News podcasts: profitable and engaging — but have we got the format right? Paid Members Public
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?
Journalism on Smart Speakers: key findings from the Reuters Institute research Paid Members Public
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?
Predicting journalism’s 2018 - goodbye platforms, hello AI, and talking with Alexa Paid Members Public
Oh, happy day. Those of us in the online journalism development business get an annual present a little later than Christmas. January is when Nic Newman’s annual Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions report hits. Today’s the day. I haven’t had the time to dive into
Quartz unleashes the bots — as a journo's assistant Paid Members Public
There’s been a lot of focus on bots — chat bots in particular — as news delivery vehicles. How about using them as news? Well, Quartz has something rather lovely coming for you [http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/08/quartz-created-a-bot-that-can-break-news-and-wants-to-help-other-news-orgs-develop-their-own/] : > At the Online News Association conference next month, Quartz plans to
Fighting trolling with academic rigour Paid Members Public
Trolling – hostile, provocative anti-social behaviour – is one of the biggest challenges to any large-scale online community – and that includes comment sections on mainstream publications. The problem is far, far bigger in the online gaming world, though. And one of the biggest games in the eSports sector – League of Legends [http: