Reporting, distribution tools from Google

So it isn’t enough for Google to put newspapers out of business; now it’s targeting j-schools. Seriously … there’s some quite good, basic reporting advice in the new YouTube Reporters’ Center. My favourites of the bunch are the Associated Press’s: How to Pitch a News Story — 2:11 of jam-packed practical advice — and NPR’s […]


Search services struggled following Jackson death

There were some interesting observations today about the effect of Michael Jackson’s death on search services. Google reports that interest in the June 25 event was “meteoric.” It led to one of the largest mobile search spikes Google had ever recorded, involving 5 of the top 20 searches that day. The spike in queries was […]