2016/06/30

Podcasting can be public radio's fountain of youth, says NPR's Jarl Mohn

Los Angeles Times :: It doesn't have to be overly produced. It actually can be a bit slow. The element that really matters is you have to have a great story. That's why young people are coming to podcasts.

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2016/06/20

Sweden asks to meet Julian Assange inside Ecuador embassy

The Guardian :: Swedish authorities request interview in London mission so they can question WikiLeaks founder over rape allegation.

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News sites are producing more than 21m clickbait articles every month, research suggests

mUmBRELLA :: There are more than 21m clickbait articles being produced globally every single month, according to research produced by news service, Inkl. 

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2016/06/18

To keep scientific papers short, many journals emphasize results and conclusions at the expense of methods

Ars Technica :: To keep papers short, many journals emphasize results and conclusions at the expense of methods, often by moving them to the end and printing them in a font that requires a microscope.

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Are attacks predictable? - #ISIS groups gather online before real world attack, computer scientists find

Buzzfeed :: As ISIS secretly gathered for an unexpected assault on the Syrian city of Kobani in 2014, small groups of its online supporters suddenly combined in a predictable spike of activity, a research team reported on Thursday.

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2016/06/17

Tip: Check out this advice for tackling in-depth projects in a smaller newsroom

journalists.org :: Get a couple of my journalist friends talking about work, and there’s one thing that’s bound to come up: How can we find time for longform or passion projects when every day is already packed with breaking news and daily beat coverage?

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2016/06/16

Despite Behavioral Differences, Gen Z Shares Fundamental Truths on Being Young

 

AdAge :: Having been raised in a socially connected, digital world, Generation Z and younger millennials have different behavior patterns than age groups before them, causing fear among marketers trying to determine how to engage this demographic.

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A photojournalist Amanda Rivkin seeks to help tell the stories of Chicago police torture victims

CJR :: Chicago photojournalist Amanda Rivkin is blunt. The men she is photographing were “kidnapped” by municipal police officers and “tortured." “You’re at the corner store. Driven to a rail yard. Your testicles are electrocuted," she says. "This is kidnapping. This is not a normal arrest procedure.” The events she describes didn’t happen in Azerbaijan or Bosnia or even Turkey.

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Video might be the future, but text is the present for digital news

Digiday :: More than three-fourths of people mostly rely on text for their news, according to the Reuters Institute's 2016 Digital News Report. That's true even as online news organizations are stampeding into video, lured by the hope of eyeballs and ad dollars. But 41 percent said they find reading more convenient, and more than a third are put off by preroll ads.

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Politico Europe is using Apple Wallet (yes, Apple Wallet) to send readers notifications about Brexit

Nieman Lab :: Of all the possible applications of Apple Wallet — coupons, boarding passes, event tickets — news seems an unlikely one. And yet Politico is giving it a try.

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Judge rules for Twitter in terrorism class-action case - Washington Times

Washington Times :: Twitter has won — for now — a legal battle brought by attorneys for a woman who says the social media service is responsible in part for a 2015 terror attack that resulted in her husband’s death.

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2016/06/15

Is virtual reality friend or enemy to journalism?

The Media Briefing :: If we learned anything from the E3 expo this year, it's that the battle for Virtual Reality supremacy is hotting up.

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$26 billion and the incalculable value of LinkedIn

Recode :: Since Microsoft announced its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn, there has been predictable skepticism about how the company will recoup its investment. In fairness, we’re talking about a social network that generally loses money. And while it has some synergies with its new parent, they’re probably not enough to justify the price tag in traditional terms.

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Local News Use Of Facebook Features Grows

TV News Check :: More and more TV stations and other news producers are turning to Facebook’s Live and Instant Articles features to deliver their content directly on Facebook’s platform. 

