Newspaper editor quits via Twitter -
With The Hindu’s owners deciding to revert to being a family run and edited newspaper, I am resigning from The Hindu with immediate effect.— Siddharth (@svaradarajan)
Kristen Hare writes about how India’s The Hindu newspaper editor quit his job via Twitter
Researchers have 3 tips to help journalists debunk misinformation -
Having the truth on your side is a necessary thing when trying to debunk misinformation.
But it’s far from enough.
The truth alone does not change minds, create belief. Convincing people of your argument, or correcting someone else’s lies, requires more than unearthing the truth and reciting the facts.
So what’s a journalist to do?
Craig Silverman writes about Brendan Nyhan and Jason Reifler’s 3 tips to combat misinformation for journalists. Their bottom line is that “facts are not enough” and these tips will help journalists create convincing counter-narratives to misinformation.
I have just published an article on impartiality at the BBC in the digital era for the sociology journal Symbolic Interaction.
In this article, I revisit the concept of impartiality and explore its features in social media contexts. I argue that tech-savvy journalists (techies) have responded strategically to the logic of this new environment. They have joined in the process of the new “symbolic architecture” of impartiality which has transformed the news agenda-setting. In this new logic editorial decisions at the public broadcasters have been shaped by these new actors in the newsroom.
Let me know what you think!
For my dissertation, I had produced a timeline of important events related to social media at the BBC, which I thought might be interesting for anyone researching “user-generated content”, “audience material”, “social media” or “citizen witnessing” in BBC news production. I stopped in 2011, which was the end of my fieldwork, but you are more than welcome to add to this working timeline!
23 June 2004
Launch of the BBC Neil Report
26 December 2004
7 July 2005
London bombings which led to the creation of the UGC hub and a 24/7 hour service
Launch of White Paper “A public service for all: BBC in the digital age”
25 April 2006
Launch of Creative Future, an editorial endeavour created to deliver more value to the audience
18 June 2007
Launch of the report “From seesaw to wagon wheel: Safeguarding impartiality in the 21st century”
Burmese anti-government protests
BBC UGC hub moves to the main multimedia newsroom
26 November 2008
Mumbai attacks and live-feed experience
BBC update its guidance and include “social networking”
12 June 2009
Iran presidential election
College of Journalism started a one-day social media course called “Making the Web Work for You”
16 November 2009
Appointment of BBC Social Media Editor’s Alex Gubbay
Launch of BBC Academy (College of Journalism)
12 January 2010
Haiti earthquake and crowdsourcing
BBC Global News’s Director Peter Horrocks tells staff “tweet or be sacked”
BBC update its guidance and include “Twitter” and hashtag start appearing on television
BBC integrate blogs into its news correspondent webpage
2 May 2011
Osama bin Laden death
Launch of BBC Twitter Guidelines
The Three Dimensions of Ethnography - Books & ideas -
Looking back on several decades of intellectual activity, American sociologist Jack Katz explains his vision of a three-dimensional ethnography, combining human interactions, biographical experiences, and historical processes.