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Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

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Reporters banned from reposting non-company tweets and told to check with the news desk before breaking news storiesSky News has told its journalists not to repost information from any Twitter users who are not an employee of the broadcaster.An email to staff on Tuesday laid out new social media guidelines...
Sky News clamps down on Twitter use

Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

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As Sky News clamps down on staff Twitter updates, corporation tells reporters to file copy before tweeting itBBC journalists have been told not to break news stories on Twitter before they tell their newsroom colleagues.The new rules, which apply to all of the corporation's correspondents, reporters and producers, were announced...
Don't break stories on Twitter, BBC journalists told

Why Sky News and the BBC are wrong about Twitter

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Why Sky News and the BBC are wrong about Twitter

Sky News admits hacking emails of 'canoe man'

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Broadcaster says accessing of emails of John Darwin, who faked own death, was authorised by executives and in public interestSky News has admitted that one of its senior executives authorised a journalist to conduct email hacking on two separate occasions that it said were "in the public interest" – even...
Sky News admits hacking emails of 'canoe man'

Carry on regardless: Sky News reporters shun new in-house tweeting guidelines

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Sky News may be trying to keep its reporters on a shorter leash by issuing stricter tweeting/retweeting guidelines, but it seems some of its journalists aren’t taking as much notice as their employer would like. Just to recap, the new guidelines include a ban on retweeting other publications or reporters...
Carry on regardless: Sky News reporters shun new in-house tweeting guidelines

TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

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Path uploads your address book to its servers without permission, Flickr shuts down an app that’s trying to poach its users, and Sky News imposes strict rules on tweeting journalists. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The...
TNW’s Daily Dose – 24 hours of tech news in 5 minutes [Audio]

Sky News to its reporters: ‘check with us before you tweet breaking news’

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According to a report by The Guardian, Sky News has instituted new rules for its reporters when it comes to Tweeting news from their personal accounts. The report references an internal email sent to Sky News journalists about how to conduct themselves on the micro-messaging platform with a series of...
Sky News to its reporters: ‘check with us before you tweet breaking news’

Gannett’s reason for embracing Apple products was Android’s fragmentation

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Towards the end of last year, an internal memo was sent to Gannett journalists letting them know that they would be outfitted with new iPhones and iPads to assist them with breaking stories. It’s a forward-thinking approach for an old-school company that owns publications such as USAToday. Not only is...
Gannett’s reason for embracing Apple products was Android’s fragmentation

To the BBC and others: Twitter is not your competition

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Just a day after Sky News told its journalists they should not post any kind of breaking news to Twitter — and also blocked them from retweeting anyone but an official Sky News account — the BBC has released a new version of its social-media policies that also requires...
To the BBC and others: Twitter is not your competition

Sky News joins the anti-social media brigade

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Even as some news outlets like Associated Press hire social-media editors to try and figure out how to make use of tools like Twitter for journalistic purposes, others seem to be intent on locking these tools down and removing as much of the social aspects from them as possible....
Sky News joins the anti-social media brigade

It's been 40 years since the world's first mobile phone call

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On April 3rd 1973, Martin Cooper made the first mobile call on the nine-inch (and 28-ounce) Motorola DynaTAC. Dialing up a rival at AT&T, he apparently said that he was ringing "to see if my call sounds good at your end." While briefcase-size models had come before it, it's...
It's been 40 years since the world's first mobile phone call

Sky News email hacking - full statement

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Read the statement by John Ryley, head of Sky News, on the broadcaster's authorisation of email hacking by a journalist"Sky News is committed to the highest editorial standards. Like other news organisations, we are acutely aware of the tensions that can arise between the law and responsible investigative journalism.On two...
Sky News email hacking - full statement

Is it ethical to pay bloggers to tweet? | Sunny Hundal and Helen Lewis

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Sunny Hundal and Helen Lewis discuss whether journalists should be paid by TV companies for tweeting about programmesSunny Hundal: Tweeting is no different to writing an opinion pieceOccasionally I get a call from Sky News asking if I would like to tweet about the Murnaghan show on Sunday mornings. Here's...
Is it ethical to pay bloggers to tweet? | Sunny Hundal and Helen Lewis

New moves at the Telegraph group

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Following various departures at the Telegraph Media Group and in line with its announcement about digital investment, there has been a raft of appointments.Ed Roussel has been promoted to executive editor (digital – web/tablet/mobile), making him responsible for overseeing the strategy for online content.Roussel, who will report to the editor,...
New moves at the Telegraph group

James Murdoch to step down as BSkyB chairman

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It has emerged that James Murdoch is to stand down from his non-executive chairman’s position at BSkyB over his handling of the phone-hacking scandal that took place at The News of the World newspaper. Whilst it has been rumored for a couple of days, Sky News – which is owned...
James Murdoch to step down as BSkyB chairman

T-Mobile and Orange to rebrand as Everything Everywhere, sell 4G spectrum to rival Three

