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The new media startup pitch: Save journalism from Facebook's death grip
Adam Singolda is nearly an hour into explaining his sometimes frightening pitch to media companies when he decides to go full Game of Thrones . "Winter is…
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Can BuzzFeed News survive the shift to video?
Replay Take a tour of BuzzFeed's viral laboratory Early last year, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote a blog post titled "Why BuzzFeed Does News," a battle cry…
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If ad tech is not sustainable, what can publishers do?
This is the third installment of an ongoing series by Melody Kramer looking at ad tech and the future of publishing. In the first, she interviewed Aram…
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2 days ago
macroblog: Falling Job Tenure: It's Not Just about Millennials
About The Atlanta Fed's macroblog provides commentary on economic topics including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, financial issues and Southeast…
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3 days ago
How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes. I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as…
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3 days ago
Algorithms, clickworkers, and the befuddled fury around Facebook Trends
The controversy about the human curators behind Facebook Trends has grown, since the allegations made last week by Gizmodo. Besides being a major headache for…
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7 days ago
Forbes Tests New Tactics to Combat Ad Blocking
The rise of ad-blocking technologies is bad news for online publishers, particularly those who rely on advertising for large portions of their revenues. With…
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10 days ago
Internet Video Views Is A 100 Percent Bullshit Metric
Illustration: Jim Cooke We are, right now, in the midst of a digital media upheaval. What was previously conventional wisdom—that a media company with hopes of…
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17 days ago
Article Score statt Traffic-Ranking: Wie wir bei der „Welt“ Erfolg messen - @Kritsanarat
Every morning get editors around the world a very similar email: the traffic report. Be it from Chartbeat , Webtrekk , Omniture , Parsely or what tool…
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20 days ago
dotNYC - Beta 1: "BuzzFeed Blinked"
Published on April 19, 2016 Jeff Jarvis meets his match. In this inaugural episode, Jarvis faces off with Emily Bell, Director of Columbia University's Tow…
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21 days ago
Long-Form Reading Shows Signs of Life in Our Mobile News World
Analysis May 5, 2016 In recent years, the news media have followed their audience’s lead and gone mobile, working to make their reporting accessible to the…
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21 days ago
Vox and Outbrain: A Tale of Two Publishing Worlds - Context
The value in publishing, as illustrated by Ben Thompson. (Image copyright Ben Thompson , used with permission). It’s a tale of two publishing worlds. Last week,…
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25 days ago
Google Tests Feature That Lets Media Companies, Marketers Publish Directly to Search Results
A post by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” hosted by Google Photo: Google for The Wall Street Journal Google is experimenting with a new feature that allows marketers,…
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28 days ago
We’re Going HTTPS: Here’s How WIRED Is Tackling a Huge Security Upgrade
Then One/WIRED Today’s a big day on WIRED.com. Take a look at your browser’s address bar. See that lock icon next to the URL? Starting today, we’re making the…
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28 days ago
The haves and have-nots: Small publishers are left adrift by shift to platforms - Digiday
When Google was creating its fast-loading mobile pages initiative, AMP, it gathered together a group of big-name publishers to ask what their needs are. In…
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28 days ago
Your Media Business Will Not Be Saved
A still from John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness” (it’s actually about Satan but whatever) Video will not save your media business. Nor will bots, newsletters,…
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4 weeks ago
How to Hire a Product Manager
I t’s been a while since I was hiring at a startup, and recruiting at a startup is very different from hiring at a big company. At Yahoo! Search, it seemed like…
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4 weeks ago
Superpowers
Journalism still needs great journalists. But what most of the 39 media executives and senior editors we heard from for this report said they really need are…
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4 weeks ago
Meeting and Exceeding the News Business’ Hiring Needs — Whither news?
