Building Trust in News — Whither news? Storyful. Why the future of news is software. Journalisme immersif pour recoller à la génération Minecraft. Et si la réalité virtuelle était le prochain média de masse ?
Pour son enquête sur la crise de l’Amérique rurale, le quotidien Des Moines Register a innové cet été en dépêchant une petite équipe de journalistes, de vidéastes et de geeks pendant plusieurs semaines dans une exploitation agricole du Midwest. Rien de neuf jusque là. Sauf que le reportage « Les moissons du changement » a été réalisé avec les dernières techniques de réalité virtuelle et de vidéo à 360°.
Il donne sa pleine mesure lorsqu’il est visionné avec les lunettes Oculus Rift qui permettent à l’utilisateur de « sauter dans l’histoire », d’interagir avec l’environnement et de ressentir plus d'empathie pour le sujet. Une nouvelle écriture et une nouvelle grammaire pour une nouvelle narration. La réalité virtuelle, qui vient bien sûr de l’univers des jeux vidéos, reproduit virtuellement des scènes et des paysages et permet de s’y mouvoir à 360°.
Les coulisses de l’expérience du Des Moines Register sont racontées ici. Knight Prototype Fund announces funding for 18 new projects. Eighteen projects aimed at improving journalism or media are each receiving $35,000 in seed funding from Knight Foundation as part of the latest round of funding from the Knight Prototype Fund, the foundation just announced.
(Disclosure: Knight also funds Nieman Lab, though not through the Prototype Fund.) On the hunt for attention, media outlets gamify the news. And now, for their next reader-engagement trick, publishers are taking a few lessons from your PlayStation.
The world of video games is coming to the news. While publishers are used to telling stories in text and, recently, in video, some are looking to add a dose of interactivity to their news in an effort to attract more readers and keep them around longer. Last week, Al Jazeera launched “Pirate Fishing,” an online game that puts players in the role of a journalist as he investigates an illegal fishing trade.
Players, who start as “junior researchers” get points by watching videos and filing clips in their notebooks, helping them earn “senior reporter” positions and ” specialist badges.” The game was based of an Al Jazeera video series originally published in 2012. Journalisme web : 10 tendances pour 2015. Personnalisation, algorithmes et sécurité sont au coeur des tendances technos auxquelles doivent se préparer les rédactions dans les mois qui viennent.
Chaque année, en fin de conférence de l’Online News Association, la consultante et ex-journaliste américaine Amy Webb, passe en revue dans une salle comble, les technologies émergentes qui joueront un rôle important dans la collecte, la distribution et la consommation d’informations. The Next Big Thing In Responsive Design. Responsive design, which allows designers and developers to build websites that adapt to every screen size, is one of the most empowering web tools to be adopted in the last decade.
But adapting to the screen is only the first frontier of a new, responsive web. Today, users expect online experiences that not only respond to what device they're using, but also their location, time of day, what they’ve already read, and events happening in real time. To capture a user’s attention for the next generation of the web, you’ll need more than just responsive design.
Announces the North American Launch of Dataminr for News. Media Development Partners Include CNN, BBC, The Weather Channel, USA Today/Gannett New York, NY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – Dataminr, the leading real-time information discovery company, announced today the North American commercial launch of Dataminr for News, a product first announced earlier this year with CNN and Twitter.
The Dataminr for News commercial release provides journalists with the most sophisticated technology for detecting and verifying breaking information on Twitter in real-time, and includes the launch of a new mobile application which delivers alerts to journalists wherever they happen to be. Dataminr for News also includes an integration into TweetDeck, a Twitter product widely used by many journalists across the industry, enabling Dataminr for News users to seamlessly receive their alerts in a dedicated TweetDeck column. “Twitter is where news breaks and journalists have long relied on the service to gather information about a news event.
How to choose a commenting platform for news sites. Comments can provide readers a voice.
Comments can provide a space where readers can contribute new information, like sources sparking new stories, investigations and reports. Comments can also, among other benefits, increase website traffic for news organizations. “A list of questions to ask and best practices for news organizations seeking return on investment for the commenting platforms they provide.” Approximately 70 percent 101 newspaper and online editors/publishers surveyed across the country said they valued comments, according to a recent Associated Press Media Editors survey.
Le long format fait sa rentrée. As journalists become wonks, wonks become journalists. Sept. 11, 2014, 1:50 p.m.
