Nieman Lab :: The widget, which will be open sourced, was created by a developer who began working on it as a personal side project.
Mediashift :: In the case of Manuel Benito Ingelmo, it created an opportunity for him to develop something he had been thinking about for a long time.
ConwayFraser.com :: “I'm not sure how much longer I can do this, man," the voice on the other end of the line said exasperatingly, "you left journalism and seem to be doing well. Can you help me get out?"
MediaPost :: Competing for users' short attention spans, Snapchat, Instagram and their rivals are engaged in a feature-focused arms race.
CPJ :: China's journalists and bloggers, already under threat of persecution, face new risks from Monday, when amendments to the country's criminal law come into effect.
Read Yaqiu Wang, cpj.org
T'echCrunch :: How much would Marvel pay to let Snapchatters Iron Man themselves and send these pics and videos to friends the weekend the movie opens? Apparently as much as $750,000 for one peak day like a holiday
Inc.com :: In this column, Daphne Koller asks Mike Krieger, Instagram co-founder and director of engineering, to share his thoughts on the importance of human-centered design.
Poynter :: The new Brazilian fact-checking site Aos Fatos (To the Facts) recently launched a crowdfunding campaign. It aims to raise R$ 30,000 ($ 7,700), to upgrade the project from its current pilot phase.
Guardian :: Sports network ends publication of five-year-old website ‘effective immediately’ months after parting ways with founder Bill Simmons
eMarketer :: Snapchat has solidified its position as the second-most popular social site in Norway, based on research by Ipsos (formerly Ipsos MMI).
Nieman Lab :: Welt has a staff of about 400,and its main restructured newsroom is more of a production center for its various channels — mobile, tablet, online, daily print, and Sunday print — all requiring varying degrees of speediness.
ZAMAN :: Hasan Ölçer, one of the trustees appointed on Monday to take over the management of the İpek Media Group following a controversial court decision, insulted several employees of the Bugün daily during a meeting on Thursday, and unlawfully dismissed those employees who refused to act in line with their orders.
Jim Roberts: We asked #Turkey journalist @SunaVidinli to describe scene of media crackdown. Her report
mashable :: As we continued our broadcast in a locked control room of Bugun TV, our eyes continuously checked the glass door. Our colleagues outside were texting to us that additional police forces had entered the building. Any moment now, they would storm into the control room and cut off our broadcast.
Wired :: Facebook can be boring. On any given day, you may see baby pictures, cat videos, engagement announcements, photos of a friend’s lavish vacation, a diatribe on bacon, a video from a wedding you weren’t invited to, and asinine arguments about politics.
Instant Articles get shared more than old-fashioned links, plus more details from Facebook’s news push
Nieman Lab :: “That’s what we can do, as a platform: be really responsive to what publishers want out of us.” Also coming up: A major move into international markets.
Business Wire :: The landscape of media is changing – new platforms and new styles. The New York Times is an institution but it didn’t start off as one. How will we be referring to BuzzFeed decades from now?
Poynter :: Several fact-checkers run effective paid services for newsrooms or universities; at least five have run successful crowdfunding operations this year. Nonetheless, the sustainability of fact-checkers’ business models remains a key issue.
Journalism.co.uk :: The company's developers work with the journalists and editors to meet the "ever changing needs of news", said head of newsroom development, Erin Sparling
Poynter :: Ten stories filed to NPR Music and New York-based classical public radio station WQXR contained phrases “copied from other sources without attribution,” NPR News Chief Michael Oreskes announced Thursday.
Is there an ideal time of day to read news? A site called Twelve Thirty Six has one idea (you’ll never guess)
Niemanlab :: Editor Marc Weisblott looked at news patterns and decided a specific moment in the Toronto lunch hour was the right time to send out an email newsletter — but he’s stuck with “a very Canadian dilemma.”
Digiday :: It may be a few years down the road, but to be a great CD, you should start learning now. They don’t teach that stuff in ad school or at your agency.
Digiday :: After YouTubers raised concerns over whether they would be paid for views that occur during a YouTube Red user’s free trial, YouTube has said it plans to share revenue it makes from Google Play Music.
The rise of the distributed publisher has given rise to a new role at media companies: the platform wrangler
Digiday :: Vox is looking for an executive specifically to manage its relationships with platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat. Elsewhere, the job is an add-on to a digital or tech executive. But that may not be enough.
