From the Editors Weblog
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.
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.
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.