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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.)
Twitter and Facebook both take action against a 'state-backed information operation' directed at Hong Kong. Polish journalism group will work with 4 struggling news orgs in eastern Europe to support democracy. News Corp launches digital newsrooms in Oz.
By Twitter Safety Monday, 19 August 2019 We are disclosing a significant state-backed information operation focused on the situation in Hong Kong, specifically the protest movement and their calls for political change. This disclosure consists of…
– Aug 19, 2019, 4:30 AM
By Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy Today, we removed seven Pages, three Groups and five Facebook accounts involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in China and focused on Hong Kong.
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
– Aug 19, 2019, 7:42 AM
Jay Rosen publishes a list of his “top problems” in journalism from time to time, and Jeff Jarvis has chipped in with his worries. I encourage you to read both, and think of your own problems and worries (and there are plenty of…
Mr AndersonMT @GENinnovate 'but the fact that publisher after publisher...report that exclusive stories, well-reported investigations, and original angles are among the key drivers of loyalty and subscriptions gives me hope' that good journalism can be good business
In June, The Vindicator, the daily newspaper of Youngstown, Ohio, announced it would be shutting down, with its final edition scheduled for Aug. 31. It had been losing money for ages, and the family that owns it had been unable to find a buyer…
Re “ A Future Without the Front Page ” (“The Last Edition,” special section, Aug. 4): It was good to see The New York Times focusing attention on the alarming decline in local news and ideas for reversing it. One…
Be careful what you wish for, journalists. Fairy godmothers can have a dark side. Just ask the fine folks at the Pacific Standard, a magazine respected for its decent salaries and long-form stories. The small staff of 16 journalists known for their…
Mr AndersonAfter the unexpected collapse of the Pacific Standard when the funder that supported them to the tune of $3m a year, Kelly McBride warns of the dangers of relying on a single patron or benefactor.
– Aug 19, 2019, 9:15 AM
Credit: Image by StockSnap from Polish journalism organisation The Outriders has started a six-month coaching programme, Media Garage, to help four media organisations in Ukraine and Moldova radically change their editorial, management and revenue…
Mr Anderson'Round one of Media Garage aims to turn around four struggling Central and Eastern European newsrooms to help strengthen democracy in the region.'
American Press Institute
– Aug 19, 2019, 4:03 AM
News organizations that want to prioritize audience-driven storytelling, use data to inform editorial strategies and make analytics simple and accessible to all newsroom staff can now apply for subsidized access to the Metrics for News software and…
– Aug 18, 2019, 9:44 PM
After launching four digital-only mastheads since September 2018, News Corp is continuing to push towards its goal of 17 titles by the end of the year with the launch of The Newcastle News. Amy Ziniak will be the lead journalist on the title…
Jacobs Media Strategies
– Aug 17, 2019, 11:27 AM
Last week, thousands of podcasters descended on Orlando for the fifth annual Podcast Movement conference. Once again, we hosted the Broadcasters Meet Podcasters track, geared towards radio professionals. Over the course of several days, a number of…
Mr Anderson'Conal Byrne, head of the iHeart Podcast Network, predicted that there's a lot more to come, and that the next big wave in podcasting could come from audio dramas.' Branded podcasts could also be a big source of revenue.