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Tech giants need to place higher value on professional journalism

Wed, 2017-03-22 16:52

Never in recent history, have not just freedom of expression, but the expression of truth, been under such threat on a global scale, warned World Editors Forum President Marcelo Rech at a UNESCO colloquium in Paris on Journalism Under Fire. To get through the current crisis, tech companies need to recognise and value professional journalism above other content.

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Korea's Chosun Ilbo takes the VR plunge

Tue, 2017-03-21 16:42

In November 2015, the management at Chosun Ilbo, Korea's oldest newspaper, decided to take the plunge into virtual reality (VR) and created a small team devoted to creating and distributing VR journalism.

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The civic media crisis and what philanthropy can do

Mon, 2017-03-20 12:15

Protecting the independent media and the public sphere presents an epic challenge, but there is great opportunity for philanthropy to step up and help, Bruce Sievers & Patrice Schneider contend in this guest post.

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Boston Globe's niche site STAT makes bold move into paid content

Fri, 2017-03-17 10:41

Paid content was envisaged from the start at STAT, The Boston Globe's ambitious life-sciences site – but putting a substantial amount of content behind a paywall only a year after launch was a bold move nonetheless. The paywalled area, called STAT Plus, was launched in December last year.

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Deciding who decides which news is fake

Thu, 2017-03-16 16:26

Authorities decry the proliferation of misinformation and propaganda on the internet, and technology companies are wrestling with various measures to combat fake news. But addressing the problem without infringing on the right to free expression and the free flow of information is extremely thorny, Courtney C. Radsch, CPJ Advocacy Director, explains.

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How iconic news brand Zeit Online is bonding with millennials

Thu, 2017-03-16 13:41

"We believe that one can't do enough for millennials. With this, we are achieving a rejuvenation of the entire Zeit publishing group," says Zeit Online CEO Christian Röpke.

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Fake Sources and Narratives: Journalism Fights Back

Tue, 2017-03-14 15:30

Times are challenging for news organisations, with false information thriving in the auspicious internet environment, writes Maria Teresa Ronderos, director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism. But the “fake news” scandal isn’t all bad, as it has made it evident that properly answering the public’s need to know what is really going on in their communities takes more than just disseminating journalism under a known brand.

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Middle East Digital Media Awards winners honoured

Mon, 2017-03-13 22:56

Monday night was a big one for Saudi Research & Publishing Co., which took home a whopping 10 of WAN-IFRA's Middle East Digital Media Awards for 2017.

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'We see more success ahead than behind' – dmg media CEO Kevin Beatty

Mon, 2017-03-13 17:01

“If we use the time wisely, we can successfully transition our business and meet the needs of our customers,” Kevin Beatty told participants Monday at WAN-IFRA's 12th Middle East Conference.

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WAN-IFRA surveys gender balance in news organisations

Mon, 2017-03-06 20:48

As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, WAN-IFRA has created the “Gender Reality Check” survey for media houses to take during the month of March.  It explores how the management of media houses can increase women’s leadership and voices in the news, and, how we as an industry can collectively promote gender equality.

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Journalism under fire: challenges of our times

Thu, 2017-03-02 20:15

Traditionally, the news media has been the key generator of journalism for societies. But developments of the last decade are changing this picture.

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Report explores opportunities, limitations of robo-journalism

Thu, 2017-03-02 14:32

While journalists are largely unimpressed with automated journalism in its current state, some news organisations are planning to roll out the technology more widely, a new report finds.

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Three reasons news organisations became conversational

Thu, 2017-03-02 13:08

In this guest post, Kevin Anderson, the author of the Reuters Institute Report "Beyond the Article", shares some insight into the innovative strategies three different news outlets deployed in a bid to connect with their audience.

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