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Thinking both ways: What podcasts are teaching traditional text reporters | Poynter
They have a few tips for traditional text reporters working in both platforms on projects:

1. Record as much as you can.

Fowler got that advice from Christopher Goffard, who hosted the Los Angeles Times' podcast "Dirty John." Gofford also told him: "You’ll be surprised at what you want to use, and what you end up using.” Fowler wishes "Carruth" was his second podcast, because there's so much he learned about audio on the way. 

2. Think people.

Much of the Globe's Spotlight work has involved structural or systemic injustice or corruption, but the Hernandez project revolved around one incredibly complex person, which was particularly fruitful for the podcast as well as the text narrative, Allen said.
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yesterday by paulbradshaw
Magazine Readership Rises On Mobile, Dips In Print 10/15/2018
Print and digital magazine media audiences (those on an ereader or app) dropped 7% in August 2018, compared to the same month in 2017.
Web audiences (audiences that consume content from magazine brands on a desktop or laptop) fell 16.8% versus the year prior.
Audiences are increasingly moving from large to small screens: mobile web audiences — unique visitors that visit a site on a mobile device — grew 11.8% this August, compared to August 2017.
mobile  t  s  consumption  stats  magazines 
7 days ago by paulbradshaw
Do more with R: drag-and-drop ggplot | InfoWorld
Do more with R: drag-and-drop ggplot | InfoWorld
R  tutorial  ggplot  t  vis 
7 days ago by paulbradshaw
3,121 desperate journeys: exposing a week of chaos under Trump's zero tolerance | US news | The Guardian
Today the Guardian publishes analysis of documents from more than 3,500 criminal cases filed by border district federal prosecutors during a single week of the zero tolerance policy: 13-19 May.
dj  immigration  guardian  us  documents  t 
7 days ago by paulbradshaw
“New tech offers radio listeners more choice”
“New tech offers radio listeners more choice”
t  radio  onlineaudio  apps 
8 days ago by paulbradshaw
This Birmingham neighbourhood has been named the coolest area in Britain - Birmingham Live
This Birmingham neighbourhood has been named the coolest area in Britain - Birmingham Live
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13 days ago by paulbradshaw
This Election Offered A Window Into WhatsApp's Wild, Sometimes Fact-Free World
Benevenuto said that attempting to track misinformation on WhatsApp has been extremely hard, due to the social network's encryption, but he said the fake news his monitor collected became increasing politicized as the election drew closer.

