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News organizations embrace social data in 2012 election coverage

News organizations are crunching social media data in creative new ways as they fire up new websites and apps for 2012 election coverage.

The latest to debut is The Washington Post’s @MentionMachine, a web app launched Tuesday that monitors … Read more


NBC Philadelphia station reports the news on Foursquare

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The local NBC station in Philadelphia has started reporting news on location-based social network Foursquare. Initially, NBC 10 will pick one lead story a day and have a reporter check in on Foursquare from relevant locations and leave text and photo news updates. Later, this will extend to multiple stories and individual Foursquare accounts for each reporter. “Local news is truly driven by location and the act of checking-in further connects our audience to the news we deliver each day,” Chris Blackman, the station's vice president of news, told Lost Remote. || Earlier: Wall Street Journal launches Foursquare partnership
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Cincinnati Enquirer uses bacon to fight Foursquare for local audience with Porkappolis

The Cincinnati Enquirer plans to beat Foursquare at its own game.

The paper is rolling out a location-based services (LBS) app, Porkappolis, that will understand the city in a way national competitors like Foursquare, Gowalla or Yelp can’t, according … Read more


Foursquare to compete for local users with content help from

Aiming to fight off “check-in” fatigue, Foursquare has signed a deal to provide local news and reviews to users of its location-based service.

Todd Wasserman reports the new partnership with launched Monday:

“Someone who checks in while in

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Cincinnati Enquirer launches Foursquare-like iPhone app

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The Cincinnati Enquirer on Wednesday released a Foursquare-like iPhone app that lets users check in, earn badges, win prizes and get “inside information” on local deals around town.

Called Porkappolis, the project is a white label … Read more


National Post’s social media strategy reflects audience needs

Social Times

Canada’s National Post takes an organic approach to its social media efforts, starting small and responding to audience needs as the initiatives grow, reports Lauren Dugan.

Dugan interviewed Chris Boutet, a senior producer for digital media at the … Read more