Twitter launches 'Curator,' its answer to Storify

Twitter On Tuesday, just days after introducing its Meerkat rival Periscope, Twitter rolled out its potential rival to Storify: Curator, a new product designed to enable media publishers and eventually lay users to search the flood of tweets and vines in the Twitterverse, filter them by content or author, curate them, and package them into a coherent storyline. Read More

Death and writing short - the missing SXSW session

I once heard the great Francis X. Clines of the New York Times tell a group of journalists never to apologize for writing about death.  “We tell the morbid truth,” he said. I was scheduled to deliver a workshop on “How to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times” on St. Patrick’s Day at SXSW.  But on Friday the Thirteenth … Read More

New study finds millennials are strong news consumers, but take an indirect path

Millennials are getting a bad rap as a newsless and disengaged generation, according to a new study of their news habits. But print newspapers and digital home pages are not their main way of finding what they are looking for. Rather social media and search are the two top avenues for finding news, according to a report released today … Read More

The death of Mr. Spock was the most tweeted story in February

NewsWhip, the Dublin-based technology company that tracks how news stories are shared on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and other social media sites, has released its list of the most tweeted news Web sites for the month of February. Here are the details. The British Broadcasting Corporation easily won Twitter last month, as its stories were shared more than 5 … Read More

Tech blog Gigaom shuts down

Good morning. Here are 9 media stories. 'This hurts more than I can say' Gigaom, the tech blog founded in 2006 by journalist Om Malik, has shut down due to apparent financial problems. Several staffers, including senior writer Mathew Ingram, tweeted about the news Monday. "This hurts more than I can say: I was just told Gigaom is shutting … Read More

'Tweet your story four times' and other advice from’s Erica Palan and Diana Lind

Melody Kramer spoke with's Erica Palan on Tuesday about how Palan works with her coworkers on social. Included in that conversation was the mention of a recent workshop for staff at, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News called "How to get your story read." After Tuesday's story, people asked Palan to see the presentation … Read More

Twitter's data editor named contributing editor at

Simon Rogers, data editor at Twitter, will be a contributing editor at, the company announced Wednesday. At Vox, Rogers will develop "data journalism and visualization tools" and improve the editorial, design and product teams, according to a press release from Vox Media. He will keep his job at Twitter. Rogers, the founder of The Guardian's data blog, … Read More

24 hours of immigration reform reporting on Twitter

President Obama’s executive action on immigration provoked a predictable political storm on Twitter, with politicians, pundits and the perennially opinionated staking out their positions.  A Twitter visualization shows tweets peaked at about 9,500 tweets a minute during the president’s White House speech on Thursday, Nov. 20. But while the social media platform heaved under the weight of immigration-related tweets, … Read More