Mediashift :: First came the web. Then came social media. Now journalists face a new challenge on the horizon: big data.
News.com.au :: The news site discovered the woman’s identity by closely reading Tweets pertaining to her “offline” world, and matching the pictures she posted on Twitter to popular locations in Seattle.
Nieman Lab :: With two major partnership moves, The Guardian’s Andrew Miller is trying to find a stronger position for premium publishers in a Google/Facebook-dominated world.
Financial Times :: Brussels is to take the first step toward tighter EU regulation of the internet after coming under pressure from France and Germany to take a tougher line on the likes of Amazon and Google.
Guardian :: Labelled with stereotypes of mums lounging about the house – Becky Wiggins explains what it really takes to turn a blog into a thriving full time business
Digiday :: The Apple Watch may have reignited interest in watches, but the success of wristwatch enthusiast site Hondikee shows that that interest never actually went away.
Digiday :: Publishers are ambivalent about uploading their video to Facebook’s native player, as the social network has yet to reveal how it will enable them to monetize that video.
eMarketer :: The US newspaper digital audience continues to expand rapidly, hitting an all-time high last month, and web users are turning to digital sites more frequently than any other channel to get their news fix.
Wired :: Now that we are all able to engage in citizen journalism we have a responsibility to get it right.
Hollywood Reporter :: 'The Good Lie' producers are facing a lawsuit from refugees who shared traumatic personal stories and expected compensation.
Buzzfeed :: In a first for Instagram, the photo-sharing social network will use its considerable resources to promote a specific kind of content on the platform: music. The Facebook-owned company has launched a new, internally operated account,@Music, that it will use to showcase musicians and music lovers in the Instagram community.
Guardian :: Australian blogger Belle Gibson has been exposed for fabricating her tragic cancer story. But her strange behaviour is more common that you’d think – faking disease in return for online fame is now a recognised medical condition.
Quartz :: At age 21, I was handed control of million-dollar company with more than 250 employees when I was named editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel, the independent student newspaper at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Read Jenny Surane, qz.com
Digiday :: Thomson Reuters won’t rest until it has a home on all of your screens — including your smartwatch and car dashboard.
Nieman Lab :: Mexico is the viral giant’s latest target for expansion. Will it continue leading with listicles and nostalgia, or is there more room for news in how it introduces BuzzFeed to new territories?
Journalism.co.uk :: Interactive team from The Wall Street Journal creates virtual reality experience to 'viscerally emulate the experience of an investor'.
eMarketer :: The industry may be in the ramp-up stage of the fight against fraud, but that's not to say there aren't things sellers can do to affect their own fate.
Digiday :: Pundits have speculated for two years that the Facebook Apocalypse will arrive any day now. The newest roll-out may take several weeks to see completion. And data is still rolling in.
Pew :: Call it a mobile majority. At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from mobile devices than from desktop computers, according to Pew Research Center’s analysis of comScore data.
Nieman Lab :: Language barriers make cross-border work tricky, but for complex multinational topics, it can one of the only ways to get the true measure of a story.
Venture Beat :: During its Q1 2015 earnings release, Twitter announced two major moves to beef up its direct response capabilities in advertising. Twitter has acquired marketing technology firm TellApart and partnered with Google’s DoubleClick platform.
Broadband TV News :: BT’s decision to enter the premium TV sports market is paying off, according to Alex Green, the telco’s director of TV told the TV Connect conference in London.
Journalism.co.uk :: Upworthy co-founder and chief executive explains the outlet's social startegy, but says the art and skill of storytelling are more important.
Huffington Post :: As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often the media fails to show the whole picture, neglecting to tell the stories of what is working.
We have made our coverage of the Baltimore riots free and open on http://t.co/bNR6bmZLyS. (no registration/digital subscription required).— The Baltimore Sun (@baltimoresun) April 28, 2015
How Venezuelan publishers survive: a keen eye on trends, tight cost controls and business creativity
Publishing Perspectives :: This is the first part of a three-part series looking at how six small Venezuelan publishers are surviving amid fierce economic and political challenges.
Tech in Asia :: WePiao is already integrated into both WeChat and QQ, the two most popular messaging apps in China. In 2014, 30% of movie tickets in China were sold online.
