PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 4:11pm
UPDATED : Friday, 31 August, 2012, 9:29am

DJR Digest: Death of media’s app?

(This is the repost of Ivan's original blog entry, "Digital Journalism Review Digest 006: Death of media’s app? And what newsroom training we need for young journalists?, dated Aug.10.)


Ivan Zhai is the Social Media Editor at the South China Morning Post. Prior to his current position, Ivan spent 10 years working for the Guangzhou-based 21st Century World Herald and in the Post's Guangzhou bureau, covering Chinese politics, macroeconomics and online communities. In 2008, Ivan won an Alfred Friendly Press Fellowship. He shares his findings and thoughts on digital media, cognitive neuroscience and China on Twitter and Chinese microblogs as @ivanzhai.

It's not new that media likes tablet, the new channel to promote the content to feel-like-richer readers.

But it's a little bit new that, as the cases of The Daily and the Huffington Post show, the new channel might not work for many media since they won't be given enough time to cultivate the brand-new market for unpredictable revenue.



– Renren and Facebook Both Post Net Losses: Does This Spell Trouble for Social Media? link
– An In-Depth Look at the Science of Twitter Timing, link


– Few news orgs cross the ‘Continental Content Divide’ between social and immersive journalism, link
– Are Tablet-Only Publications Dead?  link


– Report: Lack of Newsroom Training is Number One Reason for Job Dissatisfaction, link


– IRE, Google create new grant program for data journalism projects, link


– China’s ‘Kidney for iPad’ Trial Opens, 5 Facing Prison Terms, link
– Hong Kong's 9GAG raises US$ 2.8 million (in Chinese), link 



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