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Creating Breakthrough Content – Roads & Kingdoms with Nathan Thornburgh (MDE227)

Minter Dialogue with Nathan Thornburgh Nathan Thornburgh is co-founder and CEO of Roads & Kingdoms, an independent media company, with a refreshingly strong voice, that recently brought in Anthony Bourdain as its first strategic investor. Before R&K, Nathan spent almost a decade working at TIME Magazine as foreign correspondent and editor. In this conversation, we…

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The Big Data Play in Journalism is Data Journalism

Having attended the Global Editors Network Summit 2016 in Vienna and hosted the 2016 Data Journalism Awards (DJA), I was impressed by how much data journalism is evolving. In this year's DJA competition, there were 471 entries coming from over 50 countries for 12 prizes. Submissions came almost equally from small and large newsrooms; and, most interestingly,…

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SXSW 2016 – What You Missed From This Interactive – Film – Music Festival

If South By Southwest (SXSW) is an immersive experience that lasts 10 days, it can be very hard to come away with a concrete takeaway. You leave with your head literally spinning and a pocketful of business cards. Leading the "celebrities," there was President Obama, Michelle Obama, Iggy Pop and Willie Nelson, as well as…

Robert Hernandez (USC Annenberg) and the state of journalism (MDE155)

Minter Dialogue Episode #155 This interview is with Robert Hernandez, Associate Professor of Professional Practice at USC Annenberg School for Communication. In this conversation, Robert and I discuss the state of journalism, how students of journalism are getting prepared for the new world of journalism, the relative importance of personal branding and the opportunities that…

The future of journalism – interview with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO of the Global Editors Network

Minter Dialogue Episode #138 This interview is with Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO and founder of the Global Editors Network, a non-profit association that brings together editors-in-chief and senior news executives from all platforms (print, digital, mobile or broadcast) around the common goal of defining the future of journalism. In this discussion, we discuss how media companies…

The land of Digital Marketing: Virtual Reality or Really Virtual

Straight Talk: The foggy parameters of Digital Marketers Certain people and organizations function better when all the lines and roles are clearly defined.  They hold dear the job description and want orderly reporting structures.  For these people, living in ambiguity, with unclear objectives in a constantly changing landscape feels like a nightmare. Waking up every…