Media professionals attending the final day of the 2014 News Xchange in Prague (14 November) were urged to take their news online in their quest to win young audiences.
Senior Media Analyst Francesca Cimino and Visiting Researcher Riikka Lätti from the EBU's Media Intelligence Service (MIS)<http://www3.ebu.ch/about/media-intelligence> told a packed session that 49% of 18 to 24 year olds satisfy their need for news online.
This compares with 24% of 45 to 54 year olds, of whom 56% rely on TV to stay in touch with current events.
More than 500 delegates gathered together in Prague for 2014 News Xchange. They stood in solidarity to show support for media staff silenced in the pursuit of journalism.
In a darkened conference room, delegates raised lighters in the air to cast symbolic light on the perilous situations in which many reporters find themselves.The International News Safety Institute reports 98 journalists and media staff have been killed during 2014 so far. The precise number of those kidnapped or injured is not known.
Earlier, participants engaged in a series of lively debates about innovation, advertising revenue and finding models for public service media (PSM).
News Xchange – EUROVISION’s leading news industry conference which opens tomorrow (12/11) in Prague has sold out – for the first time in its 13 year history.
More than 530 media industry representatives from public service and commercial media, agencies, start-ups, governmental and non-governmental organizations, advertising and branding agencies, as well as industry suppliers, freelancers, academics, students and artists from more than 50 countries and nearly 200 different organizations will meet and exchange ideas at the event which is being hosted by EBU Member Czech Television.
At its best journalism informs people about events, holds the powerful to account, exposes injustice and tells unheard stories that others don't want told. The media's ability to shine a light in the dark areas of business and government practice is an opportunity for others to demand and enact change. As journalists we like to think we are always making a difference, but let's be honest, we operate mainly in the dark. The army of corporate and government PRs are there for a purpose - to keep us from really finding out what's going on.
This year, we'll be coming together in one of the world's great cities: Prague. From its founding in 5500 BC to the Prague Spring of 1968, from The Velvet Revolution in 1989 -- one of the world's greatest non-violent revolutions leading to the collapse of Communist rule and the election of the late great Vaclav Havel as the first President of the Czech Republic in 1993 -- to joining NATO (1999) and, in 2004, becoming a member of the European Union.
The Scottish Referendum result and camaraderie of the Commonwealth Games not only held the UK in thrall this year, but had much of the rest of the world watching with bated breath.
These very different events were two high points in another very busy year for ITN Source News, which syndicates on-the-day content to broadcasters and agencies worldwide as well as providing facilities to international news outlets on the ground. As such, it was our job to make sure that our international clients were supplied with breaking news as it happened – and with clients in every time zone, it’s never been more true that the news never sleeps.
ITN Source have published an awesome science and technology interactive video timeline , showcasing how technology has changed our lives in the last 100 years. The timeline uses ITN Source's extensive archive footage to tell the story, presenting scientific discoveries and technology developments from 1910 to 2014, in just 10 minutes (1 minute per decade). For the impatient among us, they have even made it possible for you to skip to the decades which interest you most. Take a look!
In a first at News Xchange, we are partnering with World Press Photo - the foundation committed to to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. This partnership will see photographic work from the initiative ‘Reporting Change’ in the main hall of the Zofin Palace, Prague during breaks between all #NX14 sessions.
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By Petter Ole Jakobsen, Chief Technology Officer, Vizrt
As new forms of media create new ways for people to record and consume information, those of us in the business of broadcast graphics and asset management face the inevitable question: Are these new capabilities and new forms of content a help or a hindrance to broadcasters and their audiences? My answer is simple. When we give producers real tools that seamlessly integrate into their workflows, when their use becomes a fundamental part of telling the story, audience engagement and understanding is dramatically enhanced.
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By Andy Williams, Managing Director, ITN Source
Imagine having a ready-made news story for every day of the year with footage already shot, key interviews in the can and the knowledge that you are covering a history-making event? If that sounds like an Editor’s dream, then I’m pleased to hear it as you’ll no doubt be interested in a new video archive product we’ve just launched at ITN Source.
“On This Day in History” is a new collection from ITN Source that does exactly what it says on the tin – marking a different significant event that happened on particular days in the calendar by using rich archive content.