Showing posts with label Newsroom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Newsroom. Show all posts

Friday, May 16, 2014

The New York Times Internal Innovation Report [Update]

Joshua Benton - on niemanlab.org - calls the leaked New York Times innovation report one of the key documents of this media age.

After a shorter (worked on) public version (11 pages) distributed by the New York Times Comp.

1. Create a newsroom audience development team
2. Create a newsroom analytics team
3. Create a newsroom strategy team
4. Collaborate with the reader-focused departments on the business side
5. Prioritize digital hiring to help the digital-first transition

see my Facebook post May 12, 2014

BuzzFeed Business has now published a leaked, full version (91 pages, 5 pages are missing) and at least everyone subscribed to this Blog should study the report. In case you want first to find out whether it is worthwhile, read Joshua Benton piece at niemanlab.org The leaked New York Times innovation report one of the key documents of this media age which is spelling out some additional highlights in the report for the ROW to know.

[BuzzFeed Business shared document was missing 5 pg. - so I replaced the document with ...]

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Paper.li Daily und Wie gehts?

Da ich auf den Beitrag 'News, die für mich wichtig sind, werden mich finden ... (und paper.li hilft dabei)' Nachfragen bekommen habe, wie paper.li denn eigentlich funktioniert, hier noch ein paar Hinweise auf Deutsch.

Vorweg: paper.li reproduziert nicht das was Sie selbst Twittern, sondern das was die, denen @XY auf Twitter folgt "shared", verlinkt, twittert ...

Wie funktioniert - Schritt für Schritt

Schritt 1:



Im Browser auf paper.li gehen und über Twitter oder Facebook anmelden sign-in (bzw. einloggen, falls Sie bereits angemeldet sind)



Wednesday, September 01, 2010

News, die für mich wichtig sind, werden mich finden ... (und paper.li hilft dabei)

denn, ich habe ja jede Menge wertvolle, sich um mich sorgende Freunde und Partner in meiner Social Graph.

Ich will hier gar nicht viel zum papier.li- Ansatz schreiben. Anschauen! Ausprobieren (und falls Sie lieber erste lesen)

Zwei dieser fürsorglichen Freunde haben über paper.li und ihre Erfahrungen damit, bereits ausführlich und kompetent berichtet

Ross Dawson
Flipboard and Paper.li: Social news curation hits the tipping point

Neville Hobson
Connect your community with a Twitter daily newspaper

Und das ist meine, besser gesagt, ihre paper.li


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Future Newsroom: Lean, Open and Social Media-Savvy

On Mashable.com
On the campus of Penn State University, a rivalry between a rogue campus blog and the official newspaper has become a fascinating mirror of the strife between old and new media. In only a matter of months, the unofficial campus blog Onward State, has marshaled the power of social media to compete with the award winning 112-year-old campus paper The Daily Collegian. With one-tenth of the Collegian’s staff size, Onward State has constructed a virtual newsroom that collaborates in real-time with Google Wave, outsourced its tip-line to Twitter, and is unabashed about linking to a competitor’s story.
The Future Newsroom: Lean, Open and Social Media-Savvy

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Charlie Rose's Show: On the Future of Newspapers

a conversation with Walter Isaacson, Mort Zuckerman and Robert Thomson
Wednesday, February 11, 2009



Transcript of this show at Poynter.org

Monday, November 24, 2008

Irgendwie schade: Newsroom Konzept Anno 1996

Schade, dass man heute die vermeintliche A***-Karte Newsroom / Newsdesk vorwiegend dann aus dem Ärmel zieht (oder ziehen lässt), wenn es ums Einsparen von Personal und Kosten geht, statt die Chancen und Möglichkeit des Newsrooms zu betonen (und zu benutzen), die Produktion besserer Produkte und Services für die Leser zu unterstützen.

