Beet.TV :: In 2014, TV began learning the targeting tricks that digital media have deployed for years. In 2015, those techniques will kick in to high gear, says one ad agency exec.
Press Gazette :: Paying public officials for stories was an "open secret" throughout the newsroom at The Sun, a court heard today.
Rebekah Brooks lawyer: Prosecution 'fuelled by vitriol from outside the court door' risked 'miscarriage of justice'
Press Gazette :: Vitriolic media coverage which portrayed Rebekah Brooks as a “figure of hate” made it impossible for her to receive a fair trial, her lawyer Angus McBride has alleged.
Monday Notes :: From valuations to management cultures, the gap between legacy media companies and digital natives ones seems to widen. The chart below maps the issues and shows where efforts should focus.
MalayMailOnline :: The Home Ministry is working with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to set up a firewall on websites, including YouTube, to ensure content which does not adhere to guidelines set by the Film Censorship Board is not viewed by Malaysians.
INMA :: Several years into its debut, Gannett Imaging and Ad Design Center found its revenue opportunity in non-Gannett media company ad production. Persistence, patience, and flexibility finally (and literally) paid off.
The Newspaper Works :: Fairfax Media is offering subscribers to its Sydney and Melbourne mastheads free access to The New York Times website and mobile apps, as part of a collaboration between the publishers.
Digiday :: The vast majority of Newsy viewers have no idea what the company is -- a fact the video publisher intends to amend in the near future.
Digiday :: Platforms from Google to Foursquare are flirting with creating their own editorial content. But are they in it for the long haul?
WAN-IFRA :: News publications like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and newcomers like Buzzfeed are embracing native advertising. How do news publishers toe the line between 'church and state'?
Guardian :: Channel 4’s Alex Thomson filmed Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and shared the short videos on Twitter.
mUmBRELLA :: The international head of Buzzfeed says the recent international media controversy around Uber demonstrates that the social viral content website can deliver hard news and break global stories.
Quartz :: So, about that $100,000 fee that ousted New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson and her old boss Steven Brill plan to pay writers for articles at their digital journalism startup.
Guardian :: Britain’s regional media chains are responding differently to the online challenge. One of them is still paying staff bonuses.
Affluent readers but a socially involved news agenda: Poverty is a hard sell for newspapers flogging braised endives
Guardian :: Leftwing papers have to strike an uneasy balance between the lure of aspirational advertising and their mission to report.
The Courier Journal :: CJ engagement editor Eric Burse is a Louisville native that has returned to his hometown as a multifaceted journalist specializing in multimedia content. Burse hopes to be an integral part of providing the best local digital content readers.
Guardian :: Labor leader says $300m cuts would rip at the heart of national institutions and cause the loss of jobs and local content.
Reuters :: Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Thursday he was considering pardoning two of the three Al Jazeera journalists jailed in his country.
New York Times :: Ms. Abramson, a former executive editor of The New York Times, and the journalist Steven Brill are said to be in talks with Arianna Huffington.
Poynter :: Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster says ABC News plans a piece that “mischaracterizes our efforts to prevent free classified ads for recalled sale items by craigslist users, and falsely accuses us of not cooperating with the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”
Digiday :: Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw famously characterized England and America as "two countries separated by a common language." Nowhere is that clearer than in the expansion of a number of leading U.S. publications to the U.K.
mUmBRELLA :: The editor of new online publication The Mandarin has argued at a forum in Sydney that allowing journalists to write branded content is a “massive mistake”, which runs the risk of undermining reader confidence in publications and mastheads across various segments.
mUmBRELLA :: Publishers have been warned that constantly cutting budgets could damage the quality of their titles and ultimately see advertising revenues sink even quicker.
The ‘social URL’: For BuzzFeed, Google isn’t a focus. It has engineered itself almost entirely for social sharing
Digiday :: In its never-ending quest to make its content more sharable, the viral publisher is putting a new spin on the lowly URL.
