Silicon Angle :: As more companies look for easier ways to solve the Big Data puzzle, new platforms like Quill — from Narrative Science, Inc. — offer innovative solutions. The company’s primary mission is to “give people a fast and simple way to understand data.” That means democratizing data with a fresh and grounded perspective on analytics, and solving for specific use cases to take Big Data solutions that last mile.
ZDNet :: European politicians have agreed to implement a controversial new rule that will require teens under 16 years to get their parent's permission to use the internet.
AP :: Poland's parliament on Wednesday approved new legislation that gives the government control of state radio and television stations in a move that has raised EU concern.
Guardian :: Hossein Derakhshan was imprisoned by the regime for his blogging. On his release, he found the internet stripped of its power to change the world and instead serving up a stream of pointless social trivia.
How The Sun, supported by Press Association, won three-month legal battle to report on Liam Gallagher divorce
Press Gazette :: News that a family court judge has ruled on how rock star Liam Gallagher and ex-wife Nicole Appleton should split assets of £11m emerged following a three-month legal fight by The Sun.
Press Gazette :: The worlds of the news media and philosophy may collide rarely. But at Netherlands-based De Correspondent a team has taken a more philosophical approach to developing the online journalism platform, which has seen the number of paying subscribers grow steadily in the past two years.
Digiday :: NBC Sports has launched a Snapchat account in time for the NHL’s outdoor “Winter Classic.” The account will provide hockey fans a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the annual New Year’s Day broadcast, as well as the fan experience in and around the game.
AdAge :: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that he wants the social network's news feed to be "the best personalized newspaper." But newspapers have sections, and now so does Facebook's news feed, at least for some people.
AdAge :: The Interactive Advertising Bureau last week expressed mixed feelings about the Federal Trade Commission'snew guidelines for native advertising, but the publishers staking so much on selling native ads are yet to show much concern.
Guardian :: Total number of deaths rises to 69, with France ranking as the second most dangerous country for reporters after Syria thanks to the Charlie Hebdo attack.
ijnet :: Stating the facts is a foundational facet in journalism, and the importance of fact-checking your work before publishing it can't be underestimated.
Business Insider :: Snapchat is gearing up for a huge year in 2016 — and it might come at the expense of Twitter.
Restricted free Internet access or open, neutral Internet ? 'Free Basics,' Facebook’s control over access
TechCrunch :: What’s more important? Restricted free Internet access for the poor? Or maintaining an open, neutral Internet without limitations? This is the debate Facebook is having with the world via petitions to regulators, skeptical forums, and today, full-page newspaper ads.
AP :: China said Monday it would impose new restrictions on media reports about domestic terrorism.
Guardian :: The case took a narrower view of what was considered ‘personal information’ under the Privacy Act than had been taken during the original hearing.
Ars Technica :: Quite a few people have asked me to go into more detail on the Ars editorial process—how do science news stories get chosen? So here’s a quick look at how the sausage gets made.
Venture Beat :: VP of product management for GitHub Kakul Srivastava on how GitHub has evolved into a platform (and what it means to be a platform), how the company figures out which new features and products to build, and the role of open source software in stimulating innovation.
Washington Post :: Steve Collins today resigned his position covering the city of Bristol, Conn., for the Bristol Press, a publication that, along with sister paper New Britain Herald, covers community news in central Connecticut.
Prague Monitor :: Hackers attacked the Twitter account of Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka (Social Democrats, CSSD) yesterday, posting anti-migrant tweets on it, and he regained control of the account after seven hours at 17:00, he announced on Twitter.
Fortune :: Fusion, the millennial-focused television network and online media property jointly owned by Walt Disney Co. and Univision, lost more than $64 million between 2012 and 2014
The Wrap :: ESPN and ABC are set to air 14 hours of continuous NBA coverage, totaling five games, including Kobe Bryant’s final Christmas appearance.
Journalism.co.uk :: As 2015 draws to an end, we looked back at some of the trends that have made their mark on digital media this year to see what they could mean for publishers in 2016.
CJR :: A French journalist based in Beijing told the Committee to Protect Journalists she may be forced to leave China by January 1 because her journalist visa has not been renewed.
