What is quality journalism? The most important question for news organisations today, but do we know what it means? Quality is the key word for journalism right now, but it can mean nothing.
At a recent Google Newsgeist conference in Lisbon of 150+ journalism and tech people it threaded its way through the conversations about how ‘good’ journalism can survive and thrive in an age of misinformation, competition and distraction. Here’s some thoughts sparked by that gathering. Most of us like to assume our journalism is ‘quality’ and we are looking for ways to get more attention (and reward) for it. Increasingly, that means thinking about whether networks and platforms such as Facebook, Youtube and Twitter should help in the sifting process. But it also means designing engagement to connect the users to the ‘quality’ content instead of all that other low-grade and even misleading rubbish out there clogging up the information arteries.
Economy of Attention But what does ‘quality’ mean to the news consumer? Quality means the nature of things. Escape@Home – Das soziale Escape Room-Erlebnis von Zuhause. Online Warm Ups & Energizers. Let’s face it: online meetings can be awkward, especially when you don’t know anyone in the video call.
You might still be waking up with your first cup of coffee while someone else is bouncing with energy in a later time zone.
IiR. Why Joe Rogan's Spotify Deal Matters. Complexity Theory: An Overview with Potential Applications for the Social Sciences. 2.1.
System versus Systems In identifying the key concepts of GST, Kast and Rosenzweig  (p. 450) defined a system as being “composed of interrelated parts or elements.” von Bertalanffy  (p. 416) defined a system as a “model of general nature, that is, a conceptual analog of certain rather universal traits of observed entities.” Perhaps the most related definition of a system is that it represents a whole consisting of several parts/members . This definition hits on the distinction between a system and systems: whereas the former represents the whole (the system), the latter makes up the whole (components, systems, and subsystems).
Online conferences. The Creative Wisdom of Ira Glass - Make Better - Medium. On the basics…
Sammelstücke. Digital Strategy. How we made the Dyson vacuum cleaner. Mediadev. 50 Cognitive Biases in the Modern World. „Digital-Innovation-Podcast“ auf Apple Podcasts. Agile. The cost of surveillance capitalism – The Mail & Guardian. As we enter a new decade, we are also entering a new era of political economy.
Over the centuries, capitalism has evolved through a number of stages, from industrial to managerial to financial capitalism. Now we are entering the age of “surveillance capitalism”. Under surveillance capitalism, people’s lived experiences are unilaterally claimed by private companies and translated into proprietary data flows. OKR-Methode: Auf diese Management-Methode schwört Google. OKR steht für Objectives and Key Results und ist die Management-Methode, mit der Google erfolgreich wurde.
The Case for Digital Public Infrastructure. The introduction of new media technologies invariably brings about potent social and economic shifts.
We are well into one of those shifts as the advent of the consumer internet has destabilized existing models of news production and distribution and enabled new hegemons to establish massive and powerful businesses. Two decades into this shift, societies are asking difficult questions about whether internet technologies and the business models that accompany them are dangerous for our citizens and our democracies. Newstuff. FacebookGoogle. Building a More Honest Internet. On Digital Disinformation and Democratic Myths – MediaWell. What is the sound of a thousand social media bots clapping?
For two years, from 2015 to 2017, the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) operated a “Blacktivist” Facebook page. The Blacktivist account posed as an organic, grassroots online activism site, amplifying and contributing to the Black Lives Matter movement. It shared news, memes, and perspectives about racial injustice in America. Blacktivist was the most prominent of the IRA-generated Facebook pages, with over 6.18 million “interactions” recorded across its top 500 posts. Digitalisierung und Entwicklung - Minister Müller kündigt Start von Africa Cloud auf Digitalklausur an. Platforms and Publishers: The End of an Era. This report is part of an ongoing, multi-year study by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School into the relationship between large-scale technology companies and journalism.
This research is generously funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Open Society Foundations, John S. and James L. YouTube, the Great Radicalizer. Is this suspicion correct? Good data is hard to come by; Google is loath to share information with independent researchers. Google and Facebook are investing in the local news business. Innovation isn’t what you think it is - Noteworthy - The Journal Blog. First in the “Managing Innovation” essay series This essay is one in a series of essays inspired by two decades of experience as an innovation professional, spanning domains from academic to corporate, technical subject areas ranging from consumer electronics to high altitude ballooning, and organizational structures from small teams and startups to fortune 100 companies.
I’ve had successes and failures, launched and killed projects and companies.
HCD. «Der Umgang mit Big Tech ist entscheidend für eine progressive Politik» Herr Morozov, Sie pflegen seit 2009 einen skeptischen Blick auf das Internet und sind bekannt geworden als Kritiker der Ideologie des solutionism, das heisst einer technologiegläubigen Fortschrittsbegeisterung, die davon überzeugt ist, dass Big Data, künstliche Intelligenz oder eine Killer-App die Antwort auf jedes Menschheitsproblem geben werden. Innovation reports.
Audience Development. Thread by @EthanZ: "At Columbia J-school this evening for a conversation on "Private Platforms, Public Discourse". Hosted by the Knight 1st Amendment Institute,