The issue of news organizations leaving Twitter and moving away from social media dependency guided the conversation with panelists on the second day of the 2023 International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). The panel discussed text messages, push alerts, newsletters and podcasts as individualized ways to reach audiences outside social media.
The ICFJ-led Empowering the Truth Global Summit seeks to enable fact-checkers to reach new audiences with real facts in new formats to combat the speed of misinformation. The invitation is for every Thursday in March in one and a half hour sessions in five languages.
The second most popular social network for journalism consumption in Brazil, WhatsApp has become the focus of the distribution strategy of digital native news outlets in Brazil. They see an opportunity to establish a direct connection with the public, without depending on the algorithm of other platforms.
Brazil is where a growing aversion to the news is worst, as 54% of Brazilians avoid the news, well above the world average of 38%. In Argentina, 46% now say they avoid news content. The other countries in the region surveyed were Chile (38%), Colombia (38%), Mexico (37%), and Peru (37%).
Ignacio Escolar, director and founder of elDiario.es, opened the 13th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism with a conversation with Rosental Alves, director and founder of the Knight Center.
“Audience development has become so important in many newsrooms, but it's often isolated to a few specialist roles,” Zamora said.
The report “Membership in News & Beyond: What Media Can Learn from Other Member-Driven Movements” underlines a “core difference” between the membership and subscription models.
The 2018 Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) surveyed four Latin American countries and found that in each case, a majority of respondents are accessing their news from their smartphones.
In an effort to "find the right people to offer insight, perspectives and ideas on the issues of the day," Canada's Calgary Herald has introduced a new initiative allowing potential sources to register with the newspaper, the Herald reported. Known as "Be a Source," the system encourages anyone with "an area of expertise," whether "politics, health care or playing the kazoo," to sign up as a source to be contacted by journalists.
”Crowdfunding”, a term used to describe networking, usually via the Internet, to pool money and resources, is starting to take off in Brazil. An explosion of crowdfunding websites, like Catarse, Multidão, Movere and Benfeitoria, are just some to come on the scene.