LA Times :: “Get ready to write a story about this,” Las Vegas Review-Journal Deputy Editor James Wright told his two best reporters as newspaper employees gathered for a mysterious staff meeting this month.
Digiday :: Poor Apple News, people don't care about you. The app, which launched to much fanfare for being prettier -- and better for publishers -- than Newsstand, isn't being used as much as Apple as hoped
Recode :: You might never forget a face, but that doesn't mean you remember all those names as well. Enter NameFace.
Digiday :: Digiday wanted to find out how millennial editors choose the news for their millennial audience. So we stopped in at Mic for its daily editorial meeting.
VOA :: The voice of a journalist who until recently used to work at radio stations in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province can now be heard in the provincial capital, Jalalabad, and neighboring districts as the voice of Islamic State's new “caliphate radio.”
From the powerful photo of a drowned Syrian toddler, to Trump-mania. The best and worst of journalism in 2015
WBUR :: We may live in the information age, but we have all learned that does not guarantee good journalism. Not at all. So how was it this year? The best and the worst?
CJR :: The New York Times series’ effects on the daily lives of the city’s mainly female immigrant nail salon workers and owners have been less fully explored. For Colon and others, the media attention was its own kind of force.
Digiday :: Incisive Media, which has a mix of ad-funded and subscription-based titles, is following in the footsteps of Axel Springer's Bild, London's City AM and the Washington Post in taking a tougher stance on ad blocking.
Digiday :: Twitter is testing options for users to see a more selected set of tweets tailored to their tastes. The dirty little secret of Twitter’s traditional approach is that even though tweets get shown to every follower, actually catching those tweets is pure luck.
Digiday :: Video streaming service Viki, best known for offering hundreds of movies and TV shows from China, South Korea and Japan, wants to grow subscriptions.
Tech in Asia :: Indian messaging app squeezes in another push for a wider audience in the country.
Guardian :: Corporation agrees to allow independent studios opportunity to pitch to make 40% of in-house shows by 2018.
Google Blog :: “Special Delivery” is the latest of several Spotlight Stories to come out of Google ATAP(our Advanced Technology and Projects group). With Google Spotlight Stories, your phone becomes a window to a story happening all around you.
Digiday :: This February, Black&Sexy TV launched a subscription streaming service, which has nearly 18,000 subscribers but will generate $1 million by the end of the year.
Digiday :: The BBC has big plans to grow its global audience to 500 million a week by 2022. But growing outside its U.K. home base, where it faces a plethora of competition, will be no easy feat.
Digiday :: November saw a number of U.K. newspapers recording traffic increases, particularly the Independent, which now reaches 3 million browsers daily.
New York Times :: The AdChoices logo, which allows consumers to opt out of personalized ads, is seen more than a trillion times a month, but critics say the program is too complicated to use.
Poynter :: On the heels of successive scoops that identified and raised ethical questions about its new owners, The Las Vegas Review Journal on Sunday took the bold step of publishing a front-page editorial reaffirming its commitment to transparency.
Columbia Journalism Review :: Over the course of the last two weeks, New York Timespublic editor Margaret Sullivan has gone in search of local investigative reporting. As many newspapers continue to cut back, Sullivan asked where the capacity for local investigative reporting that holds leaders and institutions accountable will come from. “Clearly, local investigative journalism can’t be allowed to die out, even as local newspapers struggle to survive,” she wrote in one column. “The mission is far too important.”
New York Times :: When Mathias Döpfner, chief executive of Axel Springer, and a handful of his top managers first set their sights on the United States three years ago, it was with notebooks in hand, rather than checkbooks.
“Grow, die or be bought” may be a suitable description of the 2015 environment - Next up for sale: Mashable
Capital New York :: The company is being shopped to potential buyers, confidential sources tell me. Deutsche Bank is doing the shopping, looking for a deal as big as $300 to $350 million, I’ve learned.
Wales Online :: Journalist Yvonne Ridley's story, which saw her kidnapped by the Taliban in 2001, will be the basis for a National Theatre Wales production.
Banff Centre :: The founder of Canada’s largest poetry prize appears to have cut ties with a company involved in a Saudi arms deal, following a story that came out of The Banff Centre’s Literary Journalism program.
