Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
(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.)
Great new guide on membership from the Membership Puzzle Project. NYTimes and Facebook launch AR reporting project. Useful for audiences or just marketing for Facebook hardware? NPR (US pub broadcaster) launches new collaborative podcast with 10 stations.
Mr AndersonI'm with @dansinker on this one with his scepticism. FB pays big news outlets money to push a technology that it wants to control. Are audiences really clamouring for AR? Or is this just marketing for Facebook's new AR glasses?
American journalists are chronicling a nation in turmoil. The strife centers around inequality and is fueled by our inability to understand each other. We are a country of factions that has not figured out how to work together for an equitable…
Mr AndersonRT @globaljourno: Reading this reminds me of the great work of people like @MicheReports at @soljourno and the need for deep listening. You can't do right by a story or a person if you don't listen - really listen. It's simple, and yet
These notes are for my colleagues Clay Shirky and Jeff Jarvis. Public service journalism has always been subsidized by something. But the system of subsidy varies across cultural eras and national boundaries. New subsidy systems can arise. Reliable…
Mr AndersonRT @vincentpayregne Notes on Membership: Every system for subsidizing the production of news has strengths and weaknesses. There is no perfect or stable answer. We have to be smart about the risks and advantages of each.
WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio
– Sep 16, 4:01 PM
Mr AndersonRT @ckrewson Two executives at this flagship public media station lost their jobs after staff outrage, accused of inaction despite evidence of a sexual harasser in the newsroom. It turned out their hands were tied.
NPR's daily podcast Consider This began as Coronavirus Daily, but changed its name and broadened its scope in June as protests against police brutality and racial discrimination competed with the virus for headlines. Now, the shortform afternoon…
Mr AndersonRT @isalara: This is such a big deal from the newsroom collaboration AND the technical solutions perspectives --> @NPR adds localized news for 10 cities to its afternoon podcast #ConsiderThis
What's new in publishing
FIPP: The Network for Global Media
– Sep 15, 10:15 PM
The one is a niche publisher of an engineering magazine in Norway, the other a national weekly newspaper in Germany. TU Media and Die Zeit might be worlds apart in terms of focus but they share one common success story – extremely effective…
Mr AndersonRT @wnip TU Media and Die Zeit might be worlds apart in terms of focus but they share one common success story - extremely effective subscriber strategies. They recently shared the secrets behind some eye-catching sign-up numbers. #publishing
What's new in publishing
– Sep 15, 10:45 PM
Covid-19 sent the worldwide comic industry into free-fall in March when its monopoly distributor, Diamond, shut down all operations. With no product to sell and high streets deserted, speciality comic book stores were shut across Britain and…
Mr AndersonMT @Robwilliams71: 'The publisher saw a 6% rise in subscriptions between Q1 and Q2. Additionally, the publisher also saw sales up 94% on print editions from its webshop and a 56% rise in digital e-comic sales.' Good to see @2000AD doing well
– Sep 15, 9:56 PM
The problem with the fall of a democracy is that it doesn't simply happen, like a rainshower or a thunderstorm. It unfolds, like the slow and steady warming of the climate. Liberties aren't eliminated, they are restricted and violated –…
Mr AndersonMT @robwijnberg: We can't report on US politics, and on these elections, through the lens of news-as-usual. An emergent autocracy demands fundamentally different journalistic standards and practices. My latest
by Ross Benes | Sep 16, 2020 | 2 min read During the pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, fewer people commuted to work every day, and many local businesses cut their marketing budgets as they fought to stay open. These conditions have strained the…
Mr AndersonMT @DrewCAbbott: Fewer people are driving to the office ... therefore they aren't listening to the radio as much. Worse than the 25% drop in ad revenue this year is the long term forecast to 2024. #Advertising #Radio #Marketing #WFH #business #ROI