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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.)
Black Ballad on growing a membership-driven media company. Washington Post has grown following on TikTok to 647,000. Publishers who build community are seeing a subscription boom during pandemic. Insider Inc. hiring for opening third news hub in Singapore
I am haunted by my past mistakes. My managerial ones. Especially as I just finished reading “ No Rules Rules ” written by Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and INSEAD professor Erin Meyer. It's a great management book. To me, it triggered a…
Mr AndersonRT @CharlieBeckett: A broad historic critique of news media management from @filloux 'Careless management is part of the reason why the media industry has ceded a wide-open field to agile tech companies unencumbered by the weight of the past'
The Financial Times
Alex Barker in London and Hannah Murphy in San Francisco
– Sep 20, 2:15 AM
Google's YouTube has reverted to using more human moderators to vet harmful content after the machines it relied on during lockdown proved to be overzealous censors of its video platform. When some of YouTube's 10,000-strong team filtering content…
Mr AndersonMT @rasmus_kleis: 'YouTube has reverted to using more human moderators to vet harmful content after the machines it relied on during lockdown proved to be overzealous censors of its video platform', the company says, removed videos that 'broke no rules'
This week, we hear from Tobi Oredein, Co-Founder and CEO of Black Ballad, a UK-based lifestyle platform for Black British women. She talks about what drove her to found the site, why they decided to launch memberships ahead of the curve in 2016…
Mr AndersonMT @mediavoicespod: This week, @IamTobiOredein, co-founder & CEO of @BlackBalladUK, talks about what drove her to found the site, why they decided to launch memberships ahead of the curve in 2016, and the impact of their recent HuffPost takeover
What's new in publishing
FIPP: The Network for Global Media
– Sep 20, 11:30 PM
At FIPP's World Media Congress 2020, Dave Jorgenson, Producer and Writer, Creative Video at The Washington Post, revealed how publishers can use the video-sharing social networking service with its 800 million, mostly young, active users to…
Mr AndersonMT @wnip When you say the name The Washington Post you don't automatically think of 15-second viral dance videos and haiku challenges. Yet, thanks to the passion and vision of one man the venerable newspaper now has a hugely popular TikTok account
In 2007, as Apple's iTunes was cementing its dominance over digital music distribution, Amazon tried something bold. It launched the Amazon MP3 store, where all the music was DRM-free. It even used the slogan: ' DRM: Don't Restrict Me.' It worked.
Mr AndersonMT @bethjusino: 'My not-so-secret plan is to fundamentally shift how publishers relate to authors...willing to stand up against Audible's exclusive non-negotiable DRM-enforced exclusive market strategy.' @doctorow says
Tim Harford is one of the UK's best known statistical journalists, and a columnist for the Financial Times. He presents BBC Radio 4's statistics programme More or Less and is the author of several books including The Undercover Economist and the…
Mr AndersonMT @risj_oxford: 'A lot of the things we report on as journalists we report on because they're surprising. They might be surprising because they're new (or) because they're just wrong.' @TimHarford advises cautious approach with surprising stats.
Nikkei Asian Review
– Sep 18, 12:01 AM
SEOUL -- When The New York Times was looking to relocate some of its operations out of Hong Kong earlier this year, the U.S. media heavyweight chose Seoul, citing among other reasons the freedom of South Korea's press. But while the NYT comes…
Mr AndersonMT @sdp They should really be following #SpliceBeta... Also, wondering if the long history of efforts like OhMyNews (est 2000), and early adoption by eg activists of live video streaming (e.g. Daechuri), affected how South Koreans view established media.
The Business Insider publisher is announcing this week the launch of a news bureau in Singapore, kicking off with four reporters and a salesperson. The global hub will publish English-language content. Outside of New York, the publisher opened its…
Mr AndersonRT @alansoon: Four reporters and a salesperson. A modest start for Business Insider in Singapore. Opportunity: A lack of premium supply for programmatic ads here.
Pew Research Center's Journalism Project
– Sep 16, 10:56 AM
As the nation heads toward Election Day in the midst of a persistent pandemic and simmering social unrest, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans' deep partisan divide, dueling information ecosystems, and divergent responses to…
Mr AndersonRT @pewresearch 90% of Democrats who have heard something about QAnon say it's at least somewhat bad for the country, including 77% saying it's very bad. 41% of Republicans who are familiar with QAnon say it's somewhat or very good for the country.