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When UK networks T-Mobile and Orange united under the Everything Everywhere umbrella, many people speculated if the two would become a single entity. That didn't happen, but according to Sky News, that rollout of 4G services in October will also be part of a rebrand. The sources claim that...
T-Mobile and Orange to rebrand as Everything Everywhere, sell 4G spectrum to rival Three

UK riots 'made worse' by rolling news, BBM, Twitter and Facebook

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Government panel says disorder was fuelled by TV and social media but warns against closing social networks during unrestThe summer riots across the UK last year were "made worse" by rolling TV news channels and social media such as Twitter and Facebook, according to an independent panel set up by...
UK riots 'made worse' by rolling news, BBM, Twitter and Facebook

Sky News is available from today in the US & Canada for the first time, via Livestation

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BSkyB’s Sky News will be made available for the first time in North America from today, the company has announced, with viewers in the US and Canada able to access the TV channel by subscribing to online TV news aggregation service Livestation for $2.99 a month. Sky News was launched...
Sky News is available from today in the US & Canada for the first time, via Livestation

This Week in Media: From World Press Freedom Day to Guardian Activate

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One week after our conference in Amsterdam, we are now back with our weekly media roundup. From World Press Freedom Day to Guardian Activate Summit in New York, the last days have been busy for the media world. Here are the top stories you may have missed. World Press Freedom...
This Week in Media: From World Press Freedom Day to Guardian Activate

Catch up with headlines on the move as VeriFone launches Sky News in London’s iconic black cabs

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Passengers in London’s Hackney carriages will soon be able to make the most of their time when stuck in traffic jams or on the move. VeriFone, known for its payment systems, has announced an agreement with Sky News to broadcast bulletins in licensed cabs in the capital. Breaking news from...
Catch up with headlines on the move as VeriFone launches Sky News in London’s iconic black cabs

Horses Cure Internet Porn Addiction In South Korea

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What do you do if your teenage daughter is addicted to videogames and Internet porn? For one South Korea family, the answer is to enroll your daughter in a horse riding therapy program. And by all accounts, it did the trick. Horse Therapy I guess that's one way to sublimate...
Horses Cure Internet Porn Addiction In South Korea

Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

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Police also investigating Sky News after inadvertently displaying a Twitter feed identifying 19-year-old victim in a reportPolice are planning to arrest a number of Twitter users who are alleged to have named the 19-year-old rape victim of Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans, and have launched an investigation into Sky News...
Twitter users to be arrested over naming of Ched Evans rape victim

The Medium Doesn’t Matter

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Today, word leaked out that the BCC has issued new guidelines on how their writers should be conducting themselves on Twitter. While guidelines like these are nothing new, the restrictions they place on reporters are noteworthy for such a large organization. In fact, the guidelines seem to contradict the very...
The Medium Doesn’t Matter

AC/DC end their iTunes holdout

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Just weeks after Kid Rock finally made his iTunes debut, Apple has won over another high-profile holdout from its music downloads store: AC/DC. The news is hard to miss: a prominent banner on the iTunes homepage advertising the fact that the rock band's catalogue is now available to buy on...
AC/DC end their iTunes holdout

The Account Filings Must Flow: Twitter, TweetDeck Fined For Overdue U.K. Accounts

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Maybe Twitter has just had too many other things on its mind lately — like building its own Instagram-busting photo filters perhaps? Whatever the reason, it’s got into a spot of hot water in the U.K. after failing to file its business accounts on time with local Registrar of Companies, Companies House....
The Account Filings Must Flow: Twitter, TweetDeck Fined For Overdue U.K. Accounts
Everything Everywhere brand will reportedly replace T-Mobile and Orange UK from October

Twitter fined for failing to report UK accounts on time

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Twitter has been handed a fine by UK authorities after it failed to report its corporate accounts on time. Sky News reports that the company did not file the mandatory details — which are used as a basis for tax filings with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) – in September, and...
Twitter fined for failing to report UK accounts on time

Apps & updates: Tweetbot Alpha 3, IM+ Pro, Viber, more

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There are more than a few apps and updates today worth mentioning, starting with the latest update for the recently launched Tweetbot for Mac Alpha: Tweetbot Alpha 3: After rolling out a huge update a couple days ago with notifications, keyboard shortcuts and other performance enhancements, today Tweetbot Alpha 3...
Apps & updates: Tweetbot Alpha 3, IM+ Pro, Viber, more

DEAR APPLE: I'm Leaving You

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Ed Conway is the economics editor for Sky News and the author of The Real Economy. He recently wrote a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook explaining why he was done with the company. Ed gave us permission to reprint his letter via an email from his new Samsung. Dear...
DEAR APPLE: I'm Leaving You

David Cameron gets 100,000 Twitter followers days after starting account

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Prime minister defies bookmakers' expectations by reaching target after sending first tweet at the weekendBookmakers will be counting their losses after David Cameron defied their expectations by racking up more than 100,000 followers on Twitter in a matter of days.Some firms offered 25-1 odds of the prime minister reaching the...
David Cameron gets 100,000 Twitter followers days after starting account
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