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TAKE LESSON FROM SUSPENSE PART OF FB LIVE EXPLODING WATERMELON, NOT THE POINTLESS PART

Here’s what [The New York Times’ Louise Story] learned one month in [with Facebook Live]: It’s not video; it’s “live interactive journalism.” BuzzFeed’s watermelon explosion nailed why the format works [Newsplexer’sRead More…

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FLANNERYSPORCH.COM INVENTING MILLENNIAL NEWS – EPISODIC, CHARACTER-DRIVEN, REAL, FUN

  Someone’s got to save the news. That’s us. And someone’s got to save the farm. That’s Elizabeth Wylie and April Moon Carlson. Flannery’s Porch is where we meet. ThroughRead More…

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VERTICAL VIDEO FINALLY TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY NEWS PUBLISHERS ::VERTICAL ADS LAG BUT WHO CARES::

Premium publishers are finally tailoring their videos to match the way people actually consume media on their phones – vertically… The Washington Post is not only creating video news storiesRead More…

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TWITTER NOW BILLS ITSELF AS A NEWS APP, NOT A SOCIAL NETWORK, @DIGIDAY NOTES

The change comes two days after Twitter announced its second-quarter earnings, revealing that user growth is still sluggish despite the additions meant to make the service more friendly, like adding Moments andRead More…

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MILLENNIAL NEWS IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT COUNTRY. WHEN IN ROME… YOU ADAPT, THEY DON’T

Imagine that the children you raised in your home—fed, sheltered, educated—have grown up and are now talking a different language than the one they learned in your home. You don’tRead More…

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1ST PULITZERS FOR MAGAZINES DEMONSTRATE DISCONNECT BETWEEN J-AWARDS & MODERN JOURNALISM

The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes, recognizing the best in print (and digital) journalism, were announced for the 100th time, but it was only the second year in which magazineRead More…

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ECON PROF SUGGESTS NEW HYBRID FOUNDATION/JOINT-STOCK STRUCTURE FOR MEDIA ORGS

The type of nonprofit media organization I am proposing combines the virtues of different legal types. It enjoys the advantages of a foundation (stability of financing and ability to focusRead More…

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RE GLOBE’S SUPPOSED “NO-SACRED-COWS” REINVENTION, REGRETABLY REINVENTION IS NOT DISRUPTION

The Globe is laying the groundwork for “a no-sacred-cows analysis” of its newsroom and print business, according to a new memo from editor Brian McGrory. The Globe’s “reinvention initiative” willRead More…

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NEWS MEDIA NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CREATING THE FUTURE OF NEWS MEDIA ::THEY AREN’T NOW::

The sooner we as an industry admit that Facebook and Google and Apple and Snapchat are running the tables on media innovation — mobile and video innovation — the sooner we’ll do something aboutRead More…

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MILLENNIALS RATHER TEXT THAN TALK. REJECT APPOINTMENT TV. SO WHERE IS FB LIVE VIDEO COMING FROM? 

“Social media hasn’t just swallowed journalism, it has swallowed everything,” Emily Bell declared in a lecture at the University of Cambridge a few weeks ago. She was talking about giantRead More…