Embracing Snapchat has ‘led to the biggest step change’ in its readership since The Economist was founded in 1843
A brief guide to newsroom innovation by @AlexaBorchardt in Ukrainian… and English on @ejonews https://en.ejo.ch/media-economics/business-models/a-brief-guide-to-newsroom-innovation-for-journalists … https://twitter.com/ua_ejo/status/976052471297691649 …
Do audiences prefer their news to be selected for them by algorithms? Or by humans? New paper by @dragz & @rasmus_kleis published in @icsjournal. https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-research/how-do-people-feel-about-news-selected-algorithms-social-media …
Restoring Trust & tackling the crisis in public information, event @LSEpublicevents @MediaLSE May 2. https://twitter.com/LSEmediapolicy/status/976069655847677953 …
Today, we are making it easier to use your phone to find and scan scholarly articles. Clicking a Scholar search result on your phone now opens a quick preview:
You can swipe left and right to quickly flip through the list of results. Where available, you can read abstracts. Or explore related and citing articles, which appear at the bottom of the preview along with other familiar Scholar features.
When you find an interesting article, you can click through to read it immediately, or you can tap the star icon to save it for later in your Scholar library. You’ll need to sign in to the same Google account on both the phone and the laptop to use this feature. This lets you find and save papers on your phone wherever you are. Once you get home, you can grab a cup of coffee and click “My library” on your laptop to get to your reading list.
Quick previews are available in Chrome, Safari, Samsung, and other standard browsers on recent Android and Apple phones. Sorry, they won’t work in Opera Mini or other special-purpose browsers; and they are not, at this time, available on tablets.
We would like to thank our partners in scholarly publishing that have worked with us on this. Working together, we hope to help make research more efficient everywhere.
Posted by: Alex Verstak, Software Engineer
NEW YORK — Google said Tuesday it’s committing $300 million over three years towards various products and initiatives intended to help news publishers and sweeten Google’s relationships with them, as part of an umbrella initiative it’s calling the Google News Initiative.
Google News Initiative aimed at supporting subscriptions and tackling fake news
People come to Google looking for information they can trust, and that information often comes from the reporting of journalists and news organizations around the world. And while the demand for quality journalism is as high as it’s ever been, the business of journalism is under pressure, as publications around the world face challenges from an industry-wide transition to digital. Continue reading “The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news”
If you’ve ever subscribed to a news site, you know that it can sometimes be an onerous task. This isn’t the publisher’s fault, it’s just the way websites work. You’ll have to type in your name, your email, maybe a username (no, not that username; it’s taken) and then make up a new password (no, not that password; you’ll need one with the special character and the two non-repeating numbers), and it doesn’t end there. You’ll have to fill in a bunch of credit card fields, which you probably don’t have committed to memory.
Just like your password.
Like you, we love journalism, but we’re less excited about filling in web forms and clicking on “forgot password” links. So today we’re announcing Subscribe with Google—the simple way to subscribe to news publications and maintain access everywhere: websites, apps, even search results.
Over the past 20 years, we’ve grappled with the tension between the freedom of information the web enables and the need to ensure trust in information. Elevating accurate, quality content, and stemming the flow of misinformation is a challenge that requires collaboration across the news industry, the research community, and digital platforms.
Here are some of the steps we’re taking on the issue.
Alexander Bregman, strategic partner development manager, product partnerships EMEA, Google, explains the current options available to news organisations
The holy grail of Open Access: sharing that benefits authors
As a researcher, you are often urged to make your work openly accessible. And sure, that’s a laudable goal, but… What’s in it for you?
With job prospects in academia being not that rosy, it is no surprise that open access is not the primary consideration for researchers considering where to get their work published. When push comes to shove, making a living is more important than access to your research.
But why not both? You can give yourself that career boost and support open access. Continue reading “The holy grail in Open Access: sharing that benefits authors”
COOL OPPORTUNITY ALERT
Want to work on the software that powers @BeakerBrowser and the p2p Web? Apply to be an Open Web Fellow with @codeforsociety (they are good people) https://twitter.com/codeforsociety/status/975784022004580352 …