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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.)
112 non-white speakers for your next journalism event. Shadowy network of fake local new websites triples ahead of US election. NY Times digital revenue outpaces print for first quarter. UK newsrooms considering permanent work changes after COVID.
– Aug 3, 2020, 9:07 AM
Credit: Frank Noon for Mousetrap Media. Pictured: Imriel Morgan at Newsrewired. All rights reserved 'Whanels' - or all-white panels - are still way too common at media conferences. The publishing industry is often criticised for its lack of diverse…
Mr AndersonRT @TauhidChappell: Thank you @journalismnews for spotlighting my Twitter list of 1.3k+ journalists of color in the industry (h/t to @webjournalist!) 113 non-white speakers you need at your next journalism event to avoid 'whanels' (all-white panels)
Americans have high aspirations for the news media to be a trusted, independent watchdog that holds the powerful to account. But in a new Gallup/Knight study, we've found the gap between what Americans expect from the news – and what they…
Mr AndersonRT @BGrueskin: '71% of Republicans have a very or somewhat unfavorable opinion of the news media, versus 22% of Democrats and 52% of independents'
The run-up to the 2020 November elections in the US has produced new networks of shadowy, politically-backed “local news websites” designed to promote partisan talking points and collect user data. In December 2019, the Tow Center for…
Mr AndersonRT @CJR: How many 'pink slime' sites -- partisan outlets masquerading as local news organizations -- are there in your state? Over 700 of these sites have been activated in 2020, pointing to a sharp acceleration in the lead up to the November elections.
Mr AndersonRT @CharlieBeckett This does, indeed, feel like the next news media biz model trend: as subscription market saturates, forms of bundling seem a possible way to increase content reach and maximise revenues
The New York Times
– Aug 5, 2020, 4:20 AM
Over a three-month period dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and a slowdown in advertising, The New York Times Company for the first time reported quarterly revenue that owed more to digital products than to the print newspaper. As much of its…
Mr AndersonRT @marcatracy: NYT Company reached a 'milestone': for the first time, in one quarter it made more money off of digital than print. Other highlights: -Ad revenue dropped more than 40 percent year-over-year. -Another record-breaking quarter for sub adds.
Half of all current news subscribers to print and online products are aged over 55, new Yougov research shows. One in seven Brits subscribe to a print newspaper, online news source or both, according to the polling agency, but the figures show they…
Mr AndersonFrom the UK - RT @raju This is surprisingly good news: ~50% of newspaper and online news subscribers in UK are under 54 and 33% under 39.
The need to maintain social distancing has meant that newsrooms are still largely empty more than four months after the UK went into lockdown, with most journalists continuing to work from home. At the height of the pandemic, newspapers were being…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod The need to maintain social distancing has meant that newsrooms are still largely empty more than four months after the UK went into lockdown, with most journalists continuing to work from home
The Guardian, which has arguably become the world's most sophisticated digital news operation, may be contemplating an end to its printed newspapers. That may have been signalled by the recent decision to cut 180 jobs (or 12% of its UK workforce)…
Mr AndersonRT @raju Speculative questions that the news business uniquely loves to keep asking and answering: @guardian to end print?
LINK: www.inma.org ➚ | Posted by: Hanaa' Tameez | August 3, 2020 As journalists in the United States (and many countries around the world), enter month five of working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new report by the…
Mr AndersonRT @NiemanLab: 'Most importantly, the culture of the traditional newsroom will need to change. Emotional support and empathy will be needed in ways not typically part of the hard-charging media environment.'
Did you just launch a nonprofit news outlet? Do you have an idea for the next great local news website? This new initiative will increase the capacity of leaders who have recently launched, or have firm plans to found, a nonprofit news…
Mr AndersonRT @INN: Only two days left to apply to the Nonprofit News Springboard! We're looking for applicants with: Interest in leading a nonprofit news outlet. Creative ideas for the future of news. Determination to learn business & leadership best practices.