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Nicole Martinelli

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A San Francisco native, she has lived and worked in Italy, writing about science and tech as well as design and art for publications including Wired, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal Europe. She has a master’s degree in communications from L'Universita' degli Studi di Firenze in Florence, Italy and a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University.

Latest Stories

What Mafia Wars can teach news sites about community building

News sites often seem interested only in earning eyeballs and getting readers to behave themselves on comment threads. But what if they harnessed passionate reader interest the way game communities do?

Nicole Martinelli | July 01, 2011

Blogs give striking journalists a voice

Journalists who had issues with management once resorted to news blackouts and picketing. Now they also take the protest online.

Nicole Martinelli | June 30, 2011

Twitter launches Twitter for Newsrooms

Social media company Twitter has launched a new series of guidelines for using its messaging service in the newsroom. The guide has four categories designed to help journalists report, engage with readers, publish and get support when problems arise.

Nicole Martinelli | June 27, 2011

New York blog seeks long-form journalism stories

Website Gothamist will pay $5,000 for a long-form journalism story that it also plans to publish as an e-book.

Nicole Martinelli | June 24, 2011

Info overload? Free tool Summify culls news from social media

Summify monitors your social media accounts to create a top news page based on your followers and topics.

Nicole Martinelli | June 24, 2011

BBC Earth teams with SEGA for "groundbreaking experience"

If news is increasingly entertainment, BBC Earth's pairing with video game maker SEGA moves that idea along faster than Sonic the Hedgehog.

Nicole Martinelli | June 22, 2011

Random House expands e-book series for long-form journalism

Today's newspaper may be tomorrow's fish wrap, but one U.S. publisher hopes to give long-form journalism a little more staying power with e-books.

Nicole Martinelli | June 20, 2011

BBC: We're not creating an iPhone app for live broadcasts

The news that the BBC would be creating a new iPhone app to beam stories live spread faster than an Internet hoax. One small problem: that's not what the venerable news organization plans to do.

Nicole Martinelli | June 17, 2011

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