Mashable :: Turkish police raided the Istanbul headquarters of a media company in the early hours of Wednesday morning, armed with tear gas, batons, and a water cannon. The company is linked to a U.S.-based government critic and is the most recent government action against opposition news outlets.
Dynamic pricing: CNBC's asking price for ads during GOP debate: $250,000 - @brianstelter: last night $5,000
CNN Money :: Advertisers sometimes pay just a few thousand dollars for air time on CNBC. But for Wednesday night's GOP debate the asking price was a cool quarter of a million dollars.
mUmBRELLA :: Fairfax Media’s The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age are trialling editor-curated subscriber newsletters over the next six weeks.
Guardian :: BBC says police accessed communications between Secunder Kermani and Isis member in Syria, in move criticised by press freedom campaigners.
Nieman Lab :: Nuzzel’s a tool for curating links from your own social media feeds. Now it wants to let you use that curation to make your own publishing and promotion platform.
The Verge :: Earlier this year we learned that GoPro was making a quadcopter drone, but few details have since been shared about the project. That changes today, as the company has uploaded the first footage from the drone to its YouTube channel.
The Newspaper Works :: Toronto-based The Globe and Mail trialled popular messaging app WhatsApp to keep readers informed during the recently completed Canadian election campaign that saw Justin Trudeau sweep into office.
mUmBRELLA :: Two senior film producers are promising to “revitalise the Australian film industry” with a new pay-per-view streaming service called OzFlix dedicated solely to Australian films.
The Wrap :: The union representing Los Angeles Police Department officers has joined New York City in its condemnation of Quentin Tarantino, demanding a boycott of the director’s movies following his comments about police brutality.
Recode :: It's the first major U.S. sporting event to be publicly broadcast live in virtual reality.
Adweek :: Time Inc. has acquired Jane Pratt's xoJane and xoVain websites in a bid to build up its portfolio of brands that target millennials. Adweek first reported that the acquisition was imminent on Oct. 16.
Adweek :: On Monday, South by Southwest Interactive decided to pull the plug on two gaming panels planned for the 2016 tech festival, citing "numerous threats of on-site violence related to this programming.
The Verge :: This is the first full quarter with founder Jack Dorsey back at the helm as CEO
Poynter :: McClatchy opened the 3rd quarter earnings season for newspaper companies today reporting weak financial results typical of the industry so far this year.
VentureBeat :: When viewed through a Samsung Gear VR headset, fans will be able to watch the Warriors play the New Orleans Pelicans all without having to be in the arena.
Guardian :: Rona Fairhead says there is no evidence the BBC has crowded out local media as she admits proposal to fund 100 journalists has not been widely welcomed.
Social Media Today :: Facebook has today unveiled a new 'Team Frames' option which gives users the chance to show their support for sporting teams with custom overlays for their profile pictures.
Tech in Asia :: China’s ecommerce sector is crowded. There’s no denying that. Even in a niche space like mobile international ecommerce, where apps help Chinese buyers access high-quality products from overseas, competition is fierce. If you want to take on that market, you’d better have a good hook.
Tech in Asia :: Virendra Gupta, the founder and CEO of Verse Innovation, doesn’t get much sleep. “There’s not a single boring day,” he says as we meet in his office in Bangalore.
Digiday :: With the launch of AdVance, TV broadcaster Sky is putting its data on 3 million U.K. households to work for advertisers across TV, mobile and desktop.
New York Times :: 20th Century Fox is ramping up its efforts to bring together conventional cinema and virtual reality with the scheduled commercial releases of experiences to complement films like “The Martian.”
mUmBRELLA :: The strategist behind the campaign to free Australian journalist Peter Greste from an Egyptian prison has admitted the campaign sought to play down the fact he worked for TV network Al Jazeera as “it sounds like it’s linked with terrorism”.
mUmBRELLA :: The ABC will lose one of its most popular podcasts, Science Vs, after presenter Wendy Zukerman was poached by emerging US podcast service Gimlet.
Poynter :: In this year of consolidation in the newspaper industry, Gannett, New Media Investment Group and Tribune Publishing have scooped up dozens of titles in the name of efficiency. That makes the family-owned Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C. an outlier — and proud to be one.
Digiday :: Bloomberg Media Group has unleashed a wave of tools to the EMEA markets to help monetize trending news and readers who come via social platforms.