Journalism.co.uk :: Phil Tenser of 7News explains how the Colorado-based TV station is using livestreaming to engage online audiences and cover the trial of one of America's largest mass shootings.
Guardian :: The Digital News Initiative is likely to be seen as an attempt for Google to improve its image after recently being accused of anti-competitive behaviour.
Medium :: Google and eight legacy European newspaper publishers — the Guardian, the Financial Times, Die Zeit, FAZ, El Pais, Les Echos, La Stampa, and NRC Media — will announce an agreement to collaborate.
Huffington Post :: Turkey on Monday suspended three judges who ordered the release of a prominent media executive and police officers held in an anti-terrorism probe, local media said, in a move that could exacerbate concern over political meddling in the judiciary.
New York Times :: The New York Times pitched some “early experimentation” with virtual reality at its NewFront presentation at Skylight Modern in New York City Monday, showcasing a collaboration with Chris Milk and his production company.
LostRemote :: With the 2015 upfronts upon us, Alphonso published insights based on its audience data.
The Wrap :: CNN national political reporter Peter Hamby is moving over to Snapchat to become its head of news, the network announced Monday.
Beet.TV :: It’s taken some time to convince them, but advertisers are now on-board and enthusiastic for the various ways “programmatic” ad-buying can help them better target and automate their messages.
AdWeeks :: Television is dead! Long live television! This, the ancient cry of royal succession, is entirely appropriate to herald what's happening right now—literally before our eyes—to the medium of television. TV has ruled our lives and lifestyles, our news and entertainment, our politics and (through advertising) our economics since network broadcasting began in 1949. And now its sovereignty is over.
Guardian :: Lack of any public interest consideration in section 35P of Asio Act of serious concern, media representatives tell Canberra hearing
Guardian :: Lack of any public interest consideration in section 35P of Asio Act of serious concern, media representatives tell Canberra hearing
eMarketer :: Shopping is now the third most popular online activity in Germany, and three-quarters of web users shop and buy digitally. Personal care and household products are among the most popular purchases.
Digiday :: Traditional publishers like to talk about the trust they’ve built up with readers and advertisers over time. But in today’s scale-driven digital economy, heritage alone isn’t enough. That’s why they’re making a big push for technology-driven efficiencies — and why the CTO is the new star of the publishing company.
Guardian :: SBS managing director says ‘highly inappropriate and disrespectful comments’ made McIntyre’s on-air position ‘untenable’
Digiday :: Six months ago, women’s lifestyle publisher PopSugar had a simple video strategy: Focus on PopSugar.com and distribute on YouTube. And then came Facebook video.
Recode :: Guided Search moved Pinterest beyond its "social scrapbooking" roots.
Guardian :: News nuggets are back and new gatekeepers emerging as we hark back to the days of the SMS text alert
Mediaost :: Traditional TV time-shifted viewing is finally seeing some declines among younger TV viewers. Nielsen says DVR/time-shifted viewing time is now dropping for viewers 18-34 as well as 12- to-17-year-old viewers.
Guardian :: Circulation figures are on the slide, and charging more for each copy isn’t helping. What else is there to say about the latest newspaper sales – half a million gone in a year on the ABC audit?
Express Tribune :: For a country undergoing the 24/7 TV news revolution, the session ‘News, Views and Sensationalism’ was bound to draw a large crowd.
Guardian :: But AwesomenessTV still wants to package shows with creators like Meg DeAngelis up for traditional channels, according to chief executive Brian Robbins.
Huffington Post :: An NBC News internal investigation into Brian Williams has examined a half-dozen instances in which he is thought to have fabricated, misrepresented or embellished his accounts, two people with knowledge of the investigation said.
Buzzfeed :: In recent years, CEN has become one of the Western media’s primary sources of tantalising and attention-grabbing stories. They’re often bizarre, salacious, gruesome, or ideally all three: If you’ve read a story about someone in a strange country cutting off their own penis, the chances are it came from CEN.
LostRemote :: Today, AppsFlyer announced a new tool to measure and attribute television advertisements for mobile app campaigns. The new tool tracks installs in a geographic area after an ad runs, and then generates post-install analytics so app creators and marketers can track their returns.
