2015/07/04

BBC should not be impartial on Isis, says Chris Grayling

Guardian :: On Wednesday the director general of the BBC, Tony Hall, rejected demands from a cross-party group of 120 MPs including Boris Johnson and Alex Salmond to use the term Daesh in its coverage, arguing that it would breach the organisation’s commitment to impartiality.

Read Frances Perraudin, www.theguardian.com

Julian Assange denies making asylum request that was refused by France

Guardian :: The WikiLeaks founder has also revealed the existence of a child, who is French, he has not seen for five years.

Read Staff, Australian Associated Press, www.theguardian.com

Victory' has an exciting new meaning after Hockey's Fairfax defamation win

Guardian :: An outcome in which the plaintiff loses three-quarters of his case and could come out behind on the money? That’s not a great ‘win’ for Joe Hockey.

Read Richard Ackland, www.theguardian.com

How Guardian's inhouse analytic tool Ophan came to be, and what role it plays in its data-driven newsroom

Venture Beat :: The Guardian's digital team discuss Ophan, its in-house real-time analytics tool.

Read Paul Sawers, venturebeat.com

2015/07/03

Business.com CEO on how data is transforming publishing

AdAge :: Tony Uphoff says publishers have to get serious about data and algorithms.

Read Kate Maddox, adage.com

Hollywood's fatal attraction to TV: why studios are turning to the small screen

Guardian :: Paramount is the latest major studio to reboot its movies as TV series, with the likes of American Gigolo and Shutter Island to get the treatment along with Fatal Attraction.

Read Andrew Pulver, www.theguardian.com

How The New York Times finds new subscribers on Facebook

Digiday :: Publishers have a lot of tools to bring readers back to their site. But often those visitors amount to little more than drive-by traffic, especially if they come from social media.

Read Lucia Moses, digiday.com

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