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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.)
How to map your local news eco-system and get funding to support information needs and engagement. FB might make changes to microtargeting to limit opportunity for abuse. Twitter VP outlines possible new features for 2020. Quartz and Forbes in the UK.
Asking Questions and Listening are the First Step By Teresa Gorman and Fiona Morgan How do people in your community get news and information about what's happening where they live? You might answer newspapers, TV, radio … but how about…
Mr AndersonA playbook on how to map your local news eco-system and get funding to support information and engagement. Great support from the Democracy Fund in how to support local news and information across a wide range of sources.
Image: John Taggart for The Washington Post via Getty Images G/O Media's editorial director Paul Maidment has left the company less than a week after the entire staff of Deadspin resigned. Maidment was one of three executives at the company…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod G/O Media's editorial director Paul Maidment has left the company less than a week after the entire editorial staff of Deadspin resigned
Internet freedom is increasingly imperiled by the tools and tactics of digital authoritarianism, which have spread rapidly around the globe. Repressive regimes, elected incumbents with authoritarian ambitions, and unscrupulous partisan operatives…
Mr AndersonMT @rasmus_kleis Major 'platforms are [US] based... and their exploitation by antidemocratic forces is in large part a product of American neglect' @freedomhouse writes, '...the future of internet freedom rests on our ability to fix social media'
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has no intention of changing the company's policy on political ads, which means the social network will not ban them or fact-check them, three high-ranking sources at Facebook told NBC News. But Zuckerberg remains open…
Mr AndersonMT @JasonAbbruzzese: So this is pretty crucial - @DylanByers reports that Facebook could limit micro-targeting on political ads. That's a big move.
The International Fact-Checking Network
– Nov 5, 2019, 10:30 AM
International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), a unit of the Poynter Institute dedicated to bringing together fact-checkers worldwide, has partnered with the Facebook Journalism Project to create the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative. The initiative…
Mr AndersonMT @factchecknet: Need support to develop a project focused on new and creative ideas around #factchecking, #misinformation and/or #disinformation? Here is the Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative @factchecknet developed with Facebook Journalism Project
Social Media Today
– Nov 5, 2019
Ready for some new Twitter features? Well, don't get too excited, they won't be coming till 2020 (if they make it through at all). Also, an edit option is not among them, but Twitter's VP of Design and Research Dantley Davis has shared a list of…
Mr AndersonMT @MattNavarra: Possible New Features for 2020 - Remove me from this convo - Don't allow RT of tweet - Don't allow people to @mention me w/out permission - Remove @mention from this convo - Restrict Tweet to specific hashtag, interest, friends
– Nov 5, 2019, 3:12 AM
Audience growth for any company is the aspiration, but for US business publisher Forbes it was made a reality when they bought UK based publication The Memo as part of their European expansion in February 2018. The acquisition has seen The Memo…
Mr AndersonWhen @TheMemo was bought out by @Forbes, it saw readership grow from 500k to 80m in the space of a year @amybattajourno
Quartz also has India and Africa editions. (The India edition is getting the new Quartz layout.) This is part of the publisher's strategy in growing its membership program, which launched November 2018. Now, for £48 ($61.96) readers get…
TikTok, the explosively popular Chinese social media platform, may be approaching the upper limits of its global popularity. The platform launched in 2016 as a lip-syncing app called Musical.ly before being acquired by ByteDance, now the world's…
Mr AndersonRT @GENInnovate 'That drop in user growth may be related to a pullback in Facebook ad spending.'
The Lenfest Institute for Journalism
– Nov 4, 2019, 6:19 AM
When a street closes unexpectedly, a construction site pops up or library hours change in your neighborhood, where do you go for reliable information? With many regional local news organizations primarily focusing on citywide issues, finding…
Mr AndersonRT @LocalNewsIni Lenfest Local Lab and the Philadelphia Inquirer will collaborate on a Google-funded project to deliver hyperlocal news through partially automated newsletters.