Recode :: Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who has been serving as interim CEO for the past three months, is expected be named the company’s new permanent CEO as early as tomorrow, although that timeframe may change, according to sources.
Recode :: The startup has been working with carriers to help them natively add video chat into their services.
MarketingCharts :: Some 29% of smartphone-owning adults listen to podcasts using their smartphones at least once a month, with that figure reaching 41% among 18-34-year-olds, according to a recently-released report from comScore.
Washingtonian :: Barely a week goes by in Washington without some thematic film festival taking place, but few launch with as much impact as what the founders of Double Exposure: The Investigative Film Festival hope to make.
Adweek :: Publishers' branded content is going programmatic. Today, Sharethrough and AppNexus are rolling out real-time bidding for Sharethrough's news feed-like promos.
mUmBRELLA :: Seven in 10 bloggers receive some form of “reward” for their posts, with many carrying sponsored content as a way of generating an income, a new survey has claimed.
LinkedIn :: Does this new beast — curation Twitter, editorial Twitter — have a soul yet? Would a platform company already have that kind of thing ghosting around within itself? Or does it go outside and obtain it somehow?
Nieman Lab :: This month, as millions of Muslims made the annual Hajj to Mecca, Snapchat set up a Live Story around the pilgrimage. Using a geofence that located users in Mecca and the surrounding areas in Saudi Arabia, Snapchat let users submit photos or short videos.
The Wrap :: The wave of digital deal-making has taken many by surprise. “The amount of money is pretty striking, especially for Business Insider,” Poynter media business analyst Rick Edmonds told TheWrap.
Nieman Lab :: Mark Henderson is certainly not the first person to launch a hyperlocal website in the shadow of the daily newspaper that used to employ him. Nevertheless, his ideas about how to build the site into a sustainable business are unorthodox enough to merit attention.
Venture Beat :: Twitter is working on a new format that will allow tweets of longer than 140 characters. The company is responding to many users who felt constrained by the length limit.
Poynter :: Jack Griffin loves newspapers. But the Tribune Publishing CEO just wants to make clear, albeit belatedly, that his love of the print product is not quite as unfettered as he just intimated.
Poynter :: Reporta, out on iOS and Android devices, helps journalists remain safe while reporting from hazardous areas.
AdWeek :: Axel Springer's $343 million acquisition of Business Insider this morning gives the German publisher 97 percent of the news site and events company. And it is the continuation of the Berlin-based company's rapid-fire investing in stateside digital media.
New York Times :: Madison Avenue is still the heart of the advertising business. But on the first day of Advertising Week, a top industry convention in Manhattan, it was clear how much influence resides in Silicon Valley.
Engadget :: Hashtag-activated emoji have been invading our Twitter streams for some time now, but would you believe me if I told you that those Star Wars, Dominos and and sport-focused icons didn't make Twitter a dime?
MediaLifeMagazine :: And hello, Trusted Media Brands. The magazine company becomes latest traditional media group to rebrand.
Venture Beat :: In the age of social media, companies turn to employees as brand ambassadors. These are the people that add credibility to any company in terms of expertise and thought leadership.
Press Gazette :: The news comes 14 months after he was suspended from his job following the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial.
Downtown Devil :: Data reporting is deeply rooted in investigative journalism and isn’t simply statistics; it’s investigating the way a system works compared to how it’s supposed to work, a New York Times editor said Monday.
Press Gazette :: The 55-year-old reporter, who has worked for the corporation for almost a decade, is said to be in the running to be the latest political editor of ITV News, following Tom Bradby's move as the new presenter of News at Ten.
mUmBRELLA :: The University of Melbourne has created a media platform headed by former Herald Sun editor-in-chief Phillip Gardner that will showcase the research, knowledge and expertise of its staff.
Recode :: The Twitter co-founder's new company is now worth more than $400 million.
Recode :: The Twitter co-founder's new company is now worth more than $400 million.
New York Times Public Editor :: What if, for example, a column on consumer electronics were to be sponsored by, say, Apple? It doesn’t take The Ethicist to see that some issues might arise, including self-censorship or pulled punches.
Current :: News organizations should free themselves to differentiate YouTube content from their marquee products, the panelists advised.
Nieman Lab :: Politico plans to have operations in every U.S. state capital and many other world capitals within five years, according to an internal memo obtained by the Huffington Post.
Journalism.co.uk :: The News app launched on iOS earlier this summer, and the Android version released today aims to build on successful features such as its approach to push notifications and storytelling styles.
