While on vacation last week, in an effort to unplug, especially from the constant cycle of posting things on the Internet and eagerly awaiting validation, I spent a lot of time separated from my phone (no laptop present on vacation) and while I did *read* Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ periodically (often in the middle of […]
From @-reply triage to journalistic meme-tracking: How NPR may scale Andy Carvin’s Twitter curation: How do you take @acarvin’s methods (I think the tools already exist) and build them into a news organization’s social media production workflow?
Social media + art + journalism = The courtroom-tweet-sketch: An expected outcome of courtroom tweeting. Would love to see coverage of the Supreme Court along these lines, with NPR’s Nina Totenberg narrating a daily video wrap-up consisting of tweeted sketches and motion graphic quotes.
The weatherman tweets: How James Spann sparked a social news phenomenon. Excellent use of social media to get news out through any available channel in a storm. Gives me flashbacks to listening to Bryan Norcross on the radio during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 after the power went out.
Although it’s quickly getting pushed out of the news cycle by the Super Bowl and its commercial trappings, plus a big digital media acquisition immediately in the wake of the weekend, the story in Egypt has captured my attention for the last two weeks or so. Why? It’s not really the politics. At this point, […]
In which a reader is invited to run a newspaper’s Twitter account for an hour: The urinal wall that brought a reader into a newsroom.
A social media skills course at Columbia, taught by @zseward, @lavrusik, and @nyt_jenpreston? Sounds like the right idea. SYLLABUS: Social Media Skills (+ notes from the course)
It takes a village of oversharers? I Am Being Followed By Helicopters
Social Media & Communications Intern – Mother Jones: This internship is part of the Ben Bagdikian fellowship program. You’ve read his books, right? Go for it. Social Media & Communications Intern – Mother Jones
Sean Blanda has some good advice for The New York Times that could work for any medium-large news organization. It’s not as much about location apps as it as about a game-like user experience. My advice to the New York Times? Copy Foursquare.