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Les télés locales en détresse - Télévision. Faute de modèle économique solide, et du fait d'un manque de moyens criant, les télévisions locales peinent à trouver leur place face aux médias concurrents. Télé Toulouse n’émettra plus. Cette pionnière des chaînes locales a cédé, submergée par des dettes qui ne finissaient pas de se creuser. Sa disparition, particulièrement relayée dans les médias, illustre une crise que traversent depuis des années les télés locales en France.

Le CSA en recensait 48 en janvier 2013, plus de deux ans après, une dizaine ont mis la clé sous la porte. Aides publiques en baisse, chute de la publicité Les raisons d’un tel échec sont plurielles, mais l’absence de modèle économique reste le premier obstacle au développement de ces médias. “La télé locale n’a pas ce ton anxiogène propre aux chaînes nationales.” Difficile alors pour des télés au budget étique, de produire des programmes dignes d’intérêt ou simplement alléchants. Renforcer le lien entre télés locales, une solution ? Sustainable strategies: Lessons from a year at The Texas Tribune | KnightBlog. Those of us who live in Texas inevitably –– and repeatedly –– encounter that persistent, eyeroll-inducing cliché: “Everything’s bigger” here in the Lone Star State. It was no different in the late summer of 2013, when I began my stint as a Knight Foundation-funded Texas Tribune Fellow. Working as an embedded researcher in Austin, I studied the early success of the Tribune’s business model, searching for best practices and survival strategies that other news nonprofits might follow.

Throughout my fellowship year, the most frequent question I encountered was whether the Tribune’s swift financial growth since its 2009 launch was simply another bigger-in-Texas story. “How possible will it prove for other start-ups to replicate this miracle?” Forbes writer Jeff Bercovici asked when he broke the news about the grant that funded this fellowship. The Evolution of the Texas Tribune’s Business Model.

Finding new ways to pay for public-interest journalism is a puzzle much larger than Texas. 16 Ideas for Creative Revenue and Community Engagement in Journalism — The Local News Lab. In early April four major reports were released that address the intersection of local journalism, revenue sustainability and community engagement. Below are excerpts from the reports, drawing out the key lessons and findings from each. While the focus on a number of these reports is nonprofit journalism, the clear and actionable recommendations included below are relevant to any newsroom. (This post originally appeared in our weekly newsletter, The Local Fix.

Subscribe here.) Sustainable Strategies: Lessons From a Year at The Texas Tribune Professor Jake Batsell spent a year inside the Texas Tribune studying their business model and traveling the country talking with other newsrooms about their revenue strategies. Batsell’s report also includes useful sections on best practices in revenue strategies including: Sponsorships and underwriting, Events, Memberships, Philanthropy and Supplementary revenue streams like syndication, crowdfunding and monetizing data sets. U.S. Home | Near You Now. LocaFizz. Dixneufinfo.com. What kinds of local stories drive engagement? The results of an NPR Facebook experiment. When you come across a story about your town, city, or state, what makes you want to share it? That’s a question we’ve been asking here at NPR Digital Services. There are hints about what causes sharing — we know emotion and positivity play roles. We know the headline can make or break a story’s potential.

But we want to know specifically about local content. What is it about certain local stories that make them more social than others? To answer this, we conducted a study to define what types of local content cause the most sharing and engagement. Background Earlier this year we told you about an experiment where we geotargeted local content on the NPR Facebook page. We measured success using this metric: Of the unique people who see each post, what percentage like it, share it, or comment on it? The experiment helped KPLU earn record site traffic and confirmed that the NPR Facebook following is eager to engage with and share local content. In July, we expanded our project. Crowd Pleasers. Chez Albert, l’info s’insère et se desserre. Il était une fois deux journalistes, Stéphanie Harounyan et Frédéric Legrand, qui tenaient le bureau local de 20 Minutes à Marseille, aimaient leur métier, mais avaient envie d’arrêter de courir après l’actualité, de la subir.

Ils voulaient prendre leur temps, travailler sur des espaces longs, en décalant leur regard pour voir ce qui se cache «dans les angles morts de l’info» . Cela a donné Chez Albert , un site expérimental lancé en 2011 où ils agrègent les envies d’autres confrères, dans un collectif fluctuant où l’on se frotte à d’autres formes, d’autres narrations. L’objet modeste et élégant, conçu par le graphiste Martin Carrese et le développeur Renaud Vercey, donne l’impression d’entrer chez quelqu’un, ou dans un vieux café, le corridor d’un cabinet de curiosités. Il y a un peu de tout cela. «Après six années en quotidien , raconte Stéphanie Harounyan, on avait besoin de s’arrêter et de réfléchir à une période où tout nous pousse à accélérer et fuir en avant.

