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Adblock plus has a plan to fix online advertising – Una Sinnott

Adblock plus has a plan to fix online advertising – Una Sinnott | Digital journalism | Scoop.it

Most online publishers rely on advertising for at least part of their revenue, but the model we use now is fundamentally broken. Declining returns on ad inventory have seen websites use more intrusive ad units in an attempt to maximise their revenue.

So the big question is, how do we stop this cycle? Is there a way for publishers to make money from advertising in a way that doesn’t make visitors want to install an adblocker, or leave and never return?

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The Washington Post just had its best year ever in digital

The Washington Post just had its best year ever in digital | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos' takeover of the Washington Post has fuelled the company's transformation into a leader in digital, according to WaPo president Stephen Hills.
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How the Washington Post is embracing platforms and leveraging Amazon to lead the way in digital content.

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How the Wall Street Journal and Forbes do brand journalism

How the Wall Street Journal and Forbes do brand journalism | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
The interface of branding and journalism, as discussed at the 2015 Web Summit.
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Charles Yardley, international MD of Forbes and publisher of Forbes Life, and Carla Buzasi, global chief content officer with the Wall Street Journal, discussed branding and brand journalism at Web Summit.

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Microsoft Launches a Windows Phone App for Citizen Journalists

Microsoft Launches a Windows Phone App for Citizen Journalists | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Microsoft has just released Social News, a new app that lets Windows Phone users create and publish news stories on the move, reports Neowin.
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Social News is a new app from Microsoft (only available for Windows Phones) which allows users to find, create and publish news stories on the move.

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Neatline - Telling Stories with Maps and Timelines

Neatline - Telling Stories with Maps and Timelines | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Neatline allows scholars, students, and curators to tell stories with maps and timelines.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:58 AM

Sommige verhalen laten zich goed vertellen door gebruik te maken van een tijdlijn. Neatline heeft als basis het open source framework Omeka, vergelijkbaar met WordPress, en is een plugin. Dat zal dus wel in eigen database geïnstalleerd moeten worden. Mooie applicatie.

Gianfranco Marini's curator insight, December 16, 2014 1:40 AM

Software di uso libero che combina l'uso di mappe, anche storiche, e di strumenti per creare timeline colo risultato di consentire la realizzazione di storie e/o presentazioni molto efficaci.

 

Utile strumento per la didattica e la pratica dello storytelling.

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What to look out for before sharing stories from social media

What to look out for before sharing stories from social media | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
BBC News social media editor Chris Hamilton shares some tips for dealing with suspicious user-generated content
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Some good tips for how best to assess user generated content.

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10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Maps are handy for a lot of reasons. Not only do they help us navigate through certain areas, they also enable us to learn more about the world and what it has to offer. What if you’re someone who wants to create a map instead? Sure, there’s Google Map and ... Continue reading »

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alistairm 's curator insight, November 19, 2014 9:07 AM

Great looking resources here

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Need a better Twitter Archiving Google Sheet? TAGS v6.0 is here!

Need a better Twitter Archiving Google Sheet? TAGS v6.0 is here! | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Amazing to think the TAGS (Twitter Archiving Google Sheet) has been going for over 4 years now. Version 6 is a major code rewrite and the most important new feature is a better setup processes. Re...
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TAGS is a Google Sheet template that allows you to archive search results from Twitter, very useful for collecting tweets around a specific hashtag or search term. There are a few Twitter archivers around but the latest version of TAGS simplifies the process by only requiring you to input a Twitter API key and secret once. It's worth checking out if you are using Twitter for research or you want to save, for example, a specific Twitter chat.

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#Tip: Remember these 30 third-party Twitter tools for journalists

#Tip: Remember these 30 third-party Twitter tools for journalists | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
30 third-party Twitter tools for journalists from Twitter UK's head of news Joanna Geary
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A list of tools that will help you get the most out of Twitter. I don't see Topsy, one of my favourite tools, on it. What would you add?

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7 Free Online PDF Tools That Could Save You A Lot Of Work

7 Free Online PDF Tools That Could Save You A Lot Of Work | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Ever been frustrated by a PDF file? It's funny how the PDF file format is so prevalently used, yet for most of us, it causes a lot of undue stress. Reading a PDF is easy enough. Creating and editing a PDF file is a big harder since the process isn't as straightforward as it could…
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Some useful tools here that let you do things like password protect a PDF file, and save a web page locally as a PDF.

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Page2RSS - Create an RSS feed for any web page

Page2RSS - Create an RSS feed for any web page | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
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This free tool will create an RSS feed for any page that does not have its own feed. It also allows you to post RSS updates directly to Twitter.

