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SPECULATIVE JOURNALISM CAN HELP PEOPLE THINK ABOUT POSSIBLE FUTURE EVENTS, BUT COMES WITH ETHICAL CAVEATS, ACC. @NIEMANREPORTS

  “Pandemic!!!” [an eerily prescient 2019 “Science VS” podcast from Gimlet Media/Spotify] is an example of speculative journalism. The term isn’t strictly defined, but it’s often used to describe worksRead More…

INCREASED MERGER OF ADVOCACY & JOURNALISM SEEN AMONG NGOS, FOUNDATIONS, EVEN ARTISTIC COLLECTIVES LIKE KENYA’S THE CARROT CO WITH ITS ‘FRONTLINE WOMEN’ VIDEO PROJECT

    Media and advocacy organizations have historically run on different tracks.  However, for more than a decade now, an increasing number of advocacy organizations have begun to incorporate journalismRead More…

BLUETOOTH MOBILE APP BRINGS NEWS & A NEW JOURNALISM TO MEDIA-DARK VILLAGES IN INDIA

“I discussed this experiment with a group of students in the social journalism program at the City University of New York,” says Devansh Mehta, Director of Research Activities at CGnetRead More…

NO MORE VERTICAL VIDEO FIGHTS! SHOOT 4K LANDSCAPE, THEN ADOBE PREMIERE’S AI AUTO REFRAMES/RETRACKS TO 9:16, SQUARE, WHATEVER

  The Adobe evangelist [at CES 2020]… showed off Adobe’s AI-powered instant vertical video tech, which can be used to create vertical clips from horizontal ones. The technology doesn’t justRead More…

SMALL-EFFORT JOURNALISM IS OFTEN ALSO SMALL-VALUE. MAN-ON-THE-STREET STORIES USED TO BE THE LOWEST NEWS-VALUE FORMAT. NOW IT’S STORIES BASED ON A HALF-DOZEN TWEETS. #JOURNALISMTHATMATTERS

Perhaps, we wondered a decade ago, these newfangled social media sites will be our partners, driving traffic, revenue, and transparency, helping us save journalism. Lately, though, we wonder if socialRead More…

SOME KINDS OF JOURNALISM AREN’T WORTH SAVING @NIEMANLAB @HBCOMPASS #JOURNALISMHAPPENS 

To be clear, I’m not arguing that practitioners of journalism shouldn’t concern themselves with building sustainable businesses. Newsrooms have a responsibility to innovate and seek ethical and sustainable business practices.Read More…

UNDERSTANDING HOW GEN Y & GEN Z USE NEWS:  #ITSPERSONAL – THE 6 CORE NEEDS OF YOUNG NEWS CONSUMERS

The role of news for Gen Z and Gen Y appears to be individualized, rather than characterized by broad generalizations… According to new research from Reuters Institute for the StudyRead More…

JOURNALISTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA USED TO BE ABOUT PERSONAL EXPRESSION; NOW THEY SHOULD BE ABOUT FACTS & DEPTH

Americans give a ‘thumbs up’ to news reporters using social media to interact with their audiences, but they prefer that reporters use it to correct the record or give greaterRead More…

JOURNOS TURN TO NEWS BLOGS WITH AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER BACKEND TO GET INDIE COVERAGE OUT #JOURNALISMHAPPENS

Newsletter companies like Substack and Revue have opened the tech-stack doors to building your own publishing system without relying on social media algorithms, and maybe even pulling in some personalRead More…

PROFIT & POWER PRIORITIES AT MOST NEWSPAPERS NEGATE WIDER INTEREST IN STATUS AS EDUCATIONAL JOURNALISTIC NONPROFIT

The [Salt Lake] Tribune’s nonprofit status requires [publisher Paul] Huntsman to transfer ownership to a public board of directors, with protections built in to ensure donations don’t compromise the independenceRead More…

“FIRST-GENERATION FACT-CHECKING” IS NOT ENOUGH WITHOUT ADVOCATING FOR ACCURACY

“First-generation fact-checking” — the approach of simply publishing fact-checks, which sites like FactCheck.org do — is a worthy effort… but it isn’t enough if you actually want to change people’sRead More…

‘LOCAL’ NEWS REDEFINED AS REGIONAL NEWS IN PART DUE TO COST CUTTING IN NEWSPAPER MERGERS I.E GANNETT/GATEHOUSE

“Local” news is rapidly coming to mean “regional” news. Readers in print and digital too often now get “local” news out of places 50 miles away, just as long asRead More…

STORIES ARE SET TO SURPASS FEEDS AS THE PRIMARY WAY PEOPLE SHARE THINGS — #4 OF 5 GLOBAL TRENDS HIGHLIGHTED BY @WNIP

Stories are a form of social sharing originally invented by Snapchat, where vertical videos and images, sometimes overlaid with stickers and animations, are shared on a user’s profile but thenRead More…

NPJOURNOGUIDE: #NEWSPAYLOAD – PRIVATE MESSAGING APPS NOW THE PRIMARY WAY OF SHARING NEWS; PAYLOAD MATTERS MORE THAN PLATFORM

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg hawking private messaging Thanks to… issues with trust, and wider problems with trolling, mental health and more, people are increasingly turning to private messaging apps. The topRead More…

PBS @NEWSHOUR DEMOS ELEGANT ILLUSTRATION OF PODCAST CONVERSATION USING ROCKING NAMELINES AND WAVEFORM

This is a clip from a piece (aired 2019.06.03) about the Ear Hustle podcast series on life inside prison. It’s always a challenge presenting non-visual media in a visual format.Read More…

NPJOURNOGUIDE: #MOBILEVIDEO – VIDEO LEADS ALL STORYTELLING FORMS & MOBILE IS THE PREFERRED MEANS IF IT’S NOT A SHOW OR MOVIE

“YouTube accounts for the most megabytes with 37%, an awfully long way ahead of second-placed Facebook with 8.4% and Snapchat with 8.3%. Netflix, which accounts for the most internet trafficRead More…

‘AMPLIFICATION TRUMPET’ SHOWS HOW MISINFORMATION SUCCEEDS LIKE TERRORISM WHEN GIVEN ANY ATTENTION, EVEN DEBUNKING

First presented by First Draft, this simplified diagram showing how misleading ideas get spread was re-presented in The Reuters Institute’s “Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions 2019.” First DraftRead More…

INDEPENDENT NON-PROFIT NEWS SITE LAUNCHES IN NYC WITH $8.5M IN FUNDING & A PIGEON LOGO

  There are versions of this model cropping up all across the United States, partly in reaction to the struggles of old-fashioned local news sources. Some of these nonprofits areRead More…

‘STORYTELLING IN MICRO-MOMENTS’ – KEY VIDEO TRENDS: MOBILE DOMINANCE, VLOGGING, LIVE AND VERTICAL @NICHEMEDIAHQ

We know video is a hot trend these days but let’s pay attention to the meteoric rise. (Maybe explosion is a better word.) According to Cisco, 82% of internet traffic willRead More…

EARLY NEWS-FOR-MILLENNIALS EFFORTS MIGHT HAVE INNOVATED THE NEWS BUT FAILED TO ENGENDER COMMUNITY

“There was a core misunderstanding of what makes for successful millennial journalism products,” said Raju Narisetti, former CEO of Gizmodo Media Group and director of the Knight-Bagehot fellowship in economicsRead More…