follow Tarrant, an Australian citizen, allegedly praised Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose" and referred to immigrants as "invaders within our lands" in a page manifesto filled with hateful rhetoric that he appeared to post on social media before the attack.
In the aftermath of the shooting, a number of Democrats including Sens. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan condemned the president for failing to condemn white nationalism and Islamophobia and suggested his incendiary language bears some responsibility for the violence. They also urged the president to take a stronger stance against anti-Muslim bigotry. Trump offered his "warmest sympathy" and "best wishes" to New Zealand in a Friday tweet, calling the massacre a senseless loss of life. Later that day, he told reporters in the Oval Office he does not believe that white nationalism is a rising and becoming a widespread threat around the world.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney defended the commander-in-chief on Sunday, calling allegations that Trump's rhetoric on immigration influenced the mass shooting in New Zealand "absurd. Conway, however, claimed that a thorough examination of the white nationalist manuscript would prove the shooter did not draw inspiration from Trump. He said he's not a conservative. He's not a Nazi. But people should read the entire — in its entirety. Steve Scalise, R-La. Nobody should blame folks other than the evil, hateful shooter. Contact Shira Tarlo at shira.
Follow shiratarlo. Buy Now, Pay Later. Already a Subscriber? Many publishers are unhappy with the amount of money they get from Facebook, especially with video monetisation yet to come on stream in a significant way. Access to customer data is also a big issue for some with at least one publisher withdrawing from Apple News. Reliable data is also a concern with Facebook having to apologise for overstating for two years how much time, on average its users were spending watching videos.
So what might give? How can this asynchronous relationship become more balanced? Publishers fight back — create platforms of their own: One Nordic publisher, Schibsted, has already started to build its own platforms for content and advertising to create the scale and data competence to compete with Facebook.
Initially just Schibsted publishers will use the platform but expect to see this extended to other media partners though strategic partnerships. In China, the Bingdu app aggregates news from many different publishers, and has added Facebook style recommendation algorithms helping it attract around 10m active users.
Expect to see more publisher-owned news aggregators emerge over the next few years. Platforms pay hard cash for content : Facebook has already set a precedent by paying around different publishers to kick-start its live video business. But this is unlikely to be a one-off as platforms become more desperate for growth in an increasingly saturated and competitive market. High quality content will become more and more important to build loyalty and keep attention — even if only the largest and most prestigious publishers are likely to reap the benefits. With interruptive advertising on the way out, expect platforms like Snapchat to come up with new models including direct payment and joint sponsorship deals for its Discover platform.
Regulation in Korea also ensures that smaller publishers get a share of the money. Mergers and acquisitions: Squeezed profit margins and an oversupply of news online means consolidation is on the cards. Publishers need scale to balance the power of the tech platforms and to achieve economies around new technology and skills. At the same time, the era of VC money flowing freely into pure media start-ups will come to an end as it becomes clear that the majority of ad revenue will continue to go to tech platforms.
Moving into , the mood amongst many publishers is subdued. Companies with a focus on subscription or sponsored content seemed to be a bit more confident about their future — while ad-dependent organisations in the UK, Spain, Italy and Poland tended to be more pessimistic. Advertisers and agencies are increasingly putting their money into platforms that are cheap, targeted, and easy to buy. That helps explain why Google and Facebook have been picking up most of the new spend along with a range of programmatic advertising networks. From the responses to our survey, we can detect five clear trends for The Guardian has spent much of the last year rethinking its commercial strategy and will be focusing far more on trying to extract payment from readers though scaling its membership scheme globally.
For companies that already operate a paid model, the switch is more one of emphasis.
This applies not just to digital advertising but to print. Data, loyalty and personalisation: Related to the above most publishers are thinking about how to convert anonymous web users into loyal customers. Only by knowing more about customers can media companies hope to compete with Facebook in creating more relevant and personal experiences, which may eventually lead to revenue.
The BBC is planning to introduce mandatory sign-up for BBC iPlayer by the summer, which will automatically identify news and sport users too. This will allow personalisation technologies to be deployed to improve the relevance of content, along with notifications to bring users back more regularly and for commercial players drive membership and subscription. This focus on loyalty strategies also helps explain the rebirth of email in The Washington Post for example uses Facebook Instant Articles as a key weapon to drive email sign-ups while the New York Times , Quartz and Financial Times are amongst companies that have invested heavily in these owned channels.
