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A new tool to analyze China's microblogging platform

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A new tool to analyze China's microblogging platform

IJNet | May 17, 2013

A new tool to analyze China's microblogging platform, how investing in long-form stories pays off for publishers, and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA).

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

WeiboSuite: a new tool to analyze Sina Weibo

WeiboSuite is a new toolbox for journalists and netizens who want to understand the content of Chinese microblogging site Sina Weibo. Created by data journalists from the University of Hong Kong, WeiboSuite provides English translations of censored materials on Weibo and tools to translate textual images. Global Voices

This is what happens when publishers invest in long stories

Why quality, not velocity, is the future of online news. Fast Company

Can citizen journalism move beyond crisis reporting?

The aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings demonstrated yet another significant marker for citizen journalism. Felix Salmon, in an excellent post on the Reuters blog, wrote that the manhunt for a suspect in the bombings "in many ways represented the first fully interactive news story." PBS MediaShift

The newsonomics of where NewsRight went wrong

It was promoted as a way for the newspaper industry to protect its content and generate a new revenue stream. What does NewsRight’s quiet death tell us about the state of the business? Nieman Journalism Lab

Mapping digital media: Kazakhstan

The story of Kazakhstani media is of two contrasting dynamics: the increasingly controlled and innovation-shy offline space, and the vibrant, less-restricted digital environment. Open Society Foundations

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Image: Sina Weibo logo via bfishadow.

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