The Road to ONA: Why successful publishers focus on community

Publishers’ business models are undergoing fundamental transformation as they react to the end of the era of free news and look to the power of their community to survive and thrive. In the runup to the Online News Association’s annual conference ONA18 in Austin, we’re taking...

Twitter’s Latest Announcements are Good for Journalism

Last week’s product announcement from Twitter released some powerful tools for readers to discover breaking news published on the social media platform. Notably, this discovery is driven by readers' interests rather than simply the list of accounts they subscribe to. This should be seen as a very...

Artificial Intelligence is a True Journalist’s Best Friend

If you work in or around the publishing industry, you won’t have been able to avoid stories about how AI will eventually replace the human reporter in the newsroom. Indeed, It’s not a huge leap of imagination to see this happening, as automation has been slowly...

The Future of Journalism is Bright, and Paid

If there’s one graph that charts the decline of modern journalism, it’s this: Courtesy of Google Trends There was a time when news was the only viable way to engage the vast majority of the public every day. Good journalism earned readership, and readers’ attention translated directly into advertising...

Blockchain winter is coming

AI and blockchain have a lot in common, and the mistakes that crippled the AI industry in the ’70s are being repeated.   Last week we were part of a deeply insightful discussion with the Managing Director of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange (GSX) and a few of its...