From the Editors Weblog
The ability to watch someone being murdered on social media is unfortunately not new. We have ISIS to thank for that. But did this week's game-like video, filmed down the barrel of a gun, mark a new moment in our relationship with, and acceptance of what is shared on social media?
Indonesia's Kompas Daily credits a need to keep improving as the reason why it does the kinds of actions that made it this year's World Young Reader News Publisher of the Year.
"I do detect something like a revival of the printed word among publishers," says Hermann Petz, the CEO of the Austrian regional newspaper Tiroler Tagezeitung. "The either-or mentality between printed and online media, which we have been able to observe in the last few years, has lost momentum."
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has signed off on a $4.7 million grant to promote data journalism in Africa. The pilot programme will initially run in three regional ‘hub’ nations – South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria and includes the setting up of a cadet school in Cape Town. Glenda Nevill reports.
The significant traffic to our recent webinar and blog about how the BBC is using WhatsApp to boost engagement justifies the focus on Chat Apps as one of the 2015 Trends in Newsrooms to watch. Here, in this excerpt from the report, Jake Evans looks at the innovative ways newsrooms are using chat apps.
Twenty-one Danish boys and girls are spending this week in a journalism boot camp as part of a project that aims to teach them how to be reporters, writes Aralynn McMane, WAN-IFRA's Executive Director of Youth Engagement and News Literacy.
Japanese newspaper company Nikkei’s announcement on 23 July that it would purchase the Financial Times Group, surprised everyone in the media world, above all the Japanese. In this guest blog, Ginko Kobayashi, a London-based journalist, looks at the reaction in Japan.
By Ginko Kobayashi
Back in 2013 we visited the new BuzzFeed U.K. team – just three people in a co-working space in White Bear Yard in Clerkenwell, London. Now, as their U.K. newsroom team grows to more than 50 editorial staff, we look back for the secrets to their success.
Leading from the top, forging alliances, flagging sexist practices, and providing training to help female journalists tackle ‘cybermisogyny’ are important steps being undertaken globally in an effort to achieve real progress in the struggle for gender equality and women’s empowerment in newsrooms, reports Julie Posetti.