Appeal Court rules that anonymity for children in criminal cases should not extend beyond 18th birthday
Press Gazette :: The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid to give young people caught up in legal proceedings, including victims and witnesses, lifelong anonymity.
Wall Street Journal :: New Media Investment Group Inc. said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to buy all of the newspapers owned by the Halifax Media Group for $280 million in a sign of further consolidation and retrenchment in the struggling newspaper business.
The Media Briefing :: Presentations from the Guardian and News UK at the Media Research Group conference in Berlin highlighted just how complex measuring what a newspaper does in the digital age has become.
Press Gazette :: Future Publishing cut its total staff number from 980 to 577 in the year to September. The US and UK-based company's results show its revenues fell from £82.6m in 2013 to £66m.
Press Gazette :: TeamRock, which publishes Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog, has this month introduced paid-for content to its website.
Guardian :: WaPo app will be pushed to all Amazon-branded tablets for free trial period before charging $1 a month for next six months.
Guardian :: A Libyan newspaper editor has been sentenced to five years in jail for allegedly defaming public officials, reports Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Huffington Post :: The parents of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste, who is serving a seven-year sentence in Egypt for what have been widely denounced as false charges, appealed to Egypt’s president on Friday to send their son home before Christmas.
Press Gazette :: Jules Mattsson is one of six members of the NUJ to launch a legal challenge against the Metropolitan Police after finding that it keeps surveillance files on them in a database of Domestic Extremism.
Tesco hides newspaper covers to stop children seeing ‘sexualised pictures’ after pressury by campaign group
Guardian :: Supermarket to only show names and logos on stands after pressure by campaign groups No More Page 3 and Child Eyes.
AdAge :: Aereo was introduced in 2012 as an attempt to blow up the TV industry, or at least the traditional pay-TV package. But on Friday, the service, which allowed users stream and record broadcast TV sans a cable or satellite subscription, filed for bankruptcy protection.
Wall Street Journal :: Barnes & Noble is diversifying into gifts like popcorn makers and turntables for the holidays, part of a new merchandising strategy as it tries to reverse declines in store traffic and prepares to split up.
Journalism.co.uk :: For this week's podcast we collect some expert advice for freelance journalists to mark National Freelance Day
What’s the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out
Nieman Lab :: BuzzFeed offers Ishmael the opportunity to explore an area she’s never taken on directly — general news.
New York Times :: Amid heavy security, Gao Yu, a journalist accused of stealing state secrets, went on trial in Beijing on Friday in a closely watched case analysts said was aimed at silencing a voice that gave the world rare glimpses into internal Communist Party politics.
Poynter :: Jennifer Fowler watched news as it flowed out of Ferguson, Missouri, in August. She felt scared. She wanted to know what was real. And she wanted to tell the story herself.
AdWeek :: With the content marketing and native advertising scene getting increasingly crowded with tech players such as Outbrain, Sharethrough and Nativo, just to name a few, OneSpot thinks it's found an edge on those competitors.
FOX Detroit :: Hundreds, maybe thousands, of reporters have converged on the St. Louis suburb to feed the news beast.
Guardian :: Pilot launch of new daily tabloid, from the same stable as the Sunday Herald, will cost 50p and have print run of 50,000.
Journalism.co.uk :: We all know Kickstarter, but what are some of the specialised platforms out there that could help journalists fund their projects?
Branding Magazine :: The Post, one of the oldest daily newspapers in the United States, has been in the market since 1801, but just last year it had a digital relaunch. The actual advertisement campaign is the newest in more than ten years.
AdAge :: People Will Pay $1-$3 Per Month, With a Cut to Participating Sites Like Mashable.
Re|Code :: The biggest change for some of you, however, will be that we have decided to remove the commenting function from the site.
Public officials and flaks who stonewall reporters, beware: Your face might be the next added to this website
Poynter :: Public officials and flaks who stonewall reporters, beware: Your face might be the next added to this website.
MIT Technology Review :: Twitter data mining reveals surprising detail about socioeconomic indicators but at a fraction of the cost of traditional data-gathering methods, say computational sociologists.
