Reuters Institute Digital News Report

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A key question in 2017 is how the already tense relationship between publishers and platforms will develop. In our survey almost half (46%) said they were more worried about the role and influence of platforms compared with last year. Despite this, the vast majority of publishers plan to continue to invest heavily in Facebook and to a lesser extent other platforms this year. The leading platforms are already focusing enormous resources on dealing with fake news. They know that loss of confidence in the platform will affect their bottom line, but they’ll also be desperate not to get drawn into the media business directly. Facebook is not going to solve the problem of fake news in the next year, but automatic picture recognition, machine learning, better verification and triaging all these programmatically are on the way.

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Twitter release of a new ‘mute’ button shows that they have also begun to give users more options to manage the quality and type of news they are exposed to. Both companies are guaranteed to attract attention and deliver boardroom turmoil in equal measure in the year ahead. Meanwhile Apple’s iOS 10 update increased the prominence of its previously underwhelming News app along with improved notifications. For some publishers this was a ‘game changer’ with CNN reporting page views up to 35m in September from just 5m a month earlier.

  • A research project that started by automatically generating baseball game recaps has developed more than a decade of research into a company called Narrative Science, with robot reporters writing forecasts for
  • Other venerable print publications, such as Tempo magazine, Kompas newspaper, and The Jakarta Post, have strengthened their paywalls.
  • A recent deal with Twitter shows the future direction as the company looks to acquire more content for its push into live video.
  • Some argue that this year will see the beginning of VR’s transition from a curiosity into something more tangible.
  • Is a small robot airplane designed to carry vaccines, medicine and blood in developing countries.

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In the UK, this year will see the roll out of Project Dovetail which will blend traditional panel based measurement with new analytics tags from the main broadcasters. Eventually this will provide a comprehensive picture of how content is viewed by different demographics across devices. Has expanded its films unit to focus on non-finance subjects like travel, social affairs, tech, and culture. What all these examples have in common is that the feature-based subjects make them more suitable for sponsorship and native advertising than traditional news. Over the last few years we’ve witnessed an explosion of online video, driven by high quality smartphone cameras, better connectivity, cheaper cloud-based storage and new tools for creating and editing videos on the go.

In our Digital Leaders survey, 69% of respondents said they considered it ‘very important’ to up their game on news alerts in 2017. With mobile becoming the most important channel for news, more publishers are recognising the importance of creating a wider range of relevant alerts for smartphone users to attract people back to apps and websites. Publishers are setting up dedicated teams to experiment with different approaches but they won’t have it all their own way. Twitter is set to launch its own full-scale personalised news alerts service early in 2017. This process has already started in Germany with suggestions by senior politicians that Facebook or other distributers of news should be fined up to 500,000 euros for each fake news story it fails to take down from its site. This is unlikely to happen but the pressure will force platforms to employ more senior editorial staff to make these calls and respond to requests, with the German and French elections being a particular flashpoint.

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The Coronavirus crisis in particular has led to an avalanche of misinformation, ranging from the ‘danger’ of thermometer guns to rumours that vaccines are adulterated with pork. One of the problems for Wikipedia is finding a balance between accuracy and access. If passing through a hierarchy of editors and administrators, it sacrifices true access. Another challenge for Wikipedia is to stay clear of advertising, in the face of its continual demand for bandwidth. Avid users of Wikipedia may not be concerned about behind-the-scenes wrangling over access or advertising, as long as they get the information they need.

Getting a foot in the door of journalism Senior Lecturer in Journalism Simon Cadman reports on the wide variety of placements students are enjoying this year, in part thanks to the London Met Journalism Diversity Network. Cafe-style thinking for Islington’s voluntary sector post-Covid Ryan Evans, Journalism BA student, reports on the recent Islington Voluntary, Community, Faith, and Social Enterprise Sector conference, which was hosted at London Met. Mind you, I have a set of article ideas that I apply for clients during slow news periods and one of my stock concepts is asking ‘is XXX dead? ’ In fact, if I had a pound for every time I’d read an article asking if a particular industry was dead I wouldn’t be writing this Blog. I’d be sat on a private beach somewhere with Mrs Insights into PR and Marketing and Baby Insights into PR and Marketing relaxing and sipping alcoholic beverages. As I mentioned yesterday, this week has seen a truly seismic event for SEOs andtechnical PRpeople concerned with online media.

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