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Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

New social video startup 'Now This News' lands big names

A new startup that promises to deliver a different kind of video news coverage via mobile and social is attracting big names from the world of journalism. Now This News, which has yet to launch, announced it hired former CNN chief Eason Jordan, former ABC News Digital exec Ed O'Keefe and former Washington Post online news chief Katharine Zaleski for its executive team. The startup also says it inked a "strategic partnership" with Buzzfeed.

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TV Everywhere Let’s You Stay Plugged In During the Holidays Anywhere You Go

TV EverywhereThe holidays are here and that means long lines at department stores, waiting at the airport for delayed flights, or sitting in the carpool lane in holiday traffic. TV Everywhere is your new best friend to help pass the time and is here to remind you that you #CouldBeWatchingTV through your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you go.

Tweets to take up half of Current TV's screen for conventions

Current plans to showcase Twitter like never before during the cable network's upcoming convention coverage, even displaying Tweets across half the TV screen. The plan is to differentiate Current's coverage from the "other guys" while engaging a real-time audience. "We think we can bring in real time tweets that are pertinent, and also provide some depth and catch up with things..."

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Facebook post by TV news director sparks firestorm

I think most journalists understand that we should be careful what we tweet from on our personal accounts, but it was Facebook that sparked a firestorm over at KQDS in Duluth, Minnesota. According to TVSpy, news director Jason Vincent posted a status update on Facebook that read, "Add drunk, homeless, Native American man to the list of animals that have wandered into my yard."

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ABC News and O&O stations debut new iPad apps with dayparts

ABC News and its owned-and-operated stations announced the roll-out of updated iPad apps with some nice touches. All of the apps offer dayparted content in three daily editions, and the local apps -- launching first at KABC with the other stations following -- go deeper with traffic and weather.

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Dan Rather on how social media has changed TV news: 'A deadline every nanosecond'

There are certain people that you need to know about and read about to really help you understand what the TV in social TV really means. Dan Rather, who will turn 81 this October, was CBS Evening News' anchor for 24 years. He not only understands the greatness of TV but helped define it by capturing our nation's most pivotal moments for decades. We reviewed his new book, "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News" and interviewed him about his career in TV and the impact of social media.

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Seattle station to air social TV show co-created by audience

Cox-owned KIRO TV in Seattle will air a live special tonight that has been named, planned and even given a time slot by the audience over social media. As it airs, trending topics and audience participation will dictate much of the content. Called "Social7," it will be hosted by Jenni Hogan, one of the most-followed people in local TV (129K on Facebook, 45K on Twitter). The show is an outgrowth of KIRO's earlier experiment, a show called "Connect with Jenni Hogan," that aired in March.

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Vidpresso debuts low-cost way to get social TV updates on air

A new social TV startup called Vidpresso launched a new product today that enables TV operations to easily display tweets and Facebook updates on the air. While the technology isn't new, the price may catch the eye of cost-conscious TV stations: the product starts at $400 a month. The interface is very simple. You start by adding social accounts into the system, and the tool displays the latest updates, @ mentions and Facebook comments...

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NBC Politics app launches with election map game

One of the biggest trends in social TV these days is the integration of gaming in TV apps. NBC and launched the NBCPolitics iPad and iPhone app today, and while it features political news and video, an interactive game lets users take on the pundits and play their own election scenarios. Political junkies can start with a blank battleground map -- with every state as a toss-up -- or pick from NBC's current projection or past election results....

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KNBC live-tweeting the LA riots for 20th anniversary

Ever wonder how some of the most memorable breaking news stories would play out on Twitter? The NBC-owned TV station in Los Angeles has launched the Twitter account @RealTimeLARiots to replay the Rodney King trial and the LA riots twenty years later. "With the 20th anniversary coming up, there is a ton of coverage out there, so we were looking for a unique way to tell the story..."

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MTV to gamify the election with ‘Fantasy Election 12?

MTV is planning to launch an ambitious election game that incorporates real-life actions by candidates and players alike, merging journalism fact-checking with social media. "Fantasy Election 12" -- which has yet to launch -- features an incredible list of partners, ranging from Politifact and RealClearPolitics to GetGlue and Foursquare. And the Knight Foundation is funding a chunk of the project.

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