Speed versus accuracy is an issue that affects all news organizations – from local media to the likes of the AP, The New York Times and CNN. And it’s not a new concern. Prior to social media, organizations had to adjust to the challenges of online news in the 90s and 24-hour cable news before that.
But with the ability to immediately post something on social media, how are journalists adapting to an even faster news cycle?
Continue reading Breaking News: Fast vs. Right
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What does a negative strip of black-and-white film, a figure at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, and a large missile on the grounds of the San Diego Air & Space Museum have in common? They all represent a piece of U.S. history with an intriguing back-story.
Veteran Travel Channel host Don Wildman uncovers the suspenseful stories behind the museum glass when season six of Mysteries at the Museum premieres Thursday, January 2 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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How often should you blog? How do you build a big audience? How do you keep your credibility when working with brands?
At a recent New York Women in Communications’ conference, four bloggers came together to answer these and other questions on blogging.
Continue reading Blogging Basics from Big Time Bloggers
Journalism ethics conversation needs one more thing: Detailed situational advice | The Buttry Diary -
Steve Buttry calls for more actionable advice for journalists in a robust post which surveys the ongoing conversation around ethics in journalism.
In a follow-up post, he published a response from AP’s Tom Kent, who will be working with ONA on a new ethics initiative.
We’re talking about creating a set of “building blocks” that would let any journalistic organization (or individual blogger) create an ethics code that is thorough and transparent, while reflecting how that organization or blogger sees journalism…
We hope these building blocks will define some of the questions a news organization needs to ask. And if we can attract enough interest, we hope to offer “factors to consider”: short essays, with examples, on the various sides of each question to help people decide what values feel right to them.
Read more about ONA’s new ethics initiative in Kent’s full response to Buttry.
In the wake of the recent conversation about newswires’ value, Sarah Skerik shows why professional journalists and bloggers continue to use news feeds and how PR Newswire’s reach goes beyond the media. She writes:
"Press releases - and newswire services - still work. That said, they both work better when the organizations issuing press releases make a point of developing the sort of interesting, visual and interactive content audiences appreciate today."
Continue reading Do Newswire Services Work? PR Newswire Does.
Because of the shortened work week in the U.S. for Thanksgiving, we’re posting our regular Friday feature, Blogs We Love, today.
In honor of November’s National Family Caregiver Awareness Month, this week’s blog profile is the Caregiving Cafe Blog, which helps readers with “updates and useful tidbits” on caregiving tasks.
"What’s important is to start talking about caregiving, start using the terms ‘caregiver’ and ‘caregiving’ when referring to the care given to an aging loved one, or to someone who has a disability or chronic illness," writes blogger Lynn Greenblatt in her recent post My Vision of Caregiving: An Orchestration of Compassion & Collaboration.
Learn more about Caregiving Cafe Blog on this week’s Blogs We Love.
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How the Media Can Make the Most of Vine’s Six Seconds
Net Intelligenz has put together a how-to website for Vine, including a media section to inspire reporters, bloggers, and publishers. It’s a great resource for anyone looking to make the most of Vine’s six seconds, featuring dos and don’ts, examples, and comparisons with Instagram and other microvideo services.
(Image via derekgavey, used under Creative Commons license)
7 New Blog Platforms Gaining Interest for Their Minimalist Feel
Bloggers have seen many new blogging platforms pop up in 2013, and some of these platforms are attracting a lot of attention and users. Spice Up Your Blog takes a look at 7 of them, writing:
"The main aim of the new blog platforms seems to be bringing back the classic weblog. Wordpress for example is now a mainstream CMS and is used less and less as a blog platform.If one theme runs through all the new blog platforms it’s a minimal interface with simplistic post editors."
(Image is screenshot of blogging platform Ghost, featured in the article)
"A good tool can only live up to its potential with the skill of a good craftsman," writes Victoria Harres, PR Newswire VP, Audience Development and Social Media. "The carpenter’s motto of measuring twice and cutting once makes that point clearly. If a cut is made in the wrong place it doesn’t matter how many features the saw had."
The same can be said for media databases.
Continue reading for tips on how to use a media database effectively.
Early last year, Jean Arnold decided it was time to get a dog.
The PR Newswire director of customer content services had lived in her two-story apartment in the historic Mount Pleasant section of Washington, D.C., for two years. Arnold found out about an abandoned dog in a high-kill North Carolina shelter.
It turned out the previous owners surrendered the dog because they were going on vacation, and they didn’t have anyone to watch over the pup. The Australian shepherd/Jack Russell mix promptly was snapped up by City Dogs Rescue, who brought her to DC.
By February 2012, she became Maisy, Arnold’s new best friend.
Arnold can be seen around town with Maisy — dog days at Nationals Park, where the Washington Nationals play; the farmers market on Saturday mornings; and Room 11, one of her favorite hangouts for coffee, food, and wine that is owned by a friend and has an outdoor patio for folks to bring pets.
“DC is a great city,” Arnold says. “There’s a side of DC that has nothing to do with politics, and it’s why I love living here. There’s a real community feel in the neighborhoods, the art and culture. And they have nothing to do with Capitol Hill.”
But Arnold’s definitely a political junkie. During the last two elections, she was at the Democratic National Convention in Denver and Charlotte, N.C., where she helped process public interest news releases from the Democratic National Convention Committee on site.
Click here to learn more about Jean.