AP :: Portugal's leading media companies are in uproar over proposals by political parties that would require journalists to submit their election coverage plans to a central committee for approval.
Broadcasting Cable :: CNN has found its replacement for Candy Crowley, naming chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper as the new host of State of the Union.
Press Gazette :: A Johnston Press hashtag, #WhatMattersToMe, will feature as Twitter's top promoted trend all day on Monday in a joint venture. The regional news publisher is teaming up with the website as part of its What Matters To Me general election campaign.
Guardian :: Jérôme Fenoglio handpicked by French newspapers owners over three official candidates but needs 60% of staff to vote in favour of appointment.
Guardian :: More than 600 students from across Europe attempted to answer this question in the inaugural International Journalism Festival student scholarship. Here, the Guardian publishes the British winner.
Sentenced to one year in prison: Turkish college student Meral Tutcali convicted for tweeting satirical news story
New York Times :: A court in Turkey sentenced Meral Tutcali to one year in prison for the offense of “insulting a public official” by sharing a satirical news story.
Digiday :: Polyvore doesn't have the size or reach of Pinterest, but it does have one edge on the digital inspiration platform: It has nailed native ads.
Digiday :: When it comes to adopting to digital, traditional publishers are forced to look within. Many made mistakes early in the transition by not challenging their own internal structures and ways of doing things.
The Verge :: To lure in people who don't stare at Twitter all day.
"Print is still the best medium for telling stories in words and photographs," says Airbnb's Christopher Lukezic
FIPP :: The launch of apartment rental website Airbnb’s print magazine in November left many wondering why the already hugely successful international brand had decided to move beyond its online roots.
Beet.TV :: Faced with an onslaught of successful offerings from the likes of Netflix, the cable network industry is pushing back by embracing “TV Everywhere,” explains Will Richmond, editor & publisher of VideoNuze in this interview with Beet.TV.
Washington Post :: The number of news reporters in the Washington, D.C., area nearly doubled over the last decade, from 1,450 to 2,760.
One of Monday’s Pulitzer Prize winners left journalism because it couldn’t pay his rent. Now he’s in PR
Slate :: We should note that Kuznia left the Breeze and journalism last year and is currently a publicist in the communications department of USC Shoah Foundation. I spoke with him this afternoon.
Challenge for journalists: Branded content requires a specialized, almost paradoxical, set of skills
Digiday :: Creating effective branded content requires a specialized, almost paradoxical, set of skills. Not only must the creator write content in a way that is easy-to-read and informative, but they must also answer to people on the business side and take criticism from clients — something that journalists have not traditionally been good at or willing to do.
VentureBeat :: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said today that the social network’s users view more than 4 billion videos a day. In September than number was just one billion, and in January, it was 3 billion.
The Verge :: Yahoo may be behind in the search game, but it could be looking to compete with the likes of Google and Microsoft when it comes to creating a personalized search tool.
Business Insider :: "We want to let you know about a change that may affect referral traffic for publishers," Facebook product manager Max Eulenstein and user experience researcher Lauren Scissors wrote in a blog post Tuesday. "In some cases, post reach and referral traffic could potentially decline."
Guardian :: Standalone site on Tumblr, aimed at 16- to 34-year-olds, aims to recreate bulletin’s ‘feisty spirit’.
Recode :: They're more likely to watch and share ads on their phone, says the world's biggest video service -- which happens to be a mobile-first company.
WAN-IFRA :: The Wall Street Journal has just unveiled a redesigned WSJ.com - the first overhaul since 2008. It may be a case of "playing a game of digital catch-up" with competitors but mobile is clearly now forefront of mind.
Journalism.co.uk :: Justin Hendrix, executive director of NYC Media Lab, explains the idea behind an upcoming drag-and-drop data viz tool for journalists.
eMarketer :: Is this the year Facebook video rises to the top? Based on recent research, yes. More advertising execs plan to run video campaigns on Facebook this year than on any other network including YouTube.
Journalism.co.uk :: An expert panel discussed the issues at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
Digiday :: Mashable's approach to Instagram is paying dividends -- if not in traffic, at least in followers and brand lift. The site’s Instagram following has climbed to 110,00 people in the last year, thanks to a savvy community-driven approach that includes reposting follower photos that use its #Mashpicks hashtag and even in-person meetups.
