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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.)
– Jun 11, 2019, 4:17 PM
LONDONLONDON (Reuters) - News organizations are being challenged by technology giants and unsettled by a broader lack of trust but they have a much deeper problem: most people don't want to pay for online news, the Reuters Institute found. Swiftly…
Mr AndersonNo matter how rich or how poor, most people only pay for one subscription.
The Financial Times covers news, and quite a lot of it. We publish around 150 articles every day on topics ranging from news about leveraged loans to the coronation of Japan's emperor Naruhito. The wide range and volume of stories means our readers…
Mr Anderson'We were careful to introduce the templates at the right moments. Each new template was presented to the weekly editors’ meeting only after we’d used it once on a prominent story.'
Lindsey Rogers Cook
– Jun 12, 2019, 6:59 AM
Five years ago, a lot of people in journalism were asking, wide-eyed, “Should journalists learn to code?” The consensus for most journalists was: probably not. And over time, the “should we code?” questions quieted down.
Mr Anderson'Based in Google Sheets, it starts with beginner skills like sorting, searching and filtering; progresses to pivot tables; and ends with advanced data cleaning skills such as if and then statements and vlookup.'
– Jun 11, 2019, 4:19 PM
Here is the good news about journalism - more people are worried about misinformation and so are turning to more reputable sources of information. But here's the bad news - they seem no more inclined to pay for good journalism. Those are just two…
Subscribe: iTunes | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | Anchor Millie Tran is the deputy off-platform editor at the New York Times, where she manages how The Times handles coverage and distribution of its content on social media channels and…
Mr Anderson'Everyone looks at whether you’ve been a social media editor but the foundation of that role is about being a good editor with excellent news judgment. On top of that is your experience with different platforms or how you understand audiences.'
This is a series on Better News to a) showcase innovative/experimental ideas that emerge from the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative and b) to share replicable tactics that benefit the news industry as a whole. This “win” comes from…
For Your Questions and Concerns About Product, Here's Anita Zielina With Hands-On Answers The word “product” pops up in almost every discussion about putting the local news industry on the path to sustainability. But what does the…
– Jun 12, 2019, 2:25 AM
Nic Newman is research associate at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and lead author of the Digital News Report, based on the world's largest ongoing survey on news consumption. Podcasts have been around for many years but this…
“As we look ahead, our strategy with Studios will mirror what we're doing throughout the larger organization: we're focusing on what we do best,” Peretti wrote. “That means strengthening our focus on developing innovative…
Publishers trying to figure out how they are going to diversify revenue would do well to look at the smaller, niche publishers that had to diversify years ago. These examples, who serve a mixture of business- and consumer-facing audiences, attack…