New York Times :: The unsolicited offer comes less than three weeks after Media General offered to pay $2.4 billion for its rival Meredith Corporation.
Mediapost :: Merkle will release a platform Monday that allows marketers to use first- and third-party data to identify and locate individuals to target advertisements across publisher sites rather than just apps like Facebook.
Mediapost :: Merkle will release a platform Monday that allows marketers to use first- and third-party data to identify and locate individuals to target advertisements across publisher sites rather than just apps like Facebook.
Adweek :: The long-called-for migration of digital ads from using Adobe Flash to HTML5 is becoming a reality. It's a shift underscored by, among other developments, Amazon's switch to HTML5-only promos earlier this month, as well as The Washington Post last week committing to publishing its content on Facebook via the markup language.
Guardian :: More than 200 journalists sign letter asking paper’s new owners to meet senior staff and NUJ representatives to discuss concerns.
Guardian :: YouTube beefed up its live streaming and Amazon’s Twitch added video uploads, but it’s their gaming audiences that will define which advances fastest.
Mediashift :: New Brunswick Today, a hyper-local based in New Jersey, is proving that not all innovation in local news these days is digital.
Telecompaper :: Facebook has announced a new name for its Internet.org app and mobile website — Free Basics by Facebook.
Publishing Perspectives :: Although translated books dominate Turkish book sales, a growing audience of readers in Turkey means small publishers still have a chance to compete.
Guardian :: The BBC’s local radio station for London is to ditch more than a quarter of a century of rebrands and return to its original name, BBC Radio London.
New York Times :: To veteran media watchers, the layoffs mean that the recent attrition at newspapers across the country has finally arrived in force in the nation’s media capital.
Digiday :: Since switching its content strategy to focus more on social distribution, Vocativ’s Facebook views have grown from 1.6 million in January to 95.8 million views in August.
Digiday :: Exclusive research from Condé Nast shines a light on the reading habits of Vogue's target audience. Engagement with magazine brands is on the rise and, perhaps coming as a ray of sunshine during much gloomy coverage around ad blocking.
Digiday :: Publishers afflicted by ad blocking have a growing number of vendors willing to bypass blocking software.
Financial Times :: Once merely the digital manifestation of the world’s foremost fashion magazine, Vogue.com is today a vast adjunct of the print edition it represents. And it’s a mighty proposition.
News Laundry :: Last year in August, the Times Group asked its employees to hand over their Twitter and Facebook accounts’ passwords to the company. It said that journalists could have a personal handle but they couldn’t use it to post news related stuff.
Guardian :: As Evan Davis marks one year as anchor, a proposal for a 45-minute flagship bulletin could hit viewing figures.
Guardian :: Johnston Press boss on conflicts of interest, BBC imperialism, Whittingdale’s review of the corporation – and mergers.
The Verge :: Notes now has a design that will look familiar to anyone who has ever read a post on Medium, complete with big cover image at the top and reduced text density.
Beet.TV :: They are the twin trends reshaping media and, with them, advertising. The surge of mobile and video consumption is the biggest opportunity in front of marketers, says one of Facebook’s advertising chiefs.
Guardian :: Cutting jobs and resources is US publishing giant Gannett’s only tactic with its UK titles.
ProPublica :: Humans are natural storytellers. Journalists simply do it for a living. That goes for data journalists, too. Just like our newsroom colleagues who write traditional narrative journalism, we're telling stories to readers even when it looks like we're just presenting data.
Variety :: Twitter is starting to make a bigger push for TV fans, networks and advertisers wanting to reach a primetime audience: The company has started to make its TV Timelines feature more widely available, and is adding shortcuts to the TV experience directly to its users’ tweets.
WAN-IFRA :: Trying to keep a newsroom up to speed and meet a seemingly never-ending series of challenges while simultaneously cutting costs has become the lot of the modern newsroom leader. Among the newsrooms doing an impressive job of meeting today's demands is Switzerland's 24heures, led by Editor-in-Chief Thierry Meyer.
Guardian :: Actors are pushed out on to the publicity stage as good as naked. The PRs rarely seem to prepare them or warn that there’s a difference between Brad from IReallyLoveMovieStars.com at the junket and an interview with the British newspapers, Channel 4 News or Today.
CJS :: This guide is an overview and quick reference for journalism practitioners, educators and students interested in using today's many online publishing tools to create compelling, accurate and effective journalism.
PBS :: “By experimenting with this technology to put viewers at the epicenter of the worst Ebola outbreak on record, we’re exploring whether the VR journalism experience immerses our audience in this story in a way we couldn’t before,” adds Aronson-Rath, who began working on this project as a 2014 MIT Open Doc Fellow.