Meeting and Exceeding the News Business’ Hiring Needs At CUNY’s Tow-Knight Center, we just published a lengthy report on the job needs of the news business…
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4 weeks ago
Online Media Is Tested When Social Platforms Come to Town
Online media companies are, once again, bracing for change. Now, the prospect facing them is audiences that don’t just start on social media platforms — they…
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4 weeks ago
Internet Advertising Revenue Report
Please review our third party content agreement before continuing. The IAB’s Internet Advertising Revenue Report, a survey conducted independently by…
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4 weeks ago
Publishers find Google's AMP speeds up pages, but ads are still slow - Digiday
The mobile web is getting faster thanks to Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages scheme, and it’s about to get faster still. AMP articles now appears within Google…
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5 weeks ago
Finally, publishers realise audience growth is not everything
The recent Panama Papers story is a fantastic example of media innovating the way it operates.Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images Until last week I was…
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5 weeks ago
How Le Figaro got 20 percent of its ad blocking readers to whitelist the site - Digiday
French daily newspaper Le Figaro will extend its ad blocker ban after being encouraged by the initial results of its weeklong trial, in which 20 percent of ad…
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5 weeks ago
How Fast Is Digital Publisher Revenue Growing? Not as Fast as You Think.
The data makes clear a gap between the industry’s overall rosy growth projections and the pinch that digital publishers feel. The recent struggles of online…
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5 weeks ago
Google News gets AMP'd with new carousel feature, more stories in the feed
Google adding a new AMP carousel and more AMP -enabled content to its News apps. The horizontally scrolling carousel will feature 14 AMP-powered stories. In…
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5 weeks ago
Hilariously bad phone number web forms
Hilariously bad phone number web forms APR 19 2016 Stelian Firez recently shared a really boneheaded web form for entering your phone number: Soon afterward,…
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5 weeks ago
The Real Story of How Amazon Built the Echo
Bloomberg Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial…
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5 weeks ago
Perceived Value in User Interfaces
At some point in your life, you’ve likely been told not to judge a book by its cover. And yet, on the web, people commonly do it: we judge a website — and the…
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5 weeks ago
Media Websites Battle Faltering Ad Revenue and Traffic
The business of online news has never been forgiving. But in recent weeks, what had been a simmering worry among publishers has turned. This month, Mashable, a…
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5 weeks ago
Tremors In The Distributed Content World — Monday Note
Leaked Buzzfeed numbers sent a jolt to the many who dreamed of jumping on the distributed content bandwagon. This particular genre of advertising business model…
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5 weeks ago
What makes people trust and rely on news?
A new understanding: What makes people trust and rely on news This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project — an initiative of the American Press…
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5 weeks ago
Let’s Make the Future of Media Again
The band Chvrches plays at F8 Instead of just watching everyone else make it I’ ve been to a dozen NABs. You know, TV’s biggest annual conference in Las Vegas.…
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5 weeks ago
The End of Scale
2016 is a seminal moment in media business history. The year where digital scale finally got exposed as a false proxy to actually building a real business. The…
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5 weeks ago
Facebook Employees Asked Mark Zuckerberg If They Should Try to Stop a Donald Trump Presidency
Image: AP This week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared to publicly denounce the political positions of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign during the…
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5 weeks ago
Has Desktop Internet Use Peaked?
The amount of time people spend accessing the Internet from desktop devices is showing signs of decline, according to online measurement specialist comScore.…
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5 weeks ago
A faster FT.com – Engine Room
How slow websites damage publishers revenue The FT is building a new version of its website . Conventional wisdom states that web performance matters and the…
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6 weeks ago
Facebook officially launches a chatbot API for Messenger
Facebook officially launches its Messenger Platform developer chatbot API by Nate Swanner — in Design & Dev Facebook has officially launched its chatbot API for…
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6 weeks ago
Confessions: Video publishers get honest about their frenemy, Facebook - Digiday
Facebook has taken over the video world — and in doing so is presenting publishers with a slew of new challenges. At Digiday’s first Video Anywhere Summit in…
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6 weeks ago
Don't miss: Five key insights into online video consumption habits
The title of this article refers to five key insights into digital video, but here's a sixth for free: Everyone's doing it. Online video isn't a side project…
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6 weeks ago
Think papers' websites are gaining? Think again.
