JOUR 48000: Mobile and Social Media Journalism


Course Book: Click on the subjects to find books in the library catalog:

Professional Readings

Recommended for class:
  • First Draft News
    Nonprofit resource for verifying news sources from social media by journalism experts and a coalition of news organizations.  Includes case studies.
  • PBS Media Shift Daily   (Mark Glaser).  The sign up is in the left column (scroll down).
  • Nieman Jounalism Lab  Sign up for daily or weekly alerts.  You can also download the iPhone app.
  • Knight Digital Media Center  Create an account and subscribe to the newsletter.
Other sources: @ Connect

Database articles


News Labs

Finding AP Wires

Four ways to find AP wires:
1) AP website:
2) Journal title search: Associated Press *** this is the way I tend to do it
3) LexisNexis > Content Type> News -All News> Advanced Options> Source Type: Wire Service
4) AP Images> Advanced Search> Search Section> Text Archive

Watch me do it
 (full screen)


Contact Us

picture of Cathy Michael
Communications Librarian
(607) 274-1293

Search Argos

Communication Tools

SM Aggregators / Search engines Social Networks / Sharing Tools Photo and Video Sharing Professional Networks Smartphones Tablets Blogs / Content Management Systems / Social websites

Journalism & Writing Platforms

  • CreateSpace
    Self Publishing and free distribution for books, music, and film.
    News service that facilitates the purchasing of news articles from journalists (a la carte).  
  • Digital First "Digital First Media reaches 61.5 million Americans each month through more than 800 multi-platform products across 18 states."
  • Figment
    Writing site for young adults.
  • Flipboard
    Content discovery and sharing tool. 
  • Gather  Place for freelance writers to post works.
  • Helium  "a knowledge co-operative where our writers are also our editors who read and rate every article on the site."
  • iCircular for Mobile Smartphones  From the AP, this allows newspaper to provide ads to readers
  • Livestand  Yahoo's digital newstand
  • Longreads
    Journalism site that posts the best longform articles from newspapers and magazines. On Twitter: @Longreads
  • Media Cloud
    Data tool from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard that visualizes the flow of the media.
  • Medium
    Online site for long form essays.
  • Knight-Mozilla Open News .  Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership to, "harness open-web innovation for journalism."
  • NewsCred
    License and curates articles, photos and video for newspapers and magazines.
  • MIT Center for Civic Media: Projects
    Tools that can be used for media analysis.
  • Next Issue Media   "is a revolutionary end-to-end publishing platform founded by five leading global publishers and designed to develop, market and deliver all forms of paid content -- a vast array of magazines and newspapers -- to consumers via the digital device of their choice."
  • Patch  (AOL) "We’re a community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities."  
  • Pocket
    Allows readers to save articles, videos, or websites in one place to read later. Works with mobile devices.
  • Press+  Brill, Hindrey Jr., and Crovitz's project (Journalism Online)  to provide "e-commerce solutions" for publishers.  They sold Journalism Online to R. R. Donnelley & Sons in Spring 2011.
  • Publish2  Competes with the AP.  Indy journalists and bloggers can use this platform to disseminate stories.
  • Quora
    Platform where users can post questions and receive answers.
  • Scitable by Nature Publishing Group - focuses on genetics.
  • Scribd "Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company."
  • Storyful
    A social media based news agency.
  • Storify
    Interactive social media platform for story telling.  Users can drag and drop information from other social media sites to build story ideas.
  • Storybird
    Global community of readers, writers and artists who can make, read and share visual stories.
  • Thin Reads
    Company that is devoted to e-book singles.  They define e-book singles as, "written works of short fiction or non-fiction longer than a magazine article but shorter than a book."  The site includes reviews. 
  • Wetpaint "custom-tailored for young women who love TV and fashion"
  • Webbitz  "Watch video summaries of the news you want" This is an app.
  • Zeega
    Platform for interactive storytelling.
  • Zinio Digital Magazines
    Zinio calls itself, "the world's largest newsstand and bookstore."  Magazines can be purchased and read online.