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87% of U.S. magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app, survey says

87% of U.S. magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app, survey says | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A large annual survey of magazine and newspaper publishers finds that 90 percent have some sort of mobile presence — whether it’s on a tablet, smartphone or e-reader.
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Are tech and media becoming the same beat? Financial Times has a reporter in L.A. to cover the convergence

Are tech and media becoming the same beat? Financial Times has a reporter in L.A. to cover the convergence | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
When Disney announced last week that it was launching a streaming service to compete with Netflix, Financial Times tech reporter Tim Bradshaw couldn’t get to the story. The former Londoner wa…
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Here’s why 4 publishers jumped onto Facebook Watch

Here’s why 4 publishers jumped onto Facebook Watch | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A year ago, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram launched “Titletown, TX,” a real-world version of “Friday Night Lights.” Over 20 mini-documentaries, the Star-Telegram followed the …
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How to Make Your Facebook Page Cover Photo Stand Out

How to Make Your Facebook Page Cover Photo Stand Out | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Your Facebook Page cover photo is one of the first things people will see when they visit your Facebook Page. That is exactly why it is so important to make the best first impression possible and for…
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‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism

‘Raining clicks’: why we need better thinking on technology, data and journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
I’ve spent the last eight years building the case for using audience data in newsrooms and the tools and culture required to make it a force for good. So reading Franklin Foer’s piece When Silicon…
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This free tool will help you pause the flood of email with just one click

This free tool will help you pause the flood of email with just one click | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Ever feel overwhelmed by all that email? This week’s tool offers a way to stop it, at least for a bit. Kristen Hare: Hi, Ren! I’m ready for our next tool! And also for my kids to be back in s…
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The European Union’s new data privacy rules will make companies worldwide clean up their online security, or else

Sweeping reforms are set to take charge of European consumers' online privacy and data concerns next spring, but the impact could be global — and a huge win for consumer privacy advocates. The regulation applies if the companies collecting or storing data are based in the European Union or deal …
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In 2017, the one thing every digital-native news outlet needs is a newsletter (not an app)

In 2017, the one thing every digital-native news outlet needs is a newsletter (not an app) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Newsletter > Apple News > podcast > app: In terms of how digital-native news outlets get their information out, the newsletter wins. That's according to a digital news fact sheet from Pew Research Center, released Monday. It looks at 36 news outlets that originated online and have at least 10 milli…
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The New York Times Needs Two Bold Moves (updated version)

The New York Times Needs Two Bold Moves (updated version) | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The New York Times should accelerate the shift underlined in its latest quarterly results: reconsidering the daily print product and moving aggressively abroad. The quarterly earnings season always…
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This new Facebook analytics tool lets publishers compare their mobile and Instant Articles traffic

This new Facebook analytics tool lets publishers compare their mobile and Instant Articles traffic | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook today released a new developer’s tool for publishers to see how their stories are doing on the social media platform. The analytics tool, which is located under the “Publishing…
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Facebook's Campbell Brown: we are launching a news subscription product

Facebook's Campbell Brown: we are launching a news subscription product | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The head of the company's news partnerships said Facebook has heard the cries of publishers....FB
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Mobile journalism helps reporters get closer to the story, new Reuters Institute research finds

Mobile journalism helps reporters get closer to the story, new Reuters Institute research finds | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The report found interviewees are more likely to talk to a journalist with mobile equipment than traditional-looking TV crews
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Why Alexa is a big deal? – Ravi Katragadda – Medium

Why Alexa is a big deal? – Ravi Katragadda – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The little Echo Dot sitting calmly next to my bed never ceases to surprise the futurist in me. I use it for mundane daily tasks like setting alarms and not so mundane tasks like ten minute…
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And why we need to create journalism on Alexa and for Apple and Google's rival products
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With teamwork and hustle, Toledo Blade dominated after Charlottesville attack

With teamwork and hustle, Toledo <i>Blade</i> dominated after Charlottesville attack | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

It’s not often that The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, takes an all-hands-on-deck approach to a national story rooted in a city nearly 550 miles away. But it happened this week. A large rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, when a man in a Dodge Challenger drove into a crowd of […]


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Great example of a local journalist spotting the angle for them
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It’s time to kill the personal website

It’s time to kill the personal website | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
It’s the year 2017 — social media sites are competing for attention, and even the powerful and highly-regarded use blogging sites like Medium. With that in mind, does the average user need a personal website? Who are You, and What do You Want? Usually I see people put together personal websites to advertise themselves as …
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My thought: social media and platforms such as Medium are essential means for journalists to build and buttress their personal brand, but you still need a personal website, using your name in the URL, to present yourself fully, and to cement your identity online.
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If I Ran a Newspaper…. – Whither news? – Medium

If I Ran a Newspaper…. – Whither news? – Medium | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A wise editor I know described his newspaper’s situation this way: “We have two houses. One is on fire and the other isn’t built yet. So our problem is that we have to fight the flames in the old…
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Lots of great insights here, but it's hard to see how any of this can be achieved if people won't pay for it. Some legacy news brands are beginning to make paywalls work. Could there be a parallel between paid-for news and vinyl? Streaming was supposed to destroy sales of vinyl. It hasn't, and vinyl is enjoying a resurgence.
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Facebook wants to help news publishers sell subscriptions, but says it doesn’t want a cut of the revenue

Facebook wants to help news publishers sell subscriptions, but says it doesn’t want a cut of the revenue | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn’t want publishers’ data, either.
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NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism

NEW RESEARCH: Rescue or report? The ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A new Polis report by Petra Olsson considering the ethical and editorial dilemmas of crisis journalism. This report was produced as part of the Polis Newsroom fellowship scheme with the Swedish new…
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Google Is Developing Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content

Google Is Developing Technology for Snapchat-Like Media Content | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” upping the ante in a race among tech giants to dominate news dissemination on smartphones.
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Ex-Google VP: Android is the reason your phone takes worse pics than iPhone

Ex-Google VP: Android is the reason your phone takes worse pics than iPhone | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Former Google executive and head of mobile says iPhone's camera has convinced him "he would never use an Android phone for photos."
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Journalism is a public service. Why don’t we fund it like one?

Journalism is a public service. Why don’t we fund it like one? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

LOCAL NEWS IS IN DIRE STRAITS. In a quest for profit, publishers have gutted newsrooms and hollowed out coverage of local communities. As the industry struggles to build the business model of the future, it’s missing an opportunity to embrace a funding mechanism that can enshrine journalism as a public service: the special service district. […]


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NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show

NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
"We're certainly walking before we're running, but we're actually sort of jogging before we're running."
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Pushing messaging platforms beyond their boundaries

Pushing messaging platforms beyond their boundaries | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In 2003, Vin Crosbie wrote a Poynter column suggesting that news organizations “should get ready to use mobile telephone Short Messaging Service (SMS) for news delivery and as a micro-transactions …
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Why were Facebook, Google, and Amazon so quiet about net neutrality?

Why were Facebook, Google, and Amazon so quiet about net neutrality? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
In the weeks leading up to Wednesday’s day of protest over net neutrality in the U.S., big tech names signed on to join the fight to keep it. Among them were some of the biggest names on the internet…
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