Social media

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.
By Press Gazette 15 August 14:29

UK news agency and online video specialist has announced a series of new hires bringing its total staff headcount to more than 60.

By Dominic Ponsford 11 August 12:27
Buzzfeed has announced plans to invest in news, video, lifestyle content and more international offices after securing $50m (£30m) of new venture capital funding from Andreeson Horo
By Dominic Ponsford 23 July 15:41
The Telegraph’s fun football website Project Babb reached more than 1m unique browsers in its first full month, the publishers has revealed.
By William Turvill 21 July 16:22
Conducted for the BBC by Ipsos MORI in February, the survey’s aim was to gauge “public perceptions of impartiality and trustworthiness of the BBC”.
By Press Gazette 02 July 8:13
Piers Morgan has been named the most influential UK journalist on social media by Press Gazette.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 June 13:08
A survey by Ofcom suggests that the internet and apps are as important a source of news as newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 June 15:02
The launch of a mobile-optimised website for The Telegraph just over a week ago has already led to a 50 per cent increase in mobile traffic.

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