Ausgelöst durch einen Kommentar auf Facebook (zu der gestrigen Sendung ZAPP in der ARD) habe ich in meinen alten Datenbeständen gewühlt und diese Präsentation aus 1996 entdeckt. O.k., einverstanden, heute würde ich das ein oder andere ein wenig anders schreiben, aber ich will die damalige Präsentation und den Diskussionsstand authentisch rüberbringen:

Newsroom Anno 1996
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: editorial newsroom)


Und wie sie sehen stand schon damals das pMagazin nicht mehr singulär für die Markenleistung von CHIP.

Hinweis:
Von 1993 - 1998 habe ich für die Vogel Medien Gruppe die Internationalisierung vorangetrieben und geleitet. Das Magazin CHIP war damals für viele Verlagsgründungen, Joint-Ventures und Lizenz in Mittel- und Osteuropa, in Süd-Osteuropa und Asien das Ausgangsprodukt. Für das Newsroom-Konzept war VPI Polen der Vorreiter.

Monday, November 17, 2008

John Yemma on Christian Science Monitor's Future and Economics

of the Newsprint, Newsroom, Journalism on the Internet and Who will pay for the news

Leonard Witt interviews the recently appointed Editor John Yemma:

Keeping the high quality of the CSM with a 80-person newsroom

- in a pure Internet Model for the CSM would cost 6 or 7 Mil. USD
- CSM on the Internet, with a weekly print and daily news summary will cost about 12 Mil. USD



Video 26:28 minutes on Google Video

from / on pjnet

Christian Science Monitor Goes Online-Only [not exactly]
Brennon Slattery on washingtonpost.com (31-October-2008)

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Economics of News - moving from Print to Online

by Frédéric Filloux

Let’s kill a myth. The dream of a compact newsroom, able to output a high-intensity general news website doesn’t fly. Numbers simply don’t add up. And here is why.

First, the cost structure of a daily. In a typical operation, the biggest costs are industrial ones: around 25%-35% for paper and printing; another 30%-40% for distribution; around 18-25% for editorial; the remaining 10-15% are for administrative and marketing expenditures. It varies from country to country but we can safely assert most of the costs — at least 60% — are industrial in nature. Evidently, that part disappears when going online.

Now let’s compare three numbers:
a) the cost of an online newspaper,
b) the audience needed to absorb costs
c) the audience of the biggest website ..."

Recommended read

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Study: The Changing Newsroom

More than 250 newspaper participated in this study, by Tyler Marshall and the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism on the direction news business takes between financial pressures, threaten from the web and change of news consuming patterns ...


most papers have reduced the space, resources and commitment devoted to a range of topics

Other findings:
- 85% of the dailies surveyed with circulations over 100,000 have cut newsroom staff in the last three years, while only 52% of smaller papers reported cuts.

- quite often distinguished, high-salaried and complacent veteran reporters and editors are replaced by a generation of young, versatile, tech-savvy, high-energy staff

- disrupted between accuracy, depth and journalistic standards vs. speed, multimedia and interactivity nearly half of all journalists are equally worried and excited about the new rules and chances at the same time

recommended read at journalism.org

On the same report at the ReadWriteWeb from Marshall Kirkpatrick
Newspapers Shifting Coverage Local As Online Challenge Grows

Other 'newsroom' postings on this blog

Friday, July 18, 2008

A Newsroom Reorg Report: Spokesman

A reorganization plan to further The Spokesman-Review’s goal of producing news that best serves our community, given current personnel ... (PDF)



via Journerdism / more at Nick Eaton (Stories on the Run)

Gerade sehe ich beim Kollegen Pitz einen Verweis auf die Magisterarbeit von Angela Kauer die sich mit dem 'Sein und Schein' von Newsdesk Reorgs am Beispiel der Mainzer Allgemeinen Zeitung befasst und dafür mit dem HMS-Medienpreises 2008 ausgezeichnet wurde ... mehr bei Bernd Pitz

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Netzeitung bald nur noch eine Newsticker-Marke ohne eigene Redaktion?

