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Ass. Damn. Hell. These words are becoming more integrated in news. Do four-letter words enhance the meaning of the stories or are they still considered lewd?
Five years from now, lord knows what we’ll be saying.' - AP standards editor Tom Kent.
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#SPJ has released a draft updating their code of #ethics to include how journalists should report stories online. 
The first new draft of the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics in 18 years does not go far enough to address the importance of social and digital media, the ethics chair says.
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Why should a journalist limit themselves to tailoring a story to target a specific audience on any particular issue? The story should include points from both sides and have a strong enough headline to grab the attention of a casual reader/viewer. The point of the story shouldn't be to see how many times it is can be liked (metrics is the name of the game in terms of revenue now) but rather what discussion and action can the story create with its readers/viewers 
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Hey all.  I'm multi-media reported (primarily print) who's just getting into Wordpress for purposes of a portfolio-oriented website. Can anyone suggest any nice templates for this? Or is it really necessary to design one's own site when the needs are specific and could change in the future?
Thanks a million! 
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Here's a big think piece and proposal about "social journalism."
http://pando.com/2014/03/29/the-new-rules-of-social-journalism-a-proposal/

Wait, social journalism is now a Thing? Y'all are being defined! With Rules!

I kid -- there' some interesting threads here. 

The most important strikes me as publishers inviting the people formerly known as the audience to come onto their platforms to blog, comment, sharing pictures and video, and otherwise creating content of various kinds. Some may be journalism, some may be advertising, advocacy or marketing. Quite a bit will be somewhere, in sponsored posts or advertorial. 

Ed Sussman, who ran FastCompany.com and Inc.com. suggests some reasonable rules of the road. For folks who are experimenting with user-generated and sponsor-generated "native content" on their own online turf, do these make sense? Does the industry need such rules of the road?
My timing was not ideal. Last Thursday, Fortune reported that a number of guest contributors on Forbes.com, Seeking Alpha, Wall Street Cheat Sheet and other sites were allegedly paid by an investor...
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+Kimberly Workman Sounds interesting! 
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Why might a universal paywall work in the Netherlands? Because the Dutch really haven't put their news online yet... 
Dutch journalism startup Blendle cofounders have convinced all of the country’s major publishers to place their articles behind one paywall housed in one app.
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Hi,

I am looking for highly experienced writers or journalist from Poker/Casino/Gambling Industry. I’d be also interested in working with individuals who have great knowledge about poker and have played (or play) it professionally.

The articles that need to be written will have to be extremely well-researched and well-worded. 

To start off, I’d like you to:

- Send samples of the works you have done in Poker Industry before.

I would give high consideration to candidates who have been featured (or their articles) in any poker related sites in the past. Preferably big/authority sites in the poker/gambling industry.

You are required to provide links to your published articles as evidence of your claim.

Thanks
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What role do you think social journalism has played in controversial "The Face Behind Bitcoin" story?  http://mag.newsweek.com/2014/03/14/bitcoin-satoshi-nakamoto.html
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+Mark Vickers They tend to mixed together :)
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Interesting read on content developments. The Daily Mail Will Boost Traffic By 30m Overnight With Surprise Metro Takeover Deal http://huff.to/1hMl0mt
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Lisa Rossi

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Social media managers at news organizations say they are paying more attention to their scheduled tweets to avoid awkward moments... http://ajr.org/moles-marinara-potus-dangers-scheduling-tweets/
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What can media start-ups and news organizations do to diversify the newsrooms?
NABJ president Bob Butler says media companies, especially startups, need to reach out to recruit minorities and not wait for the resumes to come in the door.
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In headlines this week, Heartbleed threatens the Internet, including media companies, and the Washington Post executive editor said "optimism" is the only option when talking about the future of journalism.
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As ever, interesting insights from +Pew Research Center and their new report on the State of the News Media.

This infographic from +Statista, Inc.  shows the dominance of Facebook as a news source (compared to 8% for Twitter and 4% for +Google+  for with 30 percent of U.S. adults at least occasionally using it to get news.

http://www.statista.com/chart/2069/news-consumption-on-social-networks/   #socialmedia   #infographic   #usa  
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Interesting Q&A with University of Florida journalism major Andrew Meyer, who became media sensation with a viral video after police officers arrested him after he tried to ask then-Sen. John Kerry several questions at a student forum.
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Sue Llewellyn
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Interesting study:  Social media isn't replacing traditional news outlets.  People don't mind which platform they get their news, it's the news itself that's important.
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Jack Colwell

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Trying to get noticed as a potential journalist, have a read of some of my stuff please 
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OK, but please make this the last self-promotional post here for a while.
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BuzzFeed content received more than 50 million interactions on Facebook in February, while BBC articles were shared almost 25 million times on Twitter, according to data released by Newswhip
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Alexander Howard
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Reminder: if you're just sharing your own posts or promoting your own website's "content," you're doing it wrong here. After someone didn't get the hint after repeated warnings, I banned them today. Please think about how you're contributing to the community -- in other words, how you're being social. Thanks, all.
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+Sue Llewellyn The trouble is that the offenders don't seem to be listening, engaging or interacting, which is bitterly ironic in a community focused on "social journalism." Sigh.
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It still astonishes me how few people seem to use Twitter lists, for cutting through the noise they're utterly essential. 

Here's my updated list of Journalists covering the Oscar Pistorius trial.  Have a look.

Oh and here's a list of the hashtags: #Pistorius #OscarPistorius #OscarTrial #Reeva  
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Ditto. I use them daily.
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No one is arguing that social isn't a rapidly growing traffic contributor, but Buzzfeed is being a little disingenuous with their platform analysis.
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