Medium :: Would we be able to become a valuable publication? Would our crowdfunding members like the way we executed the idea in which they had invested? Or would we go down in history as merely a crowdfunding success?
ReadWrite :: Selfie is a terrible name for a sitcom. On that, plenty of people on the Internet agree. But, like the show itself, it could be worse.
ABC Online :: Former host of Landline and ABC TV weekend newsreader in Qld, Anne Kruger is currently teaching journalism in Hong Kong.
Poynter :: On Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship evening newscast dedicated 15-and-a-half minutes to a single jaw-dropping story. It is the story of a horror that a woman said she witnessed 58 years ago and spent decades trying to get someone to care.
Nieman Lab :: Capital New York give us a look at The New York Times’ native advertising business in a profile of Meredith Kopit Levien, its executive vice president for advertising, and it appears to be growing.
Independent :: Writers and comedians have hailed a new European law being introduced to make it easier for comedians to use clips of films, TV shows and music in a humorous way, as “brilliant”. Currently anyone using copyrighted material without permission risks being sued.
Nieman Lab :: The Guardian has a new setup for its liveblogs that aims to fix some of their eternal problems — chief among them that they’re great for in-the-moment following along, but cryptic and unnavigable after the fact.
WAN-IFRA : In this interview, Amelia Loewensohn asks Becquet about the kit, mobile journalism and the implementation of digital tools in the newsroom.
Broadcasting Cable :: Programmatic buying will account for $21 billion worth of spending on digital media in 2014, up 52% from last year, according to a new forecast from Magna Global.
Recode :: Users have been posting photos from the pro-democracy demonstrations.
AP :: Claim on Iranian broadcasting companys website describes local attempt to steal artistic, historic and cultural documents.
New York Times :: Magazine Media 360, the new system being introduced by an industry group on Monday, will capture audience engagement with print and digital editions, as well as with video and social media.
Guardian :: Analysts are confident that the publisher of the Daily Mirror could absorb more compensation payments.
Independent :: He might be the host and founder of the most-watched online news show in the world but Cenk Uygur certainly enjoys making enemies.
Beet.TV :: With its recent acquisition of LiveRail, an enterprise software company that manages programmatic video ad sales for publishers, Facebook is embracing a big opportunity to service publishers.
Rapid TV News :: Consumer preferences are leaning towards richer, more engaging ad formats, as brands continue to deploy interactive ad units as part of an overall digital marketing strategy.
Quartz :: Corporations are tempted to take over journalism with increasingly better content. For the profession, this carries both dangers and hopes for new revenue streams.
FactTank :: After years of grim news for the news industry marked by seemingly endless rounds of staff cutbacks, it’s not unusual for those thinking about a career in journalism or veterans trying to find a new job to look at options in related fields. One field outpacing journalism both in sheer numbers and in salary growth is public relations.
Guardian :: The rule two years ago was simple: transition to the web or die. But now it seems newsprint will be at least part of the future
Guardian :: Almost 1,000 new homes will be built on the site, but corporation will continue to use studios there.
New York Times :: An international delegation representing two leading press-freedom advocacy groups left Saturday for a weeklong visit to Turkey, where they plan to talk with Turkish officials, possibly including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Reuters :: Russia's lower house of parliament passed a law on Friday aimed at limiting foreign ownership of Russian media holdings to 20 percent, in a move critics say will reinforce the dominance of Kremlin-backed media.
GigaOM :: Most traditional media outlets are used to thinking of journalism or news as something they create and then distribute to a waiting audience — but seeing it as a product or service instead can change the way you think about your job in some fundamental ways
Forbes :: While Shelton’s social media reach doesn’t compete with the likes of Taylor Swift or Bruno Mars, his saavy use of the medium, especially Twitter, separates him from his peers.
In the real world people still torture and kill each other, all that’s changed is that they post it online
Guardian :: Who saw it coming – a future that reanimated a dystopian past?
Guardian :: At the end of a week of much media hysteria about terrorism, the Senate passed arguably the most significant restraints on press freedom in this country outside of wartime.
Buzzfeed :: While many Times reporters were early and influential adopters of the social network, the company has struggled getting all of its staffers on board with “new media,” as the company’s much-discussed innovation report revealed. The report noted numerous discrepancies with regard to the paper’s social strategies:
Guardian :: Twitter is set to roll out a new targeted advertising scheme which monitors film-related tweets and sends users adverts according to their tastes.
AdWeek :: Yahoo! is under pressure to merge with AOL as an activist Wall Street fund pushed today for big changes at the Internet advertising giant. The hedge fund, Starboard, wrote a letter to Yahoo!'s board with a list of demands to reinvigorate the business.
Who's offering alternatives to war on the Sunday morning news shows? - They're selling us another war on television
Huffington Post :: As a Washington media strategist, people ask me, "Who's offering alternatives to war on the Sunday morning news shows?"
