#SXSW Interactive 2014: First Look at Trends and Themes
We’re in Austin this week for South By Southwest Interactive, which kicks off later today.
What does the future hold for the digital space? What major trends and themes will be discussed?
Sarah Skerik, PR Newswire’s vice president of content marketing, has a first look at #SXSWi. And keep an eye on this space for photos from the five days of events.
Getty Images, the Philanthropic Journalism Debate, and More Media News
Every Friday, join PR Newswire media relations manager Amanda Hicken for five articles from around the media world that affect journalists, bloggers, and other content creators.
In this week’s Around the Wire in Five, we have headlines about Getty Images giving away 35 million photos, commentary from Bill Keller on philanthropic journalism, and updates from the Digital Media Strategies summit in London.
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As #AmtrakLive travels from LA to Austin today for SXSW, we chatted with Amtrak’s director of social media Julia Quinn about their on-train writing residency.
In only six days, #AmtrakResidency garnered 21,000 tweets. Quinn discusses the success of the program so far and its future.
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New York Times to Add ‘New Products’ for Digital Subscribers
Speaking at the Digital Media Strategies conference, Denise Warren, The New York Times’ executive vice president of digital products and services, outlined a group of new digital products that target “entry-level” as well as current subscribers interested in paying a premium for exclusive content.
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This week’s blogger roundup celebrates all of the African-American blogs featured by PR Newswire for Bloggers during Black History Month. Learn more about Diary of a Chic Mommy, Divas & Dorks, Black Doctor, Concrete Loop, and Black Girl Nerds.
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Newsweek’s print mag is back! Our 1st issue hits news stands on 3/7. So excited!
Newsweek celebrates their return to print this week.
In honor of National Grammar Day, we’re resharing one of our favorite columns by Catherine Spicer, manager of customer content services and PR Newswire’s Grammar Hammer.
To our fellow grammarians and word nerds, we say “March Forth on March 4th” to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!
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Reddit to Donate One-Tenth of Ad Revenue to Charity -
Reddit has decided to donate 10% of its ad revenue to charity by letting its community decide exactly where the money will go. Revenue generated from both big and small ad campaigns will support the initiative. At the end of the year, Reddit will accept nonprofit nominations from users. It will then hold an election to determine where the funds should be donated.
The collected money will be distributed proportionally based on the percentage of votes for the top 10 nonprofits.
Which is more important: Getting news out first or getting it right?
With the ability to post anything on social media at anytime, our news cycle –previously hastened by online news sites and 24-hour cable news– has become instantaneous.
On the one hand, we now have the ability to track news as it happens, often from citizen journalists who are tweeting on the scene. However, that also adds pressure on the media to report news more quickly than before.
As we’ve repeatedly seen, this can lead to mistakes — sometimes with serious consequence.
Once a week in March, Beyond Bylines will cover three tools that are helping journalists report breaking news faster and more accurately.
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