The Wrap :: The Israeli military will discipline soldiers who were caught on camera assaulting Agence France-Presse journalists, the military announced Saturday.
Recode :: YouTube, which spent the first 10 years of its life as a free service, is getting ready to start selling tickets.
Recode :: While VR is certainly an advanced, promising technology that could (in time) radically alter the media landscape, what do viewers have to gain from super-close-ups of conservatively dressed old white people yelling at one another?
CPJ :: On September 22, the Cyberspace Administration of China, the country's leading Internet regulatory body, issued a media directive stating that mobile phone apps of Chinese news organizations are not to send more than three push notifications of "negative news" related to public security and law during Xi's visit to the U.S.
Read Yaqiu Wang, cpj.org
Adweek :: Crystal joins whitelisting initiative, sparking some backlash.
Miami Herald :: Parents of Pinecrest journalist Steven Sotloff, slain by ISIS, created foundation in his name.
HubSpot :: In this special, live-recorded episode of The Growth Show, Jonah Peretti joins us to talk about the strategies and technology powering BuzzFeed's insane growth.
Guardian :: Johnston Press is revamping the Scotsman, its Edinburgh-based flagship daily title. The changes affect the newspaper itself and its website.
Publishing Perspective :: In a creative use of the platform, crowdfunding publishing site Inkshares has recruited indie bookstores to publish original anthologies with the site.
Guardian :: Editor Lloyd Embley and journalists film Jimmy Kimmel-based advert to be shown during X Factor as part of anti-Sun campaign.
VICE :: Robert J. Rosso is a federal prisoner serving life without the possibility of release. Born and raised in San Pedro, California, he has been in prison over 18 years straight and currently resides at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute, Indiana. Robert writes for VICE, The Fix and Gorilla Convict, and is working on a prison novel.
Digiday :: Snapchat has turned off ad sharing on Discover channels run by major media companies, and brands want the option back, according to sources.
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Knight Foundation :: Changing technology is also bringing a cascade of change to the media, which has broad implications for companies in the sector and organizations such as Knight that seek to improve the quality of information and how it flows to communities.
Nieman Lab :: Here’s how BuzzFeed, The Economist, The New York Times, Quartz, Vox, and Yahoo News slim down a day’s worth of news into manageable forms.
Beet.TV :: With its recently forged alliance with the Rubicon Project, video adtech company Virool is expanding its publisher relationships around the use of it’s “in-text” video unit, says Brian Danzis, Chief Revenue Officer of Virool, in this interview with Beet.TV
Venture Beat :: Twitter is looking at possibly letting users add quick polls to their Tweets. A company spokesperson confirmed the move in a statement to VentureBeat.
Journalism.co.uk :: Editor-in-chief René Lüchinger explains how Friday's Blick became a paper produced by a team of 13 refugees who told their own stories.
Journalists' Resource :: Industry leaders have expressed mixed feelings about newsroom staff using social media to engage with readers and sources, partly because of the risk that they will disclose too much personal information or give opinions.
Journalism.co.uk .: The BBC, Bild and TIME have been using Snapchat and Periscope to broadcast raw, unedited footage of their travels with refugees during their journey through Europe.
Press Gazette :: The Independent Press Standards Organisation has announced plans to commission an external review to test its "independence and effectiveness".
GEN :: Outside the world of new media and tech, augmented reality is probably less understood than virtuality reality but, according to industry experts, its capacity to change the way we interact with news will be phenomenal.
WAN-IFRA :: “We very much started from a completely blank page because there weren’t any other news organisations doing this stuff at the time. We didn’t have anything to compare ourselves against or to see what was working elsewhere or not working and adapt accordingly,” said Trushar Barot.
Guardian :: Daily Mail & General Trust reports digital ad revenue growth of 16% in 11 months to the end of August, compared to 49% in the same period last year.
Fortune :: Some estimates have said ad sales could take $20-billion hit from ad blockers, but UBS says it is likely to be much less.
Star Tribune :: When you visit a website, you often find yourself waiting and waiting for advertisements to load. Video starts playing automatically, and animated ads jump in front of what you were there to see. The seconds tick by.
Tech in Asia :: How big is China’s mobile web? So big that it’s genuinely hard to comprehend. According to the latest data from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China is closing in on the one billion mobile web user mark.
The Mandarin :: Government isn’t prepared for the “tectonic” shift from digital disruption. Innovation and behavioural change is essential. The former News Corporation boss offers five lessons from the frontline of digital change.
