Essential evergreen content, the Substack revenue question and the future of student media: this week’s key links
A digital basic people still struggle with, some thoughts on the newsletter opportunity — and an influencer's façade crumbles…
Social & Digital coffee break: Quartz's future crystallises
Quartz goes private, newsroom product management is the future, and more essential reads for today.
Are readers really seeking "good news"? Or are they actually after something else?
The novel coronavirus traffic bump is declining. Should we seek positive news, instead? Or is there another option?
Why we need more than just good coronavirus reporting right now
There is only one story right now: Covid-19. That's not good enough. People need to escape from it, as well as being informed about it.
Your work is better than "content"
Anything truly creative is more than just content.
Beyond news: understanding the role of archives in journalism businesses
Most news publishers are terrible at maintaining their archives. But their are solid business and journalistic reasons for doing so.
The Basics of Digital Journalism: Attention and Atomisation
There are two fundamental concepts needed to understand digital journalism. Here's a primer.
Word counts for viral stories in late 2017
There’s some interesting figures from Newswhip as to the most engaging content on Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest in
Tom Petty, from News UK's archives
This is lovely: R.I.P Tom Petty, scanning negs from archive today from a London visit in the 1990's…