Do you think nonprofit journalism’s reliance on philanthropic donors and...– Rick Cohen, in his response to Andrew Beaujon’s commentary on the Texas Tribune’s nonprofit journalism. via Nonprofit Quarterly: The author, Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon, draws on a blog posting by journalist Stephen Robert Morse suggesting a couple of problems with the nonprofit business model of...
Google is about to launch a new commenting system that will tie into the search...– Google to Launch Third-Party Commenting Platform to Rival Facebook (via thenextweb) Get ready!
Oh, How Pinteresting!: Updated Pinterest Terms →
Meet the Brian Stelter of Al Qaeda →
producermatthew: Al Qaeda operative and media critic Adam Gadahn really liked MSNBC — but it was better with Olbermann — and hates FOX News according to a letter obtained by the Washington Post (as reported by Talking Points Memo). Gadahn also spoke highly of “ABC and CBS, citing Brian Russ as a favorite journalist — likely ABC News’ investigative reporter Brian Ross.” Read the rest of this...
The 140 Best Twitter Feeds of 2012 | TIME.com →
producermatthew: onaissues: TIME just released their list of the Best Twitter Feeds. Jim Romenesko has collected a short list of the best News and Information accounts for you. Who would you add to this list? Are you on Twitter? Follow us @ONA and say hello. Oh neat. I’m on this list. Congrats Matthew!
Knight News Challenge: Using Data to Unify Special... →
jenleereeves: newschallenge: 1. What do you propose to do? [20 words] A site that will match special needs families with resources they need on a local, county, state and national level. 2. Is anyone doing something like this now and how is your project different? [30 words] There are states and non-profits that share… I’d like to introduce my news challenge proposal. It came directly from...
KONY = Most Viral Video
If you have been on Facebook within the past week, I am sure you have probably seen this video. It is a very emotional video. It also-as of Sunday, March 18 at 10:30 p.m.-has more than 82 million views on YouTube. This video has hit Facebook and Twitter with HUGE response. http://youtu.be/Y4MnpzG5Sqc So huge it is been recognized as the most viral video ever. ...
Newspaper sales slid to 1984 level in 2011
In the poorest showing since 1984, advertising revenues at newspapers last year fell 7.3% to $23.9 billion, according to figures quietly published Wednesday by the Newspaper Association of America. http://newsosaur.blogspot.com/
Five Reasons the Kony Video Went Viral
Kony 2012, the documentary about a Ugandan rebel leader has been viewed more than 112 million times in less than a week. Business Week reports that it has become the most viral video in history. http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2012-03-12/kony-2012-most-viral-video-in-history Here are five reasons why: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-16/five-reasons-the-kony-video-went-viral#p1
After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops...
Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print. After facing the realities of the digital age, and due to competition from Wikipedia, it will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias. http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/after-244-years-encyclopaedia-britannica-stops-the-presses/ A Business Week writer says this transition will help foster knowledge-building, because more people...
Highlights and Takeaways from SXSW
SXSW Interactive, an annual festival that focuses on emerging technology, took place in Austin Texas from March 9-13. Here are some highlights from the festival! http://www.lostremote.com/2012/03/15/social-tv-highlights-and-takeaways-from-sxsw/
Apple Will Announce How It Will Use $100B in Cash
Apple’s outsized cash reserves are currently just under $100 billion. How does the company plan to use that money? Find out tomorrow morning when Apple will broadcast a conference call at 8 a.m.! http://techcrunch.com/2012/03/18/apple-will-tell-us-monday-how-it-plans-to-use-its-100b-in-cash/
New Nielsen Ratings to Measure TV and Online Ads... →
Interactive Ads Encourage Viewers to SM
Social Media is becoming prevalent in ads. Especially the new JCP ads-
Social Media Madness
Social Media played a HUGE interactive role in the kick-off to March Madness. Especially in the game with our beloved Tigers. http://www.app.com/article/20120318/NJSPORTS02/303180080/March-Madness-upsets-light-up-social-media?odyssey=nav%7Chead
KONY = Most Viral Video
If you have been on Facebook within the past week, I am sure you have probably seen this video. <iframe width=”560” height=”315” src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/Y4MnpzG5Sqc” frameborder=”0” allowfullscreen></iframe> It is a very emotional video. It also-as of Sunday, March 18 at 10:30 p.m.-has more than 82 million views on YouTube....
When Mike Daisey lied to national radio audiences on This American Life, lied to...– Max Fisher, The Atlantic. The Tragedy of Mike Daisey’s Lies About China. Background. (via futurejournalismproject)
The Retraction Hammer Comes Down →
parislemon: John Gruber is all over the fallout of the This American Life/Mike Daisey fiasco. The New York Times ran an op-ed by Daisey about his fabricated tales (the day after Steve Jobs passed away, no less). CBS News had a report in January widely citing Daisey. So far, this all appears to be unrelated to the separate NYT article that kicked off the “iEconomy” series. But is there any...
Apple Factory Reporter Lied to Us, Says 'This... →
A scathing report by performance artist Mike Daisey looking at working conditions in the Chinese Foxconn facilities where iPhones and other popular tech products are manufactured was “partially fabricated,” according to This American Life, the radio show that aired the episode. “Regrettably, …
5 Secrets Of "Top Chef" From Their SXSW Panel |... →
The Dark Side of Facebook
Twitter data sales deal sparks new privacy... →
How much data is Twitter turning over to marketing companies?
Tornado victims flock to Facebook for helping hand →
People in the Tornado ravaged Midwest are sharing thier stories on FB while they have lost everything.
PinClout vs. Klout →
PinClout launched a week ago to measure influence on the fast-growing website, Pinterest. They say their aim is to “provide analytics tools to businesses so they can increase their influence.” Great idea, right? Well Klout doesn’t seem to think so—they sent a cease and desist letter for copying their name/idea.
ESPN Brings 200+ College Basketball Games to... →
“This is the first time the worldwide leader in sports has turned to the world’s dominant social network to deliver live content.” Pretty cool way to watch the upcoming conference games!
First Live Play on YouTube →
In a YouTube first, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, and Jamie Lee Curtis all starred in the live play “8,” which hopes to raise awareness about Proposition 8. It’ll be interesting to see if it works, and if it will even advance the case against Prop. 8!
Facebook Briefly Incorporates 'Interest Lists' →
The feature was up for less than a day, but it makes you wonder if Facebook has eventual plans for users to opt in to certain brand pages’ messages and advertisements.