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Infographic: tips and advice for mobile journalism

Infographic: tips and advice for mobile journalism | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Key tips and advice on mobile journalism compiled from our live Q&A featuring Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at RTE, Robb Montgomery, professor of journalism at the International Academy of Journalism, and Nick Martin, correspondent, Sky News...
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Guide to Data Science Cheat Sheets

Here are some tools for learning the primary languages in data science- Python, R and SQL. A cheat sheet or reference card is a compilation of mostly used commands to help you learn that language’s syntax at a faster rate.


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How virtual reality could shape the future of journalism

How virtual reality could shape the future of journalism | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Virtual reality journalism is as close as you can get to an event without actually being there, and could change the way we experience the news.
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Immersive journalism – using virtual reality to put people inside a reconstruction of an event – is as close as you can get to experiencing an event without actually being there and, according to the journalist who is pioneering virutal reality as a form of journalism, it could change the way we tell the stories of those caught up in the news.

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How The Onion fuses satire with advertising

How The Onion fuses satire with advertising | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
The Onion, like many digital publishers, bolsters ad revenue with branded content, bringing the satirical ethos of its journalism to its advertising.
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Mike McAvoy, president ot The Onion. on how the site uses satire in its branded content.

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How to find the science paper behind a headline when the link is missing | Simply Statistics

How to find the science paper behind a headline when the link is missing | Simply Statistics | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
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This is a really useful guide to tracking down a scientific paper without a link - great to know if you're reporting on any research and want to refer to the primary source rather than the press release.

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Don’t Blog Unless You Use These 11 Tools

Don’t Blog Unless You Use These 11 Tools | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Are you having a hard time blogging? I know I did when I first started out. Over the years, blogging has evolved, and many new platforms and tools have b
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There are some really useful tools here to help you identify popular topics to blog about, speed up your blog, get feedback from your readers, and more.

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6 Ways To Help Get Your Stories Shared On Mobile

6 Ways To Help Get Your Stories Shared On Mobile | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
We list some ways of making the most of mobile traffic, and encouraging readers to share your content from their phone.  Earlier this week, BuzzFeed release
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With a recent Buzzfeed report finding that social content will not spread if it cannot easily be viewed and shared on mobile, Newswhip offers some helpful advice on how to make sure your content is optimised for mobile, with an emphasis on social sharing. It is vital to keep mobile in mind when it comes to page speed, paragraph and story length, and sharing options, among other issues. Well worth a read.

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Making Sense of Social Media Metrics in the Newsroom - 10,000 Words

Making Sense of Social Media Metrics in the Newsroom - 10,000 Words | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Making Sense of Social Media Metrics in the Newsroom
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There are a few good tips here; it's important to remember that you have different audiences on different platforms, tailor updates to suit, and engage to inform as well as to improve your reporting. 

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Twitter advanced search now includes every tweet ever published

Twitter advanced search now includes every tweet ever published | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Twitter announced earlier today that it is extending its search function to include every public tweet since the social network began in 2006.
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You can now use Twitter to search through its entire archive of tweets since 2006.

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Security for Journalists, Part One: The Basics - Learning - Source: An OpenNews project

Security for Journalists, Part One: The Basics - Learning - Source: An OpenNews project | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Source - Journalism Code, Context & Community
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Want to help fact-check breaking news like the Malaysian airplane disaster? Here's how and where you can do it

Want to help fact-check breaking news like the Malaysian airplane disaster? Here's how and where you can do it | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Everyone complains about how social media is full of hoaxes and inaccuracies in the aftermath of a breaking-news event like the shooting down of Malaysian Flight MH17, but we all have the ability to fact-check the news. Here are some resources to do so
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A useful list of tools for capturing and verifying content shared on social media. 

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20 WordPress Plugins for a More Powerful Blog

20 WordPress Plugins for a More Powerful Blog | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
Learn the 10 WordPress plugins that power the Buffer blog, plus 10 more WordPress plugins we'd love to try.

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Digital Digging: How To Use Twitter without the Clutter

Digital Digging: How To Use Twitter without the Clutter | Digital journalism | Scoop.it
GIJN is excited to introduce Digital Digging, a new feature by acclaimed Internet search expert Henk van Ess. In this inaugural story, Henk sets sail to a world without selfies or cat pictures, showing readers how to stay on top of Twitter by changing their workflow. Here’s part one of a series of three.
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Some really useful advice here on building Twitter lists and removing some of the general noise from your main feed. 

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Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo

Find Top Trending Content and Key Opinion Leaders In Any Niche with BuzzSumo | Digital journalism | Scoop.it

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Christopher Jan Benitez's curator insight, June 25, 2014 4:34 AM

I love BuzzSumo as a content curation tool. Everybody who wants to collect the best posts about their niche should try out this tool!

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