Category: Social Journalism

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Research Assistants vacancies in Trust for Social Semantic Journalism

The Digital Humanities and Journalism group at the Insight National Centre for Data Analytics @NUI Galway (formerly know as DERI) is seeking  outstanding candidates for two full-time fixed term Research Assistant positions in trust and provenance in Social Semantic Web and journalism realm. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available from 1st February 2014 to contract end […]

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Research Assistant vacancy in Social Semantic Journalism on a project in collaboration with RTÉ

  The Digital Humanities and Journalism group at the INSIGHT National Centre for Data Analytics @NUI Galway is seeking an outstanding candidate for a Research Assistant position in the Social Semantic Journalism realm. The successful candidates will work on a project in collaboration with the Irish national broadcaster, RTÉ, on ‘social news detection and contextualisation’. The project is jointly funded by RTÉ and the […]

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Skeptics, conformists & activists: how and why journalists use social media

When it comes to using social media, there are three main categories of journalist suggests a recent paper published in the journal Digital Journalism. These categories provide insight into why journalists use tools like Facebook and Twitter and why social media may be creating a new professional digital divide between users and non-users.

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Why do we need an Irish survey on journalists’ use of social media?

National surveys on the use of social media in conducting professional journalism have been conducted for a number of countries, and the findings are insightful. For example, Cision & Canterbury Christ Church University’s Social Journalism Study 2011, that looked at ‘perceptions and use of social media among journalists in the UK’, found that 97% of […]

Irish journalists interviewing government ministers. Photograph by William Murphy (informatique) Irish journalists interviewing government ministers. Photograph by William Murphy (informatique)

Hujo launches national survey on Irish journalists’ use of social media

Social media has become a vital tool to the modern journalist. From Syria, to Turkey and Brazil international news stories are being broken by ordinary citizens on social media everyday and it’s not just serious news. The latest football transfer rumours or celebrity scandal is now more likely to break on twitter than by conventional […]

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Misreporting the Boston bombings

“Something is going on. I want to be precise. We don’t know what it is.” This is a quote from CNN anchor, Wolf Blitzer as he attempted to report on the manhunt for Boston Marathon bomber Dhokar Tsarnaev and was typical of the general chaos that surrounded the media coverage of both the bombings and […]

When should journalists retweet? When should journalists retweet?

Can you retweet without endorsing?

Social media and Twitter in particular has become an integral part of the working journalist’s day. As news organisations around the globe struggle to keep pace with changing technology, social media guidelines are often out-dated or missing altogether and it’s difficult for media professionals to figure out exactly what information should be shared and when.