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With the appointment of Paul Hamilos from the Guardian, BuzzFeed World continues to build on the foundations of hard news to supplement its more light-hearted output
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There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how.
The Guardian has been experimenting with limited-edition printed newspapers that are produced by algorithms, based on the sharing habits of readers, and is rolling out a new version in the U.S. soon. But is that really what we want from our newspapers?
The New Yorker, ambling at its own pace, is busy upping its digital game. Not only has NewYorker.com significantly increased its digital metabolism, but it has also boosted its monthly audience to an excess of 10 million, thanks to a smart distribution strategy that spans social networks and mobile platforms.
I once worked at a content creation agency in Boston where we churned out an exorbitant volume of content for client companies’ websites on a daily basis. Each writer was responsible for 15 to 20 stories per day that ranged from 200 to 500 words.
Do films that pass the Bechdel Test make more money for their producers? I’ve replicated Walt Hickey’s recent article [http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-dollar-and-cents-case-against-hollywoods-exclusion-of-women/] in FiveThirtyEight to find out. My results confirm his own in part, but also find notable differences that point the need for clarification at a minimum. While I am far from the first to make this argument, this case is illustrative of a larger need for journalism and other data-driven enterprises to borrow from hard-won scientific practices of sharing data and code as well as supporting the review and revision of findings. This admittedly lengthy post is a critique of not only this particular case but also an attempt to work through what open data journalism could look like.
Mobile technology and social networks have changed how news is distributed, but are becoming an increasingly important source for news
Nell’ odierno ecosistema dell’ informazione, tutti possono trovare pubblico e attenzione, o almeno provarci. Teoricamente, nel mondo dei bit è finito il predominio dei grandi editori o delle testate tradizionali: l’ etichetta di “new media” abbraccia blogger e aziende, enti non-profit e siti sparsi. Come spiega il noto autore e docente Clay Shirky, “la produzione editoriale non è più un’industria, ma un pulsante sul web [http://gigaom.com/2012/04/09/publishing-is-no-longer-a-job-or-an-industry-its-a-button/%5d]“.
The crisis of both traditional politics and media visualizes possible pathways to a P2P journalism.The exchange value of the journalistic work has collapsed due to the inability to fit the business model of traditional media (based on limited information and control of the broadcast channel) in the current digital socioeconomics.
Schadenfreude broke out among some publishers today when Digital First Media killed an ambitious interactive publishing initiative and commenced layoffs to bolster the bottom lines of its newspapers in a reported plan to groom them for sale. But no one should be happy that Digital First hit the wall. All this episode proves is that digital publishing – which remains the only imaginable way forward for newspapers and other legacy media – is even harder than we think. Digital matters, because modern consumers – even those over the age of 55 – prefer to ingest news on a panoply of platforms including computers, smartphones, tablets and smart televisions. Even the American Press Institute, an arm of the Newspaper Association of America, recently concurred that “the majority of Americans across generations now combine a mix of sources and technologies to get their news each week.”
Project Thunderdome is dead and DFM will soon put its newspapers on the auction block. Are the new rounds of investors who bought into newspapers over the past half-decade getting antsy?
Full disclosure: I've used this headline before. Actually, only the second half of it. Both times I was riffing off the title of David Carr's column in The New York Times, The Media Equation. Six months ago, David put his glaring eye on the boom in native advertising. Last week, he challenged a [...]
The list format is being used by BuzzFeed to not only bring together collections of funny animal photos, but to also explain confusing news subjects or illustrate the impact of a breaking news event
WARNING: This is a very long piece, written over several periods of time, looking at the power of UGC. In summary, its sets out why I think UGC has been good for the regional Press.
When Charlie Beckett asked me to join the Polis journalism conference this week at the London School of Economics and Political Science, he showed the depth of his university by asking a surprisingly practical journalism question for a school
I read something the other day about best practices for getting influencers to read your press releases.
The U.K. paper only has a digital presence in the U.S., but starting Wednesday, it’s going to experiment with a robot-generated print edition.
Negli ultimi tempi c’ è stata una notevole effervescenza in campo digitale negli Stati Uniti e sono nati diversi, importanti, siti di informazione (anche se qualcosa non riesce a funzionare, come il Progetto Thunderdome).
Digiday ha chiesto ad alcuni grafici esperti di media un giudizio su cinque di essi e sulla loro impostazione, sia dal punto di vista grafico che per la efficacia nella presentazione dei contenuti.
Quello più apprezzato sembra l’ ultimo in ordine di nascita, Vox. Ecco le cinque schede.
Class presentation slides about digital storytelling tools and techniques, useful for journalists and advertising/marketing professionals.
Snowfall del New York Times ha inventato un genere letterario: un altro modo di fare giornalismo o di raccontare storie. È il multimedia storytelling: testo, video, mappe e animazioni fanno parte di un unico percorso di lettura. Ha ridato forza agli articoli lunghi, perché sul web è difficile trattenere un lettore davanti a un testo online per più trenta secondi.
Whether new to reporting or an experienced editor in a newsroom, all journalists face one common, constant challenge today: reinvention.
As someone old enough to remember life before the web, I still associate The New York Times with a big honking broadsheet, something you hunker down with for a few hours on a Sunday. Compared to easy reads like Newsday or The New York Post, The Times was daunting. During the few times I subscribed to daily delivery, I would feel a creeping sense of guilt as the old copies amassed in my recycling bin, mostly unread.
Gone are the days when reporters burned the midnight oil to get a breaking story into the morning edition. Or they should be gone. Digital First Media titles are seeing engagement increases by honouring the digital cycle.
The BBC News website is the most-used news website in the UK, typically attracting over 5 million unique browsers daily.