Around the Wire: Experiments in Journalism, New Life for Old News & Latest Media Moves

Welcome to Around the Wire, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week.

Photo by European Parliament; used under CC by 2.0

Photo by European Parliament; used under CC BY-NC-ND

The Experiment: 14 Students. 10 Weeks. One Search for Media’s Cutting Edge (Columbia Journalism Review)

Take a look at the digital media landscape and you’ll quickly see there’s more than one way to produce and consume news. In this Columbia Journalism Review article, 14 grad students dive into some of the more experiemental ways that news organizations are gathering and sharing content today.

Instant Articles: A Revolution in Journalism (Society of Professional Journalists Blogs Network)

Facebook took steps this week to increase its role as an important resource for the media. With the launch of its Instant Articles initiative, nine publishers including the New York Times and the BBC will host content on the social media platform. According to SPJ Community Coordinator Alex Veeneman, it’s a step that “will have significant implications on journalists working on the web.” Veeneman acknowledges this is just the beginning of a changed relationship between social media and content and how they affect audience engagement.

AP Brings a New Audience to Stories of the Distant (and Not-so-distant) News (Poynter)

Poignant stories from The Associated Press are finding new life in paperbacks and e-books. The AP’s latest book titled World War II: Unforgettable Stories and Photographs by Correspondents of The Associated Press commemorates the 70th anniversary of V-E Day and graphically chronicles six years of war. The association has published 19 of these books covering news-dominating topics like cannabis, historic events such as The Fall of the Berlin Wall, and influential figures in history like Pope Francis.

How to Navigate Eyewitness Media Verification and Avoid Viral Misinformation (World Forum Blog)

During a panel on the “Future of User Engagement” at European Journalism Centre’s News Impact Summit Paris, several media experts and editors spoke about the need for journalists to further develop online verification skills, especially when approaching content generated by users. This piece offers a few tips on photo copyright checks, how to verify content at its source and what it takes to protect those who upload content.

Media News and Moves for the Week of May 11 (PR Newswire’s Media Moves)

Media Moves keeps you up to date with who went where in the world of media. This edition includes a promotion at USA Today, a new science reporter for The New York Times and an additional senior editor at The Huffington Post.

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Stephanie de Ruiter is an audience researcher with PR Newswire keeping up with media moves throughout the nation with a focus on blogs and online publications.

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