Digiday :: Hearst Magazines has been evolving its traditional magazines to match the speed of the Web, and now it’s starting to apply that thinking to new launches.
Recode :: The old media vet in now in charge of Yahoo's new media efforts, even as outfits like BuzzFeed run circles around the company.
CJR :: WHEN IT LAUNCHED 15 MONTHS AGO, First Look Media’s Press Freedom Litigation Fund seemed partial to supporting high-profile, politically charged legal fights. After a lull, the fund announced grants this week for the Sacramento News & Review and Mother Jones, two news organizations caught up in more conventional First Amendment cases.
Engadget :: Reliable sources tell Engadget that starting Monday, Time Warner Cable will beta test a version of its TWC TV service made available for the company's internet-only customers living in New York City.
Reuters:: A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of the U.S. National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs...
Guardian :: Former Spotify boss heads team hoping to attract reality TV fans to format. As listeners look forward to the return of hit US true-crime podcast Serial, audio producers are hoping to recreate its success with a new wave of podcasts aimed at the reality TV generation.
Venture Beat :: Earlier this week, Google announced that it is finally introducing its subscription model for YouTube, but it has the community creators on the site reeling from the uncertainty.
CNN Money :: The NFL is about to bypass television for the first time and bring a game to fans via the Internet.
Washington Post :: Google+ may have never taken off quite the way the company hoped. But the company can point to a clear victory that emerged from its grand social experiment: Google Photos.
Nieman Lab :: You’re probably underestimating how much your articles are being shared via text message.
Broadband TV News :: Vice News, the online video news service that has positioned itself as being for the ‘connected generation’ has announced plans for a series of channels around the world.
CNN :: Is Donald Trump's presidential campaign preventing Univision journalists from covering his events because he is suing their parent company?
USA Today :: The two leading organizations of the embattled newspaper business held their annual convention over the weekend in Silicon Valley, the stronghold of the digital revolution that has totally blown up its business model.
Silicon Republic :: Instagram’s latest tweak to its already burgeoning offering sees the introduction of Boomerang, letting you take a burst of photos to make a micro, recurring video.
Washington Post :: Linguists and psychologists have been using the content of messages onTwitter to learn more about our society -- from gender and age trends to politics.
Venture Beat :: Weeks after debuting its curated channel, Moments, Twitter is testing out paid-for content through Promoted Moments.
AdAge :: Coca-Cola is getting into the podcast game through a branded content deal with iHeartMedia.
Nieman Lab :: Lately Google is spending a lot of time — and money — trying to convince journalists it wants to be friends. In recent months, they’ve introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages, the recently launched Google News Lab, and team-ups with companies like The New York Times on virtual reality projects using Google Cardboard.
MediaPost :: While much has been made of 18-34 viewers leaving traditional linear TV programming, some platforms have done better than others in retaining those young viewers -- specifically syndicated TV shows.
The Verge :: Not everyone's happy with YouTube's new paid subscription option. In the wake of this week's announcement, ESPN has begun pulling its videos off YouTube, presumably as a result of an ongoing contract dispute with the company.
Buzzfeed News :: Protestors assaulted a BuzzFeed News reporter in Paris Thursday at a rally organized by the Jewish Defense League, an extremist group the French government has considered banning.
Digiday :: At this month’s Digiday Publishing Summit in Barcelona, Digiday and ConvertMedia gathered some of the brightest minds in publishing, put them behind closed doors, and let them have an honest and open conversation about what they’re dealing with these days.
The Desert Sun :: In a digital communications world, there are challenges to the role and impact of credible reporting. When anyone can broadcast anything to the entire world, how can you tell what is important … or even true?
NPR :: For 150 years, drivers have known all the city's streets by memory and passed tests requiring years of study. Now it just takes Uber and a GPS to get around — and this has unleashed a major battle that pits a London tradition against a company challenging the taxi industry worldwide.
Facebook expands search results to all 2 trillion public posts to make it easier to see what others are saying
Android Central :: Facebook has announced that it is expanding the results that will appear for searches to the more than 2 trillion posts in its index.
Broadcasting Cable :: Spanish language television is alive and well, according to Telemundo president Luis Silberwasser.
Lost Remote :: CNN has once again topped the charts for digital tune in rates and views. This is the fifth month a row they top the ratings on multi-platform views, unique visitors, and video streams.
