WorldViews: Media

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014

What 100 days of social media can tell us about India’s election

And why it isn’t predicting the winner.

By Adam Taylor  |  04:34 PM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arvind Kejriwal, India, India election, Social media

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Which heads of state tweet, in one map

Seventy-five percent of world leaders are now on Twitter, according to a new report.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social media

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Can crowd-sourcing keep corruption at bay?

One group hopes to use crowd-sourcing to keep the Ukraine elections honest

By Olga Khazan  |  05:28 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  corruption, social media tools, ukraine, ukraine election

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012

Syria’s failed cease-fire and the limits of social media

Does the failure of the cease-fire on Tuesday give us a sense of what social media can’t always do?

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:53 AM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Syria, United Nations, social media

Posted at 06:34 PM ET, 04/04/2012

Human trafficking affecting millions, including some in the U.S.

A new U.N. report reveals the scale of the problem.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  06:34 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, human trafficking, sex slavery,, Village Voice Media

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Jeremy Lin poses a problem for New York Times columnist David Brooks

A column saying Jeremy Lin’s religion is what sets him apart stirs up online anger against NYT journalist.

By Melissa Bell  |  10:52 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Media, Jeremy Lin

Posted at 05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012

Somali militia group hacked on Twitter

A Somali Sufi Islamist group had its Twitter account hacked.

By Katie Rogers  |  05:35 PM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  media, twitter, social media

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 02/02/2012

BBC defends decision to censor the word ‘Palestine’ in rap song

The broadcaster said allowing the word to be used in a rap song would have affected its impartiality.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:05 PM ET, 02/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Palestine, BBC, censorship, media

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Gilles Jacquier, French journalist, killed in Syria

A French journalist was killed during a government tour in Syria.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:02 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Gilles Jacquier, Syria, Media

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Jonah Peretti, founder of BuzzFeed: Can social sharing save journalism?

With the hiring of Ben Smith of Politico, BuzzFeed hopes to create a new model of journalism.

By Melissa Bell  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Media, Buzzfeed, Ben Smith

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Russian government tried to close opposition social media accounts

Popular social network VKontakte refused to deactivate accounts.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:41 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Russia, Vladimir Putin, protests, social media

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Drone journalism? The idea could fly in the U.S.

Drones could get FAA approval soon, opening up new reporting techniques, cop survelliance and farmer aid.

By Melissa Bell  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Technology, Drones, Unmanned aircraft, Media

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 11/30/2011

At Occupy L.A. eviction, police restrict media coverage

A number of reporters are calling LAPD’s decision to only allow select media at their raid on Occupy Los Angeles early today a restriction of free press.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  01:41 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Occupy LA: media, LAPD, UCLA

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Bo Jones to leave the Washington Post for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

The former CEO and publisher of The Washington Post is leaving the company after 32 years

By Melissa Bell  |  10:53 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  National, Media, Bo Jones

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Meghan McCain’s lawyer receives smackdown

“My client will not be bullied out of exercising his First Amendment right to make clear his belief that your client is a spoiled, brainless twit.”

By Maura Judkis  |  03:58 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Social Media, Meghan McCain, John McCain, Red State, Blogging

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/04/2011

Amanda Knox initially declared guilty by Daily Mail, The Sun

The Guardian, The Sun and Sky News also published the wrong verdict in Knox’s highly watched case.

By Sarah Anne Hughes  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amanda Knox, World, Media