Category: Media » Media Crisis

We're launching a video series to highlight best practices for fact-checkers

13 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteThere are thousands of tools, methods and tip sheets out there for journalists and fact-checkers, and sometimes it’s hard to cut through the noise and find something that will actually help you do […] The post We're launching a video series to highlight best practices for fact-checkers appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Local ranking factors study finds reviews, organic SEO best practices boost local visibility

13 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteLocalSEO Guide has released its 2017 Local Ranking Factors study results. The methodology is quite different from the Moz Local Ranking Factors survey. Both are worth detailed examination. LocalSEO Guide, together with the […] The post Local ranking factors study finds reviews, organic SEO best practices boost local visibility appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

How Alaska’s largest newspaper went bankrupt

13 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteAnchorage, Alaska, via Wikimedia Commons. When Alice Rogoff bought Alaska’s largest newspaper from media publishing chain McClatchy in 2014, she was making a bullish bet on the state and what she saw as […] The post How Alaska’s largest newspaper went bankrupt appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Three tips for newbies tackling data analysis

13 Nov 2017 | Media

Understanding data can be difficult—just ask expert Erica Huerta, who analyzes it daily for a living. Huerta is the Competitive Intelligence manager at Whole Foods, where it is her job to look at the industry landscape, identify competitors and form […] The post Three tips for newbies tackling data analysis appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Houston radio exec: Industry ‘strong’ and ready to compete

13 Nov 2017 | Media

In today’s digital-crazed society, radio may appear to have been pushed to the side, but according to the senior vice president and market manager of CBS Radio Houston, that is far from the case. “It’s strong and isn’t going anywhere,” […] The post Houston radio exec: Industry ‘strong’ and ready to compete appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Study looks at adoption, use of Twitter in U.S. newsrooms

13 Nov 2017 | Media

  For journalists and newsrooms, Twitter has emerged as a respected source of information. But what are the main factors that affect its diffusion, adoption and speed of implementation in newsroom? In order to understand how Twitter is being used […] The post Study looks at adoption, use of Twitter in U.S. newsrooms appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Coverage of women’s sports lower at higher-circulation newspapers

13 Nov 2017 | Media

  A survey of 132 sports editors at the top daily newspapers in the United States found that newspapers with a smaller circulation reported more coverage of women’s sports than those with bigger circulation. The survey was conducted by Pamela […] The post Coverage of women’s sports lower at higher-circulation newspapers appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Looking Back at 10 Years of the Hashtag on Twitter

12 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteTen years ago, the city of San Diego, California, was surrounded on three sides by fire. The canyons were impassable, the freeways were closed, and the refuges were filling up. Local reporters and […] The post Looking Back at 10 Years of the Hashtag on Twitter appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’ and social media-driven echo chambers

7 Nov 2017 | World

The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, UNESCO said in its flagship analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists.read more »

Gannett remains profitable but publishing fundamentals are deteriorating

6 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteGannett, long committed to meeting Wall Street’s profit demands, hit the mark again for the third quarter — but only by vigorous cost cutting and gains from a digital marketing subsidiary. The revenue […] The post Gannett remains profitable but publishing fundamentals are deteriorating appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

The ABCs of winning followers on social media

6 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteWith every witty comeback or flawless roast, a millennial consumer is won. Whether you call it “going viral” or “increasing customer engagement,” some brands just win on social media. Like digital curb appeal, […] The post The ABCs of winning followers on social media appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

What Is Whitespace? 9 Websites to Inspire Your Web Design

6 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this site Empty space is not always wasted space. In fact, when it comes to web design, it’s a best practice to give your content a little breathing room. Today’s website visitors are content-scanners. They […] The post What Is Whitespace? 9 Websites to Inspire Your Web Design appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Those were the days: How nostalgia works as a creative strategy

6 Nov 2017 | Media

He-Man foils Skeletor’s latest plan to capture Castle Grayskull. Peace-loving hippies attend a music festival in their Volkswagen Microbus. Colonel Sanders hawks his finger-lickin’ good KFC meals. “The Candy Man,” a hit song from the ‘70s, sweetly plays over a […] The post Those were the days: How nostalgia works as a creative strategy appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

New York Times politics reporter Martin talks fake news, social Media

6 Nov 2017 | Media

Political reporting has long been considered a job for the tough and the smart, and The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin indicates that’s never been truer. To be successful in the field, he says you have to work harder than […] The post New York Times politics reporter Martin talks fake news, social Media appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

New York Times politics reporter Martin talks fake news, social media

6 Nov 2017 | Media

Political reporting has long been considered a job for the tough and the smart, and The New York Times’ Jonathan Martin indicates that’s never been truer. To be successful in the field, he says you have to work harder than […] The post New York Times politics reporter Martin talks fake news, social media appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

How journalists verify social media content

6 Nov 2017 | Media

Social media outlets are now important sources to journalists for get story ideas, sources and  other content. But because of widespread fake items, journalists cannot readily use social media content without verifying it beforehand. In order to understand how journalists […] The post How journalists verify social media content appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Sports journalists worry over workload, content quality in multimedia age

