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  • Newsdex Seattle -- Measuring brand reach of local news sites

    2:13 pm on May 9, 2011 | 3 comments Permalink
    Tags: Chuck Taylor, Gary Love, Metrics, Newsdex, Research, Resources, Social Media

    For an intriguing glimpse into how well Seattle news organizations are connecting with social media, check out Newsdex Seattle, a spare-time project by Gary Love and Chuck Taylor. It is a daily rundown of the Facebook and Twitter data for organizations ranging from The Seattle Times (36,885 in network today) to My Everett News (25 in network).

    Love and Taylor readily acknowledge, “Measuring the effectiveness or reach of a company’s social brands is, to be sure, an inexact science, and our metrics are decidedly a work in progress.” Kudos to them for stimulating discussion, anyway.

    One purpose of the Seattle Journalism Commons is to help local media people learn from each other, so here are some questions prompted by Newsdex:

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  • [UPDATE - Dorothy Parvaz now released] Journalism that Matters PNW supports the Free Dorothy Campaign

    11:38 am on May 6, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: Dorothy Parvaz, press freedom, Seattle PI

    ***UPDATE 5/18/11*** Dorothy has been released. Read about her experience about being detained in Syria from Al-Jazeera here

    Journalism that Matters Pacific Northwest joins the Asian American Journalists Association and others in calling on the Syrian government to assist in the safe return of  Dorothy Parvaz, a former staff member of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, currently working for Al Jazeera. She has been missing in Syria since Friday, April 29.

    JTMPNW encourages others in our region to join in this effort by writing to:

    Ambassador Imad Moustapha

    Embassy of Syria

    2215 Wyoming Ave N.W.

    Washington D.C. 20008 USA

    To support the campaign to Free Dorothy, please “Like” the Free Dorothy page on Facebook and Tweet a message of support with hashtag #FreeDorothy. People across Facebook are also replacing their profile pictures with the supporting graphic in this post.

    Here’s a sample tweet: “We stand with @AAJA in calling for the safe return of Dorothy Parvaz @dparvaz from Syria. Join the #freedorothy campaign here http://ow.ly/4OSew”

     
  • Journalism That Matters

    4:21 pm on March 22, 2011 | 0 Comment Permalink
    Tags: mission, video

    The Seattle Journalism Commons grew out of the January 2010 Journalism That Matters unconference held at the University of Washington, “Re-imagining News and Community in the Pacific Northwest. For a taste of JTM, here’s a video filmed at that unconference..

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erZd_Dxr98s[/youtube]

     
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