Journalism is fundamental to a functioning democracy. So as media organizations globally continue to broaden their presence online, we?re eager to play our part on the technology side?experimenting with new ways of presenting news online; providing tools like Google Maps and YouTube Direct to make websites more engaging for readers; and investing heavily in our digital platforms to enable publishers to generate more revenue.
Google Inc has given $2 million to the Knight Foundation, it was announced yesterday, and the search giant has said it will invest $3 million more in journalism projects outside the US, “through a similar partnership.” More details will be available early next year, according to a post on Google’s blog by Nikesh Arora, President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development.
from Editors Weblog – all postings by Grace Donoso
According to a new Nielsen study, news takes the cake as the most popularly viewed type of content on the iPad, Poynter reports. The study, called “Internet Connected Devices,” shows that news is the top content category, with 44 percent of iPad users viewing news regularly. Music comes in second, with 41 percent of users consuming on a regular basis.
The Independent’s new daily i launches today. Billed as the first quality daily to launch in Britain in 25 years, it aims to provide a full news service “in a way that is fully accessible,” Independent deputy editor Adam Leigh told the Editors Weblog. It is not a new paper in terms of content, rather will almost entirely consist of repurposed and repackaged Independent content, presented in a new and more concise format. Media commentator for the GuardianRoy Greenslade described it as “quite simply, a populist alter ego to the Independent.”
Zeit Online editor-in-chief Wolfgang Blau and Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger agreed on the importance of collaborative journalism at their papers at a debate in Berlin last week. Zeit Online, website of German weekly Die Zeit, hosted video clips of the debate on its blog.