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The protests in Hong Kong have been marked by the use of smartphones and social media to bypass Chinese government censorship of the internet....
I was fortunate to take part in the conference at the University of Amsterdam on Social Media and the Transformation of Public Space. There...
The annual conference of the International Communication Association brought together communication, media and journalism scholars from across the world to Seattle for four days....
The #BringBackOur Girls hashtag started out from Nigeria on April 23 and by May 9 had been included in 2,451,529 million tweets. Using Crimson Hexagon’s...
All it took was a single tweet out of context to ignite a Twitter tornado. On Thursday, a tweet from the Colbert Show account,...
Looking back into the archive of Twitter can be an embarrassing affair. That very first tweet may be glib, profound or simply express confusion...
If you work in the news business, tweets with photos or a quote lead to greater engagement. That’s one of the findings from research by...
In less than an hour, a snapshot sent by Ellen DeGeneres during the Oscars became the most retweeted message in the history of Twitter. The selfie was packed with Hollywood stars, from Jennifer Lawrence to Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt to Kevin Spacey. Show More Summary
The slides and audio from my keynote at the Journalism Education Association of Australia annual conference on December 3, 2013, in Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia. When facts are fluid: Emerging best practices to verify information on social media Abstract: Journalists have always had to balance the need to be fast with the need to be right. Show More Summary
Here’s something to sit up and take note – for two days in July, more people visited BBC News on mobile phones than via their computers. The two days were Sunday 14 July and Saturday 20 July. Natalie Malinarich, world editor at BBC News...Show More Summary
The latest annual results from the Guardian suggest that its digital strategy may be paying off. Digital revenue for Guardian News & Media, the publisher of the Guardian and Observer, were up by almost a third to £55.9m. The publisher now receives 28% of its total revenues of £196.3m from digital. Show More Summary
Nancy Baym of Microsoft Research kicked off the session on the transnational dimensions of spreadable media at MIT8. She gave an insight into her research on musicians and international audiences. Her research takes on the two dominant discourses about music audiences. Show More Summary
This year’s Media in Transition (MIT8) conference at MIT addresses question of the shifting nature of the public and the private, kicking off with a panel on oversharing. The panel brings together Feona Attwood, Middlesex University (UK), David Rosen, author and Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University, moderated by Nick Montfort. Show More Summary
Social media has become “indispensable” for journalists, says the latest State of the Media report. The annual report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism highlights the importance of social media to news organisations. Show More Summary
The BBC College of Journalism is a treasure trove of advice, lessons and tips for any budding or experienced journalist. Outside of the UK, it is only available on a subscription basis. The College of Journalism tends to post videos from events on its Youtube channel. Show More Summary
The UK journalism site, journalism.co.uk, has put together a list of 5o blogs on journalism. The list covers “blogging reporters who share their tips and experiences of mobile journalism, blogging journalism educators, and bloggingShow More Summary
When data analysis and visualisation goes wrong: The problem with heatmaps, captured perfectly by xkcd. (Via Danny Sanchez)
As a journalism professor, I spend quite a bit of time talking to students about building up their professional presence online. It is important for students to have an online portfolio that showcases their work and will pop up when a prospective employer searches for them online. Show More Summary
This graphic on the top trends on Twitter in 2012 has been in the bookmarks for a few days. Among the key points: Twitter grew to 500 million users – 140 million are active users 150 million Tweets were posted during the London Olympic games Barack Obama’s “4 more years” photo is now the most retweeted in history A quarter of all top trends were hash tags. The others were
This blog has been somewhat neglected over the past few months. My writing energies have gone into working on my new book, Tell Everyone: How the Stories We Share Shape What We Know and Why It Matters. Tell Everyone shows us how toShow More Summary