ČTK has launched a new service, after a considerable period of trials and consultations with clients. These are data based infographics designed for quick and constant updates and are aimed at online applications.
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Newspaper-decline-continues-to-weigh-on-AP-11083204.php Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year, reports the agency. The last year with which they can be meaningfully compared is 2013 (in 2015 and 2014 when profits were boosted by one-time operations) Net income last year shrank to $1.6 million from $3.3 million in 2013, net income at the AP. The agency is a not-for-profit news cooperative. According to CFO Ken Dale the agency is financially […]
A lot of people get their news on Facebook — but a lot of people don’t believe the news they read on Facebook. That’s according to a new survey from BuzzFeed and Ipsos Public Affairs, who quizzed 3,000 American adults on their views about Facebook and the news. The results were not pretty.… Link
Drones are used not only to kill, but also to capture – news footage and other creative stuff. Quite a few European News Agencies now own or use a drone for photography and video. This example is worth seing. Almost 30 years after one of the biggest industrial catastrophies of all time: A Drone Over Chernobyl – 3 minutes. http://www.diyphotography.net/check-apocolyptic-footage-chernobyl-taken-drones-eye-view/
Journalists often claim that social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, have become important news sources, but have they? Researchers from Charles University in Prague studied Czech media to establish to what extent traditional journalistic methods are being replaced by social media platforms. More on the study here
Presenting the awards to the masters of Czech press photography… Looking forward to next year. http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/zpravy/czech-press-photo-ma-snimek-z-pocatku-ukrajinskeho-konfliktu/1134324
PRAGUE, Nov 20, Reuter – The official Czechoslovak news agency showed an unprecedented openness in reporting on Monday’s demonstration by more than 100,000 people calling for the ousting of hardline Communist leader Milos Jakes. The CTK agency had previously described participants at smaller protests as anti-socialist forces, often adding that criminal elements were involved. But it said Monday’s protest was carried out by “non-aggressive” students.
Před čtvrt stoletím se účastnil protestů proti režimu, a to jako fotograf tehdejší Československé tiskové kanceláře. “Kdyby člověk neochutnal, jak je zle, tak by nevěděl, jak je dobře. Jsem velmi rád, že jsem u toho byl,” říká Michal Doležal, i dnes fotograf ČTK. Celý rozhovor na webu ČT24: http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct24/domaci/258817-fotograf-palachova-tydne-nejhorsi-byly-vsetaty/
Politico quotes new policy in effect now at the New York Times: “[S]tarting now, we want to draw a clear line on this. Citing Times policy, reporters should say no if a source demands, as a condition of an interview, that quotes be submitted afterward to the source or a press aide to review, approve or edit,” the new policy states. The reason given by the NYT is unreasonable pressure […]