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This is how the New York Times and BuzzFeed use Editorial Analytics

Not more than a couple of months ago we looked at the ‘Editorial analytics: How news media are developing and using audience data and metrics’ …

News bots – Messaging is the new medium

For the news industry, the old saying “the medium is the message” has transformed in “messaging is the new medium”. With an overwhelmed audience by …

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Personalization reaches newsrooms

“No longer will there be a singular front page — instead, each person will see a news mix refined ever so slightly to reflect their region, interests, and habits.”<p>Ten years ago, EPIC 2014 warned of automated algorithms entertaining the masses with frivolous news items made relevant by their …

Platform Or Publisher? Whatever You Call It, It’s The Future Of Media

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tobi Bauckhage is the CEO and co-founder of Moviepilot.</i><p>There has been a sea change in the way content today is being created, distributed and consumed. The distinction between publishers and platforms online has never been more uncertain. This ambiguity has only been compounded by the …

Why newspaper companies should reinvent themselves as start-ups. - Twipe

These are challenging times for CEOs of newspaper businesses worldwide. Their traditional print business is under increasing pressure of declining …

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In Sweden, traditional tabloid rivals are taking their battle to viral sites

Stockholm’s two major evening tabloids have started competing BuzzFeed imitators this year, and the same aggregator moves we’ve seen in the U.S. are playing out abroad.<p>Thomas Mattsson, editor-in-chief of the Swedish tabloid Expressen, set a bold goal for his staff last summer: Develop, build, and …

The newsonomics of the newly quantified, gamified news reader

The Daily Beast is finding success with a mobile experience that tracks what users are reading — and gently nudges them in new directions. Will 2015 be the year we move forward on personalizing and quantifying the news?<p>What’s in your news diet? Sure, we can name the sites, papers, and stations that …

How messaging apps are changing media distribution

The social media pendulum is in full swing, and latest trends do not necessarily bode well for the likes of Facebook: Internet users — especially …

Here Are The Most Common Apps On People's Home Screens

We recently wrote about a new app called Homescreen, which lets you share with others what's on your iPhone's home screen. Betaworks, the company behind Homescreen and several other popular services like Instapaper and Chartbeat, created a designated page to show off the "top apps" used by …

Why The New York Times Newsroom is in Trouble

The problem is not the top brass or the digital guerrilla but the print army<p>All the fuss around NYT’s fired executive editor cannot distract our …

The iPhone 6 Is Killing The Need To Own An iPad

Pocket, a service that lets people save stories and videos to read/watch later, published data on how user habits are changing thanks to the bigger screens on the iPhone 6.<p>The iPhone 6 has a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen. The iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen. The iPad …

First Look Media has forgotten the number one rule of startups

When you start with a commitment of $250 million before you even have a website, it’s probably inevitable that expectations will be dashed at some …

BuzzFeed media trends: homepage out, social and video in

Social media feeds could replace the homepage for media organisations as more people find stories through social networks than search engines, …

The mistakes publishers make with mobile apps

In case you haven’t heard, the Web is dying and apps won.<p>Of course, that’s not the case, but such alarmist headlines point to how apps are pulling …

Flipboard Adds The Wall Street Journal To Its News Discovery Apps

Flipboard has spent the last several years tying to convince publishers the value of having their content show up in its apps. Today the Wall Street Journal, one of the last major holdouts in the U.S., will allow Flipboard users to view its news stories there.<p>For Flipboard, the addition of WSJ …

Hard Comparison: Legacy Media vs. Digital Native

<b>by Frédéric Filloux</b><p><i>From valuations to management cultures, the gap between legacy media companies and digital natives ones seems to widen. The chart</i> …

Clayton Christensen Becomes His Own Devil’s Advocate

<b>by Jean-Louis Gassée</b><p><i>Every generation has its high tech storytellers, pundits who ‘understand’ why products and companies succeed and why they fail.</i> …

THE FUTURE OF MOBILE [SLIDE DECK]

The future of mobile is being redefined. The smartphone and tablet markets are nearing saturation. The days of heady hardware growth are long gone.<p><i>BI Intelligence is a research and analysis service focused on mobile computing, digital media, payments, e-commerce, and the Internet of Things. Only BI</i> …

How Chief Digital Officers Are Changing The Way Businesses Think About Data

As digital disruption impacts every industry, the emerging role of chief digital officer (CDO) is becoming increasingly important. According to <b>​​</b>a recent survey by Harvey Nash, some 7 percent of companies polled–and 16 percent of companies with IT budgets greater than $100 million–already have …

Google's Larry Page: The Most Ambitious CEO in the Universe

There’s a joke about Larry Page that’s been making the rounds at Google X, the “moon shot” factory where Google is developing self-driving cars, …

What’s the right news experience on a phone? Stacy-Marie Ishmael and BuzzFeed are trying to figure it out

“Nobody has to read you. You have to earn that. You have to respect people’s attention.”<p>A<p>few weeks ago, we wrote about BuzzFeed’s hiring of Stacy-Marie Ishmael, formerly of the Financial Times, as the editorial lead for their forthcoming news app. Product lead Noah Chestnut, formerly of The New …

Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future

As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented …

Five tech products that designers have fallen in love with

Dentists are famous for not going to the dentist themselves. Designers are often on the opposite side of the spectrum and happily surround themselves …

Google launches Contributor, a crowdfunding tool for publishers

[company]Google[/company] often gets criticized by publishers for taking their content without asking them first, but the web giant has probably done …

If Publishers Are Going to Harness Data, We Need One Language

<i>The following is a guest post. Read more about MediaShift guest posts here.</i><p>Almost three years ago I wrote an article about “Why Publishers Are About …

The Page View Just Won't Die

What does an attention-obsessed media look like? And do we want it?<p>Every few months media types seem to loop back to a familiar question: <i>How to measure media beyond the page view.</i><p>This week the <i>Financial Times</i> announced it would begin exclusively selling display ads off of a new metric: time spent. …

StoryTracker is a new tool to track how news homepages change » Nieman Journalism Lab

It offers a menu of options, documented here, for creating an orderly archive of HTML snapshots, extracting hyperlinks with a bonus set of metadata that captures each link’s prominence on the page and visualizing a page’s layout with animations that show changes over time.<p>The potential uses for …

Say What? Technology-Infused Publishing Is Good Business.

Damn. I almost successfully made it through 2014 without publicly using the term “platisher.”<p>Damn. I almost successfully made it through 2014 without publicly using the term “platisher.” Like many in the digital media industry, I rolled my eyes when Jonathan Glick coined the awkward phrase in a …