Digiday :: With the launch of CNN’s Great Big Story and publishers like BuzzFeed and Business Insider before it, the distributed approach has gone beyond the experimental phase to a business strategy for publishers.
Econsultancy :: Tommy Hilfiger's Autumn fashion show, filmed in New York with a 3D camera, is presented to the viewer in an example of immersive 360 degree video.
Guardian :: In her new book, Australian Women War Reporters, Jeannine Baker tells the stories of the women who fought for the right to report from war zones
Washington Post :: The Washington Post is using Story Spheres, a new and immersive storytelling tool, to cover New York Fashion Week. The Post is the first major publisher to use the feature in reporting.
RJI Online :: This week we explore a new Google tool for creating immersive wrap-around multimedia; and we look at some mobile apps that capture 3-D imagery.
Huffington Post :: The television news network Fusion announced Wednesday that it will partner with The Root, the popular black news and commentary site, to produce television programming starting in 2016.
Broadcasting Cable :: Agreement includes training, access to fact-check database, website development.
Ars Technica :: Published info includes contact info for John Brennan's family, close friends.
New York Times :: ESPN plans to lay off about 300 employees as it reacts to the shifting ways that sports are consumed and as it devises new ways to market and distribute its vast array of sports programming.
Huffington Post :: Months after Twitter shut down a popular group of sites dedicated to transparency, CEO Jack Dorsey has apologized.
Breaking - CEO Twitter @jack apologizes to developers and reaches out to transparency organizations and specifically mentions Politwoops.— Politwoops (@politwoops) October 21, 2015
Business 2 Comunity :: Using images and graphics to channel the reader along through your text can speed up or slow down the pace your reader moves, slowing them to study graphs and tables or moving them along quickly with catchy and engaging images.
Digiday :: ABC News has 1.5 billion views on YouTube, most of which have happened on TV clips repurposed for the video site. The company says it doesn’t have a “one-size-fits-all” distribution strategy, instead using data to determine which distribution channel to publish content on.
mUmBRELLA :: Bauer Media’s custom publishing division has been rebranded as BauerWorks with the company restructuring to adopt an agency-style model.
The Verge :: The New York Times has become the latest media outlet to launch its own virtual reality app — and it's doing so by shipping out Google Cardboard viewers to anyone who gets the paper delivered to their homes.
Digiday :: City A.M has become the first U.K. publisher to ban readers which have ad blocking software enabled on their browsers.
Mediashift :: Personnel at ESPN and their parent company, Disney, are feeling the pressure after losing around 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year. This caused Disney to impose major budget cuts to ESPN and re-evaluate their business strategy in the hopes of combating their dropping subscriber numbers and household reach.
medium :: Audience engagement strategies are becoming central to the modern newsroom, in more ways than one.
Medium :: Growth Editor. The first time I heard that title for someone in a newsroom, I might’ve giggled. It just sounds odd, like an editor who handles a very specific kind of health coverage, right? But it’s not so odd a term anymore: In the past year, more and more news organizations are giving someone with the very specific duty of increasing (growing) the number of readers.
Journalism.co.uk :: It may be easier for digital-only publishers to experiment and overcome failure, but what can traditional media outlets do to keep up with the fast-changing news landscape?
Stream Daily :: With more than half of its audience on mobile and facing competition from new platforms, the Google-owned giant is putting more focus on creators.
Guardian :: Online retailer senior vice president claims newspaper failed to check backgrounds of sources and misled company about focus of article.
Huffington Post :: Washington Post managing editor Kevin Merida, who rose through the ranks at the paper over two decades to become second in command, is joining ESPN as a senior vice president and editor-in-chief of The Undefeated, a forthcoming and long-delayed site intended to focus on the intersection of race, sports and culture.
Current.org :: A Nielsen Audio chief engineer tacitly acknowledged that the company’s PPM technology does not fully measure listening in noisy real-world environments.
Poynter :: A trio of newspapers in Canada ceded their front pages this weekend to enormous advertisements, an unconventional move that saw usually hallowed space taken over by paid messages bashing Liberal Party policies.
Poynter :: Temple University’s School of Media and Communication will work with The Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Media Network and the Miami Herald as places to test mobile and digital practices aimed at legacy newsrooms.
BBC :: When journalists ask officials for comments, they mostly refuse. Those who speak tend to do so anonymously. There are ongoing problems around slow responses and the right of reply, which have resulted in some public spats.