Journalism.co.uk :: How much should analytics data influence journalists' work and is there a recipe for measuring impact?
Foreign Policy :: A doctor on trial for comparing President Erodgan to Gollum is only the most visible example of Ankara's growing crackdown on freedom of expression.
Rapid TV News :: A cohort of Hollywood heavyweights including DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment and Entertainment One have formed a next-gen media company, Amblin Partners.
Naked Security :: Internet-connected toys, cars, TVs and other smart devices of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) bring up a host of privacy concerns, as more data is created and shared across the internet from “things” that lack basic security.
Medium :: ‘Innovation’ is currently a buzzword in journalism, as probably it should be. Head to any conference on journalism and you can bet your life savings on there being a panel on innovation. In many newsrooms you’ll even now find journalists with innovation in their title, I’ve previously been one of them. This is good for the industry, there is no doubt about that, however there is a major problem with it.It isn’t really innovation.
Read Neal Man, medium.com
Review Journal :: Just over a month before Sheldon Adelson's family was revealed as the new owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, three reporters at the newspaper received an unusual assignment passed down from the newspaper's corporate management: Drop everything and spend two weeks monitoring all activity of three Clark County judges. The reason for the assignment and its unprecedented nature was never explained.
Nieman Lab :: How far has the newspaper trade fallen? It’s been another depressing year for those who value robust local news.
Poynter :: Margaret Sullivan will conclude her tenure as public editor of The New York Times when her four-year contract expires in eight months, she told Poynter today.
Huffington Post :: Russia is expelling a Moscow correspondent for a leading Polish newspaper in a tit-for-tat move after a Russian reporter in Poland was stripped of his right to reside in Poland amid suspicions of espionage.
Government must toughen legislative protection for journalists' sources after Sun Plebgate legal judgment
Press Gazette :: The Times today urged the Government to strengthen legal protection for journalists' sources after the Investigatory Powers Tribunal yesterday said the current law was inadequate.
Guardian :: Times of terror see news bursting through the artificial boundary between print and online - into a bigger ballpark where it’s the story that matters.
LinkedIn :: “I am the only guy in America dedicated full time to all corporate, all financial fraud investigative reporting.” When Roddy Boyd, the founder of the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, told me that last week, I thought: A) He’s being hyperbolic (though he stands by that statement) and; B) this is a pretty good place start to a conversation I’m interested in having. Even if Boyd is not the only guy out there snooping around for corporate crooks, he's one of a fast-disappearing crew. That scares me.
Venture Beat :: Vine has launched a new channel that’s designed to aid in discovery of great videos and users the company thinks you might like.
Digiday :: Despite all the buzz about virtual reality, few news outlets are devoting additional staff to the buzzy format. Part of the reason is that beyond the extra time and 3D cameras, publishers often already have the expertise needed to create VR-enhanced video. But another reason is the audience is still too small to warrant a big investment in it.
New York Times :: The billionaire casino magnate and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson is behind the mysterious purchase of The Las Vegas Review-Journal for $140 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Digiday :: Dennis Publishing, which counts 30 brands in its portfolio, sees ad blocking affecting 10 percent of traffic across desktop sites (only 1.4 percent of mobile traffic). But now it says it has enough data on why people block ads to take its next steps.
Digiday :: The Washington Post widened its lead over The New York Times in November, raking in 71.6 million U.S. visitors compared to the Times’ 68.8 million according to comScore data.
Digiday :: Obsessive gadget-review site The Wirecutter is taking its services to other publishers. The site, which spends hundreds of hours on its reviews, is building its brand among new readers by working with the likes of Engadget, The New York Times and Vulture, which have tapped the site for their own custom reviews.
ijnet :: Virtual reality journalism, once a niche subset of contemporary reporting, is poised to become a widely used storytelling tool.
Poynter :: The Supreme Court spurned a Chicago Sun-Times appeal that seeks to throw out a lawsuit brought by cops resulting from its investigation of the cover-up of an involuntary manslaughter case involving the then-mayor’s nephew.
