Toby Beresford

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What to watch for when America’s tech giants testify on Russian hacking today

This week Twitter, Facebook, and Google will testify publicly before the US Congress about how the Russian government manipulated public opinion during the 2016 US election. Today (Oct. 31) they will be grilled on terrorism and crime by a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, and tomorrow (Nov. 1) they …

Social Media

Algorithms Might Be Everywhere, But Like Us, They’re Deeply Flawed

<b>What’s the problem?</b><p>As algorithms become entrenched into society, the debate about their effects rages on.<p>In essence, algorithms are sequences of …

Artificial Intelligence

Algorithm Top 10 Articles

<i>In this observation, we ranked nearly 1,000 articles posted in October-November 2016 about Algorithm and M</i>athematics for Programmers<i>. (1% chance)</i><p>“An …

Machine Learning

With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn’t for everyone

Two years ago, Apple Inc. executives made the case that anyone with an<p>iPhonewould be better off also owning the company’s new smartwatch.<p>But as many gadget buyers remain unsure about the usefulness of high-tech timepieces, Apple this week pitched its second-edition watch to a much narrower audience.<p>…

SecureDrop use is growing in newsrooms, but security fears mean few will detail exactly how they use it » Nieman Journalism Lab

<b>LINK</b>: www.gitbook.com ➚ | <b>Posted by</b>: Ricardo Bilton | May 13, 2016<p>For newsrooms, the first rule about SecureDrop is you don’t talk about SecureDrop — or not too much, anyway.<p>That’s clear from a new report from Columbia’s Tow Center for Journalism, which looked at how sites such as The Intercept, …

Twitter now bills itself as a news app, not a social network

Eagle-eyed Twitter users have noticed that it’s now categorizing itself very differently in the Apple App Store.<p>In an update yesterday, Twitter now …

Elon Musk's $1 billion AI company launches a 'gym' where developers train their computers

Using OpenAI's open source toolkit, available for download now, developers can access "environments" where they can test their AI bots.<p>The OpenAI Gym, currently in beta, provides a number of environments, including more than 50 Atari games, such as "Space Invaders," "Pong," "Asteroids" and …

Artificial Intelligence

NPR's visuals team is using an analytics bot to measure if people care about stories

<b>Credit: By vlad09 on Shutterstock</b><p>How many analytics platforms is your newsroom using? The answer to that question goes back to, or should go back to, …

App for journalists: Talkee, for attaching audio to photos

<b>Credit: Image by Talkee</b><p><b>What is it?</b> Talkee allows you to add a voiceover to an image, for sharing on social media.<p><b>Cost?</b> Free<p><b>Devices:</b> iOS<p><b>How is it of</b> …

Americans triple their political news intake in 2016

News media have been big winners in the Presidential election so far. Ravenous for news of each twist and turn of the campaign, Americans have almost …

Top 10

Trinity Mirror share price dips as it suffers death by a thousand cuts

Chief executive Simon Fox tries to cope with falling sales, falling ad revenue, a big phone hacking financial headache and a failed newspaper launch.<p>Trinity Mirror’s share price is in the doldrums. Today it hit 119p, its lowest point since September 2013 and, should the downward trend continue, …

Honda is making virtual reality branded videos

Honda is launching its first-ever bit of branded VR content.<p>The brand will debut online videos that will let viewers experience what it would feel …

Speed up your social newsgathering with these Twitter search shortcuts

First Draft News frequently mentions the importance of setting up proper searches for newsgathering, and more precisely how TweetDeck can be a very …

Social Media

Want to start a small data journalism team in your newsroom? Here are 8 steps

“There are a bunch of skills needed in building news apps, but at the most abstract level they fall into three buckets: Code, Design, and Journalism. Recruit people who have at least two of those skills and be willing to teach them the third.”<p>1 <b>It’s okay to start small.</b> A player-coach plus one …

That Facebook monetisation question

The media industry’s love-hate relationship with Facebook continues, with Instant Articles and native video enticing media to publish more of their …

3 tools for licensing and copyrighting photographs

Check out these three options for safeguarding your work online

Licensing

Blendle: A Viable Micropayment Solution For Online Publishers

Last week I wrote a slightly tongue-in-cheek post titled “Why Readers Should Pay For All Content.”Unbeknownst to me, just one day earlier, the Dutch …

Blendle

Reddit kills snooping 'warrant canary'

<b>Online community Reddit has dropped its "warrant canary" from its latest transparency report.</b><p>A warrant canary is a statement declaring that a website has not received any classified data requests from government or law enforcement.<p>It is named after the early-warning birds which were taken down mine …

Surveillance

The world's top 10 companies, ranked by reputation

The Reputation Institute sorts companies according to the public's perception of their performance in seven areas: products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship, leadership, and performance.<p>The chocolate maker The Hershey Company is the most reputable brand in the US, but …

Top 10

With the biggest publishers in the country on board, we’re launching our journalistic startup in the US today.

Today, I sent this to the first beta users that signed-up to Blendle, my journalism startup backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer.<p><b>To our</b> <b>beta</b> …

Jeff Bezos gets a little punchy, suggests 'disemvoweling' the Washington Post

There r no bd ideas.<p>K, maybe this one.<p>Jeff Bezos is something of a legend in the tech world, having built e-commerce and web services giant Amazon …

5 ways journalists can use Twitter more effectively

As Twitter turns 10, improve your use of the social network and reap the benefits

Social Media

Tool for journalists: Tweetbe.at for managing Twitter lists

Use Tweetbe.at to update your lists and create new ones with filtered searches including geolocation

Social Media

The New York Times is still searching for the best mix of stories to curate on its homepage

The module formerly known as Watching is linking out less than it used to, but the Times says it still believes in curating the work of other news organizations.<p>In September 2014, a new module was born on the NYTimes.com homepage. Watching, as it was called, was a Twitter-like stream of stories …

For France’s Libération, Facebook Instant Articles drives a 30 percent increase in time spent

As an experiment, French daily newspaper publisher Libération has spent the last two months publishing each of its 150 daily articles to Facebook …

More influencers, fewer posts: How Instagram’s algorithm will affect fashion brands

The heyday of organic reach for brands on Instagram is over.<p>Instagram is switching to an algorithm-based model for its photo stream, putting more …

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