Digiday :: The company launched a tech-focused video hub, IDG.tv, and now operates a full-time video staff, which will create new series and cover tech events. It already has substantial viewership, attracting 8.8 million U.S. desktop viewers to its network of sites in March.
Media LIfe Magazine :: Older-skewing network claws within a tenth of NBC, which has led among adults 18-49 all season. Sweeps will decide the winner. CBS has had a stronger spring. (charts)
Digiday :: Viewability has become a battleground between publishers and buyers who are demanding that the ads they pay for be viewable by humans.
Capital New York :: The New York Times has elevated its top sales-side executive, Meredith Kopit Levien, to the position of chief revenue officer, unifying leadership of the company's advertising and consumer revenue strategies in a single role.
WAN-IFRA :: The documentary about Ekstra Bladet echoes a global story about the decline of the newspaper but also the birth of a new digital operation. It's just going to take a little time.
The Verge :: If you've ever needed a couple cute cat photos to get you through the day, thenBuzzFeed has some plans for the Apple Watch that you're going to want to hear about.
Poynter :: When the Daily Breeze won a journalism award earlier this year, someone tipped staffers off, telling them to watch the ceremony. They gathered together and celebrated the announcement over some doughnuts.
Mediapost :: Following the launch of several overseas editions, the "Guardian" is testing a new international home page that caters to its growing audience of readers from outside the UK, U.S. and Australia.
Through Cracks :: Last June, Krautreporter raised $1.38 million to launch an ad-free online magazine. Now Krautreporter is announcing plans to launch a crowdfunding platform called Write That Down.
Journalism.co.uk :: Twitter's head of news and government partnerships Joanna Geary explains what Twitter users are looking for during the UK election campaign and how local outlets could offer these answers
WAN-IFRA :: Facebook wants to improve the “experience” but during a recent talk at Perugia there wasn’t any mention of how Facebook sees and handles its role as a news gatekeeper, influencing both the detail and flow of what people see.
Adweek :: On April 30, Popsugar will announce a daily show called Popsugar Rush at its Digital Content NewFronts presentation. But rather than have viewers catch the program on its women's lifestyle channel on YouTube, they'll be directed to Facebook where it will run exclusively for 24 hours.
mUmBRELLA :: Some of Australia’s most powerful media buyers have urged the TV industry to adopt a more “holistic” measurement of video consumption as audiences for linear TV continue to tumble.
Digiday :: Facebook's tentacles are reaching deeper into the publishing ecosystem. One of its newest tools, interest targeting, lets publishers target their content on Facebook to fans of niche communities like sports or TV shows.
Newsweek :: While it can be tiresome, researchers at the University of Arizona say there is potentially life-saving value to people’s tweeting about their gripes.
Guardian :: New guidelines from the American Society of Magazine Editors about the relationship between commercial and editorial last Wednesday smacked of closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.
Adweek :: What do your listening habits say about you? That's one of the most important questions the digital music industry is asking as it develops new technology for highly targeted advertising.
Business Standard :: Norwegian journalist Raymond Lidal, who was arrested last month in Yemen on the charge of spying against the Houthi rebels, has been released and will return home on Sunday, Xinhua reported citing the Norwegian News Agency (NTB).
German media company M. DuMont Schauberg wants to acquire a 35% stake in interactive youth channel joiz
Broadband TV News :: German media company M. DuMont Schauberg wants to acquire a 35% stake in interactive youth channel joiz Deutschland.
Independent :: Mark Twain did not always have nice things to say about newspapers. Sometimes, he did not always have nice things to say about the editors who employed him.
New York Times :: In a message to news organizations, a lawyer for the studio said that material taken in a cyberattack did not belong in the public domain.
Fortune :: The microblogging service filed several trademark applications including one for the term “tweetstorm,” used to describe a rapid series of tweets perfected by Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen.
Amidst declining print business, Singapore Press Holdings launches media startup accelerator with Plug & Play
Tech in Asia :: Ten media and technology startups will be selected to participate.
New York Times :: Some call it “user-generated content.” The authors of a new study prefer the term “eyewitness media.”
Independent :: Tony Blackburn might seem an unlikely early adopter for Periscope, the new video streaming app which allows users to broadcast live across the world.
