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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.)
Private equity group KKR working with German publisher Axel Springer to take it private. Twitter releases report on state-coordinated account take downs. Reuters Institute research on South Africa. IPI report on online abuse against journalists.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Axel Springer, the German publisher, said on Thursday it would combine the operations of its two main U.S. units, millennial-focused financial news site Business Insider and market researcher eMarketer. The news comes as…
Mr AndersonThe big news is in the second paragraph: private equity group KKR is buying out minority shareholders to help take Springer private in efforts to spur growth.
International Press Institute
– Jun 3, 7:00 AM
The International Press Institute (IPI) today released a new report examining best practices adopted by newsrooms in Europe for addressing online harassment and attacks against journalists. In the context of the overall issue of harassment, the…
Mr Anderson“Agreement, that across all countries and news organizations visited, not only that female journalists are more often targeted in online attacks, but also that the attacks experienced by women are especially vicious and often highly sexualized.”
– Jun 13, 9:50 AM
A new app offering content from the Financial Times, Bloomberg and the Economist for a single monthly payment has been launched. Mogul News bills itself as offering access to “the world's best journalism in one app”, bringing together…
Mr AndersonThe new app would cost about £10 a month and offer up a curated subset of the three publishers’ content.
In October 2018, we published the first comprehensive archive of Tweets and media associated with known state-backed information operations on Twitter. Since its launch, thousands of researchers from across the globe have downloaded datasets, which…
Mr AndersonTwitter reports on the accounts it had to shut down for “coordinated, state-backed activities” more than 4600 in Iran, 130 in Spain and four in Russia.
This stand-alone report on South Africa supplements the main Digital News Report and aims to go into greater detail with the data in ways that we hope will be useful for discussions of news and media as well as decision making in South Africa…
Mr Anderson“The media context for this period of political change, our research suggests, is one of eroding trust in news and where 70% of our South African respondents.”
Jacobs Media Strategies
– Jun 14, 3:10 AM
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw A brilliant, insightful statement, if there ever was one. Of course, then there's Led Zeppelin's “Communication…
Mr AndersonSkip the silly cultural references at the top and go for the nine points at the end. It is useful for anyone in communications from spokespeople to journalists.
– Jun 13, 6:48 AM
Jesper Doub speaking at GEN Summit (13 June 2019) Jesper Doub, Facebook EMEA, director of news partnerships, was an outspoken critic of Facebook until he joined the company last year. Speaking at GEN Summit today (13 June 2019), he said that…
Mr AndersonA dedicated for space for news or a “tool allowing publishers to build subscriptions via the platform with pricing, data harvesting and contracts being determined by publishers and readers.”
“We're still very much in experimentation mode. For us, it's about seeing when there is news we can bring to the audience and delivering it. One thing we found appealing, unlike some platforms, Twitch has clear pathways to…
Mr Anderson“Publishers said Twitch is useful not only as a way to grow audience numbers but also to learn from a community that’s quite active in the comments.”
(Wed., June 12, 2019) FRONTLINE, PBS's flagship investigative documentary series, is launching a new initiative to bolster local journalism in cities and towns across America with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the…
As the news industry continues to suffer layoffs and sinking profits, efforts are afoot in Congress to lend a hand. In recent months, two bills have been introduced that aim to help publications reassert themselves amid a challenging market, and a…