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2016/06/13

Orlando nightclub shooting: Resources, research for journalists

journalistresource.org :: 2016 collection of academic research, statistical data and other resources to help journalists who are covering the Orlando nightclub shooting from various angles

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How Insider is selling its newfound Facebook video expertise to brands

Digiday :: Since Facebook in April opened up a path for publishers to post videos with brand sponsors, Business Insider spinoff Insider has posted about 25 social video ads for brands including Diet Coke and Johnston and Murphy.

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How do you cover a mass shooting with a tiny staff? At The Trace, it’s curation and smart follow-ups

Poynter :: If reporters at The Trace covered every shooting in the United States, they would never sleep. So far this year, the guns-focused nonprofit has tallied more than 23,000 incidents of firearms violence in America, with a newsroom of just 13.

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2016/06/12

New York Times reporter Jonathan Weisman quit Twitter because of its inability to stop anti-Semitic abuse

Deseret News :: A dust-up between some anti-Semitic online trolls and a New York Times reporter is exposing some problematic holes in Twitter's abuse-reporting policy. Times reporter Jonathan Weisman wrote in a column about the experience

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Emotional toll of reporting the refugee crisis surprises news organisations

The Guardian :: Journalists more used to sharing the dangers of war zones are experiencing a different kind of fallout closer to home.

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Pinterest chief Ben Silbermann: ‘we’re not a social network’

The Guardian :: The visual platform’s co-founder on avoiding snark, policing its content – and how it would like to make more pins buyable.

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WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails

The Guardian :: New release likely to fan controversy and provide further ammunition for Republican presidential rival Donald Trump.

 

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2016/06/10

In the race to win readers, which publisher will come out ahead?

CJR :: The business of publishing has been turned on its head. News outlets are handing over their journalism to powerhouses like Facebook, betting that the increased traffic will be worth the loss of control.

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Twitch’s 100 million viewers watched 800 million hours of esports in the last 10 months

Venture Beat :: If you’re uncertain why companies like ESPN and Activision have been making big acquisitions and investments in esports, here’s a good answer.

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The Washington Post is dabbling in translations to reach a growing non-English speaking audience

Nieman Lab :: The Washington Post was preparing to publish an editorial on the Obama administration’s move, in December of 2014, to restore ties with Cuba, when executive editor Marty Baron asked about a Spanish translation.

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Nearby is a new way for Google to show you relevant information based on your surroundings

Android Central :: Whether you are at a museum or in an airport, Nearby will push things to you that could be useful.

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Has social media made search-driven publishing less relevant? Social readers are 2.5x more valuable

Adweek :: The growing importance of social media, coupled with the powerful wrath of Google, have shaken the once-hot world of cheap search-driven publishing.

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Attention Facebook and Google: Apple is selling mobile app ads now, too

Recode :: How the upcoming App Store ads will hit the internet giants.

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2016/06/09

Venezuela's top court bans media's publishing videos of lynchings

Reuters :: Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday banned media from publishing videos of lynchings, saying they create "anxiety and uncertainty" in a country ravaged by violent crime and an economic crisis.

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Venezuela's top court bans media's publishing videos of lynchings

Reuters :: Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday banned media from publishing videos of lynchings, saying they create "anxiety and uncertainty" in a country ravaged by violent crime and an economic crisis.

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Lionel Barber: Journalists are 'under assault' as politics becomes more fragmented and partisan

Politico :: Lionel Barber, the Financial Times' editor, says partisan, fragmented politics have endangered his profession, but his own paper has promising prospects before it.

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Macy’s recently slashed its “run of press” newspaper advertising by about 50%, a $120 million hit for newspapers

Politico :: Macy’s has recently slashed its “run of press” newspaper advertising by about 50%, I’ve learned in numerous interviews with publishers. In total, the newly lost newspaper revenue this year will exceed $100 million.

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Memo From Britain: Brexit Vote Gives Tabloids Chance to Unleash Anti-European Tendencies

New York Times :: The hostility of some papers to the European Union is a problem for Prime Minister David Cameron, who is trying to persuade Britons to vote to remain.

