The lede: “Tax changes, better copyright protection and fees imposed on Facebook and Google are among the solutions being touted to help rescue Canada’s ailing news industry, internal reports show.”
From New Scientist (“Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links“): The Internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free “news” stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness.
Google Media Tools offers a single page to act as a “starting point to tap into Google’s suite of digital tools that can enhance newsgathering and exposure across television, radio, print and online.” They are grouped into six sections: Gather and organize Engage Visualize Publish Develop Additional resources “In total 27 tools feature in the […]
From The Globe and Mail: Canada’s newspaper industry will see advertising and circulation revenue decline by almost 20 per cent over the next four years, according to a global study that suggests the market was worth $2.1-billion in 2012.
Google has offered a taste of its augmented reality project: Here’s the Google Plus page for Project Glass. For those of you who don’t like glasses, from the NYT’s Bits blog:
Google plans to bring augmented-reality glasses to market, eyewear that will function as a smartphone.
Saw this tweet from Mark Hamilton: Great (exhaustive) list of social media tools for journalists, by@macloo Here’s the post: Best social media tools for journalists
If you’re a data visualization geek, you unquestionably have. Google Labs has released its Ngram Viewer. Succinctly put, it maps word or phrase use in books over time and plots it on graph (Read Google’s About Ngram page for details). In a way, it’s a more sophisticated version of Google Fight. :) An example from […]
CBC contributor Ira Basen had a major feature published in the Nov. 27 Globe and Mail about the growing power of algorithms in the human decision-making process. I pull out an excerpt that’s journalism-related:
Once upon a time, I followed someone on Twitter. This wasn’t someone I knew in real life, just a fellow Torontonian. We had conversed a few times around the Twitter water cooler, but that was about it. I struck me late Sunday that I hadn’t seen any tweets from this person for some time. I […]