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MOST MOBILE USE IS NOT WHILE MOBILE BUT AT HOME OR WORK, BUSTING COMMON DESIGN & UX ASSUMPTIONS

4 myths about mobile content and 1 truth from UX consultants Neil Schwarz and Sophie Dennis of cxpartners: Mobile myth 1: Mobile users are all on the go. Mobile myth 2:Read More…

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ITALIAN SITE GRAPHIC NEWS DOES JOURNALISM WITH MOBILE-PURPOSED GRAPHIC COMICS ::EMPHASIS ON STORY & EXPERIENCE::

“Comics is a language as much as cinema, theatre, or literature are,” said Scarnera, who worked as a reporter for 5 years in the Italian news agency Redattore Sociale. “WhenRead More…

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DESPITE ALL THE OPTIONS, UK MEDIA CONSUMERS DON’T VARY THEIR ONLINE/MOBILE HABITS MUCH 

“Internet users estimate that they visit an average of 15 different websites in a typical week,” Ofcom notes. But given the potential range of things we do online, that’s actuallyRead More…

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PART OF THE PROBLEM: ASSESSING STATE OF THE MEDIA BY ASKING THE MEDIA, NOT REAL PEOPLE

Cision surveyed 200 journalists and condensed its findings into one nifty infographic — there’s even a timeline of key events that shaped the media industry last year. But what reallyRead More…

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TRADEMARKS OF THE MILLENNIAL JOURNALIST: GOING BEYOND THE ARTICLE ::SAYS @IJNET::

As news organizations skew younger, the way in which they’re covering and conveying the news is adapting to fit the preferences of their millennial reporters. By no means is theRead More…

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PROJECT LIGHTNING AN EFFORT TO BETTER TAP/PACKAGE THE TWITTER NEWS EXPERIENCE ::ACCESSIBLE TO NON-TWEETERS:: 

On Twitter’s mobile app, there will be a new button in the center of the home row. Press it and you’ll be taken to a screen that will show variousRead More…

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CIRCA AGAIN SHOWS FOLLY OF FOCUS ON PLATFORM; THE STORY EXPERIENCE IS WHAT DIFFERENTIATES ::FUSION JOURNOS::

A flavorless bundle of bullet points hasn’t worked for newspapers in a long time. And it didn’t work for Circa, either. Read the full piece at The Verge

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CONTEST OVER WHETHER SMARTWATCHES, ACTIVITY TRACKERS OR NEITHER WILL CATCH ON SUFFICIENTLY ::SEE INFOGRAPH::

For smartwatches, Eddie Hold, vp of connected intelligence at the NPD Group, said the biggest challenge is that 50 percent of the U.S. population currently does not wear a watchRead More…

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FORBES’ DVORKIN SEES FB INSTANT ARTICLES ‘REINFORCING OLD WAYS’ OF JOURNALISM WITH WORDY ARTICLES UNREAD, JUST NOW ON MOBILE

Journalists must start to think of their work in dramatically different terms. How they create, organize and display digital content needs to change. Content engines, old and new, need toRead More…

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WHEN A “STORY” IS NO LONGER A COMPLETED SELF-CONTAINED, SELF-PUBLISHED PIECE OF WORK, ARCHIVING IS PROBLEMATIC

It would be short-sighted and foolish for publishers to ignore third-party distribution platforms, both for revenue reasons and the much-needed audiences they provide. But publishers must also think about workflowsRead More…