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Why Is Facebook Engagement Suddenly Dropping?

Publishers big and small are finding that outside Facebook’s walled garden, the social landscape has become increasingly barren. When Facebook rolled …

The first website went online 25 years ago today

If the web were a person, it wouldn't have trouble renting a car from now on: the world's first website, Tim Berners-Lee's World Wide Web, went online 25 years ago today. The inaugural page wasn't truly public when it went live at CERN on December 20th, 1990 (that wouldn't happen until August …

On 'the digital frontline', over half of journalists are exposed to traumatic UGC several times a week

A new study from the Eyewitness Media Hub highlights the current attitudes to vicarious trauma in newsrooms

Data-informed: How the Guardian and the FT use newsroom analytics

How much should analytics data influence journalists' work and is there a recipe for measuring impact?

BBC Blogs - College of Journalism - When the floods hit, a trusted voice was as vital as an update on Twitter

When the floods hit, a trusted voice was as vital as an update on Twitter<p>Mark ElliottManaging editor, BBC Radio Cumbria<p>Comments<p>In a digital age where news and information is available and constantly updated via a seemingly infinite number of sources, you might think that good old local radio has …

Alibaba buys the South China Morning Post: Full Q&A with executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai

In a wide-ranging interview, Joseph Tsai, executive vice chairman of Alibaba Group, explains the thinking behind the e-commerce giant’s decision to …

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Investigating the network: The top 10 articles from the year in digital news and social media research

We sift through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 10 of the most interesting studies about social and digital media published in 2015.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and …

Pew study: When it comes to political news, Facebook has become local TV for millennials

For baby boomers, local TV is the top source for politics news. Millennials are getting it from their News Feeds.<p>Need more proof of the role Facebook is playing in the distribution of news? Among Americans born between 1981 and 1996 — a.k.a millennials — 61 percent get political news from Facebook …

How reporters can make the most of Twitter's newest features

• Social Media<br>During a recent webinar, Niketa Patel, Twitter's manager of news partnerships, let reporters in on how they can use the platform to the …

5 ways De Correspondent is building communities around its journalism

The Dutch online news platform now counts more than 42,000 paid members, after launching with a succesful crowdfunding campaign in September 2013

How NYT’s research lab maps the future role of technology in news

Matt Boggie, executive director of The New York Times research and development lab, outlines some of the trends the team is monitoring to ensure the …

Report: Technology trends journalists should watch in 2016

Bots, ambient interfaces and 'intentional rabbit holes' are some of the trends outlined in Webbmedia Group's annual trends report

Defining and Teaching News Literacy

As the production of journalism changes dramatically, educators need to think carefully about how best to prepare young people as media consumers. …

The Guardian: Giving Data To Journalists

Data has become essential to newsrooms. It is used to inform how audiences access news, at what time and for how long. Journalists and editors can …

BBC Blogs - College of Journalism - Viewing shocking eyewitness media is ‘as traumatic as frontline reporting’

Viewing shocking eyewitness media is ‘as traumatic as frontline reporting’<p>Sam Dubberleyis co-founder/director, Eyewitness Media Hub @samdubberley<p>Comments<p><i>A study published by</i> <i>Eyewitness Media Hub</i> <i>sheds new light on the extent of secondary</i> <i>trauma</i> <i>suffered by journalists exposed to a regular stream of</i> …

Could Facebook be the next big platform for podcasts?

WNYC is experimenting with sharing “audiograms” on social networks, taking advantage of Facebook’s new video player.<p>Would you log into your Facebook account and listen to a podcast?<p>In some ways, it could make a lot of sense: People are spending tons of time on Facebook anyway, so why not listen to …

Micropayment platform Blendle will launch a U.S. beta in early 2016

The Dutch micropayment startup debuted its German version this fall.<p>Blendle is coming to the United States.<p>The Dutch micropayment platform said Wednesday that it plans to launch a closed beta version of the site in the United States in early 2016, followed by a public launch a few months later. The …

The N.C. Newsroom Cooperative wants to give independent journalists a home base

The cooperative is based out of a new coworking space in Research Triangle Park and will host programming, help member journalists forge connections, and potentially even offer an online catalog to promote their work.<p>Newsroom layoffs and consolidations have rattled North Carolina papers as deeply …

Philadelphia news site Billy Penn is creating a guide to mobile journalism » Nieman Journalism Lab

The Philadelphia news site Billy Penn said Thursday that it’s releasing an online guide for mobile journalism, aimed at helping other news organizations navigate the ever-changing world of mobile-focused news. The project is being supported by a $106,000 grant from the Knight Foundation.<p>Billy Penn, …

Serial season 2 starts today, with podcast previews on Facebook

The second season of Serial launched Thursday. Episode previews and supplemental materials will be made available through Facebook, as part of a broad new distribution strategy that also includes Pandora, Vine, and a TV show.<p>Following months of waiting and anxious speculation, the second season of …

Twitter Will Finally Start Making Money off People Without Twitter Accounts

This is the moment Twitter investors have been waiting for.<p>This is the moment Twitter investors have been waiting for.<p>Twitter announced Thursday that it will start showing ads to its “logged out” audience, a group of roughly 500 million people who visit Twitter every month but who don’t have active …

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Welcome

Hello, everyone. We’re back. Yes, at last! We’ve launched Season Two.<p>Our first season was about a murder case few people had heard about. Season Two …

A new class at USC is teaching students how to produce stories specifically for social media

Called the JEDI Desk, the class is focused on everything from Snapchat and Facebook to 360-degree virtual reality video.<p>The video looks like something you might seen on a site like BuzzFeed or Mic: Two women — one a Spanish speaker, the other an Arabic speaker — are asked how to say different words …

Facebook Bends to Publishers, Tweaks Instant Articles Advertising

Publishers said restrictions made it too hard for them to generate revenue<p>By<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JackMarshall<p>Google+<p>jack.marshall@wsj.com<p>Facebook FB -0.61% is changing the advertising policies for its Instant Articles platform, after publishers said …

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Apple Updates Its News App to Make It More Like a ... Newspaper

There's also an update for publishers, too. Will that make you use it?<p>Apple is tweaking its News app, with hopes of making the personalized newsreader more appealing for both users and publishers.<p>Apple’s update for its iOS app, which begins rolling out today, has two components. Only one of them …

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Twitter Is Testing Timelines That Aren't in Chronological Order

Say goodbye to Twitter’s most useful feature.<p>Are you a loyal Twitter user? Brace yourself, because your favorite social media platform might get turned on its head: Twitter is experimenting with a new way of sorting your timeline that breaks with the reverse-chronological format it has used since …

Sinclair Acquired and Will Relaunch Mobile News Site Circa

TV station owner plans to hire 70 journalists for new push in digital media<p>By<p>Keach Hagey<p>Keach Hagey<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@keachhagey<p>keach.hagey<p>Google+<p>Keach.Hagey@wsj.com<p>Sinclair Broadcast Group , SBGI -4.01% Inc., the owner of the most local TV stations in the country, has purchased and …

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Rompendo fronteiras entre jornalismo, quadrinhos e ativismo

“Casualties of war” (“vítimas da guerra”), por Miguel Villlalba Sanchez (Espanha). Texto do cartum: vítima do terrorismo / dano colateral<p><i>Portal</i> …