You Can’t Post That! Social Media Policies in Newsrooms

The use of social media by journalists raises new ethical and professional dilemmas. As a result, news outlets are implementing policies addressing what is and what is not permitted on social media platforms. Suzanne Lysak, associate professor of broadcast and digital journalism at Syracuse University, and I recently published a paper on this topic in the Electronic News journal. Through [&hellip

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Latest in Mobile Journalism: Vertical Video, Social Graphics, and More

From the palm of their hands, reporters can easily gather, produce, and share stories to any platform from nearly anywhere. Welcome to journalism today. No need to cart around clunky equipment. Mobile devices streamline the process of gathering and producing content as well as distributing it to just about any platform–social media, websites, and beyond. Today’s audience is mobile, which is [&hellip

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Mobile Journalism Checklist

Preparation begins well before you head to a story. There’s nothing more frustrating than when something that could have easily been prevented goes wrong in the field. So, don’t wait until you’re in the field to complete this checklist. Store this mobile journalism checklist in your “go” bag. Do you have all the gear you normally use? Mic(s), headphones, monopod, [&hellip

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Study Reveals Social Media’s Impact on Newsroom Editorial Decisions

Popular, or trending, topics and content on social media play a significant role in local television newsrooms decisions about which stories to cover. That’s the finding from my latest research, Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local Television Newsrooms, published in the Electronic News journal. This nationwide survey of news directors at network affiliate television stations explores [&hellip

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Mobile Journalism: Snapchat and Digital-First Story Pitches

At the Broadcast Education Association convention in Las Vegas, there was no shortage of discussion about the impact of mobile devices on journalism. Journalism educators are revamping courses and curriculum to prepare students for jobs that will require them to use mobile devices and social media for gathering and producing news. I presented on two topics: the use of Snapchat in [&hellip

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