Journalism agenda: In 2016 Mobile continues its takeover…

The State of the News Media 2016: Mobile continues its takeover

Facebook, Snapchat, and other social platforms have dominated conversations around journalism over the past year. While publishers have flocked to tools like Facebook Live, Instant Articles, and Snapchat Discover to reach new audiences, they’ve also worried about changing revenue models and the threats platforms pose to their businesses.

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Twenty-eight per cent of 18-24 year-olds surveyed said social media is their main source of news, surpassing television for the first time
Ireland’s largest media group has improved its business with a platform-neutral newsroom and new production techniques

Trust has always been central to journalism and news organisations – without trust, why would audiences pay for a newspaper?

Of all media, print has been hit hardest by the online revolution, and with its demise has come a steady erosion of trust among audiences in the news they consume.

The Engaging News Project analysed more than 9 million comments published on The New York Times website between 2007 and 2013
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Tumblr, misunderstood by its owner Yahoo, a trove for BuzzFeed, and the once-safe haven of weird teens all over the world, is opening up to live video.

Tumblr itself has been quiet about the development, save for several Tumblr posts at (first noticed by David Chartier and later reported on by TechCrunch). On Tuesday, it posted a formal update, announcing that by the end of the day users will be able to broadcast live “directly into your followers’ dashboards.” There’s no mention, of course, of Twitter’s Periscope, or of Facebook Live, where many are already live broadcasting.

In the early hours of June 12, a gunman opened fire on an LGBTI+ nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing at least 49 people and leaving another 53 injured. The performers that night were trans latinx women. This wasn’t an isolated incident.

The same day, a trans woman was shot in Pakistan. Another shooting of a trans woman occurred in Pakistan on May 22. She was shot eight times and denied treatment in hospital until she died four days later. Back in the US, a trans man was savagely beaten in Vermont on the same day. He died a week later. On May 13, a trans woman was beaten in Brooklyn. On April 28, a trans woman wasphysically and verbally attacked on a train in New York.

Publishers are urged to focus on their audience’s ‘user experience’, as WAN-IFRA’s latest annual report shows audiences continue to contribute to the majority of daily revenues for news media companies

A Facebook executive said Tuesday that she expects the social platform will probably be “all video” in five years.

Videos are now viewed 8 billion times daily on Facebook, up from 1 billion a year ago, Nicola Mendelsohn, Facebook’s vice president for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, said at a Fortune conference in London.

Breaking News wants you to use its app to share news tips with its editors — and other users

Less than a minute after a 5.2-magnitude earthquake shook Southern California at 1:04 a.m. on June 10, tips began pouring into the Breaking News app.


The Huffington Post’s new product head wants to help readers take action on the stories they read

One of the hallmarks of Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post ownership is the broad spirit of experimentation that has taken over the company. The Post over the past few years has operated essentially as a startup, rapidly building and iterating new products even if there’s a strong chance they will fail.

Much has changed since Chris Stone first joined Sports Illustrated in 1992.

undefinedWhile SI was once focused solely on publishing a weekly magazine, it’s now constantly posting stories and videos to its various websites and social accounts, building an events business, and trying to stand out in a world awash with sports coverage.

7 lessons from BuzzFeed’s ‘FOIA-friendly newsroom’

“If BuzzFeed reporters are having trouble getting records, they can turn to Nabiha Syed, the company’s assistant general counsel. She often handles the tough public records cases, including negotiations and appeals when requests are denied.

Angry about Peter Thiel’s pursuit of Gawker? Tort reform is the best solution.

Sponsored content has come to Facebook Instant Articles: This week, The Washington Post and The Atlantic both launched branded campaigns there. Facebook had announced support for sponsored content in Instant Articles back in April, and on Friday the company announced additional editing options so publishers can “visually distinguish branded content from editorial content.”

Apple News got some exciting updates today at WWDC, including an improved user interface that makes it easier to discover new content, trending stories and a subscription feature that could bring all your content to one device.

Lessons from AP’s experiments with 360-degree video and virtual reality

Nathan Griffiths, interactive editor, explains what the Associated Press has learnt about the process of creating 360-degree video stories since its first project

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