American magazine media companies Hearst and Condé Nast have started 2018 off by investing in and building out their data teams. In January, Condé Nast acquired not only a data platform, but also a data solutions firm. In the same month, Hearst appointed a new VP of data products.
There are a growing number of digital tools which have been released with the key aim of making news-focused journalists’ lives easier. Yet many newsrooms, especially small to mid tier sized ones, seem reluctant to experiment with them. It appears that a cultural shift that needs to take place to enable media companies to adopt them.
In this week's episode of Media Voices, Peter speaks to the European Journalism Centre's Adam Thomas about its mission of enabling and sustaining quality journalism through a programme of online resources, seminars, training and grants.
Vivian Schiller is a longtime executive at the intersection of journalism, media and technology. She currently serves as executive editor in residence at Weber Shandwick, as we well as an advisor to news organisations. She'll be speaking at DIS2018, 18-20 March in Berlin.
Mark Stencel is co-director of the Duke Reporters' Lab and a journalism instructor at Duke University's DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy in Durham, North Carolina. He'll also be speaking at DIS2018.
FIPP, the network for global media, announced the launch of FIPP Insider, a new series of events giving local audiences the opportunity to experience the best of FIPP’s global events in their back yard.
Facebook made its latest earnings announcement last Wednesday night on the back of what Mark Zuckerberg dubbed a «hard» but «strong» year for the company. With time spent on the site now in decline and further newsfeed changes on the horizon, what does Facebook’s clampdown on Page-level posts mean for publishers?
«As you know, across all different kinds of areas our industry is definitely changing and we know that our audience gets her ideas, inspiration and information from so many different sources, so we make sure as a brand that we’re giving her information both digitally and in all the ways that she needs it. But, in terms of the magazine, she still definitely needs that as well.» - Amy Conway
«I wanted to deal with things that last a little bit longer. I was thinking about the people that I know: writers, photographers, editors; these are people who often write books, that take some time to write something. I was less interested in immediacy; I wanted things that had a lasting quality.» - Will Hearst
Share prices in Google-parent Alphabet dropped by as much as 4% in the immediate aftermath of the company making its latest earnings disclosure, as Wall Street analysts had expected a more impressive performance for the quarter.
The conversation around Ad fraud has been growing rapidly over the past few years, hitting critical mass in early 2016. In that time, we’ve seen a large number of advertising agencies, ad tech platforms and affiliate networks disappear. Many times, this was due to an inability to stay ahead of fraudsters and the rapidly changing ad landscape.
Facebook is still trying to patch its image after Russia used the social media network to meddle in the 2016 US presidential election. Like many technology companies, Facebook must balance the convergence of digital dependence, digital dominance and digital distrust. Here's what it can do to improve and regain our trust.