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The 5 biggest comebacks in journalism

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The trends come and go in many fields. This is also true in journalism ! Medium tries to explain the causes of 5 recent comebacks among the most important,


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‘Aboriginal people represent just 4.3 per cent of Canadians, according to Statistics Canada, and Aboriginal women comprise a similar percentage of Canadian women.

WhatsApp and Snapchat, the media’s latest El Dorado?

For a year now, major media channels such as the BBC and the New York Times have been publishing news on instant messaging channels such as WhatsApp and Snapchat.

‘News’ from Apple: a gift for media partners?

Apple launched its new ‘News’ app during the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. This content aggregator will be available as a mobile app when iOS 9 is launched next autumn, replacing its current ‘Newsstand’.

Meerkat and Periscope: what do they mean for entertainment and politics and what does the future hold?

After the release of Merrkat, Twitter immediately hit back by launching Periscope, its own video livestreaming app. Two apps and a lot of sector of activities: news, politic, sport and entertainment.

Yik Yak, the journalist’s new friend?

Yik Yak was launched in 2013 as a kind of anonymous, geo-located Twitter app and took the world by storm before more recently whipping up an equally big storm of controversy. For some people, this app frees up speech and this makes it a valuable journalistic tool – for others it is simply a gigantic digital rant room.

A great and free guide to mobile reporting

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Our last post about “mojo” or “mobile journalism” has had a lot of feedback this week and many of you wanted to know more.

The Mobile Journalism Revolution

The explosion in smartphones has not stopped disrupting journalistic practices. Not only has it deeply altered the relationship between the public and the media but it has given journalists a new tool – the mobile phone – which allows them to film, photograph and even edit their own reports directly on their mobile.

Mobile broadband – bad news for the digital media?

Paradoxically, the current flood of smart phones and tablets is not good news for digital media funded by ads. The same advertisement brings in five times less revenue when it is viewed on a mobile device than on a desktop computer, simply because it is much less visible – and consequently profitable – on a small screen.

Will the tablet save the press?

While information on the internet is frequently free of charge, the very nature of the media consumed on tablets means that users are prepared to pay for it.

Gamification is not gaming

‘A good product does not need to be gamified. A book does not need to be gamified. Nor indeed does a game’, says Adrian Hon, CEO of Six to Start.

Journalism in the era of virtual reality

‘I think that virtual reality holds the potential to fundamentally change journalism’

How Facebook shapes the news

Since the Arab Springs, it is common knowledge that Facebook is a powerful media, allowing people to exchange news or defeat censorship in countries where newspapers are gagged. But in

Closing the gap between immediacy and accuracy

Thanks to the boom of social networks, readers can now be actors in the collection, reporting, analysis and dissemination of information. However, journalists are often too focused on their own

Will bitcoin save journalism?

The digital currency, so far mainly linked to dubious transactions in the dark web, could become a very effective micropayment system for digital contents.