GigaOM :: Facebook won’t let the Moments app join its growing pile of abandoned projects. Even after it shut down its Creative Labs division and the experimental apps that emerged from it — including Riff, Slingshot, and Rooms — the company is doing its best to convince its users download the standalone photo-sharing application.
appleinsider :: All drones between 0.55 and 50 pounds must be registered by Feb. 19, 2016, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday.
Newswhip :: A social media lead at BBC Sport tells us how they use social media to reach millions of fans and readers every day.
Press Gazette :: Police Scotland has become the first UK force to release details of how many times it accessed phone records to find journalistic sources.
Medium :: ‘It’ll be a step forward when black people don’t need to flock together to make a point’, said a young up-and-coming writer by the name of Zadie Smith (left wearing spectacles). A new millennium was in the offing and ES magazine did something quite rare. It lined up some of London’s black talent.
Digiday :: Video streaming service Crunchyroll, which specializes in Japanese anime (cartoons), has 20 million registered and nearly 750,000 paid subscribers. For $7 or $12 a month, they get exclusive content, discounts on merchandise and chances to meet actors and filmmakers. In the past year, the service has also started to run ads across TV and social media to keep the pipeline of new users going.
Digiday :: CNN International has been drilling deeper into its audiences to supercharge its campaign reporting beyond click-through rates.
Quartz :: Alibaba’s purchase of Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post is being compared to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ acquisition of the Washington Post, because both deals involve an e-commerce executive buying up a faltering legacy publication. There’s another similarity as well—the price tag was about the same.
Read Josh Horwitz, qz.com
Media Life Magazine :: It's not TV, though 18-34s spend the most time with that, or digital and mobile, though they're gaining. A new Nielsen report finds radio has a wider reach.
VICE :: Kickstarter has commissioned tech journalist Mark Harris to investigate and report on one of the company’s most high-profile failed campaigns to date: the Zano mini-drone, which raised over $3.5 million and was Europe’s most funded project ever.
mUmBRELLA :: Management at most business publishers is overly dominated by journalists at the expense of tech specialists, the former boss of Australia’s biggest magazine company has claimed.
Ars Technica :: Copyright strikes again, with photographers and publishers hit particularly hard.
Guardian :: The Crown Prosecution Service says there will be no further action on phone hacking, but it’s too late for some journalists caught up in the scandal.
Guardian :: BBC News at Ten competes with ITV News. The BBC has more resources, more reporters and more clout. So now it has given itself more time – 10 more minutes of national and local stories ending at 10.45pm. Good news for viewers? Absolutely.
Columbia Journalism Review :: An interactive visualization shows the evolution of cartels in each Mexican state during the last seven administrations.
Guardian :: Bilateral deal will allow WikiLeaks founder to be questioned in Ecuador’s London embassy over sexual assault claims.
Popular Science :: From its start, social media has been integral to ISIS’s rise. It enables ISIS militants to raise its prestige among terror groups, and overtake older jihadist competitors like al-Qaeda. It serves to coordinate troops and win battles. And it allows the group to administer the territory under its control.
On 'the digital frontline', over half of journalists are exposed to traumatic UGC several times a week
Journalism.co.uk :: A new study from the Eyewitness Media Hub highlights the current attitudes to vicarious trauma in newsrooms.
Buzzfeed :: Alibaba, China's largest internet company, is buying Hong Kong's most respected English language newspaper, the South China Morning Post.
Politico Media :: Reports of the death of the home page seem, these days, to have been premature.
The Daily Beast :: In 2011, Egyptian activists used social media to help overthrow a government. Now they use Twitter to find out what the new dictator has done with their missing friends.w
Press Gazette :: The Metropolitan Police has now spent more than £40m on investigations into journalism, figures obtained by Press Gazette show.
Beet.TV :: Newspaper and TV companies are natural cut-throat rivals. But, in a new global context, publishers in many markets are tapping their common cause – and common tongue – to fight a shared enemy.
Bloomberg :: Europe’s biggest newspaper publisher is betting it can make money from digital news by winning paying readers in the region and the U.S.
Parsely :: The top news stories of 2015 ran the gamut from popular to scandalous, to tragic. And while we won’t be able to control the stories that capture the public’s attention in 2016 any more than we can today, we can examine how readers are finding these stories to help us understand what drives readership
Editor & Publisher :: The newspaper publishers who put paywalls on their websites in the last few years should declare victory and tear them down before the barriers become more trouble than they are worth.
