Social media

By William Turvill 24 April 16:00
A Johnston Press hashtag, #WhatMattersToMe, will feature as Twitter's top promoted trend all day on Monday in a joint venture.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 April 15:00
An as-yet unpublished investigation by Buzzfeed has harmed the business of a news agency which sees itself as the 'main competitor' for the website in the UK. Buzzfeed has written to a number of UK news organisations that buy stories from Central European News and raised questions over accuracy.
By Matthew Gilley 16 April 10:39
A new book about online research techniques - The Verification Handbook for Investigative Reporting - was released yesterday.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 April 14:29
A London-based news agency now has the biggest video news channel in the world on Youtube with more than 1m subscribers.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 April 9:47
A new report suggests that consumers are willing to pay little for news online – but that digital advertising is booming.
By Dominic Ponsford 08 April 9:25
The Oxford Mail used the new Twitter-owned app Periscope for the first time to live stream the bomb squad detonating an old mortar shell.
By Robert Griffiths 01 April 11:41
Press Association has partnered with Facebook produce its 2015 UK general election page, starting this week.
By Jon Bernstein 17 March 11:34
Last week Jay Lauf, the publisher of business news site Quartz, invited us to engage in a thought experiment. What would you do, he asked, if no one came to your site to read what you had written, watch what you’d filmed or listen to what you’d recorded?
By Dominic Ponsford 12 March 9:48
The Guardian has clarified a front-page story which claimed social media app Whisper was tracking the location of its users and sharing their data with the US government.
By William Turvill 09 March 16:39
Buzzfeed is to stream a live interview with the Prime Minister (pictured, Reuters) on its Facebook page.
By Jon Bernstein 30 January 10:11
Each January, the social media team at the New York Times takes a look back at the past 12 months on Twitter and shares some of the lessons learned.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 January 8:33
Former Guardian executive Emily Bell suggested search giant Google was guilty of “naked dishonesty” for concealing the fact it handed private emails sent between Wikileaks staffers to the FBI.
By Emilio Casalicchio 27 January 16:53
Organisations such as Vice, National Geographic and Yahoo News are offering content through social media app, Snapchat.
By Joanna Geary 27 January 9:47
Joanna Geary is head of UK news partnerships for Twitter and was formerly social and communities editor of Guardian News and Media. Here she shares her tips on how journalists can make the most of Twitter ahead of the 2015 general election
By Emilio Casalicchio 26 January 16:58
Former editor of Take a Break magazine John Dale would like to see others follow his example by launching constituency-wide TV channels in the run-up to the May 2015 general election.
By William Turvill 07 November 9:00
In a blog post, Ben Smith said that people often confuse "what we do with true clickbait".
By Dominic Ponsford 17 October 11:05
The majority of traffic to the BBC News website now comes from mobile and tablet devices.
By Dominic Ponsford 02 October 8:46
Local newspapers remain by the far most trusted and popular source of local news, according to a YouGov survey.
By William Turvill 24 September 17:06
The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police refused to answer questions about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act being used to spy on journalists today.
By Peter Jukes 21 August 11:24
This may have been great news for transparency and open justice – but what was I going to do? I never thought any judge would allow live blogging of such a complex, contempt-fraught trial.

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