By the editors of Media Life This article is part of a Media Life series “Reinventing the American Newspaper.” Click here to read other stories in the series.…
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6 weeks ago
Uh-oh, some publishers see a drop in Facebook traffic - Digiday
Some publishers saw their Facebook traffic nosedive last month, even as Facebook pushes initiatives designed to get users to stay in its app. A traffic…
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6 weeks ago
The shocking truth about audience data: it will surprise you — Medium
Ophan’s screen showing every Google search (that we know of) driving people to the Guardian website. In today’s Observer, Peter Preston is on great form ,…
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7 weeks ago
Instagram and the Cult of the Attention Web: How the Free Internet is Eating Itself — RE: Write — Medium
Instagram and the Cult of the Attention Web: How the Free Internet is Eating Itself I’m disappointed about Instagram’s most recent announcement . They’ll be…
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7 weeks ago
A guardedly optimistic take on the future of NPR.
A guardedly optimistic take on the future of NPR. I received a lot of responses to the things I wrote about NPR last week. I thought I was done, but in reading…
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7 weeks ago
For Tar Heels, it was always about Houston
By Luke DeCock ldecock@newsobserver.com PHILADELPHIA It was never about this, about here. It was never about Philadelphia. It was always about Houston. And now…
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8 weeks ago
Design Thinking and Journalism Go Together. Here’s How. — We Are Hearken — Medium
“Design Thinking” is a buzzword to some, undeniable logic to others, and a completely foreign concept to many. For those who’ve decided it’s all post-it notes…
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8 weeks ago
IAB Builds a Programmatic Fee Calculator to Help Marketers See Where Digital Dollars Go
Credit: IAB. The Interactive Advertising Bureau is introducing a programmatic fee calculator amid concerns that advertisers don't know where their digital media…
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8 weeks ago
Shaping companies to get closer to customers | Gigaom
Introduction It’s an central maxim of our time that companies need to engage with customers, to support open dialogue about products, services, and problems,…
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8 weeks ago
Creative Leadership
Organizational “surface area” is a concept I came into contact with recently. It’s based on the ideas of a prominent scientist, Dr. Arno Penzias. As an…
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8 weeks ago
10 Ways to Spot a Truly Exceptional Employee
A recent international study surveyed more than 500 business leaders and asked them what sets great employees apart. The researchers wanted to know why some…
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8 weeks ago
Product Owner – Social Intelligence |
See all jobs Dublin, Ireland Storyful believes understanding community, conversations and content is vital to storytelling in the digital age. Working with a…
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9 weeks ago
Facebook Instant Articles and other off-site experiments boost engagement for three publishers
Credit: Image by Pixabay. From Snapchat Dicover to Facebook Instant Articles, publishers are experimenting with new projects to widen their distribution and…
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9 weeks ago
Five reasons why design sprints are the best way to kick off a new product initiative
Rocket Insights has been in business less than a year and we have done design sprints with over half our new clients on new product initiatives. We noticed that…
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9 weeks ago
Invisible ads, phantom readers
Worries about fraud and fragmentation may prompt a shake-out in the crowded online-ad industry THIS year, for the first time, advertisers in America may spend…
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9 weeks ago
What’s new at The Globe for Mar 23, 2016 — Globe and Mail release notes
Almost every week of the year, The Globe and Mail updates its digital products (desktop/mobile web, newsletters, and more) with new features, designs and bug…
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9 weeks ago
Apple’s iOS 9 Links Recall the Bad Old Days of Internet Explorer
Getty Images A friend just sent you a text message with a link to a Yelp review of a new pizza place in your neighborhood. Since you have Yelp app installed on…
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9 weeks ago
Apple Pay Coming to Mobile Websites Before Holiday Shopping Season
Apple Apple Pay is finally ready to move beyond apps. Apple has been telling potential partners that its payment service, which lets shoppers complete a…
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9 weeks ago
On leaving the Guardian: dreams of digital journalism
