Digital Media

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Why the SaaS era of journalism will be our most exciting.

Why the SaaS era of digital journalism may be our most exciting yet.<p>The shift from advertising to subscription models is a revolutionary moment for …

Journalism

Facebook and the Cost of Monopoly

The shamelessness was breathtaking.<p>Having told a few jokes, summarized his manifesto, and acknowledged the victim of the so-called “Facebook-killer” …

Facebook

Dina Fine Maron Editor of Health & Medicine at Scientific American Discussing FDA's Decision to Grant Genetic Testing Company, 23andMe Permission to Sell Kits that Test for Parkinson's & Alzheimers

Genetic Testing

F8: Construindo comunidades com tecnologia

<i>Por Yuji Higaki</i><p>Hoje, mais de 4.000 pessoas se juntaram a nós na F8, nossa conferência anual para desenvolvedores em San Jose, Califórnia.<p>Estou …

Slack, an Upstart in Messaging, Now Faces Giant Tech Rivals

SAN FRANCISCO — Slack is the classic Silicon Valley accidental success. Born three years ago, with roots in a failed video game, the messaging software is now used by five million people.<p>The company behind it, Slack Technologies, found success by combining something that Silicon Valley fetishizes — …

Collaboration

What Is Independent Media?

How we reformat our in-depth documentaries for Facebook

Respecting the ways in which content is consumed differently on different platforms<p>Without wishing to sound too much like a certain American …

Bots aren’t just service tools—they’re a whole new form of media

There’s a good chance that the last time you added someone on Twitter, flirted on a dating app, or talked with a service representative online, you were not interacting with a human, but a bot. Political campaigns, hackers, and armchair activists are also using bots to attack journalists, spread …

Chatbots

Why understanding what it truly means to be digital is critical for long-term success

<i>The second in a series of posts. You can read the first post here</i><i>.</i><p>My favorite interview question to ask job candidates is, “What do you think it …

Digital Media

Is it time to close down Facebook Live?

Another murder was linked to Facebook Live. Is the product worth the troubles?<p>A gunman took to Facebook on Sunday to share a video of himself killing a man on the streets of Cleveland.<p>The video was initially thought to have been filmed using Facebook Live, the social network’s video broadcasting …

Facebook

Digital Media Valuations Could Be Tough Sell

BuzzFeed and Vox are sitting on some outsized expectations from investors, based on The Information’s analysis of year-end revenue and valuations for …

BuzzFeed editor Ben Smith is jumping into the podcast pool with ‘NewsFeed’

Welcome! The water’s warm! And crowded!<p>Podcasts! They’re a thing! You love them. I love them.<p>BuzzFeed’s audience loves them too: The digital publisher says that last year it generated nine million downloads of its podcasts, dominated by Another Round, its breezy, winning chatfest.<p>And now, for the …

Podcasting

Sharethrough’s Patrick Keane: Publishers without video strategies ‘will die’

Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS<p>From BuzzFeed to Mashable publishers are going all-in on video.<p>Those sitting on the sidelines will face an …

Advertising

The $100 million wall: Digital media's scale struggles

Earlier this month, Genius, which started as a rap annotation platform, decided that now it would become a video-focused company. It’s a familiar …

Advertising

A master audio storyteller on how to create a powerful podcast

Photo via Pexels<p><b>To say podcasting is having a moment</b> is an understatement. The team behind <i>Serial</i>’s latest blockbuster, <i>S-Town</i>, recently broke records …

Storytelling

Fake news is affecting people’s trust in the news they read on Facebook

A lot of people get their news on Facebook — but a lot of people don’t believe the news they read on Facebook.<p>That’s according to a new survey from BuzzFeed and Ipsos Public Affairs, who quizzed 3,000 American adults on their views about Facebook and the news. The results were not pretty. Over half …

Facebook

'Despreparada para a era digital, a democracia está sendo destruída', afirma guru do 'big data'

Quando Martin Hilbert calcula o volume de informação que há no mundo, causa espanto. Quando explica as mudanças no conceito de privacidade, abala. E quando reflete sobre o impacto disso tudo sobre os regimes democráticos, preocupa.<p>"Isso vai muito mal", adverte Hilbert, alemão de 39 anos, doutor em …

Technology company? Publisher? The lines can no longer be blurred

Google, Facebook, et al are in reality media companies and must accept the responsibilities that go with it<p>Attention, like snow, comes in two varieties; the fun, beautiful kind, and the “wrong” kind, the kind that stops trains and freezes democracy. Recently the seemingly unstoppable digital …

Journalism

Twitter Lite: Faster, smaller app with offline mode arrives for slow mobile networks

Twitter's new lite service is aiming to attract users in areas with poor internet connectivity.<p>Twitter has rolled out a Lite version of its service …

Social Marketing

Mastodon.social is an open-source Twitter competitor that’s growing like crazy

Attack of the clone<p>Eugen Rochko was annoyed with Twitter. The company had made a series of changes that he thought eroded the value of the service: limiting how big third-party applications could grow, for example, and implementing an algorithm-driven timeline that made Twitter feel uncomfortably …

DevOps

‘I want to see us take journalism to people where they are’: A Q-&-A with Jeff Jarvis about restoring trust in journalism

Journalism has a trust problem. In the run-up to the 2016 election, a Gallup poll revealed Americans' trust in the press had sunk to an all-time low, …

Journalism

Digital transformation in newsrooms means focusing on readers not platforms.

Digital transformation means focusing on readers, not platforms.<p>Why the challenge facing traditional publications isn’t one of revenue but one of …

Digital Media

BBC World Service journalists are using a tool called Stitch to speed up social video production

<b>Credit: Screenshot of Stitch from BBC News Labs</b><p>Over the past five months, the BBC has been rolling out a tool called Stitch to World Service bureaux, …

Journalism

Tow Center for Digital Journalism

Tow Center for Digital Journalism, New York, New York. 3,672 likes · 22 talking about this · 60 were here. The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at …

Journalism and Silicon Valley: The balance of power

<b>What will journalism look like in five years?</b> Print ads continue to decline, stripping newsrooms of their most robust revenue source. Much of the …

Journalism

10 takeaways from a VR party with Google and the Guardian - World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA

Over a hundred guests from London's media and advertising world converged on Google's gleaming Pancras Square HQ on 29 March. They came to get a …

Virtual Reality

The press must be protected from the internet parasites

Reward the creators, not the distributors<p>Will Hutton (“Are we finally reacting to the disruptive supremacy of Facebook and Google?”, Comment, last week) could have also mentioned the Gutenberg printing press, which democratised the making available of man’s creative spirit. Publishers find online …

George Osborne

Newsonomics: Seven strange media questions for foolish times

Just swipe your phone these days and it feels as if The Onion’s done a hostile takeover of the known news world. Even Tronc’s escapades seem tame compared to the wider news of 2017. As April Fool’s Day approaches, I offer seven (real) questions in this springtime of the news business.<p><b>What’s the</b> …

Journalism

Plano de aula gratuito ensina estudantes a checar informações

Plano de aula gratuito traduzido pela Agência Pública para o Dia Internacional do Fact-Checking. ReproduçãoReconhecer infomações falsas e evitar …