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Jul 20 2014

“Gunman at Yale” So worth tweeting! How ‘citizen journalists’ can turn a drama into a crisis on social media

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Last year, on the first day of Thanksgiving break, I was sleeping in my dorm room at Yale when I got waken up by a phone call from school: there was allegedly a gunman on campus. That was only three months … Continue reading

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May 2 2014

Twitter: Dead or Alive?

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Is Twitter an over-inflated balloon that has lost its way? Or is it a fast-growing social media broadcast platform that’s about to go profit ballistic? The answer reveals a lot about the gap between our expectations and the reality of … Continue reading

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Dec 4 2013

Alec J Ross – My Media World Today And What I Would Like To Change About It

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Alec J Ross was Hillary Clinton’s digital advisor when she was US Secretary of State. He advised on the 21st Century Statecraft programme that saw the US diplomatic service take to social media and millions of dollars go to media … Continue reading

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Nov 27 2013

Twitter: 5 Dangers For Journalists

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Twitter is a good example of a social media network tool that can make journalism much more efficient and also more open. It improves journalists’ connective potential, to gather news, opinion and attention but also to disseminate their own content … Continue reading

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Oct 11 2013

The good and bad history lessons of social media

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This report on our first Media Agenda Talk of the season by The Economist’s Tom Standage, is by Polis intern Meg Charlton. Follow @PolisLSE for live tweets from the talks. Social media is nothing new according to Tom Standage. He … Continue reading

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Apr 25 2013

To 2020 and beyond: threats and opportunities to public service media across Europe

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I recently chaired (and contributed to) an all-day seminar workshop with a group of European public service broadcasters who are trying to (re-)define the trends that are changing their work. Not just journalism, but across the board. They want to … Continue reading

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Apr 19 2013

Boston: just another day in the news revolution?

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What does the Boston bombing tell us about how news is changing? This post was written while it was happening, so it’s a first draft and  I welcome further thoughts and feedback. It was an exceptional story but I think … Continue reading

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Mar 14 2013

Newsmaking in the Twittersphere – some new international data on how journalism flows through the microblog network (guest blog) #twitter

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Marco Toledo Bastos is a man with a lot of data on Twitter and how it is used as a stream for accessing news from mainstream journalism brands in a variety of countries. He is a visiting research research fellow at … Continue reading

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Mar 5 2013

What Good Is Twitter? (for public service journalism?) New Polis Report

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How can journalists working in public service newsrooms use social media to improve the quality of their work? Polis has a new report out by EBU Fellow Nadja Hahn that asks, What Use Is Twitter? This research paper is a … Continue reading

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Sep 24 2012

Help! What is the value of social media to public service journalism?

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Added value for society is generally speaking what public service journalism aims for.  But what’s the public value of a tweet? How should public service journalists use Twitter and the rest of social media to produce public value? How do we … Continue reading

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