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How to use social media in newsgathering

Social Media is getting more important – specially for journalists. This article describes the use of the most important social media platforms for journalists in the process of news-gathering. How to find sources and stories on the net http://www.journalism.co.uk/skills/how-to-use-social-media-in-newsgathering/s7/a550556/

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A Vision for the Future of Newspapers – 20 Years Ago A glance into the future – in the rear-view mirror. 20 years ago the managing editor of “The Washington Post”, Robert G. Kaiser visited John Scully, at this time … Continue reading

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Google Search Goes Semantic

In his blog-post from May 16th, Amit Singhal — manager at Google — explains an important new feature for Google Search which just has been released for users in the United States. With the Knowledge Graph, Google extends the capabilities … Continue reading

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Amanda Palmer Raises over $400k by Crowdfunding

In times where record companies complain about piracy and declining sales, Amanda Palmer – former member of the Dresden Dolls – shows how alternative business models in the music business actually can work. Without the backing of any music label, … Continue reading

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Digital Ad Revenues

Interessting Insights of a workshop with KEN Doctor @fjum. 73% of worldwide digital ad revenue goes to five companies. (Content Bridges/Newsonomics, 2012) The companies are google, facebook, msn, yahoo and aol. All five companies have in common that they do not … Continue reading

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Newspapers are losing $7 in print revenue for every $1 in digital gained

Success in the digital world is not always desireble: Due a recent survey newspapers in the US are losing 7 $ in print revenue for every 1 $ in digital gained. 38 papers were examined in this study called “The Search … Continue reading

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Contention on DRM Proposal for HTML5 Media by W3C

The recent W3C proposal on “Encrypted Media Extensions” for HTML5 supported by major players like Microsoft, Google and Netflix already causes controversy on the net. It is the lack of media copy protection and encryption features in HTML5 why Flash is … Continue reading

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How Companies and Countries Can Win in the Digital Economy

By 2016, there will be 3 billion Internet users globally, and the Internet economy will reach $4.2 trillion in the G-20 nations. “The Boston Consulting Group” recently published a study: “The Connected World. The Digital Manifesto: How Companies and Countries Can Win … Continue reading

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The 6 Questions That Lead To New Innovations

There are six questions, that famous innovators have consistently asked and answered to generate ideas that can lead to new innovations: What could I look at in a new way? (Steve Jobs looked at the computer in a new way, … Continue reading

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