ganz schön "frech" schrieb die netzeitung.de in ihrer Medienkolumne 'Altpapier vom Donnerstag' vom 3. Juli 2008 über das Phänomen Josef Depenbrock, die ungewisse Zukunft der Netzeitung, die mit dem Depenbrock-Zitat im Kölner StadtanzeigerIm Newsroom 'werden wir Redakteure der Netzeitung mit der Berliner Zeitung zusammenbringen und eine Win-Win-Situation mit stringentem Kostenmanagement realisieren.'» hinterfüttert wurde. (siehe auch HEM Notizbuch)

Doch die "Zukunft" Netzeitung scheint nahe:

Der Stern schreibt in "Netzeitung" kurz vorm Koma, dass der geplante Umzug (dieses Wochenende) erst einmal abgesagt ist, die Netzeitung (laut Depenbrock) eine starke Marke sei und Online (laut Depenbrock) zur Zeit keine Priorität habe ... mehr

und Christian Meier schreibt auf debatte.welt.de

Der Belegschaft der „Netzeitung“ droht die Kündigung. Wie es im Umfeld des Nachrichtenportals heißt, werde am kommenden Donnerstag entschieden, ob alle oder nur die Hälfte der acht freien und acht festen Mitarbeiter gehen müssen ... mehr

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Reorg Newsroom: Tampa Tribune like

Mindy McAdams has a report on the Tribune staff meeting last Tuesday: layoffs 21 (11 immediately, 20 later; nearly one fifths) - I really wonder, why old 'news service organization' don't understand, how much more chances they have to serve their 'constituency' better and hope this 11 people will be a tough competitor to the Tribune in the future ...

Why I am sharing it here? Because I think that the Tampa Tribune has managed to overcome some hurdles traditional newspaper try to avoid (as long as they can) by doing a reorg of the newsroom that earns this name. The new structure

Audience editors — keep in touch with what the print, TV, online audiences want/need

Reporting section (all the reporters for print, TV and Web are mashed up

- Deadline reporting — for breaking/daily news
- Data — specifically for database stuff
- Watchdog, investigative reporting
- Personal journalism — stuff for people’s every day lives like weather, health, entertainment
- Grassroots reporting— citizen journalism

plus a
'Finishing' team for print, TV and online
to determine what stories should be covered and with what medium

and, yes I nearly forgot, the also have managing editor

via / more at teaching online journalism

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Age of the Mass Media is Just That An Age

"It doesn't have to last forever", said Jay Rosen at the World Economic Forum in January 2004 explaining, that we are in a process reinventing the communication techniques of an earlier era, when a learned elite exchanged knowledge and opinion via private correspondence and technology makes it now possible to extend that exchange to a broad audience.

Leonard Witt points to this quote after reading Richard Pérez-Pena's report in the New York Times (23-June-2008)


Papers Facing Worst Year for Ad Revenue

Quote:
"Analysts and newspaper executives find themselves revising their forecasts downward every few months, unable to gain a stable footing on a sinking floor. Papers have cut costs by shedding thousands of workers, eliminating some distribution routes and printing fewer, smaller pages, but profit margins continue to shrink ..."


I find it somehow strange, that newspapers executives and journalist are morning together about the danger of losing a cultural achievement and guarantor of democracy and blame the Internet and the previous so called readers to do all evil to (them and) our culture. On the other hand newspaper executives and investors seem to applaud, every time they can reduce staff, down size the newsroom, down size the paper, reduce the number of pages, 'losing' (getting rid of under-) paid circulation to safe cost and increase profit (but for how long?).

They execrate their 'readers' and the Internet for an F.O.C. culture and deliver their news on paper cheaper (and much below costs) than most / any Telco’s to your doorsteps and keep whining aloud (and only then), if their financier-advertiser move on because they have better ways to communicate with their existing and future clients.

