Tag: Established media

One more tv channel launches video clip site

• February 26, 2007 • Comments (2)
One more tv channel launches video clip site

Everybody just has to have them, it seems. Social media in the shape of video clips from our fun everyday moments are hot. The next big media site to take the step is Sweden’s Kanal 5 (channel 5), who now have announced that Klippshowen is live on their site, and that it will be coupled […]

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Aftonbladet Plus subscribers invited to upload videos to "Mitt klipp"

• February 23, 2007 • Comments (0)
Aftonbladet Plus subscribers invited to upload videos to "Mitt klipp"

Aftonbladet‘s new video clip site “Mitt klipp” (“My clip”) is up and running. Now members of the paid subscription service “Plus” can upload videos. Anyone can visit the site and look at the clips. I see this as the next step from the successful video clip toplists such as “Klipptoppen”, “Bebistoppen” and “Resatoppen”.

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The Twingly effect

• February 13, 2007 • Comments (0)

Beta Alfa writes about the increase in the number of links to Svenska Dagbladet articles after the launch of the Twingly link boxes. Bloggers have noticed they get increased traffic if they link to articles where they get pingback links, which is only natural. But the system can have a negative effect if blog posts […]

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AP and NowPublic partnership brings local cit-journ into big media

• February 13, 2007 • Comments (0)

Interesting partnership between the Associated Press and citizen journalism site NowPublic.com for local news. In a press release the two companies wrote that “the goal of the effort is to expand the world’s access to news as it happens”. CyberJournalist has more.

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Swedish news sites narrowing the gap to the blogosphere

• February 11, 2007 • Comments (6)

This week saw the entry of Twingly-powered link boxes on Swedish newspaper sites Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) and Dagens Nyheter (DN). The two competing dailies both link to blog posts that comment their articles, the same functionality that Aftonbladet has in its blog portal, but more automatically integrated in the news sites. So far the link […]

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"20 million editors" became 400

• February 1, 2007 • Comments (1)

Netzeitung, an online newspaper in Germany, started its citizen journalsim project “The Readers Edition” in June 2006. When announcing the project, they called out for “20 million editors”. What they got was around 400 regulars. Which is probably for the better – with 20 million people the content would be much harder to grasp. The […]

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Hyperlocal sites from UK's largest newspaper publisher

• January 28, 2007 • Comments (0)
Hyperlocal sites from UK's largest newspaper publisher

The Teesside Gazette has launched five hyper-local sites, under the name Your Gazette, based on postal codes in the Middlesborough area in the UK. Interestingly enough, this initiative comes from UK’s largest newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror. It’s interesting to see that a huge company can think about focusing on few people, as is necessary in […]

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Läsarbladet's Scandinavian cousins – a comparison

• January 27, 2007 • Comments (1)

Verdens Gang in Norway and EkstraBladet in Denmark also have one-point entries into their participatory journalism. Lesernes VG and Laeserbladet are the equivalents of Aftonbladet‘s Läsarbladet (where I’m editor). The idea seems to be the same for all three sites – to gather all, or the best of, the material that the participants (the entities […]

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From national to local

• January 23, 2007 • Comments (2)
From national to local

Today Aftonbladet‘s launching nine new local sites, which along with the three that was already up, makes up Sweden’s 12 largest cities. Yet one more proof of the local trend in media. Earlier, Aftonbladet’s main competitor Expressen also launched local sites for ten cities, plus includes links to Expressen-owned local papers in three cities/regions. The […]

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BBC to open up journalism training site to the public

• January 21, 2007 • Comments (0)

Speaking of what bloggers need to approach journalism… The BBC are doing what they can to bridge the gap and educate citizens about the rules and workings of the journalistic trade. They are launching a training site to improve their journalism, and intend to open it up to the public at the end of the […]

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Media shift and the new blog portal

• January 19, 2007 • Comments (2)
Media shift and the new blog portal

After a few hectic days at work, I am far behind both blogging and reading blogs. One reason is pretty exciting though. Yesterday aftonbladet.se celebrated being the largest news medium in Sweden, which we celebrated with a seminar and party. Yes, the web edition is larger than the paper edition, and larger than Metro (measured […]

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OJR's Robert Niles on "fake grassroots"

• January 13, 2007 • Comments (0)

“If you build it, and don’t staff it, at best, a few wackos will show”, writes Online Journalism Review editor Robert Niles. Again, a sane voice pointing to the importance of guidance, leadership and dialogue in media (“new” or “old”) forums and blogs. The most successful and profitable community websites demand every bit as much […]

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