How are newspapers using Foursquare?

A journalism professor explains the five types of editorial content that Canadian newspapers share on the geo-location site.

In the last year we saw some outlets start to experiment with the platform, the focus now is clearly on engagement.

In a story for Nieman Journalism Labs, Tim Currie a journalism instructor at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, looked at the latest developments in how the media is serving up info geolocation-style.

Currie used Postmedia Network—whose member newspapers include the National Post, the Edmonton Journal, and the Vancouver Sun—as a case study because they “were among the most active in North America for placing editorial content into Foursquare.”

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