Guardian :: Documents show CPS told Swedish authorities it would ‘not be prudent’ to interview WikiLeaks founder inside Ecuadorian embassy.
Mediashift :: Russell Chun chronicles where they started and how they ended, and the rationale for the decisions. While the goals of the course remained unchanged, much of the course structure, assignments and toolset evolved. These are the lessons he learned.
Press Gazette :: Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said he is "not persuaded" by a law forcing publishers pay both sides' legal costs in libel and privacy cases. But he said he has not yet made his mind up and hinted that the final decision may depend on the Independent Press Standards Organisation making changes to its structure.
Press Gazette :: Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has given his support to BBC plans to commission content from local news providers.
Guardian :: Friends call for investigation and express disbelief about reports that former BBC producer thought to be working for the IWPR appeared to have killed herself.
Sydney Morning Herald :: Everyone tuned into tech has heard of virtual reality and its coming wave of goggles with futuristic names such as Oculus Rift that immerse you in other worlds.
mUmBRELLA :: The Brisbane Times has been censured for failing to give a city councillor adequate right of reply in an article about her being arrested for being drunk in a public space.
New York Times :: Afghan journalists covering the fall of Kunduz this month had a litany of complaints: The military often blocked their access to the battle; top officials tried to get them to change reports that disputed official accounts; some, like staffers for Al Jazeera, were even expelled from the area. All of that quickly faded, however, when the Taliban made the ultimate complaint about negative coverage
Digiday :: Jeff Bezos may grab the headlines as the billionaire owner of The Washington Post, but the person who’s key to the Post’s daily embrace of technology is a former journalist, Cory Haik. As executive director of emerging news products, Haik brings her passion for Snapchat and other new distribution paths to the newspaper’s journalism.
Monday Note :: Behind Blendle’s facade lies a complex set of tools aimed at expanding the reach of paid-for editorial: a recommendation engine; the possibility for publishers to use parts of Blendle’s back office for content optimization.
The Guardian :: Is Twitter too relevant to fail? Last week Twitter's announcement that it would be making 336 employees redundant, about 8% of its workforce, prompted many to ask this question.
The Star :: The former editor of The Guardian has said the BBC can be "slow moving, intransigent and arrogant" but added that it is probably the greatest news organisation in the world.
FastCoDesign :: Last time we heard from Dadaviz, a team of infographic auteurs based in Tel Aviv, they were looking to launch the YouTube of data visualization, but totally failed to do that. Dadaviz's dropping of its original mission didn't spell failure. In fact, it opened a door. The company has now been acquired by Vocativ, the deep web media company first founded in 2013 to use data mining technology to discover and tell stories.
Visual Loop :: Most of the major events covered by international media are present in this second part of yet another huge round up of the best infographics printed recently.
Motherboard :: As word of Ballmer’s investment got out, Twitter’s stock skyrocketed. Fortune's Mathew Ingram noted at that at one point it had gained about $700 million—nearly as much as the $800 million investment itself.
The Plaid Zebra :: Delayed Gratification is focused on revisiting major news stories when editors have turned their ever-hungry eyes to the new flavour of the day. Orchard knows that the most important stories don’t stop developing when the media flock elsewhere.
Buzzfeed :: Drone operators will soon be required to register their unmanned aircraft with the U.S. Department of Transportation under a new task force that will be unveiled Monday, officials told BuzzFeed News.
CPJ :: The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the acquittal by an Ethiopian court today of four Zone 9 bloggers charged with terrorism.
MA’AN NEWS AGENCY :: The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the stabbing of an Israeli soldier today by a Palestinian man impersonating a member of the press, a move that further imperils journalists on dangerous assignments.
'Inventing demand': creating a false aura of activity using a variety of methods - How Paypal and Reddit faked their way to traction
Medium :: There were several factors that contributed to YouTube becoming the #1 video sharing service on the web. But a lot of initial adoption was driven by the fact that it had pirated content hosted on it.
Recode :: The world's biggest video site had paid for some new programs, and will put them behind a paywall.
Adweek :: Time Inc. is close to acquiring Jane Pratt's xoJane and xoVain sites for an undisclosed sum as it looks to increase its content targeting millennial women, sources tell Adweek.
