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Archives: December 16, 2015

“News organizations, and the communities they serve, must cope with hundreds of first-time situations driven by technology at a pace unmatched in any other time in history.” Amy Webb
“Most news organizations are still approaching the mobile web the way they approached the desktop web in the 1990s: Let’s build an audience first and figure out the money later.” Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
“Mass surveillance, interception, and metadata collection is all around the Internet, and HTTPS is the first step we must take to make our readers feel secure.” Basile Simon
“To give you what you want without you having to ask for it — before you even were certain that you wanted it — is the condition to which all media aspires. It’s why social media has been so successful — it’s a subset of the web, lightly tailored to our preferences, that never stops.” Tim Carmody
“2016 looks to be the year when news organizations begin devoting as much time and resources to the newsgathering side of social media as they do the output.” Alastair Reid
CEO Evan Ratliff says the company is sticking around. But internal stops and starts — and the publishing industry’s increased focus on big platforms like Facebook — have made Atavist’s mission difficult.
“In a way, it was probably easier to be Job, because at least he knew who was trying to test his faith. All traditional media companies know is that the world they used to rely on is crumbling, and there’s no one to blame.” Mathew Ingram
“It is a subtle, and concrete shift. Pages look back on the reader, seeing to a finer resolution the moments of the reading experience — start, scroll down, scroll up, play, watching, finish — and dynamically adjust.” Kawandeep Virdee
“Journalism shouldn’t live or die by the number of eyeballs or the number of shares it attracts. Focusing myopically on scale and continuing to optimize for the largest possible audience compels us to the lowest common denominator of editorial quality.” Katie Zhu