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.)
Facebook announces deal in Australia, and the deal is dissected by @jbenton . Mainstream media accused of monetising disinformation. Big tech payouts might not save journalism but maybe microbrews will. East Africa: Young audiences want quality content.
[Warning: Violent and gruesome metaphor ahead.] In The Usual Suspects (1995), there's a scene in which the true extent of ur -villain Keyser Söze's evil is clarified for the viewer. A gang of Hungarians has burst into Söze's home and…
Mr AndersonRT @pilhofer Good piece here by @jbenton, but I think it's entirely plausible to say FB backed down too. Not sure what clarification they got, but nothing in this godawful code mandates either platform carry news, only that they pay if they do.
Technology |Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia Continue reading the main story SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Monday that it had struck a deal with the Australian government that would allow users and publishers in…
Mr AndersonRT @JeremyLittau Facebook made its point. Yanking news offline was not great for Australian media. But as I said, what replaces the news on the platform isn't great either, and that was the case here. @sree said it well.
“Anti-Black racism is a national security threat.” Those were the simple, direct words of disinformation specialist Mutale Nkonde, CEO of AI for the People, on a listserv of journalists and academics recently. A group of us were in a…
Mr AndersonMT @rasmus_kleis - @farai writes. 'The mainstream political press monetized disinformation too. ... Racism sells - not only for the politicians who use it as a lure, but to media outlets [producing] the news'
PARISPARIS (Reuters) - French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority's orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over copyright, two sources who read the investigators'…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer A 93-page report from French antitrust investigators says Google breached government orders on how to negotiate with news publishers over copyright (@mathieurosemain / Reuters)
Mr AndersonRT @INN Thank you to @sarafischer at @axios for spreading the word about nonprofit news! We're proud that our membership grew a record 28% membership growth last year. Coming up this year: More resources to support the growth of the field.
One Man & His Blog
– Feb 23, 3:42 AM
Journalism, as a profession, seems to be deeply resistent to incorporating certain ideas into its practice. 15 years ago, when I first moved into editorial development, we talked endlessly about using the internet — then largely blogs and…
Mr AndersonRT @benwhitelaw: Today's @adders newsletter (via @MartinSFP) speaks to the batshit way we commission stories and has got my brain buzzing with ideas about how newsrooms can better explain editorial choices to their audiences
In 2019, the Graduate School of Media and Communications at The Aga Khan University (Kenya) in partnership with DW Akademie set up a Media Innovation Centre, led by Dr Njoki Chege. The project is fully funded by the German Development Bank (KfW).
Mr AndersonRT @AKUMediaFutures: Read @njokichege's interview with @benon_oluka from the @risj_oxford on the future of journalism in East Africa, the goals we've set for our hub, work done so far and future prospects. Get the full story here
Extra! Extra! Drink all about it! “Local news outlets that provide crucial public service by keeping citizens informed get financial boost from beer-drinking subscribers!” Buying this beer directly benefits Block Club Chicago, Chicago…
Mr AndersonMT @ckrewson Cool: Running a local news site. Next level cool: Striking a deal with a local brewer, & the proceeds of the news-themed beer get shared w/ a couple other rad sites. @LIONPubs members @BlockClubCHI and the @chicagoreader are next level cool.
This week, Australia will put the finishing touches on a plan to force Google and Facebook to pay millions of dollars to local news publishers in exchange for featuring their content on their powerful platforms. Many in the news industry are…
Mr AndersonMT @freepress: 'Turning every instance of link sharing into a govt-mandated monetary transaction wld forever alter the fundamental openness of the internet. We need to invest in new journalism-not entrenched corporate power & gatekeeping.' By @TimKarr
Media Voices Podcast
– Feb 21, 11:00 PM
This week Megan Lucero, director of the Bureau Local at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, provides us with a look at the present and future of local journalism. From the trials of finding resources to the project mentality behind some…
Mr AndersonRT @benwhitelaw: The important, ongoing work of the @bureaulocal team to knit together disparate parts of the UK local news ecosystem with the aim of creating shared sustainability infrastructure is a ray of hope to me right now.