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Fini le journalisme de flux ! Vive le journalisme de stock ! (version réactualisée avec des exemples français) En Italie, au Festival International du Journalisme on ne parlait que d'eux, cette semaine : Vox, 538, UpShot, The Intercept, les tout nouveaux sites américains d’infos lancés sous l’étiquette du « journalisme explicatif », mais aussi du hollandais De Correspondent, financé pour plus d'un million d'euros en quelques jours par le public. « Journalisme d'explication », « journalisme structuré », « journalisme de stock », « journalisme de données narratives », chacun y va de son appellation.

Qu’ont-ils donc en commun ? Entre le rubricard et le journaliste de données Vox (2nd écran) Web natifs, ils proposent tous un nouveau cadre de couverture d’un sujet, un nouveau modèle pour informer sans chercher à être exhaustif ou omniscient, sans viser nécessairement le scoop, sans publier de manière très régulière. C’est aussi un journalisme de forte valeur ajoutée avec peu de staff, mais qui ne peut se passer du travail de terrain réalisé par d’autres. Vox is publishing some of its stories and the interviews behind them in parallel. It’s a small thing, but worth noting: For stories that are built around a single interview, Vox is now publishing both the story and the interview transcript in parallel. Take this Thomas Piketty piece by Matt Yglesias, for instance: story and interview, both on the same page (html-wise, if not visually), with a button toggle between them.

Is this revolutionary? Nope. But think about the small good things it does: — It presents content in two different forms. . — It does so at virtually no cost; the interview’s already complete. . — It opens up the possibility of richer testing and audience data. Is it perfect? At the time, the switcher was only at the top of the page, and the two states shared the same URL — it was impossible to link directly to the interview. I mention all this because I get a little frustrated when Vox’s big edge is portrayed as Chorus, its content management system. But Vox’s edge really isn’t in a particular piece of software. But the difference really isn’t Chorus. When starting from zero in journalism go for a niche site serving a narrow news interest well.

Mar.26 In 1994 we would not have advised beginners in journalism: start your own trade magazine! Here in 2014 I do advise something like that. My colleague Lisa Williams speaks of narrow comprehensiveness— “everything about something.” Keep that image in mind. When people entirely new to it ask me what’s the best way to get going in journalism — if you are starting as an outsider, with no credentials or experience — I always give the same advice, and I know other people give this advice too. It’s obvious enough. Start a niche news service on a subject some people care a lot about.

One of the best niche sites I know is Search Engine Land by Danny Sullivan and crew. Of course, it does not have to be a “site.” The solids. And so on. Building a niche site is hard work, turning it into a business harder. The reason Henry Abbott started writing a blog was simple: It seemed like the only viable route he had to being a sports writer.That was almost a decade ago. Ben did the larger context well. De Vox Media à Vice, les médias en ligne qui marchent - Entreprises. Ces projets qui vont dépoussiérer le journalisme en ligne.

Digital First Media's Project Unbolt: Everything you need to know. Digital First Media newsrooms are still largely print newsrooms with digital operations “bolted on.” That truth hurt at a meeting in Denver last year, when DFM CEO John Paton used the description in a meeting of our company’s senior editors. Our newsrooms have made lots of changes to increase and improve our use of digital tools and our engagement on digital platforms. But I had to nod my head when John said it. I’ve visited all of our daily newsrooms and some of our non-dailies and the statement rang true. So we’re going to take a massive wrench to the culture and workflow of our newsrooms and unbolt them. As John explained last week in his address to the Online Publishers Association, “Starting with some test sites we will work through every process, every workflow step of what makes a digital newsroom digital and make that the very core of what we do.”

I started working on the plan for Project Unbolt almost as soon as John used the metaphor. Mission Strategy Tactics Processes Engagement. News Websites Proliferate, Stretching Thin Ad Dollars. Facebook Is Seeking “Editors” for News App. For years, Facebook has sworn by the power of algorithms to serve users a personalized mix of status updates, stories and photos. It’s what makes up the heart of the company’s premier product, the News Feed. Soon, Facebook will add another approach to delivering the news: Via a new app, humans working for Facebook will start telling you which news stories you should be reading.

Over the past few months, Facebook has sought to hire contract editors to staff up Paper, the company’s unreleased, Flipboard-like news aggregation mobile app, according to two people familiar with the matter. These editors, sources said, will oversee around ten different news verticals on a wide range of topics, curating a mix of the “best stories” within each particular subject area for users to see. The Paper verticals will be filled with stories picked entirely by these editors. A Facebook spokesperson declined to comment. Jason Calacanis launches Inside, a mobile news-curation app powered by humans. Jason Calacanis, the man behind media startups like Mahalo and Weblogs Inc., has his sights set on a new frontier that he thinks could be as promising as blogs were in the early part of this decade: namely, mobile content curation.

