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Vertical framing
MOBILE-FIRST STRATEGY MUST EMBRACE PREVALENCE OF & PREFERENCE FOR VERTICAL VIDEO SCREENS ::I.E. MOBILE PHONES::

Mobile presents a difficult situation for video. It makes more ergonomic sense to hold a device vertically, using our thumbs for tapping and swiping, but our natural visual perspective isRead More…

iPad NYT
CLAY SHIRKY’S ‘DARKER NARRATIVE’ OF PRINT’S FUTURE CITES IPAD PROMISE AS ‘CRUELEST TRICK’

“The catastrophe of believing that the iPad would bring full-page, glossy, high-margin brand-building to the Internet was perhaps the cruelest trick Steve Jobs ever played on the media industry, alreadyRead More…

Our Man in Tehran
VICE, CNN USE PERSONAL APPROACH ON HARD NEWS VIDEO ::NOW DO IT ABOUT REAL PEOPLE::

Vice has led the way in popularizing mini documentaries on the Web in recent years, with reporters acting as edgy chaperones who lead viewers through foreign locales and situations. ManyRead More…

Two tracks
DIFFERENT STYLE NEWSROOMS FOR EDITORIAL SERVICES VS EXPERIENTIAL NEWS MEDIA ::THE NEW MAINSTREAM::

In reality, news publishing is diverging along two very different tracks — the editorial services industry and experiential news media. They have different business models, different content models, and twoRead More…

Creativity over tech
72% OF MEDIA EXECS/USERS SAY CREATIVITY MORE IMPORTANT THAN TECH OVER NEXT 10 YEARS ::SEE THE SLIDESHOW::

Sm10 trends guardian final from Michael Berliner Key among the 10-year-out trends cited by publishers: 45% of publishers are not creating content for mobile 37% of consumers say content providedRead More…

Apple Watch
NYTIMES TO LAUNCH ‘ONE-SENTENCE STORIES’ FOR APPLE WATCH ::BUT SUPPOSEDLY THEY’RE NOT TWEETS ???::

Rather than adapting web headlines for smartwatch screens or shrinking its existing app, The New York Times on Apple Watch will offer “just a slice of a story.” “They’re notRead More…

Verdens Gang
FOCUS ON PERSONALIZING THE TELLING OF NEWS MORE THAN JUST PERSONALIZING THE SELECTION OF NEWS ::VG ADVICE::

If we want to personalise, we can try to do what all the other tech companies do and have filter recommendation engines and so on. I don’t think we can everRead More…

Espen Sundve
“OUR JOB IS TO MINIMISE THE GAP BETWEEN WHAT PEOPLE KNOW AND WHAT THEY SHOULD KNOW” — GREAT JOURNO JOB DESCRIPTION

The chief product & technology officer at Norwegian national newspaper Verdens Gang (VG), Espen Sundve argued that media organisations need to embrace data and technology as an integral part ofRead More…

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QUARTZ PIECE RE PUBLISHING ON FB SEEMS TO GIVE UP ON JOURNALISM THAT ATTRACTS ::NOT THAT FB ISN’T GOOD VENUE::

Journalists, just like anyone else, can be resistant to change. Some of us lack foresight. Many of us are curmudgeonly. But all of us agree on one thing: we would likeRead More…

Sea lion live streaming
NEW SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCE? LIVESTREAM APPS MAKE PEOPLE TRY TO HAVE MORE INTERESTING LIVES

I don’t have the budget for a helicopter ride, so I had a hard time figuring out what I should broadcast on Meerkat. Like many others getting acquainted with theRead More…