Nexus Media News 2014
Is it Time to Tie Journalists’ Pay to Revenue? by: Ricardo Bilton
The days of editorial teams being quietly sheltered from the rigors of the sales team are long gone. Instead, journalists today increasingly double as numbers-crunching audience-hunting analytics wizzes, often paid based on the reach, not the quality, of their output.
But the nature of incentives also tells us that when systems exist, those within them are going to try their best to manipulate them.
NAA applauds the Senate Judiciary Committee for passing this shield law, which is a critical first step toward protecting the public’s right to know.
We’ve been calling it the end of an era for a long time now. It’s supposed to be the end of newspapers, according to naysayers who have been predicting their ultimate demise for years. But the facts prove the newspaper industry is growing and transforming rather than dying. Of course, there are always bumps in the road to innovation, but as it turns out, we’re actually in the midst of a promising and exciting time.
With the number of mobile devices owned by American adults still growing, newspapers need to continue to aggressively engage with the mobile market, says NAA's Jim Conaghan. "As mobile devices continue expanding their reach in the consumer marketplace, newspaper media have the opportunity to extend their market penetration and develop additional new revenue streams, both for editorial content and for advertising," he writes.
Let's be clear: Everything journalists do in the digital world is open to scrutiny by suspicious minds because that's the way intelligence agencies work. If state eavesdroppers didn't make use of this amazing opportunity they wouldn't be very good at their job.
Users who may have grown frustrated with Facebook's rudimentary search feature are getting an updated version designed to make it easier to find people, places and photos on the site. Facebook unveiled its social search tool in January, but only made it available to a small fraction of its 1.1 billion users, as its engineers continued to tweak and test it. Over the next few weeks, starting on Monday, the company is rolling out the social search tool, called "Graph Search," to everyone whose language is set to U.S. English
Rupert Murdoch belittled a British police inquiry into bribes allegedly paid by his journalists in a secret recording made by his staff, in sharp contrast to the profuse public apologies he made to defuse anger at news gathering practices.
The latest findings from Technorati’s 2013 Digital Influence Report show that “consumers are turning to blogs when looking to make a purchase.” In fact, blogs rank favorably with consumers for trust, popularity and even influence.
As more people consume news online, news organizations
face the dilemma of reallocating resources to attract new readers and viewers
while still trying to hold on to their existing, and usually aging, print or
More and more blogs springing up to chronicle people's downshifted lifestyles – although, ironically, for one person it has led to a lucrative publishing contract.
Reactions Voice Media Group Names Tom Finkel as Editor of the Village Voice. Voice Media Group announced today that veteran editor Tom Finkel will take the reins of the Village Voice later this summer.
A privacy rights group intends to use an emergency petition Monday to ask the Supreme Court to put the brakes on the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program that collects the telephone records of millions of Americans, according to The New York Times.