Over the weekend, the monitor was able to record groups sharing the rumor that Bolsonaro supporters would be turned away from polling stations if they wore any merchandise supporting the candidate. On both Saturday and Sunday, several versions of the rumor were among the top five most shared posts across the 350 public groups.
whatsapp  fakenews  Research  brazil  elections  t 
13 days ago by paulbradshaw
Report: News organisations still favour Facebook despite feeling the pinch of algorithms | Media news
Based on 21 interviews with editors and mangers at 12 newspapers and commercial broadcasters in Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the UK, Private Sector News, Social Media Distribution, and Algorithm Changefound that the impact of the Facebook's algorithm changes has varied amoung news organisations, with those posting more content seeing less decrease in audience interaction – and in some cases, growth.
French publisher Le Monde was found to have been hit the hardest with a 32.5 per cent drop, unlike the 13.6 per cent rise found at The Times.
s  t  fb  research  algorithms 
14 days ago by paulbradshaw
Ban on putting Shetland in a box on maps comes into force - BBC News
Ban on putting Shetland in a box on maps comes into force - BBC News
mapping  Shetland  Scotland  law  t 
16 days ago by paulbradshaw
How news organizations can guide through the “information jungle” » Nieman Journalism Lab
Younger focus group attendees highlighted email newsletters for useful information curation, with six out of the 64 saying they read a morning newsletter almost every day. The subscribers described the value of the newsletters to them as reliably delivered summaries of important news where “you feel like you are talking to a person.” Participants were also not fans of paying for a bundle of news (like, uh…subscribing to a newspaper?) because of time and cost efficiency. The most effective print information, in the majority’s perspective, was a free paper that could be read in its entirety in a 10-minute train ride.
email  research  consumption  infooverload  t  newsletters 
16 days ago by paulbradshaw
Reflections on The Uber Game, one year on
But I think there is still a long way to go before newsgames become an established news format, or a class of content like video or audio. There is a big difference between making one good newsgame because everything happened to have come together in just the right way, versus being able to do so consistently at a high level.
Compared to other formats, newsgames remain complex and expensive to produce. This makes it hard to find sustainable business models to support and scale it beyond one-off or passion projects.
newsgames  FT  uber  s  t  gamejournalism 
16 days ago by paulbradshaw
Spyware hijacks smartphones, threatens journalists around the world - Columbia Journalism Review
Researchers at the Canada-based digital rights group Citizen Lab would later analyze that link and discover it was engineered to infect Barragan’s phone with Pegasus, an advanced exploit that can hijack the microphones and cameras on any smartphone, and slurp up contacts and correspondence. In Barragán’s mind it was clear what had just happened: “The Mexican government wanted to hack me” Barragán told me recently
surveillance  t  Mexico  mobile 
19 days ago by paulbradshaw
'They're attentive': Inside Apple's pitch to wary publishers - Digiday
The Apple News team is headed by Lauren Kern, who left a prominent editor job at New York magazine for Apple last year and whose new title, editor in chief, is straight from the news industry. Kern’s staffers invite publications to pitch stories to be featured in Apple News. The implicit message: We’re just like you, we get it.
applenews  platforms  t 
20 days ago by paulbradshaw
Where does rent hit young people the hardest in Britain? - BBC News
Where does rent hit young people the hardest in Britain? - BBC News
dj  housing  bbcvj  t 
20 days ago by paulbradshaw
Google’s new hands-off approach to AMP fails to satisfy its critics - Columbia Journalism Review
So why is Google now moving to an open governance model? The company says it wants to broaden the level of outside participation, which could be an admission that not enough outlets were signing up to help (although Google says 700 people have made changes). But it could also be a sign the company has lost interest in controlling AMP, now that Instant Articles seems to have fallen by the wayside. Facebook is no longer devoting much to it in the way of resources, and most of the original partners have stopped using it, according to a survey earlier this year by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia. AMP basically won, so there’s less at stake for Google.
amp  opensource  t 
22 days ago by paulbradshaw
It may be ‘data journalism,’ but Julia Angwin’s new site the Markup is nothing like FiveThirtyEight - Recode
There isn’t data on some of these really important questions,” Angwin said on the latest episode of Recode Media. “We would like to collect data, sort of at scale, not just a few anecdotal interviews, but as best we can bigger data sets about these questions.”
That makes the not-yet-launched Markup’s form of “data journalism” different from outlets like FiveThirtyEight, which analyze existing data sets and make predictions about topics ranging from political elections to Major League Baseball. “That’s totally legitimate and awesome work,” Angwin said, but once the new site launches in early 2019 she and her team will be proactively building new data sets — something she and her co-founder Jeff Larson previously did at ProPublica — in the interest of investigative journalism.
dj  baddata  markup  newdata  t 
25 days ago by paulbradshaw
£40k spent hiding how rarely northern powerhouse minister visited north | Politics | The Guardian
internal communications revealed by subsequent Guardian FoI requests show that despite spending £40,000 trying to stymie the release of information, the government knew as early as March 2016 it had little chance of preventing the information being made public.
foieg  foi  t 
25 days ago by paulbradshaw
“50 Must Read websites and newsletters for journalists and students interested in the media, tech…”
“50 Must Read websites and newsletters for journalists and students interested in the media, tech…”
newsletter  media  s  t 
25 days ago by paulbradshaw
Data Journalism and the Law - Columbia Journalism Review
Data Journalism and the Law - Columbia Journalism Review
law  dj  t 
27 days ago by paulbradshaw
Why I’m done with Chrome – A Few Thoughts on Cryptographic Engineering
