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
Image: Sina Weibo logo via bfishadow.