New York Times :: It is the first formal collaboration between the newspaper and Amazon since Mr. Bezos, the online giant’s founder, bought The Post for $250 million last year.
The Media Briefing :: TheMediaBriefing talks to the presidents of The Economist and Quartz about what makes a good media business now, how to ensure you're able to adapt to change, and what a strong media business of the future looks like.
Nieman Lab :: How news sites think about social platforms changes with time. Five or six years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see the bottom of a blog post chicken-pocked with a gazillion tiny icons representing social networks familiar and seemingly imaginary.
AdAge :: Facebook won't be presenting at next year's Digital Content NewFronts after all. The social network had been in initial talks with the Interactive Advertising Bureau, which manages the NewFronts, to get involved with the digital-video industry's premier event but has decided otherwise.
Guardian :: Ruling means WikiLeaks founder still faces extradition to Sweden if he leaves Ecuador embassy in London.
AdAge :: Uber General Manager Chris Nakutis decried PR this summer as a waste of money, at least as far his prior startup went. But as Uber showed spectacularly again this week, almost every growing company will need communications professionals eventually.
PressGazette :: Mail Online hit a new daily global traffic record of 12.1m daily unique browsers in October, according to ABC.
Jennifer Preston on leaving The New York Times, joining the Knight Foundation, and spurring innovation in newsrooms
Nieman Lab :: “I think most media companies large and small have embraced change. So it’s not as if we’re all starting in the smoke-filled press room.”
Kensho real-time statistical computing: CNBC's analytics putting daily financial news into historical context
New York Times :: Boxes of financial statistics are appearing as NBCUniversal News Group announces a strategic investment in Kensho that includes a larger agreement specifically with CNBC.
Poynter :: Reuters media critic Jack Shafer tells Poynter Reuters let him go. “I’m fine,” Shafer told Poynter. “My philosophy is that the job belongs to the employer,” he said. “When they want to do something else with the money, that’s their prerogative.”
mUmBRELLA :: Fairfax Media is turning to a subscriptions business as the media company looks to new revenue models following the decline in the print industry which has seen print publication circulation tumble, taking with it print advertising revenue.
Tech in Asia :: China's internet was once known for carbon-copying popular services in other countries. But recently a Chinese government official said it has moved beyond that, and he's right.
mUmBRELLA :: Publications on a tablet struggle to create a reading or viewing habit with readers due to it often being a weekly or monthly cycle of new content, ABC’s director of innovation Angela Clark has said.
eMarketer :: Digital video viewers in the UK, while still heavy consumers of short-form, YouTube-like content, are more predisposed to watching long-form, TV-like content online than their US cousins. Long-form ads, it seems, are porting to the digital realm as well.
eMarketer :: Do Canadian marketers understand programmatic? Many say they don't - and it's holding back spending. Other concerns include whether the content they would be advertising against was really premium.
Guardian :: Sajid Javid tells backbench Tory MP that issue of corporation’s funding model will be part of charter renewal post-2015.
Network news coverage of the Ebola virus abruptly and dramatically fell off following the midterm elections
Huffington Post :: Network news coverage of the Ebola virus abruptly and dramatically fell off following the midterm elections earlier this month, according to a new study by Media Matters.
Poynter :: New podcasting initiatives, including “Serial”, “StartUp” and “Radiotopia” have lately attracted a lot of attention from reporters and investors. But with all this new audio being gathered and posted to the Web, how can journalists and their audiences parse it?
War journalists, targeted, silenced: Tina Carr warns of worst-ever conditions for freelance journalists
Guardian :: Freelance journalists are “being targeted and silenced more than ever” in warzones, according to the director of the organisation responsible for the Rory Peck awards, which celebrate their work.
AdAge :: Cond Nast, the publisher of brands such as Vogue and Style.com, has agreed to GroupM's demand to pay only for online ads that are entirely viewable by consumers, a tougher standard than the industry has been pushing.
