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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.)
The Markup covers digital privacy and releases tool to allow you to protect yours. Google's long-ago purchase of DoubleClick gets regulatory scrutiny. Full Fact looks at collabortive model to combat misinformation. A strategy to 'replant' local news orgs
Kara Zajac said SPART*A, a small nonprofit serving transgender military service members and veterans, helped her begin her transition while in the Navy. To give back, she volunteered to build the group's website in her spare time after leaving the…
Mr AndersonMT @jcstearns Important investigation + a privacy tool for the public + actionable steps you can take to protect your privacy. Great example of journalism that holds power to account and puts tools in the hands in communities to enact change themselves.
Google owns the world's leading search engine, it operates the largest video-hosting service in YouTube, and its popular web browser, email, map and meeting software is used by billions of people. But its financial heft — the source of…
Mr AndersonMT @rasmus_kleis Google's $3.1 B acquisition of DoubleClick in 2007 - scrutinized and approved by both the US Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission at the time - was a 'game changer' and now seems key to the company's very strong position
– Sep 22, 3:00 AM
In 2018, the founders of a member-funded Dutch media platform wagered that there would be demand beyond their home country of the Netherlands for deeply considered, beautifully presented, ad-free journalism that broke free of the tyranny of the…
Mr AndersonRT @jbenton: A good, in-depth look at @The_Corres' first year editorially by @ElizaTalks - the diversity/inclusivity section is much more in depth than what most/all other news orgs have mustered
When The New York Times pivoted to prioritizing its subscriptions a few years ago, eventually growing to 6.5 million paid subscribers, it gave its advertising business room to breathe, and also to change. But when the coronavirus crisis laid into…
Mr AndersonMT @jason_kint Yes all of this. It's available for any publisher with a direct, trusted relationship with its audience - small or large. It's a myth propped up by adtech, Google & Facebook that behavioral targeted ads are a needed to fund quality content.
If the famous Jim Barksdale quote is to be believed — the one about there only being two ways to make money in business, bundling and unbundling — then I am long past due for a follow-up to 2017's The Great Unbundling. I wrote in the…
Mr AndersonRT @stratechery: 2020 Bundles The state of bundles in 2020: Netflix, Disney, Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple. Plus, Microsoft's purchase of Zenimax.
In a significant new development, the Charity Commission has today granted charitable status to the Public Interest News Foundation (PINF), an organisation developed through consultation with a group of UK independent news publishers.
Mr AndersonRT @sdp @Rhodri_H_Davies @rachelerank @willperrin Indeed! A very positive step on the @PINewsF/@ChtyCommission decision on #charitablestatus for #journalism. It's the next 2-3 cases that will be most interesting, I think. See also the @PBJRC:
22nd Sep 2020 | Phoebe Arnold and Nicola Aitken The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a slew of measures attempting to grapple with huge volumes and newly challenging kinds of misinformation—from internet companies, fact checkers…
Mr AndersonRT @nicola_ahe: Excited to make public my project from the past few months! @FullFact are convening global experts from fact-checkers, platforms, government, academia & civil society to debate & agree principles for tackling the next information crisis.
Center for Journalism & Liberty
– Sep 18, 11:10 AM
Newspapers that are part of chains that are still owned by shareholders or private firms often face some of the same pressures, albeit less intense, as those owned by financial institutions. The publicly traded companies need to provide impressive…
Mr AndersonRT @Report4America: Hundreds of newspapers are languishing in the hands of hedge funds. According to @Report4America's @StevenWaldman, it's time to replant them with community nonprofit groups and mission-driven owners.
What's new in publishing
– Sep 21, 11:55 PM
Text-based notifications have a decidedly mixed reputation amongst publishers. Associated with sensationalist headlines and annoying interruptions, they can alienate the very audiences they are meant to engage with if either the content or…
Mr AndersonMT @FirstEditCam: Text-based notifications have a decidedly mixed reputation amongst publishers. Associated with sensationalist headlines and annoying interruptions, they can...