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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.)
Data journalists and editors working on adding context to data journalism in California. Liverpool's boycott of the Sun tabloid reduced Euroscepticism research shows. The business reasons and strategy for cutting print days. ICYMI: The Adults in the Room.
The Financial Times
Andy Bounds in Manchester
– Aug 25, 2019, 8:00 PM
A long-running boycott of The Sun newspaper on Merseyside reduced Euroscepticism in the area and had a positive influence on its Remain vote in the Brexit referendum, university researchers have concluded. Florian Foos of the London School of…
Mr AndersonMT @redhistorian: Liverpool's 30yr boycott of The Sun made it significantly less Eurosceptic. Further evidence that the impact of tabloid mis-reporting is felt less in single campaigns than in their ability to corrupt and distort public debate over yrs.
Online fakery runs wide and deep, but you don't need me to tell you that. New species of digital fraud and deception come to light almost every week, if not every day: Russian bots that pretend to be American humans. American bots that pretend to…
Mr AndersonRT @jny: This from @zeynep is good. Ads require engagement and distraction, so Facebook truly *cannot* be high-trust. A marketplace like Amazon's *should be* though, right? Why isn't it?
Journalism has been among the heroes of the #MeToo movement. Journalism has surfaced the women who were finally ready to speak out against Harvey Weinstein, stalled and almost blocked the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation, and triggered the re-arrest of…
Mr AndersonRT @MichaelSocolow: 'We need to stop relying on journalism to serve as a rough proxy for the justice system. It is bad for journalism and bad for justice.'
Facebook is developing a new messaging app called Threads that is meant to promote constant, intimate sharing between users and their closest friends, The Verge has learned. Threads, which is designed as a companion app to Instagram, invites users…
Mr AndersonRT @CaseyNewton: Say hello to Instagram's latest assault on Snapchat: a messaging app for your Close Friends that you can use to automatically share your status, location, battery life, and more
A bunch of money — check. A bunch of local data — check. Brains galore — check. Future of local news? TBD. When University of Southern California professor and Wall Street Journal alum Gabriel Kahn was given part of a grant…
Mr AndersonRT @NiemanLab 'Could we make these large datasets into hundreds of locally relevant datasets and then turn that into something like a local news feed?'
But just as the pivot to consumer revenue came with tech and talent headaches, selling software, particularly to a competitor, is tricky. It is a slow-going process that can take months, one that requires highly specialized salespeople. And as the…
Mr AndersonMT @jarroddicker Selling software shld drive 1 of 2 results for pubs: 1) New $: Stretch as many miles as possible out of existing software debt to drive new $. 2) Network effects: Software grows publisher's community via $, contributions & efficiencies.
– Aug 23, 2019, 12:57 PM
There is a version of the story of this company in which idealistic journalists, unconcerned with profit, are posed against ruthless business-doers, concerned about profit above all else. That would be a convenient story, pitching me and my…
Mr AndersonRT @KLJDavis As the term 'must read' is comically overused, all I can say is that you're probably going to want to read this if, like me, you follow and want to help fix #journalism, commercial or otherwise. The Adults In The Room
American Press Institute
– Aug 26, 2019, 9:04 AM
When a large U.S. newspaper cuts print publication days or curtails home delivery, headlines may scream media apocalypse. But for years, newspapers here and there across the country — little noticed beyond their home markets — have…
Mr AndersonRT @AmPress: Reducing print days is often about cutting costs for immediate financial survival. A better approach is to make proactive decisions about downscaling print as a step toward a long-term digital future. Our new report:
As we learned in journalism school, it's important to use only the best possible sources, of which studies rank high. So it's no surprise that politicians, social media influencers and anyone else with something to sell have longed relied upon…
Mr AndersonMT @Poynter: 'If you want to inform your audience and avoid misinforming them, think slowly when you report claims about effects. Help your audience to understand how trustworthy the claims are and the size of the purported effects.'
– Aug 23, 2019, 6:19 AM
Credit: Ahmad Algohbary for Contrast Al Jazeera's immersive storytelling studio Contrast has been nominated for an Emmy award for their use of virtual reality and 360 cameras to capture intimate and moving accounts of the ongoing war in Yemen.
Mr AndersonRT @journalismnews Emmy-nominated 'Yemen's Skies of Terror' by @AlJazeera and @ContrastVR takes viewers into the heart of Yemeni civil war with powerful accounts from children on the front line