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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.)
Model in Marfa (Texas): 'The Sentinel is a cafe and cocktail bar that happens to have a newsroom attached to it.' 5 subscription trends. A case study on disinformation from First Draft. A video course from Chicago's City Bureau model of engaged journalism
Twitter is experimenting with adding brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and public figures, according to a leaked demo of new features sent to NBC News. Twitter confirmed that the leaked demo…
Mr AndersonBright labels on misinformation from politicians and other public figures? Interesting, but they better be prepared for the self-appointed Chief Law Enforcement Officer of the US and his online band of flying monkeys to rough up the refs more than a bit.
At first blush, it looks a bit like an old-fashioned newspaper war. (For our younger readers: Long ago, some cities had two or more strong newspapers that fought each other for scoops, talent, readers, and advertisers. Really.) In Memphis, two…
Mr AndersonProudly paywalled with $2m in revenue (and a budget right now of $5m), the Daily Memphian has raised $8.2m from funders. This is a business. And it's not an old news war with newspaper v. newspaper, but digital v. chain-owned newspaper. Get the popcorn.
What's new in publishing
– Feb 20, 1:00 AM
For many publishers, a key priority for the year ahead involves growing revenues from readers. This is nothing new. In recent years, the rise of paywalls and move to subscriptions has been a key trend across the media landscape. However, despite…
Mr AndersonDigital subscriptions doubled globally over 2018-2019. That and a number of other reader revenue trends from my friend Damian Radcliffe.
The New York Times
Sasha von Oldershausen
– Feb 20, 2:00 AM
MARFA, Texas — When Landrie Moore was looking for a venue for her destination wedding, she knew she wanted a space that really reflected life in this small, remote desert town. Her guests would be coming from as far as Ecuador and England…
Mr AndersonLove, love, love this. 'The Sentinel is a cafe and cocktail bar that happens to have a newsroom attached to it.' Relationships. Community. Multiple revenue streams. Yup.
In the immediate run up to the U.S. presidential election and on Election Day, the homepage of YouTube is set to advertise just one candidate: Donald Trump. The president's re-election campaign purchased the coveted advertising space atop the…
Mr AndersonWriter compares this to buying a Super Bowl ad. The Trump campaign will buy the top spot on YouTube nationally. It will be fascinating to see the targeting and messaging of this campaign.
Last fall, the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail celebrated doubling digital subscriptions. Today, it eliminated the position of the editor who helped make that happen. “Unexpectedly, today was my last day at the @wvgazettemail, after…
Mr AndersonThe local executive editor position has been eliminated.
Bettina Chang and Andrea Faye Hart are two of the four co-founders of City Bureau, a non-profit civic journalism lab based on the South Side of Chicago. Founded in 2015, City Bureau brings journalists and communities together in a collaborative…
Mr AndersonVideo training on Chicago's City Bureau form of local engaged journalism.
This study is part of a series on health misinformation. Pakistan is one of just two countries where polio is still endemic (Afghanistan is the other). The global initiative to eradicate polio in Pakistan has experienced varying degrees of success…
Mr AndersonIf you're dealing with disinformation, you'll want to read and absorb this case study from one of the best disinformation-fighting groups in the world.