Topic: Citizen Journalism

A Tweet, Selfie and Instagram Video Just Broke That US Airways News 'So my plane just crashed ...'

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…

March 13, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT

News Corp Acquires Storyful 'Social news agency' helps verify viral stories

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. Founded in 2008, Storyful claims to help "discover"…

December 20, 2013, 12:06 PM EST

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…

July 22, 2012, 5:30 PM EDT