Social media

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.
By Press Gazette 16 June 16:50

The Oxford Mail is believed to be one of the first British newspapers to launch a service delivering news alerts direct to readers' phones via messaging app Whatsapp.

By William Turvill 23 May 16:20
Head of the BBC newsroom Mary Hockaday has sent an email to staff reminding them of the corporation’s "very clear social media guidance".
By William Turvill 14 May 10:30
Simon Parr has asked for an internal review into the incident, which was condemned by the tweeter, Michael Abberton, as an attack on his freedom of speech.
By William Turvill and Press Association 12 May 15:24
Michael Abberton, a Green party member, was visited at his home by two Cambridgeshire Police officers on Saturday after a series of tweets in which he claimed to be verifying the truth behind claims made by Ukip.
By Press Gazette 09 May 17:01
Press Gazette today launches its second Social Media Journalism Award to find the UK's Most Influential Journalist on Social Media.
By Press Gazette 08 April 17:49
Press Gazette has named Peter Jukes as the best reporter on Twitter - and social media overall.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 March 11:46
A 'David Moyes' random excuse generator created by Trinity Mirror journalists on a two-day digital training course has proved to be an online hit on the websites of the Manchester Evening News and the Liverpool Echo.
By Press Gazette 05 March 7:16
More than half of Twitter users in the UK follow a news organisation and a similar proportion are following the tweets of individual journalists, according to new research highlighting the importance users place on news.
By Jack Fenwick 03 March 15:43
City AM has announced a major digital expansion and the creation of new online jobs, beginning with the hiring of Metro’s Martin Ashplant.
By Press Gazette 26 February 12:00
Today Press Gazette launches a new set of awards to highlight the journalists who are doing the most to harness the power of social media.
Culture Secretary Maria Miller (Reuters)
By Press Gazette 26 February 11:23
Culture Secretary Maria Miller has warned internet trolls to expect arrest if they threaten or insult people online.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 February 10:02
A PR company representing MasterCard, who are a major sponsor for tonight's Brit Awards for pop music, appear to have asked journalists to guarantee coverage of their client as the price of attending.

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