Posts tagged journalism

“I cannot be part of a network funded by the Russia government that white washes the actions of Putin”

via soupsoup:

Russia Today anchor Liz Wahl resigns on air

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism
via theatlantic:



The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 
It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.
Read more. [Image via Recode]

And Just Like That, Facebook Became the Most Important Entity in Web Journalism

via theatlantic:

The graph above tells maybe the most interesting—and definitely the most surprising—story of the past year of digital media. 

It shows two years of referrals from Facebook and Google to the Buzzfeed Partner Network, a collection of websites (including this one!) that share their traffic stats with Buzzfeed. It quantifies what so many publishers have experienced: a massive surge of traffic from Facebook, unparalleled in its regular, day-after-day size and scope.

Read more. [Image via Recode]

When someone asks me what my job entails

via whatshouldwecallme:

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I have the same problem describing my work in PR/Communications, so I tried to explain it more fully on my blog.

Play TV newscast bingo, using your own custom card via STLToday.com and the Weatherbird…

Play TV newscast bingo, using your own custom card via STLToday.com and the Weatherbird…

STUDY: More people than ever use apps!

STUDY: Smartphone users rely on GPS and map functions so they won’t get lost.

STUDY: Small but growing number of people use their tablets as coasters for cold drinks.

STUDY: Men consume a whole lot of porn.

STUDY: More people than ever use emoticons in text messages.

STUDY: Consumers compare prices online while shopping at big box retail stores.

STUDY: Majority of Americans can’t find Mali on a map.

STUDY: Tech blogs and newspapers always happy to publish results of inane studies.

Adam Penenberg offers alternatives to a recent and unnecessary study which finds that people like to play on their phones while watching TV. (via futurejournalismproject)

(But sometimes “common knowledge” is not supported by hard research, and when it becomes true then there are usually some surprises to the news.  Also, I may be guilty of writing a few like these…)

When a newspaper gets bought by a blog, it probably goes a little like this… (via hulu):

This Portlandia sketch is the realest video about the internet you will watch today. Plus it has George Wendt.

When a newspaper gets bought by a blog, it probably goes a little like this… (via hulu):

This Portlandia sketch is the realest video about the internet you will watch today. Plus it has George Wendt.

Back to the Future’s Terrible Newspaper

futurejournalismproject:

imageNew York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait explores the inconsistencies in the pseudo-reportage featured in the Back to the Future movies. It seems that even fictional journalism is subject to the same foibles of its real world counterparts. And, obviously, a time machine adds to the problem of revisionist history.

Why it’s hard to take the Wall Street Journal more seriously as a paper of record, not just a news source for some business people…

Why it’s hard to take the Wall Street Journal more seriously as a paper of record, not just a news source for some business people…

Journalists who professed to be political experts were shown to be well connected, well-informed perhaps, but — on the thing that ultimately decided the result: how people were planning to vote — not well educated. They were left reporting opinions, while Nate Silver and others reported research.
Ironic that I didn’t read anything about this in the news today…
via futurejournalismproject:

New York Times Staffers Stage Walkout Over Contract Negotiations
Huffington Post with the story.
For background, see Jim Romenesko here and here.
One of the oddities is that the Times, after working to combine its print and digital operations, is proposing separate contracts for print and digital reporters.
In a memo to colleagues, the Newspaper Guild at the New York Times writes, “Any proposal to dismantle the decade of work that has been done to unify the newsroom, securing its place as the world’s premier news organization, could be laughed off as far-fetched legal gimmickry. After all, that would be an act of self-immolation. But even if it’s not worth serious consideration, it has landed just we are heading at full speed toward a crisis over genuine issues like our pay and benefits.”

Ironic that I didn’t read anything about this in the news today…

via futurejournalismproject:

New York Times Staffers Stage Walkout Over Contract Negotiations

Huffington Post with the story.

For background, see Jim Romenesko here and here.

One of the oddities is that the Times, after working to combine its print and digital operations, is proposing separate contracts for print and digital reporters.

In a memo to colleagues, the Newspaper Guild at the New York Times writes, “Any proposal to dismantle the decade of work that has been done to unify the newsroom, securing its place as the world’s premier news organization, could be laughed off as far-fetched legal gimmickry. After all, that would be an act of self-immolation. But even if it’s not worth serious consideration, it has landed just we are heading at full speed toward a crisis over genuine issues like our pay and benefits.”