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(Kevin Anderson, manager, digital products and platforms at ideastream Public Media. Innovation leader focused on digital transformation and product. Priors at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
India's richest man looking to sell his loss-making media assets including Network18. The 'not so simple' science of media 'bots.The bold action that can save local news in the US. Vox's Curbed shuts local sites in major US cities.
The New York Times
– Nov 30, 2019, 12:00 PM
Social media is broken. It has poisoned the way we communicate with each other and undermined the democratic process. Many of us just want to get away from it, but we can't imagine a world without it. Though we talk about reforming and regulating…
Mr AndersonRT @digiphile 'Slow, human-curated media would be a better reflection of how in-person communication works in a functioning democratic society.'- @Annaleen
Ever since disinformation became a worldwide moral panic in 2016, one word has been thrown around with alarming regularity: bots. Headlines often conjure up images of shady Russian hackers marshalling an army of automatons, ready to pounce on…
Mr AndersonRT @firstdraftnews: Bots, cyborgs and trolls? First Draft investigates the difficulty with understanding online automation
Since before the founding of our republic, local news has kept our communities informed and engaged, and held the powerful to account. Yet, despite its importance, local journalism is disappearing, and its demise strains the fabric of our society.
– Nov 28, 2019, 1:50 AM
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A blogger said on Thursday he would not comply with a Singapore government order to correct a Facebook post in the first test of the city-state's new 'fake news' law. Singapore's home ministry said the post on the Facebook…
Mr AndersonSingapore's fake news law has gone into effect, but one blogger is pushing back.
Billionaire Mukesh Ambani is in talks to sell his news media assets to India's Times Group, as Asia's richest man plans to unload a business that's been losing money, people familiar with the matter said. Bennett Coleman & Co., the publisher of the…
Mr AndersonHuge news in India. I launched a site for Network18 before Ambani bought it. Now, India's richest man wants to offload his loss-making media assets.
Vox Media's Curbed is shutting down its city sites for Washington, D.C., Seattle, New Orleans and Philadelphia, a company spokesperson told The Wrap on Wednesday. The spokesperson did not clarify what date the sites would shut down this year, but…
Mr AndersonWe'll have to watch what this means in the coming days. Too much competition in these cities? A shift to a national play?
In today's competitive and crowded news market, finding and retaining loyal readers is an essential component of sustainability for news organisations. After all, with so many competing ways to access news, reader loyalty is hard to come by. The…
The New York Times
– Nov 27, 2019, 2:00 AM
Our national editor, Marc Lacey, introduces a new effort at The Times to bring our readers deeper into our coverage. Yes, that Marc Lacey. Journalists are cautious about using superlatives. Say something is the worst and it is likely that someone…