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Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub Here’s What PRWeb Had To Say About The Google Acquisition “News” Flub

On Monday, a bogus press release was issued via Vocus-owned press release distribution service PRWeb indicating that Google had bought Wi-Fi company ICOA for $400 million. Both companies eventually told reporters that this news was false. Apparently, the companies had …

Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video] Watch Joel Stein’s 45-Minute Talk At Google [Video]

Google has uploaded video from a recent Authors@Google talk, featuring Joel Stein, journalist and author of “Man Made: A Stupid Quest For Masculinity”. If you’re a fan of the man and/or his work, check it out below: Other recent author …

Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media Fake Storm Photos From Hurricane Sandy Shouldn’t Get Too Far, Thanks To Social Media
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As you’ve no doubt seen, photos from Hurricane Sandy have flooded (no pun intended) the Internet on social media and photo sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram. Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom told Poynter on Monday that there were 10 pictures …

People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram People Are Posting A Ridiculous Amount Of Hurricane Sandy (Frankenstorm) Pictures To Instagram

People are posting a ridiculous amount of images of Hurricane Sandy and its effects on Instagram. Users are posting ten pics to the hashtag #sandy every second. That’s according to the CEO of the company, who is quoted by Poynter …

Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar Bing Adds News Authors To Sidebar
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Bing announced today that it has launched a new section for the Bing sidebar to showcase journalists, writers and authors of news stories. Now, when you search for any given topic on Bing, along with the Facebook-powered social results, you’ll …

We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade We’ve Now Had Google News For An Entire Decade
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Google announced over the weekend that it is celebrating the tenth anniversary of Google News’ launch. The product was unveiled on September 22, 2002, and has gone through quite a few changes in that time. According to Google, Google News …

Twitter Puts Together “Best Practices” For Journalists Twitter Puts Together “Best Practices” For Journalists

Twitter has put together a set of “best practices” for journalists and newsrooms. Essentially, it boils down to the following four items: 1. Tweet your beat 2. Use hashtags for context – 3. @cite your sources 4. Share what you’re …

Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps Robot Writers Are Taking Over Your Fantasy Football Recaps

The next time that your flex player makes a last second reception to clinch the victory over your fantasy football nemesis, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to read a write-up of the game constructed by a robot. …

Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site Now, You Can Embed Quotes From Quora On Your Site

You can now embed quotes from Quora on your site, with a new feature from the Q&A destination appropriately called Embeddable Quotes. “Sites all around the web already quote content from Quora which extends the distribution and impact writers on …

Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan Helen Gurley Brown Dies After 47 Years Of Editing At Cosmopolitan

Helen Gurley Brown, the long-time editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan magazine, has passed away at the age of 90. She took the editor-in-chief role in 1965, and held it for 32 years, before being replaced by Bonnie Fuller. Gurley Brown remained with …

Fake NY Times Article Hurts WikiLeaks’ Credibility Fake NY Times Article Hurts WikiLeaks’ Credibility
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Journalism has many rules that its practitioners must abide by. There are the usual rules like don’t plagiarize and always confirm your sources, but there’s one that I think is the most evil sin of them all – making up …

Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71 Nora Ephron, Filmmaker and Journalist, Dead at 71

Nora Ephron, who is probably best known to movie-goers as the writer/director responsible for such motion pictures as “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Michael”, and “You’ve Got Mail”, passed away on Tuesday from pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia. She was …

Automated Insights: Computers May Not Replace Human Writers, As Long As Perspectives Exist Automated Insights: Computers May Not Replace Human Writers, As Long As Perspectives Exist
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There are companies currently providing machine-generated content to various sites and businesses – articles created by machines rather than humans. Some wonder if the future of journalism is auto-generated content, and if journalists will be out of jobs because of …

Google’s Boosting African News Challenge to Improve Journalism Google’s Boosting African News Challenge to Improve Journalism

Google, along with several other financial supporters such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the World Association of Newspapers & News Producers, have announced that it will be funding grants …

Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots? Do You Want Your News Written And Personalized By Robots?

I find Narrative Science to be a fascinating company for a variety of reasons, and the more I read about them, the more fascinated I am. I really don’t know if what they’re doing is going to change the future …

Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It Twitter Improves Realtime Search While Google Lacks It

Twitter announced some new improvements to its Discover tab today. It’s getting more personalized, and will begin surfacing content based on tweets that are popular among people you follow and who they follow. “The Discover tab’s new design shows who …

The AP Links, But For Those Running AP Stories, It’s Up To Them The AP Links, But For Those Running AP Stories, It’s Up To Them

This week, we ran an article about the Associated Press and its linking policies, which pointed out an article that seemed to be doing the kind of thing the organization has historically frowned upon from others – short articles based …

Where Do You Get Your News? [INFOGRAPHIC] Where Do You Get Your News? [INFOGRAPHIC]
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It’s an undebatable fact that the six o’clock evening news isn’t what it used to be. That’s not necessarily a knock on the quality of local or national broadcasts, but more of a commentary on how much the internet has …

Center For Investigative Reporting Launches New YouTube Channel Center For Investigative Reporting Launches New YouTube Channel

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), a nonprofit investigative reporting organization, announced this week that it will launch a new channel on YouTube. The channel, which is expected to be launched in July, will be a hub of investigative journalism …

Google Hosts First “TechRaking” Conference for Investigative Journalists Google Hosts First “TechRaking” Conference for Investigative Journalists

Google and the Center for Investigative Reporting are hosting a conference today at Google headquarters dubbed “TechRaking” 2012. The conference was meant to “inspire muckraking by exploring tools that help reporters tell stories with greater interactivity, opportunities for long-form journalism …

Mike Wallace, Famed 60 Minutes Reporter, Passed Away Mike Wallace, Famed 60 Minutes Reporter, Passed Away
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Sad news today for the journalism world as Mike Wallace passed away at the age of 93. He will best remembered as one of the toughest men on television as he interviewed crooks and saints alike on 60 Minutes. CBS …