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In Turkey, use of Facebook and Twitter for news is falling, and WhatsApp is rising
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism released a Turkey-specific supplement to its annual Digital News Report. The supplement, by Servet Yanatma, offers a look at what its like to be a media consumer in a highly polarized environment, where roughly the same percentage of people trust the news overall (40 percent) and distrust..
Nov 22, 2017 2:04PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Checking Twitterwhile being rushed into a bunker: Considering fake news and nuclear war
Coming soon: The Disinformation Action Lab. Part of a group of Knight grants announced last week: The Data & Society Research Institute is getting $250,000 to launch the Disinformation Action Lab, which will use research to explore issues such as: how fake news narratives propagate; how to detect coordinated social media campaigns; and how to..
Nov 22, 2017 1:30PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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The future of news (and far beyond), according to Scandinavian media giant Schibsteds latest trends report
Tis the season for trend reports. The Scandinavian media giant Schibsteds annual trends report part predictions, part survey research, part self-promotion is out today, free for anyone interested. The report features essays on everything from the promise and pitfalls of artificial intelligence to sustainability to the future of bicycles as a consistent mode.
Nov 21, 2017 5:07PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Can Canada build its own independent podcast industry in the True North strong and free?
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 141, published November 21, 2017. Lock down that turkey, folks.
Nov 21, 2017 2:48PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Here are three tools that help digital journalists save their work in case a site shuts down
The abrupt shutdown of the Gothamist and DNAinfo local news networks earlier this month was a stark reminder to digital journalists who want archives of their stuff: Back it up! Back it up! It isnt just that news apps and digital interactives wont last forever; as my colleague Shan Wang wrote in September in a...
Nov 21, 2017 2:00PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Village Media, relying on local advertisers, seems to have found a scalable (and profitable) local news model
Village Media is doing that weird thing where its using only digital advertising to support local news and its working. With roots from an online coupon book in the early 2000s for local residents to print out discounts and bring them to the retailer in person, Village Media has evolved and expanded since 2013..
Nov 20, 2017 7:10PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Investigate these resources for in-depth reporting, from the Global Investigative Journalism Conference
More than a thousand investigative journalists convened over the weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the tenth iteration of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. In case that didnt include you, heres some of the tools and tips that emerged from the gathering: #GIJC17 Plenary: Ive never seen so many troublemakers & the worlds worst nightmares..
Nov 20, 2017 5:09PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Three years in, Discourse Media looks to membership to power its national expansion
Can a scrappy West Coast startup go national in an expansion based on crowd investment and a membership platform drawing on artificial intelligence? There are a lot of ingredients in that mix. As my colleague Shan Wang noted in Nieman Labs earlier coverage of Discourse Media, a full-service digital journalism organization based in Vancouver, Discourse..
Nov 20, 2017 2:46PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Bad news from Mashable, BuzzFeed, and Vice shows times are rough for ad-supported digital media
Thursday was a rough day for digital media. Within hours, a series of reports, some unofficial and others confirmed, underscored a bitter reality thats become increasingly harder to avoid: Not even the biggest digital media startups are immune from the seismic shifts in digital advertising affecting the whole industry. The upshot: Ad-supported digital media is.
Nov 17, 2017 6:13PM - Nieman Journalism Lab
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Asking members to support its journalism (no prizes, no swag), The Guardian raises more reader revenue than ad dollars
Instead of using tote bags, tickets to live events, or other swag, The Guardians membership program has grown to 800,000 supporters a year and a half after doubling down on its membership initiative. The key? A shift from a commercially focused plea to an emotional, service-based request, the two women leading the effort said. Our.
Nov 17, 2017 2:00PM - Nieman Journalism Lab