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The Washington Post , The New York Times and the White House have all used the social reporting tool Storify to drag and drop tweets, posts and other media culled from the social web into neat, embeddable timelines. As of Thursday, they'll be able to post the same social media stories in a slideshow format. Storify , which launched publicly in April , maintains the functions of each social media post included in its timelines, a function it noticed was missing from traditional online slideshows.
As Hurricane Irene storms its way toward the Eastern seaboard — and as news organizations scramble to cover it — The New York Times has launched @ NYTLive , a Times-run account featuring “in-depth Twitter curation of major news stories by New York Times editors.” In the hour since the feed’s been live , it’s served as a hurricane-tweet clearinghouse, sharing tweets from the Times’ Metro desk, @ NYTMetro , as well as — quite interesting from the whole individual-vs.-institutional-brand perspective — Times reporters Thomas Kaplan and Brian Stelter . (The latter, who’s currently in North Carolina covering the storm, also had a link to his Twitter feed featured on the Times’ homepage earlier today.) The paper’s main account, @NYTimes, has over 3.6 million followers; the brand new @NYTLive has only 2,200. Not at all shabby for an hour-old account, but why wouldn’t the Times use its biggest Twitter megaphone?
Le Québec veut faire une distinction entre journalistes professionnels et blogueurs amateurs – KnightCenterIn Canada, the Quebec government's proposal to create legislation that would define who is a professional journalist is first going to have to undergo public scrutiny , reported the National Post and TheSuburban.com. Public meetings will be held in 10 cities over six weeks, said The Mark. Noting that the intention of the law would be to "distinguish those dedicated to 'serving the public interest' from 'amateur bloggers,'” a column in the National Post called the proposal "alarming," saying that citizen journalists should be "encouraged, not chilled." Further, the article pointed out that the phrase "serving the public interest" was in itself disturbing, potentially deterring journalists from being critical.
Traditionally journalism, publishing, film-making, music, photography & broadcasting are one-way processes. We create some content and a mainstream platform of some kind pumps it out for the masses to consume. They passively receive stories and information, a concept best explained by Peter Horrocks’ End of Fortress Journalism .
Home » Event news , Featured Posts One of the sessions at newsrewired – connected journalism will be looking in detail at integrated storytelling, and the array of tools, platforms and techniques available to journalists to pull in content from across the web. In this post we have collected just five examples of curation tools which can help journalists to integrate their multimedia reporting. Pulling this list together it is hard to believe that all of these five storytelling tools are less than 18 months old. In fact just four months ago Storify (whose co-founder Xavier Damman will be speaking at news:rewired – connected journalism ) was in private beta; now it’s a verb heard in newsrooms around the world.
After 346 tweets and 22,000 followers in three days, @NYTLive has gone dormant — for now. @NYTLive sent more than 300 tweets, like this one, with the latest updates on Hurricane Irene. The Times’ new Twitter megaphone for in-depth, real-time curation of big news stories got its first test run this weekend for Hurricane Irene.
Sportswriters of this generation have seen quite a few changes to their job description. Digital publishing proved a perfect fit for sports, unleashing a pent-up demand for more sports news, analysis, opinion and chatter. At first, the web was just another outlet for beat writers’ game stories and columnists’ takes. But it soon became a new demand on their time: In addition to gamers for various print editions, writers had to file online and feed blogs, and readers soon came to expect news in close to real time.
Crédit: AA C’est la rentrée à l’Ecole de journalisme de Sciences Po. Après Jay Rosen , l’année dernière, Bill Nichols, le directeur de la rédaction de Politico , a donné ce jeudi 1er septembre sa leçon inaugurale sur le journalisme politique, version américaine . En évoquant l’expérience de ce site, Politico.com, “qui a un journal, et non l’inverse”, il a listé sept principes, en guise de conseils aux étudiants en journalisme. Les voici.
by David Cohn ( Bio ), September 1, 2011 Tagged: blogging , facebook , google hangouts , google+ , information , journalism , social network , twitter This month's Carnival of Journalism , a site that I've organized where bloggers can convene to all write about the same topic, was hosted by Kathy Gill , a social media consultant and senior lecturer at the University of Washington, who seized on the new social network that is Google+ .
A recent report about the "future Internet" by the UK's national innovation agency, Technology Strategy Board, has some illuminating information about the emerging Internet of Things . It suggests that converged services and a brokerage model, amongst other things, will define the future Web.
At The New York Times Company’s R&D Lab, the group’s collective of technologists, artists, and journalists talks a lot about “information shadows” — the auras of data that surround us in our daily lives. Tracking and processing the info trails we leave, the thinking goes, allows for deeper insights into ourselves — and it can also help media organizations to provide their users with news consumption experiences as intimate as they are relevant. We tend to emphasize the “self” aspects of “ the quantified self “; the R&D Lab is exploring what it means to be a part of a quantified community — and, for the Times, what it means to be a provider of information to that community. I recently had the chance to visit the R&D Lab, which is housed on the 28th floor of the Times building in New York.
Editor’s Note : Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab. Ask most publishers or editors about games, and they’ll tell you their business isn’t about fun and games. It’s about the serious, semi-Constitutional role of informing the public.
Two Truths Let’s start with two truths. First, publishers need cutting-edge technology to hook an audience through today’s digital media channels of the Web, mobile, social, and search. And, second, the breakthrough technology can’t just be about product design — it’s got to go beyond to create distribution advantages on the new connected Web. One Question Okay, now that we have the truth out of the way, let me ask you a question: “Is your company a media company, or a technology company?” I love getting asked this question.