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Webinar recap: How the BBC is using WhatsApp to boost engagement

Wed, 2015-07-29 12:58

“We very much started from a completely blank page because there weren’t any other news organisations doing this stuff at the time. We didn’t have anything to compare ourselves against or to see what was working elsewhere or not working and adapt accordingly,” said Trushar Barot, Mobile Editor at BBC World Service, on the BBC's integration of WhatsApp as a new method of reporting.

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Italy leads the way with Internet Bill of Rights

Wed, 2015-07-29 12:45

On 28 July the Italian Chamber of Deputies introduced a Declaration of Internet Rights, making Italy the first European country to produce such a document.

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Trends in Newsrooms: The Podcasting Revolution

Wed, 2015-07-29 12:28

Listen up: there is a renaissance that needs your attention. Julie Posetti and Siobhan McHugh unpack the revival of interest in audio storytelling in this excerpt from our recently published "Trends in Newsrooms 2015" report.

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Trends in Newsrooms: Analytics, audience development and the newsroom

Tue, 2015-07-21 11:32

The increasing use and sophistication of analytical programmes to help editors understand where the audience is, what it wants to consume and when and what it responds to, is complemented by the arrival of the 'growth team' in newsrooms. But numbers mean nothing without insight. Federica Cherubini explains. 

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World Young Reader Prizes: 5 takeaways from winning newsrooms

Tue, 2015-07-21 10:45

Each year we honor and share the most innovative case studies from news organisations that are successfully connecting with young readers. There are lessons to be drawn from this year's winners writes Aralynn McMane, WAN-IFRA's Executive Director of Youth Engagement and News Literacy.

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Chasing Clicks: Metrics Should Support A Strategy, Not Be A Strategy

Wed, 2015-07-15 13:07

On July 5, 1989, a pilot episode of a new sitcom called The Seinfeld Chronicles aired on NBC. It received good, but not great, ratings for the time, coming in second on the night overall. The network debated whether or not to purchase more episodes; during testing, audiences did not understand this program’s format or connect with its characters, and network executives’ previous experiences told them it would skew to a small, urban audience and never reach national popularity. Matt Boggie, Executive Director of The New York Times Company's Research and Development Lab, tells the story.

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Trends in Newsrooms: Journalism after Charlie

Tue, 2015-07-14 11:48

Six months after the deadly attack on the Paris newsroom of Charlie Hebdo, editors, journalists and publishers face significant challenges around safety, the publishing of satirical cartoons and the reporting of religion. Alexandra Waldhorn and Julie Posetti consider the longer term ethical, editorial and managerial responses in this the fourth excerpt from the 2015 Trends in Newsrooms report.

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Thinking about 2025: scenarios for the future of journalism

Thu, 2015-07-09 16:00

There has been significant global interest in the set of Dutch scenarios about what journalism might look like in 2025 (available here). Is there value in trying to visualize possible futures, given the fast pace, unpredictable change in media and technology, or is it just day dreaming? Cherilyn Ireton investigates.

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How a new form of global journalism was created

Tue, 2015-07-07 10:15

“Anatomy of a Global Investigation: Collaborative, Data-Driven, Without Borders tells the story of the creation of a new form of global journalism. Journalists everywhere should be aware of the world’s largest journalistic collaborations, and see what is possible today despite digital disruption and traditional media meltdown, writes study author Bill Buzenberg in this guest blog.

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Trends In Newsrooms: The rise of the robots

Mon, 2015-07-06 12:29

Welcome to your automated news future, where low-value or formulaic content is produced by algorithms, not journalists. Jake Evans reports on the growing trend to automate report writing.

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