Several more good posts showed up in my Twitter feed today, talking about the Boston bombings and covering breaking news. I excerpt them here for your edification and enjoyment. Here is an earlier collection.
The Boston Marathon bombings of April 15 are the most significant terrror attack on U.S. soil since the super-terrorism event of 9/11 more than a decade ago. Much has changed on the media landscape since then, and that was reflected in how the tragedy was covered — with smartphones, crowdsourcing and Twitter, to name a [...]
A new Toronto-based news startup held its launch party tonight – Newsana. It promises to offer a high-quality curated reading experience powered by a community of know-somethings.
From a Frank Rich column in New York magazine: A few weeks ago I ran into a staff writer in his early forties I know at the Washington Post, where layoffs, cuts in coverage, and management turnover have been particularly severe. As is typical in such encounters, we compared notes on the state of the [...]
Both of these are from the Poynter Institute: 1. The eight commandments of tweeting on Election Day 2. Six social media mistakes to avoid this Election Day Of the two, ‘six mistakes’ is the more substantial read.
The flurry of paywall expansions is continuing, this time with Canada’s largest newspaper announcing it is going to introduce a digital subscription in 2013.
Four top newspaper editors in Toronto talked about the challenges facing their newsrooms in a world where print economics are crumbling and digital is proving to be an economic scramble.
On Oct. 22, the Globe and Mail will unleash its metered paywall, restricting casual visitors to 10 articles per month online. After that, you’ll be asked to subscribe to Globe Unlimited, which will be priced about $20 per month plus tax for those casual users.
Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.
Readers of the NBCNews.com website learned something startling on Saturday afternoon: The story contained the following editor’s note: An early headline on this story briefly misstated Neil Armstrong’s name.