I’ve started playing with Storify recently. It’s a nicely constructed tool for building a narrative out of social media conversations. This Storify combines conversations among three journos as they dissect a conclusion on Twitter’s influence contained in the May 9, 2011 Pew Center report on online news use: [View the story “Twitter users dissect Pew […]
An interesting study on Twitter use by four researchers at Yahoo Inc. and Cornell University offers some useful insights for news organizations. The researchers made four important findings: roughly 0.05% of the population accounts for almost half of all attention almost half the information that originates from the news media is spread by opinion leaders, […]
I’ve been conflicted all day about a news story I tweeted yesterday. It concerns the strange condition that afflicted Los Angeles CBS reporter Serene Branson. Here it is: The problem is, Branson may not have had a stroke at all. A Globe and Mail story later Monday suggested that Branson had not been hospitalized — […]
The Neiman Lab’s interview with Henry Jenkins’ on the subject of “spreadable media” is a must-read. Jenkins, a journalism and cinematic arts professor at the University of Southern California, makes a blunt statement about the relevance of news in the social media age: “If it doesn’t spread, it’s dead.” Obvious? Perhaps. His point is that news […]
The CAJ is examining the ethics of journalists forwarding information they haven’t verified.