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Journalism in the Digital World
– presented to CIJ – Nepal

8 November 2013
Kathmandu, Nepal
“It is the best of times…
 Visual storytelling
 Data journalism
 Civic engagement
“Snowfall” – New York Times

Visual Storytelling
“Water: Asia’s Next Challenge” – The Asia
Society

Visual Storytelling
Not everyone is the New York Times.
 Journalism and technology collaborations:

 New Tools
+ Timeline.js
+ Meograph
+ Pi...
“Rede de Escandalos” – Veja, Sao Paolo

Data Journalism
“Undi.info” – Malaysiakini.com

Data Journalism
Where’s the data? What tools?
 Online tools
- The Data Journalism Handbook
(www.datajournalismhandbook.org)
 Data Source...
NREG – SwaraNet.org/MojoLab

Data Collection
MP’s Expenses – The Guardian
Civic Engagement
IPaidABribe.com – Janaagraha, Bangalore

Civic Engagement
“It is the best of times…
 New digital tools and methods of investigation and
storytelling
 Digital tools find stories i...
“It is also the worst of times…
 Traditional media struggling, limited resources for
complex stories
 Competition for fo...
How do we fund investigative journalism?

Funding
• Grants
• Crowd Funded
• Syndication

Revenues
• Advertising
Publicatio...
Grants – Investigative Journalism Centres

Philippine Center for
Investigative Journalism

ThaiPublica
Media Pre-sale – Syndication
 All media companies want good stories
 But may not be able to fund them alone

 Create ne...
Media Pre-sale – Syndication
Crowdfunding
KickStarter
Crowdfunding – a global phenomena
Catarse.me Brazil

M-Changa - Kenya

ZecZec.com - Taiwan

Wishberry - India
Paid Content
 Many paid content models emerging, but…
 …requirements are not easy to meet:
- online payments infrastruct...
Subscription Platforms – The New Breed

ByLiner.com
Subscription Platforms – The Old Guard

the Paris Review
Purchasing Platforms – e*Publishing
Purchasing Platforms – The e*Book Platforms

-

Over 5 million sold
Price 99¢ to $2.99
Limited to text narrative
Limited l...
What about advertising?
 Growing market, but model requires
- Context
- Page views
 Advertising doesn’t yet provide a pr...
It is both the best and worst of times.
 New tools to aid the investigation
 New techniques to tell the story and engage...
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  • The event in question happened in February 2012, the story was published in December 2012. Months of work, hand coded to produce the effect of scrollingMobile orientedMultimediaText only part of the story. Produced in the NytimesIdeaLab.But not everyone is the NYtimes
  • The Asia Society: Water: Asia’s Next ChallengeNot a traditional news companyBut engaged in highlighting issues of importance to AsiaProduced internally, small investment and staff.
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    1. 1. Journalism in the Digital World – presented to CIJ – Nepal 8 November 2013 Kathmandu, Nepal
    2. 2. “It is the best of times…  Visual storytelling  Data journalism  Civic engagement
    3. 3. “Snowfall” – New York Times Visual Storytelling
    4. 4. “Water: Asia’s Next Challenge” – The Asia Society Visual Storytelling
    5. 5. Not everyone is the New York Times.  Journalism and technology collaborations:  New Tools + Timeline.js + Meograph + Piktochart.com + Ushahidi + ScrollKit.com
    6. 6. “Rede de Escandalos” – Veja, Sao Paolo Data Journalism
    7. 7. “Undi.info” – Malaysiakini.com Data Journalism
    8. 8. Where’s the data? What tools?  Online tools - The Data Journalism Handbook (www.datajournalismhandbook.org)  Data Sources: + Government Sources (Census, Budget, Social Services) + NGO Data Sets (UN, World Bank) + Corporate Sources (Annual Reports) + Create your own data (citizen contributed)
    9. 9. NREG – SwaraNet.org/MojoLab Data Collection
    10. 10. MP’s Expenses – The Guardian Civic Engagement
    11. 11. IPaidABribe.com – Janaagraha, Bangalore Civic Engagement
    12. 12. “It is the best of times…  New digital tools and methods of investigation and storytelling  Digital tools find stories in the data  Digital requires: - Technology - Design - Engaged audiences BUT…
    13. 13. “It is also the worst of times…  Traditional media struggling, limited resources for complex stories  Competition for foundation grants and fellowships increasing  Digital media mostly focused on “breaking news” and opinion
    14. 14. How do we fund investigative journalism? Funding • Grants • Crowd Funded • Syndication Revenues • Advertising Publication • Subscriptions • Purchase – e*publications
    15. 15. Grants – Investigative Journalism Centres Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism ThaiPublica
    16. 16. Media Pre-sale – Syndication  All media companies want good stories  But may not be able to fund them alone  Create networks of media to distribute media for a fee
    17. 17. Media Pre-sale – Syndication
    18. 18. Crowdfunding KickStarter
    19. 19. Crowdfunding – a global phenomena Catarse.me Brazil M-Changa - Kenya ZecZec.com - Taiwan Wishberry - India
    20. 20. Paid Content  Many paid content models emerging, but…  …requirements are not easy to meet: - online payments infrastructure (like paypal, alipay) - or hybrid offline payment, online fulfillment model - online curation and recommendation engines - the major platforms limited to text and illustration  Mobile platforms are helping to solve some problems
    21. 21. Subscription Platforms – The New Breed ByLiner.com
    22. 22. Subscription Platforms – The Old Guard the Paris Review
    23. 23. Purchasing Platforms – e*Publishing
    24. 24. Purchasing Platforms – The e*Book Platforms - Over 5 million sold Price 99¢ to $2.99 Limited to text narrative Limited languages
    25. 25. What about advertising?  Growing market, but model requires - Context - Page views  Advertising doesn’t yet provide a premium for engagement  Video may create a model, but still a small part of the global advertising mix
    26. 26. It is both the best and worst of times.  New tools to aid the investigation  New techniques to tell the story and engage the audience  Funding is a challenge + Matching costs with potential revenues + Managing multiple revenue streams + Understanding and implementing the technology
    27. 27. Thank you Questions?
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