BBC - How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb. TROUBLES COGNI. France - Digital News Report 2014. France has more than 80 daily newspapers. Most of them are in private hands and are not linked to political parties. The most successful papers are often regional rather than national. Online, many of the best known national titles such as Le Monde and Le Figaro face competition from born digital media such as Mediapart, Atlantico, Le Huffington Post, and also from digital and video platforms created by TV brands like Canalplus.fr or FranceTVinfo.fr or BFMTV.com.
Television news remains popular, with viewership split between France Télévisions, privately owned TF1, and a range of cable and satellite providers. France’s long-established commercial radio, particularly RTL and Europe 1, still commands large audiences, along with a range of publicly funded stations such as France Inter, France Info, and France Culture. Offline Offline Online Online Digital developments Google is a major player in France with a big online reach also for Google News (see the diagram). Top social networks* 28_01_15futureofnews.pdf. The year in media: 12 reasons why we should be optimistic. It would be pretty easy to come up with a long list of reasons why this year was one of the worst in media: everything from mass layoffs at the New York Times and dozens of other struggling newspapers, to the rise of “clickbait” journalism and massive fact-checking errors like the Rolling Stone piece on college sexual assault.
But I’d rather take a look at some of the positive developments in the media sphere this year. So here’s my list of things that make me optimistic: BuzzFeed and Vice Media: Both of these outlets tend to come under fire from those who believe what they do isn’t really journalism, or shouldn’t be as popular as it is, but there is no question in my mind that they are helping to expand digital media in some interesting new directions — and that includes the business of digital media, i.e. native advertising and sponsored content.
As part of this group, I should also mention Emergent.info, the platform created by my friend Craig Silverman that launched in October. Storyhunter launches an Airbnb-style platform for freelance foreign correspondents. The life of a freelance foreign correspondent can be a difficult one, combining the risk of personal danger — being shot at, kidnapped etc. — with the difficulty of finding steady work, not to mention getting paid. So former Current TV and New York Times freelancer Jaron Gilinsky decided to create a kind of Airbnb-style platform for freelancers, where they could post their pitches and be commissioned, or where they could search for job offers they might be interested in. The result of that brainstorm is Storyhunter, a website that Jaron and his partner Alex Ragir founded in 2012, which has been in private beta with a number of media clients for the past year or so.
The project came out of stealth mode on Tuesday at the Web Summit conference in Dublin, and is now a public beta. Matching buyers and sellers Helping freelancers make a living “It’s about removing friction but also about unlocking capacity. From Grumpy Cat to Ukraine: How Mashable is expanding beyond gadgets and apps. Within minutes of the first reports that a Malaysia Airlines plane had crashed over eastern Ukraine Thursday, Mashable had live coverage up and running. Its real-time news staff in New York was updating the post with videos from the scene and carefully sourced information culled from social media and other outlets; its own social accounts, including its meant-for-breaking-news @MashableLive, were busy pushing out information.
Meanwhile in Ukraine, Christopher J. Miller, a Mashable contributor, was working his sources and providing information to the main Mashable story while also writing his own piece as further developments unfolded. Miller and two editors in New York also cowrote a story highlighting leaked audio from an alleged conversation between pro-Russian rebels and Russian security forces discussing the plane. The breaking news story has been shared more than 30,000 times; Mashable’s continued updating its coverage, including dispatches from Miller filed from the crash site.
Geolocated News Is Going To Change The News Business. BreakingNews.com and its app have been a gold standard for news aggregation for years: Among news brands, they're often the first mover on Twitter, which is why 6 million people follow them. And now, with the latest update to its iOS app, this independently run business within NBC News Digital is following their audience back. Last week, Breaking News unveiled "proximity alerts," meaning the app will send users a push notification on their mobile device when news breaks near them--no matter how far from home they may be. On June 13--a day after the update hit the app store--those in the Baltimore area would have gotten a breaking news alert about a tornado, or if you were in Thailand for business the app would have let you know the moment a standing curfew was lifted. As the company’s GM Cory Bergman explains, “The intent is to look for stories that have a tangible impact for people nearby.”
“I would be concerned if it was just an algorithm,” Bergman says. When The News Finds You. The Financial Times, leader mondial de la transition au numérique. Deux grandes leçons valables pour tous les journaux quelle que soit l’actualité qu’ils couvrent. Les résultats* du quotidien britannique sont impressionnants : il fut le premier grand journal dont les revenus générés par les abonnés ont dépassé ceux produits par la publicité (transition réalisée en juin 2013). Les revenus de ses abonnés représentent désormais 63% de son chiffre d’affaires total. Cette mutation constitue une inversion du modèle économique sur lequel la presse écrite a été fondée depuis plusieurs décennies. (CC) Ryan Chittum Fort de ces résultats, le FT n’a aucune intention de supprimer son édition papier qu’il considère comme un produit de luxe correspondant à la fois aux habitudes de lecture d’une partie de ses abonnés et à la demande publicitaire de certains de ses annonceurs.
