International publishers will charge for more content and launch more daily news podcasts this year
Nieman Lab’s not the only one that does predictions for 2020 (oh hey, check out our predictions for 2020!): The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford has a report out today that’s the product of a survey of “233 digital leaders from 32 countries” on what they expect to see in 2020 and how they’re thinking about what’s ahead.
A few of its findings:
— 50 percent of those surveyed said reader revenue will be the most important revenue stream for their company going forward (just 14 percent said the same of advertising). This is a change, in particular, in southern Europe:
In Spain, El Mundo has already started to charge for premium content, with El País set to follow early in 2020. It is already asking readers to sign in (for free) to read opinion and weekend features in preparation for the change. This is a major shift of direction for publications that until recently have pursued a scale-based strategy (which has sometimes led to accusations of clickbait and low-quality journalism).
Other regional chains such as Vocento and Prensa Ibérica have established paywalls in most of their titles, while the independent sector is strengthening membership and or donation options.
— Respondents think that Twitter is the platform that has done the best job of fighting misinformation, and that Facebook has done the worst.
Meanwhile, publishers rate Google higher than any other platform in “supporting journalism.” Reuters notes that “Google’s higher score is reflective of the large number of publishers in our survey who are current or past recipients of Google’s innovation funds (DNI or GNI), and who collaborate with the company on various news-related products.”
— Publishers give themselves relatively high marks for improving gender diversity within their organizations (“with Scandinavian publishers much more confident about gender diversity than publishers in other parts of Europe”) and rate themselves less well on racial diversity (still probably too well given the actual statistics), non-metropolitan diversity, and political diversity.
— Expect even more daily news podcasts this year.
“The Times of London is one of many that will launch a daily news podcast in 2020,” the report notes. “Others are investing in chat/interview formats or documentaries, with Le Monde, for example, recently releasing three new podcast series adapted from investigative articles.”
The 2020 gatekeepers for one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world; The Booker Prize.
It was announced days ago, in a post on social media and we are beyond excited by the choice of judges for this year’s instalment of the BookerPrize.
Find the post below:
We are pleased to announce the chair of the #2020BookerPrize judges is editor, literary critic and former publisher Margaret Busby. The judging panel also includes author @leechildreacher; author and critic Sameer Rahim; writer and broadcaster @SissayLemn; and classicist and translator Emily Wilson.
NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 51st NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
Two-Hour Live TV Special to Air on BET Networks
Netflix Leads with 30 Nominations in the Television Categories,
Universal Pictures Leads with 15 Nominations in the Motion Picture Categories,
RCA Records Leads with 14 Nominations in the Recording Categories and
Penguin Random House Leads with 8 Nominations in the Literary Categories
The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced today at a joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, and Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President and Head of Programming at BET Networks. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour live TV special airing on BET Networks on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 8/7c.
Netflix leads the television category with 30 nominations, with an additional 12 nominations in the motion picture categories for a total of 42. RCA Records leads in the music recording categories with 14, followed by Columbia Records and BMG, respectively, with 7. Universal Pictures leads the motion picture categories with 15 nominations, and in the literary categories Penguin Random House has 8 nominations followed by HarperCollins with 4.
“Representation across entertainment and the arts has profound meaning and unparalleled power to shape perceptions, influence culture and galvanize communities,” said NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson. “This year’s nominees have conveyed a wide range of authentic stories and experiences that have resonated with many, and we’re proud to continue celebrating their outstanding achievements and performances.”
“This is a historic occasion for BET Networks, and we’re thrilled to be able to celebrate our network’s 40th anniversary in conjunction with this milestone moment of hosting the NAACP Image Awards,” said Scott Mills, President of BET Networks. “It is our distinct privilege to be able to acknowledge contributions of talent in TV, music, movies and literature, and we look forward to celebrating these contributions next month.”
The NAACP Image Awards honors the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also recognizes individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. The Image Awards previously aired on TV One.
In previous years, Image Awards attendees included Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Anthony Anderson, Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore, Halle Berry, Common, Dwayne Johnson, Steve Harvey, Audra Day, John Legend, Lena Waithe, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Oyelowo, Laverne Cox, Octavia Spencer, Issa Rae, Trevor Noah, Terry Crews, Yara Shahidi, Danai Gurira, Jacob Latimore, Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Josh Gad, Loretta Devine, Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Ava DuVernay, Chadwick Boseman and many more.
As previously announced:
Voting is now open to the public to determine the winners of the 51st NAACP Image Awards by visiting naacpimageawards.net. Winners will be revealed during the 51st NAACP Image Awards telecast. For all information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at www.naacpimageawards.net or on Facebook at naacpimageawards and Twitter @naacpimageaward (#NAACPImageAwards).
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at naacp.org.
About BET Networks:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks — BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
Following is the complete list of categories and nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards:
Entertainer of the Year
· Angela Bassett
· Billy Porter
· Regina King
· Tyler Perry
Outstanding Comedy Series
· “Ballers” (HBO)
· “black-ish” (ABC)
· “Dear White People” (Netflix)
· “grown-ish” (Freeform)
· “The Neighborhood” (CBS)
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
· Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)
· Cedric the Entertainer – “The Neighborhood” (CBS)