Tag Archives: New York Times

Tweets from Wall Street

My latest study with Vivian Medina-Messner examines the Twitter adoption and use of leading business media, such as the Wall Street Journal, CNBC and the Economist. We analyzed the Twitter accounts of leading business news organizations, split up by newspapers, … Continue reading

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Is a Facebook “like” protected speech?

A ruling by a U.S. District Judge in Virginia brings expressions on social networks to the forefront of the legal debate. The court ruling determined that a Facebook “like” cannot be considered protected speech. The case was about workers in … Continue reading

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Social media as sources for newspapers

The New York Times and the Washington Post have increasingly used social media platforms like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter as sources for their news reporting. My VCU colleague Tim Bajkiewicz will present the results of our study “Facebook, MySpace and … Continue reading

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Citing blogs without proper attribution

My latest journal publication, which just appeared in the summer issue of the Newspaper Research Journal, tracks the source relationship between traditional news media and blogs. In the study, my co-author Bruce Garrison from the University of Miami’s School of … Continue reading

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Are news media poisoning public opinion?

The cases involving Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Casey Anthony have shown some news organizations at their worst. Prejudging the outcomes of these cases, news outlets had to make 180-degree turns in their reporting when the two cases had surprising twists. CBS … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Twitter Townhall

President Barack Obama held a Twitter Townhall this week, in which he took questions from the Twitter community on topics ranging from the economy and the debt ceiling to partisan battles in Washington. Moderated by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Obama … Continue reading

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New study: Wikipedia’s use for news reports

Journalism Practice has published one of my studies that analyzes how national newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. The study “How US national newspapers frame and use the online encyclopedia in their … Continue reading

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Shoveling tweets: Traditional media and their use of Twitter

The International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin hosted a research panel on Twitter. I presented a study that I conducted with two of my recent graduate students, Maureen Linke and Asriel Eford, from our Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program at … Continue reading

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Will the New York Times paywall work?

The New York Times will erect a paywall on its website on Monday. Users will only be able to read 20 articles for free every month. For more articles, users need to pay a monthly subscription fee that costs $15 … Continue reading

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Newspapers legitimize Wikipedia

National newspapers in the United States increasingly use Wikipedia as a source in their articles. A new study, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of Journalism Practice, found that despite the perceived skepticism among journalists the online encyclopedia … Continue reading

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