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How Twitter Predicted Romney's VP Choice

BuzzFeed kicks off CNN video deal with "Amazing Rescues" clip

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Viral media site BuzzFeed on Tuesday launched a new YouTube channel in partnership with CNN that is aimed at bringing news to young viewers. The deal, which was reported by the Wall Street Journal, will see BuzzFeed invest a low “eight figure sum” over the next two years to build...
BuzzFeed kicks off CNN video deal with "Amazing Rescues" clip

Journalism: The best of times, and the worst of times

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There are plenty of people ready to give their opinions about where the traditional media business is going, and how the disruption caused by digital and social media should be handled — but not all of them have a grasp of what is involved in those wrenching changes, and...
Journalism: The best of times, and the worst of times

Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?

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Late last week, TechCrunch writer MG Siegler broke the news that Apple was buying an app-discovery service called Chomp — although he didn’t say where that news came from, just that it was a reliable source. The Wall Street Journal reported the same news several hours later, confirmed by...
Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?
Trayvon Martin, theGrio and “new guards” of black media

The battle of the book reviews | Lionel Shriver

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Professional critics are no more reliable than Amazon ratings, a study shows. So do we really need them?Is the professional book reviewer an anachronism? In a recent Harvard Business School study of nonfiction reviews, assessments in mainstream media outlets like this one and amateur ratings on Amazon largely converged. Assuming...
The battle of the book reviews | Lionel Shriver

Number of US extremist groups ‘exploded’ in 2009: report

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Glenn Beck, Rep. Michele Bachmann singled out for popularizing militia movement ideasExtremist groups surged in the United States in 2009, with anti-government "Patriot" militias leading the way, says a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center."The radical right caught fire last year, as broad-based populist anger at political, demographic...
Number of US extremist groups ‘exploded’ in 2009: report

Note to media: Serve your users, not your platform

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Everyone in the media industry seems to be trying to find a magic recipe for digital success, whether it’s a paywall or an iPad app or an outsourced news-aggregation service like Journatic. But it’s worth remembering that the simple things matter as well — such as giving readers something...
Note to media: Serve your users, not your platform

Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

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Although mainstream media outlets like CNN and the New York Post have come under plenty of fire for the way they handled information during the Boston bombings (Reuters even fired one of its social-media editors), much of the attention has focused on what Reddit got wrong — in part because...
Three things that Reddit did right during the Boston bombings and why that matters

Blab predicts what people will tweet, blog and report on

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It’s one thing to monitor social statements on Twitter and other social networks as they happen. It’s another thing to predict what will happen over the next three days. Blab, a Seattle-based company, has emerged with a tool that lets companies do just that, with visualizations of where conversations will...
Blab predicts what people will tweet, blog and report on

Why journalists love Reddit for its brains, not just its beauty

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It’s fair to say that Reddit is having a moment right now. In the wake of President Obama’s decision to make the site part of the campaign trail by doing an “Ask Me Anything” Q&A last month, more and more people are seeing the site for the first time. Traffic...
Why journalists love Reddit for its brains, not just its beauty

Should we still write Internet with a capital ‘i’?

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Writing for any organisation means working with a style guide. There are the classics, such as AP Stylebook that lay out standards for writing and are put in place to create consistency across a publication. Against this lies the progression of language and the rate at which English is prone...
Should we still write Internet with a capital ‘i’?

Is That #Sandy Image Fake? PSKiller Helps ID Photoshopped Images

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Viral images of Hurricane Sandy are running throughout media outlets and social media feeds, but not all of them are real, (unfortunately) like the above image of drenched soldiers standing guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Solidier. In an age where anyone with a smartphone has the power...
Is That #Sandy Image Fake? PSKiller Helps ID Photoshopped Images

Why Facebook Is Shorthand For Scandal

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Yesterday, a number of publications (ourselves included) covered a story about a supposed link between Facebook use and youths contracting sexual transmitted diseases in certain parts of the UK.If you thought something about the story wasn’t quite right you’re not alone. We’re looking at a severe case of ‘media hype...
Why Facebook Is Shorthand For Scandal

This is why WikiLeaks is important, and why the NYT should be defending it

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Ever since WikiLeaks first emerged on the scene in 2010, there has been a debate about whether the organization should qualify as a media entity, and if so what duty we owe it. Many journalists have preferred to see it as merely an information broker, and a slightly seedy or...
This is why WikiLeaks is important, and why the NYT should be defending it

Breaking News sends 100,000 referrals per day to news sites and social services

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Breaking News has just revealed an interesting statistic on how much traffic it drives to news sites and social services. What started out as a Twitter account has since gone on to become a fully fledged news source, with 3.5 million followers on Twitter alone. According to the blog post,...
Breaking News sends 100,000 referrals per day to news sites and social services

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s screencast of the online encylopedia’s porn problem

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Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger, who left the online encyclopedia not long after it launched to the public, has seemingly embarked on a one-man crusade to rid Wikipedia of its pornographic content. See the man’s Twitter stream here. In a blog post last month, Sanger hit out at the lack of...
Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger’s screencast of the online encylopedia’s porn problem

The Colorado shooting and the crowdsourced future of news

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Only a few days ago, we were writing about how users of Twitter and Reddit used those networks to tell a compelling story about a mass shooting in Toronto, and now the same phenomenon is playing out in real-time during another horrific incident: a shooting at a movie theater...
The Colorado shooting and the crowdsourced future of news

Twitter and the incredible shrinking news cycle

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In the not-so-distant past, news generally tended to travel in a few well-worn paths. Either it was reported by a newspaper, or it appeared on television at noon or 6 pm, or it was mentioned on a drive-time radio show — and those involved usually had plenty of time...
Twitter and the incredible shrinking news cycle

Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi released, but banned from leaving the country

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Following her second arrest on Thursday, Global Voices has announced that Syrian Blogger Razan Ghazzawi has been released. Razan’s sister, Nadine, confirmed the news on Twitter, adding however, that authorities have imposed a travel ban on the blogger. #FreeRazan #Syria Sister is home :) but she can’t leave the country...
Syrian blogger Razan Ghazzawi released, but banned from leaving the country

Whose game is it anyway?

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No sooner had BioWare released Mass Effect 3 than the fast-selling video game was embroiled in controversy. Fans who had followed the adventures of Commander Shepard since the first Mass Effect in 2007 were outraged at the final minutes of the concluding chapter of the trilogy, which they felt disrespected...
Whose game is it anyway?

IndieGogo Suffers DDOS Thanks To Anonymous

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When there is no central authority, who has the authority to sell t-shirts? That question came to a head over the past few days when YourAnonNews announced it planned to create something like a newswire for Anonymous news. The project, called YAN, is described thuswise: Over the past two years...
IndieGogo Suffers DDOS Thanks To Anonymous

Xbox 360 Comcast, HBO and MLB.tv apps arrive today on consoles used more for video than games

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Microsoft has confirmed via multiple mainstream media outlets that today is the day for several more high-profile video apps to appear on its Xbox 360, namely Comcast Xfinity TV, HBO Go and MLB.tv. There's not a lot of detail on the apps themselves, although the HBO Go and MLB.tv...
Xbox 360 Comcast, HBO and MLB.tv apps arrive today on consoles used more for video than games
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