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The Declaration of Internet Freedom Wants Your Feedback

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Six months after the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) was shelved, a new petition strongly advocating “a free and open Internet” is making the rounds online. The Declaration of Internet [...]

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HBO Streams First Episode of <i>The Newsroom </i> on YouTube

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Aaron Sorkin’s latest show, The Newsroom, aired its first episode on HBO Sunday night. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the show or don’t subscribe to HBO, you’re [...]

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7 Social Media Resources for Journalists Covering the Olympics

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In just about a month, the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be upon us. The London Games have already been touted as “the first social media Olympics,” with some even going [...]

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SoundCloud Comes to Pinterest

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SoundCloud, a site that lets you easily record and share audio clips, is taking its game to the next level. On Wednesday, the site announced on its blog and Tumblr [...]

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4 Questions With Brian Ries, Social Media Editor at Newsweek & The Daily Beast

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“Four Questions With …” is a monthly series of interviews with different social media and community editors in the news industry. So, what is it like to be a social [...]

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Winners of the 2012 Knight News Challenge on Networks Announced

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Six innovative media ventures, ranging from a dashboard that tracks stories through social networks and across competitor sites to a mobile video aggregator of of breaking news events, have been awarded [...]

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10,000 Words Founder Mark S. Luckie to Join Twitter

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Congratulations are in order for 10,000 Words founder Mark S. Luckie who will be leaving The Washington Post to join Twitter as its new creative content manager for journalism. “To say [...]

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WWDC 2012: The Liveblogs Recap

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If you were on Twitter today, your feed was most likely overflowing with information from Apple’s 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference. Known more commonly by its abbreviation, WWDC, the annual conference [...]

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Make Your Own THAT Intern Meme with <i>The Washington Post</i>

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It’s that time of year again where newsrooms across the country are inundated with summer interns. The Washington Post is taking a light hearted approach to summer interns with a [...]

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Aggregate Your Sources from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Gmail with Mingly

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The physical Rolodex is a thing of the past for today’s social journalist. The social media savvy reporter now uses a Google doc to keep track of sources’ email addresses [...]

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3 Free Alternatives to CoveritLive

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If you use the free version of CoveritLive to live blog news and events, you may want to stop reading now. The company has made some drastic changes to its [...]

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How <i>The Seattle Times</i> Is Using Facebook Groups as a Crowdsourcing Tool

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In the last few of weeks, two pretty big names in the news industry have used Facebook groups to crowdsource reporting. ProPublica started a Patient Harm Community Facebook group to [...]

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Apply Now to be a New Media Fellow at <i> The Atlantic</i>

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If you’re not only an expert at using Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook but can edit video with the best of them, you should take a look at The Atlantic‘s 2012-2013 [...]

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4 Questions With Anjali Mullany, Social Media Editor at <i> Fast Company</i>

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“Four Questions With …” is a monthly series of interviews with different social media and community editors in the news industry. So, what is it like to be a social [...]

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Six Covers <i>Newsweek</i> Could Have Chosen For Its ‘First Gay President’ Issue

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When it comes to blogging platform Tumblr, Newsweek has always led the pack. The news magazine is at it again — this time posting six alternative, although ultimately rejected, versions [...]