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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…

Reddit tests live-reporting tool

Reddit is testing a new feature that allows users to create and update live blogs about breaking news events such as the recent uprising in Ukraine or the war in Syria — a move that could be a valuable addition to the cause of “open-source…

Real-time analytics for publishers

Internet is often described as ‘the most measurable medium ever created’, thus real-time analytics is designed to monitor very precisely the current data on the behavior of visitors in order to help you optimize your website, content and…

Investigative Reporting on the Rise

The internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. Watch a documentary film series …

The Best of Days and the Worst of Days: Journalism in the Digital Age

Nepal’s Center for Investigative Journalism hosts publishers to discuss the threats and opportunities in “Doing Digital”.

How to build audience and revenue using events

Research in the US has found that some digital news start-ups are earning up to 20 percent of their revenue from events, and we speak to US journalism professor Jake Batsell, author of the research, on how to decide whether events are…

Global Editors Network News Summit: Remaking the newsroom

The Global Editors Network News Summit is one of Doug Arellanes’ favourite tech-journalism conferences of the year because it is the best place to find out about cutting edge digital media topics in an easily accessible way. This year, the…

Twitter: Advanced search tools for journalists

Twitter has a number of advanced search options that will help journalists find updates and photos to help them illustrate their stories. It can help them zero in on updates with photos, as well as finding updates by location so they can…

Editorial filters add value to UGC

With people creating and sharing more photos, videos and social media updates, the challenge isn’t finding content but sifting through the vast quantities of it for items of interest and quality. Developing an editorial process to filter…

Nepali Times’ Kunda Dixit: A mountaintop conversion to digital

At MDLF’s Media Forum 2012 in Jakarta, we spoke to Kunda Dixit, the editor of the Nepali Times. Once a digital sceptic, he now believes that smartphones can deliver the digital dream, empowering both individuals and news organisations to…