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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…

//May 9 / 2018 //read more

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…

//April 4 / 2018 //read more

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

A New Era for Story-Telling

Probably most people sort of knew off-shore havens were being used to hide taxable fortunes, to pillage national treasuries, or to receive bribes for sold consciences.   However, when the Panama Papers stories connected names to bank…

//July 26 / 2016 //read more

Open Sources, Big Opportunity for Truth

Facebook and Google and their humongous data crunching machines flourish while fine media wilt. How to compete? They take media’s original costly-to-produce-content for free and make it available to users to circulate, anticipating their…

//June 16 / 2016 //read more