We will be working better to understand and apply the concepts of machine learning, predictive analytics and anticipatory analytics. Mobile Alerts and the Battle for the Lockscreen: For , however, expect attention to switch to mobile and desktop notifications. With mobile becoming the most important channel for news, more publishers are recognising the importance of creating a wider range of relevant alerts for smartphone users to attract people back to apps and websites. Twitter is set to launch its own full-scale personalised news alerts service early in Our report on this subject, News Alerts and the Battle for the Lockscreen Newman, , 19 shows that news and sport are already some of the most highly valued notifications, but they have to fight for their place alongside personal messages, productivity alerts, shopping and games.
The Guardian , Mic and others have been experimenting with sending rich-media messages to the lockscreen, recently enabled by both Apple and Android. These include graphics, live data visualisations and even video. The role of the lockscreen as a gateway to content has been talked about for many years but only now are we seeing the ease of use and range of functionality begin to meet those expectations.
Following the example of BILD in Germany, many now block content for those using this software while offering a low cost ad-free alternative to catch more loyal users. As with this Wired example, below the messaging will increasingly focus on the cost of creating quality content. Improving ad viewability and reducing ad-blocking on our sites is a major challenge. Sponsored content: A common theme from publishers this year is about the challenges of shifting the ad model from display to native.
Publishers like the New York Times , the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian have invested deeply in studios to deliver branded content while Vice, BuzzFeed and Quartz say that branded and sponsored content now make up a substantial chunk of revenues. Since many of these in-house solutions are bespoke, they are proving hard to scale and making advertising look like content can raise issues of trust and credibility for many publishers.
Expect to see this trend gather pace in Pop-up newspapers and magazines: Political and social turmoil opens up new opportunities, while new technology means it is possible to spin-up new publications almost instantly. The New European , a profitable pop-up publication by local publisher Archant, was launched in just 9 days in the aftermath of the UK Brexit vote. Pop-up publishing could be a sensible and practical response to a world hungry for in-depth coverage on certain topics but for only a limited period of time.
News organisations will need to get used to this kind of rapid experimentation and a greater level of risk-taking if they are to find new revenue streams and keep up with rapidly changing audience behaviour. For the first time, the four biggest messaging apps outstrip active users of the top social networks see chart below. Around 1 billion people use Facebook Messenger every month and between Messenger and WhatsApp, 60 billion messages are processed daily.
People increasingly prefer to share content not on big open networks — where they may have a very large and wide network — but within apps like WhatsApp, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger where they can have more control. Not surprising then that in our Digital Leaders survey, publishers say they will be increasingly focusing on these platforms.
Messaging environments have always been tricky for publishers to penetrate but the creation of bot platforms are changing the landscape. Bots are intelligent computer programs that chat or simulate a conversation with users — providing information in response to prompts.
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Chat bots can give you updates on the news, book a taxi or help you with a recipe for dinner — no need to download a separate app. Voice news bots: Now we can have conversations with voice-activated platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Fact-checking bots: UK based Full Fact is already looking into developing a service that can fact check live press conferences. Many commercial services will increasingly happen within other services or through notifications to the lockscreen. Watch out for travel bots like Crosby that read your email or group messaging conversations and send you recommendations for where to eat, what to do and when to leave for the airport.
Trendbot advises you on new fashions and includes a button for inspiration. And this year most messenger platforms will add one-click purchasing options too.
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A mix of storytelling, product discovery, direct purchase and customer service is seen as the likely path ahead for chatbots; making consumer engagement possible at a much wider scale than could have been achieved before. Voice activated platforms could be the breakout technology story of as the battle to control home digital ecosystems hots up. The Huffington Post has developed a news briefing via Alexa and a headlines quiz game on the Google Assistant — one of many systems that is opening up to third party integration.
