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Wikipedia, now 15 years old, will get a new endowment to ensure its future » Nieman Journalism Lab

The site averages more than 18 <i>billion</i> page views per month, according to Alexa.com, and its English-language sites make up the bulk of page views, according to analysis of its content by the Pew Research Center. Subjects popular on the English edition of Wikipedia are pages that refer to current …

Social Media Marketing: Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube Trends to Watch in 2016

After predicting changes for Facebook and Twitter, we’ve decided to combine a few of the visual based social networks together.<p>Looking at Instagram, …

YouTube Red

10 Signs You Shouldn't Be Using Twitter

<i>Cynthia Johnson is the Director of Brand Development for AAC Holdings, Inc. She was managing partner and Director of Marketing for RankLab, which was acquired by acquired by AAC Holdings, Inc. in July 2015. Cynthia is the Editorial Director for Social Media Club, and columnist for Entrepreneur,</i> …

Scaling down the hype in local news

“What we need is not more reporters and editors working for lumbering chain media, but instead more local news entrepreneurs who can bring together teams with business smarts, reporting chops, and deep community knowledge to kick ass, take names, and cash checks.”<p>Truth be told, prognostication is …

Nationals wake up to the opportunity in local media

“Make no mistake, the financial rewards for building tomorrow’s Gannett, Lee, Tribune, and McClatchy are massive.”<p>As yesterday’s local media companies wind down, tomorrow’s local media companies are being born.<p>And like actual childbirth, local media company birth isn’t postcard pretty. Yesterday’s …

Five Lessons Only Failure Can Teach You

They say that smells evoke the most potent memories – and they do it fast! Everyone knows that feeling.<p>You’re walking down the street and you turn a corner. A smell hits you out of a restaurant’s open door and you’re seven years old again, right back in your childhood home or wherever your …

Self-help

What We Learned About Management in 2015, in 25 Charts and Graphics

<i>For a lot more, take a look at our brand-new Visual Library (a subscriber-only benefit) and some of our new videos (free for everyone).</i>

This simple negotiation tactic brought 195 countries to consensus

Negotiations are difficult by nature. Managing negotiations between 195 countries in order to arrive at a legally binding agreement, on the other hand, is nearly impossible. This was the problem that United Nations officials faced over two weeks at this month’s climate-change summit in Paris. To …

How Meditation Benefits CEOs

<i>Patrick Pilz</i><p>Mindfulness is quickly following yoga in becoming a billion-dollar industry<b>.</b> It’s no surprise, then, that the popularity of meditation – one way to practice mindfulness – is also growing among CEOs and senior executives. Why are business leaders embracing meditation rather than, say, …

Microsoft reverses course on OneDrive, restores 15GB free tier - ExtremeTech

By on December 11, 2015 at 4:38 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Last month, Microsoft announced …

Five Things Every Millennial Needs To Know About Business

The first thing you have to know about business is that it’s fake. It’s a made-up world, like Narnia or Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.<p>The rules and structure of business don’t come from anywhere – they were just invented around a conference table. You could say that business invented …

The Three Environments That Create Every Employee Experience

I define “employee experience” as an organization creating a place where people want to show up instead of assuming that people need to show up. This shift from “need” to “want” is the fundamental change that organizations around the world are starting to experience. This is why we see so much …

The Workplace

Women get treated as equal consumers of news

“These are issues that women, as human beings, care about and now don’t have to click out of their favorite gender-focused site to find.”<p>Back in 2014, Fox News discovered that Cosmo had begun to cover politics and news in depth, with the women’s magazine openly and proudly endorsing policies that …

Engaging audiences for better civic discourse

“Journalists are expert empathizers — audiences will come to value this rare skill and pay for it, even if they don’t always agree with your content.”<p>The industry has been talking a lot about audience engagement lately, but mostly via online tools (at times intersecting with civic tech) and …

The Washington Post recreates the mobile game sensation Flappy Bird for the 2016 campaign season » Nieman Journalism Lab

<b>LINK</b>: www.washingtonpost.com ➚ | <b>Posted by</b>: Shan Wang | December 14, 2015<p>Where do you get your news? <i>How</i> do you get your news? It’s no surprise that the channels through which readers (users? customers?) can access timely information on what’s happening in the world are multiplying — think beyond …

The brain's 'on-off switch' for human consciousness is even more intriguing than we thought - ExtremeTech

The brain’s ‘on-off switch’ for human consciousness is even more intriguing than we thought<p>By on December 2, 2015 at 7:50 am<p>This site may earn …

What are endocrine disruptors, and how should you protect yourself from them? - ExtremeTech

By on December 3, 2015 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Taking the long view of human …

This cool fitness watch is yours for $94, and it tracks steps, sleep, and sex

Geeksphone, the Spanish company best known for jointly developing the super-secure Blackphone device, has relesased its first wearable. Under the …

Wearable Tech

The best-performing CEO in the world is someone you’ve probably never heard of

Harvard Business Review just released its annual ranking of the world's best-performing CEOs on Monday, and this year's winner is a leader in health care who remains laser-focused on diabetes treatments, doesn't fly in private jets, and will be relatively unknown to many readers in the United …

The mobile adblocking apocalypse hasn’t arrived (at least not yet)

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.<p>Though mobile adblockers may well prove to be a significant issue for news organizations in months …

Digital Advertising

Reporters from digital/niche outlets are replacing daily newspaper reporters in Washington

There are more “digital options for coverage at the national level,” but coverage of the government’s impact on individual communities appears to be decreasing.<p>Reporters from digital outlets and niche publications now hold more seats in the U.S. Senate Press Gallery than reporters from daily …

Guess what: Millennials aren’t all the same when it comes to news consumption » Nieman Journalism Lab

Millennials tend to get lumped into a big group when it comes to hand-wringing about their news consumption habits. But (shocker) defining the entire group of people born between 1980 and 1998 as a “monolithic group that doesn’t change with age and different circumstances” doesn’t really make …

3 Strategic Questions the Media Industry’s Future Depends On

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>There is no question that the media industry is experiencing dramatic disruption on many fronts—in the way it creates content, distributes content to consumers, and monetizes audiences. These changes are driven by seismic shifts in consumer behavior and an explosion of both consumer- and …

What 2,500 Sequenced Genomes Say About Humanity's Future

When the geneticist Gonçalo Abecasis stood up in front of a group of scientists in 2007 and proposed sequencing 1,000 genomes from people all over …

Genetics

Google’s grab of Oyster suggests ebooks, like news, are becoming “content” read on big platforms

Oyster’s strong tech saved it from being another sad ebook startup failure story, but it’s another case of platform power edging out an independent startup.<p>Check out four things that have happened in the ebook world in just the past couple months:<p>— Amazon announced that, for the self-published …

Well-Designed: How to Use Empathy to Create Products People Love

Most companies consider strong product management to be the “glue” that holds together products as they are being conceived of and built. They treat …

We Need Both Networks and Communities

If you want to understand the difference between a network and a community, ask your Facebook friends to help paint your house.<p>Social media certainly connects us to whoever is on the other end of the line, and so extends our social networks in amazing ways. But this can come at the expense of …

How To Manage Exceptionally Creative People

Creative thinkers don’t always thrive in structured environments. So how can companies put them to good use?<p>In 1905, the German microbiologist Robert Koch won a Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the effect of bacteria in infectious diseases. The famous research physician and fellow Nobel …