With so much globetrotting it only makes sense that foreign news outlets would turn their eyes to the United States. The BBC set off on one adventure this week with BBC Pop Up, a mobile (in the on-the-move sense, not the iPhone 6 sense) reporting project where journalists will report from a series of U.S. cities over the next six months. Like any good pop up restaurant, the BBC’s plans are simultaneously ambitious but also limited: the BBC team will file stories for online, shoot video for broadcast, and work with locals to uncover unreported stories. How the new Wall Street Journal iPad app is taking advantage of new features in iOS 8. When Apple launched the first iPad in 2010, The Wall Street Journal was one of the first news organizations with a dedicated app on the new tablet.
In the four years since, tablets have become mainstream and Apple’s continued to release faster, thinner, and smaller iPads. But the Journal’s app has largely remained the same, with just minor updates and tweaks. Today, the Journal is releasing a revamped version of its app, with expanded notifications and continuous reading, a feature that allows users to finish stories in Safari or on their iPhone that they started on the app. How the new Wall Street Journal iPad app is taking advantage of new features in iOS 8. iOS 8: How 5 news orgs have updated their apps for Apple’s new operating system.
As iPhone users frantically delete apps and photos from their phones to make space for the iOS 8 update, many news organizations are also taking advantage of Apple’s new mobile operating system to release new or updated apps that take advantage of its new features.
Two of those features prominently in many of the updates: increased functionality in Notification Center, which allows for widgets (a long-time feature on Android) and more interactive push notifications, and Handoff, part of Apple’s new Continuity feature that lets users start an action on one Apple device and finish it on another. The Wall Street Journal, for instance, today released a revamped iPad app that emphasizes those functionalities. iOS 8: How 5 news orgs have updated their apps for Apple’s new operating system. iOS 8: How 5 news orgs have updated their apps for Apple’s new operating system. From Related Stories to Related Knowledge. Journalism isn’t just about informing readers, it’s also about helping them take action. Most media outlets — both the traditional kind and the digital-first kind — still see themselves primarily as information engines, pulling in data and making sense of it and then telling readers or viewers about it. But there’s an equally important part of the job, especially when it comes to local journalism, and that is helping a community do something about the news events they are reading about.
There was a great example recently in Britain, as described by Trinity Mirror digital director David Higgerson on his blog. The Manchester Evening News was covering a fire at the historic Manchester Dogs Home, the kind of thing that local newspapers often do, and they started a live blog to post updates and photos of the action — again, a pretty typical thing for a newspaper or news website. À l’heure du « journalisme de solution » À l’heure du « journalisme de solution » What’s New in Digital and Social Media Research: The realities of citizen journalism, and new possibilities for transparency. Editor’s note: There’s a lot of interesting academic research going on in digital media — but who has time to sift through all those journals and papers?
Our friends at Journalist’s Resource, that’s who. JR is a project of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and they spend their time examining the new academic literature in media, social science, and other fields, summarizing the high points and giving you a point of entry. Here, John Wihbey sums up the top papers in digital media and journalism this month.
Recent papers from academe have continued to highlight tensions over letting citizens into the news process, as well as the need to be more open and transparent with the public. Storyline: The owner’s manual. Welcome to Storyline. Here’s a quick guide. How we’ll cover stories Most of our stories will spring from big questions about American life, rather than traditional beats or breaking news. So rather than covering, say, health care — a topic so broad that it includes Obamacare, economics, the business of health care and wellness — we’ll be focusing on questions like “How is the Affordable Care Act changing us?”
My take: There are so many takes now because no one is guaranteed an audience. Before I begin, I’m aware that what follows likely fits the definition of a “take,” as Awl writer John Hermann calls the endless series of blog posts, online think-pieces and me-too coverage that follow an event like the recent celebrity nude-selfie hack or the Delta Airlines Twitter gaffe. But I found his post fascinating — not so much because of what he said in it, but because of what the phenomenon he is describing can tell us about the disruption of the traditional media landscape. In his post, Hermann calls the profusion of posts on such news events an “evolutionary defense against attention surplus,” as every media outlet large or small scrambles to cover whatever the trending topic of the day is — regardless of whether they have anything to add in the form of reporting, or analysis, or additional background on the story:
Six things we learned about big news outlets from a report on editorial standards. The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism came out with a hefty report earlier this week on developing editorial standards for journalism. “Accuracy, Independence and Impartiality: How legacy media and digital natives approach standards in the digital age,” profiles media companies and describes challenges each were faced with and how they came to craft transparent guidelines for those situations. Kellie Riordan, author of the study, writes: What could News Corp learn from successful news mobile apps as it targets 'millennials'? The Financial Times claims that “people familiar with the situation” say News Corp is planning the development of an app which will mix content from News Corp titles with other articles specifically edited for the purpose. It will be aimed directly at "millennials". According to Pew, 79% of American 18-24 year-olds possess smartphones, and while almost all of them are prolific users of other apps such as messaging service Whatsapp or social photo-sharing chat app Snapchat, few access traditional news apps.
