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  • Axel Springer head of data and tech: Media culture overhaul needed to save journalism

    It is not only necessary for media companies to change their work cultures to fight for the future of journalism, the media industry needs to work closer together to change the collective culture of the publishing industry as a whole. This was the keynote message from Stephanie Caspar, president of technology and data at Axel Springer, Germany, who opened the first day of the annual Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin.

    Published 26 March 2019 Features
  • Time begins production on epic immersive, virtual reality experience

    Continuing FIPP's series looking behind the scenes of ground-breaking multimedia storytelling, we focus on a new project for Time magazine and studio partners Ryot and V.A.L.I.S., which is still in the early stages of production. 

    Published 28 February 2019 Features
  • Meredith Corp's Innovation Group leverages technology and shares best practices across portfolio

    At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Meredith announced a new business unit focused on innovation and product development called Meredith Innovation Group, encompassing Meredith Product Studio, Meredith Voice Network, and Meredith Smart Codes. 

    Published 07 February 2019 Features
  • Five key media tech trends from January

    It’s hard to believe but the first month of 2019 has already elapsed, and the media industry got off to a headline-making start across multiple sectors. Here, we look at some of the key media tech trends from January.

    Published 31 January 2019 Features
  • MittMedia’s chief digital officer, Robin Govik on the future of automated content

    While there is a lot of discussion in media circles about the potential of automated content, real world examples of bots creating and publishing editorial are still fairly thin on the ground. Bringing bots into the news room can, after all, create many issues for media company owners. From finding the right way to deploy them through to training journalists to optimise their output, the journey to automation can be a tricky one. 

    Published 21 January 2019 Features
  • SeeBoundless’ Steve Johnson on exploring the potential of immersive technology

    A growing number of media companies are now exploring the opportunities that virtual and augmented reality can deliver. Champions of the emerging platforms claim they take storytelling to a deeper, more emotional level. Yet there are still significant obstacles that media and tech companies will have to overcome before they can take immersive content mainstream.

    Published 21 January 2019 Features
  • The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change on making new technologies work for all

    In a new age populism, we have seen a growing backlash against global technology players around the world. Here, Chris Yiu, senior policy fellow for technology in the Renewing the Centre team of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, tells us how technology and globalisation can still be forces for good despite being scapegoated as the enemy. 

    Published 21 January 2019 Features
  • Five key media tech trends from November

    We’ll soon be looking back on the year that was, and analysing some key trends to watch in 2019. But before we do, November was a busy month, so let’s take a deep dive into some of the leading media tech trends to hit the headlines and influence the industry in recent weeks.

    Published 03 December 2018 Features
  • Ringier invests in blockchain technology with a stake in Bot Labs

    Ringier has acquired a minority interest in the Berlin start-up Bot Labs, which was founded in January 2018 by Hubert Burda Media together with Ingo Rübe, the former CTO of the national publishing company at Burda. Bot Labs develops blockchain-based technological innovations for companies and offers cooperative models.

    Published 03 December 2018 Deals
  • Five key media tech trends from October

    The line between media and politics disintegrated in October, as Facebook hired Nick Clegg to head up global affairs and communications. We’ve got that and the rest of the month’s top media tech trends for you here. 

    Published 06 November 2018 Features
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