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. "Guerilla Open Access Manifesto" Skip to main content Guerilla Open Access Manifesto Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You'll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.
Creation, curation and community: How the Seattle Times restructured to ensure survival Back in 2009 the Seattle Times was reported as being in a "dire position". Time magazine reported sources at the time who said that even in the face of the closure of competitor newspaper the Post Intelligencer, which moved online-only, the future of the Seattle Times was far from certain. But today, three years later, the newspaper has more than doubled web traffic, raised the cover price by 40 per cent and seen circulation revenue grow. So how did it get here? Le labo médias de l'école de journalisme de Sciences Po Crédit: Flickr/CC/jakerust W.I.P. demande à des invités de donner leur point de vue. Ici, Michael Shapiro, professeur à l’Ecole de journalisme de Columbia, à New York, qui vient d’écrire un livre intitulé “Tales from the great disruption”, fait le point sur la “valeur” des informations à l’heure des paywalls. En anglais. In March of 2011, the New York Times took the considerable risk of altering the unwritten compact with its readers and charge them for access.
The Migrants Files - Detective.io The Migrants' Files project was launched in August 2013 by a group of European journalists who joined forces to accurately calculate and report the deaths of emigrants seeking refuge in Europe. This pan-European consortium of journalists is partially funded by the European non-profit organization Journalismfund.eu. Subscribe to the Migrants Files newsletter for quarterly updates. They know their lives are at risk, yet each year thousands of people from Africa, the Middle East and beyond — war refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants — leave their homes and try to reach the promised land of Europe. On the third of October 2013, more than 360 would-be emigrants drowned off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Virtual reality is journalism's next frontier Gannett Digital/Des Moines Register Virtual reality is ascendant, and it’s time for media outlets to take notice. Why? Virtual Documentaries Try to Re-create Real-Life Drama Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus VR in March 2014 for $4 billion brought a resurgence of interest in virtual reality to the mainstream, almost 30 years after the technology first entered the public consciousness. And while Oculus VR’s initial focus has been on video games, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, has described the hardware as “the next major computing platform that will come after mobile.” Nonny de la Peña agrees with that assertion.
Facebook May Host News Sites’ Content Photo Nothing attracts news organizations like . And nothing makes them more nervous. With 1.4 billion users, the social media site has become a vital source of traffic for publishers looking to reach an increasingly fragmented audience glued to smartphones. Standouts in Tech: Drones, Virtual Reality, Instant Translation and A.I. Photo LOTS of cool new technology products come out every year, but usually only a few stand out. These few, though, are often mind-bending — they alter your perspective of what’s possible in the future. There were four such technologies for me in 2014: The Coming Urban Data Revolution Historically, data sources for urban planning have remained relatively stable. Planners relied on a collection of well-known government-produced datasets to do their work, including statistics and geographic layers from federal, state and local sources. Produced by regulatory processes or occasional surveys, the strengths and limitations of these sources are well known to planners and many citizens. However all this is beginning to change. Not only has the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey introduced a bewildering variety of data products, all with margins of error, three interrelated categories of new data are growing rapidly: crowdsourced, private, and "big" data.
Skype Translator is the most futuristic thing I’ve ever used We have become blasé about technology. The modern smartphone, for example, is in so many ways a remarkable feat of engineering: computing power that not so long ago would have cost millions of dollars and filled entire rooms is now available to fit in your hand for a few hundred bucks. But smartphones are so widespread and normal that they no longer have the power to astonish us. Of course they're tremendously powerful pocket computers. So what?