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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…

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AS TEXT POSTING DECLINES, FACEBOOK VP SAYS THE PLATFORM COULD GO ALL-VID W/IN 5 YRS

As Facebook continues to eagerly promote and grow the platform’s video and live video offerings, Nicola Mendelsohn, vice president for Facebook in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), hasRead More…

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TV DECLINES, SMARTPHONE MEDIA BOOMS & HALF OF U.S. NOW HAS VOD SERVICE, ACC @NIELSEN RPT

U.S. consumers on average still guzzle most of their media content from the TV trough, but live television viewing continues to decline as usage of smartphones and tablets to watchRead More…

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JUST OVER 12 HRS/DAY SPENT WITH SOME FORM OF MEDIA, MOSTLY ON DIGITAL DEVICES ::RE EMARKETER

Thanks to media multitasking, US adults will squeeze an average of 12 hours, 5 minutes per day of media usage into their waking hours this year—nearly an hour more thanRead More…

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ONLINE NEWS NOW MORE IMPORTANT THAN TV FOR MOST PEOPLE EVERYWHERE ::NOT JUST A US THING::

For every group under the age of 45, in all the countries surveyed [for a new Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University], onlineRead More…