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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.)
PLUS Interesting job alerts. Emily Bell says that the success of the New York Times in Digital actually highlights problems with journalism in the digital era. What Information doesn't want to be free. Apple News+ is a flop. DotDash's success.
The financial health of journalism has been deteriorating in such an acute way that every spit and cough emanating from its institutions is anxiously pored over to ascertain whether it's a death rattle or a sign of miraculous recovery. An outcome…
Mr Anderson'But in other ways it reveals the disastrous state of the current media landscape. Connectivity has sorted society into the 1% and the rest. Winners taking it all are a feature, not a bug, of the current technocracy.'
Hours of work: 40 hours per week / some flexible evening and weekend hours, plus international travel required First Draft is looking for an experienced journalist with excellent writing and online research skills to join the London editorial team.
SAN FRANCISCO — Jessica Lessin thinks the biggest story of the moment — how tech is swallowing the universe — is hopelessly under-covered by the news media. The issue is “massive,” she said not long ago in her…
Mr AndersonA profile of Jessica Lessin's The Information. A classic story of knowing where to add value and knowing who will pay for that value.
European Journalism Centre
– Feb 7, 4:21 AM
Since 1992, the European Journalism Centre has been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism through grants, events, training and media development. We are an international non-profit, headquartered in the Netherlands…
Twitter views the issue differently. Just 4.5% of the news and current events videos distributed through Amplify since July 2018 have been demonetized, said Nick Sallon, Twitter's head of U.S. news partnerships. “The majority of content that…
Mr AndersonTwitter's video programme does not allow ads on many of the topics that are the bread and butter of breaking news 'including natural disasters, mentions of death, political uprisings or terrorist attacks'. Sports is about the only topic that works.
What's new in publishing
– Feb 5, 4:45 AM
What's going on with Apple's Services business? The company declared 2019 was the biggest year for Services in Apple's history, and only last week—announcing the financial results for its fiscal 2020 first quarter—Apple announced an…
What are journalists writing about? It seems like a question with an easy answer. Just go to a news outlet's homepage and take a peek, or do a quick internet search. But each of those only offers a glance at what the news has published as a whole.
What's new in publishing
– Feb 10, 2:38 AM
Dotdash is an anomaly in the current business landscape where publishers facing dwindling ad revenues are increasingly looking at other sources to supplement their income. The publisher, which makes lion's share of its earnings from ads, expects to…
A growing network of African women journalists is leading data-driven projects that are elevating female voices and shedding light on under-reported stories. The pan-African network, known as WanaData Africa, is changing the continent's digital…
What kind of innovation will the news industry need in the coming decade? David Caswell, executive product manager at BBC News Labs, offers some personal thoughts. Innovation in news is at the heart of what News Labs does. But what does that…