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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.)
Spanish publisher's growth lesson: 80% of its audience was only looking at 26% of its content. Trump gives TikTok ultimatum to sell to US buyer. Tips for applying for Google News Initiative Startup Lab. Public Media tech stack work begins. US and UK Jobs
Meredith Kopit Levien, who was named the new CEO of the New York Times last week, has six million subscribers, almost $700 million in cash in the bank, and a singular insight that underpins the Times' path forward: the average number of news…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod Competing with the energized leadership of a dominant and implacable Times will require leveraging networks, rethinking how content works in a paywalled universe, and unlearning some of the lessons of the open internet
– Aug 2, 2020, 5:00 PM
(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has agreed to give China's ByteDance 45 days to negotiate a sale of popular short-video app TikTok to Microsoft Corp, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The negotiations between ByteDance and…
Mr AndersonRT @paleofuture 'Trump changed his mind following pressure from some of his advisers and many in his Republican party, one of the sources said. Banning TikTok would alienate many of its young users ahead of the U.S. presidential election...'
– Aug 3, 2020, 11:30 AM
Back in 2018, shortly after the first cohort of journalism entrepreneurship boot camp participants graduated, I reached out to many friends, advisors, and colleagues for input on how to grow the boot camp beyond the pilot phase. One of the…
Mr AndersonMT @phillipadsmith: What makes a great @GoogleNewsInit + @LIONPubs Startups Lab boot camp application? ✅ How you can increase your chances of getting accepted ✅ What we're looking for in prospective candidates ✅ #journalism #startups Go get strong
What's new in publishing
– Aug 4, 2020, 1:02 AM
Spanish publisher ARA has seen its unique users increase by 38%, and page views grow by 42% over last year. It has also seen notable subscription growth since the start of COVID-19 lockdown – the publisher added 3,200 new subscribers, said…
Mr Anderson'The publisher had found at the beginning of this year that 80% of its readers were looking at only 26% of its content.'
In conversation with Matt Locke What are the biggest decisions people working in public media tech have to make? If there was a decision they could change, what would it be? In this new fortnightly webinar series from the Public Media Stack, we…
Mr AndersonRT @matlock: Very exciting Public Media Stack news! We're starting a series of webinars with people working in public media tech. Starting with @jarroddicker next Monday 10th August, talking about Zeus and the future of media.
Paywalls are justified, even though they are annoying. It costs money to produce good writing, to run a website, to license photographs. A lot of money, if you want quality. Asking people for a fee to access content is therefore very reasonable.
Mr AndersonRT @johnbattelle Point made. Free beats paid, at least in an economy driven by convenience. And let's not forget how 'big tech' got big: Convenience, convenience, and... convenience. The Truth is expensive. The question is, who pays?
All trackers from a day of browsing by the writer The New York Times had done a fascinating research on the insane number of digital trackers that you gather when you browse the web, well, anywhere. This resulted in a large dataset of trackers and…
Mr AndersonRT @NadiehBremer: WOOHOO! Suuuper excited that I've won 4 medals at @malofiej! - Digital Trackers: Silver for the print version + bronze for online: t.co/W0IsCRJAHq - Why do cats and dogs...? Silver in general + bronze in '#dataviz innovation':
Barring last-minute objections, this is the week that another hedge fund, Chatham Asset Management, takes over another newspaper company. Justifiable angst has been permeating newsrooms that are under the ownership or influence of funds —…
Mr AndersonRT @Poynter Typically they want to buy distressed companies that Wall Street has given up on. That's a fairly exact match to the roster of hedge fund investors active in newspapers, where shares are trading at rock-bottom prices.
ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published. The Emerging Reporters Program provides a $9,000 stipend, along with mentoring and trips to the National…
Mr AndersonI like adding a few professional development or job opportunities here. A good one for US-based JOC.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
– Jul 30, 2020
Job type: Full-time (flexible working and job share applicants welcome) The Bureau Local reports on inequality and the communities, institutions and services under pressure in the UK – those harmed, ignored and under-represented. The…
Mr AndersonAnd here is one in the UK. A good opportunity to gain experience with flexibility.