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Mining Social Media for Newsgathering: A Review [article]

Arkaitz Zubiaga
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we provide an overview of research in data mining and natural language processing for mining social media for newsgathering.  ...  Consequently, social media has become a go-to resource for journalists during the process of newsgathering.  ...  SOCIAL MEDIA MINING FOR NEWSGATHERING The stream of updates from social media flows much faster than a human can follow, with hundreds or even thousands of posts per minute, which makes it impossible for  ... 
arXiv:1804.03540v2 fatcat:s4ia7c5hfjbvzp3nxjiicnnfde

Mining social media for newsgathering: A review

Arkaitz Zubiaga
2019 Online Social Networks and Media  
In this paper, we provide an overview of research in data mining and natural language processing for mining social media for newsgathering.  ...  Consequently, social media has become a go-to resource for journalists during the process of newsgathering.  ...  Here we focus on the latter, studying the different directions in which social media mining techniques are being developed and researched to facilitate newsgathering from social media.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.osnem.2019.100049 fatcat:dt63zddmqba7vc47cyjve37i5q

Curating and contextualizing Twitter stories to assist with social newsgathering

Arkaitz Zubiaga, Heng Ji, Kevin Knight
2013 Proceedings of the 2013 international conference on Intelligent user interfaces - IUI '13  
While journalism is evolving toward a rather open-minded participatory paradigm, social media presents overwhelming streams of data that make it difficult to identify the information of a journalist's  ...  Given the increasing interest of journalists in broadening and democratizing news by incorporating social media sources, we have developed Tweet-Gathering, a prototype tool that provides curated and contextualized  ...  Acknowledgments Thanks to Daniel Marcu of SDL for assistance with translations, and to Nicholas Diakopoulos for discussion.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2449396.2449424 dblp:conf/iui/ZubiagaJK13 fatcat:sxdwxgr6cjfodgbdfzv4b6innm

Social media mining for journalism

Arkaitz Zubiaga, Bahareh Heravi, Jisun An, Haewoon Kwak
2019 Online information review (Print)  
Your own personal social media use, not carried out in the name of BBC News, though it could well include work-related activity, like newsgathering or reaching out to contributors. 2.  ...  There are three main kinds of social media activity we are concerned with: 1.  ...  Any new activity must not start without very careful consideration and consultation with line management and the Social Media Editor for News, or equivalent. b) The golden rule for all such official social  ... 
doi:10.1108/oir-02-2019-395 fatcat:yzf6afmbmzgtrdefmr4zvndl7i

Journalism and the City

Cristina Archetti
2014 Journalism Studies  
First, by mapping how local practices-identities, newsgathering routines and story outputs-are relationally constructed through the interactions of social actors, technologies, and material infrastructures  ...  To understand the relevance of location beyond its most immediate assigned role of 'logistic constraint' we must rework not only our understanding of journalism, but of the whole social world.  ...  For Nishtha Chugh, for example, currently Online Desk Editor at the Fair Observer in London, social media plays a key role in finding new leads and exclusive angles, which she will then follow up with  ... 
doi:10.1080/1461670x.2014.894354 fatcat:briwcbz3vzh2xdc5zpiioht52e

Reciprocity and The Hyperlocal Journalist

Dave Harte, Andy Williams, Jerome Turner
2016 Journalism Practice  
Given many hyperlocal producers cite the desire to play a role in producing better communities, this paper breaks new ground in examining the social and cultural dimensions of hyperlocal journalism's news-making  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The research team would like to thank those hyperlocal media producers and residents who gave their time to participate in our research.  ...  and reach of social media services … to extend existing newsgathering, reporting, and broadcasting practices" (Hermida 2016, 87) .  ... 
doi:10.1080/17512786.2016.1219963 fatcat:hgin7c7o6vg45hfty3oo6abtfi

Social media in Uganda: revitalising news journalism?

Florence Namasinga Selnes, Kristin Skare Orgeret
2020 Media Culture and Society  
Through an analysis of how journalists in three Ugandan newspapers use social media in their daily work, the article discusses how social media affect conventional sourcing practices, reportage and professional  ...  The article discusses the role of social media in relation to the traditional journalistic sphere in Uganda.  ...  They have integrated social media in their operations for marketing purposes, to engage their online readership and for newsgathering.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0163443719900353 fatcat:ok55rbejfzhtjg7g6xpaku372y

State Government Media Relations: Revisiting the "Adversarial" PIO-Journalist Relationship

