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(Kevin Anderson, manager, digital products and platforms at ideastream Public Media. Innovation leader focused on digital transformation and product. Priors at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Podcast app/service Stitcher might be up for sale. @jenniferbrandel hands over reins of Hearken, will remain with company. TikTok launches biz service for marketers (new ad units). NYTimes launches 'canonical visualisation' of COVID spread in the US.
TV broadcaster E.W. Scripps Co. is shopping podcasting service Stitcher around, according to people familiar with the matter, in an apparent effort to cash in on a surge of interest in the podcasting industry from companies such as Spotify and…
Mr AndersonSources: E.W. Scripps is exploring a sale of podcasting service Stitcher in the wake of big TV station acquisitions last year (@cityofthetown / The Information)
The New York Times
– Jun 24, 8:26 PM
Invisible outbreaks sprang up everywhere. The United States ignored the warning signs. We analyzed travel patterns, hidden infections and genetic data to show how the epidemic spun out of control. It started small. A man near Seattle had a…
Mr AndersonRT @kissane: This is going to be one of the canonical visualizations of what has happened to us.
The need for good, accurate information for local communities has never been more clear. LION Publishers is filled with more than 200 members because they saw the need in their communities for news and information. They're not alone; based on what…
Mr AndersonRT @ckrewson: HELP US HELP THE LOCAL NEWS ECOSYSTEM! We @LIONPubs are working on the Oasis Project. Part of that -- my personal favorite -- is something called the Starter Pack. You can read more about Oasis
We Are Hearken
– Jun 25, 9:21 AM
Kate Joyce, Torey Malatia, Shawn Allee, Logan Jaffe, Sue Schardt, Josh Stearns, Tom Glaisyer, Molly de Aguiar, Corey Ford, Jake Shapiro, Ben Werdmuller, Aniyia Williams, Astrid Scholz, Rose Afriye, Vieve Nielsen, Derek Eder, David Cohn, Jeff…
Mr AndersonMT @mattderienzo Few people have had a bigger impact on journalism (esp. local) in recent years than Jenn Brandel. Beyond Hearken's success as a company, 'Hearken' has become a word that newsrooms understand to mean authentic audience-first engagement.
Mountain View got the headline it wanted: “ Google will start paying publishers for news.” Just like Menlo Park got the headline it wanted a few months ago: “ Facebook Offers News Outlets Millions of Dollars a Year to License…
Mr AndersonRT @EstherKeziaT: This from @jbenton is spot on: 'This second wave of plans is - just like the first wave was - more about solving the company's problems than anyone else's'
European Journalism Centre
– Jun 25, 1:03 AM
Meet the 2020 Google News Initiative Fellows who will join data, product, audience development and fact-checking teams across Europe The response to this year's GNI Fellowship call for applications was exciting and a great sign that many young…
Mr AndersonRT @jonhew: Congrats @nimrashahid_ and @kateanderso_n on becoming @GoogleNewsInit Fellows. Both MA students finish @cityjournalism, then will work with @TBIJ on #ddj + #datavis and @Independent on audience engagement & digital storytelling respectively.
TikTok is announcing to advertisers that it's open for business. The company is today officially introducing a new brand and platform called “ TikTok For Business ” that will serve as the home for all its current and future marketing…
Mr AndersonRT @Techmeme: TikTok launches a new site, TikTok for Business, as a home for marketing products and resources and launches a new AR ad format to rival Snapchat (@sarahintampa / TechCrunch)
Tensions inside American newsrooms have emerged amid the recent protests over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody, including clashes between reporters and editors and concerns about newsroom diversity. While a recent study shows…
Mr AndersonRT @rasmus_kleis Race vs politics? 'Roughly similar portions of black (58%), Hispanic (55%) and white Americans (61%) say the news media misunderstand them, but they cite markedly different reasons for this misunderstanding.'
With the resignations of The New York Times' James Bennet, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Stan Wischnowski, Philadelphia Magazine's Tom McGrath, Roxboro Courier-Times' Johnny Whitfield, Refinery 29's Christene Barberich, and others, the industry is…
Mr AndersonRT @NiemanReports: 'There is no pipeline problem. J-schools across the country have trained and prepared talented, diverse voices ready to work in our industry, but they are often overlooked when hiring.'