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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

The Best of Days and the Worst of Days: Journalism in the Digital Age

Nepal’s Center for Investigative Journalism hosts publishers to discuss the threats and opportunities in “Doing Digital”.

//December 30 / 2013 //read more

Global Editors Network News Summit: Remaking the newsroom

The Global Editors Network News Summit is one of Doug Arellanes’ favourite tech-journalism conferences of the year because it is the best place to find out about cutting edge digital media topics in an easily accessible way. This year, the…

//July 4 / 2013 //read more

Hacked news organisations help you spot the next attack

Hacktivists have been on a roll, taking over the Twitter and WordPress accounts at a number of high profile news organisations recently. In the best tradition of journalistic transparency, two victims have shared the lessons they have…

//June 3 / 2013 //read more

How to keep your editorial Twitter accounts from being hacked

More than a half dozen major news organisations including Reuters, Al Jazeera, the BBC and The Guardian have had their Twitter accounts taken over by hackers in the last year, and outlets in emerging democracies could be next. Twitter is…

//May 2 / 2013 //read more

Twitter: Advanced search tools for journalists

Twitter has a number of advanced search options that will help journalists find updates and photos to help them illustrate their stories. It can help them zero in on updates with photos, as well as finding updates by location so they can…

//April 18 / 2013 //read more

Using photo data to verify images on Flickr and Google+

Camera phones and social networks have created an almost unimaginable amount of user-generated content, and in our second in a series looking at how to take advantage of user-generated content, we look at techniques to verify photographs…

//April 5 / 2013 //read more

Advanced UGC image search techniques for finding and verifying photos

In the third of our UGC series, we’ll look at advanced image search techniques that will help find photos that you can use in your news coverage and just as importantly keep you from publishing fake photos that spread quickly during large…

//April 4 / 2013 //read more

Using photo-sharing site Flickr to source UGC images

In the first of several guides to user-generated content, we’ll look at Flickr, an early photo sharing site now owned by Yahoo. It has a number of features that make it useful for finding photos that you can use to illustrate your stories.

//March 29 / 2013 //read more

Dayparting: Publishing digital content when your audience is most likely to see it

Matching the time you publish content on your website with the time your audience is most likely to be online is a simple and affordable way to increase consumption and engagement. Publishing specific types of content at times of the day…

//March 26 / 2013 //read more

UGC: Focus and diverse revenues key to commercial succes

News organisations are using a variety of content from their users in the form of photos and video shared via social media, blogs written by members of the public and comments on content. User-generated content clearly offers great…

//March 22 / 2013 //read more