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RealWire has launched a new tool for "curating the media on Twitter." Lissted, which allows you to search for journalists and bloggers and monitor the media on Twitter, already has a database of over 10,000 journalists, and media professionals can request to be listed by filling out a form and linking their Twitter accounts. The Next Web reports.

A Dutch start-up is developing a Farmville-like Facebook game, NewsGame, that will generate original reporting (and pay for it), reports the Nieman Lab.

The late New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid’s death raises questions of how to keep journalists safe in war zones. Steve Myers from Poynter reports.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-26 17:48

Clay Shirky for Nieman Lab on Gawker's method of managing comments to make sure the best ones rise to the surface.

The evolution of WordPress from a simple blogging platform and open source project to a content management system, and finally to a Paas (Platform as a Service), according to Adii Pienaar, the CEO and co-founder of WooThemes, one of the largest theme and infrastructure providers for WordPress sites, for GigaOM.

The Independent’s publisher is considering locating all of its titles (the Independent, i, the Independent on Sunday and the Evening Standard) on a single floor in its current base in London’s Kensignton, which is already “bulging at the seams,” and encouraging journalists to work from home, as radical cost-cutting measures. Roy Greenslade reports for the Guardian.

Author

Amy Hadfield

Date

2012-06-25 17:51

Meet the 25 most dangerous people in financial media (in a good way), according to the Huffington Post.

No longer lone wolves with lenses, photojournalists are increasingly traveling in packs, writes James Estrin for The New York TimesLens Blog.

The “Surface” - Microsoft's tablet – was introduced yesterday, reports The New York TimesMashable’s Lance Ulanoff evaluates.

British journalists not covered by the Press Complaints Commission could lose their right to press cards, reports the Guardian.

Regional UK newspaper publisher Johnston Press announces more job cuts in Yorkshire and the Midlands, reports Andrew Pugh of PressGazette.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-19 18:09

Nearly 50 media outlets and media advocacy groups signed a letter on Thursday asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow live news coverage inside its walls for the first time during the decision on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, reports AP via the Huffington Post. Check out The New York Times’ interactive feature on the Supreme Court decision, expected to take place later this month.

Seven judges of Britain's Supreme Court dismissed as "without merit" Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's "last attempt" at appealing against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes, reports the BBC. Extradition proceedings are due to begin after a two-week grace period.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-15 16:51

MediaStorm,  an online documentary multimedia producer that used to offer its content for free, has launched a "Pay Per Story" model. While unveiling two new films (A Shadow Remains and Rite of Passage) Executive Producer Brian Storm explains why the site is now charging $1.99 for access to a story.

At the intersection of “the side of light in the newsroom” and the “more lucrative shadowland of PR,” Press Gazette guest poster Martin MacConnol, CEO of content marketing agency Wardour, urges journalists to consider a sector in growth.

With the release of Apple’s iOS 6 update, anticipated later this year, the lives of Mac-using on-the-go bloggers will improve; the update will allow users to upload media to WordPress blogs from their iPhones, iPads or iPod touches. “For bloggers and image sharers, the tiny upgrade is a game changer,” says Matt Brian of The Next Web.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-13 17:08

Are you what Jake Levine of News.me calls a “sadistic news consumer”? The Nieman Lab's Andrew Phelps, who has had to upgrade the RAM in his iMac to handle all of Chrome’s open tabs, writes about the virtues of less, not more.

The rapidly expanding newyorker.com has just recruited former Wired contributing editor Jonah Lehrer, and “there’s more stuff planned.” Capital New York's Joe Pompeo interviews Nicholas Thompson, digital editor of The New Yorker.

Charge more, print less - Reuters opinion columnist Jack Shafer on the liquidation and watering down of newspapers.

Journalists at Associated Press vote “overwhelmingly” for strike action in response to end of final salary pension scheme, reports the Press Gazette’s Andrew Pugh.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-06 16:34

More than 180 US newspapers now have some form of paywall in place, according to a report from Newspapers & Technology, and that number is destined to grow as various chains, such as Gannett and Lee Enterprises extend the roll out of digital subscription models across their newspapers.

Commuters rejoice: you need never again be caught rushing into a plane or train without having downloaded the day’s stories. News.me and Instapaper now use geofencing to let your location tell your digital device when to update your content, reports the Nieman Lab.

More good news for commuters: Atlantic Media is gathering elite journalists for a new mobile- and tablet-focused product, Quartz, reports AdWeek.

Author

Emma Knight

Date

2012-06-05 10:33

The UK Supreme Court is preparing to decide next Wednesday whether Julian Assange should be deported to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault, reports the Guardian. The paper writes that the verdict is likely to hinge on the judges’ decision over whether the European Arrest Warrant issued for Assange is valid.

El Pais has posted a video interview with John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media, who explains the “digital first” philosophy that underpins his company. “Technology is 100% of the future,” he says.

Press Gazette reports that the Sun’s Fabulous magazine is re-launching its website in a new, blog-style format. The article notes that stories used to be posted on the website just once a week, but now, according to editor Rachel Richardson, it will be edited “literally minute by minute.”

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-05-23 15:34

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas reports that a journalist has been kidnapped by three armed men in the northeastern Mexican state of Sonora. Marcos Ávila covers crime for the paper El Regional de Sonora.

The European Journalism Centre has posted a video interview with Dimitri Muratov, Editor-in-Chief of the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta, about social media’s role in investigative journalism.

Paul Egglestone, digital coordinator at the University of Central Lancashire's School of Journalism, writes in a blog post for the BBC College of Journalism that his department is developing a new platform for community news, which fuses newsprint and digital technology.

Press Gazette reports that Johnston Press is preparing to switch two of its broadsheet weeklies to tabloid format later this month.

For more industry news, please see WAN-IFRA's Executive News Service.

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-05-18 17:55

Former News International CEO and News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is to be charged with three counts of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The Guardian reports that Brooks is one of six individuals who will be charged over allegations that they tried to hide documents and computers from police officers who were investigating phone hacking.

The Huffington Post, CNN and Mediaite all reported on a Tweet sent from a account in the name of North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, without realising that it was a spoof, reports Poynter. The article links to Poynter’s own advice on best practices for verifying information from social media.

Mathew Ingram argues in an article for GigaOm that Twitter is edging closer to becoming a media company, after it announced on Monday that it will be launching a weekly curated email, and released a job advert last week for the role of “sports producer.”

Author

Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-05-15 15:46

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