Tag: data

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Olga Kyle, Reuben Stern, Laura Davison, Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab explores how better use of analytics and user data could help newsrooms improve their coverage and connect with audiences. PART 1: THINKING MORE LIKE MARKETERS Most news organizations track things like page views and unique visitors. But more sophisticated [...] more »

by Ian Lamont

Late last year, my publishing company released a dud. After a string of successful releases of “In 30 Minutes” technology guides, this new title had absolutely zero e-book and sales in the first three weeks of release. None. Nada. 沒有. As a small, bootstrapped operation, my company could have written it off as an embarrassing [...] more »

by Cindy Royal

At the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, one panel addressed adding programming skills to the curriculum: “Why All Your Students Must Be Programmers.” The inevitable question was posed: What would you cut from existing offerings to make room for these new topics? [...] more »

by Julie Keck

At Bloomberg, wall between news and data came late (WSJ) ABC to let app users live-stream local shows (NYT) Comparing how NYT & The Washington Post approach advertising and digital (Monday Note) Why quality, not velocity, is the future of online news (Fast Company) Disruptions: Even the tech elites leave gadgets behind (NYT) How the [...] more »

by Jessica Weiss

For environmental journalists around the world, a lack of access to data on issues from oceans to sanitation can make it hard to report accurately on projects and policies. But technology may be changing the game. “Recent advances in technology have the power to revolutionize transparency within the sustainability movement,” said Manish Bapna, acting president [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Welcome to the 63rd episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Dorian Benkoil as co-hosts. Rafat Ali is off this week. Who’s watching you online and what do they know about you? A lot of people are tracking you and they know a lot. Even the former head of the CIA now knows [...] more »

by Josh Stearns

Earlier this year, Bill Diggins, a marketing executive at Verizon Wireless, revealed a chilling fact about how much information the company collects about its customers. “We’re able to view just everything that they do,” he told a crowd at the Paley Center in New York. “And that’s really where data is going today. Data is [...] more »

by Mark Hannah

As the 2012 presidential campaigns intensify in the days leading up to the election, pollsters and pundits will be making frenzied attempts to grapple with the flood of information readily available on the Internet. What’s unclear is how effectively we’re using — and whether we’re being used by — that information.   Polling Let’s start [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Mayer to unveil new company goals for Yahoo! (AllThingsD) 2. The profile of a typical Twitter user (GigaOm) 3. How data visualizations can have agendas (CJR) 4. Do you suffer from information over-consumption? (AppNewser) 5. Tips for journalists on how to [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. Mark Zuckerberg’s message at yesterday’s TechCrunch Disrupt event (TechCrunch) 2. Open letter to John Paton, CEO of Digital First Media (CJR) 3. Study: More people in the UK read the Guardian online than in print (Journalism.co.uk) 4. Why more newspapers are [...] more »