distributing it was expensive and technology was […]

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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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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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By Robert Niles Can democratic communities survive without a newspaper to provide them the civic information they need? That’s the question on many journalists’ minds these days? But I think it more enlightening to flip that question, and ask again: Can newspapers survive without the communities they need to sustain them? That, I think is […]

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