Please wake up and adapt you revenue model. Whether you are in the paper business, investment business, advertising business, news business, in journalism, do it and do it good!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

WEF 2008: An Integrated Newsroom Is Not Optional

via Online Journalism News.co.uk

Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Det Berlingske Officin and editor-in-chief of Berlingske Tidende, Denmark, addresses the World Editors Forum 2008 in Gothenburg, Sweden during a session entitled "Are integrated newsrooms really working?"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

State of the News Media 2008 (2)

I did not yet have time to read much from the detailed Report from the Project for Excellence in Journalism on The State of the News Media 2008, but Leonard Witt (PJNet), put yesterday published an interesting snippet:

"Increasingly, the newsroom is perceived as the more innovative and experimental part of the news industry. This appears truer in newspapers and Web sites than elsewhere. But still it represents a significant shift in the conversation. A decade ago, the newsroom was often regarded as the root of journalism’s disconnection from the public and its sagging reputation. “I think we may need to just blow up the culture of the newsroom,” one of the country’s more respected editors told a private gathering of industry leaders in 1997. Now the business side has begun to be identified as the problem area, the place where people are having the most difficulty changing. “My middle management in advertising and distribution is where I see the deer-in-the-headlights look,” one publisher recently told us. “Advertising doesn’t know how to start to cope,” said a major industry trade association leader. A survey of journalists from different media (being released with this year’s report) reinforces this sense. Majorities think such things as journalists writing blogs, the ranking of stories on their Web sites, citizens posting comments or ranking stories, even citizen news sites, are making journalism better — a perspective hard to imagine even a few years ago. These new technologies are seen as less a threat to values or a demand on time than a way to reconnect with audiences. News people also are less anxious about credibility, the focus of concern a few years ago. Their worries now are about money ..."

Is the pendulum swinging back?

We saw in publishing first the editor / journalist play the first violin, later the advertising people played in many publishing houses the first violin and were promoted (more often) to be the publisher, than distribution was key and more people from this faculty became their chance. Than and today unfortunately (in my opinion anyway) the financial people took over and ruined (and still ruin) the model of publishing in the midst of our society (most obvious in newspaper publishing, broadcasting).

Of course we have different stages a publisher a publishing venture is in and often the model is mixed anyway. But, if the pendulum would swing back ... wouldn't that be great for the readers, authors and the publisher, too?

Monday, March 17, 2008

The State of the US News Media 2008

The fifth edition of the Project for Excellence in Journalism annual report on the health and status of American journalism is out and available here.

A Year in the News
Intro | Newspapers | Online | Network | Cable | Radio | Ethnic | Top Line

Journalist Survey
Intro | Commentary | Findings | Top Line

Newspaper
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Alternative Weeklies | Charts & Tables

Online
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Citizen Media | Charts & Tables

Network TV
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | News Magazines | Charts & Tables

Cable TV
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | Alternative | Charts & Tables

Local TV
Intro | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | Charts & Tables

Magazines
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Online Trends | Opinion Titles | Charts & Tables

Radio
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Talk Radio | Charts & Tables

Ethics/Alternative
Intro | Content Analysis | Audience | Economics | Ownership | News Investment | Black Press | Charts & Tables

Special Reports
The Future of Advertising | Public Attitudes | The Changing Newspaper Newsroom

From the Preface:
"Its goal is to gather in one place as much data as possible about all the major sectors of journalism, to identify trends, mark key indicators, note areas for further inquiry and provide a resource for citizens, journalists and researchers.

For each area we have produced original research and aggregated existing data into a narrative. Statistical data also exists in an interactive format (see our index of charts), which allows users to customize their own graphics. This year, we also offer A Year in the News, a content analysis of more than 70,000 stories from 48 news outlets across five media sectors; a Survey of Journalists, produced with the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press; a Special Report on the Future of Advertising and a content study of Citizen Media Sites, 64 in 15 communities.

The study is the work of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, a non political, non partisan research institute that is part of the Pew Research Center in Washington. The study is funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts and was produced with the help of a number of partners, including Rick Edmonds of the Poynter Institute and a host of industry readers.”

Highly recommended!

