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Social network Reddit offers live-reporting feature

admin | February 28, 2014

Live-blogging for breaking news, deciphering the role of the social media editor, advertising for local news and more are found in this week's [Digital Media Mash Up](http://cima.ned.org/tools-and-resources/digital-media-mash), produced by the [Center for International Media Assistance](http://cima.ned.org/).

Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories: 

**Reddit embraces its role as a journalistic entity with new live-reporting feature**
 
Reddit is beta testing a new feature that allows users to create and update live blogs about breaking news events such as the recent uprising in Ukraine or the war in Syria — a move that could be a valuable addition to the cause of “open-source journalism.” ([Gigaom](http://gigaom.com/2014/02/25/reddit-embraces-its-role-as-a-journalistic-...), 2/25)

**Beyond tweeting: Demystifying the social media editor**

Digiday spoke to several social media editors at both established and up-and-coming publishers to learn what they think outsiders misunderstand about the role of a social media editor. ([Digiday](http://digiday.com/publishers/whats-social-media-editor-good-anyway/), 2/27)  

**Local newspapers and TV stations are building their own private ad exchange with Google**

After a reboot and the rise of programmatic ad buying, the Local Media Consortium is hoping that news outlets can have more market leverage negotiating as a group than as individuals. ([Nieman Lab](http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/02/local-media-outlets-band-together-in-a-...), 2/24)

**BBC social media tips for effective Twitter sharing**

The BBC's Mark Frankel shares tips for making news content more engaging after the corporation topped a list of the most-shared media content by UK Twitter users. ([Journalism.co.uk](http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/bbc-social-media-tips-for-effective-twi...), 2/27) 

_CIMA offers the Mash Up free via email. Sign up [here](http://cima.ned.org/tools-and-resources/digital-media-mash)._

_Image CC-licensed on Flickr via [devin.berg](http://www.flickr.com/photos/devinberg/5303901490/sizes/m/in/photostream/)._

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