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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.)
Hungarian startup crowdfunds €1m to launch, looks for sustainability. UK's BIJ hiring environment editor. How 2 US newsrooms collaborated to reach Latino audiences. Spotify, podcasters and sponsorship. COVID-19 & rise of journalism product innovation.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
– Jan 21, 2:00 AM
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism is expanding and we are looking for a talented editor for our global environmental reporting. We are undertaking a significant expansion of our award-winning environmental project, looking at the impacts of…
Mr AndersonMT @jamesrbuk: Properly exciting vacancy at @TBIJ: We're hiring an environment editor, a brand new role in an expanded reporting team covering the most important story in the world. Does that sound right for you? Apply! Know someone? Send them our way
Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia if a code forcing the company to negotiate payments to news media companies goes ahead, saying the proposal sets a “dangerous precedent”. Last week it was revealed…
Mr AndersonRT @rasmus_kleis 'If this version of the code were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available in Australia' their Australian MD says.
The Financial Times
Anna Nicolaou and James Fontanella-Khan
– Jan 20, 9:00 PM
George Washington took out an advertisement in it to rent some of his land at Mount Vernon. Thomas Jefferson sued it for libel, and lost. Over the centuries, the Hartford Courant, the oldest continuously published newspaper in America, has seen off…
Mr AndersonRT @lionelbarber How a 'vulture capitalist' Alden Global Capital alighted on the blighted American newspaper industry - and the devastating results. Best way to cut costs and make money: get rid of the journalists!
American Press Institute
– Jan 21, 5:04 AM
A core goal of journalism is to lift up underheard voices. Sometimes, the best way to do that is to give those voices a stage and a microphone — and then get out of the way. That's what happened at the culmination of a yearlong effort…
Mr AndersonRT @AshleyAlvarado 'Taking the time to start a new beat with humility, and to show everyday people that you value their expertise, helps reporters build positive relationships and learn things they never would have thought to ask about.'
Much of the media we see online — whether from social media, news aggregators, or trending topics — is algorithmically selected and personalized. Content moderation addresses what should not appear on these platforms, such as…
Mr AndersonMT @digiphile 'We normally think of media pluralism as being about a diversity of sources, but it may be important to have a diversity of feeds as well.' Miss @googlereader. Feels far from a responsive WWW of RSS feeds & websites w/ a conversational layer
It was probably one of the most talked about news events in Central Europe, and perhaps the most closely watched media exits in 2020 in Europe. After interventions from an investor with close ties to Hungarian Prime minister Viktor Orbán…
Mr AndersonMT @davidtvrdon: The exit of the entire newsroom of the Hungarian outlet Index to start an independent news site @Telexhu was one of the biggest media shakeups in Europe last year. I talked to Veronika Munk, EIC, about how are things now and what's next.
John Newman is the type of person companies like Spotify want to get involved in podcasting. He has a niche interest — collecting sports playing cards — and is passionate and knowledgeable about the topic. When he went looking for a…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Podcasters say Anchor's sponsorship feature seems to be seriously lacking in sponsors, and they've received few, if any, ads beyond Anchor or Spotify itself (@ashleyrcarman / The Verge)
In 2014, after the largest newspaper in Slovakia was bought by an oligarch, a group of 50 journalists decided to launch Denník N. In 2018, they founded a second paper in the Czech Republic. Tomas Bella, Head of Digital, joined WAN-IFRA's…
Mr AndersonRT @orskov: One of the most encouraging stories in European journalism: How Slovakia's Denník N built a profitable business purely on reader revenue with 65,000 active subscribers in 6 years
Facebook has asked the Australian government to consider giving digital platforms a six-month grace period to make deals with news outlets to pay for content before hitting companies with the “big stick” of the news media bargaining…
Mr AndersonFacebook is asking for a six-month grace period to make the deals before being forced to pay by the Australian government.
This case study is also featured in WAN-IFRA's recent report on digital subscription marketing (free for WAN-IFRA Members). Click here to read the report. Anita Zielina, Director of Innovation and Leadership, Craig Newmark J-School/CUNY, USA, works…
Mr AndersonRT @Zielina: I shared my thoughts and some examples how COVID-19 impacts journalistic product innovation and drives user-centered product management with @NewspaperWorld