Earlier entry:
The State Of The (US) News Media 2007

Monday, January 28, 2008

Newspaper Industrie: Is Local News the Answer?

Die Winter 2007 Ausgabe des Niemann Reports ist erschienen und widmet sich in vielen Beiträgen und Facetten dem Thema 'Lokale Berichterstattung', Lokale Newsformate als journalistische Aufgabe, als Geheimwaffe zur Rettung von Leser-/Nutzerschaft und Businessmodell der traditionellen Newsindustrie.

Aus dem Inhalt:

Introduction
By Melissa Ludtke
Newspapers’ Niche: ‘Dig Deeply Into Local Matters’
By Brett J. Blackledge
Investigative Reporting Stays Local
By Ken Armstrong
Blending Voice and Reporting
By John Doherty and Tim Logan
Going to China to Report Local Stories
By Tony Bartelme
Showing China—With a Local Thread
Words and Photographs by Alan Hawes
Global Issues Viewed Through Local Eyes
By Perry Beeman
Going Far to Explore a Local Story
By Kevin Finch
Local Voices—Once Quiet—Are Heard
By Michael Landauer
A Front Page Dominated By Local News
By Rex Smith
Forgetting Why Reporters Choose the Work They Do
By Will Bunch
Matching Ambition With Assignment
By Carole Tarrant
The Decline of Newspapers: The Local Story
By Thomas E. Patterson
The ‘Local-Local’ Strategy: Sense and Nonsense
By Rick Edmonds
Stories About Me
By Bill Ostendorf
What Readers Mean When They Say They Want Local News
Interview by Dean Miller
Local Characters: How to Tell the Stories You Have to Tell
Excerpts from a talk by Lane DeGregory
Strategically Reorganizing the Newsroom
By Shawn McIntosh
Changing Reporters’ Beats—With a Focus on Local
By Rene Sanchez
Childhood Memories Kindle Hyperlocal Strategies
By Rob Curley
Going Hyperlocal at the Chicago Tribune
By Kyle Leonard
When Community Residents Commit ‘Random Acts of Journalism’
By Jan Schaffer
Picking Up Where Newspapers Leave Off
By Geoff Dougherty
Going Local: Knowing Readers Is Essential
By Liz George
Journalism: Its Intersection With Hyperlocal Web Sites
By Mark Potts
VillageSoup: A Community Host Model At Work
By Richard M. Anderson
Journalists Navigate New Waters
By Lisa Williams

mehr

via PJNet

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Die Los Angeles Times & Social Media Lernen

Weitere Beiträge aus den letzten Tagen:
LATimes.com Adds New Social Tools by Allison Mooney

Los Angeles Times 2.0 at The PSFK Conference Los Angeles by Jeff Squires

Nur wer nichts macht, macht auch keine Fehler (;-) bis auf eben diesen) und neues Terrain auszuprobieren, zu erschließen geht nur dann gut, wenn man sich ausreichend vorbereitet, die Grundausrüstung dabei hat und anwenden kann und seine 'Sinne' (und ein klein wenig seinen Verstand) auf Trial and Error einstellt. Dabei gibt es, auch wenn es manche Kollegen behaupten (und sich dafür bezahlen lassen) kein "deathly right" und nur selten ein "deathly wrong".

Planen, implementieren, fertig ist kein in der Praxis funktionierendes Modell!

Bei der Los Angeles Times gibt es mutige Frauen und Männer. Nach dem viel zitiertem und gescholtenem Versuch und 'Fehlschlag' des LATimes Wikitorial (siehe: Wikitorial - Undenkbar in deutschen Redaktionsstuben?) gab es viel Häme und mehr oder weniger gut gemeinte Ratschläge (u.a. Amy Gahran, Steve Outing) doch mein Namensvetter Andrés Martinez hatte schon damals trotzig angemerkt, dass dies nicht der letzte Versuch der LATimes gewesen sein, das neue Terrain zu erkunden und nutzbar zu machen.

