What options do smartphone journalists have if the 3G network is down? · Storify
Mark Blank-Settle (@MarcSettle) posed this question in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, when the overloaded network proved challenging for mobile journalists trying to file back to base. This is an excellent Storify of a post-event discussion, problems and solutions on Twitter. Lots for journalist who uses a mobile phone (so, that’s all of us, right?) to consider, and some tricks to try.
When readers attack :: Ryerson Review of Journalism :: The Ryerson School of Journalism
What journalists should do when attacked in comments by readers, and how news organisations (in Canada) are tackling comment free-for-alls. “Human interaction may be the most effective means of taming comments threads, but for the time-starved journalists who populate modern newsrooms, some automation is necessary too. News organizations have begun tidying up by allowing readers to rate comments based on their perceived quality. Readers are realizing that not all comments are valued equally, and that more and more, quality is trumping quantity.”
Report: Reader time on tablets now equals print | Journalism.co.uk
From the World Press Trends report published this week: “Research in the United States, Germany and France has found that people are spending as long reading news on tablets as they are reading printed newspapers.”
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