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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.)
Are podcasts essential for news brands? US chain McClatchy loss grows 8%, growth in digital subs. UK's Full Fact gets $2m Google grant to fight misinformation. Chinese make of TikTok launches chat app. Story about newspaper losses in Kansas and Canada.
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– May 9, 2019, 6:48 AM
Subscribe Sign In Or subscribe with your Google account and let Google manage your subscription. McClatchy's losses widened in the first quarter, the company reported Thursday, while seeing growth in its digital subscription efforts. The publisher…
Mr AndersonRT @raju: US mid-tier newspaper chain @mcclatchy reports 179,000 digital subs across its 30 newspapers, as losses rise 8% on overall revenue declining 9% with a 15% plunge in ad revenue.
Independent fact-checkers are the first line of defense against misinformation. They debunk fake news stories, fact-check politicians' statements and partner with technology companies to limit the spread of falsehoods. They tell people what's true…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Analysis of 36 fact-checking outlets finds gender disparity similar to newsrooms: 41% of fact-checkers are women, 71% of fact-checking sites are run by men (@dpfunke / Poynter)
– May 23, 2019, 6:30 AM
Fact-checking charity Full Fact has been awarded a $2 million (£1.6 million) grant by Google's AI Impact Challenge to help them in its efforts to combat misinformation online. The programme is part of Google's $25m (£20m) project to…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Fact-checking charity Full Fact lands $2M grant from Google's AI Impact Challenge to combat misinformation globally alongside Africa Check and Chequeado (@dangreen4114 / t.co/QjlNjk52ba)
– May 18, 2019, 2:53 PM
The speech below was delivered as the closing keynote of the 2019 Collaborative Journalism Summit in Philadelphia followed by a group design activity based on City Bureau 's “Inform, Engage, Equip” framework. Notes from all of the…
Mr AndersonRT @d_holli: This is about our power as journalists-and how we use it. Full text from my #collaborativej keynote 'Don't Just Engage, Equip' builds on a shared vision for democratizing local news and information
– May 20, 2019, 3:05 AM
A massive database containing contact information of millions of Instagram celebrities and its most valuable users has been found online. The database, hosted by Amazon Web Services, was left exposed and without a password allowing anyone to look…
Mr AndersonRT @zackwhittaker: Exclusive: Millions of Instagram celebrities and influencers had their private contact information scraped by a social marketing company. Worse, the data was inadvertently exposed on a server without a password.
As the financial challenges facing Kansas newspapers grow, a marked shift toward out-of-state ownership is rearranging the landscape. Some readers have noticed The Hutchinson News and its staff thinning since GateHouse Media took over the newspaper…
Mr AndersonA deep dive about newspapers, journalism and community in Kansas. This story is personal. The story mentions Harris newspapers, which used to own not only the Hutchinson News but also the Hays Daily News, where I had my first job as a cub reporter.
– May 19, 2019, 5:00 PM
The third, introduced in early 2017, is more dynamic: Articles that reach a certain amount of traffic in the first three to four hours go behind the paywall. According to the publisher, this accounts for 60% of its conversion rate, on average 50…
Mr Anderson' Articles that reach a certain amount of traffic in the first three to four hours go behind the paywall ... this accounts for 60% of its conversion rate.' '(I)nvestigative pieces, original reporting and longer-form pieces' have high conversion rate.
In WeChat-dominated China, there's no shortage of challengers out there claiming to create an alternative social experience. The latest creation comes from ByteDance, the world's most valuable startup and the operator behind TikTok, the video app…
– May 17, 2019, 4:30 AM
Podcasts have moved from being a “sideshow” into a “core part” of what publishers do, with audio now a key tool for expanding a newsbrand's reach beyond print/online and engaging with a younger audience. The BBC's…
Mr AndersonRT @CharlotteTobitt: Recently, @krishgm @davidhiggerson and @christianobeno very kindly spoke to me about what they get out of making podcasts, while @nicnewman shared insights on the reasons behind their growth.
As the president of one of Canada's largest media buying firms, Kristine Lyrette advises corporate clients on where to place their advertising dollars. Lyrette is a power player in the advertising world, as she distributes millions of clients'…
Mr AndersonDaniel Bernhard, exec dir of the media watchdog group Friends of Canadian Broadcasting. “Silicon Valley has basically done whatever they wanted. We haven’t applied our rules when they are involved and that’s become really expensive to all Canadians.”