The Wall Street Journal on mobile's impact on journalism

by IJNet
Oct 30, 2018 in Miscellaneous

How mobile has shifted journalism, why reporters prefer Twitter to Facebook, the virality of news stories and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

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

Watch this Wall Street Journal video on the impact of mobile on journalism

For those trying to get to grips with how best to reach mobile audiences with their content, this short video from the Wall Street Journal is well worth a watch. (, 11/13)

Why do journalists prefer Twitter to Facebook?

I spent the weekend at O'Reilly Media's "News Foo" conference, which brings together journalists, publishers, tech types and Werewolf players. And over and again, I got the same question: Why are journalists so obsessed with Twitter? - Ezra Klein, Wonkblog editor (Washington Post, 11/11)

Why so serious? Maybe because data shows news stories can get shared just as often as lighter fare

An NPR Digital Services analysis of news stories at public radio stations found that fun and serious stories were shared on Facebook at roughly the same rate. (Nieman Journalism Lab, 11/13)

Viral journalism and the valley of ambiguity

Once you've worked as a writer and editor in the world of social media for a decade, the way I have, you start to notice patterns. - Annalee Newitz (io9, 11/13)

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