How can we learn from what works online and on mobile to create journalism that’s deeply engaging and responsive to our communities’ needs?
Medium :: In an ideal world, journalism would have helped reveal the underlying faultlines in Ferguson before they had split wide open. But local journalism all over the country is in a moribund state
So as long as journalist are interested and willing to print half truths as facts... Yes we should question the source.— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) November 19, 2014
CBS Local :: It’s not every day that a TV station’s general manager has to sign an expense report for $600 in pot, but this is California, and this is 2014, and this is a serious consumer story.
Guardian :: Malcolm Turnbull says the Coalition’s budget cuts to the public broadcasters should not affect what Australians see and hear.
WAN-IFRA :: NYT Licensing & Syndication VP, Alice Ting, explains this was remarkable turnaround was largely achieved by generating the NYT's brand extension. “We wanted to think more than just about our content. We own our logo, our trademark, but we also want to leverage our assets into brand extensions.”
Guardian :: Nick Xenophon to introduce bill to strengthen public broadcaster’s charter as TV production in SA and state editions of 7.30 hang in the balance.
Mobile Media Memo :: Imagine you can get the nugget of a 2-minute video in a 24-second clip, or 80% of the value in 20% of the time
Wired :: Originally, Twitter built its search engine to provide quick access to what people are tweeting right now—not to what they’ve tweeted in the past—and that meant removing every tweet from its search index after a week or so. But Burstein also knew this wasn’t ideal.
Journalism.co.uk :: How can you get your foot in the door when you're competing with thousands of others, and what should you do once you're in?
Nieman Lab :: The newspaper partnered with the Solutions Journalism Network to launch Education Lab, which aims to get beyond the problems to potential ways to fix them.
AP :: A Thai Web radio host was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday, in the first verdict by a military court in cases involving alleged defamation of the country's monarchy.
New York Times :: Mr. Sharpton’s influence and visibility have reached new heights this year, fueled by his close relationships with the mayor and the president.
WAN-IFRA :: When a Norwegian newspaper found an answer so simple everyone had overlooked it.
Digiday :: HuffPost Live is not necessarily about live streaming: It's about cheaply producing 400 clips a week to distribute and sell to advertisers.
TechCrunch :: This afternoon an industry source confirmed for me that Facebook is indeed piloting ‘Facebook at Work’ a product aimed at enterprise collaboration and the source told me such a product will be rolled out in a few months.
Bits :: On Monday evening, BuzzFeed News reported that an Uber executive detailed a plan to “hire four top opposition researchers and four journalists” to act as a sort of defense against what he saw as a wave of recent antagonistic press coverage.
CFO :: Harker, 49, is no stranger to business transformation. Before coming to Gannett in July 2012, she was CFO at AES, where she oversaw a restructuring of the power company’s capital structure and financial reporting.
Nieman Lab :: In a recent long New York magazine interview with Jon Stewart, the Daily Show host made an offhand reference to a man named Conrad Murray, whom many likely recognized as the doctor who was convicted of manslaughter for prescribing the pills to Michael Jackson that eventually led to the singer’s death.
HAustralian newscaster Karl Stefanovic wore the same suit every day for a year to draw attention to an all too common form of sexism.
WAN-IFRA :: As media bodies move to other revenue funding models, it's often at the expense of investigative journalism. Investigative Impact is a new project by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) which demonstrates the social impact of investigative reporting. Using high profile case studies, like Watergate, the project website aims to help investigative journalists sell the importance of their work to would-be funders.
Journalism.co.uk :: Following the release of another video by the terrorist organisation, how can news outlets cover the brutalities of this conflict without playing into the hands of propaganda?
Los Angeles Times :: Amid continued problems with newspaper deliveries, the paper is offering employees up to $150 in Visa gift cards to deliver hundreds of newspapers on Sundays and Thanksgiving, according to a sign-up form contained in an email to employees Thursday.
Digiday :: Kate Lewis is a print veteran, but she may be Hearst's savior in its bid to boost its digital business.
mUmBRELLA :: Australia’s advertising market tumbled almost $23m in October with TV, newspapers and magazines all showing sharp declines, according to latest industry figures.
