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

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

Lessons for journalists from the New York Times TV show

IJNet screened the first four episodes of NYTV, the new local TV show that uses videos from The New York Times, and found some valuable lessons for journalists.

Nicole Martinelli | June 16, 2011

Citizen journalists in Mexico monitor border safety via Twitter

In a country where reporting can be treacherous, people are using Twitter to spread news.
Drug cartels are making Mexico's borders more dangerous than ever. People who used to cross over into Texas for shopping jaunts and tourist excursions no longer felt safe on the roads. Enter anonymous Twitter accounts with real-time reports.

Nicole Martinelli | June 13, 2011