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How to track your goals effectively with a small newsroom | Poynter
Consultant Tim Griggs, formerly of the Texas Tribune and The New York Times, emphasized the importance of a goals scorecard. He stressed making sure that scorecard is constantly updated and that everyone at the organization is on board and has access to it.
“Use whatever method works for you,” Griggs said. It could be as simple as a Google sheet that everyone in the organization shares. Ideally, scorecards are automated.
newsroom  analytics 
4 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Journalism as Multichannel Communication: A newsroom survey on the multiple uses of social media: Journalism Studies: Vol 0, No 0
The use of social media reinforces the change in journalism from a single-channel activity to multichannel communications. News organizations and journalists must learn to simultaneously operate several social media channels. Furthermore, social media is multi-functional and applicable in all phases of news production and distribution. Taken together, journalism is reaching a higher level of complexity. This study’s main objective is to systematize the multiple uses of social media in journalism and explore related newsroom strategies. To this end, we surveyed editors-in-chief of German internet newsrooms (n = 105, response rate: 70 per cent) about social media use in their newsrooms. We systematically distinguished five general dimensions, with 24 specific uses of social media in journalism. The results show that Facebook and Twitter serve multiple journalistic purposes. In contrast, blogs and YouTube are more specialized tools. We conducted a cluster analysis to explore if and how these patterns vary by different strategic approaches in organizing social media use in newsrooms. While the overall pattern remains stable, more experienced and strategy-oriented newsrooms use Twitter notably more often for various tasks.
Research  newsroom  sm  Twitter  fb  YouTube  blogs  germany 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Newsroom Integration As An Organizational Challenge: Approaches of European public service media from a comparative perspective: Journalism Studies: Vol 0, No 0
In this paper, we examine to what extent public service media (PSM) in six European countries have integrated or are integrating their newsrooms in order to adapt to an increasingly digital media environment. Based on 67 interviews over two years with senior editors and managers, this study constitutes the largest comparative analysis of newsroom change among PSM organizations conducted to date. Despite much talk of “convergence”, our empirical analysis shows that full newsroom integration remains the exception in this sector. Although all of the PSM studied experience pressure to reorganize across platforms, only two have achieved high levels of newsroom integration. Our findings suggest that centralizing online news under a single operational roof — only recently undertaken and still incomplete at several PSM — is a necessary first step to more thorough editorial reorganization across platforms. Our data also shed light on the complex ways that internal and external variables combine to shape organizational change: in addition to organizational challenges, we highlight broader historical, political, and economic factors affecting how PSM have responded to rapid technological shifts in the media environment.
newsroom  Research 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
How La Nación's Data Team Produces Award-Winning Stories - Global Investigative Journalism Network
La Nación’s data journalism team has 10 employees, each with different roles, including data scraping professionals, a specialist in laws related to information access, and a data analyst. They work with an infographics team that is responsible for data visualization and interactivity.

It’s also important for the team to keep up with the latest innovations and technological advances, requiring them to continually research and study industry changes.

Although the work can be frustrating, Ávila points out that it’s important not to make excuses. “If you can’t do it using a tool or do not have its license,” she said, “do it manually.”
dj  newsroom  lanacion 
6 weeks ago by paulbradshaw
Twitter
A noteworthy because it is standing up for a colleague and against - THE VERGE

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NEWSROOM  harassment  from twitter
11 weeks ago by jhill5
Building a Text Editor for a Digital-First Newsroom
Рассказ о том как в NY Times делал свой новый текстовый редактор
text_editor  nytimes  newsroom 
july 2018 by gevorg
The Disruption of Social Media: How the traditional collaborative model between reporters and editors evolves in American newsrooms: Digital Journalism: Vol 6, No 6
Reporters and editors perform different journalistic duties in traditional newsrooms. With the popularity of social media, journalism is transitioning into a highly varied and diverse range of practices. Utilizing a cross-sectional, self-administered questionnaire, the online survey (N = 1063) study seeks to understand how social media is disrupting the traditional collaborative model between reporters and editors in American newsrooms. The study found that newsrooms’ integration of social media and entrepreneurialism is blurring the line between reporters and editors. With journalists taking more entrepreneurial roles, the traditional collaborative model between reporters and editors is being taken place by a hybrid model – both reporters and editors take on promotional duties in addition to traditional journalistic roles.
Research  newsroom  sm  collaboration 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
About Superdesk | Your Digital Newsroom Software
"Superdesk is an end-to-end content creation, production, curation, distribution and publishing newsroom software. It scales to any size and is also modular, so if some of your legacy tools are doing a good job you can keep using them. Superdesk is an integrator, not a dictator."
newsroom  CMS  media  opensource 
july 2018 by nhoizey
Twitter
RT : Why endorse people who abuse online by following them? :, Co-founder, Alt News
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NEWSROOM  from twitter
june 2018 by freethinker
Twitter
RT : This issue is not limited to only Sushma Swaraj, says , Co-founder, Alt News
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NEWSROOM  from twitter
june 2018 by freethinker
How can design processes help your newsroom? – Global Editors Network – Medium
So what can people in news organisations do to be better collaborators? One of the exercises that I facilitate (and learnt from Nina Ong) is to map out the different kinds of conversations you’re having at different points, so that everybody is up to date.

The levelling conversation: This is where everyone gets on the same page. What are we trying to do? What information do we need so everybody knows what’s going on?
Ideation: This is an open conversation, Don’t censor yourself, tap into your creativity and your imagination and really try to not worry about being the tyranny of the possible. Obviously, you can’t end there because then you just have a bunch of wild ideas and you don’t know what to do the next day.
Connecting themes that emerge: Interrogating ideas, what is it that we have just generated? Talk about what you’re trying to achieve. Can we narrow it down to maybe two or three things that seem possible?
What would it actually take to make this idea happen? Choose the idea you want to go with. How do we bring it to life? What kind of team do we need?
collaboration  designthinking  newsroom 
june 2018 by paulbradshaw

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