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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.  ...  In this section, we review existing approaches to mine newsworthy updates from social media, with the ultimate goal of enabling newsgathering.  ... 
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.  ...  focuses widely in newsgathering from social media, a comprehensive review of verification approaches is not within our scope.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.osnem.2019.100049 fatcat:dt63zddmqba7vc47cyjve37i5q

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.  ...  But social media easily blurs the line between the personal and professional, and the simplest misstep could lead you to undermine the credibility of yourself, your colleagues, and BBC News as a whole.  ...  Use of content from social media and non-media professionals (or 'User Generated Content'/UGC). a) Video and stills on the web aren't 'in the public domain' and free for us to use.  ... 
doi:10.1108/oir-02-2019-395 fatcat:yzf6afmbmzgtrdefmr4zvndl7i

Journalism as usual: The use of social media as a newsgathering tool in the coverage of the Iranian elections in 2009

Megan Knight
2012 Journal of Media Practice  
Many media organisations are uncomfortable that Google can index and link with impunity yet they value the traffic it creates. (Chapter 13)  ...  How do we get social media integrated into the newsgathering process and then deliver stories to a much more active, social, mobile audience?  ...  He was drawn to managing a social-media product because of the changes in newsgathering: a freedom from cumbersome logistics, and the historic shift towards active audiences moderating an overabundance  ... 
doi:10.1386/jmpr.13.1.61_1 fatcat:abhz6rqlffdzdklr25gm5d4anq

A Public Press? Evaluating the Viability of Government Subsidies for the Newspaper Industry

Brad A. Greenberg
2012 UCLA Entertainment Law Review  
Despite the availability of information from online news organizations and new media outlets, newspapers remain the primary contributor of new content to the marketplace of information and ideas-integral  ...  in setting the agenda for public discourse, connecting readers with their communities, reducing the costs of citizen oversight on elected officials, and producing investigative and local news reports.  ...  Tax-Based Incentives Alternatively, the U.S. tax code provides a vehicle for subsidizing newsgathering.  ... 
doi:10.5070/lr8191027153 fatcat:q6pfv4wwjrgt3nxw4ccjjnr5yy

THE TRANSPARENCY FIX: ADVOCATING LEGAL RIGHTS AND THEIR ALTERNATIVES IN THE PURSUIT OF A VISIBLE STATE

Mark Fenster
2012 University of Pittsburgh law review  
The administrative norm of transparency, which promises a solution to the problem of government secrecy, requires political advocacy organized from outside the state.  ...  among themselves for purposes of newsgathering.  ...  Exporting Rights and Freedoms The initial campaign began as a response to two related issues: concerns about the availability of foreign markets for American newsgathering and distribution and a desire  ... 
doi:10.5195/lawreview.2012.225 fatcat:glcqwflet5fevnuntatnzt7k3i

Social media in Uganda: revitalising news journalism?

Florence Namasinga Selnes, Kristin Skare Orgeret
2020 Media Culture and Society  
The discussions feed into a larger reflection on social media's potential to create avenues of access in a semi-democratic setting where attempts to curtail media freedom and freedom of expression are  ...  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  ...  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

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.  ...  Media industries scholarship has devoted a substantial amount of attention to understanding the decision-making dynamics surrounding the production of media content.  ...  Leading content farm Demand Media for instance, feeds its algorithm three types of data: a) popular search terms from search engines; b) the ad market for keywords (i.e., which keywords are currently being  ... 
doi:10.3998/mij.15031809.0001.107 fatcat:72bgsjz5hvdzxdujtnx7zglegy

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.  ...  In an examination of historical alternative media, such as Freedom's Journal, Mattachine Review and RAIN , Ostertag (2007) found that these publications played a crucial role in bringing about social  ... 
doi:10.5040/9781849665421.ch-002 fatcat:6qmo6xo375a6ljro6ap5pcyhla

Mind the gap: Health reporting in the Pacific

Trevor Cullen
2014 Pacific Journalism Review – Te Koakoa  
This perspec­tive on health provides an extensive list of news and feature stories for the media, and yet, this wider focus on the determinants of health is not what drives health journalism in many Pacific  ...  This article uses a case study of press coverage of HIV in Papua New Guinea from 2000 2010 to show how coverage of HIV or other communicable diseases in the Pacific need a much wider frame than that of  ...  For example, a study of media coverage of obesity in television news in Australia focused attention on personal responsibility for weight loss without reference to structural issues such as: economic pressures  ... 
doi:10.24135/pjr.v20i1.194 fatcat:w3bymo3ocnbobdlg2pxdoecity

A Decade of Research on Hyperlocal Media: An International Approach to a New Media Model

María-Cruz Negreira-Rey, Xosé López-García
2021 Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies  
On the other hand, Somerville and Ames (2020) analysed the hyperlocal coverage of a mining project in Australia by a regional newspaper.  ...  Tenor confirms that economic gain is not a central objective for the promoters of these media.  ... 
doi:10.30935/ojcmt/11082 fatcat:2z2worr6efdvjkruey4f42hita

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

Farooq A. Kperogi
2010 New Media & Society  
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  ...  This article argues that while the vigorous profusion of web-based citizen media has the potential to inaugurate an era of dynamic expansion of the deliberative space and even serve as a counterfoil to  ...  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

State-of-the-Art Report of Visual Analysis for Event Detection in Text Data Streams [article]

F. Wanner, A. Stoffel, D. Jäckle, B. C. Kwon, A. Weiler, D. A. Keim
2014 Eurographics Conference on Visualization  
In a sense, visualizations in combination with analytical processes could be a viable method for such tasks because it can be used to analyze the sheer amounts of text streams.  ...  Recently, the evolution of microblogging and social network services opens up great opportunities for various kinds of knowledge-based intelligence activities which require tracking of real-time events  ...  The process is appropriate for conventional news and could also be appropriate for social media, but not without further research [Jah12] . Note, social media have typically no gatekeeping process.  ... 
doi:10.2312/eurovisstar.20141176 dblp:conf/vissym/WannerSJKWK14 fatcat:rihfauh4xbgonoskc3zyvnourm

Cyber China: Upgrading Propaganda, Public Opinion Work and Social Management for the Twenty-First Century

Rogier Creemers
2016 Journal of Contemporary China  
, public opinion and social control work.  ...  This reconfiguration created a centralized and integrated institutional framework for information technologies, in support of an ambitious agenda to place digital technologies at the heart of propaganda  ...  The research for this article was funded by a Rubicon Grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).  ... 
doi:10.1080/10670564.2016.1206281 fatcat:x4mttwe52fa6lismxd2xfedrwu
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