Mada Masr :: Journalist and sociopolitical researcher Ismail Alexandrani has been remanded in custody for another 15 days pending investigations into charges of belonging to the banned Muslim Brotherhood and disseminating false information, his lawyers said Thursday.
Reuters :: Twitter Inc said it was testing a feature to show advertisements to people who read tweets without logging in, as it tries to make good on its long-time ambition to monetize non-active users.
Adweek :: Over the past few years, cyber criminals have cost advertisers billions of dollarsfrom "non-human" traffic on digital ads. Today, Forensiq and AppLift are releasing a report suggesting that fraudsters are gaining traction with mobile ads
Adweek :: Caplan, a former CMO for both McCann and Young & Rubicam, approached the redesign by putting advertisers and brands front and center.
Press Gazette :: A journalist and author has told how her Time magazine cover story featuring an interview with Prince Charles was screened by his representatives.
PressGazette :: There are times as editor of Press Gazette when I feel like ‘Chicken Licken’, the children’s story character who always felt like the sky was falling in.
Mediashift :: Is interactive documentary about letting a viewer choose their own adventure (Ted Biggs and Angad Bhall’s The Deeper They Bury Me), about making work that viewers provide input to (Kyle McDonald’s Exhausting a Crowd, Ross Goodwin’s word.camera), or about creating systems, such as games (Tracy Fullerton, Walden: A Game), that viewers can tell their own stories with?
Journalism.co.uk :: WSJ City launched at the beginning of November as a "whole new concept" for The Wall Street Journal, delivering financial news to London-based readers through an iOS app.
Recode :: Apple is tweaking its News app, with hopes of making the personalized newsreader more appealing for both users and publishers.
Digiday :: For the latest installment of Digiday’s Confessions series, in which we trade honesty for anonymity, we spoke to a digital commercial director with 15 years experience in media and ad tech sales about what the real problems are.
Digiday :: The publishing world has long seen programmatic as the realm of cheap, unsold inventory with far less revenue potential than what's sold through direct channels. But times are changing. Bauer Xcel Media, the U.S. arm the European magazine company, has shuttered its direct sales team in favor of a programmatic-only approach.
WSJ :: Publishers said restrictions made it too hard for them to generate revenue.
mUmBRELLA :: Fairfax Media is the first local publisher to sign up to Facebook’s Instant Articles product, as the social media giant continues its global rollout of the publishing platform.
New York Times :: 'Spotlight' is powerful and moving. And it raises troubling questions about the state of local investigative reporting today and in the future.
Pulse :: Of course, most leaders would agree that digital transformation (DT) is key to their company’s future. And of course, they would underscore that the company is already on its way. But, what does that actually mean?
LinkedIn :: From the award-winning Lux Leaks, Swiss Leaks and The Migrants Files to transatlantic partnerships on Wikileaks and National Security Agency snooping, collaboration is the new competition.
Telegraph :: FA officials have come under fire for banning local newspapers from publishing match results of children's games - in case the losers get upset.
The Guardian :: Media companies have had to accept or reject terms offered for Instant Articles and AMP but it needn’t have turned out this way.
The Guardian :: Giveaway travel title dispenses with adverts to highlight plight of refugees.
Music Business Worldwide :: From John Lennon to Ray Davies, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer and One Direction, New York-born Downtown Music Publishing represents some of the most valuable and beloved songwriting copyrights in existence.
Fortune :: Circa didn’t build up much of user base before it closed its doors in June due to a lack of financing, but the curated-news app did get a fair amount of attention in the media industry for its innovative approach to mobile news delivery. And now, the technology it developed will become the core of a new service that is set to launch in the spring—one that will focus primarily on video.
mUmBRELLA :: Guardian Australia has rejected suggestions by rival publication The Australian its losses “have blown out to $14m”, stating it has in fact had a “revenue increase of 64 per cent last year”.
FIPP.com :: Branded content needs to "change audience behaviour" in order to be engaging and fight through other offerings, said Anna Watkins, managing director of Guardian Labs at The CMA's Content Marketing Summit today in London.
