Professional British journalists are being offered the chance to work for three months as a reporter on the national news desk of the Washington Post this summer, and travel the US for a month. The Laurence Stern Fellowship is now in its 40th year and is open to journalists who work in Britain (not just London) across any news medium: print, radio, TV or online. There is no age limit, but the fellowship is aimed at attracting young journalists with two or three years’ experience working on important national stories, with cuttings to prove it, who are capable of “making himself or herself useful to the Post’s national desk”. The fellowship is named after the former Post assistant managing editor who was something of an anglophile prior to his death in 1979. Previous fellows include FT editor Lionel Barber, former Newsnight editor Ian Katz, Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman and Guardian editor-at-large Gary Younge. Last year’s winner, Gabriel … [Read more...] about Work on Washington Post national news desk for three months with salary and travel paid
Purwokerto, C Java, (ANTARA News) - The National News Agency (LKBN) Antara is expected to remain independent in its reporting and continue to increase its role to educate the nation`s life, said Chairman of the Banyumas General Election Commission (KPU) Imam Arif Setiadi. "As a reliable, actual, and factual reference to the news, we hope that Antara will maintain its independence. Especially before the 2019 political year, information and news from Antara are expected to support the creation of peaceful elections," he said in Purwokerto, Banyumas District, Central Java, Thursday . He acknowledged that Antara has been 81 years in carrying out active role in educating the nation`s life through various information and news products even though the agency now tunrs into a state-owned enterprise (BUMN) under the name of Public Company (Perum) LKBN Antara. However, he said, the role needed to be increased so that the strategic position of Antara as a news agency … [Read more...] about Antara News Agency expected to remain independent in news reporting
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJack Nicas Oct. 25, 2018 Many of Apple’s employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion glass headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., this year. A mile west, at Apple’s old campus on 1 Infinite Loop, a project antithetical to Silicon Valley’s ethos is now underway. In a quiet corner of the third floor, Apple is building a newsroom of sorts. About a dozen former journalists have filled a few nondescript offices to do what many other tech companies have for years left to software: selecting the news that tens of millions of people will read. One morning in late August, Apple News’ editor in chief, Lauren Kern, huddled with a deputy to discuss the five stories to feature atop the company’s three-year-old news app, which comes preinstalled on every iPhone in the United … [Read more...] about Apple’s Radical Approach to News: Humans Over Machines
In an era when the president of the United States frequently condemns traditional news outlets as “fake news” and urges the public to turn away from them as news sources, it’s easy to believe that that is what many people are doing. But a new major study shows just the opposite. Adobe Analytics looked aggregated the data from over 400 large news websites and apps since January 2016 encompassing over 150 billion visits. From this data Adobe discovered: Consumers are continuing to rely on established news sources, with major traditional national news outlets seeing 22% overall visit growth during the period. What’s interesting is that all the political drama in the U.S. is driving foreign traffic to U.S. national news sites, with nearly three our of every 10 visits to U.S. news sites coming from outside the country. And the majority (51%) of national news sites’ traffic now comes from smartphones. It’s not just the websites are benefiting. National … [Read more...] about So much for “fake news” blowhards. Traditional national news sites are thriving.
Getting people to pay for local journalism online is now “nigh-on impossible”, Archant’s chief content officer Matt Kelly has said. Kelly said what is being offered is “not good enough, frankly”, but said he is not in favour of paywalls or subscriptions for local news websites.TimelineAugust 24, 2018Facebook algorithm changes dented digital audience growth says Archant as it reveals plans for development of Norwich HQAugust 13, 2018Archant group editor speaks out to defend rival newspaper over council blacklisting in 'attack' on press freedomJuly 24, 2018The New European looks to capitalise on 'growing' website traffic with partial micro-paywall David Higgerson, digital editorial strategy director at Reach (formerly Trinity Mirror), said he believes the business model for local journalism is not broken “in the long-term”.Kelly agreed, saying: “I don’t think it’s broken, I just think it’s misunderstood. I think regional … [Read more...] about Archant content boss Matt Kelly says its ‘nigh-on impossible’ to get readers to pay for local news online