Guardian :: Judiciary rattled by documentary containing secret footage of 34 judges accepting bribes in exchange for passing lower sentences
Fortune :: The Washington Post says it will send 100% of its content to Facebook for its Instant Articles project. But is that wise?
Huffington Post :: The editorial staff of the progressive news site ThinkProgress has joined the Writers Guild of America, East, making it the latest in a string of Web-based publications to unionize.
Mediapost :: Microsoft will work to prove that Bing Pulse can keep television viewers glued to content longer after noticing that the technology deters viewers from switching the channel.
Mobile video is a fast-growing ad format, and many brands are rushing specifically to create video ads for native mobile environments like Facebook or Instagram feeds. Research suggests that viewing such ads improves a variety of metrics, from recall to purchase internet.
Digiday :: The NFL Players Association has launched a new media company called ACE Media. The goal? To create content opportunities across online video, TV, radio, podcasts, games and more for athletes, who often don’t have much control over how they’re depicted in the media.
Digiday :: Cole Haan has found success on Instagram by combining the platform's imagery within its own app, which pulls in Instagram images and lets people buy things with just a tap, using Apple Pay, is a workaround of the limitations of the platform.
Melbourne Press Club :: The Edit, the Melbourne Press Club’s new forum for journalists under 30, launched last month at Ferdydurke in the Melbourne CBD with a fascinating informal discussion by three leading Melbourne-based investigative journalists.
INMA :: Kleine Zeitung wanted to create more depth and breadth to its audience, enticing it to embrace digital content by digging deep into local history on many platforms with its Akademie.
Huffington Post :: If you're already having a great day, here's some icing on the cake: singing "Happy Birthday" will no longer cost you a cent.
Huffington Post :: The social media giant announced Wednesday that it's enabling 360-degree videos in its News Feed, starting today with a full rollout taking place over the next few months.
Guardian :: Australian journalist Peter Greste receives the news that Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed have been pardoned by Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi
Washington Post :: The Washington Post today became the first new partner to launch on Facebook’s Instant Articles platform. The Post will send 100% of its stories to Facebook so that all Washington Post content can be formatted as Instant Articles.
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WAN-IFRA :: De la Peña, who has a background as a journalist and documentary film maker, has spent the past two years as a Senior Research Fellow in Immersive Journalism at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism and Communications. What is coming out of her studio is nothing short of ground-breaking in journalism terms.
Digiday :: An FT analysis of six ad campaigns bought on its Cost Per Hour basis showed brand consideration was 58 percent higher than the same ads when seen for less than five seconds. But the FT faces hurdles.
Digiday :: TV isn’t dying. Popular streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, for instance, primarily offer content from other TV networks or produced by leading TV production studios.
Digiday :: The pope's visit to the U.S. is underway -- and so is the commercialism. While Pope Francis has himself railed against the tyranny of capitalism, that's not stopping the capitalists, who have gone all out with pope toasters, pope beer and pope koozies.
Digiday :: Gen Z may have missed “Pottermania” at its peak, but J.K. Rowling and her “Potterheads” are making sure they do their bit to keep the magic of Harry Potter alive.
Guardian :: Nine UK-based bloggers on the list published by Ansarullah Bangla Team, who have been blamed for a series of murders.
TechCrunch :: Twitter is losing some key talent and leadership lately, which we told you about before…specifically to the company a few blocks over, Uber.
Huffington Post :: For any city to succeed, it cannot limit itself to ideas originating from within its borders. One non-profit news startup in Philadelphia is taking that idea to heart.
Recode :: Hearst is investing $21 million for a minority share in Complex, a network of pop culture websites.
Medium :: According to oft-publicized opinion in the media young people do not care much for politics. In May, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG) has set out to prove the opposite trend with its multimedia project «politbox», just in time for the federal elections in autumn of 2015. A workshop report.
mUmBRELLA :: The Victorian Government has pledged $3m in funding to help support academia meets journalism website The Conversation, securing 32 jobs there.
EFF :: Courts have long recognized that the First Amendment protects parodies, and last Friday, EFF filed a “friend of the court” brief urging a state court of appeals in Michigan to apply the same protections to parodies posted on Twitter.
Recode :: German publishing giant Axel Springer is closing in on a deal to buy Business Insider, in a deal that would value the Web publisher at around $560 million.
Advanced TV :: NBC has confirmed the launch of its new streaming channel on the Roku platform via TV Everywhere, bringing shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Voice, The Blacklist, and Saturday Night Live to millions of Roku customers.
