Articles about "Breaking news reporting"


WSJ’s Baker: ‘We generally avoid reporters breaking news on Twitter’

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Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Gerard Baker spoke at City University, London, Monday, and Journal social media editor Sarah Marshall took notes. Baker went through a list of things the Journal is doing that he thinks other news orgs should do, including being "genuinely independent": "You cannot become dependent on the companies on which you are reporting," Marshall reports he said. "We need to be mindful of journalistic ethics and standards."

During a Q&A someone asked whether social media is "just marketing." No, but Marshall reports Baker said, "We generally avoid reporters breaking news on Twitter. We generally break to paying subscribers."

Last November CNBC found that only about 16 percent of Twitter users frequently use the service to get breaking news. But 44 percent use it for breaking news at least some of the time.

James daSilva points out that the Journal recently broke really big news on Twitter:
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This July 20, 2012 file photo shows police outside of a Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo. after a shooting during the showing of a movie. Police and fire officials failed to tell each other when and where rescuers were needed following the Aurora theater shootings, according to reports obtained by the Denver Post. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Learning from prize-winning journalism: how to cover a breaking news story

In Poynter’s e-book, “Secrets of Prize-Winning Journalism,” we highlight and examine 10 award-winning works from 2013 through interviews with their creators.

These works are inspiring. They’re also instructive. Starting with the “secrets” shared with us by their creators, we’ve extracted … Read more

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Web app Relay makes multimedia reporting presentable during breaking news

With Relay, a new platform for live blogging in all its forms, Randy Abramson hopes he has solved a problem for news organizations in need of a central, well-designed hub for multimedia in breaking-news situations.

Abramson is director of audio/video … Read more

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Reporter at Arapahoe: ‘I have to hug every student I interview, I can’t help it’

Among the members of the media reporting via Twitter from the scene of Friday's shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, Denver Post reporter Ryan Parker's tweets stood out. He posted photos, news and on occasion wrote about what it's like to cover an event like this.   (more...)
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Journalists under attack: Pros offer safety advice

Look at this page on the Committee to Protect Journalists’ website and feel a pain in your gut. The site documents the 45 journalists who have been killed on the job worldwide this year. Most were covering human rights, politics … Read more

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Breaking News app’s alerts can shout all day or stay out of your way

Behind the buzz-buzz of a smartphone alert could come anything: News of the death of Osama bin Laden, or a “we have to talk” text, or an email with that job offer, finally.

Or it could be news of a … Read more

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Passengers evacuate the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday Nov. 1, 2013, in Los Angeles. Shots were fired at Los Angeles International Airport, prompting authorities to evacuate a terminal and stop flights headed for the city from taking off from other airports. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Breaking News: Resources for covering shootings

Today’s shooting at the Los Angeles airport is another reminder that covering breaking news can be fraught with opportunities to get it wrong.

A fake tweet picked up by media outlets in the heat of the shooting coverage is an … Read more

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This is my story about the breaking news errors that just happened

As a reporter covering media mistakes, I’ll start with a scene-setting look at a recent breaking news event.

Confusion reigns. Journalists rush and compete to gather the latest information.

Large news organizations flood the zone. Live blogs kickoff. Scanners get

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The media’s mistakes in covering Navy Yard shooting

Breaking news is never pretty -- anyone who hungers for facts and speed during a story as fluid as Monday's shootings in Washington, D.C., is asking for a lot. Still, there were some notable screwups today, like...

Identifying suspect without official confirmation NBC and CBS retracted reports identifying the shooter as Rollie Chance. By that time, online detectives had found Chance's LinkedIn page and a photo that purports to be him.

 

NBC News was more careful later: (more...)
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Former Houston Chronicle editor on breaking news: ‘Often AP is behind the game’

In a clip that accompanies the DVD release of "Citizen Hearst," Houston Chronicle Executive Editor and Executive Vice President Jeff Cohen introduces Sylvia Wood, who was at the time an editor on the Hearst-owned paper's breaking-news "Go Team" (she left the paper in September and now works for the Houston Independent School District). "Our goal every day is to be fast, first and accurate," Wood says in the clip, which was filmed last summer, describing her work:

We look at the TV broadcasts, we look at the TV websites. We're looking at Twitter. Often AP is behind the game when it comes to breaking news; we can get it faster from a lot of other sources. So besides covering the news landscape we're also looking at what kinds of stories people are talking about. We can do a lot of aggregations on buzzy viral topics that are gonna engage readers with the website. So besides the breaking news, we're also looking at, What is it that people want to talk about today? What are they going to click on that they want to talk with their friends about?
The clip is part of a special feature called "The State of News," which looks at just that and features interviews with journalists within and without the Hearst corporation.

Correction: This post originally failed to mention Wood had left the Chronicle since the clip was filmed last year.
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