Citizen Journalism

A Tweet, Selfie and Instagram Video Just Broke That US Airways News

A US Airways plane en route to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday evening blew a tire while trying to take off from the Philadelphia International Airport, and though the aircraft won’t be taking to the skies anytime soon, news of the accident has already circled the globe.

News Corp Acquires Storyful

News Corp has acquired Storyful, a Dublin-based startup that bills itself as a social news agency, according to The Wall Street Journal and various reports.

Fast Chat: Erik Martin on Reddit’s Coverage of the Aurora Theater Massacre

In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting, social news and community site Reddit quickly became a prominent resource for coverage. Well before most awoke on Friday morning, 18-year-old Redditor Morgan Jones had a comprehensive news thread with over 50 updates.