All 4 Twitter: Exploring how Local 4 News Utilizes Twitter

All 4 Twitter: Exploring how Local 4 News Utilizes Twitter I. Local News and Digital Disruption While many legacy platforms are struggling to survive in this digital age, local news has remained largely successful. The Pew Institute of Research on Journalism and Media reports that recent Neilsen data reveals that local news leads in TV viewing … Continue reading All 4 Twitter: Exploring how Local 4 News Utilizes Twitter

Facing the facts: Facebook as an unlikely source for Activism

Facebook is a tool that is often associated with self-indulgence, egotistical pursuits and inaccurate portrayals through ‘profile pictures’. Yet, with news become more geared towards garnering ratings and less towards riveting content and fresh angles, Facebook can become an avenue for the public to express a collective opinion in an overwhelmingly powerful manner. I think … Continue reading Facing the facts: Facebook as an unlikely source for Activism

Profile of Kim Gamel: International Reporter and Editor for the AP and Knight Wallace Fellow

I interviewed Kim Gamel who was most recently The Associated Press’ middle east regional editor and is now a Knight Wallace Fellow here at U of M. She has over a decade of experience in international reporting and has been based in Stockholm, Moscow, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cairo and New Delhi. In her current fellowship project she is focusing on … Continue reading Profile of Kim Gamel: International Reporter and Editor for the AP and Knight Wallace Fellow

Update on WOLV-TV’s first Livestreamed Election Special

WOLV-TV’s Newsfeed livestreamed a debate between CSG presedential representatives Will Royster, from The Team, and Cooper Charleton from Make Michigan. Check out the footage below! This was my first time and Newsfeed’s first time using Meerkat handson. Here are a few notes from my perspective using the app firsthand. -It was extremely easy to use. All … Continue reading Update on WOLV-TV’s first Livestreamed Election Special

Meerkat vs. Stringwire: The Successes and Failures in App-Based Livestream Platforms

With Meerkat creating a stir and exciting professionals in various fields from politics to journalism, I want to explore its success by comparing it to a similar but less popular live streaming, mobile-based app. In the following post I would like to explore why Stringwire, a livestreaming service from NBC, has failed to make as … Continue reading Meerkat vs. Stringwire: The Successes and Failures in App-Based Livestream Platforms

Carrying the world on your back: the LiveU Backpack

The pace of news is relentless. Breakings stories do not wait for equipment or crews or live trucks to arrive. This sense of immediacy translates into the audience’s mentality as well, raising demand for on-site, live, instant coverage. In an increasingly globalized, interconnected world with stories abroad of international and multicultural importance, there simply is … Continue reading Carrying the world on your back: the LiveU Backpack