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Guide #5: Introduction to podcasting

The purpose of this guide is to be an introduction to podcast production and monetisation, helping you through the basics of creating and launching a podcast – from recording and editing to distribution and promotion. Additionally, it will…

//December 7 / 2018 //read more

Fighting fake news is not just a journalist’s battle

How do you fight fake news? It’s a question I’m often asked, and as a journalist in the business for 35 years, I find it a frustrating one, because it’s often presented as if it’s a new question, and one that technology can answer. It’s…

//November 26 / 2018 //read more

Time to thank the porn and gambling merchants. Again

Here’s another technology whose success you might have to chalk up to the gamblers, auctioneers and pornographers of the world: WebRTC. There’s a pattern you might be forgiven for having missed: most technological developments on the web…

//November 26 / 2018 //read more

As the Big Data Era Arrives, It Pays To Remember What Data Journalism Is

Data and journalism are natural bedfellows: without information we’d be lost. But has this creation of a sub-discipline that calls itself ‘data journalism’ helped or hindered the profession’s embrace of the digital era? In researching data…

//October 15 / 2018 //read more

Podcasts: Celebrate the resurgence but be cautious

Tech trends are fickle things. Back in 2004, if you were starting a media business online, or thinking of expanding your offline media business, one direction seemed obvious: adopt RSS, or really simple syndication, so users can get a feed…

//August 15 / 2018 //read more

Talking Heads: Speech recognition tools could help ease newsroom’s great bottleneck

The bane of any reporter’s life is returning from an interview and then having to transcribe the recording of it.

//August 7 / 2018 //read more

The Blockchain and Journalism: Saviour or Snake Oil?

We are currently in a phase of seeing in blockchain, the ledger technology that underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the solution to problems in nearly every industry. There is something alluring about a technology that is so easy to…

//July 26 / 2018 //read more

Journalists are mobile warriors: we should upgrade our kit

  I’ve been a nomad worker for some time. And I’m shocked at how few journalists seem to be prepared for mobile working. So I thought I’d offer a few tips. If you can afford it, buy your own equipment. I’ve been buying my own laptop…

//July 18 / 2018 //read more

Beyond the S Curve

Venture capitalist Mary Meeker has been presenting her deck on internet trends for a few years now. Twenty-three, to be precise. They’re good, albeit lengthy, always thought-provoking. And each year I see if I can use her data to tell…

//July 4 / 2018 //read more

Guide #4: Facebook News Feed Changes: Impact and Actions

The fourth guidebook in MAS series of practical guides for media managers focuses on the recent changes Facebook made in its News Feed. The purpose of these guides is to help media decision-makers understand some of the key topics in…

//April 4 / 2018 //read more