Who doesn’t love an acronym? Well, here’s a new one for you: the GDPR. If it’s not already a familiar combination of letters, it will be very shortly.
We’ve been thinking about engagement a lot recently, partly because it’s something worth thinking about, but also because it’s something that’s being talked about a lot in the industry.
If commodities are most valuable when they’re scarce, then time surely has to be the most prized of all – and there’s little more time consuming for journalists than the tedious process of transcription.
Engagement is one of those buzzwords that everyone uses, yet no one can entirely agree on how to define. Given that Hearken‘s central remit is nurturing engagement in newsrooms, we thought they’d be the ideal people to chat to, so we sent our blog writer, Em Kuntze, to speak to Hearken’s Director of Business Innovation, Anna […]
We’re always interested to talk with journalists, editors and publishers, particularly when what they’re doing sits a little outside the norm. This week we spoke to Charlotte Knowles at London-based newsPeeks, a company which is seeking to engage young people with the news, not by changing the form but by getting them to create journalism […]
A forest in the south of England might not seem like the most likely place to go to discuss the future of journalism, but thousands did just that this summer when they descended on the Sussex countryside for Byline’s inaugural journalism festival, Byfest. Byline’s Stephen Colegrave sat down for a chat with our writer, Em Kuntze, […]
Well, hasn’t it been a busy week? We’ve finally learned a bit more about what’s happening at Facebook as a result of their Journalism Project, Biz Stone took to Medium to remind us this week that – #funfact – the Hashtag is now a decade old and , speaking of that blogging platform, big changes there too as […]
“Over the past generation, journalism has been slowly swallowed” says Frederick Foer, and it’s hard to argue that he’s wrong. The problems are twofold: firstly, the reading public has shifted how it consumes news to ways which were unfathomable in the print era. Secondly, journalism is now widely disseminated by a powerful industry which has […]
As we’re about to talk about simple metrics, let’s start with a simple question: what happens when you yield too much power to them?
“Increasingly the America rendered today in the American media is illusionary and delusionary – disfigured, unreal, disconnected from the true context of our lives. In covering actually existing America life, the media – weekly, daily, hourly – break new ground in getting it wrong.”