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Emily Bell – Keynote speech at news:rewired

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Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, gave the keynote speech at the recent news:rewired digital journalism conference.

Find audio to accompany slides and a video of the speech at www.newsrewired.com

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Emily Bell – Keynote speech at news:rewired

  1. 1. Out of Control Emily Bell, Director Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Columbia Journalism School New York.
  2. 2. For the first time in 200 years news publishers are not in control of how news is created and distributed.
  3. 3. ?
  4. 4. ...If you only remember one slide today…….
  5. 5. ...or this one….85% of time spent on smartphone apps, but only a small number see heavy use….
  6. 6. ...and ‘news, weather and sport’ = 3% ...but ‘social networking = 14%....
  7. 7. ...but ‘news’ and ‘social networking’ are converging ...
  8. 8. ...and growing….
  9. 9. Users: - Facebook : 1.3bn - WhatsApp : 800m - LinkedIn : 350m - Instagram: 300m - Twitter : 300m
  10. 10. ….2015 is the year social media companies became publishers: - Snapchat launches ‘Discover’ - Facebook launches ‘Instant articles’ - Google launches Digital News Initiative + Google News Labs investment - Apple announces launch of own News App with IOS9 + hires ‘editors’. - Twitter hires for ‘Project Lightening’.
  11. 11. New York Times experiments on WhatsApp
  12. 12. Gain reach + revenue. But lose ….. - Data - Paths to users - Archive - Control over journalism

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