Category: Social Journalism

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Social Media in the Newsroom workshop at ICWSM – round up

The Social Media in the Newsroom workshop took place on the 17 June 2016 in Cologne, as part of the ICWSM Conference. The workshop was aimed at the intersection of social media and journalism, as a subset of Computational and Data Journalism, with a focus of the ever growing ability of social media for capturing […]

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International workshop on “Social Media in the Newsroom” at ICWSM

Insight News Lab is co-organising a workshop on “Social Media in the Newsroom” at the 10th International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2016), taking place on 17th May in Cologne, Germany. Website: SMnews.newslab.ie Hashtag: #SMnews Overview This workshop aims to focus on the intersection of social media and journalism, as a subset of Computational and […]

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Archiving Tweets: Reckoning with Twitter’s Policy

The challenge of preserving social media is an important topic in the contemporary data landscape. In the case of Twitter, millions of tweets are issued every day,  and the conversations that happen on Twitter form an essential record of our time; but like all records, this conversation can disappear if not adequately preserved. Vint Cerf […]

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First National Survey on Irish Journalists’ use of Social Media

After collecting and analysing data from hundreds of professional journalists working in Ireland, HuJo is releasing a comprehensive report on Irish Journalists’ use of Social Media. This is the first survey of such undertaken in Ireland and is being launch on the 7th January 2015 at the “Citizen Journalism and Social Media Archiving” minitrack of the […]

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Research Assistant Vacancies in Social Media Mining for Social Semantic Journalism

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for two Research Assistant positions in social media mining in social semantic journalism realm. The successful candidates will work within the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics @NUIG (formerly know as DERI), on a project on ‘a socially aware multimedia enrichment solution for […]

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HuJo wins prize at BBC #newsHack II

A team from the Digital Humanities and Journalism group at Insight @NUIG won the ‘Connecting the News’ category prize at the BBC NewsHack on May 1st-2nd. The team developed Hash2News, a Chrome Extension which enables users to find the news stories behind Twitter hashtags. The #newsHack is an initiative of the BBC NewsLabs innovation programme, and […]

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Social Network Analysis and Visualisation for #RDAPlenary 3

Twitter is a great source of information as well as a fantastic communication tool on specific event. In our – academic – world conferences are one of the most commonly occurring events, where a significant degree of communication between participants now happen on Twitter. Last week Dublin was hosting the Research Data Alliance Plenary 3 […]

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Social savvy journalists gather in NYC to discuss the future of UGC in News

ONE HUNDRED hours of video is now uploaded every minute. Soon there will be more user generated content than professionally produced media.  But what does this mean for the media industry? Storyful’s Mark Little joined a panel of expert social media journalists met at an event at AP offices in New York on Tuesday evening […]