6 Nov 2017 | Media

John McGuire and Ray Murray, associate professors at Oklahoma State University, interviewed 18 sports journalists at The Oklahoman and the Tulsa World to gather information on how the new demands of social media and the 24-hour news cycle were affecting […] The post Sports journalists worry over workload, content quality in multimedia age appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Digital PR pros’ toughest challenges

2 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this site The public relations profession has never had it easier. With all the information at your fingertips, there have never been so many avenues and platforms to connect brand managers with consumers. Plus, […] The post Digital PR pros’ toughest challenges appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

The four pillars of an effective SEO strategy

2 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteSEO can be complicated — in many cases, overcomplicated. How many ranking factors are involved in generating strong organic search results? Ten? Twenty? Thirty? Two hundred? A quick search for “SEO ranking factors” […] The post The four pillars of an effective SEO strategy appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Journalism Beyond Facts, Part 1

2 Nov 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteThis piece is the first of a two-part series. Journalism is in a panic over facts. Fake facts. Alternate facts. Ideological facts. We need journalistic sherpas helping citizens navigate through a miasma of […] The post Journalism Beyond Facts, Part 1 appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a redesign, but print nameplates won't change

31 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteUSA Today Network has 110 newspapers total around the country, including USA Today. In July, nine local newspapers got a redesign, and as of Monday, the remaining 100 joined the branded look.  Like […] The post USA Today Network brings together 109 local newsrooms with a redesign, but print nameplates won't change appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Facebook is testing features that turn its livestreaming tool into a powerhouse

31 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteLet me be straight with you. I totally get that we’re in the midst of this long, difficult conversation about how we shouldn’t be surrendering our content to platforms like Facebook and the […] The post Facebook is testing features that turn its livestreaming tool into a powerhouse appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

11 great writing apps for Apple devices

31 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteFinding an outstanding iOS writing app can be challenging. Microsoft Word, arguably the best word processor available, was designed for Windows. Developers have answered the call, and diehard Apple fans can find several […] The post 11 great writing apps for Apple devices appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Ad-mageddon! Ad blocking, its impact, and what comes next

31 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteSince the mid ’90s, the internet has been filled with examples of something tiny becoming something big — and changing everything. Ad blocking is another of those stories that will be told, in […] The post Ad-mageddon! Ad blocking, its impact, and what comes next appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

The People Want Live Video. Here’s How Reuters Responded

31 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteReuters is taking video live-streaming to another level with a new multi-feed service it claims gives print outlets a leg up on their broadcast rivals. Reuters Connect, launched several months ago, now boasts […] The post The People Want Live Video. Here’s How Reuters Responded appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

8 Genius Examples of Empathetic Content Marketing in Action

31 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this site Successful content marketing is about creating a connection between your audience and your brand. This doesn’t mean just throwing content at your audience. It means truly valued creating content — content that […] The post 8 Genius Examples of Empathetic Content Marketing in Action appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

This tool helps you tell stories in your data

30 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteAre you making charts and graphs for your audience? This week’s tool will help you add context to the data.  Hare: Hi, Ren! Happy first day it’s tolerable to live in Florida and venture […] The post This tool helps you tell stories in your data appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

What’s Your Worst Writing Fear? Dread and Trepidation from Our Editorial Team

30 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this site It seems straightforward enough. We human beings are innately verbal creatures. Writing is just taking the language we dream, think, and speak in, and arranging the words on some paper or a […] The post What’s Your Worst Writing Fear? Dread and Trepidation from Our Editorial Team appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

7 habits of established PR pros

30 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteWhat does it take to be a great public relations professional? Consider something Aristotle said: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” Work and repetition […] The post 7 habits of established PR pros appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Brand Execs Say Digital Transformation Requires a Cultural Shift, Not Just a Technological One

30 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteWhen it comes to transforming a company’s digital operations, customer experience is front and center, even while internal changes to company structure and culture tend to be the most difficult obstacles to overcome. […] The post Brand Execs Say Digital Transformation Requires a Cultural Shift, Not Just a Technological One appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

The Next Great Media Channel Is the Self-Driving Car. Will Brands Be Ready?

30 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteGM has increased production of self-driving Chevy Bolts. Volvo is partnering with self-driving car chipmaker Nvidia. Volkswagen is working to power its cars with A.I. The conversation has fully shifted from “if” driverless […] The post The Next Great Media Channel Is the Self-Driving Car. Will Brands Be Ready? appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Snapchat journalist describes what works for content on app

30 Oct 2017 | Media

By Georgia Clarke Every day, some 173 million use Snapchat. What started as a home for sending endless selfies is now a host for some of the most innovative new media storytelling. Swipe left on the app’s opening screen and […] The post Snapchat journalist describes what works for content on app appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Social media manpower, questions help news outlets build audience

30 Oct 2017 | Media

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have become rapidly growing news sources as news organizations adapt social media to disseminate news. University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism Professor Sue Burzynski Bullard found that news outlets must interact with audiences beyond simply […] The post Social media manpower, questions help news outlets build audience appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Social media manpower, questions  help news outlets build audience