From now on, every time you log into a Google property (for example, Gmail), Chrome will automatically sign the browser into your Google account for you. It’ll do this without asking, or even explicitly notifying you. (However, and this is important: Google developers claim this will not actually start synchronizing your data to Google — yet. See further below.)
Your sole warning — in the event that you’re looking for it — is that your Google profile picture will appear in the upper-right hand corner of the browser window. I noticed mine the other day:
chrome  privacy  google  Security  s  t 
28 days ago by paulbradshaw
Birmingham Press Club Debate: Why Birmingham should win new Channel 4 HQ — Birmingham Press Club
Birmingham Press Club Debate: Why Birmingham should win new Channel 4 HQ — Birmingham Press Club
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28 days ago by paulbradshaw
Our 2019 challenges: Voice, Video and new Visual Journalism
Voice and Voice AI are the obvious topic for 2019. All the editors who I met in the last six months have become obsessed with smart speakers offered by Amazon, Google and Apple. There are already 47 million smart speakers next to people’s couches in the United States and there are 220 million adults in the country. According to Chartbeat, this number could double in the next six months. It means this mass phenomenon will very soon have a serious impact on how news will be consumed. Who will be the winners of this new battle? Big conglomerates, local news providers, or infotainment companies? What will the speed of adoption be in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa? It seems obvious that countries with strong public or private broadcasters will be at the top of the evolution, but what about new agile players?
voice  visjournalism  ai  s  t 
29 days ago by paulbradshaw
bellingcat - How to Scrape Interactive Geospatial Data - bellingcat
bellingcat - How to Scrape Interactive Geospatial Data - bellingcat
scraping  maps  tutorial  t 
4 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
The Guardian is getting into the daily news podcast game — here’s what it learned the last time it tried » Nieman Journalism Lab
podcast awareness here lags behind the U.S. According to RAJAR, the official body that measures radio audiences in the U.K., 11 percent of U.K. adults listened to a podcast in the first quarter of 2018, whereas this year’s Infinite Dial report put monthly podcast listening in the U.S. at 26 percent.
s  podcasting  guardian  t  stats  consumption 
4 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
These two chatbots will help you on your day-to-day work | dinfografia
Andrés Jiménez presents Facterbot as the first fact-checker chatbot on Facebook Messenger that helps to detect false stories on the internet. You can subscribe to occasional notifications, read a summary within the app or click on a call to action button to know more about it.
bots  factchecking  mcrosas  t 
5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Call for Participation – Computation + Journalism Symposium 2019
Call for Participation – Computation + Journalism Symposium 2019
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5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
A new Snapchat feature lets publishers create live stories out of users' posts - Digiday
Snap is launching a new feature that will let media companies access public posts made by Snapchat users and package them into editions centering on live events, breaking news and other topics.
The feature is called Curated Our Stories and is an extension of Snapchat’s public live stories, 
curation  Snapchat  ugc  t  cos  tools 
5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
How to spot misleading crime reporting - Full Fact
You may have heard criticism of police recorded crime statistics, with some saying that they should never be used, in favour of Crime Survey figures. Some of the criticism is valid, and in 2014 police recorded crime statistics lost their “national statistic” badge , a quality hallmark, while the Crime Survey statistics are still classified as such.
However that doesn’t mean that police recorded figures are useless. They just need to be used appropriately, and in line with guidance from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which publishes the data. Similarly, the Crime Survey figures also have limits—for example data on fraud and computer misuse has only recently started to be regarded as reliable, and so the ONS says long term trends about these crime types can’t be made yet.
crime  statistics  t 
5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
BBC to Launch Weekly News Show on Facebook Watch in U.S. | Hollywood Reporter
Cut Through the Noise will be a made-for-mobile show that will tackle a different issue each week, presented from BBC News' Washington, D.C., bureau or from the field. It will be the first program from a non-U.S. publisher to be carried on Facebook's nascent service, since it was announced in 2017.
bbc  watch  fb  onlineVideo  s  t 
5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Bureau wins landmark press freedom case at the European Court of Human Rights — The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
The case, will force the government to review how it intercepts journalists’ communications and to put better safeguards in place to ensure that a journalist can continue to properly protect their sources.
surveillance  law  bij  t  s 
5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Measuring the unmeasured with data
On top of numerous interviews, Adams used a series of data sets to show that the situation she was describing did not concern just one institution or one region, but the whole of the country, and that the failings were caused by the business practices of a company, in this case UHS. By contrast, 19th-century Bly never once used any statistic to make her case. More strikingly, in the heated exchanges that followed the publication of Bly’s investigation, her adversaries did not bring in data either, preferring to focus on details of her stay at the asylum.3
dj  chapter  book  nicolaskb  nodata  t 
5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Audience engagement could be key to a more satisfied newsroom: 4 takeaways to consider | RJI
In a recent survey of more than 100 journalists, I found that journalists are more satisfied and find their work more meaningful and significant when they practiced audience engagement, which I defined as using social media and analytics, as part of their job.
engagement  t  Research  Analytics  sm  jobsatisfaction 
5 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Home Office takes years to answer information requests - BBC News
The BBC's request was only answered after the Home Office was instructed to do so by the Information Commissioner, who intervened when we complained that the department had not replied.

