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