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09 Dec 13

"Despite the shifting ownership scene, the advertising pie has been shared by the same big players. We cannot claim that media is a profitable field for investors. We have argued in our reports, which were based on data we collected in 2011, that many of the media outlets, especially the newspapers, cannot generate optimal advertising revenues and therefore operate in the red. "

09 Oct 13

"The channel is currently referred to internally as AJ+. Speaking at MIPCOM in Cannes, Al Jazeera’s Innovation and Incubation Manager Moeed Ahmad said:"

06 Aug 13

"‘What everyone wanted to know, on Twitter and in the newsroom, was this: Was the video real or fake? That is the kind of question the [User-Generated Content] Hub is there to investigate.’"

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  • I regard the whole community as my team and facilitate and edit material – much of which originates from them.Coming from a traditional newsroom background (I’m a former BBC radio and television producer) and working as a freelance journalist I am used to dealing with all sorts of news stories and have legal knowledge and years of journalistic experience to deal with this.

  • Personal workbots could, some day, be like cars or cell phones, ubiquitous tools that almost everyone could afford, but they could also be like factories, affording new wealth for the owners, while others are stuck with shovels and seeds

  • the secondary result of is that we’ve connected tens of thousands of Londoners with their local newspaper Web site. Digital audiences to our London-based newspaper companion Web sites have grown by an average of 65% since the introduction of

  • "Your only hope of ensuring distribution is ensuring that consumers are motivated enough to do it for you."

  • Looking at specific types of mobile news consumption, six in 10 large city and suburban residents use mobile devices to find a local restaurant, compared with half or fewer residents of small cities/towns or rural areas.  Those living in the suburbs are most likely to use mobile devices to get coupons or discounts for local stores, while large city residents are most likely to use their mobile devices to get information on local traffic or transportation.

  • These are the days of open journalism, reporters who can use the power of the web can produce stronger, better stories. Open journalism involves the person reading and commenting on the story as much as the original reporter, and with the power to shape and influence the news they see in front of them.

    But how does that connect to data journalism? These are two segments of the same pie chart - and for data journalism to develop beyond just being the latest fad, it has to engage and involve the people reading the news as well as creating it.

  • The choice for student media is simple: Slide into irrelevancy even faster than professional media that fail to adapt, or race into the digital future and help show them the way.

  • Each day a story will be published on the site, in the most appropriate medium, which could mean a long-form magazine-style written feature on the Monday, a short video documentary on the Tuesday, an animation on the Wednesday and an audio package on the Thursday, Rosenberg explained.
     Fridays will be "reserved for behind-the-scenes" material, "curating the social conversation" which has taken place over the week, he added.
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