GigaOM :: Imagine that a mass shooting is happening. What should you do? Well, if you’re in danger, you should probably find safety. And if you’re safe, there’s a good chance that you should wait until the next day to learn more about what the shooting because of how much misinformation is involved with a major story such as this. But, if you must follow breaking news, you might want to check Snapchat first.
IBTimes :: Snapchat has become a news source, and it’s also becoming a news organization. On Wednesday evening, after at least 14 people died in a mass shooting in Southern California, Snapchat collected and curated photos and videos from the event.
Venture Beat :: Yahoo’s board has reportedly decided to not move forward with spinning off its stake of Alibaba and is instead looking to part ways with its core business.
USA Today :: Some U.S. lawmakers are increasing pressure on tech companies to do more to halt terrorists' use of their services to recruit and communicate following the shootings in San Bernardino, Calif. and terror attacks in Paris.
Telecompaper :: Thomson Video Networks (TVN) has announced that it has received a binding offer for 100 percent of the company from video delivery infrastructure developer Harmonic.
Digiday :: In just a few years, Slack has become the go-to communications tool for publishers and their newsrooms. More recently, publishers have gone a bit further, tapping Slack as not only a way to cut back on email but also as an extension of the CMS.
Mada Masr :: The Journalists Syndicate plans to launch a campaign next Wednesday demanding medical care for imprisoned media professionals — if not their immediate release — under the slogan, “We will medically treat them and release them; journalism is not a crime.”
Nieman Lab :: According to Sinclair, the relaunched and redesigned Circa will be “an independent digital news site aimed at the new generation,” building on the “intellectual property and technology of Circa News.”
Journalism.co.uk ::: The Dutch online news platform now counts more than 42,000 paid members, after launching with a succesful crowdfunding campaign in September 2013.
Nieman Lab :: “Every newsroom needs people like me. But a newsroom filled with people like me couldn’t function.”
Gitbooks.io :: why podcasts matter to digital journalism: as our world shifts to one of mobile consumption, podcasts represent a form of mobile-first content that engages with audiences in ways that no other mobile medium has previously.
Guardian :: HuffPo’s Jared Grusd on the changing role of Facebook and Snapchat, global expansion and embracing China’s WeChat.
Guardian :: Netflix and Amazon can focus on blockbusters but others have schedules to fill.
Venture Beat :: Yahoo Inc's board of directors on Friday is in the third and final day of meetings that could decide the future of one of Silicon Valley's most prominent but troubled companies.
Washington Post :: The story of an election is far, far bigger than the story of who won it. The Trump drama, and the movement that has discovered and elevated him as its candidate, is obviously the political news story of 2015.
Firstpost.com :: To democratize data critical to savings thousands of lives, IndiaSpend is happy to announce the launch its own network of low-cost sensors to measure the air quality in many Indian cities.
NGR Guardian News :: The Nigerian Senate is considering a new law to punish “abusive” or false statements published online against individuals or government bodies with up to two years in jail or a stiff fine.
Huffington Post :: Most top Arab TV presenters and journalists are remarkably candid these days about their survival kit: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.
Mediashift :: Two years ago, Capital Public Radio brought me on board to launch a community engagement initiative inside their documentary unit The View From Here.
Guardian :: A French journalist held hostage by Islamic State for 10 months, has made an impassioned plea against bombing Syria, saying it was a trap that would only benefit Isis.
Nieman Lab :: Reporters from digital outlets and niche publications now hold more seats in the U.S. Senate Press Gallery than reporters from daily newspapers do, according to a new report from Pew.
Journalism.org :: To shed light on what the cutbacks in Washington-based local newspaper correspondents mean for readers back home, a second part of this study analyzed the federal-government-oriented coverage of eight daily newspapers across the U.S. – four with a Washington correspondent and four without.
Poynter :: For the first time in many decades, The New York Times has taken the rare step of running an editorial on its front page. Calling the availability of deadly weapons “a moral outrage” and “a national disgrace,” the editorial calls for an outright ban on some weapons.
Guardian :: Naturalist describes broadcaster as an ‘extraordinary organisation’ that needs public support or is it ‘lost’.
