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.
Of all the people they could target at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the Onion targeted nine-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis for a horrible tweet. After an hour of outrage, the online news site took it down. And on Monday, the satirical news site issued an uncharacteristically sincere apology.
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.
Adrian Chen of Gawker has written a remarkable story about a 49-year-old family man who is responsible for some of the worst content on Reddit, the sprawling online community called the Internet’s front page.
Web 2.0 did not mark the start of the social Internet, argues Alexis Madrigal of The Atlantic. And the untraceable dark/direct sharing from tools such as instant messages and email still account for almost 70 per cent of the total social sharing at media sites, Madrigal wrote in an Oct. 12 posting.
Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.
A sold-out room full of media managers, working journalists and lesser mortals gathered on Sept. 13 to hear the musings of one David Carr, media columnist for the New York Times and author of the harrowing memoir The Night of the Gun. The event was headlined Yes Genius, the Sky is Falling. So Now What? [...]
Getting more personal and focusing the content to the platform are some principles guiding advances in social media use at the New York Times.