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FACEBOOK, TWITTER, REDDIT LOSE DOMINANCE AS CENTENNIALS MOVE TO YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM & SNAPCHAT AMONG OTHERS

It appears as though Facebook’s heyday is officially over: only 51% of teenagers ages 13-17 in the US still use the social platform, down from 71% just three years ago. AccordingRead More…

TRADITIONAL TV PLANNING TO CUT BACK ON ADS, AS VIEWERS INCREASINGLY CUT CORDS & SWITCH TO STREAMING

Those opting out of traditional TV packages are watching Netflix and videos on Amazon Prime, and to a lesser extent, paying for services like Dish Network’s Sling TV, according toRead More…

PEAR VIDEO IN CHINA DOES VIDEO JOURNALISM WITHOUT VIDEOJOURNALISTS; THE ‘JOURNALISM’ IS IN THE VERIFICATION

The product of traditional media is limited. With Pear Video’s network of videographers we have many more sources, many more news topics. So that’s why we speak of decentralization. WeRead More…

BOURGEONING REALM OF NON-FICTION STORYTELLING GIVES JOURNALISM A MILLENNIAL STYLE AS A FORM OF MODERN ENTERTAINMENT

Today, non-fiction is getting credit for being an innovative category of entertainment every bit as exciting, engaging, and entertaining as feature film… Intrepid storytellers … are bringing forward stories withRead More…

NETFLIX DEVELOPING WEEKLY NEWS MAGAZINE SHOW – HOPEFULLY WITH A MILLENNIAL STYLE, NOT TALKING HEADS & DRONING NARRATION

A forthcoming Netflix show, which sources say will be in the style of CBS’s 60 Minutes or ABC’s 20/20, is reportedly in the early stages of development, says MarketWatch. AnRead More…

NOWTHIS GETTING INTO SERIAL NEWS VIDS AS IT BECOMES “LARGEST SOCIAL VIDEO NEWS PUBLISHER IN THE WORLD”

Still barely five years old, NowThis boasts of being the world’s “largest social video news publisher” and has begun talks with Netflix and other streaming services to produce series-based formatsRead More…

16% OF AMERICANS, 39 MILLION PEOPLE, NOW OWN A SMART SPEAKER, REACHING CRITICAL MASS AS SERIOUS NEWS PLATFORM

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January,Read More…

NEWS-FEED CHANGE MARKS END OF FACEBOOK MEDIA ERA & MORE PROBLEMS FOR PUBLISHERS WHO JUST CHASED TRAFFIC

Facebook dropped a bomb …that it would change the news feed to favor posts from friends and acknowledged that publishers would take a hit. Facebook is in the midst of anRead More…

AUDIO IS PROMINENT IN ORGANIZATIONS THAT UNDERSTAND NEWS IS INCREASINGLY CONSUMED ON THE MOVE

[Gareth Hickey and Shane Ennis of News Over Audio] devised the platform to serve those – particularly millennials such as themselves – who feel overwhelmed by the torrent of newsRead More…

JOURNALISM’S PURPOSE IS NOT TO CREATE ONE SHARED VIEW OF REALITY BUT TO INFORM DISCUSSION AMONG MANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES

What the internet kills is the mass media business model, with it mass media, and with it the idea of “the mass” as the homogenized, melted pot of citizens… …IRead More…

AUDIO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF VIDEO, WHICH IS WHY AUDIO PRODUCERS IDEALLY SHOULD LEAD IN EDITING NEWS EXPERIENCES

“I’ve found it successful to send out the videographer/photographer with an audio producer,” says Andrew Devigal, former Director of Multimedia at the New York Times, now Chair of Journalism Innovation andRead More…

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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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…