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Editor in Chief at Circa

Anthony De Rosa's Biography

Anthony is Editor in Chief at Circa

Previously, he was the Reuters Social Media Editor, integrating the “ambient wire” that exists on social networks, where news now breaks before anywhere else, into Reuters platforms. He was also host of Reuters TV's "Tech Tonic" and a Reuters columnist.

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Reuters Journalist of the Year

2011 - Best Storytelling Innovation
Anthony De Rosa joined Reuters as social media editor in July and immediately began pushing the boundaries of journalism, experimenting with new technologies to tell stories locally and internationally through the use of social platforms. Notably, two projects – the coverage of the Arab spring uprising and the London riots through social sources – established a new storytelling form by tracking reporting from all available sources in real time. By curating the “ambient wire,” Anthony and his team identify where news is happening and apply the same rigors of verification that the Reuters Trust Principles demand. Anthony’s work has attracted the attention of his peers in technology and journalism. NBC New York named him one of the “20 individuals who shape the local conversation.” He is a frequently quoted expert in new journalism and has taught classes across the country, most recently at Stanford.

El Mundo Journalist of the Year

2013 - Journalist of the Year, Reporter
Anthony De Rosa, chief editor of Circa received the Reporters Prize of the World from El Mundo in 2013, which he shared with Jennifer Preston of The New York Times. Both represent the future of journalism which is already present and the possibilities that new technologies offer to journalists. "Even me, the great opportunity that we provide social networking is that ability to connect with people around the world," Preston said. She added: "Social networks are great, fantastic, but ultimately what counts is journalism." For his part, De Rosa, an expert on information and mobile devices, predicted that "we are ready to change, to take the wisdom of the past and unite constant innovation offered by technology. We cannot settle into our old habits."

What does it mean to be a journalist?

To seek truth.

What advice can you offer to aspiring journalists?

Do not wait for someone to give you an opportunity, create your own. Create a blog, write about what you know.

When's the best time to pitch you?

I prefer not to be pitched unless you have exclusive information to provide. If you do, contact me anytime.

A rule for online news: Errors are inevitable; lack of transparency is not

latimes.com — In the digital realm, there are no hard deadlines. Editors can tweak a story and reporters can update it at any moment. The ability to revise without limit — virtually instantaneously — has, of course, revolutionized journalism. But most publications still haven't figured out a good way to alert readers to substantive changes and alterations.
Aug 25, 2015

YES, @AntDeRosa. A rule for online news: Errors are inevitable; lack of transparency is not nzzl.us/Y36Kcbk

Aug 25, 2015

RT @AntDeRosa: My Op-Ed for @latimes - A rule for online news: Errors are inevitable; lack of transparency is not latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/…

Aug 25, 2015

RT @AntDeRosa: My Op-Ed for @latimes - A rule for online news: Errors are inevitable; lack of transparency is not latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/…

Aug 25, 2015

My Op-Ed for @latimes - A rule for online news: Errors are inevitable; lack of transparency is not latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/…

Aug 25, 2015

RT @AntDeRosa: My Op-Ed for @latimes - A rule for online news: Errors are inevitable; lack of transparency is not latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/…

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The app world needs to be wild and free like the web

medium.com — We reached an inflection point long ago. The vast majority of users prefer apps over mobile web as they continue to prefer mobile over desktop in increasing numbers. The problem is that the folks who create what we consume don't have the same ability to create and iterate with the same flexibility and ease when building and tweaking apps as we do building and tweaking web experiences.

People who publish news ought to show their work

medium.com — There's two schools of thought when it comes to publishing news. There's the traditional approach, where you take your time and make sure you have multiple named sources you're personally and directly in contact with. That is, in my mind, the best possible way to ensure you're getting your facts straight.

How to Be a Good Internet Citizen During Breaking News

wired.com — A woman checks her phone while police officers monitor the situation near a CVS pharmacy that was looted and burned by rioters, April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Andrew Burton/Getty ImagesWhile "24/7 news" television networks covered the White House Correspondents dinner this past Saturday, many turned to Twitter to find out what was happening in...
Apr 29, 2015

I love @circa, but reading this reminds me that @AntDeRosa doesn’t write enough wired.com/2015/04/opinio…

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Feeding the beast that will make you its feast

medium.com — It's funny watching publishers produce content for micropub platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Kik, etc) but won't do it for themselves. Welcome to a micropublishing world, where most people are on smartphones, and you're helping build empires elsewhere instead of your own.

Why I don’t believe in “Inbox Zero”

medium.com — I gave up on Inbox Zero years ago. It always seemed to me like an elaborate game of whack a mole. I used to create folder after folder trying to compartmentalize and file away each and every email with the misguided idea that somehow I would more easily find what I need later, and that I'd taken action on what needed action taken.

We were the guppies, now they’re coming for the whales

medium.com — I've been saying this for awhile but Mat really articulates it well here. Today, with reports that Facebook will display full content from New York Times and others natively inside Facebook just compounds the fact that publishers aren't willing to do what Facebook will do for them: build an optimal reading experience for mobile (particularly smartphone) consumption.

The hyperbole of tech media

medium.com — We see this every time a new toy comes around that happens to grab the attention of a small group of people in the tech and media bubble. A few months ago it was "Yo," which many of you probably have already forgotten was a way to notify people by push notification with a simple "Yo" message.

2014 Reuters Journalists Of The Year Awards

Mar 04, 2015

Thank you @LaurenYoung for tweeting the @Reuters Journalists of the Year awards for 2014, here are all the winners: storify.com/antderosa/2014…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @AntDeRosa: Thank you @LaurenYoung for tweeting the @Reuters Journalists of the Year awards for 2014, here are all the winners: storify.com/antderosa/2014…

Mar 05, 2015

Missed my @Reuters Journalist of the Year tweets? @AntDeRosa was kind enough to @Storify. Congrats to the winners! bit.ly/1DPeFPf

Mar 05, 2015

RT @LaurenYoung: Missed my @Reuters Journalist of the Year tweets? @AntDeRosa was kind enough to @Storify. Congrats to the winners! bit.ly/1DPeFPf

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The Death of Platforms

soupsoup.tumblr.com — Facebook isn’t going away, neither is Twitter, nor Tumblr. No offense to Tumblr but in a perfect world, we wouldn’t have any of these platforms. In a perfect world everyone would have their own piece of the web that they own entirely.
Mar 02, 2015

@davewiner thanks Dave, as for ‘digital sharecropping’ soupsoup.tumblr.com/post/280025563… (though even sharecroppers got a share!)

Mar 24, 2015

RT @jcstearns: In 2011 @AntDeRosa wrote about the "death of platforms" & "the networked individual." Worth reading again this week: http://…

Mar 24, 2015

RT @jcstearns: In 2011 @AntDeRosa wrote about the "death of platforms" & "the networked individual." Worth reading again this week: http://…

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Sep 04, 2015

@Storify is there any way to send tweets to a Storify story from the iOS8 version of Twitter's native app?

Sep 04, 2015

RT @JuliaDavisNews: The Arab world’s wealthiest nations are doing next to nothing for #Syria’s refugees wapo.st/1UqKawW

Sep 04, 2015

RT @AP: MORE: Austria's chancellor says they will allow passage to Germany for refugees and migrants bused from Hungary: apne.ws/1NT8bIW

Sep 04, 2015

RT @Refugees: This is a primarily refugee crisis. All states must honor their obligations in keeping with international law. trib.al/RKafr53