More of these devices around the home could also add fuel to the recent revival of podcasts, radio and other forms of audio, which are increasingly being consumed on demand. Another reason to be excited about voice in is the launch of Facebook Live audio with the BBC, Harper Collins and a range of other select partners. The ability to use notifications to summon an audience for live audio broadcasts could be a game changer as discovery has been a significant problem until now. But Facebook audio could ultimately be a new outlet for a wide range of podcasts, which so far have not managed to generate the same level of virality as videos or news stories.
Facebook will make live audio more widely available early in and if successful we can expect Twitter and other services to follow suit. Podcasts and audio books get a big boost in the car with more than car models integrating with either Apple Car Play or Android Auto in These services support hands free messaging and integrated maps, alongside familiar app-like ways of discovering a wealth of audio content. The big mobile players are set to replace the manufacturer branded in car entertainment systems.
Improvements to data and advertising around podcasts lead to significant investments by publishers. ESPN is amongst major publishers planning a new focus on the format with a series of audio sports documentaries while the New York Times has created a substantial podcast team focussing on news and opinion.
Businesses start to deploy Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers. Hotels could be first to install voice-controlled devices that enable guests to summon room service, change TV channels and help you locate the light switch. Facebook, Snapchat and others have been able to integrate these tools allowing pretty much anyone to create, package and distribute videos to millions of people globally.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat really put video content at the heart of all their strategies this past year with innovation around formats like live video and Augmented Reality AR masks. This has led to an explosion of user-generated video — Snapchat alone generated around 8 billion videos a day in — as mobile became the main platform globally for viewing online video. According to Zenith, consumers now spend an average of 19 minutes a day viewing on a combination of smartphones and tablet computers — a figure that is set to double by But these new developments also offer a huge opportunity for the creation and distribution of professional content.
With advertising premiums for video remaining strong, publishers have been innovating in a range of video formats including social, long form and expanded news clips within their own websites and apps:. But producing online video remains a risky and expensive business. Growth is much slower on destination websites and apps where video is less prominent and formats less compelling.
The video-enabled internet is changing the formats and style of digital content, providing competition for, but not replacing text. Even on sites like the BBC, only around one in ten use video on an average visit, though this can double for major breaking news stories.
The range of formats and approaches are often bewildering live, social texted, square, round, loops, gifs, , VR. Ultimately this will settle down as standards and frameworks for digital video emerge. In the meantime, there will be innovation, confusion and some disappointment in Disillusion sets in with Facebook Live: It is hard to see current levels of interest being sustained through Live video is an inherently inefficient way of conveying information at a time when attention is increasingly at a premium. The social element will also be critical.
Twitter Bloomberg election debates were a compelling experience, because they combined the live pictures with the conversational backchannel. Oversupply of short form video leads to falling advertising premiums: Short form video compressed storytelling will be everywhere in Tools like Wibbitz which automatically creates video from text , and Snappy TV which enables existing TV to be recut and easily published to multiple platforms will increase supply significantly.
Ad premiums are likely to fall and the formats are likely to be devalued to some extent at least. Already some publishers complain that their short form video is no longer being prioritised in the news feed. New opportunities with feature-based videos: BuzzFeed and Vice have already built large businesses in helping brands integrate messages into videos, and with marketing budgets shifting towards content expect other publishers to focus more on these lucrative feature-based opportunities in Great Big Stories, from CNN, is an attempt to engage younger audiences with uplifting substantive stories for the smart and curious distributed through digital channels.
Bloomberg has also been experimenting with longer form video such as Hello World, a technology travel series hosted by Businessweek technology reporter Ashley Vance. The Economist has expanded its films unit to focus on non-finance subjects like travel, social affairs, tech, and culture. What all these examples have in common is that the feature-based subjects make them more suitable for sponsorship and native advertising than traditional news. Video-selfies with knobs on: In there will be more ways to play with video, as the competition between platforms intensifies.
Facebook has been experimenting with new fantastical filters that allow anyone to annotate video with celebrity faces or football flags following the recent acquisition of start-up Masquerade. These technologies accurately pinpoint your eyes, nose and head to enable special effects to be added. Splash is a new app that allows you to create and annotate degree experiences that can be viewed on smartphones as well as VR headsets like Google Cardboard.
