Three major news website redesigns this year look very different but have an important feature in common: articles that seamlessly transition to new content, without requiring readers to click or tap headlines and then wait for new pages to load. This “continuous scroll” strategy for news sites’ article pages is gaining momentum. It’s been adopted
Americans are watching more television than ever. They’re just doing it on their own schedule… In just three years, the percentage of viewers watching live TV has fallen from 89% to 80%, while streaming over the internet has increased from 4% to 11%, and DVR viewing has jumped from 5% to 6% of total viewing.
At first, the current popularity of the new wave of data journalism seemed to be a good antidote to the epidemic of hardball punditry and tomfriedmanism that has plagued the news for ages… But I have to confess my disappointment with the new wave of data journalism — at least for now. (Too many questions
Online journalism pays little or nothing and demands round-the-clock feeds. Very few writers or outlets can chase long investigative stories. I also question whether there’s an audience large enough to sustain long-form digital nonfiction, in a world where we’re drowning in bite-size content that’s mostly free and easy to consume. One reason “Boom” sank, I
Is digital data a potential profit stream for the news media? Probably not. Or at least, not yet. Liang Feng, an analyst with the investment research company Morningstar, said the data collected by even the largest and most sophisticated old-media sites, like the New York Times, is less specific, and therefore less valuable to advertisers,
The reality is that Twitter has never shown everything a brand (or anyone on Twitter) tweets to all a brand’s followers. Unlike Facebook, that’s not because Twitter is trying to filter tweets in order to somehow show what it considers the “best” stuff. Rather, it’s a consequence that it’s never the case that all of
Gabriel Madirolas and Gonzalo De Polavieja at the Cajal Institute in Madrid, Spain, say they found a way to analyze the answers from a crowd that allows them to remove (groupthink) bias and so settle on a wiser answer. The theory behind their work is straightforward. Their idea is that some people are more strongly