Digiday :: How does a brand like Time.com approach platform publishing? Cautiously.
Terror laws clear Senate, enabling entire Australian web to be monitored and whistleblowers to be jailed
Sydney Morning Herald :: Australia's spy agency could soon have the power to monitor the entire Australian internet after new anti-terrorism laws passed the Senate on Thursday night.
mUmBRELLA :: The union representing journalists has denounced proposed laws giving more powers to security agencies, but which allow journalists to be jailed for up to ten years, as an outrageous attack on press freedom in Australia.
WAN-IFRA :: The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is restructuring and expanding its journalism and media innovation staff in a bid to encourage the use and innovation of digital journalism tools in newsrooms.
Tech in Asia :: 10-second video app Miaopai has secured US$50 million in series C funding, according to Sina Tech. The investment for the Chinese Vine-like app comes from KPCB, Sina (NASDAQ:SINA), Redpoint Ventures, Ren Quan Ventures, and StarVC.
Abstract :: his essay analyses The Atavist and Long Play as examples of long - form nonfiction publications, and offers results from a small international survey of long - form publishers. The findings suggest that digital online environment provides narrative journalism with new possibilities.
Ann Arbor Independent :: Even the media capital of the world, New York, has fewer high schools publishing student newspapers.
Guardian :: Somali pirates who abducted a journalist and held him for ransom claim they were paid a $1.6m (£1m) to release him.
Pew Research :: Many of these digital organizations emphasize the importance of social media in storytelling and engaging their audiences. As journalists gather for the annual Online News Association conference, here are answers to five questions about social media and the news.
Nieman Lab :: There are plenty of reasons for it not to happen. But news nonprofits could end up being vehicles for civic-minded locals to take over dailies as they continue to drop in value.
WAN-IFRA :: Just in time for the inaugural World Printers Forum conference, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has released a new report on newsprint waste management.
Committee to Protect Journalists :: With journalists around the world being killed, kidnapped, and murdered in record numbers why is the Committee to Protect Journalists launching a campaign targeting U.S. government policies?
WAN-IFRA :: Jessica Sparks analyses the data and the trends marked out in the #OscarPistorius social media story.
RJI Online :: While spending several years as a freelance graphic journalist, I watched the recurring trials and tribulations of editors wanting to bring innovation to their respective publications, whether it was through an animated segment or a piece of graphic journalism.
TechCrunch :: The company is expanding on its Twitter functionality with the introduction of a new hashtag, #AmazonWishList, which – as you can guess – will post a tweeted product to your Amazon Wish List.
Guardian :: Guardian investigation reveals subterfuge used by social media arm of Islamic State to hijack topics to spread jihadi views.
New York Times :: The answer is Dataminr, a software tool aimed specifically at analyzing billions of Twitter postings for patterns that could indicate breaking news.
Digiday :: Like the rest of BuzzFeed, the video department has centered the majority of its content around a cheerful, upbeat tone. That ethos, alongside a fairly unrestricted workplace, has helped BuzzFeed become one of the fastest-growing digital video publishers.
ivoh :: Some journalists cringe when they hear the term “positive stories” because it seems to go against what they’ve learned: to question authority, investigate wrongdoings, and shine a light on corruption. Wood explains, however, that positive stories don’t have to be fluffy, happy-go-lucky stories that lack depth.
Variety :: With the new fall television season underway, Twitter is stressing to networks that the castmembers of their shows are far more powerful as a marketing tool on social media than the feeds devoted to each individual series.
The Verge :: Google's got support from "hundreds" of publishers covering news, sports, business, entertainment, and other topics, and you can also add in RSS feeds for any blogs or sites that don't yet have a dedicated Newsstand page.
Independent :: The scene of countless moments that are hard-wired into the nation's heart is about to be handed over to developers.
Tuomas Kilpi: educational publishing in Finland and the transition from print to digital learning environments
Publishing Perspectives :: Tuomas Kilpi of Finn Lectura talks about educational publishing in Finland and the transition from print to digital learning environments.
Social media and the referendum: There have been millions of posts, but have they actually changed people's minds?
The Drum :: The power of social to engage grassroots activists is nothing new – a cutting-edge digital operation was widely seen as a factor in Barack Obama’s 2008 election victory. But I think there’s an important distinction between activating existing supporters and changing the minds of the other side.
Publishing Perspectives :: Amazon Kindle is now a 'proud sponsor' of Downton Abbey. And it suits, as the show's story arc reflects the current dynamic in the publishing business.
Ousted editors, newsroom revolts, and government subsidies — welcome to French journalism’s battle for survival
Nieman Lab :: Ousted editors, newsroom revolts, and government subsidies — welcome to French journalism’s battle for survival.
Buzzfeed :: AT&T’s deal to buy Fullscreen is the latest in big media companies snapping up YouTube networks.
