What news organizations can learn from the latest Facebook changes

If your Facebook feed is like mine, it has been full of complaints recently over the latest Facebook changes. People don’t like the Twitteresque status-update feed down the right-hand side. They don’t think Facebook should decide what “stories” are likely Continue reading

Save the Media’s top posts of 2009

I can hardly believe it has been more than a year since I started this blog. Back in those early days, I had hardly any readers. I was writing for myself, but bit by bit some of you started to Continue reading

A journalist’s guide to the ethics of social media

A friend, Glenn Coin, has asked me to guest lecture about the ethics of social media for his Utica College journalism class, so I figured I’d blog my lesson plan to save time — and spread the message. I thought Continue reading

Nine ways a journalist uses Twitter

So you’ve signed onto Twitter, but how do you use it as a journalist? I’ve written about this before and offered some suggestions, but I think it needs repeating. I keep hearing journalists say: “But I don’t get it.” A Continue reading

How journalists can create communities of readers

One of the points I mentioned in my tips for fostering¬†an online-first newsroom is that journalists need to connect with readers by creating communities. I think it’s a point that requires more elaboration. What does it mean to create a Continue reading

Tips on Facebook, crowd sourcing and Twitter for journalists

I’m finding so much useful stuff on the blogosphere,¬† I just had to do another short takes. I hope you find them as useful as I did. Crowd sourcing: If you have no idea what crowd sourcing is or how Continue reading