Guest post: BU students cover Boston Marathon

Some 60 students from Boston University’s College of Communication covered the Boston Marathon today using a variety of new media techniques–twitter, soundslides, qik, utterli, blogs, friendfeed, flickr.

Media Insiders Say Internet Hurts Journalism

The Atlantic: In a poll of prominent members of the national news media, nearly two-thirds say the Internet is hurting journalism more than it is helping. The poll, conducted by The Atlantic and National Journal, asked 43 media insiders whether, on balance, journalism has been helped more or hurt more by the rise of news […]

Survey: Online journalists more optimistic about future of journalism than newspaper or TV journalists

Digital journalists are optimistic about the future of their industry, more so than those working for more traditional media outlets, according to a new survey of select members of the Online News Association produced by the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Hearst Magazine Increased Web Traffic By 150% with SEO and Wordtracker

This post was submitted by Rachelle Money, who works with Wordtracker and writes for its newsletter. Since using the Wordtracker keyword research tool Dan Roberts says Hearst Publication’s online traffic has grown 150%. Hearst publishes 15 of the world’s most popular magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Oprah’s O Magazine, and Good Housekeeping as well as […]

Can SEO’s and Journalists Really Be Friends?

Search engine optimization (SEO) makes journalists groan if my experience of a busy newsroom in a national paper is anything to go by. Journalists will bristle at the idea of ‘stuffing keywords’ into their copy, while managers who often don’t understand SEO themselves rail about falling circulation figures and the need to get the extra […]

Cable, Internet News Sources Growing in Popularity

Among daily news sources, only cable and Internet news have shown significant gains in popularity since 2006, while all other media are stable or declining, Gallup reports.