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Trends in Newsrooms: Analytics, audience development and the newsroom

The increasing use and sophistication of analytical programmes to help editors understand where the audience is, what it wants to consume and when …

Trends

BBC Radio 4 - 23 Amazing Reasons This Radio Programme Will Change Your Life

A new wave of digital upstarts is transforming the business of journalism in weird and unusual ways. Maybe you've seen headlines like '19 Things You Didn't Know Cats Could Do' and 'Which Fictional Company Should You Actually Work At?' on top of highly sharable stories, often in the form of lists, …

Virtual reality documentaries 'take the middle man out of journalism'

Filmmaker Chris Milk is showing how the use of VR film for news coverage can be a powerful storytelling medium that connects people to each other<p>“With virtual reality, I’m not interested in the novelty factor,” says digital artist and filmmaker Chris Milk. “I’m interested in the foundations for a …

Virtual Reality

Facebook's instant articles arrive to speed up the News Feed

A turning point for the media<p>Once you tap, the article loads close to instantly — at least, it did for the handful stories I tested in a demonstration at Facebook’s headquarters. The app manages this using the same technology Facebook has used to get photos and videos to load quickly. It begins …

Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook are at war over the future of news — and one of them tried to buy a media company

"I still think we should buy them," his tweet, which has since been deleted, read.<p>"He is on your schedule for December 15 or 16 -- We need to sell him. I have a plan."<p>Noto was most likely trying to send a direct message to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. And the company he was interested in buying was …

TV industry faces its ‘ketchup’ moment: ‘Mobile is now the first screen’

France Télévisions’ director of future media Eric Scherer on the trends providing headaches and huge opportunities alike for television firms<p>“The TV industry will have to work on a mobile-first strategy. Not a digital-first strategy, but a mobile-first strategy, because mobile is now the first …

Television Industry

Why Online Publications Can Live Without Twitter

<i>This article first appeared on Simon Owens’ blog.</i><p>Though Facebook drives far more traffic to content than any other social media network, Twitter plays a vital role not only as a direct source of traffic, but also to reach industry influencers who can propagate content across all platforms, from …

How To Move Readers To Share Your Stories

<i>Barry Feldman is a content marketing consultant, copywriter, social media advisor and more. This post has been adapted from an original version on his blog, Feldman Creative.</i><p>I spent some serious time messing with the headline above. It’s a good one, but I’ve done better. Keep reading and you’ll …

Strictly algorithm: how news finds people in the Facebook and Twitter age

From Spotify and Netflix recommendations to Facebook’s news feed or Google’s search results, algorithms play a pivotal role in our media consumption.<p>But what does this mean for journalism, and democracy in general? That was the focus for one of the sparkiest sessions at the SXSW conference in …

What will news look like in 10 years?

Over the past few months, the BBC's Future of News project has been trying to identify some of the big trends likely to impact on news and ask what audiences will want over the next decade.<p>This video compiles the thoughts of both leading BBC staff and celebrity experts.<p>Robert Peston welcomes the …

Trends

BBC launches new iWonder brand for digital content, starting with interactive World War One guides

The BBC has launched a new brand called iWonder which it hopes will unlock the learning potential from its wide-ranging content.<p>Starting today, and designed to coincide with the BBC’s World War One season, the iWonder brand will kick off by offering eight interactive guides focused on World War One …

Community Journalism - Online Course

Community journalism is a growing area of interest for professional journalists, academics and the wider public. The decline of local newspapers and …

The New York Times innovation report is great, but it left out one very important thing

A shockwave hit the media industry in May, when an internal “innovation report” prepared for <i>New York Times</i> executives leaked to BuzzFeed. The report …

Media outlets love to use citizen journalism, but don’t like to say where they got it or how

While some media outlets feel that “citizen journalism” or user-generated content is diluting or cheapening the practice of journalism, others see it …

Despite a history of dismal failures, hyperlocal news continues to attract believers

Hyper-local news doesn’t exactly have a great track record — at least, not as a business. There’s a litany of failed attempts that stretches back at …

MIT Rethinks How You Consume News

No idea where Ukraine is? Confused about the differences between Sunnis and Shiites? MIT has a solution.<p>The global news cycle can be overwhelming. So many cultures, regions, and conflicts around the world intersect to form a new mass of headlines each day, that it can be nearly impossible to keep …

BBC World Service - Over to You, News in a Digital World

The growing use of tablets and mobiles by younger people is creating new challenges and pressures on broadcasters, and making space for new organisations to enter the news business. Rajan Datar discusses the future of independent journalism and the implications for existing broadcasters with Marius …

The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design

Responsive design has to go beyond optimizing for different screen sizes, write Code and Theory’s Dan Gardner and Mike Treff.<p>Responsive design, which allows designers and developers to build websites that adapt to every screen size, is one of the most empowering web tools to be adopted in the last …

10 predictions for content marketing in 2015

If 2014 was the year content became the connective thread for all marketing, 2015 is poised to be the year that brands actually understand their …

Emily Bell's 2015 Hugh Cudlipp lecture – full text

The 12th annual Hugh Cudlipp lecture, as delivered by the director of Columbia University’s Tow centre for digital journalism<p>I was a tabloid journalist for one day.<p>This is not the beginning of a Daily Mail confessional but a statement of fact.<p>Related: Print crowd gives a warm welcome to digital …