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 [...]
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.
J-Source has produced a new list that guides one to some key Canadian journalism Twitter accounts. Here is my list from November 2011. Some names I see missing from the J-Source list that should have been included would be: Doug Saunders, the Globe and Mail, @DougSaunders Robert Fife, CTV News (my employer), @RobertFife Richard Madan, [...]
Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post thinks the news media should reconsider its current obsession with social media.
Getting more personal and focusing the content to the platform are some principles guiding advances in social media use at the New York Times.
OpenFile.ca‘s Sarah Millar examined how reporters go about covering highly disturbing trials, such as the current one of Michael Rafferty in connection with the sex killing of Woodstock, Ont.’s Tori Stafford.
It was probably the most disturbing day of testimony heard in a Canadian court since evidence was presented in the Russell Williams case. So how did reporters handle the job of tweeting the evidence in the first-degree murder trial of Michael Rafferty in connection with the death of Woodstock, Ont. girl Tori Stafford? I looked [...]
Facebook has borrowed a good idea from Twitter — lists. A Poynter Institute article gives some tips on how journalists can use them. The caveats, however, are the most useful tips.