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Reuters launches publishing ‘community’

Reuters online publishing and broadcasting community

Reuters has launched an online community for those in publishing and broadcasting. Free to join, the aptly-named Reuters Community will offer industry insights, research, advice and complimentary access to industry events.

That said, it’s not a community in the sense of anything especially social, but it does bring to the table a wealth of resources for those in publishing and communications, not least by collecting some of the excellent outputs from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.

In addition to that there’s a wealth of insider views on topics such as digital strategy, data-driven transformation and the ubiquity of podcasts.


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Going local – Facebook and Google re-think news that’s near you

Going local - Facebook and Google re-think news that's near you

Local newspapers may soon be in line for a boost from an unlikely source, after Facebook decided to place greater prominence on local news even though it’s downgrading other Page content.

The social network recently de-prioritised news – and posts from seemingly any other Facebook Pages – from the newsfeed in favour of posts from friends.

But in something of an apparent volte face it will now also have a focus on “topics that have a direct impact on you and your community”, as head of news product Alex Hardiman and head of news partnerships Campbell Brown put it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Voice disruption, messaging changes, visual search and other technology and media trends for 2018

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2018

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has a new report out today that offers a potential roadmap for technology in 2018.

Although its predictions predominantly cover the future of media and journalism, Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2018 also contains much food for thought for those in communications and marketing too.

This is what caught my eye, though there’s certainly more to digest. Read the rest of this entry »

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Building trust to defeat fake news

Fake News Chicago Trump Tower Beau Rogers

Every day some 50,000 web pages come online, offering a smorgasbord of information to consume, but when it comes to news do people really want to know what’s behind the stories they read online?

The Trust Project is hoping they do and recently launched digital standards to show things like who wrote a story, whether it’s news or opinion and who owns the site publishing it.

The Project, a consortia that includes the likes of The Economist, The Washington Post and 75 other news organisations, as well as online giants like Google and Facebook, hope it will raise the profile of quality journalism. Read the rest of this entry »

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Not social, just media

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It’s not social media anymore, it’s ‘high-impact eyewitness media’.

That’s according to the Associated Press (AP), which earlier this month outlined how it would augment its newswire services with user-generated social media content.

The AP Social Newswire will provide a feed of social media posts that have been vetted and verified by AP editors, adding a new element to the collaboration it’s had since 2015 with social media monitoring platform SAM, in which it’s also takend an equity stake. Read the rest of this entry »

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Looking like a true survivor?


Predictions of the death of print have been around for while, but there’s nothing like walking into a really well-stocked newsagents to make you consider the medium anew.

As newspapers like the New York Times take a leaf out of the magazine playbook and indie-published titles flourish, it’s no wonder there are suggestions 2017 could mark another turning point in print’s fortunes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gimme some truth

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The upside down winter by Viktor Varga @ Flickr

In a year whose disappointments have ranged from the political to the musical it turns out 2016 has at least one more reason to be less cheerful, and it comes from the unlikely quarter of the Oxford Dictionary.

The lexicographers earlier this month pronounced ‘post-truth’ to be their word of the year, thanks to its spike in use during the UK’s referendum on leaving the EU and the US presidential election. Read the rest of this entry »

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