How automation can help journalists find their next big story
Mike Philips, CEO of Vigilant, created a platform that enables journalists to break into public data in order to carry out investigative work more easily. We spoke with him to find out where he's at since winning Startups for News 2018 at the GEN Summit in June, whether automation makes up for a lack of time and resources in newsrooms, and what you need to keep in mind when you're the CEO of a media startup.Read full article
WhatsApp me the news
Audiences are moving towards private messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, to read and talk about the news. We talked to Ritu Kapur, founder and CEO of The Quint; Sohini Guharoy, the Quint’s head of audience engagement & social media; and Hannah Schwär from Axel Springer, to find out how WhatsApp is being used for news distribution in India and Germany.Read full article here
Hi Alexa, is the monetisation conversation moot?
Voice assistants are still young and a bit awkward. Content experiences on them aren’t always great and it seems that news organisations, marketers, and the general public haven’t quite figured them out just yet.Read full article here
Behind the scenes of a murder investigation that mobilised 230 journalists all over Brazil
We talked to Thiago Reis, data journalist at G1 — the digital news component of the biggest Brazilian media group Globo — and coordinator of Monitor da Violência, about their project investigating murders in Brazil. Monitor da Violência won the public choice award at the Data Journalism Awards 2018.Read full article here
How can design processes help your newsroom?
Heather Chaplin, founding director of Journalism + Design at The New School, was talking about the importance of listening to the audience way before it became a gimmick. We had a chat with her about using design processes for journalism, the danger of ‘adversarial design’, and not freaking out when you don’t know where you’re going.Read full article here
CJR: Podcast: Platforms and publishers
On this week’s episode, Pete Vernon sat down with Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia, to better understand what Facebook and other platforms are up to. Emily recently presented at the Global Editors Network Summit in Portugal, speaking to world leaders in digital publishing about the Tow Center’s research.Read full article here
Corriere della Serra: Margaret Sullivan: «Con i populisti al potere la verità è sotto attacco»
(In Italian) L'intervista alla media columnist del Washington Post ed ex public editor del New York Times sul rapporto fra politica e giornali e sul futuro dell'informazione, a margine del Gen Summit di Lisbona.Read full article here