Tech’s evolving role in newsmaking, Facebook’s live video push and more in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Seven ways tech is changing journalism and news consumption
During the past decade, digital technology has dramatically changed the way we consume - and create - news and information. This pace - as discussed last week at the annual Global Editors Network conference (GEN Summit 2016) - shows no sign of abating.
Over the course of 2.5 days, the theme of digital disruption was firmly front and center, as successive panels and presentations highlighted the impact tech innovation will have on our evolving news habits. (Huffington Post, 6/20)
Facebook is paying millions to news outlets and celebrities to create live video
It’s been known for some time that Facebook is paying media companies and celebrities cash in return for using its Facebook Live video feature, but what hasn’t been known is exactly how much it is paying them. According to a document recently obtained by The Wall Street Journal, the social networking giant has signed as many as 140 contracts worth a total of US$50 million. (Fortune, 6/21)
People-powered media innovation in West Africa
As media ecosystems in West Africa are increasingly diversifying and opening up after decades of state control, innovative and independent journalism is advancing government transparency and accountability. New opportunities for funders are opening in tandem, with potential for both social and economic impact. (Reboot, 6/23)
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