Twitter Isn’t Journalism, Or Is It? Perhaps It’s the Wrong Question to Ask Brian Solis
Apparently, the “is blogging journalism?” question is dead, now it’s “Is tweeting journalism?”
Demand Media Buys Liveblogging Tool CoverItLive
“On the heels of its entry to the public market, content farm Demand Media has just acquired CoverItLive, a liveblogging tool. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.”
Using Twitter to increase safety awareness
“In the past week, an as-yet-unidentified man has been entering unlocked homes in Chapel Hill and stroking the legs of women while they sleep. This is of course unwelcome and jarring news, particularly for those in the quiet college town that surrounds UNC, where three years ago this week the student body president was kidnapped and brutally killed (her door was also unlocked). The Daily Tar Heel has been on the story since the first incident last Friday, and since then I’ve mulled how I could use our social media accounts to make students aware of the potential threat.”
MediaShift Idea Lab . Telling Better Stories by Designing Custom Maps Using TileMill | PBS
The trick now is to radically reduce the barrier to entry for making these overlays and custom base maps. This is the exact goal we had for our recently released TileMill, which is fully open sourced and built on top of fantastic open source tools.
Takeaways for journalists from today’s Apple announcement: Better reporting tools and an ebook boom » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
“The iPad is a wonderful device for couches and beds. It’s been less great for getting work done — particularly the kind of app-hopping work that many journalists do. The primary reason is that the iPad 1 didn’t have enough RAM to consistently keep several web pages open at the same time. If you’re assembling writing a deadline story by shuffling between something in Gmail, four open webpages, plus the web entry of your CMS, the iPad’s memory would run out and force you to reload those pages — sometimes meaning you’d lose the work in progress on that CMS page.”
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