Something interesting happened last week, and we absolutely promise that it had nothing to do with the President Elect.
When Facebook launched its Instant Articles (for free) in the spring last year, the response was mixed. Many were wary of yielding even more of their distribution power to Facebook, but many others couldn’t deny that the reach that Facebook affords was a worthwhile tradeoff. Nine months later, how’s it faring?
What use would we be as bloggers if we didn’t use our final post of the year to round-up what we witnessed over the last 12 months? Come with us as we take you on a news journey to what may have seemed like more innocent times…
For a while this year, fake news seemed to be the ultimate explainer for unexpected current affairs: it was the thing that the liberal media clung to explain the idiocy (‘how can they believe this stuff?! Do they believe this stuff?’) of the right and reassured them that facts and truth would out; the thing […]
In the days following Brexit and the weeks following Donald Trump’s victory, numerous articles were written calling for journalism to do a better job and explain the political landscape more effectively to a newly invigorated readership. However, a new study shows that readers are still struggling to engage, although editors are unlikely to realise the depth of the problem.
In a twist that the media hadn’t by and large predicted, Sunday night saw Alexander van der Bellen (the Green Party candidate) emerge as the victor in the Austrian Presidential election, despite polls suggesting he’d be drowning his sorrows while Mr Hofer and his Freedom Party would be quaffing the champagne.
As publishers navigate their way through the ever changing landscape of publishing, engagement has never seemed so important. Election post-mortems of journalism (variations on the title why didn’t we see this coming?) all speak to a general truth: knowing how your audience is consuming your content is a big deal.
All this talk of ‘echo chambers‘, fake news and confirmation bias is making the world of journalism a very noisy space to inhabit right now. There’s a lot of blame being bandied about, but like any complex issue, the solution cannot be distilled into the problem-solving equivalent of 140 characters. So let’s start at the beginning. […]
Most of us awoke on that fateful Wednesday in early November to a feeling of extreme emotion, be that joy, confusion, anger, disbelief or that indefinable sinking feeling that suggests the world we know is rapidly coming to an end. Immediately following that, many of us took to our social media feeds, either to publicly make those […]
The time is nigh: the election is here.