Common Dreams :: Did you read about any of that whistleblower criticism in The New York Times orThe Washington Post, or see a segment about it on television news? No, you did not. If you know about it at all, it’s probably because of The Guardian, Democracy Now!, and online political and progressive blogs and websites.
Peninsula Press :: Because of VR’s immersive nature, stories told well can touch more of the viewer’s senses than a traditional video. The viewer is no longer simply watching what the journalist presents, but actively looking around, forcing the viewer to pay closer attention.
Washington Post :: This is a bit of a media show, to say the least,” said MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell around 12:15 p.m Friday. Mitchell has a way with understatement.
Digiday :: Twitter wants to trademark the word "subtweet," the modern equivalent of talking behind someone's back. The social network is seeking to get protection on the term so rival companies can't hijack it.
Poynter :: Gerry McCarthy isn’t planning on leaving his job as a photojournalist at The Dallas Morning News. But he doesn’t think it’s likely he’ll retire as a photojournalist either.
Advanced TV :: As Sky announces its $0.3 million investment in TV4 Entertainment, an Ampere Analysis report looks at the company’s investments in start-ups and next generation assets.
Rapid TV News :: Over half of Spanish viewers will follow news about the upcoming elections on TV, trusting the traditional screen ahead of the Internet and the social networks.
Beet.TV :: By now, it is a common accepted standard. Pay-TV providers have access to two minutes per hour of ad time in local programming. But what does the future look like, now that operators are lighting up household targeting for connected TV ads?
AdWeek :: Nielsen analyzed TV-related tweet impressions for 96 fall television shows and discovered that live tweeting accounted for 57 percent of the weekly Twitter TV impressions.
mUmBRELLA :: Australian advertisers are buying nearly half of all digital advertising inventory through programmatic services, data from the new Nielsen and US-based Pathmatics alliance has revealed.
New York Times :: Ron Boire is leading a push to rebrand Barnes & Noble as more than just a bookstore by expanding its offerings of toys, games, gadgets and other gifts and reshaping the nation’s largest bookstore chain into a “lifestyle brand.”
New York Times :: Ron Boire is leading a push to rebrand Barnes & Noble as more than just a bookstore by expanding its offerings of toys, games, gadgets and other gifts and reshaping the nation’s largest bookstore chain into a “lifestyle brand.”
Venture Beat :: Online radio company Pandora’s $75 million acquisition of bankrupt music streaming service Rdio is turning out to be more grim than it appeared in the press release.
Philantrophy News Digest :: The University of Southern California has announced a $5 million gift from the Annenberg Foundation in support of a diversity initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
Washington Post :: New York Daily News Editor in Chief Jim Rich knew that the front page of his tabloid (see above) on the San Bernardino massacre would bounce around today.
The Wrap :: The daily cable news script consists of the political horse race accompanied by the scandal du jour. The exception: when ISIS terrorists kill 131 people in Paris.
Poynter :: In a slightly cryptic rebranding maneuver, Gannett is removing its own name from the digital sites of its 92 local newspaper organizations and describing them as part of the USA TODAY Network.
Vice :: Fashion publishing seems to have been in a constant state of flux and crisis since the digital revolution began almost ten years ago. But as more and more magazines close, and the others divide in between weeklies and monthlies who are slashing staff and budgets, and luxury seasonal publications who live off industry advertising, what do the next few years have in store?
GigaOM :: A new report has found that television commercials are great at convincing people to download mobile apps — provided they show at the right time, send the right message, and don’t repeat every time people turn on their televisions.
Nieman Lab :: “We have to communicate to the public that we are essential. We have to do that through our work, not just through writing columns saying, ‘Boy, you know, you’re going to miss us if we’re not around.'”
BBC :: The Hindu, published daily since 1878, did not come out on Wednesday as workers could not access the press.
Three years after post-Leveson consultation Paul Dacre's committee makes 'cosmetic' changes to Editors' Code
Press Gazette :: The Editors' Code committee has finally completed its post-Leveson review and has made only "cosmetic" changes to its rules.
VentureBeat :: Facebook announced on Thursday that its Instant Articles — which allows for faster loading within the Facebook news feed for content from select publishers, as well as extra interactive features — has gone live across Asia for iPhone users.
