First the newsreels, then the 24/7 televised news took over the traditional model that prevailed during decades in which the printed newspapers held the priority for managing and disseminating information. This is the genesis of the greatest challenges that the traditional media have had to face during each cycle of innovation nowadays, as they strive … Continue reading The keys for reinvention
Since the beginning of this 21st century, the traditional press of high-quality has walked firmly, in order to adapt to the preferences of a new generation of consumers of news content, modeled under the heavy influence of modern technologies applied to the communication of the masses. Within this culture, brevity and promptness are the principles … Continue reading On the path of transformation
Every morning, in the staff meeting of the Listin Diario, we take an obligated look at the readership data, which allows us to appreciate which have been, amongst our users, the most viewed news of the day. We do this to measure how impactful the news or contents published on our printed newspapers or in … Continue reading What is read the most?
Four large companies monopolize the traffic of news and other content in the social media, deciding what their users should or should not read or see, which amounts to thousands of millions of people. These big companies, which analyst Emily Bell, from the Digital Journalism Center of Columbia University, has accurately called "The Four Horsemen … Continue reading Digital feudalism
Could this be true? Often, my children and other social media users interpellate me to make sure something is either true or false, something they have read or seen in any of the Internet platforms. They resort to me as a kind of perhaps first or last instance, I do not know which, to satisfy … Continue reading Could this be true?
Four films of high realism certify the power of investigative journalism developed by the written press in the recent years, which underpins its credibility and enhances the true value of the truthful and proven information that constitutes the raw material of its contents. I refer to "Spotlight," based on the Boston Globe's research on the … Continue reading Quality journalism can not die
In the effort to preserve their audiences, both in the printed newspapers and digital media, journalistic companies have begun to combine tools that allow their readers to take advantage of the best of their integrated platforms. The advertising that migrates from the printed to the digital has led them to adopt new business and subscription … Continue reading The printed newspapers also win as digital outlets
If we look closely enough, the model of the integrated drafting operates with the same dynamics of a cable car, whose wagons go and return with new users in the incessant flow of the everyday life. Applying this analogy to the modern world of multimedia platforms, we can deduct that the principle that rules the … Continue reading The multimedia, a “news cableway”
The greatest providers of the digital ecosystem, Google, Facebook and Twitter, have begun to execute their tourniquets to contain the haemorrhage of manipulated or fake news that sneak into social media and that opened the doors to the post-truth era. Twitter has just dictated a new regulation to prevent the airing of the same message … Continue reading The cleaning of the digital ecosystem
Although we live in a transitioning world of social communications, journalism should always preserve its essence and fundamental aims towards the face of the society it serves. Sure the tools that allow the spreading of the news can be replaced, but not the golden rules that have given journalism its place as "the profession of … Continue reading Journalism first