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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

Three ‘musts’ for a contemporary investigative journalist

Journalism is by definition investigative. However, the depth and scope of possibilities to unearth and bring to light wrongdoings of public interest has increased manifold, thanks to the way the Internet has been evolving in the last…

//october 31 / 2016 //read more

Know Your Audience, Build a Clique

Many great actors failed to adapt from silent movies to the “talkies” and disappeared from the big screen. By the same token, many great journalists risk fading away because they are not adjusting from the era of virtually silent audiences…

//september 1 / 2016 //read more

Why crowd-funding can keep journalism true to its promise

One of the earliest experiments of crowd-funding was the Korean citizen journalism site Oh My News, created in 2000. They asked people to “tip” authors of stories they liked the best and in this way they paid their most popular…

//june 16 / 2016 //read more

Why Quartz’s news app might be the next big thing

Quartz’s new iPhone app that transforms the news consuming experience into an interactive chat has been given a big thumbs up by media commentators. Quartz, which is owned by Atlantic Media, prides itself on its originality in delivering…

//april 8 / 2016 //read more

Platforms are eating publishers

On one level, the synergy between publishers and platforms looks natural, a win-win: publishers need their content to reach an audience so they can attract advertisers; platforms have audience in abundance but need diverse, engaging…

//november 30 / 2015 //read more

Are Facebook’s Instant Articles and Apple’s News app another nail in the coffin for news publishers?

When Facebook announced the launch of Instant Articles, a feature that will distribute content from select news publishers directly on the social media giant’s platform, it provoked another existential crisis for news media. Media…

//july 15 / 2015 //read more

Getting started with online video: Experiences from the Slovak market

Predictions about how new technologies will develop in the future are like horoscopes. If you want to get it right, you need to be as general as possible and hope that no one will notice that the few details you did include you got wrong.…

//december 18 / 2014 //read more

Australian papers launch online exchange for print ads

Australian publishers have joined forces to launch a private exchange to buy print advertising …

//november 28 / 2014 //read more

Tomas Bella: Publishers must experiment and see readers as customers

Newspapers, which have been accompanying western civilization for the past 200 years, have never been in such deep crisis. There is only one possibility: for serious news not to vanish, readers …

//october 14 / 2014 //read more

News Media: Diversify or die

Frédéric Filloux of Monday Note says the era of news media based on a single product is over. Diversification is the only way: it’s no longer a question of whether to develop other revenue streams, it’s a question of deciding which ones…

//october 13 / 2014 //read more

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