New York Times :: The video of a North Charleston police officer shooting an unarmed man in the back will now cost news outlets that want to run it $10,000, according to a publicist representing the man who shot it.
Press Gazette :: Sun reporter Neil Millard (pictured PA) says his life has been a “bad dream” ever since eight police officers from the Met's Operation Elveden launched a dawn raid on his family home in the summer 2012.
Stream Daily News :: Virginia media holding company Gannett has partnered with New York-based app developer and online video platform company ViewLift to explore the development of a digital sports video service.
AdAge :: ABC's and Univision's joint venture Fusion may operate its own TV network, but the media company is also making TV shows for nontraditional outlets, like its Snapchat Discover channel.
Journalism.co.uk :: Six months since launch, the 'startup within the Al Jazeera network' is experimenting with different angles, platforms and stories to engage their audience
AdAge :: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer put a spotlight on her premium programming ambitions when the portal announced the hiring of Katie Couric to be its global news anchor in November 2013.
Guardian :: The Sun’s Tom Wells, Neil Millard and Brandon Malinsky, and former Daily Mirror reporter Graham Brough were found not guilty of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
SUN Herald :: The College Board has voted to eliminate Delta State University's Journalism program, despite objections by journalism groups.
Press Gazette :: Comparisons between newspapers bought by the BBC and total UK circulations show a disproportionate bias towards broadsheets.
News.com.au :: An Ukrainian journalist known for his pro-Russian views has been shot dead in Kiev a day after a pro-Russian politician was found dead.
Chicago Tribune :: The move reflects a growing focus on including more diverse views to generate reader interest, social buzz and, ultimately, more digital subscribers to the Chicago Tribune.
Press Gazette :: US-based news service Politico has added former Times and Reuters reporters to its new European team, bringing the total number of journalists hired for the venture to 36.
Mediapost :: Nielsen says nearly half of its global respondents, 49%, say they watch live video programming more if it has a social-media tie in. And 47% say they engage with social media while watching any video programming.
Nieman Lab :: Our old friend (and former Nieman Fellow) David Skok got a nice promotion at The Boston Globe yesterday, being bumped up from digital advisor to the editor to both managing editor for digital and general manager of BostonGlobe.com.
The Wrap :: Why Hollywood and Periscope’s relationship status went from ‘married’ to ‘it’s complicated’
Guardian :: The new live-streaming app is already being used to illegally stream Game of Thrones, and could play havoc with live sports on TV. But will consumers be prepared to endure its poor quality just to get something for nothing?
Nieman Lab :: Like many tools that end up in use in newsrooms, Rolodex — a new directory and discovery tool built at The Dallas Morning News — started out as a hobby project.
Axel Springer :: Axel Springer is expanding its early stage activity in the United States and is investing in the start-up "Readitlater", which developed the "Pocket" application.
The Newspaper Works :: Women make up only between three and 15 per cent of commenters posting on major Australian and international news sites.
Jason Rezaian, Washington Post reporter imprisoned in Tehran, is subjected to ‘Kafkaesque restrictions’
New York Times :: The newspaper’s executive editor said the restrictions include only one hour of pretrial time with a defense lawyer for the reporter, Jason Rezaian, imprisoned for nearly nine months.
Press Gazette :: Investigative website Exaro is reporting that Rebekah Brooks is set to return to The Sun as head of its digital operation.
Deutsche Welle :: What role can documentaries play in a post-war environment How can they help people come to terms with their country's violent past? This was the focus of a one-week DW Akademie workshop held in Bogotá.
Press Gazette :: Media reform campaigners have welcomed Labour’s manifesto promise to tackle media plurality.
Broadband TV News :: Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has taken action against Canal+ for unilaterally changing the terms of its contracts with subscribers in a manner that is inconsistent with the law.
FT :: New York-listed 58.com and a second Chinese online marketplace have agreed to merge, as consolidation accelerates in the local technology sector.
Guardian :: President of BuzzFeed Motion Pictures Ze Frank sees clips as ‘a fantastic way to build affinity with shows and characters’ before spawning movie projects.
Wall Street Journal :: Europe’s antitrust regulator has decided to file formal charges against Google for violating the bloc’s antitrust laws, stepping up a five-year investigation that is set to become one of the biggest competition battles in Brussels.
