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Today the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIR) has launched a new YouTube channel in the hope of generating ‘revenue that supports the work of nonprofit organizations and independent filmmakers everywhere’. To this end the Knight Foundation has donated $800,000 of funding to the project.

Dedicated to the diffusion of investigative news reporting, the I Files will be curated daily by the CIR and feature videos and playlists from the channel’s high profile media partners. Among the news outlets contributing content are the BBC, The New York Times, Al Jazeera and ABC News, as well as non-profit organisations including the Innovative Reporting Workshop and the Pulitzer Centre on Crisis Reporting. I Files will also feature footage from freelance video journalists and independent filmmakers from all over the world.

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Amy Hadfield

Date

2012-08-02 14:23

British tabloid The Daily Mail is broadening its online presence with the introduction of Mail Online India, reports Roy Greenslade in The Guardian today.

The new page is integrated into Mail's UK website, but contains content from Mail Today, a publication launched by the Daily Mail's parent company Daily Mail & General Trust together with the India Today Group in November 2007.

Mail Online India features Mail Today's logo on its banner, but it also reproduces large amounts of content from its British counterpart; the 'Femail' section, for example, is identical on both sites' home pages.

Greenslade writes that the new page is a "natural move for the Mail's ultimate owner" DMGT, considering its investment in the Mail Today. In fact, as Greenslade acknowledges, that investment is not so large. Indian law places restrictions on foreign media ownership and DMGT has only a 26% stake in the Dehli-based paper. But despite this relatively small share, Greenslade notes that in DMGT's annual report, published last week, the media group has promised to use its relationship with partners as a "foundation to extend Mailonline's presence in the market".

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Hannah Vinter

Date

2012-01-19 15:08

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?"

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-11-18 09:14

by Lewis DVorkin

Way back in 1983, just days before Newsweek published the Hitler Diaries (does anyone remember that journalistic triumph-turned-disaster?), I accepted a job at the magazine. I had only one request that I insisted be met before walking into my new office: I wanted a CRT (cathode ray tube) to do my work. I mean, how could anyone possibly write or edit a story without one?

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Anton Jolkovski

Date

2011-07-12 10:21

Editor & Publisher has taken down its paywall, the U.S. newspaper trade journal announced Friday.

"We have not been big believers in paywalls," Duncan McIntosh, president of Duncan McIntosh Company, Inc., which publishes E&P, stated in the announcement. "Paywalls in name alone connote a psychological negative, which is one reason we have never been big believers. Nielsen had been using one for a number of years, but nothing during the past year has changed our opinion about them. We have removed it to build more traffic and make more of our original content available to our visitors."

The site also announced its new technology director, Adam Tessin, will overhaul its website in the first quarter next year.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-12-13 22:14

Last week, Google announced that it had created new metatags for Google News that would help identify original stories and consequently, which publication got the scoop. The initiative aims to tackle the fact that hundreds of articles will often appear based around one story, and seeks to credit original stories with higher rankings in Google News search results. This change in ranking won't happen immediately: Google first wants to gather enough data to test the method's effectiveness.

The two tags are "syndication-source," which publishers should use to indicated the preferred URL for a syndicated article and 'original-source' which should indicate the URL of the first article to report on this story.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-22 16:12

It would be tempting to assume, especially given the unsurprising fact that The New York Times website ranks number one in terms of worldwide usage, that all of today's most viewed news websites have sprouted from prestigious, well-established, internationally-known print newspapers. Not necessarily the case. In fact, the second most viewed newspaper website worldwide is the UK Daily Mail's online counterpart, Mail Online.

Just how did this middle-range tabloid's website rise from relative obscurity to become the second most popular newspaper site in the world, and the most popular news site in the UK?

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-17 16:36

Yahoo! will begin producing its own content for the first time tomorrow.

The search giant became a top news source early in the online content game, by aggregating news from outside sources, including news agencies, newspapers and more. Now, having bought Associated Content in May, Yahoo! will begin publishing the work of AC's 400,000 freelance writers, photographers and videographers through the launch of its Yahoo Contributor Network initiative tomorrow, USA Today reported today. Yahoo! has not renewed deals to sell AC's work to outside news organisations, such as Reuters or Fox News; the content featured on the Yahoo Contributors Network will appear only on Yahoo sites.

Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz said in a statement that she hopes this new network will help the company deepen its engagement with the site's millions of users.

Of U.S. users accessing news content online, about 28 percent check Yahoo, compared to 16 percent for CNN and 15 percent for Google, the Pew Research Center reported in September, USA Today pointed out.

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Savita Sauvin

Date

2010-11-15 18:15

The Oregonian has plans to extend its hyperlocal strategy, Editor & Publisher reports. The publication, which already has 17 hyperlocal community pages on its web-partner Oregon Live, says it will be "adding more content to the existing pages and creating new ones in 2011."

The hyperlocal site focuses on sectional community news and allows readers to post relevant comments, news and event information on town-specific public blogs. Oregonian editor Peter Bhatia said, "They create room for a depth and breadth of community-level news that we never have had room for in the paper."

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-12 16:20

OWNI has launched its first English-language site, OWNI.eu, reported Journalism.co.uk. OWNI, which describes itself as a group of French and European media, as well as a thinktank, experiments with digital journalism and, for example, recently created Wikileaks' Iraq War Logs website.

The new site OWNI.eu has articles on technology, politics and culture: a mixture of original content, translations from pieces on OWNI.fr, blog aggregation, infographics and data visualizations, explained Journalism.co.uk. Its editor is 25-year-old Federica Cocco.

For more on this story, visit our sister publication, editorsweblog.org.

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Leah McBride Mensching

Date

2010-11-04 17:19

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