The Globe and Mail won multiple awards at the Online News Association Conference and Awards Banquet on Oct. 7 in Washington, D.C. The Globe was recognized for General Excellence in Online Journalism, Explanatory Reporting, the Al Neuharth Innovation in Investigative Journalism Award, and the University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism. You can explore the work of the winning outlets here.
Cision’s sixth annual Canadian Social Journalism survey found despite social media being an increasingly central part of the job, journalists’ views on the impact of social media on their profession were mixed. Less than half of respondents agreed that social media has had a positive impact on journalism. Of particular concern was social media’s role in the rise of fake news, with 68 per cent identifying it as a serious problem. More than half (59 per cent) of respondents were also concerned about the impact of social media on traditional journalistic values.
AOL Instant Messenger will disappear on Dec. 15 after 20 years. AIM launched in 1997, helping establish the internet as more than a utility. Despite its brand recognition, it ultimately was left behind in the shift to social messaging apps like Facebook.