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As collaborations expand, newsroom leadership jobs prove difficult to fill

current :: Public media organizations are struggling to recruit news directors and editors to help manage the growing number of collaborations among stations and networks.

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Facebook now lets you upload 360-degree photos to the News Feed

The Verge :: Facebook is finally letting users upload and view 360-degree photos right in the News Feed. After capturing a panorama or 360-degree photo with their native smartphone camera or a third-party app, users can now post said photo directly to the social network, where it will be converted into an image that can be viewed on desktop or any smartphone. 

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Dutch TV market in steady decline, almost 90% digital

Telecompaper :: The Dutch TV market continued its steady decline, with a loss for the fourth consecutive quarter, ending March 2016 with slightly more than 7.8 million connections, according to Telecompaper's latest quarterly report.

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German publishers are pooling data to compete with Google and Facebook

Digiday :: Google and Facebook are now commanding 85 percent of incremental digital ad spending, with publishers left to fight it out over the leftovers. That’s why German publishers have put aside traditional rivalry and gone all-in on a major data-pooling initiative.

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Analytics nightmare: 82% of mobile sharing is done through dark social/ up from 50% in 2015

Digiday :: Publishers and marketers can unleash the opportunity around sharing through dark social by inferring patternsTools and widgets will track what has been shared and when, which can be used to inform audiences and editorial strategies.

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2016/06/08

Research: The roles that valence, arousal, and dominance play in content that goes viral

Harvard Business Review :: Viral content typically evokes high-arousal emotions, such as joy or fear. But new research suggests arousal is just one of the underlying drivers of viral content. High dominance, or a feeling of being in control, may be another key driver behind content that is widely shared.

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AP reminds employees to be vigilant after backlash from Sanders supporters

Poynter :: The Associated Press on Tuesday advised staffers to "practice situational awareness" at their bureaus and offices in the wake of social media pushback from supporters of Bernie Sanders who were angered by its decision to call the Democratic nomination for Hillary Clinton. 

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Tronc chairman Michael Ferro: We want to start publishing 2,000 videos a day with artificial intelligence

Recode :: Late last week, Tribune Publishing announced that it was now called Tronc (or tronc, with the five-years-too-late-to-be-fashionable lowercase first letter), with a focus on producing content using artificial intelligence.

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2016/06/07

CEO Mark Thompson says the New York Times is "exploring the possibility" of selling a "higher-tier," ad-free digital subscription package

AdAge :: The New York Times is "exploring the possibility" of selling a "higher-tier," ad-free digital subscription package, chief executive Mark Thompson said at the IAB Ad Blocking & User Experience Summit Monday.

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‘We’re not getting full disclosure’: Native ad distribution has a transparency problem

Digiday :: As people do more of their reading in social feeds and Facebook clamps down on organic reach, publishers are increasingly relying on paid social to distribute native ads. But fully three-fourths of publishers don't disclose how much paid social they use, according to a new report from Polar.

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WTF are ‘dark posts’?

Digiday :: Brands don’t need all of their followers to see everything they create for social media. That’s why they use “dark posts,” targeted bits of content meant for select eyes only. Dark posts are yet another “dark” category in online publishing, with concepts like dark social and the dark web, shadowy areas in the digital world that defy typical Internet transparency.

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The Globe and Mail to adopt the Washington Post’s new digital toolkit

The Globe and Mail :: The Globe and Mail has forged a deal that will make it the largest North American news organization to adopt the Washington Post’s custom-built publishing platform.

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2016/06/06

The news media disproportionately blames mental illness for violent behavior, a new study found

 

Huffington Post :: It isn't just your imagination: The news media disproportionately blames mental illness for violent behavior, a new study found. 

