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...

Finding news on social media can make journalism better

How finding news stories on the web can be a panacea for an industry that’s suffering from stretched budgets and accusations of lowering standards. Digital journalists use tools like Tweetdeck, Newswhip, and Google alerts to rapidly discover things that are happening in the real world. Then...

Trump’s Whitehouse has stopped publishing open data

If Obama’s administration was the most transparent, liberal administration we’ve ever seen, Trump’s administration already looks like the murky swamp he promised to drain. Under Obama, the public were presented with a daily update of everyone visiting the White House, and as we do with all...