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Journalists fighting media-bullying populists

Journalists fighting media-bullying populists

How media can fight against populists and media bullies and how journalists can regain the public's trust in times of "lies" and false news.
Interview with Richard Gingras

Interview with Richard Gingras

“I hope we are allies and collaborators”, Richard Gingras says, referring to the relationship between publishers and Google. According to him both of them share a common cause and they both rely on an open ecosystem of distribution. Editors need the open web to find their audiences and be successful, while at the same time Google’s entire business and...
How news feed works

How news feed works

False news is a very significant challenge and Facebook is trying to handle it with a new tool it recently introduced, which aims at spotting and flagging hoaxed news and news designed to mislead people. According to Adam Mosseri, Vice President of Product at Facebook, the problem of false news should be taken very seriously and Facebook...
Google Accelerated Mobile Pages

Google Accelerated Mobile Pages

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) is a project by Google designed to make it easy for publishers to create mobile-friendly content and load them faster. AMPs are based on the principle of creating a quick and better website experience and ensure they look good for mobiles. AMPs are also designed to be easy to implement, enable monetisation,...

America, the whole world is watching

The election of Donald Trump as President was a shock to many -both in the USA and worldwide. However, some had predicted his victory and pointed out the reasons why he would win the elections. Andrew Spannaus -the founder of Transatlantico.info, published a book in June 2016 titled Perché vince Trump (Why Trump will win)....

Trump: the Kremlin candidate?

Russian cyber activity has become “very frantic and reckless” and has turned into a difficult topic for journalists and intelligence officers, Andrei Soldatov, a Russian investigative journalist and a watchdog of the Russian secret services’ activities, explained in an interview. He also stated that it is proven by technology expertise that Russian hackers have tried...
How TV can help in understanding the refugee crisis

How TV can help in understanding the refugee crisis

In the last few years, the topic of migration and refugee crisis has dominated TV and fueled many debates on how this issue should be dealt with. Questions around the refugee crisis coverage, including the risks of the journey fleeing from their home countries, what is at the root of migration and how solutions are discussed in the public...
Can a robot do journalists' job?

Can a robot do journalists’ job?

Can robots replace journalists in their work at some point in the future? Can they change it for the better? Automation journalism techniques are not a threat – as it emerged at the panel “Can a robot do my job?” –  but a tool that helps journalists with tedious and highly repetitive tasks as well as...
How effective curation of interactive spaces can bring readers together

How effective curation of interactive spaces can bring readers together

There are several ways of bringing and keeping a community together, especially how to foster communities around journalism, and manage it through human beings or automation. This was the focus of the panel “Creating Community: How Effective Curation of Interactive Spaces Can Bring Readers Together”. What makes a community and what foster them? Greg Barber, Director of Digital News...
How to structure an investigation and get inside a problem

How to structure an investigation and get inside a problem

What possibilities do journalists have when structuring their investigative work? Daniel Drepper, senior reporter at Correctiv.org – German nonprofit investigative centre aiming to give citizens access to information – shared useful tips on his presentation “Investigative Research 101”. Finding focus  The most difficult part of starting an investigation is to find a subject that is exciting....