Are social shares a good metric for judging journalism?

byIJNet
Jul 12, 2013 in Digital Journalism

Insights from social sharing of news stories, Twitter as a source of breaking news 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:

Are social shares a good metric for judging journalism?

Sharing metrics have their share of flaws but offer unprecedented insights. Fortune

The new news business

For most of the 20th century, any list of America's wealthiest families would include quite a few publishers generally considered to be in the news business. While many of those families remain wealthy today, their historic core businesses are in steep decline (or worse). CNN Money

Study of 51 million tweets finds Twitter no quicker than newswires at breaking news

Twitter is not set to replace traditional newswires as a source for breaking news, researchers say. Press Gazette

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