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NEWSPAPERS AREN’T IN DECLINE BECAUSE THEY’RE PRINT; IT’S WHAT THEY PRINT; #NEWPRINT NEEDED :: BACK2BASICS IDEA::

“If newspapers are to survive, they need to go back to basics and study publications from the Victorian and Edwardian eras, when, if the mayor sneezed, readers knew about it,”Read More…

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POP-UP BREXIT NEWSPAPER DEMONSTRATES THE BEST USE OF #NEWPRINT IN DIGITAL MEDIA WORLD

“It’s very counterintuitive, but print can sometimes be more agile than digital,” said Matt Kelly, chief content officer of Archant, a large British newspaper group. “If you are a newspaperRead More…

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MOST AMERICANS DON’T SEEK OUT NEWS & ARE NOT HEAVILY ENGAGED WITH IT, PEW FINDS

Among “10 facts about the changing digital news landscape” from Pew Research: (#8) While many Americans get news from social media, few are heavily engaged with news. (#6) Overall, more digital newsRead More…

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SNAPCHAT V INSTAGRAM? IT MISSES THE POINT, LIKE IPHONE V ANDROID; PC V MAC, TELEGRAPH V PONY EXPRESS

Journalists also need to think of Snapchat as its own unique platform with established norms, culture and users that can’t easily be swayed with the latest technology. If it wasRead More…

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FB DEVALUING CLICKBAIT HEDES IS GOOD FOR JOURNALISM; ITS PURPOSE IS TO INFORM, NOT TEASE 

  We’ve heard from people that they specifically want to see fewer stories with clickbait headlines or link titles. These are headlines that intentionally leave out crucial information, forcing peopleRead More…

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MEDIA FINDS 360VID NOT THE RIGHT TOOL FOR ALL NEWS; DON’T LET TECH RULE THE STORY

Bild is still learning what works with 360-degree. Making sure there is a strong story is important, if the footage can’t stand up without the technology then it’s not working.Read More…

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WHAT QUARTZ DOES AS ‘SPECIAL PROJECTS’ IS WHAT ALL MILLENNIAL MEDIA SHOULD DO AS TYPICAL JOURNALISM

A special project [at Quartz] takes between three and six months to complete. And because Quartz is also treating its special projects as a potential source for additional revenue by selling sponsorshipRead More…

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VIDEO HOT ONLINE & ON MOBILE; NEWS VIDEO NOT SO MUCH; ORIGINAL MILLENNIAL STYLES NEEDED

So far, the growth around online video news seems to be largely driven by technology, platforms, and publishers rather than by strong consumer demand. Website users in particular remain resistantRead More…

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CREDIT GOOGLE FOR PRIORITIZING CONSIDERED JOURNALISM OVER AUTOMATED TEXT & VIDEO

But then disaster struck. Or, more specifically, Google’s search quality engineers struck. Because while Google’s algorithms couldn’t tell the difference between a bad article and a good one, its humanRead More…

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THIRD OF TV WATCHING AMONG YOUNGER VIEWERS DONE VIA ON-DEMAND SVCS; LIVE TV DECLINES

Younger viewers have turned off live TV in their droves with a third of all TV watching among 16 to 24-year-olds now via on-demand services such as the BBC’s iPlayerRead More…