Digiday :: Ad blocker users have deliberately said no to seeing ads. But some marketers are trying to target them anyway. Some publishers said they’re increasingly hearing from marketers who are interested in reaching this demo that skews young, male and tech-forward.
Why tech rebels like Uber, Jet and Fitbit are embracing traditional advertising (but obviously mainly TV)
Adweek :: TV could experience a "little mini-revival" driven by capital-rich tech companies.
Flipboard :: If you put in the effort of curating a magazine with an awesome title and cover image, there are a few easy things you can do on Flipboard to build an audience and a community.
GD USA :: Uber has launched a print magazine for riders. Called Arriving Now the publication features “pro tips, hotspots, and exclusive details about upcoming promotions.”
Ars Technica :: Google fears complying would lead to a race to the bottom for online freedom.
Nieman Lab :: One of the great benefits of working in audio, says Texas Tribune reporter Neena Satija, is that you have to get out of the office to collect sound.
Poynter :: Michael Finnegan, the chief financial officer at Atlantic Media, has been promoted to chief operating officer, Atlantic Media CEO David Bradley announced in a note to staffers today.
The Wrap :: Former Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner was marginalized by parent company Tribune Publishing before ultimately being fired two weeks ago, the New York Times reported in a recent expose.
Apple Insider :: Apple News, an ambitious news-reading app that's new to iOS 9, is already showing off exclusive original content to early adopters of the latest software for iPhones and iPad, demonstrating Apple's serious intent to woo both readers and publishers with a captivating medium for the written word.
Digiday :: When a brand uploads a new video to Facebook, 94 percent of views it generates in the following week happen on that video, says Visible Measures. The stat shows that while video is booming on Facebook, it’s still difficult for brands and publishers to get people to watch their entire library.
Monday Notes :: LinkedIn was poised to become a major player in the business news sector. Instead, the professional social network is stuck with dull editorial content. Let’s see why it let the train pass, preferring to bet on quantity above everything else.
Digiday :: Deep linking, while still in its early days, is finally catching the eye of publishers. Bleacher Report recently inked a deal with last-minute sports ticketing site Gametime to help sell game tickets directly from the sports site’s Team Stream app.
Forbes :: According to a recent joint study conducted by Adobe and Pagefair, the percent of users blocking ads on their browsers is already approaching 16% among US audiences, with a cost to publishers last year of near $10.7 billion dollars.
ars technica :: What happens when app-driven journalistic experiences—especially about the kinds of sensitive stories that are ideal for reported depth and their focus on empathy—run into gatekeepers who typically deal with game and productivity apps?
Beet.TV :: With the recent announcement to buy Millennial Media, AOL is moving aggressively in building a mobile tech stack, explains Bob Lord, President of AOL, in this interview with Beet.TV. We spoke with him earlier this week at DMEXCO.
Guardian :: Research from Sourcepoint and comScore shows one in 10 people were blocking ads on desktops and laptops before the Apple update, rising to around a quarter in Germany and France.
Ben Evans :: For as long as the idea of the 'mobile internet' has been around, we've thought of it as a cut-down subset of the 'real' Internet. I'd suggest it's time to invert that - to think about mobile as the real internet and the desktop as the limited, cut-down version.
Co.Create :: Chompoo Baritone's new photo series shows what's really happening just beyond the frame.
CUNY :: The McGraw Fellowships enable accomplished journalists to do the deep reporting to produce a distinguished investigative or enterprise business story.
The Conversation :: But news in the digital age spreads faster than ever, and so do lies and hoaxes. Just like retractions and corrections in newspapers, online rebuttals often make rather less of a splash than the original misinformation
The Conversation :: If truth, accuracy and objectivity guaranteed that all journalism would be ethical, the cause of the Syrian refugees would have been taken up long before the shocking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body washed up on a Turkish beach.
FIPP.com :: Marie Claire, the premium fashion title, is launching a month-long celebration of shoes and publishing its first native cover sponsored by Luisa Via Roma, an online luxury fashion destination.
Independent :: After surprising everyone with his reinstatement of Rebekah Brooks in the UK, the News Corp boss is now relaunching the Wall Street Journal’s international editions and taking on the FT on its home turf. Media Editor Ian Burrell reports.
FIPP.com :: Why was the New York Times’ famous Innovation Report such news last year? Because it addressed questions all publishers grapple with: how do we survive in today’s fast-changing digital world?
Press Gazette :: The Evening Standard tomorrow publishes what it says is the largest ever edition of ES Magazine.
