Articles tagged with: innovation
Many journalists and publishers are struggling to get to grips with blockchain.
To explain it in simple terms, blockchain is a growing list of records – called blocks – which are encrypted and linked. Each block also contains a timestamp and other information about the origin of data. By design, a blockchain is resistant to modification of the data it contains, which may come in handy when we need to protect news content from tampering or even censorship.
Rouven Leuener is group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung, one of the oldest German-language newspapers in Switzerland. He took the lead on digital innovation five years ago and shared his experience of experimenting with dynamic ‘paygates.’
Rouven Leuener is group head of digital product at Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), one of the oldest Swiss, German-language newspapers. He took the lead on digital innovation five years ago and, during this time, he launched a number of digital products, such as a text-to-speech audio player feature that converts written articles into audio, to widen audience reach.
Blockchain is not just about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin; this technology has started to move into all kinds of sectors, from real estate to healthcare – and now journalism.
While the journalism community is slowly starting to take note of blockchain, many still use it as a bit of a buzzword without knowing 100 per cent sure what it actually means.
Matt McAlister, co-creator of a social app that wants to fill the space left by Facebook deprioritising news content in its News Feed, will be joining panel on new social media strategies for content sharing.
After being heavily criticised for its role in spreading ‘fake news’, Facebook announced a considerable change to its algorithm this year, which will affect the posts that audiences scroll past on their News Feed.
We recently announced four of the projects to be presented at news:rewired – digital stories on Thursday 6 December during two lightning rounds, which will be dedicated to hearing about some of the latest innovations in the digital journalism world.
We now have three more projects to announce, which will also be presented in the lightning rounds on the day.
Reddit Eddit. Speaker: Benji Lanyado
Interactive Newsprint. Speaker: Paul Egglestone, University of Central Lancashire
Webcrumbz. Speaker: Ciprian Borodescu