From the Editors Weblog
It's International Women's Day and here at the World Editors Forum we're focused on the ongoing challenges facing women in the news business, as they climb the editorial management ladder. Our editor Julie Posetti asked the Head of Operations at the Financial Times, Lisa Macleod - the FT's former Managing Editor - to explain how she chipped the glass ceiling.
Live tweeting court cases is now the business of mainstream journalism in many countries. And the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa is no exception. But what can we learn about journalistic Twitter practice from analysing the feeds of reporters embedded in the Pretoria court room?
Livestreaming industry leader Ustream has revealed to WAN-IFRA that it has supported three user groups in Ukraine to the tune of $900,000, with three of its most popular channels achieving approximately 60 million views together. William Pimlott examines the role of Ustream in this third installment of our Reporting Kiev series.
"Journalistic integrity can flourish or suffocate under any of the major business models," Bill Keller writes in an exclusive post for the Editors Weblog. Here he assesses the implications for philanthropic journalism of the recent Greenwald-Ames spat. Keller, former Executive Editor of the New York Times, is Editor-In-Chief of the start-up The Marshall Project - an independent website dedicated to covering the US criminal justice system.
Bill Keller, former executive editor of the New York Times and now himself editor of an independent journalism project dedicated to criminal justice issues, has entered the debate over philanthropic journalism triggered by an online spat between journalists Glenn Greenwald and Mark Ames.
Digital revenues at The Guardian have risen from £55 million to £70 million.
The German editor who bought his own magazine and made it profitable, told WAN-IFRA earlier this week that "Only a few editors-in-chief can really think entrepreneurially." It was a thought-provoking statement from Impulse editor-proprietor, Nikolaus Förster. So, we decided to push him a litter harder on the inter-related themes of entrepreneurialism and profitability in this second interview installment.
The enormous reach of social media at the Sochi Winter Olympics saw more opportunities for advertisers leveraging athletes’ social media accounts. For the first time, companies started emphasizing social media activity in their contracts with Olympic athletes.
According to a report written today by Ricardo Bilton at Digiday, Business Insider intends to launch a UK edition of its website. Digiday reports that 12 staff will be recruited and an office set up in London. Business Insider follows other US online outlets such as The Huffington Post and BuzzFeed who have also recently launched UK editions.
The level and concentration of video live-streaming from Independence Square marked the trend out in Kiev and signalled a shift in the live-reporting of crises. But who are these live-streamers and how do they do their work?
Kevin Lau, the former editor of Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao, was stabbed early this morning. The attack occurred in broad daylight and followed a rally on Sunday where thousands marched in the streets to denounce censorship. A central cause for the march was the sacking of Lau the previous month.
Some ex-editors post bitter recriminations about the corruption of their countries' governments, others seem resigned to a changing media world. Few, if any, however, take the radical change in career direction that ex-Telegraph Editor Tony Gallagher revealed two days ago in a series of scintillating tweets.
UNESCO is seeking the input of editors as it investigates privacy and freedom of expression online.
Naspers CEO and recent billionaire Koos Bekker is to retire and spend a year travelling looking for the next big thing, before becoming chairman of the group next year. A press release from Naspers reports that Bekker “...intends to travel widely and research where the group’s next spurt of growth may come from, once ecommerce has reached maturity.”
In the past few weeks there has been a spate of editor changes in newsrooms across the world. In Spain the national Madrid-based dailies El País and El Mundo, as well as Barcelona-based La Vanguardia, all changed editors, while there have also been new appointments in Argentina, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.