Blog posts by year and month May 2014

Posts (15)

  1. In the past fifteen years, the number of radio stations in Afghanistan has multiplied. Most are dependent on aid grants, so they’re largely non-commercial.

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  2. Online marketing is developing semi-scientific techniques to appeal to audiences. What can journalism learn from them?

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  3. More and more users are getting news on mobile platforms. Providers are responding in different ways, with the BBC implementing an ambitious mobile strategy for Africa in particular.     

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  4. Social media are as useful, or more so, for news from countries with a less developed communications infrastructure, and as tools to bring new voices to global media.

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  5. Twitter's 'news compass' shows how it can help journalists detect, report, distribute and engage their audience, as the London Social Media Summit on 16 May heard from Twitter's Vivian Schiller.

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  6. What are the secrets of shareability? At the London Social Media Summit on 16 May, experts from different media organisations offered some telling examples of what worked and what did not.

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  7. The BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding, says BBC News can thrive in a more diverse media world, making this “the most exciting time to be a journalist since the advent of television”

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  8. Established media in Brazil are making use of the natural sociability of the population, aggregating information to communicate back to their audience and to influence public bodies.  

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  9. The College of Journalism and the New York Times are once again hosting the Social Media Summit, this year in London. And there are plenty of new themes to discuss.

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  10. Italy’s foreign correspondents have been paying for their work through crowdfunding, to make up for the lack of resources offered by the country’s media outlets.

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