Mediashift :: Today I want something else that doesn’t exist: I want the ability to explore a variety of news from a variety of sources in an environment that is free of paywalls and bad ads. I’ll pay, but I only want to pay once.
Nieman Lab :: But it’s a real and growing factor on desktop browsers, which has gotten many news organizations thinking about how to respond to the adblocking threat. Here are some of the strategies they’re trying.
Rapid TV News :: LeBron James and Maverick Carter-owned lifestyle sports content multimedia network Uninterrupted has pulled in $15.8 million in new financing.
Your Middle East :: With a hidden camera, female Tunisian investigative journalist Hanene Zbiss, working with support from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), went undercover for three weeks in 2013 to reveal how unregulated Qur’anic kindergartens were advocating a very conservative form of religious education for children, using different means of brainwashing. Her story received huge public attention.
eMarketer :: Although virtual reality is still in its early stages, consumer interest is highest among Gen Z. But younger generations aren't the only ones fascinated by the technology; older generations are drawn to it too.
V-Net : TF1 Publicité, which sells advertising space on TF1 Group channels including on television and online, introduced the concept of a cheese GRP (Gross Rating Point) or shampoo GRP at Future TV Advertising Forum on Wednesday.
Digiday :: This week, media planners, top agencies and brands were asked how they would spread their spending on campaigns around the Super Bowl, and 31 percent said Snapchat would part of their strategies.
Digiday :: The Guardian wants to push its sports coverage to the next level.
Digiday :: First, Yahoo’s video business was about brand-funded entertainment. Then, it pursued premium short-form series. Most recently, it tried to take on Netflix head-on with long-form original programming.
The Wall Street Journal :: Efforts come as YouTube looks to bolster $9.99-a-month subscription service called Red.
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Broadcasting Cable :: Twitter wasn’t designed out of the chute to be a second screen app for TV audiences, but the social media platform has evolved into one that “supercharges” that content, Matthew Moroz, the head of TV partnerships at Twitter, said.
Poynter :: What makes fact-checking work on TV? How is it different from fact-checking for an online or print audience? This article is the first of a series of deep dives into how televisions across the world research and produce fact checks.
Politico :: David Cameron and the public broadcaster agree on one thing: the importance of the international station.
Reuter :: The board of Yahoo Inc is weighing a sale of its core Internet business when it meets this week, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Nieman Lab :: In the two years since it began publishing in the fall of 2013, the Dutch news site De Correspondent has signed up 40,000 paying members, the site said Tuesday.
Telegraph's Geoffrey Lean says he has been 'pushed out' amid rise of newspaper climate change rejectionists
Press Gazette :: Daily Telegraph columnist and environment reporter Geoffrey Lean says he has been “pushed out” after a 46-year career in newspaper journalism.
Nieman Lab :: For the better part of this year, news organizations in the Climate Publishers Network have been republishing each other’s climate change stories in order to expand their coverage of the issue.
Poynter :: The main result we found was that there’s little evidence that most headline-writing conventions work, so publishers should always concentrate on writing great headlines (and ideally running tests over several options) as opposed to following specific style formulae.
Newswhip :: Researcher Satu Vasantola published a paper with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism recently about the type of content that gets shared online.
Integrating TV, digital data: Marketers, agencies try to figure out how to manage the growth of addressable TV
Beet.TV :: Marketers and agencies are trying to figure out how to manage the growth of addressable TV, especially as programmatic buying continues to overlap with the TV market.
Broadbandtv News :: Zattoo, Magine TV and TV Spielfilm live face a new competitor: German social TV provider Couchfunk has rolled out a fully-fledged internet TV platform offering public and commercial TV channels as live-streams.
Mediashift :: Journalists and protestors clashed at the University of Missouri on November 10, and thanks to social media, we all got a view of it in a widely circulated video shot by Mark Schierbecker.
eMarketer :: Mobile phone messaging apps in general, and WeChat in particular, are huge in China. eMarketer estimates that nearly 400 million people in China use mobile phone messaging apps at least monthly this year, translating to 28.8% of the country's population and 37.9% of its mobile phone audience.