Press Gazette :: The Daily Mirror and Mail on Sunday were named as the two national newspapers of the year today by the London Press Club.
Digiday :: Publishers have been wildly enthusiastic about Snapchat as they try to capitalize on messaging apps’ popularity with young people. But now Kik is catching on with the recent addition of big-name publishers BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and NBC News.
Capital New York :: New York Times food editor Sam Sifton sees cooking as a "tool" that allows you to execute on your culinary desires, to prepare the food that you see in cookbooks and on restaurant menus.
20p price rise brings daily cost of The Guardian to £1.80 - sixth national press price rise this year
Press Gazette :: The Guardian is increasing its cover price by 20p from this weekend.
The Next Web :: The Guardian, to help it achieve those goals, has built its own in-house analytics engine called Ophan. It’s a bit like Chartbeat or Parsely, or many other analytics platforms at its core.
Nieman Lab :: These new platforms are optimized for realtime news on phones, but there are lots of questions for news organizations — from what content to share to how to measure their effectiveness.
Should we be worried about people talking to their wrist? Or only Facebook, Twitter, Google and smartphones?
Motley Fool :: While smartwatches are designed to complement smartphones, they create value in reducing the amount of time you have to interact with the technology on your person.
CJR :: “Facebook has more power in determining who can speak and who can be heard around the globe than any Supreme Court justice, any king or any president.” Those prescient words came from law professor Jeffrey Rosen way back in 2010. Five years later, the Times is willingly handing its censorship keys over to that king of kings.
Reuters :: A Dutch journalist tried on a charge of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" was acquitted by a Turkish court on Monday.
The Newspaper Works :: Domain and realestate.com.au will both launch apps for the Apple Watch, with pre-orders opening on Friday for the device that promises to ring in a new era of immediacy for consumers.
Medium :: A common misconception about data journalism is that it’s somehow less biased than traditional print journalism. Use of data lends an air of objectivity and legitimacy to a piece of journalism, and that goes double when it’s beautifully visualized.
Indonesian live-streaming entertainment site Zeemi.tv grabs $1m in seed funding from DeNA and 500 Startups
Tech in Asia :: The site is a live-streaming entertainment stage in Indonesia. It just grabbed $1M in seed funding from DeNA and 500 Startups, and aims to acquire more users.
Confessions of a foreign correspondent after a half-decade of reporting from Tokyo to his German readers
FCCJ :: My bags are packed, as the song goes. After more than five years as the Tokyo correspondent for the German daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, I will soon leave Tokyo for home. The country I’m leaving is different from the one I arrived in back in January 2010.
Newsweek :: The AVA is not America’s last newspaper, at least not yet.
The New Republic :: A new study by University of Kansas professor Scott Reinardy, who surveyed more than 1,600 journalists, found that female journalists “are experiencing more job burnout and more intend to leave the field or are uncertain about their futures than their male counterparts.”
Washington Post :: Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, delivered the 2015 Hays Press-Enterprise lecture at the University of California, Riverside Tuesday night. His speech titled “Journalism’s Big Move: What to Discard, Keep, and Acquire in Moving From Print to Web” is available below.
mUmBRELLA :: The Newspaper Works is launching its “biggest ever” ad campaign on behalf of Australia’s four major publishers in a bid to convince the advertising industry to rebalance media budgets and stem the collapse of print revenues.
Daily News Egypt :: Al-Dostor reporter was arrested on “criminal charges” days after publishing investigative report series covering alleged “police violations”
Reuters :: The Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters has left Iraq after he was threatened on Facebook and denounced by a Shi'ite paramilitary group's satellite news channel.
Journalism Blog :: Peruvian news organisation Convoca has launched an interactive tool to enable citizens to access environmental information related to the behaviour of Peruvian mining companies.
CPJ :: A court in Cairo sentenced three Egyptian journalists to life in prison today, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentences and calls on authorities to stop persecuting the news media.
AdWeek :: Stringwire, NBCUniversal’s live-streaming news app, announced a partnership to support a remote controlled aircraft DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone. So if you have one in your hall closet, dust it off and download the lastest version of the Stringwire app.
