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Monthly report: February 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 54 influencers like Nieman Lab and Mark Glaser, discussing hashtags such as #infoneeds , #mwc18 and #futureofadvertising.
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How much news makes it into people’s Facebook feeds? Our experiment suggests not much

On Dec 18, 2017
@vimoh shared
RT @NiemanLab: We asked hundreds of people to share with us the top posts in their Facebook News Feeds. Most of them saw little to no news content https://t.co/vU2Nliyfzm https://t.co/S8IoLallvA
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Half the people in our survey saw no news at all in the first 10 posts in their feeds — even using an extremely generous definition of "news" that counted everything from celebrity gossip to sports scores to history-based explainers, across all mediums.

www.niemanlab.org
On Dec 18, 2017
@vimoh shared
RT @NiemanLab: We asked hundreds of people to share with us the top posts in their Facebook News Feeds. Most of them saw little to no news content https://t.co/vU2Nliyfzm https://t.co/S8IoLallvA
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How much news makes it into people’s Facebook feeds? Our experiment suggests not much

Half the people in our survey saw no news at all in the first 10 posts in their feeds — even using an extremely generous definition of "news" that counted everything from celebrity gossip ...

Mining cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech to save journalism

On Feb 14, 2018
@mathewi shared
RT @dabeard: You've risen fast at journalism's brightest success story. Then you quit — for something you say can save journalism. I had a few questions for the talented @jarroddicker https://t.co/wPQJhoRpYU @Poynter @_poetproject @Join_Civil @ethereumproject @sarafischer @bramsonboudreau
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A share of the innovation at the Washington Post over the past few years is due to Jarrod Dicker, a HuffPost, Time Inc.

www.poynter.org
On Feb 14, 2018
@mathewi shared
RT @dabeard: You've risen fast at journalism's brightest success story. Then you quit — for something you say can save journalism. I had a few questions for the talented @jarroddicker https://t.co/wPQJhoRpYU @Poynter @_poetproject @Join_Civil @ethereumproject @sarafischer @bramsonboudreau
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Mining cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech to save journalism

A share of the innovation at the Washington Post over the past few years is due to Jarrod Dicker, a HuffPost, Time Inc.

5 Lessons For Creating Good Immersive Storytelling

On Jan 29, 2018
@mediatwit shared
Trying out 360 video this year? @KatDuncanPhoto has five tips. @RJI https://t.co/08HBATDBKN https://t.co/q0WVxQUKo8
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A version of this post appeared on RJI Online. Innovation in Focus is a new video series from the Innovation & Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. With the help of journalism students, I produce the series, which explores emerging technology and methods of storytelling for ...

mediashift.org
On Jan 29, 2018
@mediatwit shared
Trying out 360 video this year? @KatDuncanPhoto has five tips. @RJI https://t.co/08HBATDBKN https://t.co/q0WVxQUKo8
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5 Lessons For Creating Good Immersive Storytelling

A version of this post appeared on RJI Online. Innovation in Focus is a new video series from the Innovation & Futures Lab at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. With the help of journalism ...

Cindy Gallop: How to Blow Shit Up And Make a Difference

On Feb 6, 2018
@cindygallop shared
"The founders of every single one of the gigantic tech platforms that are, for many people, the future of advertising, all have one thing in common; they bloody hate advertising and marketing." I talk to @louisslices @EHM_podcast https://t.co/TAS9VQWwiM #futureofadvertising
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On Feb 6, 2018
@cindygallop shared
"The founders of every single one of the gigantic tech platforms that are, for many people, the future of advertising, all have one thing in common; they bloody hate advertising and marketing." I talk to @louisslices @EHM_podcast https://t.co/TAS9VQWwiM #futureofadvertising
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The Guardian’s new podcast player for the web tries to make listening a little more interactive (but not interruptive)

On Feb 15, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
The Guardian’s new podcast player for the web tries to make listening a little more interactive (but not interruptive) https://t.co/odAkHMS5wY
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The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab's podcast player for the mobile web lets you listen to a show without using a podcast app, and get phone notifications that point you to links and graphics at relevant points in the story as the audio plays.

www.niemanlab.org
On Feb 15, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
The Guardian’s new podcast player for the web tries to make listening a little more interactive (but not interruptive) https://t.co/odAkHMS5wY
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The Guardian’s new podcast player for the web tries to make listening a little more interactive (but not interruptive)

The Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab's podcast player for the mobile web lets you listen to a show without using a podcast app, and get phone notifications that point you to links and ...

