Producing newscasts for speed

In an on-demand world, technology has and will continue to change the newscast producer’s job. “A digital rundown allows you to be more immediate. It’s the news, not the ‘olds,’” says Rick Russell, news director at WJTV in Jackson, Miss. “Producers must be organized and able to change things on the fly.” The station uses …

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Mobile devices mean opportunity for news orgs

The Reynolds Journalism Institute just released part 2 of its 10-part series on mobile. This second installment included an interesting section on news consumption through mobile devices. …two-thirds (67%) of mobile media owners ages 18-34 used their devices to access local, national and international news provided by news organizations for an average of five hours …

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Twitter’s advantages over Facebook for journalists

Many folks who spend a lot of time with social media will tell you that Twitter is best for breaking news, but Facebook is better for in-depth conversations with the audience. Writing in Advertising Age, B.L. Ochman lists 10 reasons why Twitter is a better branding vehicle than Facebook.  Several points she makes are useful …

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Social TV may mean money and more loyal viewers for news

Forget buzz – the noise surrounding social TV is ear-splitting.  In fact, it’s tough to find a publication dealing with media trends that’s not talking about various efforts to leverage social media and television viewing. But where are all the journalists in this discussion? Well, more than 200 local TV news stations are banking on …

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Best of the online news sites

The Webby Awards are out and the top news sites probably won’t surprise anyone.  Selected by members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, here’s the full list of nominees and overall winners in the news category. The Daily Beast — Webby Award Winner BBC News website — People’s Choice Winner Huffington Post …

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