InPublishing :: Guardian News & Media (GNM) yesterday announced a major reorganisation of its commercial operations, with the creation of three new business units: one focusing on its relationships with readers; one on agencies and clients; and a third on GNM’s print business.
Guardian :: Average number of daily online visitors up 62% two months after relaxation of charging policy, putting it ahead of Express and Star.
Nieman Lab :: The New York Times is diving into the world of chat apps with a new bilingual WeChat account. The Times will send out a daily digest of news in English and Chinese targeted at WeChat’s millions of users around the world.
The Verge :: Unless you have been living under a rock, you will know about the trend of the news platforms, and the idea that content in the future will be distributed through them.
Publishers struggle to monetize digital videos as agencies still try to recycle their 30-second TV ads
Digiday :: Digital video is the fastest growing format in the ad market. But as much as advertisers are pouring money into it, publishers still find that monetizing it is a challenge.
Digiday :: YouTube Space got a glamorous makeover this week when Vogue and Karlie Kloss took over the studio to create a series of videos featuring top YouTube creators.
Digiday :: Around 1 million people visit Everyday Carry, which hopes to take in $1 million in its first year. That's in part due to an affiliate deal with Amazon, which accounts for 20 percent of its revenue.
Social Media Today :: The Twitter-owned platform is now providing users with web profiles, making it easier to find content from specific Periscopers.
Immigration Blog :: Some readers will remember the proto-reality television series "Jackass" that ran on MTV more than a decade ago. Wikipedia aptly describes it as "featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, self-injuring stunts and pranks." That description, I think, is also perfectly descriptive of immigration analysis when undertaken by amateurs or, worse, journalists determined to write an article that conforms to their predetermined notions
Read Dan Cadman, cis.org
Guardian :: ‘Over-the-top’ video service could boost revenues and allow American fans to watch shows on demand, as UK government reviews public broadcaster
Poynter :: After the last GOP debate, we spoke with The Washington Post about its decision to use social cards to illustrate some notable zingers from the candidates. Last night, the Los Angeles Times brought its own social card game to Twitter.
Publishing Perspectives :: According to the German newspaper, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Amazon is establishing two new logistic centers in Munich to offer same-day delivery in the city.
The Verge :: Pinterest has crossed a pretty big line: 100 million monthly users. The site announced its milestone this morning, marking the first time that Pinterest has put a number on the size of its user base.
New York Times :: Angry mobs lashing out against an influential newspaper are part of a fierce campaign of intimidation that seems inspired by Turkish politicians.
Venture Beat :: With the release of iOS 9 this week, the discussion over ad blocking has reached a peak. That’s because the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS includes tools for developers to create ad-blocking software.
Journalism.co.uk :: Like so many great innovations, CORRECT!V was born out of desperation. Ben Heubl speaks to founder David Schraven to find out more about the team's approach to data journalism
CNNMoney :: A Pulitizer Prize winning journalist is leaving one of the country's most prestigious newspapers for one of Silicon Valley's most powerful companies.
Facebook :: Signal is now available at no cost to journalists and leverages our own Media Solutions APIs, as well as third-party APIs including CrowdTangle and Storyful who each power feeds within the product.
GlobalWebIndex :: Networks are still about keeping in touch with friends or killing time, but it’s more than a third of internet users who now turn to social networks in order to keep up-to-date with current events.
Advanced TV :: Online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service Instagram has revealed at the DMexco digital marketing event in Cologne that it will feature direct response, 30-second video ads and integration with Facebook.
Recode :: What makes it different from a normal news story? "VR is truly objective."
Guardian :: The United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of expression says company’s unauthorised access to reporter’s phone records was ‘egregious’.
mUmBRELLA :: The University of Canberra is to launch a content marketing speciality within its journalism degree claiming it is catering to a demand which has always been there.
Bloomberg :: Twitter Inc. has been slammed by investors since its initial public offering for slowing user growth. On Wednesday, Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto tried a new defense: Comparing Twitter to the world’s largest social network.
Berkely Beacon :: Catherine D’Ignazio, an assistant journalism professor, received a $35,000 grant on Aug. 1 from the Knight Foundation to develop a suite of data visualization tools.
Digiday :: Snapchat is no longer just a playground for millennials -- at least as far as agencies are concerned. The rise of Snapchat as a viable advertising platform offering an assortment of both paid and organic options has made it a regular feature within agencies.
