As a follow-up to our myriad studies of fan sentiment around music/Web3 projects in Season 1, we embarked on a survey analysis of how artists and music-industry professionals were feeling about Web3 across its numerous forms, including NFTs, DAOs and social tokens.
Per Jane McGonigal, at ABA’s Keynote: ‘Ridiculous at first futures’ are the kind of futures that we might hope for, that we might work for, or pray for, or mobilize for even as so many other people tell us that the kind of positive change we want to achieve is impossible, the transformation is unimaginable.
HT @ashleyrcarman YouTube is reaching out to podcasters and podcast networks, offering “grants” of up to $300,000 to entice them to create video versions of their shows, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
“Robots produce the information, journalists do the journalism.” U.S. local media group McClatchy has signed an agreement with automated journalism provider United Robots for a pilot partnership to deliver home sales news in Sacramento County, CA, and nine other locations. The partnership, which is now live, sees content delivered automatically to McClatchy end points, including sites, apps and the publisher’s CMS.
Pearson said it had rejected two takeover approaches from investment firm Apollo , saying its latest $8.5 billion possible cash offer undervalued the global education group, which was confident in its own strategy.
National Council of Teachers of English and announced a new initiative to digitize the Book Rationale Database on NCTE’s Intellectual Freedom Center website. When censorship claims have been filed or when the competence of a teacher is questioned, book rationales serve to document and confirm why a book was selected for classroom use. #teamPRH
As Florida moves to ban discussions of LGBTQ+ identities in schools, and books about LGBTQ+ lives are being removed from Florida’s school library shelves, we share our list of forthcoming and backlist LGBTQ+ Children’s books for your consideration. #teamPRH
The We Need Diverse Books nonprofit organization advocating for more inclusion in the industry is launching a virtual community platform for mid-level diverse publishing professionals in an effort to improve retention rates.
Google is releasing the code for an open source tool called Harassment Manager that will help bulk filter and report potentially toxic comments. Thomson Reuters Foundation journalists will begin using a version of the tool in June. #journalism
MT @michellemanafy NPR is announcing a new Network Growth team that will focus on growing collective audience and revenue support for @NPR and its network of Member stations through podcasts and on-demand audio and other revenue-generating concepts. They will oversee the business strategies for expanding the NPR+ podcast subscription service and the NPR+ Bundle to grow station membership and revenue.
MT @LauraB7 The National Network for Equitable Library Service (NNELS) in Canada is running a FREE Accessible Publishing School starting for about 2 hours a day on 3 consecutive Thursdays, starting 3/17. The training will be aimed at publishers who are beginning to learn about #a11y. #eprdctn
MT @diversebooks We’re excited to announce with @penguinrandom that applications for the Black Creatives Revisions Workshop are now open! Twelve writers, including six Middle Grade/Young Adult and six adult writers, will be selected for the workshop. Deadline to apply 4/1. #teamPRH
MT @AnnieAHwang Calling all Asian American poets who are putting together their debut poetry collection and could use a bit of guidance! Poet @yanyi___ is hosting a poetry workshop via @OneWorldLit‘s Ideas in Action Workshop. Deadline is 4/15! #teamPRH
HT @michellemanafy Maynard 200 is the cornerstone program advancing the Maynard Institute’s efforts to expand the diversity pipeline in news media and dismantle structural racism in its newsrooms. Since 2018, the Maynard Institute has trained over 90 media leaders, storytellers, and entrepreneurs through the fellowship program. Deadline 3/21.