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Kristine Lowe
Blogger-Journalist writing about media, tech and all things digital. Founder of Norwegian Online News Association (NONA).
Interests: Travel, journalism, blogging, books, food & wine, dogs. Exploring new ideas, places, stories, technology, myths and realities. Figuring out what moves the world and what makes people tick.
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Kristine Lowe added a favorite at Only Dead Fish
Jul 28, 2017
For video news publisher NowThis, social platforms have become even more important since the publisher effectively shut down its website early 2015. At a recent journalism event, NowThis-editor Sarah Frank talked about how to make content fly on various social... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Kristine Lowe
Defining a content strategy is the hardest part when launching a new journalism start-up, according to the title of a speech at a recent journalism event. So just how do you go about creating a successful one? Sebastian Horn is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Kristine Lowe
This week VR Film Director and 360 stereographer Jannicke Mikkelsen was named one of Norway’s 50 most influental women i tech. I was privileged to hear her give a talk a few months back on producing Queen & Adam Lambert's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2017 at Kristine Lowe
Is 2017 the year Virtual Reality (VR) journalism will take off? At a recent event two Norwegian publishers shared their insights and exeriences from working with VR-journalism. «The most exciting thing about VR is to be able to share the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Kristine Lowe
Imagine a place where cats are prohibited, as is dying, it’s polar night 24/7 several months a year, the streets have no names, carrying weapons are mandatory and permanent residents are still subject to alcohol rationing. “Svalbard is almost a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Kristine Lowe
This summer saw the launch of a new bloggers' code of conduct focused on changing the unhealthy body image obsession of leading bloggers, and inspiring bloggers to blog more sensibly about issues such as health, food and fitness in order... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at Kristine Lowe
Here are 10 female speakers that would be brilliant speakers for your next media event. Recently I found my name on this amazing list of «103 speakers you need at your next journalism event to avoid all male panels», compiled... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at Kristine Lowe
The image that «crappy content» does well traffic wise is simply wrong, and how Facebook dominates traffic is changing user behaviour, the economics of content and more, said Tony Haile, former CEO of web analytics company Chartbeat, during a keynote... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Kristine Lowe
How do you make a news story go viral again? Well, you call people or email them asking to share your story on Facebook, Twitter etc, right? Especially those you’ve quoted in the story. You use your finely honed journalistic... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at Kristine Lowe
When Mette Bugge talked to Girl Geek Dinners Oslo on how to make a story Faceball (see this blogpost) it was also to present Aftenposten’s «Digital Spearheads»-project, launched to «increase reading and engagement by empowering our reporters» and nominated for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at Kristine Lowe
This Wednesday Schibsted-owned Aftenposten published all op-eds and letters to the editor that had been submitted within a 27 hour interval, both in print and online. The newspaper explains the stunt here. (in Norwegian). I found the experiment refreshing and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Kristine Lowe
There are now more mobile devices than people on earth: What does that mean for journalism, for digital design and for our lives? For one, «print newspapers might outlast websites in their current form because websites are changing so fast»,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Kristine Lowe
War, controversy, public outcry, murder: Now that Belgium’s De Persgroep is set to buy the remains of what was once Monty’s Mecom a very coulourful chapter of European media history is about to end. Danish employees are, understandably, reported to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at Kristine Lowe
For a nethead and digerati like myself, 2014 was a year of ironies. For one, if I was to name the go-to-tool that played the most pivotal role for me at work last year, it has to be post-it-notes -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Kristine Lowe
This Friday the very last edition of The Journalist’s 98 year old print magazine was published, thereby ending a chapter in Norwegian press history. Due to the general decline in media advertisement and an increasingly difficult financial situation, the trade... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2014 at Kristine Lowe
In Scandinavia, one of this year’s most talked about and controversial media «innovations» has been the surge in new sites copying key aspects of Buzzfeed’s self-dubbed «art of social publishing». This week Nieman Journalism Lab has an interesting piece on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Kristine Lowe
Negative emotions are the most powerful inner trigger for habit-forming actions: «When we're depressed we go to Facebook. When we’re bored we go to YouTube. When we’re stuck, we Google it – these are all responses to internal triggers.» So,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Kristine Lowe
I’ve been pondering how news find us anno 2014 for a while and will blog more in-depth about this later, but I just had a very interesting experience which illustrates how things are changing: So, I catch up on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Kristine Lowe
Thanks, Jonas. No physical pain involved, just the uncomfortable and trying job of changing deeply ingrained habits and attitudes :-) Sunnaas' prescriptions involved a hefty dose of mindfulness, meditation, exercise and confronting some old demons. I've written more on this here (in Norwegian): One of the biggest challenges of the last year has been that I've had to learn to put my health before everything else (as opposed to work and writing) and learn to relax, a process which left precious little time and energy for blogging as this project of mine for a more sustainable lifestyle (healthwise) combined with my job took all my energy and time. But as my new habits get more set and my health has improved, the result is more energy, me being more effective and eventually creating more room to write and blog again.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2014 on On coming full circle at Kristine Lowe
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"You know, we really prefer to talk to people who’ve come full circle," a magazine journalist who interviewed me last summer told me (or something to the tune of this). The story still made the cover of the magazine in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Kristine Lowe
Finally picking up blogging here again, after a six month hiatus, regular readers might notice my blog has a new design (if you’re not all reading this blog via RSS-feed only). The reason? April’s DDoS-attack on Typepad, which, as I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Kristine Lowe
Food for thought from high profile Norwegian news presenter Odd Reider Solem (from interview with regional BT via Thor Bjarne Bore, in my hasty translation): - You were one of the first journalists to graduate from DH Volda in 1973.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Kristine Lowe
Schibsted-owned Aftenposten raises the paywall. From 12pm today (about now) non-subscribers can only read eight online articles a week before they have to pay for online access. Digital subscribers have to pay about £20 per month (with today's exchange rate).... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at Kristine Lowe
Hyperlocal news stories, such as "New shelf at Tesco's", shared 50,000 times on Facebook in ten days - despite the news site producing them serving a muncipality of only 2000 and recording an average of 8000 daily unique users. This... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Kristine Lowe