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CNN, Twitter team collaborate on news mining tool

TechCrunch | Dataminr
CNN and Twitter are collaborating on a tool called Dataminr for News that would help journalists sift through the blizzard of tweets for breaking news and feature story ideas, reports TechCrunch's Anthony Ha.

The CNN team cited a few examples of how they’ve used Dataminr for News already — they said it helped them spot stories or find eyewitness sources in the past weekend’s mall shooting, in the recent Beijing-bound flight that had to turn around due to turbulence, and in the story of a Brooklyn cupcake shop that was bombarded with Obamacare-related calls. (more...)
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Journalists offer different perspectives on what to do with audience data

Younger staff in The Atlantic newsroom have a knack for sourcing their stories through social media, and getting them read that way, too, J.J. Gould, executive editor at TheAtlantic.com, said Monday morning at the Poynter Institute.

Gould was part of … Read more

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Jury finds Courtney Love did not defame in first American Twibel trial

SPIN After a seven-day trial and a few hours of deliberation, the jury ruled in favor of Courtney Love in the first defamation trial in the U.S. involving a tweet. According to SPIN Magazine, the jury was not convinced Love published the tweet with a reckless disregard for the truth:
While the 12-person jury agreed that Love's public statement was false and likely injurious to [Rhonda] Holmes, they were not convinced that Love didn't believe it to be true. They were asked: "Did Rhonda Holmes prove by clear and convincing evidence that Courtney Love knew it was false or doubted the truth of it?" And the answer was, "No." And regarding a statement she made to reporter Alan Cross about an unnamed attorney (Holmes), the jury decided that Cross had no reason to know Holmes was indeed the subject thereof.
In the 2010 tweet, Love posted a tweet insinuating Holmes, her former attorney, had taken a bribe. Love later stated she intended her post to be a private message. Love was not present when the judgment was issued; many did not expect a verdict until next week. Related: How Courtney Love and U.S.’s first Twitter libel trial could impact journalists
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How Miami Beach Police used Twitter to share Justin Bieber news

Detective Vivian Hernandez got a call Thursday morning from a media outlet in the Philippines. "I'm like, the Philippines? Really?" she said Thursday in a phone interview with Poynter. Yep, the Philippines. The outlet wanted the arrest affidavit and mug shot of Justin Bieber. So Hernandez, media relations officer with the city of Miami Beach, directed them to the department's Twitter account. Of course, you know, by now, what this is all about. Justin Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach early Thursday morning for a number of offenses, including drunk driving and resisting arrest. You know, probably, because the news is everywhere. And Bieber's mugshot and arrest record are everywhere because the Miami Beach Police Department tweeted them, along with similar info about Khalil Sharief, who was also charged with DUI in the incident. (more...)
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Meet Dan Corcoran, Poynter’s 100,000th Twitter follower

Poynter launched its Twitter account with a tweet that was the social-media version of a mic check. And now almost six-and-a-half years later, we've passed 100,000 followers. But identifying that 100,000th follower was tricky -- follower lists are not static. One strong candidate: Kodast Media out of South Kurdistan. Alas, Kodast Media hasn't started tweeting yet, and we couldn't figure out contact info from the Facebook page to which kodast.com redirects, so we have decided to designate, somewhat arbitrarily, our 100,000th follower as Dan Corcoran, a reporter at WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., who clicked "Follow" at roughly the same time.
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How Courtney Love and U.S.’s first Twitter libel trial could impact journalists

How does defamation law apply in the context of Twitter?

We may find out very soon thanks to Courtney Love, who is the first person to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet in a U.S. courtroom when the Gordon & Holmes Read more

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PoynterVision: @webjournalist on how he builds his personal brand

How has Robert Hernandez created a successful persona on Twitter as @webjournalist with over 11,500 followers? He says he decided to be just who he is.

Hernandez, digital journalism professor at USC Annenberg, adjunct faculty at Poynter and music fan, … Read more

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Story of Twitter’s startup based on NYT reporter’s book bound for TV

Variety | The Hollywood Reporter Lionsgate will adapt New York Times columnist and reporter Nick Bilton's book on Twitter's beginnings for a TV series, Variety's AJ Marechal reports Wednesday. Bilton's book, "Hatching Twitter," recounts the story of four hacker buddies who started the social media network that grew to over 230 million users, leaving a trail of power struggles and broken friendships in its wake. (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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#2013, Twitter looks back at the news

On Thursday, Twitter released a look back at 2013 and the news that hashtagged its way around the world.
Gabriel Stricker, Twitter's vice president of marketing and communications, writes that this year, people used Twitter "to add an extra and distinctive element to global news stories."

Here's a quick look at several moments from the last year.

In January, President Obama was inaugurated for his second term in office and Jonathan Karl, chief White House correspondent for ABC News, shared this. (more...)
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