Digiday :: Personalization has long been key to the Bleacher Report formula. The site's early success was built on the appeal of the long tail of local sports stories, not just national ones. It's applying similar logic to its video operation, whose 100 staffers now churn out around 800 videos a month.
medium.com :: It’s been over a year since we launched our Tow Center research on the use of User Generated Content by 24-hour television news organisations. The report’s tweetable headline was: “it’s a Wild West out there”, an observation which led us to form Eyewitness Media Hub in the first place.
VCCirlce.com :: Independent and Public Spirited Media Trust is likely to have at least Rs 100 crore initial corpus.
Globe And Mail :: La Presse, the Montreal-based daily newspaper, will scrap its print edition from Monday to Friday starting in January, the newspaper announced on Wednesday.
Esquire :: After fourteen years of being immersed in the bloody wars of our era, C.J. Chivers came home.
Guardian :: Ex-Endemol Shine executive Kate Ward to head branch of online company that focuses on fashion, lifestyle and beauty, with office to also open in Germany
Hollywood Reporter :: Rupert Murdoch's News Corp will acquire social video advertising platform Unruly for up to $176m, the company said Wednesday
UX :: In an age when we've got more content than we know what to do with and we can access it whenever we want to, what makes the television experience relevant?
Capital New York :: In a potentially game-changing move, Amazon will begin offering free to dirt-cheap subscriptions to The Washington Post to its tens of millions of Prime members, I’ve learned. The program begins today.
Poynter :: Tribune Publishing, like most newspaper companies, has had a tough year financially with its shares losing roughly half their value during Griffin’s time there. How long does Griffin have to demonstrate his plan is on track?
Nieman Lab :: “It’s a daily newsroom with editors, all of whom are journalists, and the reporters are all academics.”
Venture Beat :: Pinterest is launching a new product that lets you find your personal color palette based on the color schemes of Pins you’ve saved.
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Digiday :: During the initial few years of the Digital Content NewFronts, publishers would often unveil “slates” of original content with the unspoken understanding that they would only make those shows if a brand came on board to finance them.
Digiday :: The rise of the mobile Web spells more bad news for serif fonts. Sites that opt for fusty print-era serif typefaces such as Georgia and Baskerville are looking increasingly long in the tooth compared to their digital first counter parts, which are opting for serif fonts.
Digiday :: Pinterest is striking a partnership with Datalogix to help brands find out how effective their ads were in driving sales, according to sources.
Ars Technica :: Name isn't confirmed, but expect something closer to "sympathy" based on feedback.
New campaign donation feature: Twitter has partnered with Square to make it easier for politicians to raise money
GigaOM :: Twitter has partnered with Square, the payment processor with which it at least temporarily shares a chief executive, to make it easier for politicians to raise money.
Guardian :: A Slate piece on first-person writing has prompted debate in the digital media community. We asked editors at BuzzFeed, Jezebel and other leading sites to weigh in on the importance of such pieces – and why there is a gender divide.
FastCompany :: Social media has raised awareness and organized support, but more practical efforts to help refugees have had an impact as well.
Nieman Lab :: Despite recent upheaval on the business side, S. Mitra Kalita sees “an opportunity in framing broader stories through the California lens and achieving audience in our state and throughout the world.”
Journalism.co.uk :: Acquiring Local World could help Trinity Mirror reach a greater number of people across the UK, but it could also mean fewer jobs for journalists and less coverage of community issues.
The Verge :: Social network faced criticism for being slow to remove racist and xenophobic posts.
Digiday :: New York Fashion Week events were once the epitome of exclusivity. Thanks to social media and other platforms, that's no longer the case.
Digiday :: It's the first year Periscope is available for fashion brands at NYFW. And while live streaming has been around at the fashion event for a few years, it's expensive, costing upwards of $20,000. Periscope, meanwhile, is free, and brands from Ralph Lauren to BCBG are using it.
Digiday :: Instagram ads have lost some of that gloss and glamour. It was bound to happen, considering almost anyone can buy an ad there now, but in some cases the change has been dramatic.
Digiday :: Bloomberg Media is meeting the challenge by cutting in half the number of events it’s doing, hoping that the bigger remaining ones will be more attractive to sponsors. It’s also taking the unconventional step of making one of them mostly off the record to appeal to C-suite attendees.
Digiday :: Wired's branded content efforts are helping to push its digital revenue to a new high. Wired today gets 68 percent of its revenue from its digital business, a big increase compared to two years ago when that it was half of its total.
Ars Technica :: Jimmy Wales asked to reconsider arrangement with paywalled science publisher Elsevier.
