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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.)
NY Times (again) shows the power of data journalism to tell a story. Facebook to pay $40m to settle video metrics suit. Shake-up at Quartz amidst millions in losses. How to report responsibly on fake videos and info. US top court supports accessibility.
The New York Times
– Oct 6, 3:55 PM
Almost a decade ago, Warren Buffett made a claim that would become famous. He said that he paid a lower tax rate than his secretary, thanks to the many loopholes and deductions that benefit the wealthy. His claim sparked a debate about the fairness…
Imagine you're a barista at a coffee shop. You may have no background in business, finance, or data analysis — but you still probably have a decent handle on how the company you work for makes money and what role you play in that process.
Mr AndersonMT @tylrfishr: I fully agree with @mskibinski's argument that journalists should know the industry's unit economics. I hear news leadership say they can't share that info with journalists because they won't understand, and that's wrong and condescending.
The Hollywood Reporter
– Oct 7, 6:33 AM
Faced with claims of violating unfair competition law, breaching contract and committing fraud, Facebook contested advertisers' injuries, questioning whether they really relied on these metrics in deciding to purchase ad time. In early rounds in…
Mr AndersonRT @MarcSettle Is this the kind of paltry fine whereby FB has in fact earned $40m in revenue by the time you've finished reading this tweet?
Kevin Delaney, the editor in chief of Quartz and one of the digital publication's co-founders, is stepping down as part of a shake-up of the company's leadership. Quartz announced the change on Monday, adding that another of its co-founders, Zach…
Mr AndersonRT @mediagazer: Filings: Quartz lost more than $24M on $18M in revenue through the first six months of this year (@marcatracy / New York Times)
This is the first in a series of new Essential Guides published by First Draft. Covering newsgathering, verification, responsible reporting, online safety, digital ads and more, each book is intended as a starting point for exploring the challenges…
Mr AndersonRT @firstdraftnews: When should we report on mis- and disinformation? Our Essential Guide on reporting in an age of information disorder, out today:
Los Angeles Times
David G. Savage
– Oct 7, 10:32 AM
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for blind people to sue Domino's Pizza and other retailers if their websites are not accessible to these people. In a potentially far-reaching move, the justices turned down an appeal from Domino's and let…
Mr AndersonRT @digiphile: Huge news: the US Supreme Court is letting stand a federal court ruling that held the Americans With Disabilities Act protects public access not just to physical restaurants & stores, but also to the websites & apps of those businesses.
When a rural hospital closes, according to a new study of California's healthcare system, the chance of dying in a time-sensitive situation like a heart attack or stroke increases by nearly 6 percent. On average over the past 15 years, 10 rural…
Mr AndersonRT @NiemanLab: .@INN is pursuing a goal of having 20,000 journalists in nonprofit newsrooms by 2030 to offset the loss of newspaper layoffs between 2005 and 2017. Collaboration (in reporting and funding) is one way to work on that.
– Oct 2, 9:34 AM
Credit: Photo by Erik Mclean on Paid-for newsletters can be more powerful than most publishers realise. Although it can be tricky to find the right mix of what is new and what is exclusive, when you get the formula right, the audience is happy to…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod Launched in Germany last year, Fever Pit'ch uses data to drive editorial strategy and monetise sports content sent daily to more than 11,000 subscribers
“With the bombardment of fake news, the merit of FT Schools has been access to high-quality journalism and awareness of the FT as an authoritative source,” said the FT's global education editor Andrew Jack. “There has been a…
I have a number of very interesting media companies who I have put on what I call my 'watch list'. These are companies that represent important trends in the market that I keep an eye-out for, and plan to spend more time analyzing. One of those…
Mr AndersonMT @jayrosen_nyu: The Danish site Zetland (@ZetlandMagasin) presents all articles as text and audio. The writers of the article do the voicing. Here's a graph for share of consumption of each. From @baekdal's fascinating study...