Guardian :: Offer from head of news comes in wake of home secretarys criticism that corporation is destroying local journalism
Variety:: Live Nation Entertainment and Vice Media have formed a joint venture to produce and distribute original music programming.
Huffington Post :: Beginning next week, MSNBC will reorganize its TV and digital teams, uniting the two into a single newsroom termed "The Bridge."
Washington Post :: The troubles of the New York Times in getting China visas for its personnel flashed on the international stage during a Wednesday joint news conference with President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Huffington Post :: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is moving "full steam ahead" with the company's proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable despite the uncertainty raised by President Barack Obama's call for tougher regulations on high-speed Internet service providers.
AdAge :: Wired magazine has tapped a male-female duo famous on Instagram for their alluring photography to anchor an ad campaign for apparel and accessories brand Victorinox. The ads are appearing on Instagram, in Wired and on Wired's website.
'A sad day for the people of Reading' says rival editor as industry mourns loss of seven Trinity Mirror newspapers
Press Gazette :: The editor of the Reading Chronicle has expressed sadness after the announced closure of the titles Trinity Mirror closures.
'A sad day for the people of Reading' says rival editor as industry mourns loss of seven Trinity Mirror newspapers
Press Gazette :: The editor of the Reading Chronicle has expressed sadness after the announced closure of the titles Trinity Mirror closures.
WAN-IFRA :: "We - publishers, editors, reporters and other members of the press – have been asked just about every time we happen to talk to normal people outside our profession: Why are you always so negative?".
StreamDaily.TV :: Producer Siobhan McCarthy reflects on Robert Tercek's keynote address at the Merging Media 5 conference.
Guardian :: RT’s coverage may be flawed. But our grasp of the crisis is improved by hearing the Putin line, as broadcast to a nation
Journalism.co.uk :: In a session at the News Xchange conference in Prague, Kelly Jarrett, executive producer at Al Jazeera English, spoke about challenging mainstream views
Re|Code :: The trouble with the term platisher is that it suggests that any combination of technology and content is like a duck with a beaver tail, or maybe a beaver with a duck bill — nonsensical. What is, in fact, nonsense is to liken Say Media to Vox, Business Insider or any modern media company whose business relies on purpose-built technology.
Huffington Post :: Few will likely ever comprehend the horrors of the Iranian prison system. For journalist Maziar Bahari, this was his reality for 118 days.
Guardian :: The Daily Mail faces a potential legal bill that could be as high as £3m, believed to be among the highest since controversial no-win, no-fee agreements were introduced, after libelling a businessman.
Reuters :: Russia plans to create its own "Wikipedia" to ensure its citizens have access to more "detailed and reliable" information about their country, the presidential library said on Friday.
Guardian :: Publishing giant to pay more than 7,000 interns between $700 and $1,900 after lawsuit said some had been paid less than a dollar an hour.
Wall Street Journal :: Former Bertelsmann chief Thomas Middelhoff, who sat on the board at New York Times Co., received a three-year prison sentence for misuse of funds while heading retailer Arcandor.
Digiday :: Facebook wants to compete with YouTube in the premium video space, so it's asking for a little help from its media company friends -- and even a few YouTube stars.
MediaPost :: The Local Media Consortium, representing around 1,200 local news outlets across the country, has struck a deal with native content and advertising platform DistroScale, giving LMC members access to DistroScale's native content marketplace.
Poynter :: The Poynter Institute is closing in on a deal to sell nearly four acres of surplus land to the University of South Florida – St. Petersburg for $6.2 million.
Digiday :: The technology-turned-media company is going back to its tech roots. Here's why the marriage of technology and media is breaking up.
Guardian :: Edict on deportation of foreign prisoners raises hopes that Peter Greste could be freed before the end of his sentence.
MediaWeek :: The content and advertising in tablet editions of newspapers are processed by readers in a way far closer to the print experience than previously thought, according to the results of a neuroscience study led by News UK.