Gestern machte mich Laura Oliver auf journalism.co.uk auf das neue 'Readers Representative Journal' der LaTimes aufmerksam



Sie schreibt:
"The Los Angeles Times has launched a new blog to open up newsroom practices to its readers. The Readers' Representative Journal will use a Q&A style to put readers' comments and questions about the paper's online and print editions to reporters and editors.

Regular features on the blog will include 'Whatever Happened to…', where readers can ask for updates on past stories, and 'Ask a Staffer', which will let the audience query how editorial decisions are made ..." mehr

Ja, (auch) die LATimes hat einen (bzw. mehrere) 'readers representative', ...

Die Bereitschaft zu Neuem, zur Konversation und Anpassung wird auch hier deutlich:



... im Oktober hatten die Blogs (LAT-Bloggers und Nicht-LAT-Bloggers) erstmals über 3 Mio. Pageviews und die Redaktion und ihr ‚Konversations-Team’ hat Lust auf mehr ... mehr


Mich erinnert die Konstellation ein wenig an meine Zeit in London, Mitte der 70er Jahre:

Da haben wir mit dem britischen Wissenschaftler C. Maxwell Cade über Bio-Feedback Prozesse und eine neue Art des Lernens experimentiert. Ich erinnere mich an das Erstaunen von Swami Prakashanand und anderen, dass mit den (einfachen) Instrumenten von Goeffrey Blundell (als Hilfsmittel) u.a. der Nutzung der ersten Mind-Mirror's,


Quelle: www.mindmirroreeg.com/

Probanten meditative Leistungen und Bewusstseinzustände (gemessen an den Hirnströmen) erreichten, für die sie selbst Jahre und Jahrzehnte (in Versuch und Irrtum) gebraucht hatten.

Was deutsche Zeitungen (bisher) so in Social Media und Web 2.0 machen (und den Fortschritt gegenüber letztem Jahr) haben Steffen Büffel, Falk Lüke, Igor Schwarzmann und Alexander Svensson im November 2007 vorgestellt: Update Deutsche Zeitungsstudie 'Was Zeitungen im Web machen'

Ich würde mir wünschen, das unsere Redaktionen und Verleger mehr auf das schauen was ihr 'Leser/Nutzer' so tun und die Konversation auf breiter Front eröffnen - unter Verwendung von Konversations-, Kommunikations- und Media-Feedback satt.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Sieht so die Zukunft der Lokalzeitung aus?

Nachtrag 2:
WAZ-Onlineportal "Der Westen" wird zur Dachmarke der WAZ-Zeitungen
berichtet newsroom.de

Nachtrag:



der Westen derwesten ist die URL der Hinweis auf den neuen Namen?
... schreibt die FAZ - via Turi2


(Quelle: zeit.de)

Götz Hamann - nach einem Blick Backstage Westeins - spekuliert darauf in seinem Beitrag "Jedem sein persönliches Dorf". Nach meiner Einschätzung kann das aber nur eine Sicht auf News, Ideen, Angeboten, etc. sein ... nicht schon das neue Konzept einer Lokalzeitung. Vielleicht sehen wir das beim offiziellen Start von XY (ehemals Westeins) - wohl eher nicht, wenn die Präsentation & der Zugang der entscheidene, alleinstellende Anspruch dieses WAZ Projektes ist.

Mehr auf Zeit.de

Vielleicht gibt es ja nächste Woche auf der OMD, Düsseldorf noch ein paar konkretere Informationen, bevor sich der Vorhang Anfang Oktober für alle hebt.

Früherer Eintrag:
Das WAZ Regionalportal wird (noch) inkubiert

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Need for Speed Sees Computers Writing the News

From the Financial Times:

"First it was the typewriter, then the teleprinter. Now a US news service has found a way to replace human beings in the newsroom and is instead using computers to write some of its stories ..."

Computers write news at Thomson. The computer needs about 0,3 seconds to write a story ...


more at ft.com
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