After I joined the Guardian 4 years ago, and as I gradually learned how journalism was done, I started to piece together a vision of what I wanted to help the…
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9 weeks ago
Vice Media Traffic Plummets, Underscoring Risky Web Strategy
Vice Media has come into the month of March looking more like a lamb than the proverbial lion. The irreverent content brand saw its Web traffic suddenly plunge…
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9 weeks ago
Here’s the NCAA men's bracket
March 16, 2016 7:01 PM Here’s the NCAA men's bracket i Our updating, printable bracket for the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. [View the updated NCAA…
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9 weeks ago
Life and death in the App Store
As last year began, the app developer Pixite held its company retreat at a converted Old West movie set outside of Palm Springs. They spent a few days dreaming…
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9 weeks ago
Google wants to help publishers improve ad viewability with its Accelerated Mobile Pages - mUmBRELLA
Opinion | Features The Fairfax strike: what is the core of news? Update March 17 2016: Today in the wake of Fairfax staff walking out en masse we revisit a…
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10 weeks ago
Ads on news sites gobble up as much as 79% of users' mobile data
mrwynd / Flickr, CC One of the reasons consumers download mobile ad blockers is the impact ads have on their data plans. It's the principle reason that carriers…
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10 weeks ago
Publishers are still missing the point on Ad blocking — Medium
Oh, and my favorite; the Swedish “block” party . I, however, am actively embracing the AD BLOCKING revolution. It’s a good thing. It’s about time the…
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10 weeks ago
The publisher of The Toronto Star, which is betting big on an expensive tablet edition, is stepping down
A couple of weeks after an earnings report revealed that The Toronto Star isn’t attracting as many tablet app users as it had hoped to, Star publisher and Star…
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10 weeks ago
Google will start ranking ‘mobile-friendly’ sites even higher in May
Google today announced it is rolling out an update to mobile search results in May that “increases the effect” of its mobile-friendly ranking signal. The goal…
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10 weeks ago
Major sites including New York Times and BBC hit by 'ransomware' malvertising
Ransomware can lock up your computer, costing hundreds of pounds.Photograph: Alamy @alexhern Last modified on Wednesday 16 March 2016 06.44 EDT Shares 231 231…
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10 weeks ago
Apple's New Ads Could Fool You
Photograph by Justin Sullivan Getty Images Is it an ad or news? Apple users could be in for a surprise when the company debuts its new ads for Apple News. But…
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10 weeks ago
Apple News will soon get 'native' ads that look like articles
GettyEddy Cue, Apple's SVP of internet software and services.Apple has introduced a new ad format for sponsored posts that will appear in users' news feeds…
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10 weeks ago
Why The Confirm Password Field Must Die - UX Movement
Why the Confirm Password Field Must Dieby on 08/25/15 at 9:32 amSign up forms are one of the trickiest web pages to design. Including and excluding certain form…
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10 weeks ago
Why we use adblockers: 'We need to have more control over what we're exposed to'
What’s wrong with adblocking? Photograph: Alamy Last week the UK’s culture secretary John Whittingdale described adblocking companies as acting like a…
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10 weeks ago
Yahoo Memo: The 'Peanut Butter Manifesto'
An internal document by Brad Garlinghouse, a Yahoo senior vice president, says Yahoo is spreading its resources too thinly, like peanut butter on a slice of…
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11 weeks ago
The New York Times is launching a movie and TV recommendation site and expanding its health coverage
Fellowships Reports Lab Storyboard Nieman Foundation at Harvard ABOUT SUBSCRIBE Business Models Mobile & Apps Audience & Social Aggregation & Discovery…
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11 weeks ago
3 Interesting Things Attention Minutes Have... - Upworthy Insider
Our new Attention Minutes metric doesn’t just allow us to make sure we’re providing an excellent content experience for the Upworthy community — it also lets us…
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11 weeks ago
A how-to newspaper digital guide that will be ignored | Media, disrupted
Less than half of Americans (41%) said they might be willing to buy a digital subscription to a newspaper provided that they are presented with a persuasive…
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