La question qui vient à l’esprit, lorsqu’on considère le cas du Financial Times, concerne naturellement les enseignements que peuvent tirer les autres groupes de presse de son expérience réussie. Les journalistes sont-ils de plus en plus déconnectés du réel? – Atelier des ... CNN Newsroom Atlanta A force d'être hyper-connectés à des flux de données, les journalistes risquent-ils d'être de plus en plus déconnectés du réel, au point de de manquer la dimension la plus indispensable de l'information ? Connectés à la rédaction, déconnectés en dehors Dans une tribune parue cette semaine, le New York Times s’étonnait que la campagne sénatoriale de Virginie ait fait l’objet d’une couverture faible et superficielle dans la presse, laquelle s’est révélée incapable d’analyser précisément les enjeux du scrutin. « Les journalistes sont-ils en train de perdre pieds avec la réalité ?
De plus en plus, les rédacteurs sont compressés dans des bureaux de grandes villes, assis derrière des ordinateurs. La tentation d'un discours imaginaire sur le pouvoir d'informer Et si les acteurs des médias étaient de plus en plus tentés par un discours imaginaire sur le pouvoir d’informer ? Veut-on encore de journalistes d'investigation ? RSLN | Journalisme en 2014 : la forme privilégiée sur le fond ? Vox, Circa, FiveThirtyEight, Inside ou encore Buzzfeed... les récentes success stories médiatiques mettent davantage l'accent sur la forme que sur le fond des contenus proposés. Une stratégie inspirée des techniques marketing et sur laquelle revient Alexis Madrigal dans un article publié le 10 juin dans The Atlantic.
Ces nouveaux sites d'information en ligne comptabilisent des audiences qui font rêver plus d'une rédaction. Et pour preuve, dans son récent rapport sur l’innovation, le New York Times conseillait à ses journalistes de s'en inspirer. Mais comment ces pure-players ont-ils réussi à tirer leur épingle du jeu ? Dans son article, Alexis Madrigal répertorie les leçons les plus importantes : - Cir.ca s'est démarqué en surfant sur la vague du mobile, désormais premier écran dans le monde, et en y proposant un contenu adapté.
Pour Alexis Madrigal, ces médias se concentreraient donc plus sur la manière de raconter une information que sur cette dernière elle-même. Poynter. The best thing I’ve read about the story sharing network Upworthy was written by Katy Waldman for Slate and was republished in my local newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times. I had been alerted earlier by colleagues to a now famous trademark of Upworthy’s approach to information sharing: its three-line headline style. That style… See Why We Have An Absolutely Ridiculous Standard of Beauty In Just 37 Seconds …has been praised for being irresistibly attractive and attacked for being cynically exploitative. For the moment, I don’t have a dog in that fight.
My angle is on the writing front. Screenshot of Upworthy.com’s page Monday, June 16. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What follows are 15 recent Upworthy headlines with my glosses underneath: Most Of These People Do The Right Thing, But The Guys At The End? She Didn’t Think She Had A Problem With Gay People, But Anderson Cooper Cleared That Right Up Use the name of a celebrity – either for good or for bad. Watch This On A Day When The Earth Feels Broken. The good news is more people are reading the news, the hard part is figuring out how to pay for it. To be a journalist or a member of the media in 2014 — or anyone who cares about the future of either or both of those things — is to be caught between two conflicting emotions: One is enthusiasm about the seemingly endless supply of information and the web’s democratization of distribution, and the other is despair about how traditional media business models are failing to keep up.
The latest World Press Trends report on news consumption manages to find support for both of these views. On the bright side, the report from the World Association of Newspapers or WAN-IFRA — which is based on surveys in more than 70 countries — shows that news consumption both in print and online has increased by almost 25 percent in the past year. According to the association, a total of 2.5 billion people consumed the news from printed newspapers in 2013, while 800 million did so online (it’s not clear how the report accounted for potential double-counting).
So what should newspaper companies do? The mobile majority: Engaging people on smartphones is the next big challenge to the news. Editor’s note: The new issue of our sister publication Nieman Reports is out and ready for you to read, online and in print. There’s lots of great stuff in there as usual, with articles on the state of journalism education, citizen journalism in Turkey, comics journalism, epic poetry (!) , and more. I write a column for the print edition of the magazine. Here’s mine from the new issue. It almost seems unfair — a case of double jeopardy. Traditional news organizations have spent the past decade responding to an enormously disruptive piece of technology: the web browser. Their old monopolies, their old claims on the audience’s attention, were broken by a platform that let anyone publish — no printing press or broadcast tower required. But just when news organizations were starting to feel more at home on the web — just when, in many newsrooms, digital was no longer being treated as a sad sister to print — along comes another blow-up-the-model moment: mobile.