On Tuesday, he and former Atlantic Wire editor Gabriel Snyder are launching a new iOS app and website called Inside that Calacanis says will give users access to the best journalism and media on the web, powered by human editors. Calacanis, who is also a venture investor and the founder of the Launch conference for startups, said in an interview that he has been working on the ideas behind the app for some time, and that his “Launch Ticker” email newsletter was a kind of alpha version of what has become Inside — in the sense that it was intended to give readers a quick summary of all the tech news they needed to know.

The newsletter got more than 5,000 signups and about 700 of those converted to paying $100 a year after it went paid access, he said. Le fondateur d' s'attaque aux Buzzfeed, Business Insider et consorts. Jason Calacanis veut faire le ménage dans un secteur, les news sur mobile, qu'il estime pollué par des logiques d'acquisition d'audience à tout prix Jason Calacanis est un homme qui ne manque pas de suite dans les idées. L'ambition du fondateur d', une application de curation d'articles de presse est de faire le ménage dans un secteur, les news sur mobile, qu'il estime pollué par des logiques d'acquisition d'audience à tout prix.

"Nous pensons que l'un des principaux problèmes aujourd'hui concernant l'univers mobile est le manque de fond, avec l'abus par des médias tels que BuzzFeed, Business Insider et d'autres de titres racoleurs et de link-baiting", a ainsi fustigé Jason Calacanis. Les équipes d' (15 personnes) produisent ainsi un millier d'histoires d'environ 300 caractères, chaque jour, qu'ils répartissent dans des catégories telles que "technologie" ou "business". “I see this as the next CNN”: Jason Calacanis’ aims to solve news on mobile devices. In the 13-plus years since the original ahead-of-its-time launched, it’s been part of a Steve Brill mashup, a dead domain, a planned flagship brand that didn’t happen, and a dormant asset waiting to be exploited.

For most of that time, tech publishing entrepreneur Jason Calacanis wanted it. He was finally able to snag it from its most recent owner, Guardian News & Media, popping up a placeholder that stayed up longer than expected. Today, the placeholder came off and Inside came back in a guise few would have predicted: a mobile-first general news app and companion site based on OPJ: Other People’s Journalism.

It’s an evolution for Calacanis, whose own history illustrates the past decade’s shifts in tech journalism and the startup culture. The new Inside is his multiple-choice answer to that quandary, his theory about the future of news and a desire to leave a media legacy. We spoke at length while he demoed the new Inside during the ramp-up to the launch. Staci D. Jason Calacanis’ Mahalo Is Reborn As Mobile News App Inside. Jason Calacanis is getting back into the news business with a new app called Inside, which highlights and summarizes the top news stories.

Although Calacanis has been involved in several startups and startup events (including the TechCrunch50 conferences, prior to an acrimonious split), he may still be best known as the founder of Silicon Alley Reporter and especially of Weblogs, Inc., a group of blogs that includes Engadget and was acquired to AOL (which owns TechCrunch).

More recently, he was the founder of Mahalo — in fact, Inside is technically the same company. For Inside, Calacanis hired Gabriel Snyder, formerly editor of The Wire at The Atlantic, to be his chief content officer. “The idea behind it is that the world is heading to mobile, but there still isn’t a solution in the new space,” Snyder told me. “I feel like the transition, in terms of news and mobile, is sort of where news and the web was in 2002. Comment The Atlantic a-t-il doublé le nombre de ses journalistes en 5 ans ? Même datant du 19ème siècle, sans mur payant en ligne, diffusé en entier gratuitement sur le web, et sans lol cat, le magazine américain The Atlantic est parvenu à multiplier par deux la taille de sa rédaction depuis 2009 et à gagner de l’argent depuis 2010.

En cinq ans, son trafic en ligne a fait un bond de 80% pour atteindre 25 millions de visiteurs uniques par mois sans compromis sur la qualité. Et le mensuel reste le plus influent des Etats-Unis ! A South by Southwest, devant une salle comble, son président, Scott Havens, a livré en 5 points la recette d'un journalisme de qualité rentable et durable à l’heure numérique. 1 Assembler une équipe de niveau mondial 2 Gérer le média comme une start-up C'est-à-dire être malin sur les coûts, investir seulement dans les secteurs en croissance, récuser le statu quo, faire porter les efforts sur la vitesse et l'efficacité, ignorer la plupart du temps les modèles pré-établis, tuer vite les projets ratés, sur-jouer la confiance et se durcir le cuir.