Journalism agenda: “Majority of Journalists Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Social Media”

A recent survey by Oglivy PR revealed social media’s role in the increasingly dynamic landscape of modern media communications.
Co-operatives: redefining local journalism?

Local media is marked by monopolised ownership and a consistent decline in availability and quality. With over 400 members, the Bristol Cable is a local media co-operative bucking the trend through common ownership, challenging investigations and multimedia.

Image of first edition of Bristol Cable newspaper.


Our colleagues at Nieman Reports have a new piece up on an important question: how to deter doxxing. (“The practice of publicly posting private information (home addresses, phone numbers, credit card and Social Security details) which can be used to threaten or otherwise harass an individual.”) Reporter Rose Eleveth outlines some of the steps you or your news organization can take to reduce the chances of it happening to you:

A little teamwork between NPR and some member stations is helping raise money for future public media projects. According to Current, more than $4 million has been raised in the last year by NPR working with over 40 stations in cities like San Francisco, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Boston, and New York.

A new report from NewsWhip has found that The Huffington Post was the most shared content publisher on Facebook in June. BuzzFeed came in second, along with many of the other usual suspects like Fox News, CNBC, Yahoo and The Guardian – but most interestingly, clickbait and sensationalized content-style sites continue to rank well, alongside their more serious news rivals.
Online Exclusive: Media in the Transition to Democracy and Digital Journalism

By Huyen NguyenTrung Bui, a lecturer and TV producer from Vietnam, and Unruu Lkhanaa, a senior lecturer from Mongolia, joined each other to present about media in transition Thursday afternoon.
“I first planned to present about the role of journalism in modern societies, including Vietnam and the United States. But at a second thought, I switched to a more general view of Vietnam and current media issues,” said Bui in an interview following his heavily visual presentation.

How does the business of podcasts look to the people running it? A new survey suggests that even as interest in podcasts increases, much of the growth of the business is coming from existing listeners rather than new listeners. And podcasters are concerned about finding new audiences and monetizing.

The Trib is looking for members.

On Monday, The Salt Lake Tribune launched a membership program that was first announced last week. Described as being for frequent visitors to the newspaper’s website (this reporter first saw the popup invitation to become a member after visiting three pages on the site), buying into the Tribune’s $9.99-per-month premium membership will allow readers to access an advertising-free and invitations to a new monthly event series the newspaper is planning. A scaled-down $4.99 per month contribution will secure the invitations but keep the ads.

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