Apple Insider :: Advertisers are reportedly upset with the restrictions Apple has placed on formats for iOS 9's News app — as well as the barriers campaigns must pass for approval.
Relevance.com :: At the end of August, BuzzFeed signed a partnership deal with GroupM—the media-buying arm of major communications firm WPP and self-proclaimed “world’s largest media investment group”—to license out a combination of proprietary software and creative services.
FIPP.com :: While Apple will soon start to offer curated news from 20 publishers, including Condé Nast, ESPN, The New York Times, Hearst, Time Inc., CNN and Bloomberg through its Apple News app, available with iOS 9 on 16 September, Facebook is still in early Alpha with Instant Articles. The social network is currently testing the new native content format with a few carefully selected publishing partners. And now Google has joined with a third option and Instant Article alternative and New York Times and Guardian are among those participating, while it takes its first steps.
Independent :: Not much of a headline you might think, given it comes from the news provider to ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, but John Hardie’s strident defence comes as evidence that news-watching, like everything else in the digital world, is changing.
Identifying key trends, ruthlessness crucial to effective development, Washington Post executive says
The Media Briefing :: Key to innovate is, Prakesh said, the speed at which news outlets innovate and push features to market -- and the speed at which these features are removed if they do not work.
Marketing Land :: Gatorade, Mr Porter, Michael Kors and Carrefour are trying out the new format, which enables the creation of full-screen interactive experiences within the Facebook mobile app.
CJR :: For a moment in time, when the internet was new, and even a little later when excitement about longform reached a fever pitch, one important question was largely ignored: Who is this particular story for, and how can I make sure that an audience sees it?
Forbes :: Websites are in about the same place as dinosaurs were at the tail end of the Cretaceous Period 65 million years ago. Which is to say, about to go extinct.
Digiday :: Agency clients, at least so far, haven't been paying much attention. One brand exec said she hasn't been either but wonders if publishers will now provide metrics on blocked ads to buyers.
Adweek :: Here, Adweeks profiles eight of the most successful creators on Periscope and Meerkat that every brand getting into live video should know about right no
Guardian :: Vodaphone has admitted an employee accessed a Fairfax journalist’s phone data in 2011 after she revealed a serious data breach by the company
Poynter :: Bob Sauerberg, the president of Condé Nast, will succeed Chuck Townsend as CEO of the magazine giant in January, Townsend announced in a memo to employees Sunday evening.
INMA :: Traditional media needs to begin expanding its offerings with services that could include content marketing, promotions and events, and beacon solutions. Here’s why your company should embrace the “local marketing agency” model.
Guardian :: 21st Century Fox gains an innovative publishing asset but worries about its future may be misplaced.
Google, Twitter and and major news publishers like The Guardian and The New York Times seek faster web
New York Times :: In a world where many people read everything on mobile phones, a few seconds of load time can mean the gain or loss of millions of readers and advertising dollars.
Buzzfeed News :: It starts with a gentle nudge and ends with a hard block and a demand for cash. The Washington Post has begun intermittently redirecting desktop users to a subscription page if they are using the popular AdBlock software, some readers have reported.
Guardian :: Bild reporter Paul Ronzheimer travelled across Europe live-streaming interviews: ‘For the refugee story, the personalisation is very important’.
Guardian :: Labour asks for investigation into potential breaches of ministerial code after ‘repeated leaks’ of government’s plans for BBC.
Nieman Lab :: Settling on a sustainable strategy for online video has been notoriously difficult for publishers. Efforts to produce live video shows have mostly sputtered.
Digiday :: What’s native advertising going to look like down the line? To find out we talked to Adam Kleinberg, designer and CEO of the Bay Area agency Traction.
The Verge :: Tumblr is partnering with Print All Over Me — a website that lets designers add custom prints to a cycling selection of basic clothing silhouettes and collect a portion of the profits — to release its first ever clothing line.
Independent :: A Conservative MP is considering legal action and is to make a formal complaint following what he calls a “rude, aggressive and patronising” interview on BBC2’s Newsnight.
mUmBRELLA :: Google is touting watch time as the best metric for media buyers to be looking at when investing in ads around Youtube, and signalled it is set to pursue a “multi-agency/client strategy” for the next round of its Google Preferred program.
VentureBeat :: The NFL season is here, and for many fans, this means it’s time to indulge in one of their favorite pastimes: talking smack. And Facebook wants to play an integral part in that game-day experience.
Recode :: The New York Times has crossed the digital rubicon, and Executive Editor Dean Baquet remains confident that the Gray Lady will be well positioned to turn its $400 million of digital revenue into the core of its future business.