30 Oct 2017 | Media

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have become rapidly growing news sources as news organizations adapt social media to disseminate news. University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism Professor Sue Burzynski Bullard found that news outlets must interact with audiences beyond simply […] The post Social media manpower, questions  help news outlets build audience appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Social media manpower, questions help news outlets build audience

30 Oct 2017 | Media

Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have become rapidly growing news sources as news organizations adapt social media to disseminate news. University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism Professor Sue Burzynski Bullard found that news outlets must interact with audiences beyond simply […] The post Social media manpower, questions help news outlets build audience appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Photo sharing becomes its own form of communication

30 Oct 2017 | Media

Humans love to take pictures. It helps us remember important moments, express ourselves and show others what is happening in our lives. With the rise of the internet, photo sharing has become easier and more popular than ever through media […] The post Photo sharing becomes its own form of communication appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Photo sharing becomes its own form of communication

30 Oct 2017 | Media

Humans love to take pictures. It helps us remember important moments, express ourselves and show others what is happening in our lives. With the rise of the internet, photo sharing has become easier and more popular than ever through media […] The post Photo sharing becomes its own form of communication appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Photo sharing becomes its own form of communication

30 Oct 2017 | Media

Humans love to take pictures. It helps us remember important moments, express ourselves and show others what is happening in our lives. With the rise of the internet, photo sharing has become easier and more popular than ever through media […] The post Photo sharing becomes its own form of communication appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Broadcast veteran shares lessons from career transitions

30 Oct 2017 | Media

Dawn Dugle grew up in New Palestine, Indiana, believing she would enter the medical field after graduation. “If you were smart in science, you went on to become a doctor,” said Dugle, 44. “There wasn’t anyone mentoring me to say, […] The post Broadcast veteran shares lessons from career transitions appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Google News Lab partners with Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network

29 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteThe Poynter Institute, a global leader in journalism, has entered into a partnership with Google News Lab to expand the work of the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). The project aims to dramatically increase […] The post Google News Lab partners with Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Facebook Is Making Political Ad Buyers Add New Disclosures, Which Will Slow Down the Review Process

29 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this site | 2 days ago Facebook is testing a lengthier review process for ad campaigns that use hot-button topics to target an audience. As part of those changes, Facebook announced that it will […] The post Facebook Is Making Political Ad Buyers Add New Disclosures, Which Will Slow Down the Review Process appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Founder of new local news project in Detroit: 'It's on us … the cavalry is not coming'

25 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteWhen Ashley Woods read about an accelerator program from Jessica Lessin’s The Information, Woods applied on a whim. One hundred and 87 applicants from 33 countries applied too, and Woods, then consumer experience […] The post Founder of new local news project in Detroit: 'It's on us … the cavalry is not coming' appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

How to find the useful information hidden on every website

25 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteThis article originally appeared in Try This! — Tools for Journalism, our newsletter about digital tools. Want bite-sized news, tutorials and ideas about the best digital tools for journalism in your inbox every Monday? Sign up […] The post How to find the useful information hidden on every website appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Clickbait or Damn Good Headline?

25 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this site When I review applications from students in our Certified Content Marketer training program, I get to read some great content. And giving feedback on headlines to make them more powerful is one […] The post Clickbait or Damn Good Headline? appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views

25 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteIn political values ranging from views of government and the social safety net to opinions about immigrants, race and homosexuality, Americans are less likely than in the past to hold a mix of […] The post In polarized era, fewer Americans hold a mix of conservative and liberal views appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

4 reasons PR pros should look for a new job

25 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteHow do you know when you’re ready to make a move or even switch careers? Often, people feel stuck in a job, industry or organization and need inspiration to start moving. Here are […] The post 4 reasons PR pros should look for a new job appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Twitter will make its ads more transparent to brands, everyone else

25 Oct 2017 | Media

This post was originally published on this siteAs the spotlight hits the murky side of digital advertising — from election-related controversies to viewability concerns — Twitter is pledging to expose more aspects of its advertising business. Twitter plans to open an […] The post Twitter will make its ads more transparent to brands, everyone else appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Second screeners lock themselves in echo chamber

23 Oct 2017 | Media

The rise of mobile phones and tablets has popularized the practice of second screening, which means accessing extra content online or even simply tweeting while watching a television show. It is a great way for fans to build relationships with […] The post Second screeners lock themselves in echo chamber appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

Second screeners lock themselves in echo chamber

23 Oct 2017 | Media

The rise of mobile phones and tablets has popularized the practice of second screening, which means accessing extra content online or even simply tweeting while watching a television show. It is a great way for fans to build relationships with […] The post Second screeners lock themselves in echo chamber appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

To get more readers: Summary heads on Twitter, question heads on Facebook

23 Oct 2017 | Media

In this day of declining readership of print newspapers, journalists are using social media platforms for to attract more readers, but just sharing a piece does not guarantee that it will get read. If you want to engage more readers, […] The post To get more readers: Summary heads on Twitter, question heads on Facebook appeared first on NewsLab. read more »

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