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Journalism in the Digital World - November 2013

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Journalism in the Digital World - November 2013

  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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