The Home Office admits that its delay in some cases has been "unacceptable". In the past it has been censured by the Information Commissioner's Office over its slow handling of FOI applications, which the ICO has described as "extremely lengthy", "particularly severe" and "inexplicable and unjustifiable".

However Elizabeth Denham, the commissioner, faces criticism from openness campaigners for not taking stronger action over these persistent failings. The Campaign for Freedom of Information says "the ICO has been asleep on the job".
ico  foi  homeoffice  t 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
How the UK government uses open data | Data | Computerworld UK
The government provides lists of information on GOV.UK Registers, which different public bodies can use to design and build services. The platform is designed to provide a reliable source of up to date government data that is quick and easy to source and doesn't require data cleansing. The registers range from allergens referenced in Food Standards Agency food safety alerts to lists of Jobcentre offices. They have been used to create the Cabinet Office's GOV.UK Pay system and the Parliamentary Digital Servoice's E-petitions service.
opendata  uk  t 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
11 Facebook page optimizations for small publishers
11 Facebook page optimizations for small publishers
fb  smo  pages  s  t 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Lessons from an SMS newsletter (aka ‘textletter’)…”
Overly long messages don’t look good in messaging environments. And extended conversations should be kept to a minimum if you want people to complete them. But that also means giving community members what they need right away and building a conversation that will meet your goals even if its not completed.
email  newsletters  sms  mobile  chat  t 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Research Study: Only 1 in 3 publishers see a clear traffic boost from AMP - Chartbeat Blog
In sum, the prospect of AMP may not be positive for all publishers. Though the technology offers rightly lauded fast page loads, and potential opportunities in new products, with only 34% of publishers seeing a clear boost in traffic and some facing substantial monetization challenges, implementing AMP may come at a high cost for publishers. Those publishers facing revenue challenges might be better served by optimizing their implementation setup on AMP rather than relying on a traffic boost to solve these monetization challenges.

