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Broadcasters, what should you do when you get 'videobombed?'

Broadcasters in Rio for the 2016 Olympics have shown viewers wins and losses, scenic beaches and glimpses at struggles that will continue after the games are over. On BBC Four, they've also included a bachelorette party. BBC Four's Dan Walker was reporting from Copacabana Beach a few days ago when some unexpected guests stopped by. He was a good sport … Read More
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Seeking to cut costs, the BBC will reportedly merge its radio and TV divisions

Ahead of a reorganization expected to trim more than $700 million from its budget, The BBC will reportedly merge its radio and TV divisions in a bid to streamline its management ranks. The move will reportedly be announced by BBC Director-General Tony Hall in a speech before Easter that will touch on plans to "axe the corporation’s existing channel-based … Read More
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How newsrooms are using machine learning to make journalists' lives easier

Much of what many journalists do every day doesn't involve gathering news. Just consider the typical process for publishing a story: The reporter reports, writes (or produces) the content, and the editor makes suggestions for revision. Then comes fact-checking and proofreading and other processes focused on polishing the copy. After that are processes geared toward presenting and distributing the … Read More
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The death of Mr. Spock was the most tweeted story in February

NewsWhip, the Dublin-based technology company that tracks how news stories are shared on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and other social media sites, has released its list of the most tweeted news Web sites for the month of February. Here are the details. The British Broadcasting Corporation easily won Twitter last month, as its stories were shared more than 5 … Read More
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'It’s been a tough month for factchecking.'

Good morning. Here are eight media stories. Who wants to be a teenage millionaire? New York high school senior Mohammed Islam didn't make $72 million on the stock market. He lied. If it's any consolation, his parents are really mad. "My mom basically said she’d never talk to me." One more line from that story, which is possibly the … Read More
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Cue the outcry — more big Twitter changes on the way

Friday. Good morning (or good evening, if you're reading this at night). Andrew Beaujon is back next week. Let's freak out about Twitter changes: Sayeth Twitter: "in many cases, the best Tweets come from people you already know, or know of. But there are times when you might miss out on Tweets we think you’d enjoy." Noooooooo! ( … Read More
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Newspaper distributor to do same-day delivery for Amazon

It's Thursday. Here's a pop quiz: How many media stories do you think you're about to get? UK newspaper distributor will do same-day Amazon deliveries: "Connect Group will make early morning deliveries at the same time as it delivers daily newspapers and use contractors to fulfill a second delivery in the afternoon." Connect distributes The Guardian and The Mirror, … Read More
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BBC website blocked throughout China

BBC The BBC's website has been subjected to "deliberate censorship" across China in the wake of its coverage of Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution, the network reports. Weeks ago, the BBC reported that Instagram appeared to be blocked in China, and phrases like "Occupy Central" and "Hong Kong students" were hidden on Twitter searches. The BBC notes … Read More
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Dorian Nakamoto looks to sue Newsweek over Bitcoin story

Hey, hi. Here are 10 media stories. Lawsuit over Newsweek's Bitcoin story? The man who Newsweek's Leah McGrath Goodman identified as the founder of Bitcoin is raising money on a website to sue the magazine, claiming he was "targeted and victimized by a reckless news organization." Dorian Nakamoto has been unemployed for 10 years, the site says. "Donations, … Read More