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Social media's role in the 2016 election

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Nov 4, 2016 10:34:00 AM

As we near the end of this U.S. presidential election cycle I, like many people I know, have had my fill of the election coverage.  We knew it would be lengthy (it was), we knew it would get contentious (it did) and we knew that the facts, fabrications and exaggerations would be plenty (they were).  However what struck me this time around was how social media as an instrument of information sharing felt very different from previous elections.

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Topics: News, social media, journalism

The fair disclosure evolution

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Oct 20, 2016 11:50:21 AM

Yahoo surprised some by foregoing the usual conference call format when they announced their earnings results Tuesday.  Perhaps this was a strategic decision on their part to avoid having to comment or answer questions on the ongoing negotiations with Verizon.  The reality is that it might have been a moot point anyway since Yahoo likely can’t comment on the negotiations anyway.  However this shift in their reporting practice highlights the changing dynamic in fair disclosure and how information is communicated.

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Topics: News, compliance, SEC, regulation

3 factors of smart news

Posted by Jennifer Tule on Sep 1, 2016 12:19:14 PM

It's that time of year when the kids are heading back to school so its seemed like good time for a news primer.  When it comes to making decisions on behalf of your business, there are 3 key news factors to consider: speed, accuracy and reliability.

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Topics: speed, Business Intelligence, News, taxonomy, decision making

Four pitfalls to avoid in social media news

Posted by Wes Fleming on Feb 4, 2016 10:17:16 AM

Social media outlets can be a double-edged sword in the news world. Whether you’re looking at Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, SnapChat, Pinterest or a platform that hasn’t hit the mainstream yet, if you choose to live by social media, there’s a chance you might die by social media.  Here are four pretty important factors to consider if you consider social media one of your “go to” sources.

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Topics: News, social media, pitfalls

A news New Year's Resolution worth keeping

Posted by Wes Fleming on Jan 21, 2016 9:55:19 AM

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, though sometimes I think the pressure to do so can be overwhelming. When it comes to your business, though, it’s wise to think about things you can do better or more efficiently in the year ahead – no matter when you decide to start that year.

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Topics: News, focused news

What is news?

Posted by Wes Fleming on Jan 14, 2016 11:59:36 AM

In the content delivery business, we tend to think of content – not necessarily news – as existing in just a few states – important, relevant and irrelevant.

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Topics: News, Content, content selection, content evaluation, nature of news

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