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.) Many of the more journalistically focused projects in this round of funding involve audience engagement and how to better solicit and accept user-generated content.
Public Radio International is building a system to allow readers to respond to news articles by integrating prompts into the body of stories. Another grantee is MuckRock, which is building an app that assigns users crowdsourcing tasks, lets them submit photos, and more to increase contributions from the audience. Each project has six months to research, iterate, and test their ideas, and at the end of the six months all the groups come together to present their projects for a demo day. 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. Al Jazeera reporter Juliana Ruhfus, who headed up the project, said that the game was meant to give players a more in-depth look at the process of investigating big stories, which is often difficult and rarely glamorous.
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. Voici le cru 2015 présenté ce week-end à Chicago : 1 - OBJETS CONNECTES PORTES SUR SOI ("wearables") Avant même l’Apple Watch, on comptait déjà plus de 250 modèles de montres connectées et des dizaines de dispositifs dotés de capteurs, type Fitbit. Faudra-t-il donc produire, éditer, titrer pour des lectures éclair de quelques mots ? Pour l’instant, ces écrans sont surtout destinés à des mesures sportives, voire médicales. => Ne pas hésiter à expérimenter sur ce nouveau type de récepteur et de transmetteur d’infos, notamment en pensant à l’audience féminine.
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. You’ll need a responsive philosophy. What Print Newspapers Get Right When you look at the print version of any major print publication over time, you realize that they don’t just have a couple of templates. Somehow, we’ve lost that ability on the web. These limitations aren’t just stifling for readers. Websites should do more than respond to devices.
Solutions For Adopting A Truly 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.
About Dataminr: 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. That doesn’t mean comments are easy. “The world of Internet commenting offers a marvelous opportunity for discussion and the exchange of ideas,” wrote Craig Newman. After researching for two months, I’ve identified these five problems news organizations struggle with regarding their commenting systems.
There is no one-size-fits-all solution. Le long format fait sa rentrée. Réconcilier Web et reportage, c’est le projet de trois médias lancés cet été : Lequatreheures, Ulyces et Ijsberg. Streetpress.com inaugure, quant à lui, une nouvelle version misant elle aussi sur le long format. Pourquoi parier sur un journalisme plus lent et narratif, réponses cette semaine avec nos invités. Le long format fait sa rentrée. C’est le nom de l’événement qui nous a réuni en public, lundi 15 septembre à Numa, au coeur de Paris. Le long format, c’est ainsi que l’on désigne une forme de journalisme à la fois ancestrale, nouvelle et en devenir. Ancestrale car elle s’applique au style de ces auteurs, journalistes et écrivains, qui ont marqué l’histoire du récit documentaire : Hemingway, Steinbeck, Londres, Kessel, Capote...
Nouvelle, car depuis 5 ou 6 ans, on voit éclore de plus en plus de projets journalistiques revendiquant une fibre littéraire ; à l’image, en France, de la revue XXI et des dizaines de titres nés dans son sillage. Trois projets lancés ou relancés cet été Ulyces : 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.
It’ll do all of that in one month before moving on to the next town. The first stop is Boulder, Colo. For an organization as large as the BBC the pop up bureaus are a relatively low risk/high reward proposition. In the 21st Century, creating video for television from cities like Washington, New York and/or Los Angeles is definitely an effective way of reaching traditional media consumers in those markets. 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.
It’s a simplified and streamlined experience designed to take advantage of new features in Apple’s iOS 8, which is also being released today. “We wanted to really explore iOS 8 to understand how that software could lead to a better reading experience,” said Edward Roussel, Dow Jones’ head of products. Push notifications are also getting a refresh. 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. Here’s a partial list of outlets that have already made their apps iOS 8-enhanced and the features that they’ve included. The Guardian The Guardian’s newly released iOS 8-compatible app includes Handoff integration to let stories move from device to device.
The New York Times Breaking News. 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. A key way to differentiate value-added news from commodity contents is to rework the notion of linking. Thanks to semantics and APIs, we could move from dumb links to knowledge linking. Most media organizations are still stuck in version 1.0 of linking. When they produce content, they assign tags and links to mostly internal other contents. This is done out of fear that readers would escape for good if doors were opened too wide. Today’s ways of laying out tags and and structuring topics are a mere first step; they are compulsory tools to keep the reader within the publication’s perimeter. But there is much more to come in that field. Another higher level involves extracting meanings like “X acquired Y for Z million dollars” or “X has been appointed to Finance Minister….”, etc.
Once this issues are solved, a complete new world of knowledge emerges. Newspapers are testimonials of history. In other words, and viewed through my own glasses, these two scientists suggest to go from this: 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. But then came something less typical: The newspaper decided to post a fund-raising link for those who wanted to contribute to the Home, for rebuilding and other costs.
À l’heure du « journalisme de solution » Les médias s’interrogent sur leur capacité à gagner des lecteurs en leur donnant envie d’agir. Une journée sera même consacrée à cette forme de journalisme le 20 septembre 2014. Et si les médias parlaient des trains qui arrivent à l’heure ? L’idée n’est pas nouvelle mais toujours porteuse. Dénommé “positif”, “constructif”, “de solution” ou “d’impact”, ce journalisme qui met en avant les initiatives sociales et environnementales suscite un regain d’intérêt.
Une soirée sur ce thème, intitulée “les médias, acteurs du changement”, a rassemblé des centaines de professionnels, lundi 8 septembre 2014, au Palais Brongniart à Paris. "Les médias doivent parler plus souvent des solutions", a soutenu Christian de Boisredon. Sur son initiative, la journée du journalisme de solutions (Impact Journalism Day) aura lieu le 20 septembre 2014. Une orientation positive déjà existante ? “Quand ça saigne, ça baigne” Le constat sur la morosité des nouvelles est le même de l’autre côté de l’Atlantique.
Léa DUCRE. 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.
Many of the papers below have insights on related themes. In addition, several think tanks have published some important new reports. Here is a sampling of recent academic studies: Photo by Anna Creech used under a Creative Commons license. Storyline: The owner’s manual. My take: There are so many takes now because no one is guaranteed an audience.
Six things we learned about big news outlets from a report on editorial standards. What could News Corp learn from successful news mobile apps as it targets 'millennials'? 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. 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. The Local News Lab | 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 » | L'Observatoire des médiasL'Observatoire des médias.
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.