We welcome you to read the complete study and let us know your take.
amp  Research  t  seo 
7 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists
Working grants for mixed teams of African, Asian and European journalists
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7 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
“New from Anchor: the first audio editing tools built specifically for podcasting”
“New from Anchor: the first audio editing tools built specifically for podcasting”
anchor  tools  editing  t  s  mobile  onlineaudio  podcasting 
7 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
“Using long-form journalism to remind readers why local newsrooms matter”
“Using long-form journalism to remind readers why local newsrooms matter”
longform  localjournalism  t 
7 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
How The Wall Street Journal is revamping its newsletters — and trying to add some whimsy » Nieman Journalism Lab
Inviting readers to share their thoughts in a two-way exchange isn’t a new concept either, but not many publishers’ newsletters actually allow subscribers to easily contact their writers. Now, all migrated newsletters have a designated Journal editor in the reply-to field, and Dooling has been helping editors get the hang of managing the responses. “I’ve got 12 years of community managing experience. I always get questions about commenting platforms and that sort of thing, but it’s interesting how you can build community so much into email,” she said.
email  wsj  t  s 
10 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Facebook Is Asked to Change Rules for Journalists and Scholars - The New York Times
They want Facebook to create a news-gathering exception to its bans on creating inauthentic accounts and on using automated tools that scrape public data about users for large-scale analysis.
fb  osint  law  t 
10 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Police forced to reveal info on mass mobile phone spying, following Cable investigation | The Bristol Cable
Police will now have to share the legislation, codes of practice, and marketing materials related to IMSI-catchers. A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police confirmed that the force will comply with the ICO’s decision.
The ICO did however rule that police could withhold internal policies, as well as contracts and other records regarding use of the surveillance technology.
surveillance  bristolcable  t  imsi  mobile  police  ico 
10 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
BBC Academy - How do I make 360 videos?
BBC Academy - How do I make 360 videos?
360  vr  tutorial  t 
11 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Listen up! How to launch and grow a hit podcast
Listen up! How to launch and grow a hit podcast
podcasting  t  mooc 
11 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Vogue announces first-ever podcast series
Contributing editor Steve McQueen commented, "This project has been bubbling in my mind for a number of years. I wanted to talk to people about the way they look and how that has impacted their lives. How do they perceive themselves? How did they become aware of their beauty? How do they use their appearance professionally and privately? I was interested in how one's looks affect one's life. How one falls in love, how one is employed or how one is discriminated against. How simply being attractive in certain people's eyes can lead to wealth and fortune, by having one's eyes, nose, lips and cheeks in a certain position, by being of a certain height, weight and "race". The idea of people talking about their appearance was, for me, fascinating. To know one's face is like studying a painting, especially as you are the only one who can't see yourself. You need mirrors and pictures and other people to make you aware of your looks. How does that translate back into one's sense of self? For this intimate project it was essential to bypass the visual and that's why I liked the format of a podcast, which more than any medium is about description, memory and, at times, a leap of faith."
podcast  Magazines  t  fashion 
11 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Making it easier to discover data in Search
Based on feedback from 30 of the top data journalists in the world, we identified an opportunity to improve how tabular data appears in Google Search and in doing so make it easier for all people to find the data they’re looking for. It works like this: news organizations that publish data in the form of tables can add additional structured data to make the dataset parts of the page easier to identify for use in relevant Search features. One of the participants, ProPublica has been testing the structured data on its interactive databases (for example, on its Non-profits Explorer).
Google  dj  search  t  SEO 
11 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Sky Views: White and privileged - the dilemma facing newsrooms
Kumba came to Sky News via an apprenticeship scheme for which we only considered those without a university education. The benefits of that approach were evident on our screens last week. But that year, many more people still found their way into the newsroom the common and more expensive way.
If we're going to solve that newsroom dilemma, that will have to change.
sky  diversity  t  journalism 
11 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Teens trust Instagram for news because they can engage in discussion and debate
Teen flop-account admins and followers said they found information on flop accounts to be far more reliable because it could be crowdsourced and debated. “You don’t want to read things in a newspaper, because that’s filtered. That’s not interactive,” Alma said. “Flop accounts, you can comment, ask questions, and you usually get replies.”
Instagram  trust  sm  s  t  flop  consumption 
12 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Better Radio Experiences: Prototypes, Hackdays and Evaluation - BBC R&D
frustration for designers is that if you show an app to someone to get their opinion and it looks like it's finished, they will critique the appearance and not the functionality. In this particular project, we were not interested in whether a button on a screen should be a certain colour, but whether the underlying feature is worth putting more time and effort into.
We wanted to explore the finding that a typical experience of listening to music for our group was to keep one large playlist on their phone and skip the songs they didn't want to listen to right now as they came up. The idea of skipping parts of audio in an Object-Based Media world is a very rich one - you could skip songs, but also topics, segments of shows or particular people speaking. Or all speaking but keep the music. Or everything above a certain tempo. And so on.
onlineaudio  BBC  apps  innovation  t 
12 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
From Podcasts to Social Audio: 7 Innovations in Audio Storytelling - Global Investigative Journalism Network
From Podcasts to Social Audio: 7 Innovations in Audio Storytelling - Global Investigative Journalism Network
onlineaudio  history  T  s 
12 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Why Do People Share Fake News? A Sociotechnical Model of Media Effects – Georgetown Law Technology Review
fact-checking best resembles a movement for reform within journalism, particularly in a moment when many journalists and members of the public believe that news coverage of the 2016 election contributed to the loss of Hillary Clinton. However, fact-checking (and another frequently-proposed solution, media literacy) is ineffectual in many cases and, in other cases, may cause people to “double-down” on their incorrect beliefs, producing a backlash effect.
research  factchecking  backfireeffect  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
How to beat LinkedIn: The Game | The Outline
How to beat LinkedIn: The Game | The Outline
linkedin  game  t  sm 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Doing good data science - O'Reilly Media
We already have good standards for data ethics. The ACM’s code of ethics, which dates back to 1993, is clear, concise, and surprisingly forward-thinking; 25 years later, it’s a great start for anyone thinking about ethics. The American Statistical Association has a good set of ethical guidelines for working with data. So, we’re not working in a vacuum.
dj  ethics  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
PhD in geospatial visualisation and urban analytics - UCD Dublin
PhD in geospatial visualisation and urban analytics - UCD Dublin
ojjobs  phd  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
UK spies broke law for 15 years, but what can you do? shrugs judge • The Register
Privacy International, the charity which first brought this case two years ago, lost its attempt to overturn an earlier ruling that legal oversight of GCHQ's bulk spying regime was fit for purpose. It also failed to have the agencies' dragnet surveillance practices declared incompatible with Article 8 of the EU Convention on Human Rights, which is a privacy right.
surveillance  t  gchq 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Stats, Maps n Pix: A Review of OS Open Zoomstack
the examples above involved me uploading the vector tile set to Mapbox and doing a little bit of tweaking, the maps below simply involved downloading the data as a single file GeoPackage, loading it up in QGIS, re-ordering the layers, and then applying style files. You can find the instructions for this in the documentation and if you're an experienced QGIS user it'll be really easy. Even though the whole lot is about 10.6GB, it works very quickly for me on the machines I've tested it on.

