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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Is mobile killing the desktop internet?

With mobile growing so rapidly, particularly in emerging markets, there has been much talk of mobile killing the desktop. Desktop still plays an important part in digital media consumption, however, interpretation and understanding of the…

Blogging is very much alive — we just call it something else

Following the decision of Andrew Sullivan, founder of The Daily Dish, to give up blogging, Mathew Ingram of Gigaom discusses what blogging is, how it has changed and, importantly, what its role is in modern media. Ingram explains that some…

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.…

Australian papers launch online exchange for print ads

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