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Schibsted is creating new editorial formats — from messaging to personalized homepages

Last year, the giant Scandinavian publisher Schibsted restructured its product team. It centralized its efforts, creating one unified product and technology group that worked across all its publications. The idea was that the product team would be able to work with individual publications to develop new products before scaling them out to the rest of...

Fiat Lux: Illumination to Action

At the IN-NW 2017 conference, David Patton, Senior Manager of Digital Media at Vulcan, Inc. “enlightened’ us about the various marketing lessons we could learn from their successful 2015 global campaign, “Fiat Lux” (Let There Be Light). Show More Summary

Three things to watch around the launch of Mogul, Spotify’s latest exclusive podcast

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 118, published May 2, 2017. Gretta Cohn officially launches her new podcast studio. About two months after announcing her departure from Midroll, where Cohn most recently served as the company’s executive producer, her solo venture now has a name and an initial client list. The...

Duo Punked Morning TV Show. Now They're Being Sued

To a pair of pranksters who showed up on a Wisconsin morning-television program, they were just having a bit of harmless fun. To Gray Television, which owns the station they appeared on, Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are guilty of fraud, copyright infringement, and conspiracy to commit a wrongful act,...

These are the bots powering Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post efforts to build a modern digital newspaper

I’m a huge sci-fi nerd — love Isaac Asimov. And if you’ve ever seen this actually not super great interpretation — I, Robot, with Will Smith — it’s all about the Three Laws of Robotics. Where basically, like, robots aren’t supposed to kill you — until they try to kill you. Hopefully, a conversational journalism...

This is a news publication all about the working life — but it’s housed within a job search company

As news publishers search for sustainability, some companies with established business models are in search of publications to call their own. Anheuser-Busch has one around beer. Two popular shaving product companies each run one. Airbnb had Pineapple magazine, but published one issue in 2014. Now, 14-year-old online job search platform and service Ladders has hired...

Newsonomics: Lydia Polgreen’s ambitious HuffPost remake aims for “solidarity” among readers

Make no mistake: Lydia Polgreen understands she has her work cut out for her. Named The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief in December, Polgreen brings to the job an enviable reputation as a journalist, as a colleague, and as someone who cares passionately about the issues of our time. At 41, she left a 15-year career at...

Jeff Israely: What comes next in the Uberization of the news business?

Both Uber the company and Uber the concept are juicy subjects for those of us in the business of assigning and writing articles. The company changing the ways of commerce and transport seems to keep winding up in street clashes and courtrooms. Meanwhile, founder and CEO Travis Kalanick has become the perfect Silicon Valley villain,...

The Lasting Power Of O'Reilley's Anger And Arrogance

One primping, sneering, leering racist misogynist down, one to go. Well, many more than one to go, but one in the White House to go. Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News, though we have hardly seen the last of him. He still has millionsShow More Summary

With Open Notebook, Hearken wants to help news orgs do more of their reporting in public

David Fahrenthold never did find much evidence of Donald Trump’s charitable efforts, but he got a Pulitzer Prize for his trouble. Fahrenthold’s reporting, which he tracked via pen and paper and which relied on input from readers, “created a model for transparent journalism in political campaign coverage while casting doubt on Donald Trump’s assertions of...

Knowing Booze Causes Cancer Inspires People to Cut Down

If you want to get people to stop boozing it up, don't show them images of glasses of healthy, sparkling water instead of beer—show them an ad that illustrates how too many cocktails can cause cancer to course through their bodies, the Guardian reports. That's the finding of a...

Has America Really Become Less Tolerant Of Sexual Harassment?

The cheering of liberals, progressives, well-mannered, morally decent, and socially conscious people of every stripe over the ousting of Fox News megastar Bill O’Reilly has been raucous and widespread. The reality that this seemingly...Show More Summary

NPR is bringing back ’90s hip-hop DJs Stretch and Bobbito

In the 1990s, DJs Stretch Armstrong (Adrian Bartos) and Bobbito (Robert) Garcia introduced listeners to future stars like Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Eminem, and Nas on their show on Columbia University’s WKCR. “At that point in time, your show was the most important show in the world,” Nas said in a 2015 Kickstarter campaign that Stretch...

Former Arkansas Morning Anchor Looks For Love on TV

A Former KFSM Morning Anchor might not be on local TV anymore but Jay Plyburn will be back on TV looking for love this fall as a contestant on ABC’s The Bachelorette. He made the announcement on Instagram. “It’s official! I’m going to be a contestant on the next season of ABC’s The Bachelorette! Filming starts this fall. Standby for more details!,” he...

On Robert Pollard: August by Cake

3 months agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

[No. 03 in a Series] A circus barker’s come-on. A brassy fanfare. The curtain rises, and the show begins with “5° on the Inside,” a thumping, rubber-jointed rocker that sounds utterly joyous, at least until the lyrics hit you. The sweet spot bled out to stain your life. August by Cake is the most accessible Guided by Voices record since […]

Jay Pharoah Dishes About Being Fired by ‘SNL’

Comedian Jay Pharoah, who spent six seasons on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” before the show opted not to pick up his contract last summer, had plenty to say about the show in an interview with Hot97. “Pharoah, who was most...

How Will Video Games Fare In The Age Of Trump?

Note: This entry is coauthored with Patrick Markey, Professor of Psychology at Villanova University and coauthor of our book Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games is Wrong. While the rest of the world agonizes over low-hanging...Show More Summary

How Following Economics 101 Could Have Prevented United's PR Nightmare

By Volodymyr Bilotkach, Newcastle University On April 9, a passenger was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight from Chicago O’Hare to Louisville after the carrier was unable to find volunteers to accommodate four of its employees...Show More Summary

News Anchor Stares at Pen on Live TV, Goes Viral

Natasha Exelby lived out every news anchor's nightmare on live TV over the weekend, and to add to that nightmare, some are saying she's been sanctioned for it, per the New York Daily News. A video circulating online shows the Aussie journalist on ABC24 on Sunday, zoning out and staring...

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