Broadcasting app Anchor, which helps anyone record and share audio, is relaunching its app today with a new focus on serving the larger podcaster community. While in the past, Anchor was carving…
Source: Anchor’s new app offers everything you need to podcast | TechCrunch
Google is working on a new way to source hyperlocal news from citizen journalists. It’s called Bulletin, and it lets anyone publish a news story.
Source: Google is building Bulletin, a hyperlocal community news service
The annual report from Reuters “Journalism, Media, and Technology Trends and Predictions 2018” is out and it’s full of interesting insights into how digital leaders in the publishing industry are focusing their efforts in 2018. The common theme that emerges is the growing importance of data and AI in the news industry. We also see…
Source: Developing data capacity and integrating AI: what to focus on in 2018 – Twipe
The online politics and culture magazine is betting big on text and audio this year, with plans to double its podcasting staff.
Source: ‘We’re pivoting to words’: Slate says podcasts are now 25 percent of revenue – Digiday
Google’s investment in AMP, its fast-loading article pages, has helped the search giant overtake Facebook in publisher referral traffic.
Source: How Google AMP beat Facebook Instant Articles – Digiday
Hearken-powered content that our news partners make outperforms their other content. In short: we’re in line with Facebook’s latest shift.
Source: Facebook’s latest change is actually good news for Hearken partners
By devaluing journalism, Facebook risks abandoning the public square. By becoming a true platform, it could *build* that square.
Source: Maybe Facebook Should Abandon the News Feed Altogether.