Christopher Jon McCollough
2015 Public Relations Journal  
The journalist-practitioner relationship has been seen as "antagonistic" for several decades in both journalism and public relations scholarship.  ...  This study aimed to determine if the characteristics laid out in relationship management theory and journalist-practitioner literature applies to the contemporary media relationship between state government  ...  Social and digital media are opening the door for attentive PIOs to build a direct line to the public for agency messages and information that bypasses the media filter, while providing a newsgathering  ... 
doaj:4186b3e9e31d44fb9e782321e62c9483 fatcat:djadbgx2hvfkzel5q6zn4m7weu

Andrew Keen. The Cult of the Amateur: How today's internet is killing our culture. New York: Doubleday (2007). 228 pp. US$22.95, C$29.95. (ISBN 978-0-385-52080-5)

Michael Hoechsmann
2008 McGill Journal of Education  
For example, Keen's two most compelling chronicles of cultural decline are newsgathering and music production.  ...  The Web 2.0 is home to user produced sites such as YouTube and Wikipedia and participatory media forms such as blogging, social networking and video narrowcasting.  ... 
doi:10.7202/019583ar fatcat:q6szl4z2wbb2bpk4tnfvubuv3e

Introducing Social Semantic Journalism

Bahareh Rahmanzadeh Heravi, Jarred McGinnis
2015 Journal of Media Innovations  
Currently this is done manually and is a time-consuming and labour-intensive process for media organisations.  ...  Semantic metadata, natural language processing (NLP) and other technologies will provide the framework for Social Semantic Journalism to help journalists navigate the overwhelming amount of UGC for detecting  ...  In this situation, there is evidently a need for solutions that can help source, filter and verify social media content for media organisations that are now competing with the continuous flow of free content  ... 
doi:10.5617/jmi.v2i1.868 fatcat:yzazeoik75ga5ps2ygx7jfidmi

On Automation in Media Industries: Integrating Algorithmic Media Production into Media Industries Scholarship

Philip M. Napoli
2014 Media Industries  
This essay will argue for the importance of media industries scholarship effectively accounting for this algorithmic turn and its implications for media production.  ...  The essay concludes by proposing some lines of inquiry for future research.  ...  Content farms mine search-engine data to estimate demand for content on various topics, and then produce that content rapidly and cheaply in order to meet that demand. 13 Once again, the process is algorithmically-driven  ... 
doi:10.3998/mij.15031809.0001.107 fatcat:72bgsjz5hvdzxdujtnx7zglegy

Reconstructing the Indian public sphere: Newswork and social media in the Delhi gang rape case

Valerie Belair-Gagnon, Smeeta Mishra, Colin Agur
2013 Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism  
We also find that today in India, social media usage is rearticulated around pre-existing journalistic practices and norms common to both Indian reporters working for English-language media houses and  ...  in their social media usage; and, what this representation says about the future of India's public sphere.  ...  I don't use it for newsgathering. I do have a few things up on Storify but don't use it much." A number of interviewees said they had used social media to track down individuals relevant to a story.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1464884913513430 fatcat:52nx2nk5xrdijoba5ofqw4o76y

The Modern Media Continuum [chapter]

2011 Alternative and Mainstream Media  
They were ardent supporters of the Ballarat miners who agitated for the right to purchase their mining land among other rights that they felt should be theirs as workers in the mine.  ...  With this focused economic shift, there was an increase in episodic newsgathering. Concerns for profi t infl uenced the ability for journalists to engage in investigative, longformat storytelling.  ... 
doi:10.5040/ fatcat:6qmo6xo375a6ljro6ap5pcyhla

'Ethnography as Negotiated Lived Experience': Researching the Fluid and Multi-sited Uses of Digital Technologies in Journalism Practice

Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara
2013 Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture  
the permeation of digital technologies into social practices, including journalism has posed significant challenges to our understanding of what really counts as 'ethnographic'.  ...  For example, observing journalists browsing various web-pages on the internet, updating their social media profiles, or chatting on Yahoo!  ...  In this sense, they provide some useful hints for ethnographers who may seek to examine new media phenomena in journalism or media practice, more broadly.  ... 
doi:10.16997/wpcc.175 fatcat:nzuqwntbungnjldttgyp5tp3de

Cooperation with the corporation? CNN and the hegemonic cooptation of citizen journalism through

Farooq A. Kperogi
2010 New Media & Society  
media.  ...  the suffocating dominance of the discursive space by the traditional, mainstream media, we are now witnessing a trend toward the aggressive cooptation of these citizen media by corporate media hegemons  ...  However, more than this, through this user-generated citizen media that has generated over 200,000 news videos as of the time of this study, CNN is tapping into a mine of free labor from all over the world  ... 
doi:10.1177/1461444810373530 fatcat:6njgkisgrfdkneowgljojhtbv4
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