Twitter can help with scientific dissemination but its influence on citation impact is less clear | Impact of Social Sciences
blogs.lse.ac.uk
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does researchers’ presence on Twitter influence citations to their papers?... although the relationship between tweets and citations is poor, actively participating on Twitter is a powerful way of promoting and disseminating academic outputs... an author needs three times more followers to gain only one mention more... to be or not to be on Twitte…

A Quantitative Basis for Measuring Media Impact
mediashift.org
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A financial incentive and a paid coordinator were essential to the success of the project. The intangible that made the project really work, however, was the willingness on the part of Media Consortium members to work with each other... not have been possible without a trust-based network in place... At the beginning of the project, outlets asked…

Meet the Woman Who's Created the 21st Century Finance Model for Emerging Technologies
medium.com
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the model of traditional venture capital didn't work for the kind of projects that interested me. It works well for consumer tech, but it doesn't work as well if you want to do anything long term... began working with two others on fleshing out that model- which was a hybrid impact investment fund... The problem is a lack of valuable deal flow... …

15/05/2016
Measuring impact of non-profit news (& EU comms)
www.niemanlab.org

Excellent overview of a complex topic. Makes me think that a lot of EU communications could benefit hugely from reframing itself as "non-profit news", and considering these questions in depth. Alas, the only interesting debate in this field seems to be limited to the US. "The value of online and offline audience engagement is a question that bot…

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