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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.)
Ken Doctor says five major newspaper chains may roll up into two by June 2020. Podcast episodes got shorter in 2019. Journalism profs, how to keep up with changes. Germany pushes for social media diversity. European policy proposals to support journalism.
The first half of 2020 “will be the final dance of the newspaper industry,” one of my savviest financial sources told me Thursday — someone who's been right on the money for years. “Everything will get resolved in the…
Mr AndersonKen Doctor has followed the roll up in the US newspaper industry better than anyone. It’s not over.
The New York Times
– Dec 8, 2019, 11:23 AM
Soon after Anna Holmes took on the job of building the website Jezebel, in 2007, she set it apart from established publications like Vogue and Elle with a post offering $10,000 to anyone who would send in the best unretouched version of a women's…
Mr AndersonInstead of disappearing, they've gone mainstream with the New York Times and the Washington Post have hired their stars.
Online Journalism Blog
– Dec 7, 2019, 1:10 AM
The latest frequently asked questions post is an answer to Ian Silvera who asks a number of questions about teaching journalism within the context a fast-changing industry. You can read his post here. Following the industry press is pretty…
– Dec 6, 2019, 8:00 AM
Google Assistant on smartphones, smart displays, and smart speakers is getting a series of upgrades today, like the ability to create notes and lists with third-party apps and search podcasts by topic. Google Assistant on smartphones is also…
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Mr AndersonUS magazines growing key digital audiences.
By Joanna Piacenza December 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET People tend to seek out news that reinforces their own ideologies, and a new analysis of more than 1 million responses gathered over the past year suggests the country is much hungrier for red meat.
Mr AndersonA fascinating look at cable news viewsership in the US. The key question I have is cable news in the rest of the info mix. Cable news audiences are actually quite small overall. But they probably are heavy amongst older demographics, more reliable voters.
London School of Economics and Political Science
– May 29, 2019, 3:18 AM
Tighter regulation of social media and other online services in now under discussion in several European countries, as well as in the UK where the government has released a white paper outlining its proposed approach to tackling online harm. Here…
– Dec 5, 2019, 10:44 AM
Last year, I tried to figure out the average length of a podcast episode. To do that, I analyzed metadata from 10 million podcast episodes. This year, I decided to do it again, with a sample size nearly twice as large. I grabbed metadata for ~19…
Jacob Granger and Amy Batt
– Dec 5, 2019, 9:20 AM
When your biggest fans come face-to-face with the hosts of their favourite shows, it can be a whole new experience for them - learn some firsthand tips from the host of Freelance Pod Posted: 5 December 2019 By: Jacob Granger and Amy Batt…
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
– Nov 27, 2019, 7:03 AM
Europe is home to some of the most impressive and innovative news media in the world, from digital media such as Dennik N in Slovakia and MediaPart in France to legacy media such as the BBC in the UK and Dagens Nyheter in Sweden. But the continent…