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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.)
Daily Mail complains about Google's algorithm. Be sure to @chrismoranuk 's take on that. Why Skift is focusing on reader revenue as it fights for survival. SRCCON goes virtual. The anatomy of a fake headline. US media companies bulking up China coverage.
SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's two top executives, met with civil rights groups on Tuesday in an attempt to mollify them over how the social network treats hate speech on its site. But Mr. Zuckerberg…
Mr AndersonRT @MikeIsaac: In a meeting today with civil rights groups who organized the widespread ad boycott, Facebook failed to appease organizers, saying it doesn't respond to demands under financial pressure. w/ @tiffkhsu
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
– Jul 7, 6:24 AM
Newsletters are surging, and it's not just a COVID thing If, back in 2015, you had to choose a single format to be the centerpiece of a successful digital media strategy, chances are you wouldn't have picked email. But the email newsletter has…
Mr Anderson'Once dismissed as a relic of the Web 1.0 era, email newsletters started making a comeback in the 2010s as smartphones reached more of the population, and readers became more mobile.'
Travel industry intelligence site Skift has become the latest publisher to put membership at the forefront of their business. CEO and founder Rafat Ali announced the launch of Skift Pro on Twitter, saying that “Skift is now officially a…
Mr AndersonRT @EstherKeziaT: I spoke to @jasonclampet about @skift's new launch and why memberships are such an important shift for the publisher in a piece for @DCNorg
Google has insisted its algorithm is applied “universally” to all types of news organisations after Mail Online's publisher complained its search visibility was consistently cut over six years. The tech giant said its news algorithms…
Mr AndersonRT @chrismoranuk: Little thread. This is an interesting area and of course it's important to say that the algorithms of the big platforms are black boxes and the outputs and results might well be unfair
We can't wait to hear how you'd like to be part of SRCCON 2020! You can read more about the many ways to participate, and please feel free to reach out to us at with any questions. Our session proposal guide answers a lot of questions about…
Mr AndersonRT @SRCCON: The program for #SRCCON2020 is up-check out the sessions coming next week! t.co/HIk8oiqt1t If this event could make a difference in *your* work, there's still space available. Join us
By Jill Disis and Jennifer Hansler, CNN Business
– Jul 6, 9:04 PM
Hong Kong(CNN Business) The United States is 'looking at' banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday. Pompeo suggested the possible move during an interview with Fox News' Laura Ingraham, adding…
Mr AndersonWill app eco-systems break down over nationalistic lines? This comes on the heels of a similar ban by India.
Mr AndersonMT @sarafischer: @theinformation launching a Chinese-language newsletter covering Silicon Valley for Chinese audiences. More U.S. media companies are investing Chinese tech, biz coverage Also amid Hong Kong crackdown, threatening journalists in the region
As confrontations between Black Lives Matter protesters and police erupted across the country earlier this month, some Oregonians, mostly older people, saw a Facebook ad pushing a headline about how a Republican politician “Wants Martial Law…
Mr AndersonMT @ASankin: New story from @jeremybmerrill and me about the complexity of the current, algorithmically-driven, online information ecosystem. Makes it v. easy for misinformation to slip in, even when most of the players involved are working in good faith
The McClatchy family has been in journalism since 1857, when its flagship publication, The Daily Bee, chronicled the latest for residents of Sacramento in the wake of the gold rush. Now, in keeping with a trend that has placed hundreds of American…
Mr AndersonRT @marcatracy: State of play at McClatchy, where we could learn the new owner as soon as this week following an auction as the newspaper chain (Miami Herald, Kansas City Star, Sacramento Bee, more) is in bankruptcy.
We believe that the best ideas come from informal conversations between friends, colleagues and peers. That is why we included the unconferences on the programme as flexible online spaces where freelance journalists can share ideas, exchange…
Mr AndersonIf you're a freelancer in the UK or are going to graduate in journalism shortly, this is one to check out.