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You're reading a wrap-up of the Sept. 22 Republican presidential debate when you land on this claim from Rep. Michele Bachmann: "President Obama has the lowest public approval ratings of any president in modern times."

Really? You start googling for evidence. Maybe you scour the blogs or the fact-checking sites. It takes work, all that critical thinking.

That's why Dan Schultz, a graduate student at the MIT Media Lab (and newly named Knight-Mozilla fellow for 2012), is devoting his thesis to automatic bullshit detection.

Continue reading on Nieman Journalism Lab

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-28 11:25

Here are some words of wisdom from John Meehan, former editor of the Hull Daily Mail, in an InPublishing article, Sustaining community journalism in the regions.

"The industry cannot be focused predominantly on print. The platform is not important - the content is...

Regional media businesses have spent years agonising over 'the internet'. What do we put on it? Who does it? How do we make money on it?

Continue reading on the Greenslade Blog

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-28 10:52

News must be really hard to follow for an everyday consumer of a newspaper website. First tweets go out, sometimes with no links to additional coverage. Then a few grafs go up on a blog, followed by additional updates, either to the top of that post or as new posts. Eventually, a print story gets started, which is posted through an entirely different workflow onto a different-looking story page.

Continue reading on 10,000 Words

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-24 11:59

After an initial wave of excitement about iPad magazines, some publishers have dialed back their enthusiasm. But the readers who have actually downloaded them like them quite a bit.

So says a survey commissioned by a publishers' trade group: It finds that two-thirds of people who read magazines on tablets and e-readers think they'll be spending more time with digital issues over the next year.

Continue reading on All Things Digital

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-23 11:05

Helsingin Sanomat, the leading national daily in Finland, decided back in 2006 to offer a "Combo" subscription to print and all digital versions of the paper.

Five years later (with an iPad version now in play too) Helsingin Sanomat has 120,000 subscribers to the combo, a third of its subscription base. Now, 80 percent of new subscription sales are for that package.

Continue reading on Poynter

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-23 10:50

Updated: It's a distributed digital-information network that gives subscribers short news updates in something approaching real time, whether on the web or a mobile device. If you said Twitter, you would be right. But that same description also fits traditional newswires like Associated Press and Reuters. So how are they trying to evolve and compete with this new social news service?

Continue reading on Giga OM

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-22 12:15

A really interesting discussion arose recently about a memo sent to journalists working on a group of newspapers just outside Detroit of what was expected of them in the age of digital journalism and social media. The memo details an extraordinary list of requirements that is well beyond being achievable or even desirable for most news stories or pieces of content.

However, it is what some are being asked to achieve as their editors and publishers ask for too much, without putting in place the resources needed to make it happen, to the detriment of the most of important thing which is the story.

Continue reading on the Wall Blog

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-22 11:52

by Mario Garcia

Resurrection is the word many are using to describe the reappearance of the long time evening daily, Pittsburgh Press, now back as an online newspaper. Will others follow?

So it is all about the "lean back" approach and reading newspapers in the evening.

Why am I not surprised?

Continue reading on Garcí­a Media

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-21 10:56

by Steve Outing

I recently participated (well, sort of -- via a remote Skype presentation) in the University of South Carolina's "Journalism, Sustainability, and Media Regeneration Conference." Its organizer, Professor Augie Grant, sent a survey to everyone who attended that opened with a couple questions that I should not answer but cannot resist:

"Think about all of the possible forms of delivering news and information online. In general, what 'top of the mind' ideas do you think 'online news' will look like in 20 years?"

Continue reading on steveouting.com

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-18 10:14

When it comes to editorial practices, online and non-online platforms are increasingly given the same importance. Break the story online, give the analysis in print. That's the approach taken by many B2B magazines, newspapers and even TV news programmes. But commercially, is the gap between bits and bytes still too big and are predominately print-based publishers moving too slowly?

In a low-key announcement yesterday, Guardian News & Media says that as part of its "digital first" strategy it will consolidate print and online advertising systems into one ad selling platform.

Continue reading on TheMediaBriefing

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-17 11:57

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