Generative Media Network
This interactive slide show is the work of Matt McAlister and looks at the challenge journalism faces with the rise of social networking and the resulting change in how people receive news.
The 3-day Logan Symposium now in its 5th year, serves a number of key constituencies. Culling together a group of dedicated investigative reporters, academics, philanthropists, media experts and graduate students, the invite only event is an industry must. Once a humble commitment to host an annual lecture in the name of its benefactors, the Logan Symposium quickly rose in popularity as "one of the most influential events of its kind," according to the Seattle Times. Covered and attended by a veritable ‘who’s who' in investigative reporting, the conference dissects controversial topics in the field, hosts internationally renowned panelists, and examines key factors of change in investigative reporting.
Matt McAlister is Director of Digital Strategy at the Guardian UK. McAlister began his online media career in Silicon Valley marketing Internet software in 1994. He then spent nine years at IDG leading the online businesses at The Industry Standard, Macworld and InfoWorld magazines. He joined Yahoo! in 2005 in the Platforms division where he led several open strategy initiatives such as RSS, social media and the Developer Network. In 2008 he joined the Guardian in London to establish the Open Platform. He is now the Director of Digital Strategy for Guardian Media Group.
Matt McAlister, director of digital strategy at The Guardian, discusses a unique strategy the newspaper devised to find the most interesting stories among thousands of pages of documents. He explains that by turning the hunt for stories into a game, editors not only sorted through the data faster, but promoted reader engagement as well.