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Does a .gif still .gif when you’re in another tab? Questions raised by my smartphone.

Does a .gif still .gif when you’re in another tab? Questions raised by my smartphone.
By Jo Robin Unable to think of a topic for my blog this morning (to be honest I still haven’t really got a topic for my blog) I decided I would crowd source for ideas. Like any social media dependent young person I took to Facebook...

Breaking news or BREAKING the news?

Breaking news or BREAKING the news?
By Zoe Winther Lately I’ve been wondering: have we traded accurate news for breaking news? Thinking about my blog posts for this course, the role of social media in news reporting has constantly been on my mind in one way or...

Purple Reign is weakened

Purple Reign is weakened
By Camilla Walker Prince was in town this week. He was generous, returning for not one, not two but three encores. In party mode and true to his lyrics, he was totally partying like it was 1999. There’s one thing Prince wasn’t...

Smartphones in Photojournalism, Is This the Future?

Smartphones in Photojournalism, Is This the Future?
By Christopher Corneschi Image Source: David Goehring On the 7th of May, New Yorker and Foreign Policy’s Moscow correspondent snapped a photo of a young boy on a bicycle, sitting in front of incoming riot police, with her iPhone. Soon...

Citizen Journalist: friend or foe?

Citizen Journalist: friend or foe?
By Andrew Price Protesters opposing Syrian rule. Image: informatique via Flickr ARE untrained, inexperienced citizen journalists a threat to professional journalists in war-torn regions of the world? In the changing...

Citizen Journalism: Just another app

Citizen Journalism: Just another app
By Angus Verley You could be excused for thinking we live in a glorious utopia where traditional journalism will be swept away by this thing called ‘citizen journalism’. In a few months, ‘citizen journalism’ app ‘Signal’...

Citizen journalism in the digital age.

Citizen journalism in the digital age.
by Grace Dobell The rise of citizen  journalism has become ubiquitous with the spread of social media and the ease of posting photos and videos to the internet. Journalists may see this as a threat to their livelihood, but many places...

Manal Al-Sharif: The rise citizen journalism in King Abdullah’s kingdom

Manal Al-Sharif: The rise citizen journalism in King Abdullah's kingdom
Image thanks to mitopencourseware. A campaign led by a group of Saudi women has been quite the buzz in the social media sphere in the recent weeks, after team leader Manal Al-Sharif posted a video of herself doing something Saudi...