The Daily Blog

By Mario R. García on Sep 03, 2015

It will be a marathon for the US and Cuba

Upon returning from my vacation I have found dozens of messages from friends around the globe asking about my reaction to the renewal of diplomatic relations between Cuba, the country of my birth, and the United States, my adopted country and the one of which I am proud to be a citizen.  I have given this some thought to share with all of you.

Tags: Cuba, CNN, Granma

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By Mario R. García on Sep 02, 2015

Reader’s Digest’s four-year quest to integrated newsroom

How this magazine, first published in 1922,  has rethought itself with the help of an  editor-in-chief and chief content officer who valued the experienced of lifelong staffers, while aware of the need for change.

Tags: multimedia, magazines, USA, Reader's Digest

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By Mario R. García on Sep 02, 2015

Adjusting one’s mentality is the toughest challenge

Revisiting the subject of change, our hesitation to adapt to it and our primal instinct at work when it comes to sticking to the familiar. All of these are themes that seem universal and which transcend time.

Tags: frequency, USA

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By Mario R. García on Sep 01, 2015

Slow journalism for lingering minds who want more of the why of the story

It is all about quality now: on your phone, your watch or your tablet.  But now, it is also about the why of the story. Some reporters favor slow journalism, which emphasizes lingering on the story, analyzing every aspect, taking time to make sure no stone is left unturned.  Perhaps a third news tempo has arrived.

Tags: frequency, urgency, Media quintet, USA

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By Mario R. García on Aug 31, 2015

Renewed energy as September makes an entrance

Summer vacations are over, the suntan lotions, sandals and swim trunks are put away and the mind turns to the rituals of fall, which, for me, always include a busy schedule of conference, projects and meetings.  Welcome back.

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By Mario R. García on Aug 13, 2015

Video and mobile consumption: waiting for the next year

Video is the word when we conduct workshops in newsrooms across the world. Now a prediction gives 2016 as a milestone year for when more users will watch video on mobile devices.

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By Mario R. García on Aug 12, 2015

Tales of fresh fruit kiosks and real scoops

Behold the press kiosk, and take a picture of the next one you see, as they are becoming historic pieces.

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By Mario R. García on Aug 11, 2015

Another reason to go mobile with storytelling

Not that I think anyone needs to be reminded, but the figures in the second annual Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report make it obvious: we are wise to pay attention to how we do storytelling on mobile devices.  It is the platform of choice for such a large number of our audience, and one that is not likely to go away.

Tags: curation, two tempos, Media quintet, mobile

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By Mario R. García on Aug 10, 2015

What constitutes Breaking News in the era of the Apple Watch?

Time to redefine Breaking News, folks.  Or, perhaps, a good opportunity to decide when interrupting the audience has merit?  Even in the age of the journalism of interruptions, too many can be hazardous to retaining even your most loyal followers.

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