Posted in Audiences Funding Journalism

Analytics in the Newsroom: Just How Powerful Can They Become?

The use of data and analytics to track audience behavior is becoming increasingly more central in newsrooms around the world. A data-informed approach, once associated…

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Posted in Media and Elections

Prime Minister’s War With Critical Journalists Puts off Slovak Voters

The Social-Democrat party Smer-SD in power in Slovakia now expects another victory in the upcoming elections on Saturday. But its leader’s unabated nastiness towards critical…

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Posted in Markets & Players The Hot Potato

China Plans to Push out Foreign Owners From Its Internet

Chinese authorities have never liked dissenting voices. Now, they want to solve that problem by removing foreign players from their internet. This would be a…

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Posted in Media and Elections

Bracing for Elections, Iran’s Government Wants to Hire an Internet Censoring Company

Back in 2013, Iran didn’t meddle with the internet before the presidential elections because they knew people liked the then would-be president Rouhani. But now,…

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Posted in Legal Issues

European Court Decision Allows Media to Be Less Paranoid About Online Comments

In summer 2015, a much-criticized decision by Europe’s human rights court left online portals anxious about what comments they allowed on their sites. Now, the…

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Posted in Head Honchos Markets & Players

Next Target for Moldovan Politicians: The Internet

Politicians meddling with the journalism business is not uncommon in Moldova’s media. But now, the battle to control dissenting voices moves online. The recipe used…

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Posted in Markets & Players Thinking Journalism

How to Fight Abuses of Media Power in UK: Be the Media, Know the Media, Change the Media

We have more media, but only a few very powerful companies controlling them. Can anything be done against this hegemony? Professor Des Freedman offers a…

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Posted in Markets & Players TechBrain

Internet Providers in Eastern Europe: Non-Transparent, Dubious, Politically Linked

The Internet has become the new heaven for unheard voices, new forms of commerce and limitless communication across eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union….

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Posted in Digital Rights Legal Issues

Internet Freedom Threatened by Cybercrime Law in Pakistan

Pakistani authorities want to access people’s data stocked online, shut down websites anytime they wish or put people behind bars for trivial activities such as…

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Posted in Markets & Players

Media Owners in Chile and Colombia Have a Hand in Many Pies

A handful of groups control media in Chile and Colombia. Their businesses extend much further into a spate of industries ranging from banking to retail…

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