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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 Financial Times
Alex Barker in London
– Feb 22, 5:00 AM
Microsoft has joined forces with Europe's publishers to deepen the troubles of Google and Facebook, launching a project to develop an Australian-style arbitration system for the EU that would force Big Tech to pay for news. The move by the…
Mr AndersonMT @orskov: Big stuff. In a joint statement, European news publishers and Microsoft call for an Australian-style arbitration mechanism in Europe to ensure that tech gatekeepers remunerate news publishers fairly for use of their content #dkpol #dkmedier
MIT Technology Review
– Feb 20, 10:00 AM
What else can be done to push billions of dollars back into journalism? Australia's approach is now being considered by lawmakers and regulators in multiple other governments. Reuters reports that Canadian heritage minister Steven Guilbeault said…
Mr AndersonMT @tariqkrim: in 2005 we created RSS readers to allow the press to have a direct connection to their users. Instead of investing in that direct relation, they decided to build BS iPad projects and allowed themselves to be disintermediated through socmed
The Washington Post
– Feb 21, 8:43 AM
Mahatma Gandhi didn't actually say “Be the change you want to see in the world,” but if he had, he probably wouldn't have been thinking of a sports website that would publish an interview with a competitive vegetable gardener or…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Defector, the employee-owned site that began after a staff walkout at Deadspin, is doing surprisingly well and is financially self-sustaining six months in (@sulliview / Washington Post)
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– Jan 29, 3:11 PM
S everal months ago, I was part of a gathering for solutions journalists from around the world. The term “solutions journalism” sounds positive, but this form of media isn't focused on feel-good stories or “puff” pieces.
Mr AndersonRT @xhgMattia: 'But many outlets don't have nearly as clear a grasp on the why of their audience: 'Why does our audience think we matter?' And underlying that: 'What do our readers need from journalism? In what ways do they rely on us to meet that need?'
The media ecosystem is constantly evolving to embrace new forms of content, platforms, distribution, and technology. Social platforms, user-generated content, and streaming services all play a part in transforming the consumer relationship. As a…
Mr Anderson'Interestingly, almost one-third (32%) of this audience changed their mind about canceling a service after being offered an incentive.' A treasure trove of data about streaming services strategy.
Sifted, the FT-backed news website covering the world of European start-ups, has launched moved to a paywall after two years to generate a “deeper attachment” with its readers and more stable income. The site launched at the end of…