The Verge :: For better or for worse (but mostly worse), this has become a first-world problem, one with many solutions. If someone wants to watch something you don't, you can pretty much tune out while still being there.
WAN-IFRA :: The recently launched Media Innovation Hub aims to “create a community, an ecosystem for innovation in news media,” according to the Hub's project Director Stephen Fozard. He says the WAN-IFRA initiative is designed to propel experimentation in the media industry by connecting publishers to academia through research and technology.
Guardian :: Paris court orders parent company to remove links across global network, following right to be forgotten online ruling.
mUmBRELLA :: New figures on newspaper sales show half of Australia’s Sunday newspapers, including the Canberra Times, Sun-Herald, Sunday Territorian, Sunday Age and Sunday Times, have posted double digit declines in their print circulations.
Speaking at the Festival of Marketing 2014, BuzzFeed Philip Byrne outlined how its approach to news content will help it break out of its existing association with cats.
mUmBRELLA :: GroupM’s chief digital officer Rob Norman has told a forum of members of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) that its agency trading desk is “completely transparent”.
First time China’s leader, Xi Jinping, appeared to draw a link between unfavorable coverage and access for reporters
New York Times :: For years, Western news organizations had tried to interpret the Chinese government’s position toward critical press coverage, sensing that Beijing would punish journalists for reports it did not like by miring visa requests in bureaucracy, or simply declining them.
Guardian :: Al Anstey calls for stronger protest against imprisonment of Peter Greste, Mohamed Fadel Fahmy and Baher Mohamed
Wall Street Journal :: News Corp’s Dow Jones unit announced Wednesday that it would eliminate certain local-language news products in Germany and Turkey, a radio broadcasting unit and a Sunday insert in partner newspapers.
Guardian :: Ray Tindle, the newspaper publisher who likes to reward his staff, is to pay a "chairman's bonus" to his company's 700 staff ahead of Christmas.
Press Gazette :: In September, the site revealed plans to charge up to £65,000 for single sponsored articles in the UK.
CTC Media has become the first company in Russia to make its own second screen app for a Russian TV series
Broadband TV News :: Modern Times Group (MTG)-backed CTC Media has become the first company in Russia to make its own second screen app for a Russian TV series.
Guardian :: Lawyer criticises government for not doing more to protect freedom of the press and says Ripa powers are being misused.
Tech in Asia :: The newest data from Tencent, China’s social media web giant, shows that its WeChat messaging app now has 468.1 million active users (MAUs) in Q3 2014.
New York Times :: Ending a monthslong dispute, YouTube has signed a licensing deal with independent record companies, a move that clears the way for YouTube to introduce a long-planned subscription feature to compete with online music outlets like Spotify and Rhapsody.
'Australian TV first' approach: ABC to offer its content on iTunes once the ”catch up window” has expired
mUmBRELLA :: The ABC is set to offer consumers the ability to access their favourite programs to buy on iTunes once the”catch up window” has expired on its iView service, from next year.
mUmBRELLA :: The ABC’s director of television Richard Finlayson says that the ABC and SBS have not been informed of the size of proposed federal government cuts which could strip $200m-$300m from the public broadcasters over five years.
Quartz :: Reuters TV, which the company showed off at an event in New York last night, is intended to be a new kind of TV news for a generation that largely gets its news elsewhere.
Met Police holds more than 2,000 records relating to journalists, photographers on an anti-terrorism database
Press Gazette :: The Metropolitan Police holds more than 2,000 records relating to journalists and photographers on a confidential anti-extemist database, it has been reported today.
The Media Briefing :: Without analysis, social media metrics are little more than numbers.
Press Gazette :: BBC head of news James Harding said the corporation is investigating buying content from local newspapers and setting up a fund to pay for court reporting.
Beet.TV :: When John Battelle sold Federated Media earlier this year, he kept control of the company’s programmatic publishing SSP which he named sovrn. Sovrn provides programmatic sales operations for many long and mid-tail publishers who want to sell programmatically.