Digiday :: IDG Communications is using Google's new technology to ensure ads are 100 percent viewable, attempting to eliminate one of the big obstacles in the way of brands shifting more money online. The publisher behind sites including PCWorld and MacWorld, can serve the guaranteed impressions using a new capability in Google's DoubleClick product called vCPMs — the "v" stands for viewable and CPM is the cost per thousand ad impressions.
Digiday :: In the battle between Facebook and YouTube for online video views, YouTube has the edge in terms of time people spend watching videos on its platform. That might change with a new video section Facebook is testing.
Nieman Lab :: “Things are the grist of the social web,” Kevin Delaney, Quartz president and editor-in-chief, noted in a presentation at FIPP’s magazine-focused conference in Toronto Thursday.
Vocativ :: Going where few Western reporters dare, Sudanese journalists document the relentless fight in Sudan's Nuba Mountains
Journalism.co.uk :: More readers accessed the Guardian and the Independent websites daily in September, while other titles struggled to hold on to their August traffic figures, according to the latest figures released by the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).
Digiday :: The U.K. has seen a sluggish 3 percent increase in viewable ads in the last quarter, according to new data from ad verification firm Meetrics.
Digiday :: The Atlantic believes it’s solved a common problem with native ads: getting people to read them. The site made the ads more prominent and interactive, getting people to spend 4 minutes or more on them.
VOX :: Remember all the too-close-to-call garbage at the end of the 2012 election, when every serious poll in a more-than-sufficient number of swing states showed an Obama win? Sure you do.
Digiday :: NBC Sports is launching “NBC Sports Digital Shorts,” a new group-wide program dedicated to creating original, short-form content for digital platforms owned by NBC as well as partners such as Yahoo and Comcast.
CJR :: In an effort to better align our resources with our mission, we have decided to significantly boost our investment inColumbia Journalism Review’s digital operations, while shifting the print magazine schedule from bimonthly to two special issues per year.
Press Gazette :: Unless we take urgent action to address the decline of the regional press we will find the whole journalism industry is built on sand.
Washington Post :: Patrick LaForge, editor of news presentation at the New York Times, today tweeted out a shift in responsibilities: I have a new job at The Times. I'll be setting up our Express Team, a live news and breaking news desk serving all online sections.
I have a new job at The Times. I'll be setting up our Express Team, a live news and breaking news desk serving all online sections.— Patrick LaForge, NYT (@palafo) October 13, 2015
Recode :: Watching the debate in virtual reality was boring. That doesn't mean the idea of politics and VR are DOA.
Journalism.co.uk :: John Pullman, global head of visual and pictures at Reuters, highlights one of the biggest newsgathering challenges facing media outlets today, and explains how Reuters adapts to the increasing volume of user-generated content
AdWeek :: Globally, people are spending as much time watching online video as they spend watching TV, according to a new report from Millward Brown. That should bode well for brands trying to target cord-cutters or "cord-nevers," but digital promos annoy many viewers.
Digiday :: Cosmo says it's averaging 3 million viewers a day on Snapchat Discover, a milestone that could appeal to some advertisers who wonder whether these media channels on the messaging app are desirable places to run their spots.
Huffington Post :: Publishing company Condé Nast has acquired online music magazine Pitchfork Media for an undisclosed amount, Condé Nast President and CEO Bob Sauerberg announced Tuesday.
Digiday :: Snapchat's retreat from home-grown content reflects an inherent tension between platforms and publishers. The one-to-one messaging app has been courting traditional publishers and everyday people to post directly on the platform, but at the same time, like other platforms, it’s trying to create its own content, with mixed results.
Guardian :: As Scotland Yard calls off its multimillion-pound 24-hour surveillance of the Ecuadorian embassy, we look at how the rest of the WikiLeaks founder’s stay stacks up.
Press Gazette :: In an email to staff, the publisher set out plans for its 201 sites to reach a combined 110m page views per month. In the first half of 2015, Johnston Press attracted an average 972,454 daily unique users, leaving it behind Trinity Mirror, Newsquest and Local World.
As Johnston Press merges Yorkshire weeklies, local journalists warn company is treating papers as 'cash cows'
Press Gazette :: Johnston Press has been condemned following a merger between two Yorkshire town newspapers.
Press Gazette :: Financial Times journalists have stood by their claim that new owner Nikkei is seeking to take £5m a year out of their pensions after the company yesterday described this as “categorically untrue”.
