Every week I curate a few links for my team that are directly relevant to our objectives and activities. This week, I thought they were particularly interesting, with broader implications, so put them here too. The links loosely fall into being (1) about algos/data in newsrooms (2) optimising for mobile screens (3) readers having a say.
1. Algorithms help in content decisions (70/30, but the human 30 is top): How Netflix embodies a seductive myth of the algorithmic age.
2. They're looking, also, at optimising videos for different platforms. Which we should all be doing. Netflix looking at mobile specific versions of original shows.
3. Using analytics in the NYT Newsroom "Engaging with an audience is key when it comes to being a good reporter. If you know who you’re writing a story for, whether the audience is big or small, you will know where those clicks came from, and it will feel rewarding no matter what."
6. Readers increasingly important. If the quant is the algos (above) a reader center is the qual.