This new release from Ordnance Survey is a also a nice demonstration of why the GeoPackage is - shudder - the future for geospatial data. No offence to Professor Shapefile, it's just the way things seem to be moving and this use case, for me, provides a good example that helps demonstrate where the GeoPackage has real advantages over the Shapefile. But I'm not here to talk about that right now.
qgis  os  mapping  tools  t  shapefiles  geopackage 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
The hit podcast In the Dark is bringing “meaningful interactions” — and money — to the investigation » Nieman Journalism Lab
There’s little argument over whether In the Dark is a quality podcast. Some listeners feel it’s even worth $50 to join a Facebook group for it.

That’s one way that American Public Media is fundraising for In the Dark, the investigative/true crime podcast hosted by Madeleine Baran (and named as one of the best podcasts of 2018 by our podcasting expert Nicholas Quah of Hot Pod, with accolades from critics at Vox as well). In its two months of existence, more than 250 people have joined the group, which is for donors only. (And $50 is only the minimum donation.)

“I’m a millennial, so I’ve been focusing more on experiences for listeners and how they can dive deeper into the programs they love,” said Emily Kittleson, APM’s national fundraising manager. She said more than 1,000 people have donated to In the Dark this season (a “big increase in donations” compared to the first), and the number of donors in the group is comparable to how many would actually accept a material incentive, like a mug or a tote bag.
Podcasts  bm  fb  cm  donations  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Our cheatsheet for hosting communities of practice (& why there is no cutting corners when convening people) — The Membership Puzzle Project
We then used this model to bring together the Join the Beat communityof 11 reporters from nine news organizations based in the United States, Canada, Scotland, and the Netherlands. We brought on Melanie Sill, an experienced news leader, who was eager to work with reporters to try to improve the quality and relevance of their journalism through “reporting with” approaches tapping their audience members’ interests and expertise. For this group we hosted a call for applicants through social media and word of mouth, and we asked reporters to write brief pitches about their ideas for reaching existing and potential sources and communities to “join the beat.”
cm  communitiesofpractice  guidelines  community  diversity  t  s 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Does factchecking have a women problem? - Full Fact
Some surveys have shown that women are more likely to say they avoid news than men and that women may have less political knowledge than men in countries around the world, although there is still an ongoing debate about why this is.
gender  factchecking  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
FastCharts — Changing the FT Newsroom, One Tool at a Time
One of the main features which gives FastCharts more depth is the Chart Library. This allows users to save, share and retrieve charts and data, and it works with the separate API we created as part of the rebuild. The API has taken on a life of its own and we now see it as a completely separate product, allowing developers to create a custom UI in other projects which access the Chart Library. A recent example was on a CMS discovery project we’re currently working on. We are now able to connect to the API and use it to search for and insert charts straight into articles
vis  ft  tools  cms  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Poverty link to early death 'scandalous' - BBC News
Poverty link to early death 'scandalous' - BBC News
bbcsdu  dj  poverty  health  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
American Conservatives Played A Secret Role In The Macedonian Fake News Boom Ahead Of 2016
But after reviewing social media posts, government records, domain registry information, and archived versions of fake news sites, as well as interviewing key players, BuzzFeed News, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, and the Investigative Reporting Lab Macedonia can now reveal that Veles’ political news industry was not started spontaneously by apolitical teens.

