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BBC’S HUNT FOR NEW STORYTELLING FORMATS FINDS PEOPLE RESPOND TO INTERACTION & UP-FRONT INFO, NOT ‘ATMOSPHERE’ & TEASE

“The idea that we could ease people into the story was wrong,” said Tristan Ferne, the lead producer for the BBC’s research and development unit. “People want to know whatRead More…

360 VIDEO? PEOPLE’VE GOT TO BE ‘IN THE MOOD’ FOR THE EXPERIENCE, OTHERWISE A NEWS PUB’S WASTING ITS EFFORT 

Recent studies by Google showed that 360-degree video drives viewers to share, subscribe and view other videos more than regular video, but doesn’t overperform on standard video metrics. In one case,Read More…

SMALL SCREENS INCREASINGLY DOMINATE THE BIG PICTURE OF NEWS & MEDIA EXPERIENCE, AS MAGAZINE PUBLISHERS HAVE FOUND

Audiences are increasingly moving from large to small screens: mobile web audiences — unique visitors that visit a site on a mobile device — grew 11.8% this August, compared toRead More…

VERTICALITY WORKS BETTER FOR NEWS & MEDIA EXPERIENCED ON MOBILE, AS SHOWN IN REFORMATTED USATODAY GALLERIES

A simply change, for example, was switching to a vertical photo gallery format that works well on tablets and smartphones. “Users who browse our vertical galleries are consistently diving deeper,Read More…

PEOPLE BELIEVE WHAT THEY THINK THEY SEE, MAKING DEEPFAKE VIDEO PERHAPS THE MOST POWERFUL FALSE-NEWS WEAPON IN HISTORY

If technology continues its current advance, we may soon face totally convincing videos showing events that never happened — created so effectively that even experts will have trouble proving they’reRead More…

VIDEO WORKS BEST TO CAPTURE HEARTS (AS LONG AS IT HAS HEART); TEXT BEST AT CAPTURING MINDS. USE BOTH, SMARTLY. 

If you want your visitors to fall in love with your content, it makes sense to deliver it via video. That’s because it’s much easier for us to become emotionally attachedRead More…

RESEARCHERS SAY JOURNALISM INNOVATION HINGES ON REJECTING DOGMA, EMBRACING IDENTITY & ACTIVISM OVER NEUTRALITY

The news media most successful at creating and maintaining ties with their readers, users, listeners and viewers will increasingly be media that dare challenge some of the journalist dogmas ofRead More…

LESS POLISHED VIDEO WORKS BETTER ON INSTAGRAM STORIES THAN SCRIPTED, STUDIO-SHOT, HEAVILY PRODUCED PIECES

Two months ago the Guardian started tracking and analyzing its Instagram audience data on a more granular basis, to test what formats and topics it should develop and evolve andRead More…

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…