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BuzzFeed canceled an ad deal with the Republican party ahead of the November US presidential election

Quartz ::  In an email sent to staffers, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti said the company was making a “business exception” based on the divisive rhetoric of Republican party nominee Donald Trump. The deal was estimated to be worth around $1.3 million, according to The Hill.

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Google AMP? Facebook's Instant Articles seem to have more potential to help publishers to reach new audiences

Digiday :: It's been three months since Google launched Accelerated Mobile Pages, its fast-loading article pages initiative, and publishers are giving mixed it reviews. Pages are loading faster, but some are seeing little traffic benefit.

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Why The Guardian is building its own mobile ad units

Digiday :: The Guardian wants to move away entirely from mobile banners and ramp up its native mobile advertising offering. It has launched two new ad formats aimed at improving the mobile experience and has more in the pipeline. 

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Facebook Live: How Motor Trend wants to bring viewers closer to the action at industry car shows

Digiday :: TEN, the parent company of Motor Trend and other sports magazines and websites, plans to produce 20 hours of live programming per month on Facebook. With Motor Trend, this means bringing viewers closer to the action at industry car shows, as well as interviews with top personalities and athletes in the auto industry.

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2016/06/05

Financial woes have forced cutbacks at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

New York Times :: Financial woes have forced cutbacks at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, even as the impact of the Panama Papers has raised its profile.

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How Helsinki's journalists turn numbers and data into scoops

Huffington Post :: Turning numbers and data into scoops. Helsinki journalists have been doing it for years and serve as good examples for media worldwide. “We do a lot of scraping with bots,” said Tuomas Peltomaki from the daily newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. “All media houses in Finland have software to help citizens vote in the elections.”

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Discovery Communications expands reach of its content

Broadband TV News :: Discovery Communications has completed a number of deals including an expanded partnership with Vodafone in Italy, Spain and Portugal. 

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Peter Thiel's Gawker war not his first brush with a high-priced vendetta

Guardian :: Billionaire’s investment in conservative James O’Keefe’s ‘sting’ video may have had a long-term – and negative – impact on progressive causes.

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Lack of diversity in Australian media is leading to missed Asian opportunity warns PwC report author

mUmBRELLA :: A lack of diversity in the Australian media, marketing and entertainment sector is limiting our ability to take advantage of the growth opportunities in Asia, a new report claims.

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Facebook's arbitrage system and cash machine: people hand over so much personal data for so little in return. Should we charge?

New Yorker :: For the most valuable innovation at the heart of Facebook was probably not the social network (Friendster thought of that) so much as the creation of a tool that convinced hundreds of millions of people to hand over so much personal data for so little in return. 

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2016/06/04

Arrests for offensive Facebook and Twitter posts soar in London

The Independent :: According to the Register, a total of 2,500 Londoners have been arrested over the past five years for allegedly sending “offensive” messages via social media. In 2015, 857 people were detained, up 37 per cent increase since 2010.

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Judge sends ‘message’ to media industry with $270,000 fine for underpaying interns

mUmBRELLA :: An Australian-based Chinese language media firm has been fined more than $270,000 for exploiting an international student intern by requiring her to do 180 hours of unpaid work in four months.

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2016/06/03

Syrian fact-checkers bust myths and false news about the war

Syria Deeply :: With hundreds of news sources and social media feeds about Syria – some of which publish rumor, hearsay or even fake stories – we speak with Dirar Khattab, the managing editor of the Syrian fact-checking website Takkad, on what they are doing to combat this problem.

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How depended are you on traffic from FB? - Publisher reach on Facebook is down 42 per cent

Adweek :: In May, publishers produced around 550,000 posts that went through SocialFlow's platform—up from 470,000 in April—but overall reach from January to May was down 42 percent.

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Data mining of Twitter posts can help identify when people become sympathetic to groups like ISIS

Phys.org :: Researchers have shown that data mining techniques can be used to understand when Twitter users start displaying supportive behaviour to radical terror groups such as ISIS.

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