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Anthony De Rosa

Jersey City, NJ
Production Manager, The Daily Show
Covers:  economics, syria, cybercrime, politics, afghanistan, world news, tech, japan, russia, euro zone, mexico, china, africa

Digital Production Manager for @TheDailyShow with @TrevorNoah

Anthony is Editor is the Digital Production Manager for The Daily Show.

Previously, he was Editor In Chief at Circa.

Prior to Circa, Anthony was the Social Media Editor for Reuters, 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.

The New York Times declared him ...

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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 Response to “The End of Twitter”

medium.com — I really enjoy and usually agree with much of what Joshua Topolsky has to say about the world of tech and media but felt compelled to respond to his New Yorker article "The End of Twitter" I wanted to annotate it with Genius but for whatever reason, wasn't able to, so I'll post sections I want to respond to here: It wasn't that long ago that I - and many other people I know - would have argued that Twitter was more than just another social network.

Response to “The End of Twitter”

medium.com — I really enjoy and usually agree with much of what Joshua Topolsky has to say about the world of tech and media but felt compelled to respond to his New Yorker article "The End of Twitter" I wanted to annotate it with Genius but for whatever reason, wasn't able to, so I'll post sections I want to respond to here: It wasn't that long ago that I - and many other people I know - would have argued that Twitter was more than just another social network.

Reacts to Obama gun address

The disconnect between traditional media and user generated content.

medium.com — The most newsworthy stuff citizens have will rarely be sent to networks directly The majority of newsworthy video out of Syria, Egypt and all over the world, shot by camera phone finds its way to YouTube by way of citizens.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

medium.com — Circa was an atom in the universe of Semantic Web and Structured Journalism. I'd like to think we created a Big Bang, which resulted in apps like NYT Now, WSJ's "What's News", Yahoo's News Digest and countless others. However, we didn't create the concept, we just built upon it and hopefully took it further than it had been executed, or conceptualized before.

Standing On The Shoulders of Giants

medium.com — Circa was an atom in the universe of Semantic Web and Structured Journalism. I'd like to think we created a Big Bang, which resulted in apps like NYT Now, WSJ's "What's News", Yahoo's News Digest and countless others. However, we didn't create the concept, we just built upon it and hopefully took it further than it had been executed, or conceptualized before.

Social Pope (with images, tweets) · antderosa · Storify

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.

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.
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Apr 28, 2016

@readDanwrite @nytimes yeah, though I think you now can turn off non-breaking-news alerts, for awhile they pushed features w/o an opt-out

Apr 28, 2016

@readDanwrite for me too but again, we are the 1%, the 99% do not use Twitter

Apr 28, 2016

@readDanwrite I feel more suckered by mobile push alerts that lead me to a home page, at least this gives me a page to refresh to news later

Apr 28, 2016

@readDanwrite I’d prefer a way to “follow” that Bloomberg story to get updates as it develops

Apr 28, 2016

@readDanwrite point being, why not do both the tweet and the headline page, there’s nothing lost by having it anywhere + everywhere

Apr 28, 2016

@readDanwrite not as much as they used to but probably still a sizable number, @joshuatopolsky probably knows.

Apr 28, 2016

Is there video anywhere from last night of that Boehner comment about Cruz?Is there video anywhere from last night of that Boehner comment about Cruz?


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