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(Kevin Anderson, manager, digital products and platforms at ideastream Public Media. Innovation leader focused on digital transformation and product. Priors at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Philadelphia public broadcaster latest to buy digital local news site. What will journalists do with the 5G wireless? LSE research role to study AI and news. NYT CEO: Publishers can't build business model on cuts. Drone journalism tips and more.
WHYY announced Monday it has acquired the digital news startup Billy Penn from its founding owner, Spirited Media. “WHYY has consistently grown its journalism capacity to fortify the local news ecosystem. Research affirms that WHYY's news…
Mr AndersonAs I wrote about for What's New in Publishing http://bit.ly/2DfeAhA , this is part of a larger tend of public media groups in the US buying up digital local news sites. This continues the trend in Philadelphia.
– Apr 15, 2019, 11:51 AM
Francois Guillot / AFP / Getty Images As the Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames on Monday, YouTube flagged livestreams of the incident as fake news and then started showing people articles about the 9/11 attacks. The cause of the fire was not…
Mr AndersonRT @RobynCaplan Breaking news: Machines remarkably bad at providing context around devastating historical event.
If there's one thing you can count on in modern life, one truism that will never let you down, it is this: You want more Gs. That's true in the thousands-of-dollars sense, and it's definitely true in the better-mobile-networks sense. And from a…
Mr AndersonRT @GENinnovate 'Always-streaming reporters, a searchable past, and new internal tools and external products: 5G will have a big impact on news, just as previous-generation networks did.'
London School of Economics and Political Science
– Apr 5, 2019, 12:00 AM
Introducing Journalism AI, a collaboration between LSE's Polis and the Google News Initiative to foster literacy in newsrooms globally about artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and automation are already having an…
Mr AndersonRT @xhgMattia: JOB ALERT Do you want to work with me & @CharlieBeckett on #JournalismAI ? We are looking for a research assistant to join us at @PolisLSE in May+June. Please DM/email for more details (address in my bio). Info on the project
In these potential pre-recession days, everyone is watching consolidations and combinations (and private equity purchases). But what about mergers — between public media and spry startups that keep the teams intact and the mission of…
Mr Anderson@Rafat of Skift says no. But there is a trend here. There is success in this model. But will all of these mergers be successful, odds are no. It is still an interesting trend to watch.
– Apr 15, 2019, 12:15 AM
New York Times CEO Mark Thompson has slammed publishers which believe they can create a profitable business by slashing numbers in newsrooms. Speaking to Google Australia managing director Mel Silva, Thompson said he doesn't understand how that can…
Mr AndersonAmen. That is all. Strategic cuts and reinvestment work. Cuts upon cuts upon cuts just leave you with no product worth paying for (or working for).
Feed and Stories unite! Facebook is so eager to preempt the shift to Stories that it might even let us use the same interface of horizontally swipeable cards to sift through News Feed posts. If users won't scroll down any more, Facebook's ad…
– Apr 15, 2019, 4:28 AM
Follow these six steps to take breathtaking shots with your drone Posted: 15 April 2019 By: Periklis Iakovidis Drones are becoming increasingly widespread in journalism. This should not come as a surprise: as drone and camera tech matures, it…
Mr AndersonFollow these six steps to take breathtaking shots with your drone #journalism #media #news
The Daily Beast
– Apr 15, 2019, 4:15 PM
Vice canceled its flagship show, Vice Live, just weeks after its debut. Multiple sources told The Daily Beast that the millennial news company had canceled the new nightly show. In an email, the company did not say it was canceling the show but…
Mr AndersonNot much detail on why Vice nuked the new show, but that is par for the course with Vice. Vice created a hipster aura, but as a business, it seems more Mic than money maker.
What's new in publishing
– Apr 14, 2019, 11:10 PM
A few months ago, the Lenfest Local Lab, an innovation team within the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, embarked on an interesting experiment. Teaming up with The Philadelphia Inquirer, it developed a news app that would push location-based news…
Mr Anderson'Based on research I’ve conducted, a town needs a minimum of 10,000 residents to support a news operation that employs at least one full-time reporter and one full-time ad salesperson.' The figure I've seen is closer to 50,000.