2016/07/20

Former News of the World lawyer faces professional misconduct charges

The Guardian :: Bar Standards Board hears evidence against Tom Crone, one-time legal affairs manager for the newspaper’s publisher, News International.

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Times reporter Tony Barrett, who apologised for paper not running Hillsborough verdict on front page, has resigned

Press Gazette :: Times journalist Tony Barrett, who apologised to readers on Twitter after the paper didn’t include the Hillsborough inquest verdict on its front page of the day, has resigned. Barrett, who was born in Liverpool and previously worked for the Liverpool Echo, was the paper’s Merseyside football writer.

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Dozen of New York Times reporters accept buyout offer

The Wrap :: Nearly 50 New York Times journalists have accepted a buyout offer and will exit the paper in the coming months.

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Facebook Live? The role of the news industry to provide breaking news has changed, irrevocably

WAN-IFRA :: News increasingly "breaks" on social media platforms - before publishers and broadcasters have even had a chance to get to the story. With Facebook Live enabling audiences to live stream, the role of the news industry to provide breaking news has changed, irrevocably.

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2016/07/14

How The Guardian is telling mobile stories through web notifications

Medium :: The Guardian has recently started experimenting with Chrome alerts to tell stories right on users' lock screens.

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Turner leads new round of funding for Refinery29

Recode :: The female-focused digital publisher raised $50 million last year at a $300 million valuation.

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2016/07/11

Journalist Michael West launches independent news site, vows to pursue ‘the public interest’

mUmBRELLA :: Veteran business journalist Michael West has officially launched his new independent news website with an article about how major accounting firms are helping major companies avoid paying billions in tax. 

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2016/07/09

How The New York Times used The History Project to document a power plant’s dirty secrets

Poynter :: By now, readers are familiar with the typical newspaper investigation: after months of digging, designers lay out thousands of words, a ton of high-resolution images and a series of telling anecdotes underneath bold subheadings.

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The newsroom food chain continues to Dallas

Poynter :: After covering big tragedies in their cities, most newspaper journalists can reliably expect one thing: other newsrooms are going to send them food. Often, journalists in those other newsrooms have worked in similar circumstances. On Friday, The Dallas Morning News joined the newsroom food chain.

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Deleted Tweet archive PostGhost shut down after Twitter cease and desist

TechCrunch :: PostGhost was a nascent website that archived the tweets of the famous, rich, and important. The site got popular for finding and storing the deleted Tweets of politicians and even Lindsay Lohan who plead with the English PM to #remain. 

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Bing image search on the mobile web takes a page from Pinterest

Venture Beat :: When you’re on a mobile device, the image search feature in Microsoft’s Bing search engine on the web now lets you highlight a specific portion of an image and find images that are similar to that particular part. 

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Live Footage of Shootings Forces Facebook to Confront New Role

New York Times :: After the death of Philando Castile and sniper fire in Dallas were streamed on Facebook, the company faces questions about how to handle graphic content.

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2016/07/08

The Economist uses audiograms from its podcasts in order to be shareable. Learnings from an experiment

Nieman Lab :: As media companies look for ways to make audio go viral, The Economist is joining other publishers in trying its hand at audiograms — video clips rendered from its podcasts in order to be shareable, bite-sized versions of the full-length content. 

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New 'pop-up' paper launches for Britons hankering after the EU

Reuters :: The paper features articles from journalists across Europe including Tanit Koch, editor of Germany's Bild, and Wolfgang Blau, former journalist for the Guardian and Germany's weekly Die Zeit. 

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Most people don’t trust the news they get from social media, just 4 percent do

recode :: Most American adults don’t get their news from social media, and those who do don’t really trust what they’re getting.

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The Sun’s Trevor Kavanagh: Pro-Brexit coverage was not decisive on EU referendum, press had no duty to be balanced

Press Gazette :: Sun columnist and former political editor Trevor Kavanagh has told Press Gazette that he does not think the pro-Brexit press played a decisive role in the EU referendum result. 

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Global rollout for BBC iPlayer Radio

Broadband TV News :: The BBC is rolling out its iPlayer app internationally, starting in Ireland. The global debut of BBC iPlayer Radio, available in the UK since 2012, will pitch it against the established TuneIn and Radioline apps. 

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Post-Mike Allen, Politico remakes Playbook for a social media landscape

Digiday :: Starting July 11, it will get a visual makeover, with a bigger web and social presence to reflect the 24-7 news cycle. “Playbook started in the age of Blackberry, and the world has changed," Politico digital editor Blake Hounshell said.

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Homepage traffic is up by 25 percent since The Sun’s redesign

Digiday :: In June, The Sun revealed its new website, as part of a wider post-paywall strategy to drive traffic, which included boosting SEO and updating its content-management system. Since then, homepage traffic has increased by a quarter. SEO has also had a boost: Now, 29 percent of traffic that comes to The Sun does so through search engines, up from 18 percent in January.

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60 per cent of Burda’s product base now sits in digital. Martin Weiss, Hubert Burda Media, shares insights

FIPP / YouTube :: As an ‘early adopter’ of digital technology, Hurbert Burda has sought to embrace the publishing world’s transition online from the early years. But did you know that transition stretched all the way back to Bill Gates and the last century?

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How do you produce quality native advertising? In talks with Kaylee King-Balentine, New York Times

FIPP :: Native advertising remains a key commercial talking point for legacy publishers in 2016. One such publisher taking this challenge by the scruff of the neck is the New York Times, who in 2014 launched T Brand Studio, a dedicated content creation wing that produces paid native advertising for global brands.

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The boom in newspaper deals continues

Media Life Magazine :: Gannett buys Bergen Record from the Borg family, while the Dolans buy back a majority share of Newsday from Altice.

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2016/07/04

How the U.K.’s six most prolific Facebook Live publishers used the format last month

Digiday :: Publishers are going all in on Facebook Live, putting dedicated teams behind the format. In the U.K. the number of live videos from the top media pages increased by 72 percent in June.

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