Guardian :: David Abraham says TV schedule would need to be packed with entertainment shows to be commercially viable.
Braodband TV News :: Speaking at the ITU Telecom World conference in Budapest and quoted by BBJ, he said that foreign companies profiting from Hungary’s digital economy should also contribute to growth in the sector.
AEON :: Granite, wood, wax, silk, paper, metal type, the Gutenberg press, Manutius’s octavo editions, Penguin paperbacks, desktop publishing software, digital type, on‑demand printing, .epub: the evolutionary path of ‘books’ has been punctuated by technological changes large and small.
Read Craig Mod , aeon.co
Hold The Frontpage :: Readers see online adverts on regional press websites as “more trustworthy and relevant” than those on their national counterparts, new research has claimed.
TechCrunch :: Most recently, Borchert was the CEO of Spiegel Online, the online arm of Germany’s influential Spiegel magazine, as well as a Mozilla board member (since early 2014).
Poynter :: VICE News, the journalism outfit within VICE Media’s sprawling international empire, just added another outpost to its growing list of foreign editions.
Press Gazette :: Johnston Press last week announced it had closed 11 free newspapers across the UK, meaning it has axed 22 titles since 2012.
Politico :: BuzzFeed will begin creating native video ads for politicians and political causes, the website will announce Monday.
Recode :: Twitter is cracking down on digital media properties that publish highlights of football games on Twitter without permission.
Guardian :: ‘Provocative’ images will still feature in redesigned magazine, but editors say founder Hugh Hefner has agreed that fully nude shots are ‘passé’.
The Wrap :: “Steve Jobs” has received raves from critics, awards voters and early audiences in Los Angeles and New York, but the late tech icon’s family has been putting roadblocks in the way of Danny Boyle‘s movie from the start.
The Health Site :: White Print is India’s first lifestyle magazine for the visually impaired in Braille English.
Guardian :: Father-to-be was one of 20 victims in the marketplace attack by Isis.
Digiday :: As traditional display advertising has lost steam, the Onion, like other publishers, has made a big bet on branded content with the formation of Onion Labs. But the Onion faces some limiting factors as an independent media company and particular editorial voice.
Huffington Post :: The Islamic State militant group produces a lot of propaganda, advertising the brutality of its punishments and promising an idyllic life in areas under its control with a steady stream of videos, photos and even music. The Quilliam Foundation, a U.K.-based counter-extremism think tank, has been digging into the strategy behind the propaganda.
Independent :: Snapchat's editorial evolution may be more interesting than any of its commercial developments. Aside from being a video-sharing platform, it's becoming a broadcaster - albeit one that's slightly different from anything we've seen before. Ahead of next year's US elections, the platform has been ramping up its news credentials.
New York Times :: Apple has disabled its news app in China, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the most recent sign of how difficult it can be for foreign companies to manage the strict rules governing media and online expression there
Guardian :: The NYT executive editor on his paper’s global appeal, its digital success – and why he regrets that wall-punching incident.
Huffington Post :: Iran has issued a verdict in the espionage trial of U.S.-Iranian journalist Jason Rezaian, Iranian state TV and news agencies quoted the judiciary spokesman as saying on Sunday, without giving details.
A direct sales force of 5,000 young mothers is a key strategy for top Indonesia publisher Pelangi Mizan
Publishing Perspective :: A direct sales force of 5,000 young mothers has increased sales for Indonesia's Pelangi Mizan publishing group fourfold in the last three years.
Times Higher Education :: Articles that feature in open access journals are more likely to be cited onTwitter, a major study of how research is shared has found.
mUmBRELLA :: The boss of media agency ZenithOptimedia has told the radio industry to push their content creation credentials arguing there is are currently “shitloads” of badly created brand content flooding the market.
Guardian :: Former El Mundo editor Pedro J Ramirez is launching El Español this week – and looks determined to cause trouble.
The Daily Telegraph :: Getting away with murder in the 21st century is set to get tougher and may soon prove impossible. Rapid advances in science and technology are arming police with a new and formidable crime-fighting arsenal.
The New Yorker :: Ramos occupies a peculiar place in the American news media. He has won eight Emmys and an armload of journalism awards, covered every major story since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and interviewed every American President since George H. W. Bush. (He’s interviewed Barack Obama half a dozen times.) But his affiliation can work against him.