Winnipeg Free Press :: At one level, the big change in store for this 142-year-old institution is all about small change. A newspaper just slightly older than our city and just slightly younger than our province will be the first in North America to offer online readers a pay-per-view option later this month.
Venture Beat :: Facebook is testing a new Trending News section in the News Feed featuring five predefined categories: Politics, Business, Science and Technology, Sports, and Entertainment. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the small test with VentureBeat but declined to share further details.
Reason :: The first time I noticed it I merely found it odd: a person whom I had never interacted with in any way on Twitter had blocked me. But then it started happening more frequently; I would click on someone's handle after seeing an interesting retweet or mention and find myself blocked by yet another stranger.
mUmBRELLA :: Radio 2UE has dumped its afternoon presenter Angela Catterns as the newly merged management of Macquarie and Fairfax Radio seeks out cost savings and efficiencies from restructuring its operations.
BBC Academy :: World Service apps editor Trushar Barot says that when they are used in the right way chat apps can help audiences feel much closer to the BBC brand.
Press Gazette :: Website Buzzfeed is facing questions over why a post which was critical of one of the site's sponsors has been taken down.
New York Times :: Baquet, Caputo — seem to be betting that the current dynamics of slow decline form the predictable future for your paper. I doubt this, and the alternate story I’d like to suggest is that print declines will become fast again by the end of the decade.
Lost Remote :: “Live streaming via new social media products is a great way to further connect with our Twitter audience in real time,” Troy Ewanchyna, Vice President, Digital, NBCSports.com, tells LostRemote.
Current.org :: “Nonprofit news organizations offer the potential to become part of the bedrock of a strong local news and information ecosystem,” the report said.
New York Times :: Activists and experts who monitor the Twitter traffic of the Islamic State and its supporters noticed something odd last week when many accounts suddenly disappeared.
AdWeek :: It's not a mystery why YouTube is considering offering an ad-free version of its site to paying subscribers. There already are millions of potential viewers who pay nothing for an ad-free experience, and a subscription-based model will test whether digital freeloaders are willing to pay when given the chance.
Poynter :: David Carr and Walter Isaacson have famously praised the “iTunes for news” micropayment model as an ambitious and novel way to keep publishing long-form journalism and keep the money flowing in. But Will Federman thinks it’s just another antiquated notion that is already doomed to failure.
Stream Daily :: Facing rising competition, the platform will let viewers watch content ad-free for a yet-to-be-determined fee beginning later this year.
Press Gazette :: National press journalists are allegedly being excluded from covering carefully-managed general election campaign events organised by Labour and the Conservatives.
Press Gazette :: A new content-sharing deal between two neighbouring dailies in the North East could affect editorial independence and media plurality, the National Union of Journalists has warned.
WAN-IFRA :: At a breakfast at its London headquarters Editor-in-Chief Richard Addis unveiled a strategy to grow the European audience through investments in redesign and a focus on quality and longform reporting.
Digiday :: Publishers love the idea of the infinite scroll but can’t settle on the best implementation of it. In theory, the feature is great for time on site and viewability.
UK online ad market surges to £7.2bn: Survey says 92p a month is what readers would pay for online news
Press Gazette :: A new report suggests that consumers are willing to pay little for news online – but that digital advertising is booming.
Guardian :: Public broadcaster becomes the first mainstream media organisation to have such an online presence in China.
Guardian :: Corporation’s technology chief says move to take BBC3 online-only is indicative of its ‘direction of travel’.
Publishing Perspectives :: Water, gas and electricity are basic ingredients of our modern lives, and priced accordingly – and to treat books in the same way would see somehow sacrilegious. Yet that is precisely the scenario – perhaps even opportunity – that the publishing industry faces as the Internet enters its second stage, according to techno-optimist Javier Celaya, CEO and founder of new technology consultancy Dosdoce.com.
The vast majority of teens (92%) are daily Web surfers, with 56% saying they surf multiple times daily
Broadcasting Cable :: The vast majority of teens (92%) are daily Web surfers, with 56% saying they surf multiple times daily.
The Verge :: But friends are free to judge and shame your live stream of lunch.
VentureBeat :: Snapchat, that well-funded Los Angeles startup providing a popular ephemeral-mobile-messaging app, has been slowly developing a research arm to run sophisticated algorithms on user data like images and videos, VentureBeat has learned.
