As well as emphasising that the BBC “remains committed” to a “high level of spend” on its international news offering, Horrocks also speaks about the “huge importance” of online video provision to the BBC.
Horrocks also talks about the importance of social media, both as a source of news and as a content distribution channel through social sharing.
He says: “We know that audiences increasingly trust the news they receive directly from friends and family above the news they receive from international news brands.”
Flipboard, a “social magazine” for the iPad that pulls in content from the web, has announced partnerships with the Guardian and the Telegraph.
Announcements from the company about the Guardian – “the central liberal voice in the British media” – and the Telegraph – “one of the most circulated broadsheets in the UK” – have been timed to coincide with the upcoming royal nuptials.
We’re launching the Guardian and the Telegraph at this precise moment so you can feel like you’re right there in Westminster Abbey witnessing the union and following events from the eyes of Londoners.
The US app has also added OK Magazine and Brides Magazine in advance of the wedding.
Flipboard was launched in July last year to offer its users a magazine-like collection of news, features, videos and images circulating within their social networks. In December it announced that eight US news outlets including ABC News and the Washington Post Magazine were testing the app as a distribution platform.
In case you missed this over the weekend, the New York Times has been quietly working away for a while on a nifty visualisation tool that will allow it to track the way links to its content move through Twitter.
A product of the Times’ Research and Development lab, which is housed somewhere up near the clouds in the NYT’s 33-floor building, Project Cascade promises to take social analytics on in leaps and bounds and tell the NYT a great deal about how, where and when its content is being shared.
Facebook is reportedly abandoning the ‘share’ option in favour of ‘like’. Will this influence news sites? What are the implications for ‘liking’ a story? Nieman Journalism Lab has an article on the ‘warring verbs of social media’ and the impact on the future of news
Newsroom culture has long been allergic to explicitly connecting the production of journalism and the expression of a reader’s endorsement. (Just the facts, ma’am!) And “Like” is awkward. When I click a button next to a story, does that mean I like the fact that “Tunisian Prime Minister Resigns,” or that I like thestory “Tunisian Prime Minister Resigns“? But there’s no doubting the appeal of “Like,” which feels like a vote when “Share” mostly feels like work.