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Global Intelligence for the Digital Transition

Guide #3: Best Practices for Data Journalism

To be clear, data journalism does not replace traditional journalism, but rather complements and enhances what journalists have been doing for centuries. How to use this guide if you are a newsroom manager, editor or journalist? Is it fine…

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…

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.…

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…

Knight News Challenge identifies key factors in digital startup success

What separates a successful innovative media project from the rest?

Things I never learned at newspapers about making news on the internet

What are the lessons you can learn from short-lived Project Thunderdome experiment?

Sustainable change starts at the top

Before media companies can shift their business strategies toward digital, they must first change the structure and culture underpinning their organisations, writes Dr Tilmann Knoll, head of management development at Germany’s Axel…

Live video won’t save the news business

The Washington Post is the latest major US publisher to get its fingers burned launching a live video channel, reports Politico. Despite spending millions of dollars launching ‘the ESPN of politics’ last July, the service has been cut back…