Rethinking news in a world of ubiquitous connectivity

Matt McAlister
Matt McAlisterCofounder at Kaleida Networks and Publish.org, columnist for Guardian Media & Tech
Rethinking news for a world of
ubiquitous connectivity
Matt McAlister, The Guardian
Rethinking news in a world of ubiquitous connectivity
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Mass Media
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                                         Media finds you, knows
Receive your media   Go get your media
                                             where you are
PC/Internet                   Ubiquitous
  Mass Media
                             Revolution                     Network

                                                       Media finds you, knows
 Receive your media          Go get your media
                                                           where you are


                            Look at it on a screen,   It responds to your actions,
Square things deliver it   gather it via keyboard/     interpreted by the device,
                                    moust                many different devices
PC/Internet                   Ubiquitous
  Mass Media
                             Revolution                     Network

                                                       Media finds you, knows
  Receive your media         Go get your media
                                                           where you are


                            Look at it on a screen,   It responds to your actions,
Square things deliver it   gather it via keyboard/     interpreted by the device,
                                    moust                many different devices



Production via assembly    Everybody is a producer     Everything is a producer
PC/Internet                     Ubiquitous
  Mass Media
                              Revolution                       Network

                                                          Media finds you, knows
  Receive your media          Go get your media
                                                              where you are


                             Look at it on a screen,     It responds to your actions,
Square things deliver it    gather it via keyboard/       interpreted by the device,
                                     moust                  many different devices



Production via assembly    Everybody is a producer        Everything is a producer




   Channels control
                           Instant global distribution      Never unconnected
     distribution
PC/Internet                     Ubiquitous
  Mass Media
                              Revolution                       Network

                                                          Media finds you, knows
  Receive your media          Go get your media
                                                              where you are


                             Look at it on a screen,     It responds to your actions,
Square things deliver it    gather it via keyboard/       interpreted by the device,
                                     moust                  many different devices



Production via assembly    Everybody is a producer        Everything is a producer




   Channels control
                           Instant global distribution      Never unconnected
     distribution
✤   Atomize everything
✤   Add time and space
✤   Be developer-friendly
✤   Partner with experts
Rethinking news in a world of ubiquitous connectivity
Local news by
local citizens

✤   Everything has a location

✤   Adjusts depending on where
    you are, what you care about

✤   Device-specific experiences

✤   Open to everyone

✤   Tiers of moderation
APIs and Tools

✤   Integrates well with maps

✤   Open access to all raw data

✤   Both read and write access for
    building apps on the platform

✤   Powers our own apps, too

✤   Examples of integrations on the
    Guardian web site
Rethinking news in a world of ubiquitous connectivity
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Rethinking news in a world of ubiquitous connectivity

  • 1. Rethinking news for a world of ubiquitous connectivity Matt McAlister, The Guardian
  • 3. M as sM ed ia PC Re / vo tIn lu ern tio e n t U N qbi et uit wo o rk us
  • 4. PC/Internet Ubiquitous Mass Media Revolution Network Media finds you, knows Receive your media Go get your media where you are
  • 5. PC/Internet Ubiquitous Mass Media Revolution Network Media finds you, knows Receive your media Go get your media where you are Look at it on a screen, It responds to your actions, Square things deliver it gather it via keyboard/ interpreted by the device, moust many different devices
  • 6. PC/Internet Ubiquitous Mass Media Revolution Network Media finds you, knows Receive your media Go get your media where you are Look at it on a screen, It responds to your actions, Square things deliver it gather it via keyboard/ interpreted by the device, moust many different devices Production via assembly Everybody is a producer Everything is a producer
  • 7. PC/Internet Ubiquitous Mass Media Revolution Network Media finds you, knows Receive your media Go get your media where you are Look at it on a screen, It responds to your actions, Square things deliver it gather it via keyboard/ interpreted by the device, moust many different devices Production via assembly Everybody is a producer Everything is a producer Channels control Instant global distribution Never unconnected distribution
  • 8. PC/Internet Ubiquitous Mass Media Revolution Network Media finds you, knows Receive your media Go get your media where you are Look at it on a screen, It responds to your actions, Square things deliver it gather it via keyboard/ interpreted by the device, moust many different devices Production via assembly Everybody is a producer Everything is a producer Channels control Instant global distribution Never unconnected distribution
  • 9. Atomize everything ✤ Add time and space ✤ Be developer-friendly ✤ Partner with experts
  • 11. Local news by local citizens ✤ Everything has a location ✤ Adjusts depending on where you are, what you care about ✤ Device-specific experiences ✤ Open to everyone ✤ Tiers of moderation
  • 12. APIs and Tools ✤ Integrates well with maps ✤ Open access to all raw data ✤ Both read and write access for building apps on the platform ✤ Powers our own apps, too ✤ Examples of integrations on the Guardian web site