New York Times social media reporter Jen Preston was smeared with a charge of bias as she reported on President Obama's use of Twitter in the debt-ceiling debate. Here's what happened. Obama called on Americans to use Twitter to ask their elected representatives to compromise on an agreement; Preston asked White House staff to clarify what hashtag people should use, and then she retweeted their response.
Washington Post | Fox Sports | Media Matters The longtime NBC sportscaster delivered a straight-to-camera commentary during halftime of the Sunday night broadcast, calling for tighter gun control after a Kansas City Chiefs player shot and killed his girlfriend and himself over the weekend.
One of two things happened on Monday: Veteran political news analyst Cokie Roberts joined Twitter and began a hapless and uncharacteristically snarky campaign of ranting, later mistaking Twitter for Google and tweeting Applebee's-related search queries; or Someone pretending to be Roberts decided to start a hoax account mocking the twitterphobic NPR and ABC journalist.
Reynolds Journalism Institute The public's trust in the institution of the press may be fading, and digital platforms have opened the publishing world to anyone with a desire to speak, but it seems professional journalists themselves are not seen as obsolete. More than 60 percent of U.S.
Fox News | Politico | C-SPAN At Saturday night's annual White House Correspondents Dinner, the comedic host for the evening, Jimmy Kimmel, got in some good shots. The media-related jokes, among many collected by Politico, included: "Where are the CNN tables? Are the CNN tables real tables or virtual tables?"
People who use smartphones to get local or national news tend to prefer emotionally rewarding content like sports and videos over negative content like disasters and crime, according to new research. A study by the Reynolds Journalism Institute and HCD Research compared people's media use patterns to their fundamental psychological motivations (seeking rewards vs.
A mobile app that will help amateur journalists send photos to news organizations securely and with embedded verification data is among eight projects funded by the latest Knight News Challenge grants. "Clearly the spread of citizen-generated, amateur-driven content is here to stay.
When a designer or product manager at a news organization wants to improve a mobile product, she might commonly set up observational sessions to watch real people use the product and see what happens. It's a nice way to get insight into how a few people actually use their mobile devices.
Editor's note: With news of Steve Jobs' passing on Oct. 5, we thought it was appropriate to republish this story, written when he resigned as CEO of Apple. Steve Jobs resigned Wednesday as CEO of Apple Inc., but his legacy will be felt in the news industry for years to come.
The world of science has some new advice for people who want to increase their Twitter following, and it may sound something your mother used to say: If you don't have anything nice to tweet, don't tweet at all.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. David Pogue)
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama +Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.