Media Insider: Social Media-Based Reporting, The Problem with Formulaic Coverage and More Media Moves
Social Media-Based Reported.ly Launches a Website But its Social-First Approach Remains Central (World Editors Forum Blog)
Reported.ly is a new “social-media newsroom” owned by First Look Media, a company committed to editorial independence. The website, launched last week, focuses on gathering news through social media platforms and local communities. This method of “participatory journalism” exemplifies community engagement through social media.
Nepal Earthquake: Why Truth Was a Casualty in Rush to Formulaic Coverage (College of Journalism at the BBC Academy)
The editor of the Nepali Times, Kunda Dixit, offers his observations of the coverage by foreign correspondents in the days following the April 25 Nepal earthquake. His take is that too many foreign correspondents (not all) fall into the trap of telling the “same old” disaster story, exaggerating reports on damage and focusing on the city, which “takes the story on a tangent away from the real needs on the ground.” Dixit’s takeaway is that facts can, in fact, lie – especially when facts are selected to embellish a story.
Infographic: How to Create Great Journalism Online (David Higgerson’s Blog)
Following the Regional Press Awards, UK journalist and publisher David Higgerson created an infographic depicting “a recipe for great digital journalism.” The graphic visually displays the intersection of digital storytelling, technology and audience awareness to find “great” journalism, and was inspired by Birmingham Mail, winner of both website of the year and the digital award.
Writers often overlook conferences that do not focus on writing and journalism. But, attending events related to other industries could open up a new revenue stream for writers and prove to be highly beneficial. The author provides 5 ways writers can benefit from attending conferences on broader subjects, including meeting potential sources and connecting with people who need writers.
Media Moves and News for Week of May 26 (PR Newswire’s Media Moves)
Media Moves keeps you up to date with who went where in the world of media. This week’s edition includes multiple moves at USA Today, a new publisher for Entertainment Weekly and new additions at CNN.
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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.