Innovations, Platforms, Podcasts, Social responsibility

Trint founder Jeff Kofman on why journalists should be entrepreneurs

This week we hear from Jeff Kofman, founder and CEO of Trint, about the dark abyss of transcription, whether Google and Facebook are serious about funding journalism, and the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media.

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Editorial content, Innovations, Podcasts

The Disconnect’s founders on experimentation and counter-intuitive bets

This week, Peter speaks to The Disconnect’s co-founders Chris Bolin and Clayton d’Arnault about the philosophy and meaning behind a digital magazine that can only be consumed while offline.

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Business models, Innovations, Podcasts, Publications, Publishers, Strategy

The Financial Times’ Alyssa Zeisler on using engagement metrics to launch new products

In this week’s episode, the Financial Times’ audience engagement strategist Alyssa Zeisler takes us through how the team uses engagement metrics to identify a need for new products that benefit new audience segments.

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Business models, Innovations, Podcasts, Strategy

NYU’s Jay Rosen on the Membership Puzzle Project

This week, director of the Membership Puzzle Project Jay Rosen takes us through why membership could be the future of funding journalism, and what needs to be done to make it valuable to readers and publishers alike.

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Innovations, Podcasts, Publishers, Strategy

Deutsche Welle’s Esra Doğramacı on best practice for digital video

In this week’s episode of Media Voices, Peter travels to Cape Town and interviews Deutsche Welle’s Esra Doğramacı, to find out how the German broadcaster is approaching digital video.

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Innovations, Podcasts, Publishers, Strategy

Dennis UK CTO Paul Lomax on the tech that underpins a modern publisher

In this week’s episode of Media Voices we hear from Dennis Publishing’s CTO Paul Lomax, who discusses the technology that underpins a modern publisher, and how Dennis builds agile working into its culture.

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Innovations, Platforms, Podcasts, Publications, Publishers, Strategy

CNN’s Samantha Barry on innovative social media for a global newsbrand

On the fourth of July, Media Voices is celebrating its own Independence Day. In the inaugural episode of our new-look podcast, Esther interviews CNN’s executive producer of social and emerging media Samantha Barry about its U.S. election coverage, the rise and rise of chatbots, and how the team approaches storytelling across different platforms.

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Business models, Innovations, Podcasts

Owain Rich on the opportunities and challenges of VR storytelling

In this week’s episode, we talk to Owain Rich, co-creator of the Trafficked VR experience, about the opportunities and challenges that come with making a VR film. Topics of discussion include the challenges of distribution of VR content, how to create immersive audio, and what form monetisation of VR should take.

In the news round-up, Chris and Esther discuss Apple News’ appointment of an editor in chief, a plethora of original video plans, and Facebook’s sop to publishers over its Instant Articles.

TheMediaBriefing podcast is sponsored by Make Real, creators of VR and AR applications that inform, engage, inspire and delight.

Innovations, Podcasts, Strategy

Author and podcaster Emma Gannon on authenticity and ‘the influencer’

In this week’s episode, we talk to author, blogger and podcaster polymath Emma Gannon about the death of ‘the influencer’, balancing authenticity and commercial concerns, and the relative value of corporate and personal brands.

In the news round-up Chris and Esther talk about Facebook’s original video programme being delayed and its efforts to enter the food ordering marketplace, discuss Wired’s edition-based entrance onto Snapchat discover, and try very hard not to swear while talking about net neutrality rules being overturned.

Innovations, Podcasts

Virtual Umbrella’s Samantha Kingston on the opportunities of VR marketing

In this episode of TheMediaBriefing’s podcast, Virtual Umbrella co-founder Samantha Kingston explains the business case for VR marketing, takes us through what is required before the technology is mainstream, and describes the kinds of experiences that are best for convincing people of the medium’s potential. Chris tries and fails to not mention the VR mode of Resident Evil 7.

In the news roundup Chris and Peter discuss the duopoly’s latest moves in terms of ad-blocking and cloning Snapchat, Reed Hastings saying Netflix’s biggest competitor is ‘sleep’, and launch a new feature called ‘Who Hath Blighted The Consumer This Week?’