My Interesting Reads (weekly)

  • “For those willing to take an experimental plunge, Instagram is more about branding and engagement than eyeballs and dollars. After some campaign trail experimentation, the Associated Press is encouraging its staff photographers to use their personal Instagram feeds in a professional capacity. Meanwhile, well known media outlets like NPR and the Wall Street Journal maintain official accounts that share photos highlighting major news events.  “We haven’t totally figured out a strategy, to be honest,” NPR Multimedia Producer Claire O’Neill said last week at the Online News Assocation (ONA) conference in San Francisco. Whatever they’re doing, it seems to be working. The organization’s Instagram account boasts over 213,000 followers with each image sparking hundreds of comments and thousands of likes. “
  • “In a post-Leveson world, of all worlds, the UK mainstream media has to answer the L’Oreal question. Are you worth it? And once they’ve done that they have to come up with much ideas than a broadband levy. “In a country where we are shutting hospitals, cutting disability benefits and charging students £9,000 a year to attend University, journalism is more needed than ever. But professional journalists have to justify what they do more honestly, efficiently and imaginatively than ever before, too.”
  • “I looked The Troll in the eye and said “Stand up.” ” e stood. I said ” Look at me. I’m a middle aged man with a limp and a wheeze and a son and a wife that I love. I’m not just a little avatar of an eye. You’re better than this. You have a name of your own. Be proud of it. Don’t hide it again and I won’t ruin it if you play ball with your parents. Now shake hands.””
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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