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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.)
BBC's Good Food voice search strategy. New York Times' Exec Editor Dean Baquet declares local news crisis, entire states will be without newspapers. Boston Globe first local US newspaper to have more digital subs than print. LSE looks at AI in journalism.
Google and Facebook pressured and “arm-wrestled” a group of experts to soften European guidelines on online disinformation and fake news, according to new testimony from insiders released to journalists at Investigate Europe today.
Mr AndersonRT @PeterKGeoghegan: 'Facebook and Google 'sabotaged' EU's fight against disinformation and fake news - insiders blow the whistle on eve of #EuropeanElections2019' Really important @openDemocracy story on how big tech nobbled EU fight against disinfo
In a wide-ranging and sometimes intimate conversation with 500 of his closest professional colleagues — close because they've been meeting in his building all week — New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet confessed Friday about…
Mr AndersonRT @jbenton: A bold statement by @nytimes executive editor @deanbaquet: 'I think most local newspapers in America are going to die in the next five years, except for the ones that have been bought by a local billionaire.'
London School of Economics and Political Science
– May 21, 1:00 AM
Since the launch of the project six weeks ago, our Journalism AI team has been talking with journalists and technologists to find out what are their main thoughts, concerns and expectations about the future of AI-powered technologies in journalism.
Mr AndersonMT @CharlieBeckett We will be sending out our questionnaire this week asking newsrooms around the world about their experience of AI, machine learning, automation etc If you'd like to contribute and be part of the international network please get in touch
Vice Media has recruited Cory Haik, former publisher of digital-media news start-up Mic, as chief digital officer to lead the youth-culture company's global digital businesses. Haik will be based in Vice's Brooklyn headquarters and will report to…
Mr AndersonCory Haik has a storied career but most recently was the publisher of millennial-focused site Mic, which sold for a fraction of its valuation. Now she will be the CDO at Vice, which is trying to execute its own turnaround.
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– May 20, 4:28 PM
It's a brave new world out there, where a broadcast media station partners with public media and the largest newspaper in the area on a topic of public interest. But that's been the case for years in Philadelphia, where first The Re-Entry Project…
Mr AndersonRT @ckrewson: Hey good morning, and welcome to @LIONPubs new design, which went live overnight. More news coming to it soon, but for now, here's a short update from last week's @CenterCoopMedia conference here in Philly:
What's new in publishing
Esther Kezia Thorpe
– May 20, 11:21 PM
BBC Good Food are one of the most prominent food media brands in the UK, with a market-leading magazine, live events and a book business, as well as the well-known food and drink website bbcgoodfood.com, which attracts in excess of 90 million page…
Mr AndersonRT @MediaVoicesPod 'Make something people need. There's a lot of hype around voice the moment. This isn't about shoehorning your content into the voice landscape, but about creating something that truly enriches and adds value to the lives of your users.'
TicToc is in a promising position, benefiting from the deep reporting and data resources of Bloomberg which helped it to reach profitability in its first year. Currently, TicToc has 70 people in New York, London and Hong Kong. Around 10 of its…
Mr AndersonNot to be confused with the Chinese video app TikTok. Bloomberg's TicToc started on Twitter and has expanded to a range of social platforms, and now it is moving to OTT video services.
Across all of those platforms, BuzzFeed is able to collect revenue from ads that run before, and/or during episodes of the show. This cross-platform video ad strategy is proving to be successful, with the company on track to make as much as…
Mr AndersonBuzzfeed is 'pitching marketers on buying sponsorships and integrations into these existing shows versus pitching them on custom, built-if-sold programs ... the company on track to make as much as “high tens of millions” in ad revenue from this approach.'
It's a year since Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and leaky adtech is now facing privacy complaints in four more European Union markets. This ups the tally to seven markets where data protection authorities have…