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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.)
NZ's largest publisher, Stuff, joins Facebook boycott in 'experiment'. UK project looks to uncover online abuse against journalists. BBC England to cut 450 jobs over two years. A look at the media cuts in India. Ten years of the Times' (of London) paywall
New Zealand's largest newspaper group has temporarily quit Facebook in a bold “experiment” akignment with a global boycott of the social media site, which has been condemned for failing to crack down on escalating hate speech. Stuff…
Mr AndersonRT @earleyedition: The biggest news website in New Zealand @NZStuff has effectively quit Facebook (albeit temporarily) as part of #StopHateForProft campaign - announcing it will stop posting stories to their FB & Instagram profiles immediately
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Behind Local News UK
Behind Local News
– Jul 3, 8:26 AM
Journalists are invited to share their experiences of online abuse or harassment as part of a joint initiative to tackle these issues. Everyone working on the front lines of journalism is invited to complete a two-minute anonymous survey about…
Mr AndersonRT @behindlocalnews: Good morning. Online abuse aimed at journalists is all too common - help us reveal just what's going on by taking part in this survey please
The BBC has revealed plans to cut 450 jobs in England as it seeks to make savings of £25m in the nation by the end of March 2022. The roles affected include journalists as well as presenting, technical and operation staff. Some 142 jobs will…
Mr AndersonRT @paulbradshaw: The data unit is one of the teams being lost as part of the BBC England cuts - if the BBC had any sense they'd bring their investigation experience into the new 'long-form' investigative shows being created
It's clear to see why publishers advertise on Facebook, even if they say they don't like it very much. Cost-per-customer acquisition for the publishers that consultancy The Sterling Woods Group works with is usually between 50% and 100% of the cost…
Mr Anderson“I believe in the intent of Google to support the news industry, I don’t believe in the intent of Facebook to support it at all,” said one subscription publishing executive.
Mindy Marques Gonzalez of the Miami Herald says readers 'have just been amazing' during the pandemic. 'Local news has never been more important,' she says. Editors at the Houston Chronicle and Arizona Republic also say digital subscriptions are…
Mr AndersonRT @brianstelter: Leaders of the Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle and Arizona Republic all say digital subscriptions are ⬆ as readers seek out updates about the pandemic
Mr AndersonRT @rasmus_kleis In India, '100s of journalists have lost their jobs over the past three and a half months [and] 100s (if not 1000s) more have had their salaries cut by up to 50 percent [or] been asked to go on extended leave without pay' h/t @cyrilsam
Global Investigative Journalism Network
– Jul 2, 7:34 AM
If you think journalism is tough, try being a freelance journalist or an independent producer. Worse, try freelancing during a pandemic. COVID-19 has accelerated the crisis in journalism: staff reporters are being fired in unprecedented numbers…
Mr AndersonRT @gijn: The pandemic has crowded out non-coronavirus related investigations, restricted travel & prompted crackdowns by authorities globally. Join GIJN's webinar for tips on how freelance journalists can continue their work
Today (2 July) marks ten years since the Times launched its online subscription model, putting all of its content behind a hard paywall. Times head of digital Alan Hunter tweeted this morning that the consensus at the time was that “nobody…
Mr Anderson'“The paywall succeeded because we established a price for digital journalism. We recruited subscribers. We turned a profit. And we continued to invest in the highest quality journalism.'
Global Investigative Journalism Network
Eunice Au & Connected Action
– Jul 2, 12:39 AM
During the pandemic, data and graphics reporters are playing key roles in helping to communicate the threat posed by COVID-19. Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from June 22 to 28 finds The New York Times analyzing travel patterns and genetic data to show…
Mr AndersonRT @gijn: Top 10 #ddj: Check out @datajournalism's Conversations with Data podcasts. There are 9 episodes so far, featuring chats with data journalists and data scientists like @smfrogers, @abmakulec, @humdata's Leonardo Milano, and more