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Report: Social Media and News. Last year I was commissioned to write a report on ‘Social Media and News’ for the Open Society Media Program, as part of the ‘Mapping Digital Media’ series.

Report: Social Media and News

The report is now available here (PDF). As I say in the introduction, I focused on “the areas that are most strongly contested and hold the most importance for the development of news reporting”, namely: competition over copyright between individuals, news organisations, and social media platforms;the move to hyperlocal and international-scope publishing;the tensions between privacy and freedom of speech; andattempts by governments and corporations to control what happens online. These and other developments (such as the growth of APIs which “connect the information that we consume with the information we increasingly embody”) are then explored with specific reference to issues of editorial independence, public interest and public service, pluralism and diversity, accountability, and freedom of expression.

How Journalists Are Using Facebook Subscribe. Seven ways the New York Times is using social media for 'deeper' engagement. Liz Heron, social media editor of the New York Times on seven ways the news outlet is getting 'deep and meaningful' Liz Heron advises making use of features such as Facebook Subscribe to allow journalists to share updates When Liz Heron, social media editor of the New York Times delivered the keynote speech at's news:rewired conference, she explained how 2010 was the year her team were playing the role of "evangeliser", 2011 was "a watershed year for social media in our newsrooms" due to the Arab spring and other major news events, and that 2012 is the year when the New York Times is trying to make its "social media projects deeper and more meaningful'' with users.

Seven ways the New York Times is using social media for 'deeper' engagement

Here are seven ways the New York Times is getting deep and meaningful. 1. Using Twitter hashtags to ask journalists to check facts. Eindelijk bewijs: meer sociale interactie leidt tot hogere merkbetrokkenheid. Facebook Search. Tool of the week: Facebook Search What is it?

Facebook Search

A tool that allows you to search Facebook without logging in. Facebook lessons: from Paul Bradshaw and PageLever. Yesterday Paul Bradshaw shared his experience of running a blog entirely through a Facebook Page for four weeks, offering his thoughts on the month-long project in a post back on his Online Journalism Blog.

Facebook lessons: from Paul Bradshaw and PageLever

In the early days of the experiment he had already started noticing the pros and cons of the platform, from the impact of the 400 character limit on what he could write, to the possibilities presented by being able to post from a mobile phone via email. So a month later here are his main reflections: Facebook suits emotive material The most popular posts during that month were simple links that dealt with controversy. It requires more effort than most blogs. Vadim Lavrusik: 10 ways journalists can use Facebook. How Social Media Is Taking Over the News Industry [INFOGRAPHIC] More than ever, people are using Twitter, Facebook and other social media sources to learn about what's happening in the world as traditional news outlets become increasingly less relevant to the digital generation.

How Social Media Is Taking Over the News Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

American forces' raid on Osama Bin Laden, Whitney Houston's death, the Hudson River plane landing — these are just a few of many major news stories ordinary citizens broke on Twitter first. Professional journalists, meanwhile, use Twitter all the time to break news quickly before writing up full articles. And the business side is going digital too. Online news now generates more revenue than print newspapers. Journalistiek & Fotografie. An evangelical blogger is spending 12 months following the Bible's instructions for women—and she's doing it for egalitarian reasons. Before Easter this year, Rachel Held Evans camped out for the weekend in a purple tent she had set up in her Tennessee yard.

An evangelical blogger is spending 12 months following the Bible's instructions for women—and she's doing it for egalitarian reasons

For nine days after this adventure, she abstained from sex and even from touching her husband. She stayed home from church, and toted around a stadium seat cushion to avoid sitting directly on chairs outside her home. Blog-journalistiek verdient erkenning. 5 Tips for Creating a More Engaging Facebook Fan Page. The addition of the “People Talking About” metric on Facebook should have brands thinking more about engagement on fan pages and increase focus on actually delivering more content, more updates and giving fans a reason to come back to the page.

5 Tips for Creating a More Engaging Facebook Fan Page

Opinion Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Extraction. Opinion Mining, Sentiment Analysis, and Opinion Spam Detection.

