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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.)
How Pro0Publica is helping to diversify newsrooms. Instagram struggles to quash terms of service rumour. How the LA Times is using a news game to highlight the climate crisis. How we are all caught up in information warfare. Alaska public media slashed.
– Aug 21, 2019, 5:44 AM
Credit: Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on The Telegraph is using 'low-tech' audio briefings on WhatsApp to engage with news audiences on the commute and convert them to paying subscribers. Users who sign up for the updates receive a two-minute 'radio…
Mr AndersonFeels very much like 'Alexa tell me the news' but it's an interesting distribution method.
– Aug 21, 2019, 5:47 AM
TikTok has been available in the United States for just over a year. That was enough to attract close to 27 million users in the US alone, while the app has been downloaded more than 660 million times in 2018. For the uninitiated, TikTok is a free…
Mr Anderson“Dave Jorgenson, video producer, Washington Post, said its 'wholesome dad' approach to the platform and adopting a style similar to American version of The Office has been well received by users who are largely pre-teens.”
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– Aug 21, 2019, 2:00 AM
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica's Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Four years ago, ProPublica started two programs that…
Mr AndersonGood inspiring stories of how journalists have used ProPublica training and how ProPublica's efforts are working to diversify newsrooms.
Greg Baker / AFP / Getty Images This photo taken on May 31, 2019 shows a Uighur woman (C) going through an entrance to a bazaar in Hotan, in China's northwest Xinjiang region. Extending the reach of its propaganda beyond its borders, Chinese…
Mr AndersonBuzzfeed does a trawl through Facebook's ad library to find ads casting doubt on Chinese human rights violations.
Instagram has responded to the viral post claiming it can now use images against users in court cases. “There's no truth to this post,” said Stephanie Otway, brand communications manager at Instagram. The post in question is a widely…
Mr AndersonA hoax about a change to Instagram's terms of service runs rampant before being rebutted.
On Monday Twitter announced it had removed 936 accounts they said belonged to a state-backed Chinese effort to sow discord and undermine protests in Hong Kong. The accounts taken down “represent the most active portions of this…
For the tens of thousands who live and work along the California coast, no issue looms as large as sea-level rise. Since Rosanna Xia joined the Los Angeles Times in 2010, this symptom of climate change has dominated her coastal beat.
– Aug 19, 2019, 5:10 AM
There's no doubt that the video format and broadcasting changed the face of news altogether. If print journalists presented a well-crafted picture of the story, broadcast journalists were on the scene and showing you the picture, which often spoke…
With a line-item veto to an appropriations bill Monday, Alaska's governor eliminated the state's funding for public broadcasters. The bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy rescinded some of his previous cuts to the state budget after public…