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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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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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The New York Times’ morning email newsletter is getting an official “host and anchor”

The rise of digital disrupted the news business in countless ways, but one of the most profound was the loss of the publisher’s role as curator.

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The Wire China is a new journalism-and-data business hoping to help unlock the country for others

Breaking stories about corruption takes a lot of careful research and patience. If you’re reporting on the shadowy business dealings of high-ranking officials in China, that type of investigative journalism also takes a fair amount of courage. David Barboza would know.

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Coronavirus Clarity

Apple and Google, who last Friday jointly | announced new capabilities for contact tracing coronavirus carriers at scale, released a new statement yesterday clarifying that no government would tell them what to do. Or, to put it in the gentler terms conveighed by CNBC:

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Journalism is community-as-a-service

News organizations are reeling. The 2016 election upended a lot of our ideas about our work — most disturbingly that reported, factual journalism is valued and trusted less than a cheap, clumsy imitation of itself. But the problem isn’t Macedonian teens or the fake news that made them rich.

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New website to support furloughed journalists’ mental well-being through writing

The Focus, a new non-profit news website that gives furloughed journalists from across all media outlets a space to publish stories, will officially launch next Monday.

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Young people are twice as likely to pay for news in the U.S., U.K., and Germany (compared to those 55-plus)

The kids are all right, according to a new World Economic Forum report. Young people (ages 16 to 34) are twice as likely to pay for news than those over 55 in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Newsonomics: What was once unthinkable is quickly becoming reality in the destruction of local news

As words like “annihilation” and “extinction” enter our news vocabulary — or at least move from debates over the years-away future to the frighteningly contemporary — it’s helpful to start out with the good news. Maybe even an old joke.

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Five tips for freelance journalists to cope with coronavirus cancellations

Amid the disruption to the news industry because of the coronavirus pandemic, freelance journalists have been particularly affected by paid projects being cancelled at short notice.

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