Let’s talk about human nature for a moment. In November 1849, a well known English writer and social critic wrote a letter to the British daily newspaper The Times after he was left deeply shook by an unfortunate event that happened in front of a local prison in South London.
Seeing businesses successfully – and profitably – innovate is a reassuring thing, and it’s easy to understand the note of optimism sounded at DIS this year. As chair Mike Hewitt said in his closing notes, this year’s conference seemed to present case studies rather than ideas, stories of success and failure rather than theories of […]
So, The New Musical Express is no more. Well, in print, anyway.
Report for America goes live this month. The idea? To marry the field of journalism with the ethos of national service (think Peace Corps or Teach for America). It’s an idea with obvious appeal, and one which clearly fulfills a need and we were delighted to find some time to speak with VP for Strategic […]
In the UK and US the waning fortunes of the regional press is an altogether familiar story. Last August the UK’s Press Gazette reported falling revenues for many regional titles with only a couple of exceptions. A similar story seems to be playing out in the States, where, a recent Pulitzer to a local news outlet notwithstanding, […]
One thing we heard a lot about at the Digital Media Europe summit last month was the rise and rise of a subscription-based model for journalism. It’s a tantalizing idea, running a newspaper online that people are prepared to pay for, and although it has up until now often been dismissed as being an unattainable goal, several publications have shown – in the most definitive of ways – that it’s entirely possible to make it work and make it work well.
As we saw in Italy earlier this month, content-related conferences tend to run on trends and themes. The Perugia International Journalism Festival this year focused on Trump and the battle again fake news, while the FIPP conference in Berlin last month looked at fake news and Germany’s controversial response. So I arrived in Copenhagen for #DME17 expecting […]
Those of you that attended the FIPP Conference in Berlin this month will have heard the words ‘editorial analytics’, seemingly stuck on repeat. Both John Wilpers (editor of Innovations in Magazine Media World Report) and myself spoke at length on the problems editors face with analytics, which can effectively be summed up in these points: Editors […]
Driven ever so slightly loopy by the sheer amount of news articles and services in existence in the world, our blog writer, Em, sat down to have a keyboard conversation with herself to summarize three news aggregation sites that claim to make news consumption more fit for life in the 2010s.
“I feel like everyone’s podcasting and nobody’s podlistening” was the quip accompanying a cartoon in The New Yorker recently. It feels like the podcast has recently been moved from the dusty corner of many newsrooms to become a much-lauded feature, and it’s easy to dismiss this as the latest attempts by newsrooms to pin their colors to the mast of any passing ship, but just as the blog was once branded a self-indulgent tool used only for recording daily mundanities, all it took was the right packaging and vision for it to become an essential part of many peoples’ daily dose of information and news.