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By Sérgio Lüdtke | + social media :: Periodismo | Journalism | Jornalismo

The universe of people trying to deceive journalists keeps expanding, and newsrooms aren’t ready

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> Heather Bryant is a journalist and developer affiliated with the journalism program and the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University. She was asked by Jay Hamilton at the Stanford Department of Communication to research and report about the near future of the …

Journalism

Newspapers succeeding by returning to edition-based publishing

After years of looking to the future for what will ‘save journalism’, including digital kiosks, pivots to video, and social media, it’s something a …

Journalism

New project allows users to identify local media by ZIP code

<b>The New York Times</b> <b>earlier this year profiled a resident</b> of rural Athens County, Ohio. The editors called him “The Man Who Knew Too Little” because, …

Journalism

Facebook starts testing AR ads in the News Feed

Try on a pair of sunglasses... on Facebook?<p>Facebook ads will start feeling a little more like a virtual fitting room. The company announced today that it will begin implementing augmented reality ads into the News Feed.<p>These AR ads are in the testing phase, and users in the US will be the only ones …

Augmented Reality

Kate Crawford: “Estamos injetando nos algoritmos as nossas limitações, a nossa forma de marginalizar”

Kate Crawford (Sydney, Austrália) não revela o ano em que nasceu. Qualquer empresa poderia usar esse dado para tentar lhe vender um produto ou mesmo …

What news leaders learned at the 2018 Institute for Nonprofit News conference

The Institute for Nonprofit News held its annual conference in Orlando, Florida, this week and featured two days of speakers trying to share valuable knowledge: how to make money in nonprofit news.<p>The need to find sustainable business practices in nonprofit organizations is just as important as it …

Nonprofits

WhatsApp increasingly popular for sharing news

The public is increasingly forgoing Facebook as a news source and using WhatsApp to share and discuss stories with friends and family, according to a new report on the state of the media.<p>“Consumers are being put off by ‘toxic’ debates and unreliable news. They are also finding that alternative …

Social Media

TSE assina acordo com 10 partidos para combater fake news

BRASÍLIA — O presidente do Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (<b>TSE</b>), Luiz Fux, recebeu na tarde desta terça-feira representantes de <b>dez partidos</b> políticos. …

Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley.<p>It’s that time of year again, when Mary Meeker unloads her highly anticipated internet trends report for the <b>Code Conference</b> crowd in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. This year, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner …

Market Capitalization

The problem(s) with breaking news

During the rush hour of breaking news, many journalism standards can become difficult to maintain such as meticulous fact-checking, story …

The platform patrons: How Facebook and Google became two of the biggest funders of journalism in the world

In March, Google announced with much fanfare the launch of the Google News Initiative, a $300 million program aimed at “building a strong future for …

Google’s news chief Richard Gingras: “We need to rethink journalism at every dimension”

In the shadows of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the public’s trust in news, and the platforms that distribute it, is at an all-time low. As big tech seemingly scrambles to restore users’ confidence in their platforms, Google is introducing new ways to streamline the subscription process for …

Facebook is making its biggest executive shuffle in company history

WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook’s core app are getting new leaders as part of a massive executive reorg.<p>Facebook instituted its biggest executive shakeup in its 15-year history this week, appointing new leaders for WhatsApp, Messenger and Facebook’s core app while giving other longtime Facebook …

Mark Zuckerberg Says It Will Take 3 Years to Fix Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg knew his keynote speech at F8 this year would not be like any other. His previous appearances at Facebook's annual developer's …

The Art and Craft of Storytelling

2018 Moth Award Recipient, Roz Chast.<p>Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island …

Is Facebook’s Campbell Brown a Force to Be Reckoned With? Or Is She Fake News?

It was another terrible day for Facebook and the company had dispatched Campbell Brown, its head of news partnerships, to do some damage control.<p>In mid-March, Ms. Brown took the stage at a conference in New York about the future of the media industry. In front of a room full of editors and …

Journalism

Google’s latest AI experiments let you talk to books and test word association skills

Google’s work in natural language understanding is getting better all the time<p>Google today announced a pair of new artificial intelligence experiments from its research division that let web users dabble in semantics and natural language processing. For Google, a company that’s primary product is a …

How can local independent news orgs build successful membership programs?

Would free pizzas offered by a local pizza restaurant entice you to subscribe to your hyperlocal online news source?<p>That’s one approach Covering Katy, an online news outlet in Katy, Texas, has been taking to drum up local support, they shared at the Center for Cooperative Media‘s Reader Revenue …

News Industry

Apple, having bought Texture, is reportedly working on its own subscription news service

Apple is planning some paid news thing, according to a Bloomberg report — though it’s unclear if that’ll simply be a rebrand of the Texture digital magazine subscription service that Apple acquired in March, or something that includes news sources beyond magazines.<p>From Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman and …

How Much Is a Word Worth? – Member Feature Stories – Medium

When people who read magazines read an article in a magazine, I don’t imagine they know how much the writer was paid. As consumers, we aren’t …

Google adopting the strategies that made Facebook successful in news referrals

Facebook’s News Feed, when it first rolled out, allowed for a news and information discovery mechanism that hadn’t been seen, at scale, before. Most …

Simpósio sobre jornalismo digital debate uso de newsletters

O Centro Knight para o Jornalismo nas Américas, na Universidade do Texas em Austin (EUA), realiza neste sábado (14.abr.2018) o 2º dia de palestras do …

Here’s what you need to know to build successful paid newsletters, popup newsletters, morning digests, and community newsletters

Thinking about starting your own email newsletter? A panel at ISOJ 2018 contains a wealth of advice for launching all types of editorial newsletters, from paywalled offerings to limited-run recaps tied to popular television shows to indispensable morning digests to community-creating …

DHS to Compile a Database of the World's Journalists and 'Media Influencers'

America’s dystopian nightmare is becoming more and more of a reality.<p>As pointed out by Bloomberg Law, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is …

Fake News

Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

Is Journalism a Form of Activism?

<i>Danielle Tcholakian | Longreads | March 2018 | 17 minutes (4,071 words)</i>Last weekend, as March For Our Lives protests took place all across the …

Social Media, Political Polarization, and Political Disinformation: A Review of the Scientific Literature

The Hewlett Foundation commissioned this report to provide an overview of the current state of the literature on the relationship between social …

Social Media