Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
(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.)
Would a ‘civic journalism’ journalism work in the US? Try the business model canvas if you’re working on new products. ICFJ fellowship opportunities. Eu rejects Facebooks proposal for content regulation. Murdoch tells regulators he has no listeners.
The Financial Times
Javier Espinoza and Sam Fleming in Brussels
– Feb 17, 10:28 AM
The EU immediately rejected Facebook's latest vision of how online content should be regulated, warning that the social media company will have to assume more responsibility for illegal material on its platforms. Mark Zuckerberg toured Brussels on…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer After meeting Zuckerberg on Facebook's proposal for harmful content regulation, commissioner overseeing EU data strategy calls it 'not enough' and 'too slow' (Financial Times)
Americans' Perceptions of the Value and Financial Future of Local News Public Good or Private Enterprise? A Policy Discussion on the Future of Local News Livestream: 8:30 – 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 Join the livestream for a policy discussion…
Mr Anderson“ despite generally positive assessments of local news, our findings suggest that the financial base that supports these organizations is limited. This gap suggests a market failure”
On Thursday, McClatchy —the publicly-traded owner of 30 local newspapers, including the Miami Herald, the Charlotte Observer, and the Kansas City Star —filed for bankruptcy. The company will continue to operate, but is seeking relief…
Mr AndersonWould a ‘civic ownership’ model work in the US?
Rupert Murdoch's talkRadio attempted to avoid a substantial fine for repeated breaches of broadcasting rules by arguing it had very few listeners, very few advertisers, and would face financial pressures if had to pay a substantial financial…
The word “lean” is everywhere these days. Lean processes, lean startups. While Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup, has arguably become the face of this movement, its philosophy is largely based on something called the Business…
Mr AndersonAn homage to the business model canvas. I’ve used it a couple of times. It’s a useful tool for product thinking.
When you think of visual misinformation, maybe you think of deepfakes – videos that appear real but have actually been created using powerful video editing algorithms. The creators edit celebrities into pornographic movies, and they can put…
Mr AndersonI thought that this common knowledge, but in this age of disinformation, I guess it bears repeating.
International Journalists' Network
– Feb 29, 4:00 AM
The ICFJ Knight Fellowships, the flagship program of the International Center for Journalists, seek project proposals from news innovators for a one- to two-year working, paid Fellowship. ICFJ Knight Fellows are doers. They are creative…
Mr AndersonThis topic this fellowship wants to address include: combating •misinformation/disinformation
•reporting & telling stories in innovative ways
using mobile to reach new audiences
Newspaper groups fear the government's proposals to crack down on damaging social media content could inadvertently result in censorship of their own websites. The Daily Mail is among the outlets which has warned about the government's proposals to…
Here's a fun number to think about: in 2019, YouTube dominated 70 percent of the total time people spent on their phones watching the top five entertainment apps. It's also the only one of those apps (measured among Android phones, which dominate…
Mr AndersonThis shows just how complete a failure Facebook’s video ambitions have been and why YouTube (Google) is poised to gain even more ad revenue via going after television big pie.