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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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You can use Getty Images for free, sort of

The Wall Street Journal | The Verge | BBC | Nieman Lab The "sort of" is you're using Twitter, Tumblr or "non-commercial WordPress blogs," Georgia Wells reported in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday after Getty Images announced they'd make a whole lot of images available for free.
On Wednesday, the company unveiled the embed tool, which will allow users to include images on websites, such as non-commercial WordPress blogs. The eligible images also come with buttons for Tumblr and Twitter, where a link to the image can be shared. (The image itself doesn’t appear on Twitter, however.)
Poynter is a nonprofit, and we do use WordPress. But we do sell ads against our content. So I think it's OK that I pulled this shot this morning, because, well, look at that guy. (more...)
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Tech writer Manjoo jumps to NYT after spending ‘like four seconds at the WSJ’

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Farhad Manjoo, the former Slate tech columnist who joined the Wall Street Journal in September as Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher were planning to take the AllThingsD crew elsewhere, will join the New York Times. He replaces David Pogue, now at Yahoo.

Manjoo took to LinkedIn to explain the departure despite the fact that his "new job at the WSJ and the colleagues I’d found myself working with were pretty much perfect." (more...)
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The New York Times hires Michael Forsythe

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Former Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe now works for The New York Times, according to a Times story on Sunday by Christine Haughney.

Forsythe, based in Hong Kong, left Bloomberg News in November after Bloomberg held an investigative story "because of fears that Bloomberg would be expelled from China," Haughney wrote.
After Bloomberg News published an article in June 2012 on the family wealth of Xi Jinping, at that time the incoming Communist Party chief, sales of Bloomberg terminals in China slowed, as officials ordered state enterprises not to subscribe. Officials also blocked Bloomberg’s website on Chinese servers, and the company has been unable to get residency visas for new journalists.
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Wall Street Journal and Reuters confirm China has unblocked sites

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China has unblocked the Chinese-language sites of both The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, according to a story Monday by Steven Millward for Tech In Asia.

Colleen Schwartz, with corporate communications for the Wall Street Journal, confirmed via e-mail that the Journal's site had been unblocked.

Heather Carpenter, public relations manager with Reuters, also confirmed via e-mail Monday that Reuters has been unblocked in China.

Millward reports that the WSJ was blocked in November.
The Chinese edition of Reuters went blank at around the same time. That all came amidst a global controversy over foreign reporters’ visas. Reuters’ veteran reporter Paul Mooney was one of several foreign reporters that faced being kicked out of China at the end of the year as authorities seemed not very keen on renewing their journalists’ visa. However, all the affected reporters were eventually granted the paperwork to keep their bureaus operating.
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YouTube beats Twitter in reaching news consumers

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YouTube reaches a greater part of the population with news at 10 percent than Twitter does with just 8 percent, according to a post by Caroline O'Donovan for Nieman Journalism Lab. On Thursday, O'Donovan reported on a study from Pew Research, "News Use Across Social Media." The results are mostly not surprising, she writes. But how far social media platforms reach with the general population might be. According to Pew, YouTube reaches 51 percent of adults in the U.S., and "even though only a fifth of its users get news there, that amounts to 10% of the adult population, which puts it on par with Twitter. Twitter reaches just 16% of U.S. adults, but half (8% of U.S. adults) use it for news." And YouTube's reach could be ready to grow. (more...)
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A general view of the Olympic Fisht stadium is seen in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Print journalists who use social media at Sochi Olympics could lose accreditation

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There will be no tweeting, no Instagram-ing, no Vine-ing, and nothing caught on "amateur-standard technology," for reporters at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Max Seddon reported Monday in BuzzFeed.
Vasily Konov, head of the state-run R-Sport news agency, which controls accreditation at February’s games, told a seminar for sports journalists on Friday that print reporters using any sort of multimedia would be “considered a serious violation and lead to their accreditation being canceled,” several Russian outlets reported. Only journalists with professional equipment and special badges will be allowed to do so.
But according to a report Monday afternon in USA Today, journalists can tweet and Instagram, a spokesman with the International Olympic Committee said, but they can't post videos. (more...)
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Writers on WSJ blog that published Suzanne Somers post ‘have leeway in expressing their views’

Larry Rout edits The Experts, a blog at The Wall Street Journal that published a now-rather-famous post by Suzanne Somers. I asked to interview its editor after reading a month's worth of posts on The Experts, including a series on "Google Glasses" (the product's name is Google Glass) and one with the headline "How China’s Positionining Itself as the Global Energy-Technology Leader." Yes, "Positionining." (more...)
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Off-the-record meeting with Holder leads to on-the-record quotes

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Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Jerry Seib, New York Daily News Washington bureau chief Jim Warren, New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer and Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris attended an off-the-record meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday evening in Washington, D.C.

Holder called the meeting to discuss how his department's guidelines for investigating news organizations following revelations of ham-handed investigations involving Associated Press and Fox News reporters. (more...)
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New York Times, Wall Street Journal drop paywalls for storm coverage

The New York Times will drop its paywall tonight to provide unlimited, free access as readers seek information about the massive winter storm hitting New York and the northeast.

"We're planning to drop the meter at 6 tonight & re-evaluate the situation tomorrow evening," said Vice President of Corporate Communications Eileen Murphy by email.

The Wall Street Journal is dropping its paywall as well, it says in an email:
Due to anticipated delivery disruptions because of the winter storm, The Wall Street Journal will be dropping its paywall beginning tonight at midnight through the weekend.
The Times plans to reinstate its paywall at 6 p.m. Saturday, Murphy said by email.

The WSJ and Times dropped their paywalls during Hurricane Sandy too. The Times remained free for five days due to the storm. (more...)
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