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The Tuscaloosa News won a Pulitzer prize for its breaking news coverage of a deadly tornado that swept through Alabama last April, Poynter reported. But what made the award-winning coverage so revolutionary for the journalism world was its employment of Twitter and other social media to report on the storm in real time, in addition to traditional coverage—even during power outages, the article said.

As we previously reported, Columbia University announced the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winners on Tuesday. Among the winners were online newspapers The Huffington Post and Politico.

The Pulitzer board awarded Tuscaloosa News “for its enterprising coverage of a deadly tornado, using social media as well as traditional reporting to provide real-time updates, help locate missing people and produce in-depth print accounts even after power disruption forced the paper to publish at another plant 50 miles away,” according to a press release.

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-04-18 16:48

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Today, national French daily newspaper Le Monde launched a new format for its website Le Monde.fr.

The redesigned layout features a more visible header, with a centered logo and tabs for each section of the website, according to an email alert from Gorkana. Videos and other visual media are also more prominent under the new design.

The new website also includes a live-chat feature, in which users can ask journalists about news articles and receive answers almost immediately, as well as an alert window for news updates.

Le Monde innovates with a live platform present on all website pages, offering coverage of various events under a chat format,” the email said. “Online users will have the possibility to question the editorial staff in real time.

The email said that the chat option is meant to increase interaction between Le Monde staff and online users, as well as demonstrate the recent integration of the print and online versions of the daily.

“The new design takes into account the publication’s strategic choice to unite its online and print editorial teams, which took effect last September with the creation of a political newsroom,” the email said.

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Gianna Walton

Date

2012-03-19 19:13

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2011 was hardly a vintage year for the Pulitzer Breaking News Prize - in fact, for the first time in the 95-year history of the prize, there was no winner. Even though the Pulitzers adapted their rules in 2010 to allow multimedia reporting to be entered for the prize, there were only 37 entries in the Breaking News category. Something clearly had to change.

This year the Pulitzer team have shaken things up, launching a digital-only entry service and altering the criteria for a breaking news award, "stressing real-time reporting of breaking events", according to the Pulitzer website.

Nieman Lab provides the new definition:

"For a distinguished example of local reporting of breaking news that, as quickly as possible, captures events accurately as they occur, and, as times passes, illuminates, provides context and expands upon the initial coverage."

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Katherine Travers

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2011-12-06 13:52

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Integrating social media into reporting adds value for readers: the story is more relevant, and it also unfolds in real-time. With available online tools, reporters can map stories, interact with readers, and attract more attention.

Intersect, a social platform for storytelling, is proving to be a great resource for reporters. Users publish stories (that happened in the past, present, or will happen in the future) and map the "intersection" where the story took place. They can add pictures and video to their text. Stories can be then shared with others who live in the vicinity or have also shared stories in the same location.

Other location-based services exist, such as FourSquare, but they are missing Intersect's storytelling element. Intersect's value is in the richness of content shared, and the added dimension of time - stories stay on the time-line, chronicled at a specific time and place.

The Detroit Free Press recently used the service in an investigative project. Reporter Tina Lam and photographer Brian Kaufman chronicled their 13-day journey through multiple states investigating the encroachment of Asian Carp up into the Great Lakes.

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Florence Pichon

Date

2011-07-05 16:41

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