Bjarne Tormodsgard, chief editor of Norway's Hallingdølen: 'Our goal was to stop the decline in circulation'
WAN-IFRA :: Hallingdølen has an overall staff of 40, 15 of whom work in editorial with 10 being journalists. The paper is published three times a week and has a print run of 9,320 copies.
Digiday :: The old line that "If it bleeds, it leads" might have helped publishers sell newspapers, but it's not making it easier for them to grow their digital audiences.
Poynter :: Screenshot from a video about Gannett’s experiment with virtual reality journalism in the Des Moines Register’s story Harvest of Change.
WTSP 10 News :: In this pre-Advanced Placement English class, students share their thoughts in person and online via Twitter, a social media site where people post their thoughts in 140 characters or less.
Guardian :: All eight state-based 7.30 shows, plus 10 specialist Radio National programs among programming targeted for cost-savings ahead of Coalition review
Huffington Post :: A CNN executive said Sunday that the network won't be showing the latest video released by the Islamic State, which appears to show British journalist James Cantlie speaking in captivity.
BBC's Lyse Doucet on the human cost of the Syria and Gaza conflicts, and the dangers facing reporters
Guardian :: The BBC’s chief international correspondent on the human cost of the Syria and Gaza conflicts, and the dangers facing reporters.
Guardian :: There are many reasons for the EU to much more robustly police Google, but newspaper websites’ troubles aren’t among them.
American Press Institute :: Before charging for digital content, doing research seems like good business. It can help publishers learn how particular audiences will react to a transition from free content to paying for content. But a recent study shows that rarely do publishers report doing audience research before making the transition to a paywall.
Nieman Lab :: As iPhone users frantically delete apps and photos from their phones to make space for the iOS 8 update, many news organizations are also taking advantage of Apple’s new mobile operating system to release new or updated apps that take advantage of its new features.
Guardian :: OSCE representative condemns growing violence against journalists as cameraman is assaulted and equipment smashed.
Current.org :: Station managers who worry they can’t afford to do news and public affairs have only to look at Lakeland Public Television in Bemidji, Minn., for inspiration. Since 1998, the station has produced a full half-hour weeknight news program. It currently operates on a yearly budget of just $375,000 to $400,000.
here & now :: Josh Rushing is a former Marine-turned-journalist who served in Iraq, and he just returned from a reporting trip to the front lines of fighting against the extremist group, ISIS, in northern Iraq.
New York Times :: Having spent most of his youth as a drug addict in one of the poorest neighborhoods of Turkey’s capital, Can did not think he had much to lose when he was smuggled into Syria with 10 of his childhood friends to join the world’s most extreme jihadist group.
Beet.TV :: Yahoo has been involved in branded content for many years, but its strategy has evolved in recent months to become more tailored and also tumblr-centric, says Patrick Albano, VP and Head of Advertising Solutions at Yahoo EMEA.
Cision :: John Crowley, digital editor, EMEA at WSJ.com, was a panelist at the ‘immersive storytelling and production’ session at Journalism.co.uk’s News:rewired conference held on 20 February in London. Cision caught up with John after the discussion to find out what role PRs can play in helping make content interactive.
Twitter :: Every day, politicians and government officials all over the world use Twitter to connect with constituents in creative ways that enrich public discourse.
New York Post :: In a groundbreaking court ruling, a Staten Island man got permission to use Facebook to serve his ex-wife legal notice that he doesn’t want to pay any more child support.
Rapid TV News :: Broadcaster and media juggernaut Hearst Corp is investing in its mobile and online distribution strategies with the formation of a new Silicon Valley digital product development group.
Press Gazette :: Daily Telegraph journalists have told how they and colleagues from the Daily Mail and Daily Express were "barred" from Alex Salmond's first press conference after the Scottish independence referendum.
New York Times :: Turkey’s president and his supporters have been denouncing The New York Times and one of its Istanbul correspondents with growing furor for the past three days, reacting to an article and photograph about the recruitment of fighters in Turkey by the Islamic State
The Wrap :: YouTube will invest in original content by some of its most popular stars, giving top video creators an even bigger bump in the online space.
AdAge :: Time Inc. wants the ability to outsource nearly 200 editorial jobs overseas, according to the Newspaper Guild of New York, which has been locked in an 18-month-long contract negotiation with the nation's largest magazine publisher.
Freemedia :: Journalists were accompanying health officials informing residents on safety measures to prevent further spread of the virus disease.
Huffington Post :: With the horrific killings of American freelance journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State militant group in recent weeks, news organizations are faced with the difficult task of re-evaluating their relationship with freelancers and the high-risk work that they do.
Tech in Asia :: The partnership shows a step in the right direction away from the status quo of directly translating content without permission or attribution.
Digiday :: The Economist Group joins The FT in announcing ways to buy ads based on time spent and attention, but what's behind these moves?
