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Creator economy: unbundling, rebundling and some issues to solve.

After years of unbundling, we see creators joining into collectives or coming back to publishers as contributors. What´s next for the creator economy? Thoughts and a modest proposal. Continue readingCreator economy: unbundling, rebundling and some issues to solve.

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Pandemic podcasts

The pandemic has not only accelerated the podcasting boom. Some podcasts have played a big role in explaining and fighting against the Coronavirus. A case study from Germany. Continue readingPandemic podcasts

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Substack: a critique.

A critique in nine articles, selected for you between November 2020 and March 2021. The dream of a better media world, the distrust of venture capitalists, the fear of new…Continue readingSubstack: a critique.

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The future of work and the written word.

We will not come back to our old habits after the pandemic. The future is distributed and asynchronous work. For this future, embracing writing will be crucial, as much as learning how to handle better video-calls.Continue readingThe future of work and the written word.

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Content marketing needs to change.

There is too much content out there. Too irrelevant. The problem of content has a name: content marketing. Time to go back to the basics of what content must do: deliver value and meaning, not keywords and click baits. Continue readingContent marketing needs to change.

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A story of data, dashboards and definitions.

This post is about vaccination data and dashboards:
– about good visualizations and the pitfalls to avoid,
– about what to keep in mind when reading such data,
– and about the transparency we deserve from our governments. Continue readingA story of data, dashboards and definitions.

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A red line that is a ray of hope.

We have seen too many #COVID19 charts in the last 9 months, but this one is perfect for #xmas2020 , taken from the #BioNTech vaccine study on 44k participants that led to the vaccine approval. The red line, this time, is a ray of hope.Continue readingA red line that is a ray of hope.

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Cinque minuti a mezzanotte: Lockdown, ora.

Ho messo assieme sei tavole con dati “made in Germany”. Li ho rielaborati per renderli più chiari e parlanti. L´obiettivo: farvi capire perché noi, a nove giorni dal Natale, entriamo in un Lockdown duro; perché ci sentiamo “a cinque minuti dalla mezzanotte”; e perché questo senso di urgenza riguarda anche voi.Continue readingCinque minuti a mezzanotte: Lockdown, ora.

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World´s largest trade agreement: why the RCEP matters, in a few charts.

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in one table and three charts. Why this is the beginning of a new world order.Continue readingWorld´s largest trade agreement: why the RCEP matters, in a few charts.

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Simple tables that solve big information problems.

Everybody is in love with data visualizations and often forgets the first format of visualisation: tables. If well-designed, they still work. Especially on digital.Continue readingSimple tables that solve big information problems.

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Three learnings from The Guardian US election live tracker.

The 2020 US live election tracker was the most viewed page of The Guardian ever. The result of a tremendous effort of journalists, designers and engineers. Continue readingThree learnings from The Guardian US election live tracker.

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USA elections 2020: a “best of” gallery of DataViz.

No matter how your electoral system works, you can learn a lot from the USA 2020 vote data visualizations. Good DataViz can drive journalism. Continue readingUSA elections 2020: a “best of” gallery of DataViz.

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Decoding newsletters, part three. Make your newsletters shine.

10 things you can do to make your editorial newsletter a stellar experience. Continue readingDecoding newsletters, part three. Make your newsletters shine.

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Learning with newsletters.

Instructional designers spend more time with Mooc, videos, digital learning platforms and interactivity than with emails. Few of them have considered newsletters as instructional design objects. But they are. In this post, some examples that inspired me, and hopefully you too. Continue readingLearning with newsletters.

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Decoding newsletters, part two. Types and genre.

Made to read on mobile, made to skim, daily or weekly, newsy or narrative. Newsletters grow and differentiate. A map and a taxonomy to explore newsletters. Continue readingDecoding newsletters, part two. Types and genre.