YouTube's paid subscription offering takes shape: Ad-free videos with offline viewing coming for around $10 a month
The Verge :: Ad-free videos with offline viewing coming for around $10 a month.
Venture Beat :: Google researchers tested out several methods in order to correctly recognize objects and interpret motion in sports videos.
AdWeek :: MTV wants viewers to tune into its 2015 MTV Movie Awards on April 12, but it's not expecting them to just watch on TVs and connected devices.
NY Daily News :: The NYPD is getting a handle on 1,700 cruisers, vans, and other vehicles used by cops across the city, the department's twitter Guru tweeted on Tuesday.
Poynter :: Despite multiple test periods and studies by federal and state courts, all of which have ended with a recommendation to allow cameras in at least some proceedings, the federal judiciary keeps the doors closed to cameras.
Lifehacker :: You know how to tell if something controversial is actually true, but what if you want to read up on something without stumbling into half-truths and pseudosc
Lifehacker :: The internet is full of information, but sometimes what you’re looking for needs a different approach. Whether you’re looking for public records, family trees, or really old archives, it’s time to do some offline digging like an old-school journalist. Here’s how to get started.
Tech in Asia :: Now based in Seattle, the Chinese entrepreneurs have created Pixotale as a way for people to tell a story with a bunch of photos.
Guardian :: Time Inc-owned magazine, which publishes the Fortune 500 list of the largest companies in the US, makes hirings following surprise closure of tech site.
WAN-IFRA :: Editor-in-Chief David Callaway says the growing use of VR in news is a natural progression from the widespread uptake of video in online content and it’s about to take off. Callaway spoke to Angelique Lu.
EJO :: Larry Birnbaum likes to tell stories from data. “It is clear that there is a lot of data and a lot of stories in that data, but it is not easy to find them,” he told delegates at INMA’s Big Data for Media conference at Google London last week. “I tend to start with a question.”
Immersive Journalism: @ImmersiveJourno thinks in future all stories will be shot with 3D, 360-degree cameras
Guardian :: De la Peña's start in immersive journalism began in 2012 with Hunger, the true story of a diabetic's collapse due to starvation while waiting in line at a food bank in Los Angeles.
BBC News :: "When you experience films such as Clouds Over Sidra, it makes quite an impact. It is not a passive experience and there is a small amount of interactivity because you can look around you. Like any piece of journalism this can be quite powerful. It adds a dynamic to the storytelling."
Adweek :: The weekly home improvement TV show, debuting Saturday, April 11 at noon E.T., is Time's first Spanish-language television program and first major collaboration with Telemundo.
RJI Online :: Jennifer Preston is the vice president for journalism at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts.
Guardian :: The Daily Mail and the Sun have attacked the BBC for turning the plight of Syrian refugees into a game – but this is the perfect way to get the message across.
Huffington Post :: “We are in a transitional, revolutionary movement,” says Editor-in-Chief Katrina vanden Heuvel. “The media changes are more defining for us than who’s in the White House.”
Ars Technica :: Persistent XSS in WP-Super-Cache allows attackers to insert malicious code.
TechRepublic :: If your goal is to move people with your data, you'll need more than just information -- you'll need a great story. Follow these storytelling tips to help you add dimension to your data.
New York Times :: Twitter and YouTube were temporarily blocked after they failed to respond to an order to remove content showing a hostage taker pointing a gun at Mehmet Selim Kiraz.
Press Gazette :: The What Matters to Me website features video clips of people talking about the issue closest to their hearts. Regional newspaper publisher Johnston Press has launched a video-based election website What Matters to Me.
Advanced TV :: Findings from global hi-tech specialist Juniper Research indicate that content paid for via carrier billing will provide operators with more than $14 billion in revenues over the next five years.
eMarketer :: March Madness fans care more about digital performance than how favorite team plays.
RJI Online :: It's a tale of two audiences at the Journal, says Carla Zanoni, audience development director at the Wall Street Journal.
Nieman Lab :: In a new paper released last week, Shorenstein Center fellow Matthew Hindman, an associate professor at George Washington University, says newspapers are far worse off digitally than most people think.