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  • Author: Alastair Otter

    Data visualisation & design, journalist, hacker.
    AP experiments with live streams as appetite for video grows

    New Media

    AP experiments with live streams as appetite for video grows

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    The amount of live video output produced by The Associated Press (AP) increased by 25 per cent last year, to 2,073 live stories and events covered between October and December, compared to 1,605 during the same period in 2014.

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    Bloomberg’s 2015 in graphics

    Data

    Bloomberg’s 2015 in graphics

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Bloomberg picks its favourite graphics of 2015. Put some time aside because this could be a complete time-sink. From the Fifa scandal to the fact that Americans are addicted to trucks, this is deep dive into data and graphic visualisation.

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    5 digital journalism predictions for 2016

    New Media

    5 digital journalism predictions for 2016

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    The disruption of television, rise of the podcast and growth of online video are some of the key trends that could mark 2016, digital strategist Nic Newman outlined in his Media, Journalism and Technology Predictions report published today.

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    How to get rich or die podcasting

    New Media

    How to get rich or die podcasting

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Despite a successful career in public radio, Alex Blumberg says he never showed any “entrepreneurial spunk.” That was before he and Matt Lieber launched Gimlet, which has attracted at least 4 million monthly listeners and $1.5 million from investors.

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    How Vox Media grew from a sports blog into one of the internet’s biggest publishers

    New Media

    How Vox Media grew from a sports blog into one of the internet’s biggest publishers

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    “It’s been a bit surreal watching it all happen, and at times a little bit unbelievable. It takes my breath away at times, but in a lot of ways it makes sense because [the sites] all have a commonality to them, and that is the

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    Visualising China-Africa trade

    visualisation

    Visualising China-Africa trade

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Over the past few months I’ve been trying to learn D3.js, the extremely powerful Javascript visualisation library. As a relative newcomer to Javascript (some background in PHP) D3.js has been a challenge. I first started trying to learn D3.js in April 2014 but gave up

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    Media Picks #11 – Digital storytelling, web versus apps, making economics fun

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #11 – Digital storytelling, web versus apps, making economics fun

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #11 – 27 February 2015

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    New York Times to double the number of stories open for comment on its

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    Media Picks #10 – Immersive stories, the algorithms are coming & don’t post Facebook pictures

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #10 – Immersive stories, the algorithms are coming & don’t post Facebook pictures

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #10 – 20 February 2015

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    The company automating stories for AP now has its sights set on sports journalism
    A

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    Media Picks #9 – No home pages, the end of Twitter buttons, FTW!

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #9 – No home pages, the end of Twitter buttons, FTW!

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #9 – 13 February 2015

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    The news site with no site: NowThis drops website, goes all-in on social
    NowThis, which was

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    Media Picks #8 – Killing comments, the real value of paywalls and tips from the experts

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #8 – Killing comments, the real value of paywalls and tips from the experts

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #8 – 6 February 2015

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    It’s Friday, so why don’t we start this week’s email newsletter with a

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