May 14, 2012

Oz’s Twitter backflip … Smith v Salter food feud … Leveson latest …

Age journalist Denise Ryan has two interesting stories in today's paper about issues affecting Melbourne's African-Australian communities. Except a quick look at them could make a reader confused ... Plus other media news.

So maybe Twitter isn’t the devil. Media writer Simon Canning writes in today’s Australian about a new system which will stronger integrate social media into News Limited news stories:

“News Limited is seeking a new publishing platform that will feed relevant tweets and other social media updates directly to journalists as they draft stories, just like a wire service.

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  1. Pierre

    Another high point in The Australian’s love affair with Twitter (from the print edition, Oct 27th, 2010). They deleted the first part of it online.

    “TWITTER has become the dunny-door graffiti of the digital age, adding precisely nothing to the sum of human knowledge.

    So why is it that the ABC has opted to include it in the broadcaster’s serious current affairs offerings? This week, as always, unattributed commentary scrolled across our screens as John Howard answered audience questions on Q & A. Supporters see it as democracy in action, but the ABC would be better off leaving viewers with a blank space than dignifiying this gratuitous feedback.”

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