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Survey: making social media giants share ad revenue would support local journalism, say newsroom leaders
1 year ago

Survey: making social media giants share ad revenue would support local journalism, say newsroom leaders

More than 80% of respondents across print and broadcasting reporting lower ad revenue during COVID-19
Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it
3 years ago

Shutting down social media does not reduce violence, but rather fuels it

In the wake of a series of coordinated attacks that claimed more than 250 lives on April 21, the government of Sri Lanka shut off its residents’ access to social media and online messaging systems, including Facebook, WhatsApp, YouTube,…
Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?
4 years ago

Survey: Are j-school grads ready to tackle social media journalism?

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source. That’s according to the Pew Research Centre, which found that one-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who say…
When journalists report social media as public opinion
4 years ago

When journalists report social media as public opinion

Journalists should be careful when using social media posts to report what the public thinks, and should tell readers how the data was collected.
The myth of the echo chamber
5 years ago

The myth of the echo chamber

There are widespread fears that so-called echo chambers and filter bubbles are leading to political polarization that poses a danger to democracy. But are the fears unfounded?
Freelancers, unions use social media to build online, offline community
5 years ago

Freelancers, unions use social media to build online, offline community

By  •  News, Labour
From ‘binders’ to meetups, writers are reaching out to each other.
Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook
6 years ago

Journalists need to consider the ethics of sourcing stories from Facebook

By  •  Ethics
By Krista Simpson For the reporter, Facebook serves a multitude of purposes. It is a place to search for people, to find story ideas and to publicize content. But while the site is both valuable and convenient, reporters still need…
CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.
6 years ago

CBC Ombudsman: Two Twitter Accounts, One Reporter – It’s dangerous.

By Esther Enkin, CBC Ombudsman William McDowell, legal counsel to J.D. Irving Limited (JDI), wrote to complain about the Twitter activity of the provincial affairs correspondent in New Brunswick, Jacques Poitras. He was concerned that the activity on both the…
Global News Social Media Editor: Complex stories should be packaged in way that connects with audience
6 years ago

Global News Social Media Editor: Complex stories should be packaged in way that connects with audience

By  •  News, Business
By Jasmine Bala for the Ryerson Journalism Research Centre website While newsrooms benefit from online analytics that help journalists understand what audiences want and how to package stories, this data can’t be the only determinants of the news that gets…
Blessing or curse?
6 years ago

Blessing or curse?

By  •  News, Analysis
By Sydney Jones for The Signal On the morning of Halloween, 2014, adults disguised as ghouls and witches carried briefcases and purses as they walked to work, crunching across the leaves in front of Stephanie Domet’s house. Normally by this…