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Facebook and matters of fact in the post-truth era

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:16

In 2016 media learned the hard way that journalism is in danger of being overwhelmed by rogue politics and a communications revolution that accelerates the spread of lies, misinformation and dubious claims, writes Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network, which today launches a special report Ethics in the News on current ethical challenges to journalists. 

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BBC's Shishkin: 'Three quotes I always use in digital transformation projects'

Mon, 2017-01-09 16:43

Over the past few years I've been involved in a number of digital news change projects at the BBC, either related to workflow changes, reprioritisation of content creation, and I thought it would be helpful to share a few thoughts on how I approach what is undoubtedly one of the hot areas in the news industry, says Dmitry Shishkin, Digital Development Editor, BBC World Service, author of this guest column.

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World Digital Media Awards 2016: Belly Off ‘works out’ and pays off for Media24

Thu, 2017-01-05 11:24

In early 2015, the editors of Men's Health at Media24 in South Africa came up with a way to try to raise some mobile revenue. Essentially the plan was this: Take a popular page from their magazine about workouts and diet plans, expand it and build it into a mobile-first, payment-based service that anyone could use to lose weight and get into better shape and then promote it across all the existing Men's Health platforms: print, digital and social media within South Africa.

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