Monthly Archives: November 2010

Student journalism from the Droid

This year, about two dozen journalism students at Ryerson University in Toronto were given Android cell phones with the intention that they would do all of their journalism from the phone, cites this article on the MediaShift website. This includes … Continue reading

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Google’s ‘most shared’ adds to social media fix

According to this post from LostRemote, Google News has added a ‘Most Shared’ application to its interface, allowing readers to see what articles have been shared the most among social networks. Nowadays, there are many different avenues in which to … Continue reading

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Social media curation… isn’t that what we’re doing here?

Mark Luckie never ceases to amaze me, and with this post about curation, he really speaks to exactly what this blog is doing. He walks through five basic ideas to think about when curating a topic in journalism: standard coverage, … Continue reading

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Facebook has more than 250 million users a day

In this Mashable Social Media post, it reports that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claims the social network has 500 million users, and more than half of them use Facebook every day. This is huge for the world of social media … Continue reading

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Storify reinvents online storytelling

This story from the 10,000 words blog (I know I reference it a lot, but it’s such a good source on the topic) introduces a method of chronologically compiling social media tools to create one, cohesive story: Storify. This tool … Continue reading

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Blog lists are in

This article on Journalistics looks at why ranking and lists posts are so popular in the blogging sphere. It examines the topic because lists drive traffic, and that’s important in any sort of social media journalism. It’s interesting because online … Continue reading

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Tagging photos in journalism

Mark Luckie brings a new idea to the world of social media journalism with the idea of tagging photos in a crowd with this post. This is an interesting concept because it invites people to tag themselves in photos, emphasizing … Continue reading

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