Monday, July 28, 2014
  • Tips, Apps That Help With Mobile ReportingJournalism.co.uk

    Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at Irish broadcaster RT, shared some of his favourite mobile reporting tips and tools at a news:rewired+ session hosted by Journalism.co.uk last week. Below, in no particular order, is a list of apps for tablet or mobile, covering everything from shooting video, recording audio, editing, and even live-streaming.

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  • Mirror's Simon Fox Defends No-Paywall StrategyPress Gazette

    Trinity Mirror will continue to "experiment" with commercial partnerships and advertising to make money online rather than adopting a paywall, chief executive Simon Fox said yesterday. The Mirror is launching a dating website, Mirror Matches, this week, to join a number of other offshoot websites, such as usvsth3m.com, ampp3d.mirror.co.uk and the recently relaunched Mirror Bingo site.

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  • Max 'Sex Party' Mosley Plans To Sue GooglePress Gazette

    Mosley, youngest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, former leader of the British Union of Fascists, has issued High Court proceedings against Google Inc and Google UK Limited for misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act through his lawyers Payne Hicks Beach. The former president of the FIA is seeking to stop Google from gathering and publishing images first featured in the now-defunct News of the World claiming to show him at Nazi-themed orgy.

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  • Police Warn Against Copyright Infringement OnlineGigaom

    At the moment, the U.K.'s crackdown on online copyright infringement is thankfully more about warning people off certain services than cutting off their internet connections. Another major strand of the campaign, falling under a police initiative called Operation Creative, has been to go after the advertising - and therefore the funding - on infringement-aiding websites.

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  • Lords Report 'Forgotten' Fixes Revenge PornThe Guardian

    Revenge porn is an undoubtedly vile phenomenon. A couple, often young and foolish with lust, get together and share trust and intimacy. In the modern style, they take pictures or videos of each other or "sext" each other revealing selfies. Then they break up and he posts these pictures on a website and labels her a whore to the world. Modern love?

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  • Mumsnet Mulls A Father-centric EquivalentThe Drum

    Justine Roberts, founder of UK parenting website Mumsnet and Gransnet - one of the top sites for the over-50s - is considering the potential launch of a father-centric equivalent, Dadsnet. Roberts said that she "really hoped" for a launch as the world moves on from the issue of women taking the bulk of the responsibility with children, as well as glass ceilings in the office, and there is more shared responsibility around parenting.

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  • Trinity Mirror's Digital Revenue Up Nearly 50%The Drum

    Trinity Mirror's digital revenue has increased by nearly 50 per cent year-on-year, according to the publisher's financials for the first half of 2014. The increase helped soften the blow of ad and circulation revenue declines as revenue dropped overall by 2.3 per cent year-on-year to GBP324.2m. Ad revenue fell by 8.8 per cent to 108.3m and circulation revenues were down by 1.2 per cent to GBP142.5m.

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  • NME's Mobile Site Improvements UnveiledInPublishing

    For returning users and new visitors the purpose of the redesign is to make NME's content more accessible, richer and more intuitive. Improved navigation enables music fans to tailor what they see on-screen and the whole site is designed to make sharing content on social media much simpler. It features a mixed content stream on the homepage, including news, photos, blogs, reviews and TV and film news. In particular, the photos section has been improved to ensure it can better showcase iconic NME music photography - with photos visible as clear thumbnails which can be enlarged.

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  • Sky News Asks IDF To Delete Tweet From FeedThe Drum

    Sky News has publicly requested the Israeli Defence Force remove one of the broadcaster's video news reports from its Twitter feed for taking it "out of context". The IDF, which has attracted a lot of attention throughout the most recent stage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict due to the real-time updates on its Twitter feed, agreed to remove the article upon the request.

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  • Future Sells Auto Titles, Triathlon PlusInPublishing

    Future plc, the international media group and digital business, has exchanged contracts to sell a portfolio comprising its Auto titles and Triathlon Plus to Kelsey Publishing Limited for a total initial consideration of GBP2.1m, comprising GBP1.8m in cash and GBP0.3m of magazine subscriptions deferred revenue to be retained by Future. In addition, deferred consideration of up to GBP0.8m is payable by 30 September 2015 based on revenue performance. Completion is scheduled to occur by the end of August 2014. The net proceeds of sale will be used to reduce the Group's external borrowings.

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  • How To Make Text-heavy Stories More InterestingJournalism.co.uk

    During the news:rewired conference last week, Ezra Eeman of Journalism Tools gave delegates a list of essential tools journalists should be aware of when creating engaging content for their audiences. Some of these tools can be applied directly to text-based articles to add a multimedia element and, overall, a more colourful story. There are 50,000 news apps every month, not counting new web online tools found around the internet which journalists can use, said Eeman, and it can be quite difficult to sift through them.

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  • 'Social Sleuthing' Credited With VerificationThe Guardian

    Last week, amid a flood of unverified information following the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine, Open Newsroom confirmed members of the Donetsk People's Republic separatist militia "at the very least" appeared to have access to an anti-aircraft missile system capable of an attack like the one carried out on the plane.

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  • Netflix Seeks Creative AgencyBrand Republic

    Netflix plans to launch in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg in September -- its biggest expansion in three years. To help, the company is looking for an agency for its pan-European account. Netflix hired Fallon in September last year but stopped working on the account six weeks ago.

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