Last week, newly appointed public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote about what she now calls “the insulting and profane Twitter messages” that Times freelancer Andrew Goldman tweeted at author Jennifer Weiner. Ms. Sullivan ended the post by calling for a clear social media policy at the paper of record.
Frances Bean Cobain, the 17-year-old daughter of rockers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain, sold out her first solo exhibition at L.A.’s La Luz de Jesus Gallery, which runs from July 2 through August 1. The ten drawings feature distorted faces, bulbous nudes, and cryptic, graffiti-style messages like, “Treat me like your mother or Read More
In this week’s paper, Felix Gillette profiled Columbia J-school’s Sree Sreenivasan, whose four-part, $495 class promises to teach even the most disheartened of dead-tree vets how to embrace social media. Former Parade editor Lee Kravitz signed up for the class, as Gillette reported, “in hopes of harnessing social media to promote his new book, Read More
Yesterday, Katie Couric interviewed Twitter co-founder Biz Stone for her Web show @KatieCouric. Along the way, Ms. Couric described herself as a Twitter neophyte, who never felt entirely comfortable in the medium. “I can tell you it’s not a good idea to Tweet after a few glasses of wine,” said Ms. Couric.
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On a recent Tuesday, some 65 middle-aged authors, editors, producers and publicists, and other survivors of New York’s battered old-media landscape, gathered at Columbia’s Journalism School for the first installment of a four-week course on how to use the social media sites Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. It was taught by Sree Sreenivasan, a 39-year-old professor Read More
Twitter Launches How-To Site to Help Media Companies ‘Transform Media, Entertainment, and Journalism’
Twitter executives have launched a new instructional Web site to advise media companies on how to better utilize Twitter to connect with their audience, hook up with readers, juice their ratings, etc.
The site is chock-full of case studies. How a staff writer at Wired used Twitter to create a “research swarm.” How The Read More