Platforms are eating journalism, now what?
In Perugia, during the International Journalism Festival, we had the chance to meet with Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. She will be one of the speakers at the upcoming GEN Summit in Vienna, which is set to tackle "The Rise of Platform-Driven News". In this interview, she explains how the rise of platforms cannot be stopped, and how they have to accept the responsibilities that come with their new role. She also argues that publishers need two strategies: one to reach their audience where it is, and one to make money.Read full article
Tempo Magazine: 45 years of investigative reporting in Indonesia
In this interview, Wayhu Dhyatmika, investigative journalist at Tempo, talks about the evolution of the magazine and how they are trying to adapt to the digital age, considering the development of news apps and the creation of specific mobile content. Tempo is a media partner for the Jakarta Editors Lab, GEN’s first hackdays in Indonesia. Accordingly to Wayhu, the city’s media landscape is highly competitive.Read full article
Nobody wants to pay for news but many want to pay for great journalism
"Nobody wants to pay for news. But many people want to pay for great journalism". This is the opinion of Marten Blankesteijn, co-founder of the Dutch pay-per-story news platform, Blendle. The platform has never stopped growing since its launch, and after a first expansion in Germany and The Netherlands, it is now avaliable in the USA, a media landscape that, in his opinion is vastly different from the European. In this interview Marten talks about how Blendle's adventure has been since the first launch and his expectations for the future.Read full article