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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.)
How to stop being a 'carrier' in the age of misinformation. The agenda of a free press? A functioning democracy. Buzzy premium podcast service stumbles out of the gates. Seattle newspaper partners with local foundation for funding.
– Apr 21, 12:00 AM
If Silicon Valley is the beast, then TED is its belly. And on Monday, I entered it. The technology conference that has become a global media phenomenon with its short, punchy TED Talks that promote “Ideas Worth Spreading” is the…
Mr AndersonAt Facebook-sponsored TED, reporter discusses her troubles in investigating Brexit disinformation on Facebook given opaqueness of Newsfeed, legal threats, more (@carolecadwalla / The Guardian)
Columnist's note: This is an excerpt from a speech delivered last Thursday at the the Drexel Writing Festival. You can read the entire speech here. More than two years after Donald Trump became 45th president of the United States, talking about…
Mr AndersonRT @BGrueskin: Journalists need to 'rediscover' their soul 'with the simple acknowledgement that a free press has an agenda: A functional democracy.' You really ought to read this @Will_Bunch piece.
For years, publishers cobbled different tools and services together into a stack that would help them scale their audiences — and make money from advertising — as much as possible. Today, many of them are finding those tools fit…
Mr AndersonRT @KLJDavis 'Most publishers are making incremental decisions, not strategic ones.' In pivoting to paid, publishers run into tech headaches
It took less than a day for Luminary to become enemy number one of the podcast industry. Last month, on the same day that it unveiled its subscription podcast service, the company tweeted a typed-out image of a bunny holding a sign:…
Mr AndersonMT @Chronotope: Literally the first thing I thought about when I read this: in a wk we're going to see Podcasts as a major category on torrent sites. In a month there will be a podcast focused torrenting community pulling audio off of Luminary and others.
Nonprofit news donorship has taken off, with more than 50,000 new donors giving in a 2018 end-of-year fundraising campaign alone. Journalism crowdfunding has also taken flight with recent Kickstarter records from international to local news…
Mr AndersonRT @NiemanLab A growing partnership between The Seattle Times and the Seattle Foundation is one example of how a local foundation has helped a challenged newspaper raise $5 million since 2013.
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– Apr 22, 10:40 AM
Ben Kothe / BuzzFeed News; DJ SNS official / YouTube / Via youtube.com On first glance, The Frisky appears to be a thriving women's entertainment and lifestyle website. Founded in 2008 “for women, by women,” the site currently…
Mr AndersonT @CraigSilverman: The Frisky was once a popular website for women. Now it's run by a Serbian DJ/marketer who leeches off the site's former popularity to influence search engine rankings
The News Literacy Project
– Apr 22, 7:27 AM
The growing contagion of online misinformation should serve as a national wake-up call: We need a new ethos of personal responsibility about the news and other information that we trust — and that we share. Each of us needs to…
Mr AndersonMT @alanmillerNLP: The stakes are high for democracy and civil society: we need a new national ethos when it comes to consuming and sharing news and information. Become part of the information solution rather than the misinformation problem.
Sinclair Broadcasting appears to have emerged as the leading candidate to win the auction of the 21st Century Fox's Regional Sports Networks, having placed what people close to the deal call the top bid to acquire the properties, FOX Business has…
Mr AndersonRT @jbenton: 'Aaaaaand Goldschmidt goes down swinging for out number 3. The score remains Cardinals 3, Giants 2. We'll be right back after this message from Boris Epshteyn about the band of deep-state jackals secretly running the FBI.'