Facebook just released findings from a new study looking at how people were engaging with Journalist Pages on Facebook, which includes some good guidance on what types of posts receive the most feedback and when are the best times to post to get the highest levels of engagement.
The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has launched a new legal guide for journalists who work online, covering everything from open records and court access to libel and Internet regulation.
Search engine optimization — SEO — seems likes alchemy to the uninitiated, but there’s a science to it. Search engines reward pages with the right combination of ranking factors. To help demystify what seems murky and inexact science to many, Search Engine Land has created a wonderful “Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors.” Click on the [...]
Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook’s new journalism program coordinator, has starting talking to journalists publicly about how they can better use Facebook. At Columbia’s recent Social Media Weekend, he gave a presentation in which he offered some interesting facts and tips. The presentation is included below. Here are some of the highlights.
It’s surprising to many that Matt Drudge’s site, DrudgeReport.com, drives more traffic to news sites than any other web property besides Google. That’s right, even with the growth of Twitter and Facebook, his simple site still drives more than they do to major news sites, and as a result, he helps set the news agenda. [...]
Justin Ouellette, a developer at BetaWorks, told The New York Times that the small increases in performance on the iPad went further than they would on a desktop computer. “The iPad kind of ‘becomes’ whatever app you’re currently running, and being more powerful and physically slighter allows it to deliver that transparent experience ever more convincingly,” Ouellette [...]
In a world of information overload, Seth Godin says, how much reader attention you can earn and keep is far more important than how much content you create. From an interview with Godin, Ken Doctor has extracted six lessons for media publishers, including the following…
The Online News Association, the world’s largest membership organization of digital journalists, has launched new MJ Bear Fellowships for early-career digital journalists, in honor of founding member MJ Bear.