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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.)
The discussion continues of university journalist coverage of protest at Northwestern University. Hundreds of fake Indian media sites uncovered. Chicago Tribune closes Spanish language paper. How Boston's alt-weekly has survived the last two decades.
There's friction. And then there's stupid friction. Everyone in the subscription business decries friction, putting too many steps between the would-be buyer and the buy itself. Enter your credit card number; type in your address; pick a username…
Mr AndersonThe New York Times wants to institute a 'registration wall'. It's a simple step to make currently anonymous users known, and CEO Thompson sees it as key to continued subscription growth.
– Nov 13, 2019, 4:05 AM
Over 265 fake local news sites in more than 65 countries are managed by an Indian influence network. How could you know that your local news website, such as newyorkmorningtelegraph.com, thedublingazette.com, or timesofportugal.com serves Indian…
The New York Times
– Nov 13, 2019, 11:13 AM
EVANSTON, Ill. — Jeff Sessions, President Trump's former attorney general, was speaking to a packed lecture hall on Northwestern University's campus last week, but the real action was unfolding offstage. Student protesters were pushing…
Mr AndersonA review of issues raised at Northwestern University student newspaper after they covered a protest and protestors complained about their protest being reported.
McClatchy reported a series of financial reverses Wednesday so severe that it may not be able to meet its obligations in 2020. Specifically it has a $120 million pension funding payment due in the spring. That “greatly exceeds the company's…
Mr AndersonPension funding due in the spring “'greatly exceeds the company’s anticipated cash balances and cash flow'” it said in a press release'.
LINK: www.chicagotribune.com ➚ | Posted by: Hanaa' Tameez | November 13, 2019 Predominantly English-language news companies continue to struggle to figure out how to reach Spanish-language audiences. The latest: In Chicago, Tribune…
Above: Doug Smith, the architect of Table Stakes, talks with participants of Table Stakes Europe during their first meeting in Paris in October. Called Table Stakes Europe, and supported by the Google News Initiative, the programme builds upon the…
The New York Times
– Nov 13, 2019, 6:00 AM
How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Ben Casselman, an economics and business reporter, discussed the tech he's using. You compile complicated data sets and distill them into stories for our…
The walls of DigBoston's small Charlestown office are lined with old issue covers, books on Boston history, journalism award plaques and, hanging above it all, a bright yellow “W” — the logo for the rap group Wu-Tang Clan.
Mr Anderson'...print and digital advertisements make up only about 65% of revenue. The rest is filled in by a growing list of side hustles: email marketing, custom printing and a cannabis newsletter called 'Talking Joints Memo.''
Radio Ambulante is an award-winning, Spanish-language podcast that uses long-form audio journalism to tell neglected and under-reported stories from everywhere Spanish is spoken, including the United States. It was launched in 2012 by Carolina…
Shareholders of Gannett and the GateHouse chain's parent, New Media Investment Group, vote Thursday on whether to approve a merger of the two companies in which New Media will take charge. It will create the nation's largest newspaper company as…
Mr AndersonThe major outstanding issues, but none of them will be show stoppers. Job cuts to follow. Not news but well reported here.