How a French news outlet is geolocating news for apps. Credit: Image by Alexander Kirch, Dreamtime.com French regional daily newspaper and website La Nouvelle République has developed mobile apps that push local news and sport to readers based on their location. Geolocation technology has been around for some time and is utilised by a number of news outlets, such as BBC News, including in its responsive site which is currently being rolled out on mobile.

The publisher of the French title, which covers the west central region of France and includes cities Tours and Poitiers, is an example of a commercial newspaper brand that is customising news for its audiences based on location. The Android and iPhone apps push news about the region, city and hyperlocal area the user of the app is in. The website also offers readers local news based on manual rather than automated selections, allowing users to drill down to their local and hyperlocal area. How Local Publishers Can Take Advantage of Mobile News Boom. A recent major Pew study of mobile news users offers context that could help community news publishers hone their mobile strategy. In “The Future of Mobile News,” published earlier this month, the Pew Research Center’s Project on Excellence in Journalism offers evidence that news publishers should focus their mobile strategy on the mobile web, rather than downloadable platform-specific “native” apps.

This survey was quite large: From June 29-August 8, 2012, Pew surveyed 9,513 U.S. adults. The report compares this year’s data to last year’s, and spotted some fast-moving mobile news trends. The report doesn’t specifically mention community news publishers or local news (although it does refer often to daily newspapers), but it holds some hidden insights for smaller venues if you read between the lines. Mobile News is Extremely Popular This rising tide has the potential to lift all boats in the news business — but community news publishers may have some special advantages. U.S. Related. 40 Finalists Emerge in $1 Million African News Innovation Challenge. The initiative is the largest fund for digital journalism experimentation in Africa, and is designed to spur solutions to the business, distribution and workplace challenges that face the media industry.

In all, 513 applicants were carefully screened by a technical review panel that evaluated which projects have the best potential for strengthening and transforming African news media. Projects were also assessed for their potential to be replicated by media elsewhere in Africa, or to be scaled up across the continent, to create wide and sustained impact. “We are thrilled with the broad range of innovation and ideas among the finalists,” says ANIC manager, Justin Arenstein. Arenstein is a Knight International Journalism Fellow, who leads the initiative as part of a wider digital innovation program with Africa’s largest association of media owners and operators, the African Media Initiative (AMI).

Finalists will attend a TechCamp in Zanzibar, in partnership with the Tech@State program. 2.) My adventures in Journatic's new media landscape of outsourced hyperlocal news | Ryan Smith. HBO's new late-night series The Newsroom is set in the busy backstage of a CNN-like cable news TV show, but had the creators of the premium cable show really wanted to expose the most shocking behind-the-scenes realities of modern journalism, they'd instead have had to cast actor Jeff Daniels as a reporter for a company named Journatic. Perhaps not even Aaron Sorkin could pen a compelling drama about copyeditors staring at computers alone in their living rooms, or outsourced reporters silently typing stories on their MacBooks at far-flung Starbucks in St Louis or Manila.

Nonetheless, a quiet revolution is happening in the American newspaper industry and it has not been televised. Don't feel bad that you haven't noticed or heard of Journatic – I hadn't either until after nearly a year of working for its sister outfit Blockshopper. That's strange for a company that's had such a large impact on newspaper journalism. The work itself was more tedious than most other copyediting jobs. Journatic, le journalisme local en maltraitance. Journatic est une société qui propose aux groupes de presse de sous-traiter l’information de leurs pages d’information locales.

Un modèle séduisant qui a conduit de nombreux journaux à faire appels à ses services. Mais aujourd’hui, la société est au cœur d’un scandale qui conduit à réfléchir sur les pratiques de ce type d’entreprise, sur le type de journalisme et sur le modèle économique low cost que le recours à ses services induit. Brian Timpone, le fondateur et Pdg de Journatic On a peu parlé en France du scandale qui agite le monde des médias américains et que l’on pourrait appeler « l’affaire Journatic » du nom de cette start up. Fondée en 2006, par Brian Timpone, un ancien journaliste, elle propose aux groupes de presse américains de remplir leurs pages d’informations locales à moindre coût.

Le secret tient en une formule magique qui s’affiche sur la home du site de Journatic : L’affaire était entendu : moins cher et mieux. L’invention de l’information locale à distance.