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Trust Project launches indicators to promote quality and reliability

Fri, 2017-11-17 11:18

In a bid to revive faith in journalism, leading media companies representing dozens of news sites have begun to display Trust Indicators, which provide clarity on the organizations’ ethics and other standards, the journalists’ backgrounds, and how they do their work. 

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Tamedia’s curation algorithm promising but not a panacea

Thu, 2017-11-16 14:03

Can a machine replace a journalist’s gut feeling? This is the question Swiss media group Tamedia set out to answer when it built an algorithm to potentially take over the curation process for one of its news apps.

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Exploiting the reach and impact publishers represent together

Wed, 2017-11-15 10:38

The last 10 years have seen publishers heading down a path that ends at a destination called "content provider". Media companies know that this is not a viable strategy in the long run because it impairs their ability to sustain and engage an audience, but also because it will further limit their opportunities for future financial growth.

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Lessons on digital transformation from the BBC World Service

Mon, 2017-11-13 13:52

As BBC World Service Digital Development Editor, Dmitry Shishkin sits at the intersection of editorial and technical initiatives, and, together with his colleagues, is in charge of driving the digital transformation of editorial teams around the world.

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Five lessons in innovation I learned from a successful research and design lab

Thu, 2017-11-09 15:29

Digital disruption, declines in traditional revenue streams, and multi-front competition: the news media are struggling to survive and, instead of tending to the causes of the disease, many are shouting for a miracle cure or someone to save them from this valley-of-death. The truth is: it will not happen and inactivity will undoubtedly lead to extinction. Guest poster Anette Novak shares what she's learned from an innovation engine with world-renowned success...

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Journalist resources to keep up with industry developments

Tue, 2017-11-07 14:41

Faced with a complex digital environment, in which more than two billion participants are constantly producing information, journalists —  who are supposed to be at the forefront of news  —  are forced to learn their trade almost from scratch, writes Maria Teresa Ronderos, 
Program on Independent Journalism.

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Fake or real? News orgs help teach kids the difference

Tue, 2017-11-07 10:17

News organizations around the world are finding new ways to show young audiences how to critically examine content for its credibility – and have some fun in the process. Guest poster Aralynn McMane reports.

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We speak up to end violence against journalists

Thu, 2017-11-02 01:58

On the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for violence against journalists (2 November 2017), we, as media and publishers, journalists and media professionals and other members of the media community feel it is time to raise our voice and start speaking up about the violence against our profession.


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Rise up storytellers: killing of journalists cries out for our attention and action

Wed, 2017-11-01 21:33

Daphne Caruana Galicia, Malta. Gauri Lankesh, India. Javier Valdez, Mexico. Three journalists who likely never met each other yet who shared brief moments in the headlines in the last five months after they were murdered doing their jobs. David Callaway, President of the World Editors Forum, takes stock on this.

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2nd November, International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Thu, 2017-10-26 20:37

"... a unique occasion to reflect upon the tremendous consequences that impunity for attacks against journalists has all around the world."

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How Germany’s Bild evaluated Instant Articles

Wed, 2017-10-25 12:31

Editorial freedom? Check. Access to targeting data? Miss. Support for paid content? Maybe. At the end of 2016,, the online edition of the most popular German newspaper, had reached 19.5 million users and amassed about 330,000 digital subscribers to its BILDplus premium-content offer.

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