While these may not survive as a stand-alone apps expect platforms like Snapchat to integrate these kinds of technologies this year. The growth of online video is eating into the time spent with traditional television, but at the same time it is also providing new opportunities to deliver professional, high quality long-form content on any screen. With convergence everywhere what will this mean for consumers? Top content will increasingly be watched on big screens: Less long-form on demand content will end up being consumed via mobile screens in as it becomes easier to access the internet on the television itself.
On demand services report that more content is now accessed on the big screen as a result of smart TV apps along with gadgets like Chromecast, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire which are now used by around a fifth of all American households up 5 percentage points on last year. Competition for talent and rights hots up: With more options available than ever before, the need for distinctive content becomes more important than ever. Big hits and exclusive content are essential to drive new subscription and retain existing users.
That sum, if true, amounts to almost as much as the BBC pays all its talent in an average year. Sports rights too may be set for another bout of super-inflation as telecom providers and social networks join the hunt for content that will help build their businesses. Expect to see more partnership deals and windowing deals as the cost become too much for any single provider to bear e. News bulletins lose audiences, look for new ways to appeal to young: Flagship news bulletins are struggling to remain relevant to a generation becoming used to bite-sized coverage online. This is a particular problem for public broadcasters that need to show they are serving all demographics.
Meanwhile watch for a new venture from CNN due for launch in summer CNN acquired video-sharing app start-up Beme, co-founded by popular YouTube creator Casey Neistat and is building a new brand around distinctive reporting and commentary for millennials. New cross-platform metrics for TV: The more fragmented media landscape is making it increasingly critical that television viewing is captured in a platform independent way. In the UK, this year will see the roll out of Project Dovetail which will blend traditional panel based measurement with new analytics tags from the main broadcasters.
Eventually this will provide a comprehensive picture of how content is viewed by different demographics across devices. These technologies are still in their infancy but many believe they have huge potential to shape experiences for entertainment, education and commerce. The much hyped Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hit the market in but beyond the gaming community there have been few takers so far for these super-expensive VR goggles. Most mainstream experiences have come from much cheaper wraparound containers for your smartphone such as Google Cardboard and the Galaxy Gear VR headset.
While there is still scepticism that immersive goggles will ever be more than a niche activity, the commitment of Facebook, Samsung and Google will be critical in popularising VR experiences and building out the platforms and experiences. It will take time for these new VR ecosystems to develop. Only a few phones are compatible with Daydream today and content remains limited, but that will change over the next few years as more big players get stuck in.
Ultimately consumers who are not interested in gaming will need a compelling reason to invest their time and attention whether that be degree video tours, news or sport experiences, or the kind of immersive social worlds that Facebook are planning to build. Others say that fully immersive use cases will always be too limiting and the future lies in a world where digital experiences augment rather than replace our reality.
One of the key questions for is whether Apple will join the VR platform wars with its own headset and app store or head in a different direction. Apple filed multiple patents for head-mounted displays, as far back as and currently has hundreds of people working on these technologies including former employees at Oculus and Magic Leap. While Google Glasses fell at the hurdle of social acceptability, the success of Pokemon Go in , where animated characters appear in real life locations, has stimulated new excitement about overlays in smartphones and watches.
An Apple headset may not happen this year but at the very least expect innovations in software with Apple offering augmented reality map displays on iOS devices. Eventually these will be installed on the entire iPhone range opening up 3D mapping of any person or space. Applications could be for shopping, real estate, interior design or amusing Face Time masks.
Augmented reality may also involve sound. The new Apple AirPods below put Siri in your ears, which has the potential of adding audio descriptions to the world around you. All new platforms need compelling content but this will not involve a simple re-versioning of existing material.
VR in particular is both expensive and different. The New York Times , which has made significant investments, talks about virtual reality as a powerful way of creating empathy. Most publishers are experimenting with a new toolkit for telling stories. The BBC collaborated with Oscar winning Aardman Animations to dramatise the story of a Syrian family about to embark on a boat to Greece, one of many experiments published on its Taster website.
The Guardian has created a VR studio, with a cross functional team including journalists, designers, a project manager and a commercial lead.