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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.)
A look at local news on Facebook. Guardian reaches 1m YouTube subscribers with long-form video. The battle for control of LeMonde. Vice races to save itself. How can public media remain relevant in the digital age. Online course in restoring media trust.
daily news about podcasting and on-demand
– Sep 16, 2019, 12:05 AM
Podcasts will be bigger than radio next year in terms of NPR's revenue: according to Deborah Cowan, the organisation's CFO. She's expecting to earn $55m from podcasting next year. NPR is profitable, and overall revenue grew 10% year-on-year. Dutch…
Mr Anderson'...outgoing CEO Jarl Mohn during the meeting said: It “pays for the international bureaus, for the increased election coverage, for all the special content in the news magazines and so forth,”
Earlier this year, Nieman Lab's Christine Schmidt conducted an informal analysis of the stories found on Today In, Facebook's local news feature, over a 10-day period. What she found: “Satire, obituaries from funeral home websites, lots of…
Mr Anderson'(W)e found that not only were local political stories the least common type of critical information need story in our data set, but political stories also generated the lowest levels of engagement of any story type.'
“From an editorial point of view, we looked at [YouTube] as a different place to meet an audience on their own terms,” said Christian Bennett, executive editor of visual journalism, at The Guardian. “This is where people come…
Mr Anderson'In July, The Guardian’s flagship YouTube channel saw engagement rates — comments and likes — grow to almost three times the platform’s average, according to Tubular Labs data.'
Does your community value your journalism? Are you seen as a reliable resource, a fair provider of information and a reflection of community priorities? If not, what are you doing about it? It's no longer enough just to do good journalism and hope…
The Washington Post
Daniel Grossman, Robyn Schickler
– Sep 15, 2019, 6:54 AM
But nowadays, even these basic facts are highly politicized — so much so that a company such as Facebook has become unwilling to stand up to those pushing misinformation on the subject. This is a dangerous development. Last month, the…
On September 10, Le Monde's newsroom exposed the conflict with its shareholders, more specifically with a troublemaker named Daniel Kretinsky. In an op-ed, 460 journalists expressed their concerns. Excerpts: For the first time in its history, it…
Mr Anderson'And while the Financial Times has created a subscription war-machine, Le Monde still requires a registered mail to cancel a digital (or print) subscription.'
– Sep 13, 2019, 7:30 AM
On the third Friday in August, Jesse Angelo, the longtime News Corp executive hired in June as president of global news and entertainment at Vice Media, gathered the staff of the company's nightly news show to deliver their fate. Vice News Tonight…
Mr AndersonBut it’s unclear how much all that is actually worth. In 2017, Vice was valued at $5.7 billion, an implausible number then that seems laughable now.
– Sep 12, 2019, 5:45 AM
When he's doing his dance, Israil Ansari looks like a tornado. Keeping his feet pinned to the ground, he bends his elbows and knees and moves his arms and legs from side to side at such a high speed that his body and immediate surroundings dissolve…
– Sep 12, 2019, 6:05 AM
Online competition is muscling out public broadcasters - like BBC News - that struggle to serve and represent younger and less formally educated audiences, a new RISJ report has found Posted: 12 September 2019 By: Jacob Granger A new report into…
Mr AndersonA look at the recent RISJ report on public service media.