How Journalists Use Twitter

The Changing Landscape of U.S. Newsrooms
Author: Alecia Swasy
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498532195
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 110
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How Journalists Use Twitter: The Changing Landscape of U.S. Newsrooms shows how leading reporters and editors at four major metropolitan newspapers are embracing Twitter as a key tool in their daily routines and how the social media platform influences coverage. This book builds on social media research by analyzing newsroom work through the lens of four different communications theories—diffusion of innovation, boundary, social capital and agenda-setting theories. This book will be of interest to scholars of communication, journalism, and new media.

The Social Media Journalist Handbook


Author: Yumi Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351002600
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 150
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The Social Media Journalist Handbook teaches readers how to be a real-world social media journalist, tracing the evolution of the field to its current-day practice. This book establishes social media journalism as the latest and one of the most effective ways to practice journalism in the 21st century. It features insights from top recruiters, editors, and senior producers working in the field, as well exercises that aid readers in developing the practical skills necessary to work successfully with social media. Readers will come away from the book with the knowledge to build strong social media strategies across different budgets, employing evergreen principles that work for different, ever-changing platforms. They’ll learn how to reach and engage with the maximum number of people, as well as find sources, raise one’s profile, conduct research, and produce stories. This book also features additional material online for instructors.

Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media


Author: James E. Katz,Kate K. Mays
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019090027X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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Truth qualities of journalism are under intense scrutiny in today's world. Journalistic scandals have eroded public confidence in mainstream media while pioneering news media compete to satisfy the public's appetite for news. Still worse is the specter of "fake news" that looms over media and political systems that underpin everything from social stability to global governance. This volume aims to illuminate the contentious media landscape to help journalism students, scholars, and professionals understand contemporary conditions and arm them to deal with a spectrum of new developments ranging from technology and politics to best practices. Fake news is among the greatest of these concerns, and can encompass everything from sarcastic or ironic humor to bot-generated, made-up stories. It can also include the pernicious transmission of selected, biased facts, the use of incomplete or misleadingly selective framing of stories, and photographs that editorially convey certain characteristics. This edited volume contextualizes the current "fake news problem." Yet it also offers a larger perspective on what seems to be uniquely modern, computer-driven problems. We must remember that we have lived with the problem of people having to identify, characterize, and communicate the truth about the world around them for millennia. Rather than identify a single culprit for disseminating misinformation, this volume examines how news is perceived and identified, how news is presented to the public, and how the public responds to news. It considers social media's effect on the craft of journalism, as well as the growing role of algorithms, big data, and automatic content-production regimes. As an edited collection, this volume gathers leading scholars in the fields of journalism and communication studies, philosophy, and the social sciences to address critical questions of how we should understand journalism's changing landscape as it relates to fundamental questions about the role of truth and information in society.

Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age


Author: Jennifer Stromer-Galley
Publisher: Oxford Studies in Digital Poli
ISBN: 0190694041
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 312
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As the plugged-in presidential campaign has arguably reached maturity, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age challenges popular claims about the democratizing effect of Digital Communication Technologies (DCTs). Analyzing campaign strategies, structures, and tactics from the past six presidential election cycles, Stromer-Galley reveals how, for all their vaunted inclusivity and tantalizing promise of increased two-way communication between candidates and the individuals who support them, DCTs have done little to change the fundamental dynamics of campaigns. The expansion of new technologies has presented candidates with greater opportunities to micro-target potential voters, cheaper and easier ways to raise money, and faster and more innovative ways to respond to opponents. The need for communication control and management, however, has made campaigns slow and loathe to experiment with truly interactive internet communication technologies. Citizen involvement in the campaign historically has been and, as this book shows, continues to be a means to an end: winning the election for the candidate. For all the proliferation of apps to download, polls to click, videos to watch, and messages to forward, the decidedly undemocratic view of controlled interactivity is how most campaigns continue to operate. In the fully revised second edition, Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age examines election cycles from 1996, when the World Wide Web was first used for presidential campaigning, through 2016 when campaigns had the full power of advertising on social media sites. As the book charts changes in internet communication technologies, it shows how, even as campaigns have moved from a mass mediated to a networked paradigm, the possibilities these shifts in interactivity seem to promise for citizen input and empowerment remain farther than a click away.

Journalism at the Crossroads

crisis and opportunity for the press
Author: Margaret Simons
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 1921942177
Category: Social Science
Page: 96
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A lively, spirited, and stirring critique of what is wrong with the Australian press — and how we might go about fixing it. As newspaper subscription-rates decline, and mastheads lament what appears to be a broken business model, the future of journalism is uncertain. Yet, in an age of spin and the sideshow syndrome, quality journalism is more essential than ever before. How do we resolve the contradictions, and map out a path forward? And what do we mean by ‘quality’? As we face new, digital models for journalism, what might be worth preserving about the old models? How can journalists embrace new forms of media and technology, and engage more directly with their readers? Can journalism continue to contribute to a vibrant and robust democracy? In Journalism at the Crossroads, journalist and media commentator Dr Margaret Simons explores the challenges and opportunities facing journalists as they confront the digital revolution and grapple with the changing role of journalism. Simons considers the role of the journalist in this new media landscape, why we still need quality news reporting, how new technologies can enhance traditional reporting, ways in which journalists and citizens can work together to break stories, and how media organisations can reinvigorate their newsrooms by engaging directly with the community. The imperative to think about new ways of journalism has arrived, and it is time for all of us — citizens and journalists alike — to become involved in this vital debate.