Bloomberg News:: CNN, the cable news channel owned by Time Warner, will stop broadcasting in Russia after a new law was passed that limits foreign ownership in media companies.
Guardian :: Kremlin-backed news channel found guilty of breaching UK broadcasting regulations in coverage of Ukraine crisis.
Guardian :: Publisher of Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People sees share price fall as supermarkets cut ad spending.
Independent.co.uk :: The BBC has warned that China poses a “direct threat” to its global reach by paying incentives to local broadcast companies to prioritise its state-funded CCTV service over other international networks.
Nieman Lab :: Interesting new study (PDF) from Stefano DellaVigna of UC Berkeley and Johannes Hermle of the University of Bonn. From the abstract (emphasis mine): Media outlets are increasingly owned by conglomerates, inducing a conflict of interest: a media outlet can bias its coverage to benefit companies in the same group. We test for bias by examining...
Huffington Post :: Russia launched on Monday a state-of-the-art media organization with hundreds of journalists abroad intended to wean the world off what it called aggressive Western propaganda - dubbing it with echoes of the Cold War, Sputnik.
Wired :: The company that controls messaging will control the future of the way we interact with people.
Independent :: A late and unexpected arrival to the televised general election debates arrives from the east in the shape of the Qatari-owned network Al Jazeera English.
Lost Remote :: ABC is most social broadcast network (based on regular, non-sports programming). ABC has generated more than 5.3 million tweets in primetime
New York Times :: President Obama on Monday put the full weight of his administration behind an open and free internet, calling for a strict policy of “net neutrality” and formally opposing deals in which content providers like Netflix would pay huge sums to broadband companies for faster access to their customers.
Press Gazette :: We do not want a boring defensive press: we want a free fair and unruly press ruled only by an independent regulator IPSO who will support you and encourage you to remain so.
Rapid TV News :: Spanish public broadcaster RTVE is incorporating the country's national DTT radio channels into its interactive app Botón Rojo thus enabling viewers to listen to the radio stations on-demand and through connected devices.
Publishing Perspectives :: It took the digital revolution and the rise of self-publishing to create the need for a start-up like Reedsy, dedicated to providing professional editorial services to self-published authors.
Publishing Perspectives :: Deborah Emin of Sullivan Street Press argues that the rapid change from print to digital publishing is hurting readers, writers, and the next generation.
Digiday :: If you ask ten people what clickbait means, chances are you’re going to get ten different answers.
AdAge :: Despite the fact that China's government prevents internet users from accessing Twitter, the social-media company is setting up an office in Hong Kong to tap into advertising demand from Chinese companies looking to reach a global audience.
Rapid TV News :: The infusion Watchup’s total amount raised to $4.25 million. The McClatchy Company and existing investors Knight Enterprise Fund, Stanford-StartX Fund, Ned Lamont, Gordon Crovitz and Jim Friedlich also participated.
Stream Daily News :: Sometimes a bigger video player is just a bigger video player. But when the New York Times more than quadrupled the size of its video player on its home page last week, it not only dramatically expanded the stage to display its visual wares, it also revealed a dramatic shift in the way the Gray Lady thinks about the medium.
Deseret News ::Lens 42, is one of a number of new ventures launched to help halt the spread of false information on social media — a problem that’s particularly pressing now that 30 percent of U.S. adults report consuming news on Facebook.
Digital Trends :: Now there’s of. The next new feature could be timelines based around a particular topic, according to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.and and and and
AdAge :: Last week at Ad Age's Data Conference, global brands from Loreál to Coca-Cola converged to discuss how IoT-based data (data flowing from and between connectable products, devices, people and brands) can help them build deeper relationships with consumers. While early adopters are now experimenting with creative ways to leverage IoT as a conduit for deeper audience engagement, IoT hasn't reached critical mass yet.
ExploreB2B :: It’s likely your colleagues are already creating content, but just don’t realize it. I once worked with a client who had never published an eBook or Whitepaper, but had written several without even realizing it. Their sales team continually-improved a massive, shared document that contained all of their most-common customer questions.
