Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: November 18 – December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011 in Digest

KING5 gives away $10,000 check at #HackingNews. A fresh approach by the broadcast industry, Mark Briggs from Seattle’s KING 5 TV launches a hackathon to develop apps with promise to unearth quality news.

KING5 gives away $10,000 check at #HackingNews
A fresh approach by the broadcast industry, Mark Briggs from Seattle’s KING 5 TV launches a hackathon to develop apps with promise to unearth quality news.

Will the 2012 Election Be a Hyperlocal Breakthrough?
In 2010 “31 congressional races [were]… won by four points or less.” This article asks if hyperlocals may provide the ultimate context for political messages.

Strong from the start: advice for writing leads
Steve Buttry, one of today’s leaders in online engagement, offers his wisdom on making the most of the few seconds readers grant to capture their interest.

How mainstream news organizations use Twitter
A recent PEW study “examines more than 3,600 tweets over the course of a week,” discovering that news outlets rarely link beyond their own newsroom.

We are journalists
Is your day long and your salary short? See and share stories about doing good journalism and getting respect despite upheaval, rants, layoffs, and bad press.

Google+ introduces brand pages, news organizations join quickly
News outlets rush in as Google + allows brand pages back. And journalist profiles now pop up in news search results – another way to promote your work.

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