Journalists’ love with social media

Survey finds majority of journalists use social media sites as first port of call for research

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Helena Humphrey

Facebook overtakes Google News as media site traffic driver

from by Jon

was the #4 source of visits to and Media sites last week, after Google, Yahoo! and msn, according to Hitwise. Google accounted for 1.39% of visits to and Media websites, and accounted for 3.52%. That?s a big shift since last April, when they were about equal.

New BBC Director Mandates Journalists Use Social Media

from Mashable! by Jennifer Van Grove

4 Minute Roundup: Facebook as News Reader; Engadget Comments

from MediaShift

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Facebook emerges as threat to Google News

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Trafton Kenney

facebook-logo2.jpgFacebook is rivaling Google News and Google Reader as a distributor of news content on the internet, according to recent data from Hitwise.

The Future Journalist: Thoughts from Two Generations

from Mashable! by Sree Sreenivasan

Third Quarterly Media Monitoring Report 2009 – Full Text

from Bianet :: English

According to the Media Monitoring Report issued by the BİA Media Monitoring Desk regarding July, August and September 2009, 190 people are prosecuted, 74 of them journalists, in 80 cases concerned with freedom of expression.

Dan Gillmor on the future of journalism education

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Dan “We, The Media” Gillmor sez, “What I’d do if I ran a journalism school…” I would, among many other things:

* Emphasize undergraduate journalism degrees as great liberal arts programs, even more valuable that way than as training for journalism careers. At the same time, focus graduate journalism studies on helping people with expertise in specific areas to be the best possible journalists in their fields.

iPad changes the story for newspaper-subsidized e-readers

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Maria Conde

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for ipadalone.jpgThe launch of Apple‘s iPad has garnered much optimism in the newspaper industry, driving hopes that the innovative tablet computer will be able to breathe some new life into a battered industry.

Study looks into what news articles you share and why

from Editors Weblog – all postings by Maria Conde

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have extensively studied The New York Times list of most e-mailed articles, checking every 15 minutes for more than six months, analyzing the content of thousands of articles, and controlling for factors like the placement in the paper or on the Web home page, The New York Times reports.

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