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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 crazy, drug-addled divas that ran Condé Nast. Job alert at Condé title Wired. Bonnier, US mag publisher, looks to sell. Chartbeat takes a look at all of the paywall models. Push notification success in Dallas. How Russia's GRU is using blogs.
McClatchy Washington Bureau
Kevin G. Hall
– Feb 13, 5:24 AM
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Mr AndersonThis ends family control of the group. It will now be operated by hedge fund Chatham Asset Management LLC. The group will 'shed much of its pension obligations'. Not good news for retirees. The company will cancel publicly traded shares and go private.
The New York Times
– Feb 12, 7:05 AM
It's a high-class but increasingly common problem: being a former magazine editor in a digitized world that cares little about whose name used to be on top of a defunct masthead. (A masthead, for those unfamiliar with the term, lists in careful…
Mr AndersonMT @Zielina: A VERY extreme case, but also a reminder: Part of the mess we are in in the media industry was caused by an old guard of editors who spentfor all kinds of stuff rather than investing it in innovation, and who allowed toxic culture to flourish
The world's biggest phone show, Mobile World Congress, is no longer taking place this year. After coronavirus threatened to throw MWC into chaos, the GSM Association (GSMA), which organizes the show, has now canceled it. It comes after more than a…
Mr AndersonThis has been rumoured for several days amongst tech journalist friends.
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
– Feb 12, 8:12 AM
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has expanded its global membership of journalists to a record 267 members in 100 countries. The consortium's Network Committee announced today it had approved an additional 18…
Mr AndersonRT @rasmus_kleis: Great news. Give 'em hell @ICIJorg 'has expanded its global membership of journalists to a record 267 members in 100 countries. The consortium's Network Committee announced today it had approved an additional 18 reporters for membership'
On February 12, 2020, as a part of a larger takedown, Facebook removed 13 accounts and 10 pages linked to MyTel, a Burmese telecommunications company indirectly owned by the Myanmar and Vietnamese militaries, for engaging in “coordinated…
Mr AndersonMT @GrahamBrookie: Out of this takedown, the thing that will get the least attention but shows one of the newest tactics and most aggressive commercially driven operations we've seen is the set from #Myanmar. @DFRLab's exclusive, independent report
WIRED is more than a magazine. It's more than a website. It's a family of fiercely creative people driven to tell the most interesting and inspiring stories in the world. That's a lofty goal, and to achieve it, we need talent. Here's a list of open…
Mr AndersonJobs: Editorial Ops Manager Features Editor News Editor News Writer Product Reviewer Senior Writer, Service Service Writer Service Editor Social Media Manager
The Wall Street Journal
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg
– Feb 11, 5:10 AM
Bonnier Corp., publisher of such magazines as Field & Stream, Saveur and Yachting, has been meeting with bankers to explore its options, including the possible sale of the unit that holds most of its magazines, according to people familiar with the…
Mr AndersonRT @michellemanafy Bonnier, publisher of such magazines as Field & Stream, Saveur and Yachting, has been meeting with bankers to explore its options
As publishers continue investing in reader-driven revenue streams, the question of which paywall model — or models — to pursue or experiment with has been a hot topic among many of our partners. If you're reading this and considering…
This is a series on Better News to a) showcase innovative/experimental ideas that emerge from the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative and b) to share replicable tactics that benefit the news industry as a whole. This “win” comes from…
Mr AndersonRT @BrizzyC If you clicked on story X, we pushed to you updates Y and Z and got stellar results - 20-25% click-rates.' Hmm. I would think people would find browser push notifications annoying, but if you do it right, it seems not.
Ben Nimmo, Camille François, C. Shawn Eib, L. Tamora This report examines several campaigns manned by Russian military intelligence operators using fake accounts to influence audiences around Russia's borders, with a primary focus on…
Mr AndersonMT @camillefrancois: Our latest report, 'From Russia With Blogs', documents GRU campaigns leveraging blogs, social media, and private messaging to reach audiences across Eastern Europe and amplify Kremlin narratives.