Rather, it was launched by a well-known Macedonian media attorney, Trajche Arsov — who worked closely with two high-profile American partners for at least six months during a period that overlapped with Election Day.
buzzfeed  occrp  fakenews  politics  whois  archives  osint  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
The Washington Post is starting a channel on Amazon-owned Twitch - Digiday
The channel will kick off with two shows. One is live news coverage hosted by video reporter Libby Casey, starting July 16 with a livestream covering President Trump’s meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, with the frequency to be determined by the news cycle. The other is a series starting July 19 called “Playing Games with Politicians” where political reporter David Weigel will interview prominent politicians (Rep. Matt Gaetz, Sen. Corey Booker and Rep. Suzan DelBene are confirmed for the first season) while they play video games.
onlinevideo  twitch  platforms  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
54 newsrooms, 9 countries, and 9 core ideas: Here’s what two researchers found in a yearlong quest for journalism innovation » Nieman Journalism Lab
news media most successful at creating and maintaining ties with their readers, users, listeners and viewers will increasingly be media that dare challenge some of the journalist dogmas of the last century: the dogma of arm’s length; the dogma of neutrality; the dogma of objectivity; the belief that journalists have a special ability to find and choose what is important for citizens. And not least: the basic idea, that journalism is primarily about transporting news and information from A to B.
innovation  bm  research  t  s  cm  objectivity  membership  intrapreneurship 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
A new hope: AI for news media | TechCrunch
machine learning can be utilized to create new forms of interaction between people, journalists and the newsroom. Automatically moderated commenting is just one example already in use today. Think if it would be possible to build interactions directly on the lock screen that let the journalists better understand the way content is consumed, simultaneously capturing in real time the emotions conveyed by the story.
ai  ml  t  personalisation  comments 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News : NPR
Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News : NPR
russia  twitter  fakenews  disinformation  t 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Instagram Explains How Its Algorithm Works in New Briefing | Social Media Today
The algorithm does not favor image or video posts – as noted above, this is based on each user’s behaviour

There’s no reach penalty for posting too often, though it may see some of your posts interspersed with updates from other users to avoid people seeing streams of your content

The algorithm gives no preference to personal or business accounts – they are all ranked equally
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july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Conversations with data: How to tell stories with open data
What you said
 
The term ‘open data’ might imply that it’s readily available, but it was clear from your submissions that accessing relevant data isn’t without its challenges.
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july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Take our playbook: NPR’s guide to building immersive storytelling projects | NPR Training
This post provides an introduction to Hypothesis-Driven Design, as well as our step-by-step guide for taking projects from concept to completion. The guide, which you can view in Google Docs at n.pr/hdd or download as a PDF, is geared toward folks with experience leading digital storytelling projects and includes recommended roles and responsibilities on an HDD team as well as templates for each step to help you get started.
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july 2018 by paulbradshaw
NGOs as Newsmakers | Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Matthew Powers, of the University of Washington, argues that while these efforts have changed and expanded traditional news practices and coverage, NGOs are still dependent upon traditional political and media elites.
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july 2018 by paulbradshaw
The road to growth: How The Times (UK) reaches 500k subscribers milestone - Digiday
The Times’ “digital butler” is also learning when is the right time registered-access users want to receive messages and then sending out personalized emails, born out of predictive data models that judge when the highest probability of subscribing is. It will extend this to push notifications, text messages and social channels over time.

“If you’re seeing messaging from us because you read about Brexit, do we make that general messaging or relevant messaging, and can we then get you to sign up to [political daily newsletter] Red Box?” said Duncan. “We’re constantly learning what our conversion targets could be, it’s something we’re constantly looking to improve and it’s gradually ticking up.”
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july 2018 by paulbradshaw
Full Fact Remote Volunteering, expression of interest.
Full Fact Remote Volunteering, expression of interest.
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july 2018 by paulbradshaw
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