SOCIAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

TV Viewers, Twitter Followers: Separate But Equal

“There are two sides to every story.” We’ve all heard that before, but when it comes to reporting on social media, especially live-tweeting, journalists often sacrifice thoroughness for immediacy — post what you see and hear and the job’s done. That is, unless you’re Joy Wang, a reporter and weekend weather anchor for Hubbard Broadcasting’s KOB in Albuquerque, N.M.

TV News Is Warming Up To Climate Change

Suddenly, TV news outlets that have found climate-change coverage difficult to emphasize for prolonged periods are warming up to more ambitious reporting.

Former CBS News Producer To Head Media At Gzero

Google Says It Will Highlight Original Reporting

As tech companies try to make amends with publishers, Google changes its search engine to address an old complaint.

Newspaper Execs Lobby To Fight Big Tech

Executives from seven newspaper companies lobbied Capitol Hill this week to urge Congress to pass the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” a bill that fights the dominance of tech companies like Google and Facebook in the digital content business.

Key Findings About The Online News Landscape

The digital news industry in the United States is facing a complex future. On one hand, a steadily growing portion of Americans are getting news through the internet, many U.S. adults get news on social media, and employment at digital-native outlets has increased. On the other, digital news has not been immune to issues affecting the broader media environment, including layoffs, made-up news and public distrust.

What We Know About Facebook News Tab

More details are trickling out about Facebook’s planned News tab. Facebook has said repeatedly that it isn’t in the journalism business, but a team of human editors responsible for an upcoming news initiative by the company will exercise significant control over the presentation of top stories, including judging them over their use of anonymous sources, according to internal guidelines.

Google News Initiative, Local Media Consortium, Local Media Association Announce 50 Scholarships

The Google News Initiative, the Local Media Consortium and the Local Media Association have teamed up to offer 50 scholarships to Elevate! 2019, the LMC and LMA’s first joint conference for the local media industry. The gathering, focused on innovation, transformation and new business models to sustain local journalism, will take place Sept. 17-19 in […]

Morgan Murphy Media Selects TownNews To Grow Digital

Morgan Murphy Media, owner and operator of TV stations in several Texas, Wisconsin, Washington and Missouri markets, has chosen TownNews to power its future digital growth initiatives. The company will move six of its properties — Channel3000 (Madison, Wis.), News8000 (La Crosse, Wis.), KXLY 4 News Now (Spokane, Wash.), YakTriNews (Yakima, Wash.), CrossRoadsToday (Victoria, Texas) and KOAM-TV (Joplin, Mo.) — to TownNews’ Rayos Platform, a WordPress-based […]

Lessons From The Front Line Of News Innovation

Five takeaways from newsrooms that are starting to re-invent local TV journalism.