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Newsbeat, a new app from the Tribune Company, converts top stories of the day into Pandora-like playlists of spoken-word audio.
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Legacy Media
by Angela Washeck

Last week, PBS MediaShift and the Poynter Institute produced a great symposium, “Truth & Trust in the 21st Century: Journalism’s Role in Telling the Story of Violence in Chicago.” The event was sponsored by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the Gannett Foundation and PR Newswire. It featured a conversation about [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Melanie Stone

When it comes to covering crime, journalists walk a fine line. Reporters and community members alike must figure out how to tell stories, distribute content, inform citizens and address violence in what Poynter’s Kelly McBride considers a new media ecosystem with so many outlets and so many voices. How do you tell deeper stories with [...] more »

Business
by Angela Washeck

Matt McAlister, who serves as director of digital strategy at Guardian Media Group, had a vision for collaborative, crowdfunded journalism that would facilitate two different kinds of communities. That vision has become Contributoria, which allows independent writers to pitch stories that are supported by people who like their ideas. And the finished result ends up not [...] more »

Business
by Federica Cherubini

Below is a report on analytics and their role in the newsroom, one part of a continuing World Editors Forum blog series on the Trends in Newsrooms 2014 report. Read the other installments here: Part one, part two, part three and part four. Who is your audience? Is your content actually reaching your audiences? How are they engaging [...] more »

Citizen Journalism
by Angela Washeck

In a news landscape of fragmented ad dollars, declining print revenues and segmented audiences, it’s no secret that local journalism is one of the media industry’s toughest nuts to crack. That’s why an initiative called the Local News Lab (LNL) started about a month ago with the hopes of finally getting to the bottom of [...] more »

MobileShift
by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear [...] more »

Legacy Media
by Julie Posetti

In this third installment of the World Editors Forum’s Trends in Newsrooms blog series (Part one here and part two here) exploring the WEF report on 2014′s top ten industry trends, report editor Julie Posetti and Karen Kissane examine the inexorable rise of mobile news consumption. In May, a significant threshold was crossed: In the U.S., 60 percent of global online [...] more »

Business
by Amelia Senter

Fresh off last year’s successful and invigorating Collab/Space workshop in Atlanta, we’re bringing Collab/Space to New York City. This year’s event is hosted at the Ford Foundation’s beautiful headquarters on the east side, on July 8. The focus of the event is fostering innovation from within, and the workshop will hone and highlight the work [...] more »

Business
by Steve Outing

Stop the presses! For six days a week! Yes, I’m being serious. The recent New York Times “Innovation” report, a meant-to-be-internal strategy document proposing a (long-overdue) digital-first future for what is arguably the best newspaper and digital news operation on the planet, painted a depressing picture. Despite beefing up its digital business and creating large [...] more »


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