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Solutions Journalism: hub launched to encourage collaboration

Tue, 2016-05-24 16:51

Focusing on rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems, US-based Solutions Journalism Network has re-launched their website today - including an online members-only hub, and a database of solutions stories called the 'Solutions Story Tracker'. 

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La Nacion: leading the way with newsroom change (Part 1)

Tue, 2016-05-24 10:24

La Nacion, one of Argentina's largest newspapers, started a project called 'Nueva Redacción' (English: New Newsroom) two years ago - aiming to transform the entire editorial operation. Carlos Guyot, its Editor-in-Chief, shares his strategy. 

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La Nacion: leading the way on data journalism (Part 2)

Tue, 2016-05-24 10:17

La Nacion's data journalism team, established in 2011, played a key role in investigating the Panama Papers. Led by Hugo Alconada, a team of La Nacion's journalists, supported by its data team, took part in the ICIJ investigation from the very beginning. The World Editors Forum spoke to Carlos Guyot, Editor-in-Chief of La Nacion, one of Argentina's largest newspapers, to find out more.  

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French judge establishes prevalence of freedom of the press on Right to be Forgotten

Mon, 2016-05-23 16:21

RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN: Last week the Superior Court in France, arguably one of the most enthusiastic countries when it comes to Right to be Forgotten, rendered a decision that might have come as a surprise for some. As it turns out, the WAN-IFRA report on the topic, published earlier this year, concluded rightly that "for newspapers there should be little cause for concern”. 
The court decisions commented in this article are available below. With thanks to Carol Umhoefer and Caroline Chancé of DLA Piper Paris. 


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Return of the algorithm: Norwegian publisher tests personalisation

Mon, 2016-05-23 15:46

Giving readers the power to personalise what news content they want displayed on their mobile device is nothing new, but Norway’s Polaris Media has taken personalisation a step further and now lets an algorithm decide what users see on one of its mobile news sites.

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Drones remain largely untapped tool in data journalism arsenal

Fri, 2016-05-20 11:54

Creating an open dialogue in countries that have otherwise barred civilian use of drones, including the United States, UK, and African countries, is essential for the technology’s application to data journalism, says Dickens Olewe, creator of African SkyCAM and Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. 

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Facebook, Google and the exit of Alan Rusbridger from mainstream media

Wed, 2016-05-18 10:40

Alan Rusbridger’s legacy as having led one of the most successful print to digital transformations, taking The Guardian global in the process, is tarnished. The cause? The rapid and unexpected flow of digital advertising to Google and Facebook since his departure as editor a year ago and the continued contraction of print advertising.

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Quartz revenue strategy: ‘We'll do whatever makes sense for the user’

Tue, 2016-05-17 11:06

“What we've tried to do is, rather than think, ‘What are we going to put inside that box?’ we think, ‘What is it the advertiser wants to achieve and how can we create the best user experience in our environment based on that?’ ” says Mia Mabanta of Quartz.

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Are you crazy to launch print products now? Therapy from Dr Mario García

Mon, 2016-05-16 12:16

Editors need to rethink their print products and the place that slower, more laid back journalism can occupy in the rapidly evolving media landscape, says Dr Mario García, CEO of García Media and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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An insider’s view on why people pay for NYT journalism

Wed, 2016-05-11 14:52

The New York Times recently reached a significant milestone: subscribers are now their main source of revenue, not advertising. What makes readers want to pay for the NYT’s journalism? Lydia Polgreen, recently promoted Editorial Director of NYT Global offers her thoughts.

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The New Day: shortest of careers on the newsstands

Tue, 2016-05-10 16:31

The New Day faced an uphill battle from the moment it hit the streets in February. Its commercial failure after just nine weeks has been put down to a combination of factors. Industry analysts give their views on why Trinity Mirror's experiment did not work.

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From failure to success: 24sata's video strategy

Tue, 2016-05-10 11:01

It may have taken Croatia's leading media company, 24sata, a few failed attempts to succeed in video but the tenacity has paid off in a big way.

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Investigation: still an intrinsic, core task of journalism

Mon, 2016-05-09 17:28

N. Ram is one of journalism's big thinkers. In a lecture delivered in Chennai last week, the Chairman of Kasturi & Sons Ltd and Publisher of The Hindu group of newspapers said quality investigations could invigorate and revive trust in professional journalism.

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Robots are no match for Financial Times' journalists

Fri, 2016-05-06 17:41

In a face-off over the writing of a 400-word analysis piece, the Financial Times set up Employment Correspondent Sarah O’Connor to compete against a robot. The battle confirmed the FT's take on robot journalism: It's not the kind of journalism we produce. Senior Editor Sue Matthias tells us more.

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German newspapers and Ai Weiwei join forces for World Press Freedom Day

Tue, 2016-05-03 10:31

At least 200 German newspapers feature artwork from Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei to mark World Press Freedom Day, last Monday.

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3 May – World Press Freedom Day

Mon, 2016-05-02 15:38

"On 3 May, World Press Freedom Day, we appeal for your support and endorsement in our latest campaign to prioritise the safety of journalists - an issue we know is of deep concern to you all."

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DME16 takeaways: questions abound, but answers coming around

Fri, 2016-04-29 13:46

Uncertainty reigns today in digital news publishing and that was evident at Digital Media Europe in Vienna last week. But there was also some true moxy on display. With a little crowdsourcing, here are our takeaways from the event that drew 330 executives from 35 countries.

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The Huffington Post’s three principles of platform publishing

Wed, 2016-04-27 16:44

Liz Heron, Executive Editor at the Huffington Post, ran the journalism partnerships at Facebook for two years after a long career as a Digital Editor at the Washington Post, The New York Times and Wall Street Journal. This experience makes her particularly well-placed to discuss the evolving relationship between platforms and publishers – and its consequences for journalism.

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