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VIDEO IS KEY DRIVER OF TRUST (SEE REPORT); NOW THERE’S A STRATEGY, REGARDLESS OF ANY BIZ VALUE TO A ‘PIVOT TO VIDEO’

If you want people to trust what you say, show, don’t tell. Because television is seen as less open to manipulation compared to text and photos, respondents said that theRead More…

47% OF MILLENNIALS & GENX DON’T WATCH TV, SO WHO REALLY CARES ABOUT FCC X-OWNERSHIP CHANGE BENEFITTING SINCLAIR-TRIBUNE MERGER?

Almost half of adults 22 to 45 years old are watching absolutely no content on traditional TV platforms, according to a new study by Omnicom Media Group agency Hearts &Read More…

TWITTER 280 IS LIKE THE DEBATE OVER LETTING PEOPLE MAKE CELL PHONE CALLS ON PLANES; BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR

…Expanding the character limit risks disrupting the fast-moving, real-time nature of the site, encouraging people users to post more expansive paragraphs where they once might just have posted a fewRead More…

THE NEW MAINSTREAM MEDIA GOOGLE, FB & TWITTER NEED NEW APPROACH TO TACKLING NEWS CHAOS, PER @KVOX

…As the October 1 massacre in Las Vegas unfolded, Google displayed “news” results from rumor mills like 4Chan, and Facebook promulgated rumors and conspiracy theories, sullying the service on which,Read More…

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GRAPHIC COMICS AS A MILLENNIAL NEWS MEDIUM IS HOT IDEA; @AYUMIBENNETT SKETCHNOTING SIMILAR

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ICFJ’S GLOBAL TECH-IN-NEWSROOMS SURVEY STATISTICALLY QUESTIONABLE BUT TAPS MEDIA CHANGES

News organizations that disseminate content primarily in traditional print, television, and radio formats are disappearing from the global media landscape. Overall, the majority of journalists surveyed work for news organizationsRead More…

FT USES AMAZON POLLY WITH DEEP STRUCTURED LEARNING TO CONVERT STORIES TO LIFE-LIKE VOICED AUDIO

  FT Labs — the publisher’s four-person experimental unit — has been converting its text articles into audio to figure out its readers’ appetite for listening to articles. The publisherRead More…

QUARTZ’S DELANEY CALLS “PIVOT TO VIDEO” CODE FOR NOT KNOWING WHAT YOUR BUSINESS MODEL IS

“Pivot to video is code for ‘we don’t know what our business model is,’ ” says Quartz’s co-president and editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney. “News organizations are looking at video as theRead More…

MEDIA DISCONNECT IN FULL EVIDENCE WHEN PUBLISHER RATES READERS BY THEIR “VALUE” RATHER THAN THEIR NEED TO BE ENLIGHTENED

One product exec at a publisher described how the publisher grouped readers into four tiers based on their value to the company. At the top of the food chain areRead More…

NOW WITH SCRIPTED COMEDY VIDS, WAPO TRYING TO CREATE DESTINATION MEDIA CONTENT RATHER THAN JUST SIDEBAR MATERIAL

[Washington Post executive producer of creative art Michelle] Jaconi is focused on what Washington Post director of video Micah Gelman calls “destination video content,” which is different in style andRead More…

JOURNALISM WITHOUT EFFECT IS JUST STORYTELLING & THAT’S JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH TODAY #IMPACTMETRICS

…What journalists value and what their audiences value are often frustratingly misaligned. We see high-quality news outlets and low-quality ones and wonder why anyone would choose the latter over theRead More…

DIGITAL MEDIA STARTUPS GENERALLY DON’T TRAIN, SO YOU EITHER HAVE NEEDED SKILLS AS THINGS CHANGE OR YOU DON’T

…The cut-throat world of digital startups makes it very hard to invest in training for employees  –  who often don’t have time to get trained to begin with  –  soRead More…

SUCCESS IN NEWS “A QUESTION OF RHYTHM,” BLENDING THE PACE OF SOCIAL MEDIA WITH MORE CONSIDERED CONTENT

It is a media story of the tortoise and the hare, where the fleet-footed media outlet is distracted by the endless demands of tweeting and live blogging. Meanwhile, news junkiesRead More…

MOBILE WILL DOMINATE NEWS MEDIA BY 2020; ALREADY WAY AHEAD OF TV IN 4K ULTRA-HD VIDEO

[Glen Mulcahy, head of innovation, RTÉ Tech, at the latest Mojo (mobile journalism) Meetup in London on 16 August] explained that brands are now pushing out their own short films,Read More…

NEWS PUBLISHERS FIND PEOPLE WOULD RATHER WATCH MULTI-EPISODE, SERIALIZED VIDEO THAN ONE-OFFS

People would rather watch multi-episode video shows and other serialized programming than one-off videos, publishers are finding, which bodes well for Facebook’s new TV-like tab, Watch… News and issues publisherRead More…

SHRINKING ONLINE OPTIONS FOR NEO-NAZIS NOT A LEGITIMATE FREE SPEECH ISSUE @ENGADGET

  Nazis getting kicked to the online curb isn’t the end of free speech or the beginning of a slippery slope. It was kind of the whole point of WorldRead More…

GOOGLE DEVELOPING TECH FOR SNAPCHAT-LIKE VISUAL-ORIENTED STORIES BUT WITHOUT APP LIMITATIONS

Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” according to people familiar with the situation, upping the ante in a raceRead More…

CBSN ATTRACTING YOUNGER NEWS DEMO THAN TYPICAL OLDSTER TV/CABLE BUT DISLIKES ‘MILLENNIAL MEDIA’ LABEL

…A digital upstart has been trying to do something new within the confines of a decades-old news institution: Build an always-on news brand that doesn’t fall into the trappings ofRead More…

“FOR MILLENNIALS, THE MEDIUM IS THE EXPERIENCE” – WORDS TO LIVE BY FOR MODERN #NEWSTELLERS

  Eventbrite and Harris surveyed Millennials on how they spend their money and found a whopping 78% would drop a decent chunk of change on an experience compared to aRead More…

LESS THAN HALF OF MILLENNIALS VOTED IN 2016. IT’S JOURNALISM’S JOB TO FIX THAT #NEWSTHATENGAGES

Fully 69.6 million millennials (defined as people who were 18 to 35 in 2016) and members of Generation X (ages 36 to 51) cast votes in 2016, according to aRead More…