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Trump supporters will denounce them as part of a left-wing conspiracy and set up their own services to fact-check their political opponents and the media. Traditional news companies will also up their game in this area, creating or upgrading fact checking brands to increase credibility. One thing that became clear in 2016 is that these forces are not just affecting traditional media. We suggested in last year’s report that the gloss would soon start to come off new digital brands and their sky-high stock market valuations – and so it proved. Even BuzzFeed was reported to have downgraded its 2016 earning targets by a considerable margin.

Pop-up publishing could be a sensible and practical response to a world hungry for in-depth coverage on certain topics but for only a limited period of time. News organisations will need to get used to this kind of rapid experimentation and a greater level of risk-taking if they are to find new revenue streams and keep up with rapidly changing audience behaviour. Expect to see more publisher-owned news aggregators emerge over the next few years. Facebook broadcast its first live murder, a live robbery, ISIS propaganda and an emoji filled frontline battle. We’ll see more experimentation with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality , but results continue to disappoint for news. There’ll be an explosion of mobile alerts for news, as the battle for the lockscreen heats up.

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If young people are not having a good time, they won’t listen to you as a teacher.” The average age of the channel is about half that of France Television’s news bulletins . Is a free photo app that allows users to take spherical photo ‘bubbles’, immersive 360-degree images complete with sound, to share on social media. While these may not survive as a stand-alone apps expect platforms like Snapchat to integrate these kinds of technologies this year. It is likely that the Android and Apple notification platforms will become every bit as important for the news industry as Facebook Instant Articles, Google AMP and Facebook Messenger and Snapchat Discover. The role of the lockscreen as a gateway to content has been talked about for many years but only now are we seeing the ease of use and range of functionality begin to meet those expectations.

  • In terms of most important commercial priorities, there is a clear move away from traditional advertising towards direct reader payment (45%), membership (14%) and sponsored content (42%) whether through text or video.
  • Led by Kimon Keramidas and Ross Parry , it aims to develop alternative and challenging ways of understanding and sharing Circuits of Practice’s findings.
  • The UK’s National Autistic Society made a VR film in 2016 to show people what it was like to live with the condition and Alzheimer’s Research UK did the same to put others in the shoes of someone with dementia.
  • Interested in gaming will need a compelling reason to invest their time and attention whether that be 360 degree video tours, news or sport experiences, or the kind of immersive social worlds that Facebook are planning to build.

As technology becomes more and more central to everything we do, the unintended consequences are becoming more apparent. The long-term benefits could be immense, but the pace of change is already putting unrelenting stress on our communities and democracies. Only a few phones are compatible with Daydream today and content remains limited, but that will change over the next few years as more big players get stuck in. Meanwhile expect some kind of industry-wide deal in 2017 around ‘acceptable’ or ‘sustainable ads’ that define concepts like non-intrusive advertising more clearly. To some extent this is already being enshrined within Google’s AMP and Facebook Instant Articles where only a limited range of formats are accepted and ad-blockers are largely excluded. In terms of most important commercial priorities, there is a clear move away from traditional advertising towards direct reader payment (45%), membership (14%) and sponsored content (42%) whether through text or video.

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“That automatically writes a blog post that looks like it was written by a human – well it was written by a human, by Ken – and it instantly creates a map, blog post, headline, and automatically posts it into our blogging platform.” London Met welcomes President of Gambia Press Union Simon Cadman, Senior Lecturer in Journalism reports on the visit from Sheriff Bojang Jr, who spoke about his career and stereotyping of African nations in newsrooms. Understanding air quality in Sofia The Urban Data Space Project from London Met and Sofia University gives insights into the air quality of the city of Sofia, using real-time data. London Met welcomes the Met Police for Cyber Security event Second-year BA Photojournalism student Gianluca Barbazza discusses the visit, which created awareness around cybercrime and how to protect yourself from it. Journalism student wins national award Carolina Piras took home the prize for the Human Rights Coverage category at the Student Publication Association awards.