Reuters :: During the past few years, much has changed about how readers interact with news. They find coverage in diverse places and in new ways. They watch video, use graphics and calculators and relate to content far differently than in the past.
Press Gazette :: Print sales of The Sun dipped below two million a day for the first time in its modern history last month.
Under new publisher, Washington Post prepares to increase the number of radio and television hits for staffers
Washington Post :: Barely a month after Ryan’s arrival, Post editors and communications staff are preparing to increase the number of radio and television hits for staffers. Communications staff will conduct a fresh round of media-training sessions this month.
Digiday :: Facebook is making it easier for users to unfollow brand and publisher pages, which will have a polarizing effect on distribution.
New York Times :: When Amazon hired the novelist Ed Park as a senior editor in its New York publishing office in 2011, it seemed an unlikely match. The incongruity was precisely the point.
Hollywod Reporter :: After a judge slams the parties over a heavily-redacted filing, it's finally revealed that DirecTV seeks the right to terminate a news channel that's not the type it signed up to get
Independent :: Victims of press intrusion should be given greater powers to complain to the new industry watchdog, according to Sir Alan Moses, the body’s chairman.
Wired :: Twitter has been taking an active approach against harassment and inappropriate content this year, and now, the social media site is using yet another weapon in its fight against online trolls and bullies.
Buzzfeed :: The company is rolling out a change to News Feed, and more specifically, a change to how users control what does and doesn’t appear in it. When users choose to hide posts in their News Feed, they will now be asked a few extra questions about whether to outright unfollow posts from friends and pages, or just see them less. If the user dives a little deeper into the News Feed option, they will be able to see whose posts they see the most and who they have unfollowed.
Percolate :: The average person now consumes twelve hours of media, checks their phone close to 110 times and sees an estimated 5,000 marketing messages each day. When most of us also regularly put in 8+ hours on the job, it’s no wonder our collective attention span is more taxed than ever.
DRadio Wissen :: First cats, then quality. Buzzfeed Germany takes their profits to invest into longform articles. A contradiction? Interview with editor-in-chief Juliane Leopold.
The Media Briefing :: News Corp's results demonstrate that it managed to increase its revenue year on year - but as circulation and advertising revenues continue to fall, what has offset that loss?
AP :: FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility.
eMarketer :: Research from Canada conducted by Abacus Data and Full Duplex indicates just how stark the divide is in user perceptions of why they use the social networks.
Cardiff :: Young people in West Africa illustrate key messages for communities
AP :: CBS News has expanded its reach to a digital streaming network that features live, anchored coverage 15 hours each weekday.
Guardian :: Lawyers acting for an Icelandic interior ministry official are asking for two journalists to be jailed because they mistakenly named her as a target in a police investigation.
Press Gazette :: A corporate charge against News International over making payments to public officials could have destroyed the company, a court heard yesterday.
Venture Beat :: While advertising gets the most public attention, Bain seemed particularly excited about Twitter’s ability to grow the revenue it gets from licensing data generated by the 500 million tweets people generate every day.
The Newspaper Works :: Fairfax Media chairman Roger Corbett used the company’s annual general meeting on Thursday to continue his tirade against the Australian government’s inaction over media law reform.
9to5Mac :: WhatsApp is now sporting a nifty new feature that—although small—might make a big difference in how users of the messaging app stay in touch with their friends.
The Verge :: After a two-week run, Axel Springer will let Google put portions of articles in search results.
WNIP :: There is an odd form of delusion in the publishing world, characterized by a resistance to reason in the face of actual facts. This inability to recognize modern business trends is easy for most Millennials to understand, but hard for many magazine traditionalists to reconcile.
Broadcasting Cable :: Time Warner’s third-quarter earnings were hurt by charges for programming and severance pay as revenues rose. Net income was $967 million, or $1.11 a share, compared to $1.2 billion, or $1.26, a year ago.