Tag Archives: social media

I believe, reprise

While I don’t feel that any of my initial beliefs about journalism have changed, I do feel that they have grown tremendously. If I were to rewrite my “I believe” statements, I would include three major additions. I believe that social media is an integral and growing aspect of journalism and how we share information. […]

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Where Fake News Goes to Die

My choice for this week is the CNN story, Where Fake News Goes to Die, from March 10th, 2017. http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/us/snopes-day-in-the-life-trnd/ It’s less a “day in the life” story, as promised by the URL, than an abridged history of mythbusting website Snopes.com, coupled with information about their procedure. In light of the influence of fake news on the 2016 […]

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NewsBridge: Using Social Media to Bridge Information Gap for Millennials

Knight News Team 6 Megan Von Ermen, Roland Davidson and Hadley Tuthill Project Title: NewsBridge: Using Social Media to Bridge Information Gap for Millennials ProductName: NewsBridge Requested Amount: $2500 Expected Amount of time to Complete Project: 6 months Describe your Project: The goal of our projects is to reduce the time burden that finding news […]

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Snapchat Discover One Year Later: How 23 Media Companies Are Building Stories For Evan Spiegel

Smart phone apps and social media sites have found creative new ways to spread news in the past couple years. This article discusses the growth of Snapchat’s “Discover” feature, since its launch in January 2015. Publishers are still facing issues with formatting, as news stories have to fit the vertical layout; investment, since consumers do […]

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Synapps: Making the Invisible Connections Visible

The Knewies Knight News Challenge Sally Plank | Jacob Podell | Brie Winnega Project Title: Synapps Requested Amount: $90,000 Time Frame: Eight month pilot, one additional year for full roll-out Project Description: Synapps is a social media app that provides a platform for people coping with mental illnesses to connect. When a user first opens […]

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Point Blank: Load, Take Aim, Impact

Knight News Challenge: Marley Kalt, Karishma Ahuja, Grace Kuan, Justine Smith Project Title: Point Blank: Load, Take Aim, Impact Requested Amount $50,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete Project 8 months Describe your Project: Point Blank is a company designed to combat slacktivism. Through a website and mobile application, we will help our users be […]

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Rooted News, A Closed-Loop News Source Starting with You

Knight News Challenge Project Title: Rooted News—A Closed-Loop News Source Starting with You   Team 3: Katie Borowicz, Taylor Dunivin, Lindsey Scullen Requested Amount:  $10,000 Expected Amount of Time to Complete Project:  Ann Arbor Prototype:  1 year Worldwide social media site:  10 years   Description (500 words) So, the plan:  Localize environmental news by way of […]

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#Election2012

Classmates, In order to make the Storfiy as easy as possible to create, I think it might be wise to include a single hashtag in all of our tweets on Tuesday. For example, the Daily is using #umichvotes to search for tweets and create its Storify for the election. We could either use that as […]

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Social Media and News

It’s interesting how many people are actually on Facebook these days. In fact, when I meet someone who doesn’t have a Facebook, I find it strange. How else am I supposed to learn every detail about them? Not that I stalk every single one of my Facebook friends, social media does provide that option. I […]

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Twitter

Hi everyone, I don’t know if you all have Twitter accounts, but if so I think it would be worthwhile for us all to follow each other — especially for the city council meetings when we attend (and this seems relevant to this weeks topic). I’ve listed mine below, so feel free to comment on […]

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