Why ‘Dialogue Journalism’ Is Having a Moment

On Feb 15, 2018
@MediaShiftOrg shared
We live in a time of overwhelming digital connections, but chances are, we’re not nearly as connected to those with different beliefs. See how dialogue journalism aims to fix that. https://t.co/2r82Bv40NZ @tiffjlew @spaceship_media @seattletimes @ALMediaGrp @ajplus @YvonneLeow https://t.co/HkZhaitaZI
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Turn on the TV today, and chances are you’ll see political commentators sparring. Log on to Twitter and you’ll see the latest heated tweet from President Trump. We’re living in a time of overwhelming connection thanks to the interwebs, but chances are, we’re not nearly as connected to ...

mediashift.org
On Feb 15, 2018
@MediaShiftOrg shared
We live in a time of overwhelming digital connections, but chances are, we’re not nearly as connected to those with different beliefs. See how dialogue journalism aims to fix that. https://t.co/2r82Bv40NZ @tiffjlew @spaceship_media @seattletimes @ALMediaGrp @ajplus @YvonneLeow https://t.co/HkZhaitaZI
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Why ‘Dialogue Journalism’ Is Having a Moment

Turn on the TV today, and chances are you’ll see political commentators sparring. Log on to Twitter and you’ll see the latest heated tweet from President Trump. We’re living in a time of ...

Knight Media Forum Focuses on Non-Profit News, Impact and Danger of Algorithms

On Feb 23, 2018
@knightfdn shared
RT @MediaShiftOrg: At the @knightfdn Media Forum, smaller discussions focused on local media collaboratives, community and ethnic media, the science of storytelling and more. @jasonalcorn reports. https://t.co/S4S2s5w2yE @knightfdn @timoreilly @jimmy_wales @amywebb #infoneeds https://t.co/9s5snDAyO1
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MIAMI – The theme of this year’s Knight Media Forum in Miami was “Strengthening Local News, Community and Democracy.” The annual gathering of librarians, community foundations and journalists hosted by the Knight Foundation opened with a panel of Knight Commissioners who set a pragmatic ...

mediashift.org
On Feb 23, 2018
@knightfdn shared
RT @MediaShiftOrg: At the @knightfdn Media Forum, smaller discussions focused on local media collaboratives, community and ethnic media, the science of storytelling and more. @jasonalcorn reports. https://t.co/S4S2s5w2yE @knightfdn @timoreilly @jimmy_wales @amywebb #infoneeds https://t.co/9s5snDAyO1
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Knight Media Forum Focuses on Non-Profit News, Impact and Danger of Algorithms

MIAMI – The theme of this year’s Knight Media Forum in Miami was “Strengthening Local News, Community and Democracy.” The annual gathering of librarians, community foundations and ...

All eyes on the 5G prize as troubled telecom industry gathers for MWC 2018

On Feb 27, 2018
@VentureBeat shared
RT @obrien: All eyes on the 5G prize as troubled telecom industry gathers for MWC 2018 https://t.co/2hsFf6yPzN via @VentureBeat #mwc18
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The 5G future is arriving faster than many had predicted. For a struggling telecom industry, it still can’t arrive fast enough. The mobile industry has left behind an era of easy growth, driv…

venturebeat.com
On Feb 27, 2018
@VentureBeat shared
RT @obrien: All eyes on the 5G prize as troubled telecom industry gathers for MWC 2018 https://t.co/2hsFf6yPzN via @VentureBeat #mwc18
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All eyes on the 5G prize as troubled telecom industry gathers for MWC 2018

The 5G future is arriving faster than many had predicted. For a struggling telecom industry, it still can’t arrive fast enough. The mobile industry has left behind an era of easy growth, ...

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