Egyptian Streets :: The death toll from two large blasts in Ankara, Turkey has climbed to 86, in addition to 186 people injured, the Turkish Health Ministry said in a statement.
Similarweb :: It is one of the oldest and most popular sources for online news, and remains an important media fixture for reporting top stories from America and across the globe. It was the first news source to break the Monica Lewinsky scandal. It is also the longest-running online news aggregate.
Nieman Lab :: If newspapers are having trouble turning a profit without deep annual cuts, how about becoming a nonprofit?
Journalism.co.uk :: Eyewitness media from social networks is now an integral part of many news stories, but the number of tools and platforms available can be overwhelming and make it harder for journalists to figure out which ones they should use and how in order to verify these materials.
Guardian :: The regional newspaper group, which owns over 200 titles, made profit of £70m last year having saved £5m via job cuts.
Recode :: Brown is most closely associated with Amplify, Twitter's first video program.
The Wrap :: The “20 percent nicer” version of Gawker has produced a traffic dip, and the renegade site’s acting executive editor told staff on Wednesday to speed things up.
The Verge :: Racked’s editorial designer on creating one of Marvel’s new hip-hop covers.
Today's Zaman :: Today's Zaman Editor-in-Chief Bülent Keneş was taken from his office and arrested on charges of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a series of tweets that the journalist said was simply him expressing a critical opinion.
Guardian :: Greg Miskiw, head of news at tabloid paper, said voicemails of former England football captain were accessed ‘routinely, all the time, over and over again’.
Recode :: Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn’t afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions. He isn’t wasting much time.
The Oberlin Review :: Scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed, you might find a BuzzFeed article about kittens above an update on Shaun King and racial injustice — two posts that are seemingly unrelated. But as social media has helped bring millennial culture to the forefront, journalism itself has begun to change in both definition and function.
Daily Collegian :: Kathy Roberts Forde did not try to hide anything at the beginning of her lecture Thursday afternoon. “The United States was founded on the ideals of freedom and equality, but it was also founded on a system of racial caste and white supremacy,” the associate professor and journalism department chair said. “These contradictory and irreconcilable principles, enshrined in our country’s political charter, still deeply structure American life.”
Digiday :: While two-thirds of advertisers are increasing their native budgets, it still only accounts for less than 5 percent of the average total ad spend.
Buzzfeed :: It didn't take long for Twitter's first big curatorial dilemma to hit. On Wednesday, the day after the company released Moments, a product meant to feature the best content on its platform, someone tweeted a fully nude photo of Justin Bieber. Inevitably, it was embraced, altered, and circulated by the herd of meme makers and joke tellers that make Twitter's product so vibrant and fun.
The Awl :: The Sun Times Network is broken up into a loose hierarchy. There are some fifteen-odd editors, and six-odd “interns,” who are assigned to two editors each. Both editors and interns have similar daily tasks: Scraping Twitter, Google News, and Reddit for trending stories in the cities they are assigned to.
Fox News :: In a 2011 paper on using Twitter, Earle, Guy and another author found that Twitter messages came through within tens of seconds after the initial shaking and that a time series of Tweets with the word earthquake could identify when the worst shaking occurred.
Tech in Asia :: If you are a Hike user in India, you can now chat and share photos or even larger files without being connected to the internet using ‘Hike Direct’.
Digiday :: Cinemagraphs are becoming ubiquitous on social media, and stock image agencies are looking to capitalize on their popularity. There is even a startup called Gallereplay focusing solely on cinemagraphs.
Talking New Media :: Though not open to the public yet, and only taking emails from interested readers, the service will offer audiobooks and ebooks, including backlist and new titles
Nieman Lab :: With a renewed focus on subscriptions, the Times believes it can double its digital revenue to $800 million in 2020.
EJInsight :: Hong Kong’s news media has had its general credibility rating improve slightly to 5.86 out of a maximum of 10, according to a survey by the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
SteveButtry :: I am dismayed by the continuing refusal of respected media companies to re-examine and correct their reporting when confronted with documentation of their errors.
Poynter :: Newseum announced Wednesday that it launched a new site, NewseumED, which offers lessons plans and resources for elementary, middle and high school students.
The Verge :: Google may be waging an ongoing battle against its competitors to keep smartphone owners using the web, but recent evidence suggests it's making progress. Google's Amit Singhal, senior vice president of search, said today Google now sees more than half of its 100 billion monthly searches occurring on mobile devices.