Tag: Established media

67 percent of Americans think journalism is "out of touch"

• March 2, 2008 • Comments (1)

The results of a recent We Media/Zogby Interactive poll shows that two thirds of the American respondents think that traditional journalism is “out of touch” with its audience and its needs. This despite the fact that almost half of the respondents use the internet as their primary news source. There are indeed great challenges ahead […]

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Swedish version of Nettby to launch – but what will it be called?

• November 3, 2007 • Comments (0)

A Swedish version of the Norwegian community site Nettby is to be launched shortly. Nettby is a success story with over 500 000 members. Now there’s a call for Swedish name suggestions at the site. Ironically, mostly Norwegians will name the Swedish site. Here’s what the post on Nettby says (my translation): If you have […]

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Joakim Jardenberg on dying papers and the future of journalism

• November 1, 2007 • Comments (1)
Joakim Jardenberg on dying papers and the future of journalism

Joakim Jardenberg of Mindpark says that papers are dying. All trends show that. The last paper will be publised in April 2040 according to Philip Meyer. In Helsingborg newspaper reading has gone from 90 to 60 percent in only a few years. We compensate by creating new channels, such as the website and free papers. […]

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Aftonbladet.se's articles link to blog posts

• October 24, 2007 • Comments (0)
Aftonbladet.se's articles link to blog posts

Finally Aftonbladet has started to automatically link to blog posts linking to its articles. Certainly not first in Sweden, but in my opinion one step further than the others. Big disclaimer: I am very much involved in this, so expect some bias. Swedish company Primelabs has provided MSM with blog link widgets through its Twingly […]

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Traditional media steps out on YouTube

• September 18, 2007 • Comments (0)

Swedish state television (SVT) now has a YouTube channel. Previously Norway’s state tv has established itself on YouTube too, along with the BBC, writes Martin Jönsson. Jönsson calls it a fumbling effort on SVT’s behalf, though. He writes (my translation): It is of course too early to write a review, other than that it’s a […]

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Danish media's move to web-first publishing

• June 17, 2007 • Comments (0)

A year ago, Danish newspaper Politiken moved their newsdesk online. Now Berlingske Tidende is taking it one step further. ALL journalists are to work for the web edition as well as for print. Stories will be published online first. Behind the move is Berlingske’s new editor-in-chief, Lisbeth Knudsen. According to New Media Trends, she says […]

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Reports from the SJF debate on user generated content

• May 16, 2007 • Comments (3)

I haven’t had time to write about the SJF panel debate on citizen media the other day, so I was happy to see that Media Culpa and Andreas Aspegren have done the job for me. And a good job too. On the whole it was an odd situation, being in a debate with my employer’s […]

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Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

• May 15, 2007 • Comments (0)
Geo-stories, the result of the Brighton multimedia project

In December I wrote about the multimedia project in Brighton which is a collaboration between the University of Brighton, Nokia, Ymogen and the BBC. Today the result was released as Geo-stories, a set of geo-tagged photos and film clips brought together as a kind of multimedia story on this site. If the goal was to […]

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Robin Hamman on the pilot BBC project in Manchester

• May 13, 2007 • Comments (2)
Robin Hamman on the pilot BBC project in Manchester

The BBC is a media company in the forefront when it comes to working with its users, letting them contribute in different ways. One of their projects that I’ve been following for a while is the Manchester blogging project, a pilot study where editors work closely with a community of local bloggers. Last Thursday I […]

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Verdens Gang: Online edition larger than the paper

• April 27, 2007 • Comments (1)
Verdens Gang: Online edition larger than the paper

More people now read the Norwegian daily Verdens Gang on the net than read the paper edition, according to TNS Gallup. – It’s a milestone, says VG Nett editor Torry Pedersen to in an interview. VG Nett is now the largest news source in Norway. I think part of the success comes from VG’s strong […]

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MTV Movie Awards adds new category for user-generated content

• March 13, 2007 • Comments (0)

Mark Burnett Productions, Yahoo and MTV today announced a new category at the MTV Movie Awards for user-generated content, “Best Movie Spoof”. The clips are to be parodies of films from the past year. Submissions for the award will be collected on a microsite that is to launch on April 23. “The ability to create […]

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Brazil's no. 1 online newspaper – and its bloggers | Guest post by Birgitta Wilén

• March 2, 2007 • Comments (3)
Brazil's no. 1 online newspaper - and its bloggers | Guest post by Birgitta Wilén

Birgitta Wilén visits Folha Online in São Paulo, finds out about how they work with blogs, and ends up eating and talking about great food. I enjoyed reading Birgitta’s story and invited her to publish a guest post here at Citizen Media Watch. Folha Online is the most important online newspaper in Brazil and the […]

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