If You Lived Here You'd Be Home By Now

Why We Traded the Commuting Life for a Little House on the Prairie
Author: Christopher Ingraham
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062861492
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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The hilarious, charming, and candid story of writer Christopher Ingraham’s decision to uproot his life and move his family to Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, population 1,400—the community he made famous as “the worst place to live in America” in a story he wrote for the Washington Post. Like so many young American couples, Chris Ingraham and his wife Briana were having a difficult time making ends meet as they tried to raise their twin boys in the East Coast suburbs. One day, Chris – in his role as a “data guy” reporter at the Washington Post – stumbled on a study that would change his life. It was a ranking of America’s 3,000+ counties from ugliest to most scenic. He quickly scrolled to the bottom of the list and gleefully wrote the words “The absolute worst place to live in America is (drumroll please) … Red Lake County, Minn.” The story went viral, to put it mildly. Among the reactions were many from residents of Red Lake County. While they were unflappably polite – it’s not called “Minnesota Nice” for nothing – they challenged him to look beyond the spreadsheet and actually visit their community. Ingraham, with slight trepidation, accepted. Impressed by the locals’ warmth, humor and hospitality – and ever more aware of his financial situation and torturous commute – Chris and Briana eventually decided to relocate to the town he’d just dragged through the dirt on the Internet. If You Lived Here You’d Be Home by Now is the story of making a decision that turns all your preconceptions – good and bad -- on their heads. In Red Lake County, Ingraham experiences the intensity and power of small-town gossip, struggles to find a decent cup of coffee, suffers through winters with temperatures dropping to forty below zero, and unearths some truths about small-town life that the coastal media usually miss. It’s a wry and charming tale – with data! -- of what happened to one family brave enough to move waaaay beyond its comfort zone

Principles of American Journalism

An Introduction
Author: Stephanie Craft,Charles N. Davis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415890160
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 234
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In a rapidly changing media landscape, what becomes of journalism? Designed to engage, inspire and challenge students while laying out the fundamental principles of the craft, Principles of American Journalism introduces students to the core values of journalism and its singularly important role in a democracy. From the First Amendment to Facebook, Stephanie Craft and Charles N. Davis provide a comprehensive exploration of the guiding principles of journalisme"the ethical and legal foundations of the profession, its historical and modern precepts, the economic landscape, the relationships among journalism and other social institutions, and the key issues and challenges that contemporary journalists face. Case studies, discussion questions and field exercises help students to think critically about journalisme(tm)s function in society, creating mindful practitioners of journalism and more informed media consumers. With its bottom line under assault, its values being challenged from without and from within and its future anything but certain, it has never been more important to think about whate(tm)s unique about journalism. This text is ideal for use in introductory Principles of Journalism courses, and the companion website provides a full complement of student and instructor resources to enhance the learning experience and connect to the latest news issues and events.

Journalism Next: A Practical Guide to Digital Reporting and Publishing, 2nd Edition


Author: Mark Briggs
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1452227853
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 341
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Do you want to help build what's next for journalism? Then jump into Mark Briggs' proven guide for leveraging digital technology to do better journalism. The media landscape changes with such ferocious speed that as soon as new technologies gain a foothold, older ones become obsolete. To keep ahead and abreast of these ever-evolving tools and techniques, Briggs offers practical and timely guidance for both the seasoned professional looking to get up to speed and the digital native looking to root their tech know-how in real journalistic principles. Learn how to effectively blog, crowdsource, use mobile applications, mine databases, and expertly capture audio and video to report with immediacy, cultivate community, and tell compelling stories. Journalism Next will improve digital literacy, fast. Briggs begins with the basics and then explores specialized skills in multimedia so you can better manage online communities and build an online audience. Journalism Next is a quick read and roadmap you'll reference time and time again. Dive into any chapter and start mastering a new skill right away. And for today's journalist, who can afford to waste any time?

American Journalism Review

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Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Journalism
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Powerful PR Strategies for Success (Collection)


Author: Deirdre Breakenridge,Brian Solis
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133087301
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 828
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A brand new collection of state-of-the-art insights into public relations, from practitioner Deirdre Breakenridge. Master Supercharged PR Techniques Based on the Latest Social and Online Platforms! Three great books help you leverage the latest social media and online platforms to transform the way you do PR--and the results you achieve! In Social Media and Public Relations: Eight New Practices for the PR Professional, social marketing pioneer Deirdre Breakenridge teaches and demonstrates the eight new skills and mindsets you need to build brands and engage customers in a social world. This concise, action-oriented book shows practitioners how to systematically expand their roles, improve their processes, and sharpen their strategies to engage with today’s more sophisticated and socialized customers. Next, in Putting the Public Back in Public Relations: How Social Media Is Reinventing the Aging Business of PR, Breakenridge and Brian Solis show how to bring the “public” back into public relations and get results traditional PR people can only dream about. Drawing on their unparalleled experience, they present powerful new ways to build the relationships that matter and reach a new generation of influencers…leverage platforms ranging from Twitter to Facebook…embed yourself in communities that are shaping the future. Finally, in PR 2.0: New Media, New Tools, New Audiences, Breakenridge helps you master the full spectrum of online tools to build meaningful two-way conversations with everyone who matters to you. Choose the right strategies for each PR scenario and environment, keep the best Web 1.0 tools, stop using outmoded, counterproductive tactics, and master new best practices ranging from online newsrooms to advanced research and analytics. From world-renowned leaders in social media and modern public relations Deirdre Breakenridgeand Brian Solis