Digiday :: While the direct-to-consumer model is appealing, HBO will also have to grapple with plenty of challenges if it opted to bypass the cable companies. Here are the pros and cons facing HBO as it decides whether to cut the cord.
Guardian :: Communications minister does not deny Coalition is considering cutting an additional $100m from ABCs funding.
WAN-IFRA :: To grow their mobile business, publishers need beautiful apps and good data – but above all they need a reliable way to follow each user along his/her daily digital journey.
WAN-IFRA :: To grow their mobile business, publishers need beautiful apps and good data – but above all they need a reliable way to follow each user along his/her daily digital journey.
WAN-IFRA :: Alison Gow is a journalist and blogger who has worked in the UK regional press for more than 20 years. As former editor of Wales on Sunday and the Daily Post, and now Editor of Digital Innovation at Trinity Mirror Regionals, she has led the charge in developing online journalism and innovative ways to tell stories in newsrooms.
Buzzfeed :: “We are looking at any conversation, any interaction, we might find worrying or would want to keep a closer eye on.” Sheera Frenkel reports from Jerusalem and Maged Atef from Cairo for BuzzFeed News.
MediaPost :: "Parade" magazine, one of the oldest and largest-circulation magazines in America, has been sold to Athlon Media Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
BBC Academy :: By delivering fast, accurate breaking news on Twitter, encouraging debate and discourse on Facebook and providing in-depth analysis for Google+, the BBC’s social news team serves an audience of millions.
Guardian :: Users on unofficial sites had to pay premiums for health insurance cards, passports and birth certificates.
When I started to curate the news to post single pieces of content or #liquidnews via my Twitter account @stkonrath I recognized how much of the information of the web is copy paste and I tried to follow the path to their original sources. I never stick to one news site. The Liquid Newsroom delivers the news related to journalism and media from any source, which might have something interesting to contribute.
But if I do not have a favorite news site to which I surf regularely, why should news be located on ONE site or platform alone? Can a news service exist without having a factual place for the news piece itself?It was scary, believe me. It sounded like a huge contradiction to what I did over the years. Pushing traffic to a site, to drive the business side of news.
Didn't we learn that we find news on TV, broadcasted via radio or you can read it in the papers, print and online? But what if that's no longer the case? - So it became a habit to test how a news world would behave without a fixed channel to host the news for me.
The Liquid Newsroom, which is a technical platform, found its mission: explore new ways to utilize news, neglect the channel, and also the format; publish news in a way which adjusts to each channel's needs, but focus on the message and the impact it has, when it reaches an audience.
A fascinating thing happened: I received feedback from the same person on different channels, sometimes minutes after pushing content to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. The "Leitmedium" (newspaper of record), the platform for discourse was no longer print. It was not even located on ONE channel, it was just happening somewhere inbetween.
If "Leitmedium" is the place where societal dialogue takes place, than I have to admit, that - based on my daily reality when I curate news - the new Leitmedium is independent from available channels, independent from form factors, it's the space where the reactions to the message itself happens. It's anywhere. It can take shape in multiple ways. It's ubiquitous.
That's why the Liquid Newsroom stores reaction, structure, behavioral patterns (of how news travels, how fast it is, how long it takes, the best route to spread news, and about information demand).
Digiday :: While publishers are producing and running sponsored content in greater numbers, one thing they haven’t figured out is how to effectively label their output.
Digiday :: Paying to promote editorial stories may still be a taboo among publishers, but Intel's paid strategy has doubled traffic to its tech blog.
The Wrap :: The Tribune Publishing Company has partnered with marketing content creator Contend in order to increase engagement with readers across all platforms.
Folio Mag :: The dust is still settling on a major overhaul of IDG's U.S. portfolio—a collection of consumer and B2B brands, a burgeoning ad network, more than 100 events and a nascent video unit, chief among its holdings—but its new top exec, Peter Longo, says the company is now better positioned to take advantage of its strengths.
Wired :: On Tuesday, Y Combinator president Sam Altman announced that the Mountain View-based accelerator is launching a free online course on how to start a startup, which will feature lessons from the likes of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, big-name venture-capitalist Marc Andreessen, and Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham himself.
Poynter :: Plagiarism is a serious charge. If true, it has the potential to upend a career and mar a journalist’s reputation for life. And yet, in today’s world of aggregated news, plagiarism is an imprecise word that stands for a spectrum of offenses related to unoriginal work.
AdWeek :: Usually writers and editors depend on their wealth of knowledge and instincts when it comes to picking what to write about. InboundWriter, however, believes that the fine art of story selection can be made more accurate with its special algorithms that mine social media data and other Web traffic analytics.
Forbes :: Twitter and Facebook have become a favorite repository for complaints against the travel industry. Usually, however, the complaints and comments go unnoticed.