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USA Today Publisher: Paper Not “Unique Enough” For Paywall

USA Today Publisher: Paper Not “Unique Enough” For Paywall | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Despite paywalls popping up across other national newspapers and on smaller regional papers, including those owned by Gannett, Larry Kramer, the president and publisher of Gannett’s flagship USA Today, said today not to expect his paper to follow...
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2018 essential update for Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide | Andy Bull

2018 essential update for Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide | Andy Bull | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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In the two years since Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide was published, some of the most useful applications for reporters have changed. 
Storify is folding. 
AudioBook has ended its free version. 
And Twitter has doubled the maximum length of tweets. 
So here, for students using Multimedia Journalism (MMJ), is a January 2018 update on the areas affected.
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Will Comment Sections Fade Away, Or Be Revived By New Technologies? - MediaShift

Will Comment Sections Fade Away, Or Be Revived By New Technologies? - MediaShift | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
A version of this piece appeared at J-Source. The New York Times and Washington Post are two of the world’s most influential newspapers. Every day, they battle over sources and jostle for a better story.
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Trolls are killing comment sections
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This tool makes editing podcasts just as easy as editing text

This tool makes editing podcasts just as easy as editing text | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
If you can edit text, you can make a podcast with this easy-to-use tool.
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Seven Lessons Learned in a Year Teaching Mobile Journalism - European Journalism Observatory - EJO

Seven Lessons Learned in a Year Teaching Mobile Journalism - European Journalism Observatory - EJO | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
As mobile journalism becomes more widely used, universities and colleges are building ‘Mojo’ into formal journalism degrees.
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Twitter Magic: Hacks for the Power User in You – Marketing and Entrepreneurship – Medium

Twitter is a powerful tool in any company’s or professional’s arsenal. The platform can help you rocket to success and stand out like the majestic unicorn you know yourself to be. But, you’ll only…
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'Fair access for all': The Independent Community News Network officially launches

'Fair access for all': The Independent Community News Network officially launches | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The ICNN supports and champions community journalists and the hyperlocal news sector, working to create 'a level playing field' with established media
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What's worrying about Facebook's decision to prioritise friend posts over content from media and brands

[Disclosure: I raised $14 million from Facebook, the Craig Newmark and Ford foundations, and others to start the News Integrity Initiative. I personally receive no money from and am independent of…
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Jeff Jarvis's concerns, from the post: "I’m worried that now that Facebook has become a primary distributor of news and information in society, it cannot abrogate its responsibility — no matter how accidentally that role was acquired — to help inform our citizenry.  
"I’m worried that news and media companies — convinced by Facebook (and in some cases by me) to put their content on Facebook or to pivot to video — will now see their fears about having the rug pulled out from under them realized and they will shrink back from taking journalism to the people where they are having their conversations because there is no money to be made there."
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Best of 2017: Our Top Social Media Posts, Most Shared Blog Posts, and Key Takeaways

Best of 2017: Our Top Social Media Posts, Most Shared Blog Posts, and Key Takeaways | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Find out what worked for us on social media in 2017 and what we've learned about each social media platform.
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What works best for Buffer
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Journalism schools still behind on cybersecurity training, new survey finds

Journalism schools still behind on cybersecurity training, new survey finds | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
<p>Toward the end of a long workday, one last email dropped into Jawar Mohammed’s inbox. It looked like a news tip, forwarded from an Ethiopian radio station. Mohammed, head of an independent broadcaster based in Minnesota and a leading figure in the Ethiopian opposition movement, wasn’t fooled. He didn’t click the link. Instead, Mohammed forwarded […]</p>
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How Google AMP beat Facebook Instant Articles - Digiday

How Google AMP beat Facebook Instant Articles - Digiday | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Google's investment in AMP, its fast-loading article pages, has helped the search giant overtake Facebook in publisher referral traffic.
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Another indication that Google is a better platform for publishers than Facebook
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Apple readies Siri for the HomePod by adding a podcast-powered news brief

Apple readies Siri for the HomePod by adding a podcast-powered news brief | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The HomePod had a bit of a notable production setback, back in December, but Apple’s high-end smart speaker is still on track for an “early 2018”..
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My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
As I took the stand, I thought about how much press freedom had been lost and how drastically national security reporting had changed in the post-9/11 era.
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2018 could be the year Facebook banishes news from its feed - Digiday

2018 could be the year Facebook banishes news from its feed - Digiday | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Some Facebook observers think the platform could remove publisher content from its news feed to improve the user experience and drive more revenue.
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Media Metrics Roundup for January 17, 2018 - MediaShift

Media Metrics Roundup for January 17, 2018 - MediaShift | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Making Sense of Facebook's Changes Jason Alcorn / MediaShift You know by now that Facebook is overhauling the News Feed to focus on friends and family.
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“We stepped in and started doing it”: How one woman built an award-winning news outlet from her dining room table

“We stepped in and started doing it”: How one woman built an award-winning news outlet from her dining room table | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
"This is all going on in my apartment. My kids were small and running around, there were always interns here. And then that spring, we were nominated for a really big award."
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How small publishers can adapt to Facebook’s News Feed update

Facebook announced on January 11 that it’s rolling out changes to the News Feed over the coming weeks to deprioritize posts from publishers, organizations, and businesses in favor of those from…
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Local Edition: Knowing your newsroom's mission can help you say no

Local Edition: Knowing your newsroom's mission can help you say no | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news.
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Who needs video? Slate is pivoting to audio, and making real money doing it

Who needs video? Slate is pivoting to audio, and making real money doing it | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.
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Graydon Carter, Ex-Editor of Vanity Fair, Invests in an App

Graydon Carter, Ex-Editor of Vanity Fair, Invests in an App | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The music producer Quincy Jones and the mogul Ron Meyer join Mr. Carter, who is now on ‘garden leave,’ in investing in an Instagram-style app called Zig.
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'We're marching in the same direction': Facebook is emphasizing Groups, and publishers are following suit - Digiday

'We're marching in the same direction': Facebook is emphasizing Groups, and publishers are following suit - Digiday | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Publishers may be pulling away from Facebook in favor of keeping readers on their own sites, but they’re finding favor in Facebook Groups.
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Facebook is testing a new section of the app specifically for local news and events

Facebook is testing a new section of the app specifically for local news and events | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook is vetting local publishers that appear in this section.
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5 Easy-to-Use Tools You Need to Create Compelling Images for your Blog Posts

In the world of digital marketing, it’s hard to ignore the fact that visual content has become a powerful tool for brands in running successful marketing campaigns. Considering that 65% of people are…
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Mark Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook -- does he know what's broken?

Mark Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook -- does he know what's broken? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Mark Zuckerberg today posted his annual New Year’s resolution post on Facebook, and this time he’s using it to address the elephant in the room — namely, Facebook’s bad publicity in 2017. In his post, Zuck vows to “focus on fixing these important issues.” So what are the issues he’s talking about? Just to recap …
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You, your, you’re: A typo that matters

You, your, you’re: A typo that matters | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

An email arrived the other day with a subject in all caps: “MARK YOU CALENDARS!” It was an invitation to something. The email had an attachment, and we were invited to open it “For you reading pleasure.” (We didn’t.) ICYMI: The New York Times begins 2018 on a sour note Another email sowed a bit of confusion. […]


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The General Data Protection Regulation is coming: How should newsrooms prepare?

The General Data Protection Regulation is coming: How should newsrooms prepare? | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Hello newsrooms, you have just about six months to prepare for sweeping change to data privacy regulations in the European Union.
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