Opinion Mining, Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Extraction

All that Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism. Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Chicago #10 While i was in Nottingham for the Making Future Work events, i decided to take the bus to Derby and check out All that Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism at QUAD.

All that Fits: The Aesthetics of Journalism

The exhibition postulates that art and journalism are two sides of a unique activity; the production and distribution of images and information. Special Report: The Future Of News. Visualization Options. Try XLfit for your curve fitting today! Visualizing Data at the Oxford Internet Institute. The Best Tools for Visualization. Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data.

The Best Tools for Visualization

When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best: Visualize Social Networks Last.Forward: Thanks to's new widget gallery, you can now explore a wide selection of extras to extend your experience. Last Forward Friends Sociomap: Friends Sociomap is another tools that generates a map of the music compatibility between you and your friends. Twitter and TV Get Close to Help Each Other Grow. How To Set Up Facebook Subscribe For Journalists.

When Facebook launched its Subscribe feature in mid-September, quite a few journalists sighed in relief. This, we thought, is what we needed: A way to communicate with a larger audience of readers while maintaining a somewhat private personal life behind a friend wall. I’m sure it’s a great option to other professionals, celebrities and wannabe celebrities as well. I enabled subscriptions the day they launched, mostly to test it out.

Taking a look in the mirror: how the US mainstream media uses Twitter. It's a matter of fact that Twitter has become part of the regular news workflow. And this is also the case for mainstream media outlets. Man vs. Machine: what's what with social media analytics. Robot crowd control. No, it's not its not the title of a new disaster movie starring Will Smith. It's CrowdControl, a start-up, lauched today, which aims to judge the accuracy of crowd-sourced information using artificial intelligence technology. Newspapers on social networks: who's most visible in the UK? CNN’s just-revamped iReport: Imagine all the data! You Publish. RegioHack in beeld.

Twitter, the conversation-enabler? Actually, most news orgs use the service as a glorified RSS feed. As much as we tout Twitter for its conversational abilities — for its revolutionary capacity to create discursive, rather than simply distributive, relationships with news consumers — many major news organizations are still using the service as, pretty much, a vehicle for self-promotion.

A new study, released today by Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, studied 13 news organizations, large and (relatively) small, from print, TV, and radio…and found that “mainstream news organizations primarily use Twitter to move information and push content to readers. For these organizations, Twitter functions as an RSS feed or headline service for news consumers, with links ideally driving traffic to the organization’s website.”

What Journalists Can Learn From Bloggers. Mainstream journalists could learn a few things from bloggers. Nieuwssite gaat volledig over op Facebook: wie volgt? De Amerikaanse nieuwssite The Rockville Central gaat vanaf 1 maart volledig over op berichtgeving via Facebook. De site, die zich richt op nieuws in het gebied van Washington DC, is daarmee de eerste Facebook-only nieuwsorganisatie ter wereld. Citizen Journalism. What should we do about sexist abuse online? Helen Lewis-Hasteley: 'If you receive a threat, report it to the police' Last week, I asked a group of female bloggers to tell me about their experiences of sexism online. What they told me was eye-opening enough, but the response was incredible.

Facebook Failures - Facebook Failures. Amazing Infocharts: How The World Shares Via Social Media. Facebook ‘Talking About’ Deconstructed. How are the top brands performing? When Facebook recently launched their 'talking about' figure, it signalled a new way for brands to measure their success on Facebook. Study shows the new Facebook newsfeed impacts negatively on small Facebook Pages. Facebook analytics site Edgerank Checker has released a study into the impact of the new Facebook newsfeed, one month into its release. Two important changes coming to Facebook Comments. Facebook launched Comments earlier this year, allowing third-party sites to use a plugin that enabled users to comment on a site via their Facebook profile. Many sites saw the advantage in this, as it took away the need to require people to register a profile such as through Disqus, but it also brought an additional social benefit to commenting.

Now, when someone comments through Facebook Comments, it feeds a story back to their newsfeed, alerting friends to the site. The Editors: Updated social media guidance for BBC journalists.