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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.)
Facebook revamps video ranking focusing on loyalty, duration and originality. Study: Is Report for America building trust in local journalism? How a local news startup in Ohio is using AI to automate sports stories. AMP Stories: Benefits and challenges.
Last June, Report for America (RFA) fellow Will Wright was looking for interviews in Eastern Kentucky. He was standing at a temporary health care clinic where hundreds of people were lining up to receive free medical and dental services offered by…
Mr AndersonReally deep research into whether local reporting fellows are building trust in local media. It's challenging is the answer, but there is a lot of excellent information here about the challenges in building trust for these young reporters.
Amazon has a pitch for some US-based publishers: Expand overseas. We'll make it worth your while. The world's dominant e-commerce player is in talks with big American publishers, including the New York Times and BuzzFeed, about deals that would…
In an expansion of Facebook's partnership with fact-checking sites around the world, Instagram has started reducing the reach of false posts. When one of Facebook's fact-checking partners, of which there are now 52 in more than 30 countries, rates…
In the robots-are-coming-for-journalism world, it's usually big news organizations like The Washington Post or The Associated Press experimenting with automating their articles. Now Richland Source, the six-year-old digital news outlet in…
Media Voices Podcast
– May 6, 4:00 AM
Our 100th episode special was recorded live in front of an audience in London on May 2nd. We were joined by four fantastic guests – EMPIRE's Editor in Chief Terri White, The Week's Chief Executive Kerin O'Connor, PinkNews' Head of Platforms…
A year ago, I got the opportunity of a lifetime to acquire Bay City News, the newswire business where I began my journalism career as an intern in 1987. Having worked for others my entire life, here was a chance to dream big, put everything I had…
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
– May 6, 4:12 AM
Our last segment for Innovation in Focus was the AMP story we built on paragliding in Columbia. If you are familiar with AMP technology, you may know AMP stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages, a Google project designed as an open standard for…
Mr AndersonEvan Wagstaff, interactive developer building projects and newsroom tools at the San Francisco Chronicle, says that they have had a great response for AMP stories but difficulty getting institutional buy-in.
Editor & Publisher
– May 6, 12:00 AM
Today's news publishers are facing difficult situations, among them selecting the best membership model suited for their consumers. One anticipated model that made its appearance earlier this year was Apple News+, the successor to Texture, which…
Mr AndersonDamian Radcliffe says, 'We need to have more of a conversation about super-serving existing subscribers and be prepared to provide other mechanisms to engage with them.”
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Suchandrika Chakrabarti Follow Freelance journalist + podcaster exploring the analogue & the digital
– May 2
It's the anniversary of my third redundancy ! Also, it's a year since I went freelance. Let's talk about it. I think the best way in is to look at how I've described myself over this past year. Every time I was asked to write a bio - ah, writing…
Mr AndersonMy friend Suchandrika looks back over a year of writing her own bio. If you're a freelancer or running your own business, this is a great look at the challenges and evolution of the process.
– May 6, 2:00 AM
We want to help talented video creators find their audience and build profitable video businesses on Facebook. We want to help media companies — whether large, small, global, or local — continue their invaluable work. And above all…
Mr AndersonFacebook will rank videos based on whether they are original or simply repurpose other material, on how many one minute views you get and loyalty, whether people keep coming back to your videos week after week.