Nic Newman

Feb
05
General Election 2019: the news media failed profoundly — but not in the way you think

General Election 2019: the news media failed profoundly — but not in the way you think

Reuters Institute research shows that most of what we believe about the general public and politics news is wrong — and that we are profoundly failing to engage them.
6 min read
Dec
03
News podcasts: profitable and engaging — but have we got the format right?

News podcasts: profitable and engaging — but have we got the format right?

New research from the Reuters Institute suggests that publishers are waking up to the opportunity for greater audience engagement through podcasting - but are they taking the right approach?
9 min read
Jun
12
Digital News Report 2019 launch: connecting with readers and building trust in news

Digital News Report 2019 launch: connecting with readers and building trust in news

The annual Reuters Institute Digital News Report was published today — and a panel discussed the implications for journalism of its key findings. Here's my notes.
9 min read
Mar
07
News on Smart Speakers: are voice interfaces viable for journalism?

News on Smart Speakers: are voice interfaces viable for journalism?

Are smart speakers the next frontier for journalism - and is there any money to be made there? A panel of speakers at the March 2018 news:rewired explored the potential — and the challenges.
7 min read
Jan
10
Media Trends 2019: an earthquake in audience engagement, and openness to new business models

Media Trends 2019: an earthquake in audience engagement, and openness to new business models

The 2019 edition of the Journalism, Media and Technology Trends and Predictions report finds an industry rethinking many of its assumptions about the way digital operates.
7 min read
Nov
15
Journalism on Smart Speakers: key findings from the Reuters Institute research

Journalism on Smart Speakers: key findings from the Reuters Institute research

Nic Newman has dug into the use of smart speakers for news. There's a market there - but how big is it, and how fast will it grow?
5 min read
Sep
14
Social Media, chat apps and journalism: people's news discussions are becoming private, not public

Social Media, chat apps and journalism: people's news discussions are becoming private, not public

Facebook is in decline and the chat apps are rising. But it's more than algorithm changes, but a shift in people's behavior - how do we adapt?
8 min read
Jun
14
Digital News Report 2018: traffic from — and trust in — social media on the decline

Digital News Report 2018: traffic from — and trust in — social media on the decline

The new Digital News Report is out - and things are looking grim in the intersection of social media and news. Here's a couple of preliminary observations.
4 min read
Jan
10
Predicting journalism’s 2018 - goodbye platforms, hello AI, and talking with Alexa

Predicting journalism’s 2018 - goodbye platforms, hello AI, and talking with Alexa

Oh, happy day. Those of us in the online journalism development business get an annual present a little later than
1 min read
Apr
25
Nic Newman: the rapidly changing landscape for news video

Nic Newman: the rapidly changing landscape for news video

The rapid adoption of social video - the so-called "pivot to video" has not been well supported by research - until now. Nic Newman presents his early findings.
3 min read