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 interest. 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 access to news stories on Twitter. This tool was built with the aim of
more » ... sting journalists both with gathering and with researching news stories as users comment on them. Five journalism professionals who tested the tool found helpful characteristics that could assist them with gathering additional facts on breaking news, as well as facilitating discovery of potential information sources such as witnesses in the geographical locations of news.
doi:10.1145/2449396.2449424 dblp:conf/iui/ZubiagaJK13 fatcat:sxdwxgr6cjfodgbdfzv4b6innm