This presentation was for the Journalism Interactive conference at the University of Maryland in April 2014. The audience included journalism faculty and staff from universities throughout North America.
Amy Webb: 3 Things 1.
Digital Media Futurist. Founder + CEO of Webbmedia Group, a digital strategy agency. 3. Trends for 2014. What academics and journalism departments need to know. 2. Spark Camp. Co-founder. Next-generation think tank and convener. Thursday, April 3, 14
Vox Media is Tech First
•Platform for digital-native authoring and distribution. “Modern media stack” (= fancier CMS) •Native format for real-time news coverage. •Liveblogging platform that uses Amazon’s Cloudfront CDN in S3 requests. Thursday, April 3, 14
“digital ﬁrst” solve for: •
Changes in consumer behavior • Competitors from outside industries • New devices entering the market • External developers making cool apps • New revenue streams • Backend technical challenges • Content distribution optimization • Changes in search algorithms ...and on and on and on... Thursday, April 3, 14
A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake
was reported Monday morning ﬁve miles from Westwood, California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:25 a.m. Paciﬁc time at a depth of 5.0 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was six miles from Beverly Hills, California, seven miles from Universal City, California, seven miles from Santa Monica, California and 348 miles from Sacramento, California. In the past ten days, there have been no earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notiﬁcation Service and this post was created by an algorithm written by the author. Read more about Southern California earthquakes. Thursday, April 3, 14
Same story. Slightly diﬀerent design.
•Same basic length regardless of end user’s situation or device. •Ongoing story – what if I just want updates? •What if I need the backstory ﬁrst? Thursday, April 3, 14