These apps were often lovely. Global digital news audience increased by 23% in 2013. Digital news audiences have risen by 23 per cent in the last year, according to the new World Press Trends report, but publishers are not making the most of their increased audience in terms of revenue. Framing the report in the context of the ongoing attacks against journalists around the world – from imprisonment of Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt to the assault of reporters at protests in Ukraine, Venezuela and Thailand – Larry Kilman, deputy chief executive of WAN-IFRA, said the press was more relevant than ever before.
Unless we crack the revenue issue, and provide sufficient funds so that newspapers can fulfill their societal role, democracy will inevitably be weakenedLarry Kilman, WAN-IFRA "In times of political crisis, [why] do those who wish to stifle democracy and free expression immediately summon the newspaper editors, attack journalists, and censor the independent press? " Kilman asked delegates at the 66th World Newspaper Congress in Torino yesterday. The New York Times probably won't implement its brilliant innovation report.
'BBC News should learn lessons from Buzzfeed in digital strategy' | Media. Buzzfeed has developed a bigger international audience than BBC News and BBC Worldwide BBC News should learn lessons from Buzzfeed to drive a digital presence that is "punching well below its weight", according to a report on the future of its output. The report, commissioned by BBC head of news James Harding from Sir Howard Stringer, also said that the BBC's web presence lacks "character and personality" compared with younger rivals such as Vice Media and Buzzfeed. Stringer, a BBC non-executive director, made the point that in just eight years Buzzfeed has developed a bigger audience than BBC News and BBC Worldwide manages internationally. "Given Buzzfeed, for example, was only founded in 2006, this raises the question of why the BBC's global digital reach is not more significant," said Stringer.
Perhaps mindful that the oft-aped Buzzfeed strategy has been built on less serious fare, such as lists of cats on skateboards,the former CBS and Sony chief was quick to defend his comparison. The New York Times' digital challenges, in 5 charts. The New York Times’ internal Innovation report, leaked after the unexpected ouster of top editor Jill Abramson, brought to light a newsroom culture out of step with changing consumer reading habits.
Here, five charts tell the story of the Times’ struggles as it tightens its embrace of digital media. Digital circulation has been a bright spot for the Times. Since it put up a paywall in 2011, paid digital subscriptions have soared to 799,000 as of the first quarter of this year. Digital-only circulation revenue jumped 33.5 percent in 2013 over 2012, offsetting a decline in print copies sold and contributing to a 3.7 percent increase in total circ revenue. But total ad revenue — 76 percent of which is derived from print advertising — continues to fall as the Times faces lower print ad revenues across all ad categories. Print ad revenues declined 7 percent in 2013 from the previous year. Readership trends don’t favor the Times. Meta-media | La révolution de l'information.
Recherche confiance, désespérément ! Cette introduction du Cahier semestriel Méta-media est composée, une fois n’est pas coutume, de deux parties. 1 Et si « the Next Big Thing », si la « killer-app » était la confiance ? Le monde des baby-boomers s’efface doucement ; nous sentons bien que nous passons d’une époque à une autre. Mais la transition est confuse, les tensions vives, les modèles économiques de plus en plus inadaptés. La phénoménale accélération technologique actuelle devait apporter le progrès, la liberté, l’ouverture, le partage.
Or, accusée de faciliter la mise en place d’une société de surveillance et de détruire les classes moyennes par l’automatisation, elle est, à son tour, cible de la défiance. La nouvelle vie connectée continue pourtant de se déployer en abordant de nouveaux rivages : ceux d’un environnement entièrement informatisé en réseau, via l’essor de capteurs, caméras, logiciels du temps réel, bases de données, fermes de serveurs, et autre cloud, qui bâtissent sous nos yeux le « tout Internet ». Q&A: Clark Medal winner Matthew Gentzkow says the Internet hasn’t changed new... The future of media isn’t about breaking news scoops, it’s about credibility and trust. The Next Buzzfeed? 5 Hot New Websites. USA : moins de TV, plus de mobile. Briefing: The Startup Newsr... on Livestream. 8 Digital Tools Every Journalist Should Try | Mediashift. What will yesterday’s news look like tomorrow?
Presse ecrite. Les sites web et les réseaux sociaux préférés des Français. Content economics, part 5: news. Jan Koum (WhatsApp) : "La publicité sur mobile n'est pas un modèle durable" Pourquoi Whatsapp, Facebook et Twitter ont de quoi s’inquiéter. Features and details of the personal franchise model in digital journalism, with 11 examples. The mobile inevitability: How CNN is prepping for the majority-mobile audience coming in 2014. Q&A: Andrew Golis on matching great journalism with big audiences (and, oh yeah, dollars) Future of News Audiences: what’s next as young fail to become strong news consumers. Presse : quelles stratégies pour augmenter les revenus ? JF FOGEL TENDANCES. The future of news: know thy audience | Media Network | Guardian Professional. Future of News Audiences: what’s next as young fail to become strong news consumers. Lecture débat. DLD14: Nick d’Aloisio, le développeur qui voulait rendre les informations “définitives”
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