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New Google Feed: What about privacy?

New Google Feed: What about privacy?

In July of this year, Google Inc. delivered a new feature for its Google app called Feed.  This addition transforms the front page of the app into a news and information feed, where news articles and suggestions are presented...
Snow Fall, the future of online journalism?

Snow Fall, the future of online journalism?

We live in a time of dropping newspaper sales and traditional journalists that see their offline audiences shrink each year. Most newspapers have a well maintained online presence and try to employ the medium’s possibilities like showing video content...
Memeification of the News

Memeification of the News

Internet memes (specifically image memes) have taken the role of a media format for civic journalism, ever evolving and reproducing cultural/political concerns which reflect our social condition. As an amalgamated entity, memes are constantly integrating themselves within social platforms...
Readers as users  – an analysis of the guardians website

Readers as users – an analysis of the guardians website

Considering that we have been publishing in print for more than 500 years, online publishing that has a history not much longer than a decade can only be seen as being in it´s very early stages. Newspapers that has...
App Review: Pulse. Re-imagining the news

App Review: Pulse. Re-imagining the news

By: Juliana Marques and Sonia Kolasinska Tired of checking many news websites every morning to get the full overview of what’s going on? Pulse is the solution. With the help of this app it’s a piece of cake to gather posts...
Journalism in the digital age

Journalism in the digital age

Vancouver news media as an example Late last year, I had the opportunity to interview twelve journalists in Vancouver, British Columbia, as part of an undergraduate research project. I interviewed six journalists from the local “corporate media,” and six...

Twitter vs. Established Media: Gatewatching, Information Dissemination and #OccupyLSX

A summary of paper presented at the DMI Winter School Mini-Conference, Amsterdam (January 2012) Abstract: Twitter is a social media platform where users’ messages  can take flight, gain elevation (RT function), achieve direction (@ function), and be grouped together...

News and Facebook’s ‘Like’ Button

One of the most talked about aspects concerning Facebook’s launch of social plugins was how these would affect the content and distribution of news. My aim in this short post is to briefly address the following exploratory question: “What...
Truthy: Policing Misinformation, One Meme-ing Tweet At a Time

Truthy: Policing Misinformation, One Meme-ing Tweet At a Time

“Swiftboaters beware!” The battle to control Congress is on and this election year the truth is about to get Truthier. Twitter – the social media network, twenty-four-hour news site, conversation and blogging platform, wedding and death announcement site, gossip...
Save trees, read online?

Save trees, read online?

Now a days you can do anything online. You can watch television or video's online, games, you can play them online. You even can have a conversation online through e-mail or chat programs. A new online trend is e-publishing....

Twitter: Public Space or Public Sphere?

Internet kills writing? According to Andrea Lunsford, researcher at the Stanford University, it is totally the other way around. There is an immense increase of people starting to write and digital writing is the biggest revolution in writing since...

New Vision’s Vision Revealed

For the first time since travelled to Uganda for my research, I woke up with a purpose. I was invited to attend the editorial meeting at the New Vision Newspaper to meet all journalists. Editorial meetings take place every...

Metareporter.nl Launched: a First Look…

How, why, where and when do traditional press write about new media and how can we critically look at those articles? This week a great new blog called metareporter has launched, made just to answer those questions. The blog...