Pear Video produces hundreds of news videos a day across China — with no full-time video journalists

Wei Xing — the founder of Chinese startup Pear Video, which produces more than a thousand viral news clips a day — doesn’t fear rapid change, reports NiemanLab. In almost two decades in Chinese media, he’s moved from working at newspapers in Shanghai to setting up some of the most innovative digital media outlets in … Read more Pear Video produces hundreds of news videos a day across China — with no full-time video journalists

The ‘hire a crowd’ business operates openly and makes journalism even more difficult

The last thing I want to do with this article is to give oxygen to conspiracy nuts and hoaxsters who claim mass shootings and terrorist attacks are the work of crisis actors and “fake flag” operations. But according to Poynter, in New Orleans, paid actors disrupted a city council vote that will affect every person in … Read more The ‘hire a crowd’ business operates openly and makes journalism even more difficult

UK newspaper industry demands levy on tech firms

The British newspaper industry’s trade body has said the government should force social media sites such as Facebook and Google to pay an annual financial levy to fund journalism, and set up a regulator that would force them to take legal responsibility for all the content on their platforms. A Guardian report said The News Media Association, … Read more UK newspaper industry demands levy on tech firms