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Why nine UK journalists perform their stories live on a theatre stage

Not Quite Blind Date’, written and performed by City University journalism graduate Akshay Patel, based on his investigation into racism on the queer dating scene. The piece, reimagined as a dating gameshow for performance, featured verbatim quotes from Patel’s interviewees.

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How to Create an Editorial Calendar That Will Streamline Your Content Strategy

Are you tired of stressing over your content at the last minute? You know the feeling.

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Subscription strategy lessons from The Atlantic, Bloomberg and Business Insider

What can be done to encourage people to pay for online news? Part of the answer, as heard at the recent FIPP D2C summit, could be summarised as: meeting supply and demand, broadening your horizons and not giving your best articles away for free.

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Hong Kongers, watching closure of Apple Daily, fear for independent journalism’s future

Hong Kongers were mourning the forced closure of Apple Daily, a populist, sometimes bawdy, always staunchly pro-democracy daily launched as the “Hong Kong people’s newspaper” in 1995, when more bad news dropped for the city’s once-vaunted press freedom.

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BuzzFeed will go public. Here’s what it told investors about the future of digital media.

One of the fun things about a media company going public is that it lets investors (and the rest of us) get a peek under the hood.

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How student solutions journalism is thriving in the US and in Europe

When Anna Pogarcic first heard about solutions journalism, the editor-in-chief of the independent, student-run Daily Tar Heel liked the idea, but was not sure how feasible it would be to incorporate it into the newsroom at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill.

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臉書「新聞付費」意義重大 (高天佑)

本文作者高天佑,為《信報》撰寫專欄「新聞點評」,此為節錄版本,原文請按此。 澳洲政府更表明,今次立法主要針對Facebook和Google。(路透資料圖片) 這場風波從一開始就充滿「扯貓尾」味道,事緣澳洲政府去年底草擬一

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路透轉型 擲47億開發AI工具

路透新聞業務相對遜色,決定引入AI工具,加快數碼轉型步伐。(路透資料圖片)

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Paying for news

Newspaper revenue really started to collapse well over a decade ago, and we’ve been discussing what to do about it for almost as long.

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The Idea Adoption Curve

The One Billion Americans agenda — tripling the American population — is a radical suggestion that lies well outside the boundaries of conventional political arguments.

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Where does journalism belong in an AI-powered news ecosystem?

Jarno M. Koponen Think what would happen to the news industry if Google, Twitter and Facebook just vanished.

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Apple is reducing the cut it takes from most news publishers’ subscriptions

Back in August, a squabble erupted between the game-maker Epic and the flat-glass-slab-maker Apple. Epic, which publishes the uber-popular Fortnite, didn’t like the fact that Apple takes its customary 30% cut from any money iPhone users spend in its games.

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肆意審查用名譽押注 美國人唾棄「舊」傳媒 Newsmax與Parler崛起

很多香港人不知道或未聽過Newsmax或者Parler,先講Newsmax。美國所謂的主流媒體在11月7日(香港時間11月8日凌晨)自行宣布民主黨總統候選人拜登取得270張選舉人票而奪得總統寶座,結果美國民眾以行動投票,在傳統媒體如FOX、CNN以

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How to Prevent Social Media’s Editorial Role From Becoming Censorship of Speech

While you can quibble with the details, the social platforms did the right thing in initially limiting the distribution of last week’s New York Post article on Hunter Biden. As others have noted, in the wake of the 2016 election, platforms like Facebook and Twitter were forced to make certain …

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Solutions Journalism Network launches database to connect freelance journalists with editors

The Solutions Journalism Network (SJN) has launched a database to help connect solutions journalism freelance writers and commissioning editors. SJN’s Talent Network is inspired by The Washington Post’s namesake database.

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Google is giving $1 billion to news publishers — to help convince governments not to take a whole lot more than that

Good news! Google’s going to spend $1 billion over the next three years paying publishers for their news. Specifically, the money will license publishers’ content for a new feature in Google News called Google News Showcase.

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As local news outlets shift to subscription, they wonder: What should Facebook’s role be?

European local news publishers are moving toward publishing less but better and more differentiated content — and they want readers to pay up, according to a study out Thursday from Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

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AI文章刊英報 強調無意滅人類

原文刊於信報財經新聞「StartupBeat創科鬥室」 英國已故著名物理學家霍金(Stephen Hawking)曾警告,人工智能(AI)可能會毀滅人類。當地《衞報》(The Guardian)周二(8日)刊登一篇評論文章,標題為《機械人寫了整篇文章。人

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When you’re supposed to stay at home all the time, service journalism fills a new role

Once you start looking for it, you see service journalism everywhere. Tips on how to make face masks fit better, reading lists to learn about institutional racism, advice to help a friend deal with anxiety.

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Indonesia may see a subscription media boom

US-based Patreon, a membership platform for content creators, appears to have done well for itself in recent years. It was estimated to have made over US$30 million in revenue in 2019.

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Reuters launches AI-powered tool to speed up discovery of historic videos

Reuters has launched a beta set of AI-powered tools to make use of video clips up to a century old. Supported by the Google Digital News Innovation Fund, The Reuters Video Archive can timestamp human appearances within videos and produce speech-to-text transcripts and translations.

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An open letter to the new CEO of The New York Times

Dear Ms. Levien, Congratulations on your new position as CEO of The New York Times Company! We’ve never met, but I’ve only heard great things about you and I’m excited to see what you have planned.

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What makes people avoid the news? Trust, age, political leanings — but also whether their country’s press is free

Avoiding the news is seemingly becoming more difficult and more common. It used to be that, if you skipped the morning paper, didn’t tune into news radio in the car, and kept the TV turned to HGTV, you could very easily go a blissful day without any notice of the outside world.

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Reading On Paper

I’m staring at a pile of paper on my desk that is my stack of things I found on the Internet that I want to read. It’s a bit ironic to write this on a blog, but if I come across something on my computer or phone that is longer than a page or two, I print it out and read it on paper.

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The TikTok War

Over the last week, as the idea of banning TikTok in the U.S. has shifted from a fringe idea to a seeming inevitability (thanks in no small part to India’s decision to do just that), those opposed to the idea and those in support seem to be talking past each other.

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The Wall Street Journal aims for a younger audience with Noted, an Instagram-heavy news and culture magazine

The Wall Street Journal has been previewing Noted, a monthly digital “news and culture” magazine for 18- to 34-year-olds, for the past couple of months, and on Tuesday it officially launched. Noted, whose tagline is “For you. With you.

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The Daily Email

AVC has always been a blog. But over time, it has also become a daily email. Ten years ago, the average monthly visitors to the website was 100k. Now, it is around 60k.

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Never-ending Niches

You have almost certainly seen this chart about newspaper advertising revenue since World War II: The obvious takeaway is that the Internet killed what had been a profitable and growing business; what is interesting, though, is that circulation numbers tell a somewhat different story: Time and Rea

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72 Places to Find Solutions Story Ideas

Where can journalists learn about what’s working? These innovation hotspots can help inform rigorous, solutions-oriented reporting. “Problems scream, solutions whisper.” That’s SJN’s oft-said adage on why, perhaps, we don’t see more solutions stories in the news.

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Location and Work

I am confident this pandemic will end. At some point, we will have a vaccine, therapeutics, and/or broad based immunity. When that will happen is less clear to me. I believe that at some point, we will be able to resume living and working as we did prior to the pandemic.

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