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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
US research finds most adults only tweet twice a month. Tech site Markup explains why it fired its editor. Warren Buffett says most newspapers are 'toast' due to ad shift. New global religious journalism service launched. How data journalism has changed.
On Monday, The Markup made the difficult decision to remove our co-Founder Julia Angwin as Editor in Chief. Five of seven editorial staff have resigned in protest, and we know that many people are deeply upset about this situation. I want you to…
Mr AndersonRT @sdkstl: The Markup's new EiC Jeff Larson with his explanation of why @JuliaAngwin was fired from the start-up they co-founded: it boils down to issues with her management skills and her refusal to switch lanes, give up a lead operational role.
Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech
– Apr 24, 6:52 AM
Twitter is a modern public square where many voices discuss, debate and share their views. Media personalities, politicians and the public turn to social networks for real-time information and reactions to the day's events. But compared with the…
Mr AndersonMT @pewresearch: Median U.S. adult Twitter user tweets just 2x each month, but a small number of extremely active users post with much greater regularity. As a result, much of the content posted by Americans on Twitter reflects a small number of authors.
– Apr 23, 5:00 AM
Warren Buffett, the man behind a print-media empire that includes the Buffalo News and Omaha World-Herald, doesn't think most newspapers can be saved. The decline of advertising gradually turned the newspaper industry “from monopoly to…
Mr AndersonRT @emilybell Can not be saved in the current environment ...with the existing commercial model.
NEW YORK — Religion News Foundation (RNF), Religion News Service (RNS), The Associated Press (AP) and The Conversation announced today the creation of a global religion journalism initiative, an effort to expand religion news reporting in…
Mr AndersonThis is interesting and very much needed.
There are a lot of great resources available for people at all levels of employment who want to become better allies. This guide is meant to collect some of those resources and share examples specific to newsrooms and journalism groups. Remember…
Mr AndersonRT @emmacarew: Who can be an ally for #mediadiversity in the newsroom (and other workplaces, honestly)? YOU CAN! Here are some easy ways to get started, some bolder steps to take, and some ways to really make change:
European Journalism Centre
– Apr 24, 1:22 AM
In 10 years, data journalism has gone from a niche reporting exercise to becoming a key part of newsrooms all over the world. To find out how data journalism has changed in the last decade, we talked with Simon Rogers, the founder of Guardian…
Mr AndersonRT @GoogleNewsInit: 'Data journalism went from being the province of a few loners to an established part of every newsroom' says @smfrogers, data editor at the @GoogleNewsInit's News Lab. You can check out the full interview with @letzi83 of @ejcnet
– Apr 24, 12:35 PM
We're a long way from done processing the Mueller report—or, given how much has been redacted, from knowing what it really says. But one thing that's clear now is that the questions it leaves open are about a lot more than the Russia…
Mr AndersonRT @dabeard New initiative announced to track and fight America's way out of the rot inside every #Trump-related scandal. In 4 words: 'It's the corruption, stupid'
Last month, after years of layoffs, the Cleveland Plain Dealer announced it was cutting even more jobs. A newspaper that had a unionized staff of 340 at the dawn of the century will drop down to 33. What happened at the Plain Dealer isn't unusual.
Mr Anderson'Recent academic studies show that newspaper closures and declining coverage of state and local government in general have led to more partisan polarization, fewer candidates running for office, higher municipal borrowing costs and increased pollution.'
The Texas Tribune's strategic plan is the result of nine months of research, introspection, collaboration and prioritization, and every single member of our staff contributed to it. It was written by Becca Aaronson, Liam Andrew, Aman Batheja, Bobby…
Mr AndersonRT @rasmus_kleis: 'The greatest danger in our industry is complacency. We need to dig deep for the pioneering and plucky spirit that drove [us] on day one.' Absolute inspiration to have @evanasmith kick off @risj_oxford Future of Local News Forum.
My liveblogged notes from the Hacks/Hackers London meeting on 24th April 2019, held at Twitter UK. More details and videos can be found on the Hacks Hackers London site. Finimize is a London Fintech, for some young professionals who have built up…
Mr AndersonMy good friend @adders liveblogs the latest London Hacks/Hackers.