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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…

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BEING A MILLENNIAL NEWS STARTUP IS THE ONLY WAY FORWARD, BUT IT’S NOT AN EASY WAY FORWARD

…Already in 2016 there’s been an industry correction , particularly at start-ups. International Business Times, Mashable, and even BuzzFeed have laid off employees this year. Al Jazeera America and HuffPostRead More…

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REAL ENTERPRISE REPORTING, VS LIGHTWEIGHT STUFF MOST NEWS ORGS DO, GETS 48% MORE ENGAGEMENT

Majors enterprise stories are highly valued — scoring 48 percent better in engagement, but they account for only 1 percent of content produced. Of course, reduced resources together with theRead More…

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SHORT MOBILE VIDEOS GETTING LONGER, AS MUCH AS 10 MINS OR MORE ::TREND SHIFT IN MOBILE::

For the longest time the received wisdom was that mobile video lengths had to be short or ‘digestible’. As recently as September 2014 sites like Digiday were reporting that theRead More…