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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.)
Non-profit news funders in the US are considering an offer for McClatchy chain. NYTimes opts out of Apple News. Sign of things to come? Microsoft pauses ads on Facebook and Instagram. Limit sharing on social media to limit spread of misinformation?
The next 48 hours may decide the fate of two of America's largest newspaper chains that collectively serve almost a fifth of all American local newspaper readers. And what happens in those hours could prompt a wave of other moves across the rest of…
Mr AndersonRT @jbenton: Scoop from @kdoctor: 'Leaders in the field of nonprofit journalism are deciding over the next 48 hours whether or not to make a bid for all of @mcclatchy, sources tell me.' The idea: create the country's first major nonprofit newspaper chain.
The New York Times has decided to opt out of Apple News. On its own, that may seem like just one more move in the chess game between major news companies and the platforms. But it could also be an indication of a more geologic movement. Will the…
Mr AndersonRT @ylichterman: Obviously the NYT is *very* different than most news publishers, but these are smart questions every outlet should be generally asking to try and assess how they approach various platforms
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Memo: Microsoft suspended its ads on Facebook and Instagram in the US in May and has since expanded the pause globally, over concerns of 'inappropriate content' (@inafried / Axios)
Last Tuesday, Wesley Lowery wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he wrapped the urgent media-industry conversations about diversity and coverage of race around our flawed prevailing definition of “objectivity”—a…
Mr AndersonRT @Jon_Allsop: I reflect on @MaxLinsky's excellent interview with Dean Baquet and @benyt's excellent piece on Marty Baron, and try to synthesize them. There are many important differences-but both editors are weighed down by old institutional values.
The dawn of the current era of weaponised misinformation can be dated with precision to September 2012. That was when Facebook started favouring posts by publishers and sending them enormous amounts of traffic. Over the next 12 months, Facebook…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod By limiting the number of people a user can share posts with, Facebook et al could help flatten the curve of misinformation
by Sara Guaglione, June 26, 2020 The Washington Post plans to add 14 new positions to the graphics and design teams. “We live in an increasingly visual society, and communicating information with the powerful visual tools we now have is…
Mr AndersonRT @martinstabe: 'Six of the seven most visited stories in WaPo's history have been graphics '
Govt to ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok as border tensions simmer in Ladakh
– Jun 29, 8:06 AM
As tensions along the border continue, the Government of India has decided to ban Chinese apps diverting data and those with privacy issues. Centre has announced a ban on 59 such Chinese apps, including Tik Tok.
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Indian government bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, UC News, UC Browser, and WeChat, citing national security and maintaining public order (@rahulshrivstv / India Today)
Ethics & Trust The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor published a defensive editorial. The guild president called on him to resign. This piece originally appeared in The Poynter Report, our daily newsletter for everyone who cares about the media.
Mr AndersonRT @Poynter Some P-G journalists have taken it a step further - a digital editor said they would be taking a buyout. 'I cannot emphasize enough that this began with us demanding an apology.'
Over the past six months, my group at the Financial Times has moved from project-based teams to durable teams. In this post I'll explain why we made that move and how this is helping us deliver bigger and better things for our customers. Our goal…
Mr AndersonRT @simonw Really insightful thinking here about team structure in product and engineering - in particular the importance of having every piece of technology unambiguously owned by a specific team
Lokal founders Jani Pasha and Vipul Chaudhary were convinced that what India's non-English speaking internet population needed was more context for news; they assumed that it might solve the fake news problem. Lokal launched in January 2018 as a…
Mr AndersonMT @michellemanafy To crack India's local diverse news markets, Lokal started asking users what they actually wanted via @NiemanLab 'We built something in a bubble, so we went back to the drawing board, and we started actually interviewing the users.'