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Everybody is talking about mobile notifications, but how big is the opportunity for publishers?

Everybody is talking about mobile notifications, but how big is the opportunity for publishers?We talked to Nic Newman, author of a new Reuters Institute report on mobile news alerts, who argues that this platform could soon be as important as Facebook’s Instant articles, AMP and Apple News. He expends here on what to expect from them in the next few months.

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Bertrand Pecquerie

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GEN Summit 2017 (1)

At GEN, our holidays are very short. We start working on the next GEN Summit in July, just a few weeks after the end of our annual conference. So back in July 2016, it was very clear to us that the main topic for June 2017 would be related to newsbots, machine learning and automated news with a few touches of Virtual Reality, as our goal is to soon launch a VR News Challenge for media…

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Google DNI Offers Funding to the Global Editors Network for its Data Journalism Hub

The Global Editors Network (GEN) is proud to announce it has been selected by Google Digital News Initiative to produce and conduct its Hub on Data Journalism.

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Publishing news on messaging apps is now critical, here’s why

The exclusive report “Why Chat Matters as a News Medium” presented by Empirical Media last June at the GEN Summit in Vienna was downloaded over 2,000 times, a testimonial of how relevant the topic is to media organisations around the world.

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Lionel Bordeaux

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COP22: How to address media failure

COP21 has relaunched international action and is a huge step forward after Kyoto’s failings and the weak results from Copenhagen. But the hard work has only just begun.

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Clothilde Goujard

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From fact checking to live fact checking: what to learn from the US presidential election

The rise of Donald Trump in American politics and the Brexit campaign in the UK has put fact-checking in the spotlight. Politicians have distorted the truth on occasions for a long time but misinformation has been particularly ubiquitous in the last years with the emergence of the internet.

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Sarah Toporoff

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Snowden: Journalists can’t win surveillance arms race against NSA; they have to lobby for privacy-protecting policies

In an interview led by author and professor Dan Gillmor, Snowden warned that freedom of the press cannot exist without confidentiality between journalists and their sources. Gillmor kicked off the discussion with a developing report from The Daily Beast on AT&T’s massive spying programme going back as far as 1987.

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Search: “The old Google-like list of results is definitely not the future”

In the lead up to the Süddeutsche Zeitung Editors Lab in Munich, which will focus on investigative journalism, I had a talk with Sébastien Heymann, founder and CEO of Linkurious, a tool designed to help the user search and visualise data.

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Jean-Yves Chainon & Bertrand Pecquerie

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VR in the newsroom: Don’t wait too long, don’t spend too much

If there were remaining doubts as to the potential use of virtual reality and immersive journalism to augment the quality of traditional reporting, this year has quashed these doubts: whether it was the extensive use of 360 video to cover the Rio 2016 Olympics (see coverage from NBC, live 360 coverage through the BBC’s app, or in this 360 video by Immersiv.ly) or the Guardian’s 6x9 VR project,…

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Greg Piechota

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Tips for publishers to grasp more opportunities on Facebook

The rise of mobile and social networking have been forcing news media publishers to re-imagine and re-invent their business. Facebook and other digital platforms have posed both opportunities and threats. While there is no single recipe for success, there are strategies that work.

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