How Google can really help news & media. The Times of India’s new social-media policy completely misses the point, and therefore will fail. Research shows that if you remove anonymity, you won’t hear from most of your readers. Many online publishers and journalists believe that there’s a simple solution to the problem of internet comments — the trolls, the flame-wars, and so on — and that is to require that people use “real” identities, usually by forcing them to login with Facebook or some other external service. But as I’ve argued a number of times, doing this only appears to solve the problem, while creating an even larger one: namely, that by removing the option to be anonymous, media companies will never hear from a majority of their readers.
Open journalism also means opening up your data, so others can use and improve it. Le journalisme au risque du clic. It’s time to end anonymous comments sections. (Re)defining multimedia journalism. Ferguson, Missouri by Journalists on Beacon. The Open Graph protocol. Les « journobots » d'Associated Press. Course à l'audience, uniformisation, le journalisme Web tiré vers le bas. The UX of homepages: Why do so many look like the front page of a newspaper?
Journalism++ Just Published: Top Newsroom Trends of 2014. How to Engage Readers: 3 Sites Doing It Right. Eswc2009-bbc-dbpedia-2.pdf. Mirror201002.pdf. Ontologies - Home. MIT Media Concept Gives Storytellers New Ways To Structure Context. A Return To Form In Media. Knight News Challenge funds new collaborative and verification projects.
Why we should be celebrating the rise of robot journalism instead of criticizing it. Poynter. Mike Bostock wants us to visualize algorithms, not just the data that feeds into them. Researchers create an algorithm that makes highlight reels from long videos. Introducing A New Article Design — NYTimes.com. APIs. Mind map. Cortext Manager. Tropes (logiciel) Visual Understanding Environment. SNDMakes app: Backstory. SND Ideas - Google Docs. Project Skim improves long-form scannability on small screens at #SNDMakes. Gawker and The Washington Post: A case study in fair use. “Journalism is aggregation” Rap Genius wants to annotate the news. Why Vox (and other news orgs) could use a librarian. Facebook teams with Storyful to highlight news content published on the social network. Facebook teams with Storyful to highlight news content published on the social network.
The future of media isn’t about breaking news scoops, it’s about credibility and trust. Why scoops and objectivity matter less and less — because context is everything. Welcome to #UkraineDesk. Building a system for understanding future news events - Follow The Story Arc. The Joy of Scrolling. Method Journalism - Alexis C. Madrigal. Machine-readable signals of content quality. How Much Should We Embrace “Robot” Journalism? From Google Glass to Snowfalling: What will journalism look like in 2014? Hard-pressed. Loosen the newsroom’s chokehold on the brand. Against 'Long-Form Journalism' - James Bennet. How Uncoverage plans to democratise in-depth journalism. The blog is dead, long live the blog. 2013: The Year 'the Stream' Crested - Alexis C. Madrigal. The year we contextualize the news.
My recipe for newspaper success: investigative stories & good news stories. What’s yours? MIT's Joi Ito & Ethan Zuckerman: The challenges of inno in big cos., newsrooms - Hacks/Hackers Boston (Boston , MA. Riptide : chronique de la collision entre le journalisme et le numérique. Avec "Snow Fall", le New York Times cristallise les défis de la presse en ligne. Snow Fall and its ilk: Meant to be read or marveled at? - Nouveaux modèles de la presse : innovons, mais sachons aussi rester de “vieux cons” ! Le fonds Google d'aide à la presse officiellement lancé. Edwy Plenel et le fonds Google : « Je mets en cause l'ensemble de ce processus » Is Glenn Greenwald the Future of News? Six questions that will tell you what media to trust. Scoop: A Glimpse into the NYTimes CMS. Petite histoire du format long. Faire moins chiant, devise du nouveau journalisme.
Yahoo lance le JT mobile automatique.