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WP EDITORS SET UP DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF STORY & ‘BANDITO’ PICKS THE ONE THAT GETS MOST CLICKS

A new internally-developed tool, dubbed “Bandito,” allows [Washington Post] editors to enter different article versions with varying headlines, images and teaser text into its content management system. The technology thenRead More…

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CNN USING VOICEMAIL TO ENCOURAGE & COLLECT USER GENERATED CONTENT ::LOVE STORIES::

…CNN [is] … using voicemail as a medium for collecting stories and engaging with … audiences. Love Story is CNN’s first social media experiment with audio. It kicked off in January, asRead More…

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IF BEZOS DESIGNED A NEWSROOM WITH AMAZON-TECH, IS MIGHT LOOK LIKE THIS ::NEW WAPO DIGS::

The 24/7 news hub accommodates more than 20 people, and it is ringed by more than 20 monitors showing Post video, major news channels and Post metrics… To accommodate dozens ofRead More…

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MOBILE STUDY SAYS SMALL SCREEN AS ENGAGING & MORE EMOTIONAL THAN SAME VID ON BIG SCREEN  

We did not expect that the mobile viewing experience would produce more positive emotions. This was surprising. You would assume that because the TV screen is larger than a smartphoneRead More…

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NEARLY $2M OF JOURNALISM CROWDFUNDED ON KICKSTARTER IN 2015 ::BOTH INDIVIDUALS & ORGS::

The total number of [journalism] projects funded [on Kickstarter] grew tenfold over time, from a total of just 17 that received full funding in 2009 to 173 in 2015. WithRead More…

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IF IT’S REALLY ABOUT JOURNALISM, PUTTING NEWS WHERE 1.4B SEE IT IS EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT

With The Washington Post now publishing all its stories—more than 1,200 per day—on Instant Articles, one has to wonder what influence that decision has had on the publication’s stellar Facebook performance asRead More…

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PRETTY EASY TO TELL NEWS DONE BY HUMAN TOUCH VS ALGO ::TENDS TO HAVE MORE STYLE::

Algorithms help to determine the contents of news feeds, search results and more, but increasingly curation is being used where taste or judgement is important, particularly in news, music andRead More…

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VOX’S BELL VIEWS ‘INTEGRATED ETHOS’ OF NEWS FORMATS PROVIDING A ‘START OF UNDERSTANDING’

What I’ve always hoped that we could do is give people the start of understanding, so they’ll be encouraged to discover more about it later on. Perhaps you look atRead More…

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MILLENNIAL-NICHE NEWS SITE MIC NOW 5 YRS OLD & STILL WORKING TO STAND OUT

Mic did it by using a good mix of business, tech and social savvy while, crucially, sticking with its original vision: to provide Gen Ys like themselves with serious, meaningfulRead More…

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TRUST IN MEDIA RISES BUT DROPS FOR JOURNALISTS ::TIME TO REINVENT THE CONCEPT::

…Trust in journalists declined. In fact, CEO’s colleagues and academics were trusted more than information coming from a journalist. Journalists are frequently rated poorly in these kinds of surveys –Read More…