Read the article I co-authored, Acing the Algorithmic Beat, Journalism’s Next Frontier at Harvard University’s NiemanLab.
In this age of fake news spreading virally over social media, the recent Harvard Neiman Lab article (link below) is an excellent read.
On April 8-9 2016, the Global Editors Network (GEN), The Huffington Post and Change.org will gather the best media innovators in New York for a two-day Editors Lab focused on developing innovative news prototypes. Theme Impact Journalism: How can news organizations develop innovative and interactive ways to create impact by connecting audiences with issues they care… Continue reading Hackathon: Impact Journalism in New York
If you work in news media and are interested in technology, you may enjoy my article listing 9 Reasons Why News Media Web Sites Should Consider Moving to HTTPS in 2015. I co-authored it with Eitan Konigsburg and Elena Kvochko, two colleagues with expertise, deep knowledge and passion for cyber security, privacy and technology.
My personal Web site, rajiv.com is served exclusively on HTTPS thanks to CloudFlare.
The following memo from a department head to staff is an example of how to implement a productive maker’s schedule at your workplace. This approach recommends starting with baby steps, evaluating results and making changes accordingly. Dear Colleagues in the Technology, Project Management and Product Teams, Executive Summary:1 We are implementing a maker’s schedule starting… Continue reading Maker’s Schedule (For Managers Too)
Questions: Where should product be depicted? Is product an extension of the journalism (newsroom)? In this way of thinking, all products including Web, mobile and all other digital products are primarily newsroom products. Or: Is product part of technology and development? In this way of thinking, product is primarily product development. Or: Is product a… Continue reading Three Pillars of a Media/Publishing Company
Content on Web sites should be managed using systems that were designed from the ground up for the Web. Traditional content management systems with a legacy of features and workflows used for paper-based print products like newspapers and magazines are unsuitable for Web sites. The future of news media content management for Web sites is… Continue reading Future of Content Management for News Media for Web sites
Over the past 15 years, as the Web has evolved, the web sites have gone through these generations. What’s likely to be next in the future of what the Web will be? This article describes the Web so far and what form it will likely assume. 1993-1997: Generation 1.0 These web sites can essentially be… Continue reading The Evolution of Web Sites
The topic of integrating print technology systems with web technology systems often comes up in the newspaper, magazine and book publishing industries. There is a key difference between Content Companies (e.g. newspapers, magazines) and Other Companies (e.g. pharmaceuticals). With the World Wide Web and information technology (IT) becoming part of everyday life, every company is… Continue reading Integrating Legacy Technologies With Web Systems at Newspapers
Some newspaper and magazine web sites visibly label some ads on their web pages as “advertisements” but don’t mark other ads including their own in-house ads on the same pages. Their intentions are journalistic: They want to visibly differentiate their editorial content from ads. (Though that doesn’t explain why they don’t label their own in-house… Continue reading Consistency in Labeling Ads as “advertisements” on Content Sites