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New York City
Editor-in-Chief — Circa
Covers:  Economics, Syria, Cybercrime, Politics, Afghanistan, World News, Tech, Japan, Russia, Euro Zone, Mexico, China, Africa

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.

How do I use GPGTools to create a PGP email?

support.gpgtools.org — GPGTools, GPGMail, Support, Customer, Issues, Troubleshooting, Problem, GPGServices, GPG Keychain Access, GKA, MacGPG, MacGPG2, GPGPreferences, MacGPG1, Mobile OpenPGP

We Have the Technological Ability to Keep Americans Safe WITHOUT Spying On Everyone

washingtonsblog.com — Tech Fixes to Illegal Spying NSA spying whistleblower Edward Snowden says that NSA agents as well as private contractors who work for the American security services can decide on their own to access any American's digital communications. Snowden said in a video interview that he could from Hawaii "wiretap anyone from you or your accountant to a federal judge to even the president."

The benefit of "Tweetstorms"

storify.com — A Social Media Story storified by Anthony De Rosa

Circa World Cup (with tweets) · antderosa · Storify

storify.com — A Social Media Story storified by Anthony De Rosa

If I unfollowed you

storify.com — Reasons why Jack Shafer may have unfollowed you

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Should we alert readers to avoid speculative reports?

branch.com — There's been a lot of poor reporting around the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, leading to a confused public unable to separate fact from fiction. Is it useful for journalists to point out the questionable accuracy of reports based on anonymous and unreliable sources?

The network effect of bad information

medium.com — There's a seemingly irresistible need to be second. People want to be the first to take something they've found and move it across a wider network. Most of the time they're not bothering to check into what they're sharing.

The network effect of bad infomation

medium.com — There's a seemingly irresistible need to be second. People want to be the first to take something they've found and move it across a wider network. Most of the time they're not bothering to check into what they're sharing.

Mobile Apps, Websites, Internet Business, etc

medium.com — I'm not dogmatic about either side of the debate when it comes to using Reddit to crowdsource information that may lead to better understanding about live events. This isn't limited to Reddit but is true for any platform available to the public where they can share what they're seeing with the world.
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Oct 21, 2014

RT @jguynn: Marissa Mayer says Tumblr will generate more than $100 million in revenue in 2015 $YHOO

Oct 21, 2014

RT @petersontee: Tumblr + Flurry = $1.3 billion, says Mayer. Tumblr was $1.1 billion

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Circa: Yahoo reported mobile revenue for the first time ever: $200M in Q3, expects it to top $1.2B by the end of 2014 cir.ca/news/yahoo-fin… $YHOO

Oct 21, 2014

Circa explains: Would a US travel ban be effective against Ebola? cir.ca/news/explainer…

Oct 21, 2014

Women in Hollywood can’t win. Grow old, you lose work. Try to look younger, people mock you. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Oct 21, 2014

@ksablan @chrishams @BuzzFeed At least in relation to older, more established news brands.

Oct 21, 2014

@ksablan @chrishams @BuzzFeed Though we may be too deep inside the media bubble to understand that BF is still relatively unknown.



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