Garrett Goodman

New media consultant, London

Garrett Goodman is an American expat that lives in London and does business development for startups including a world news publisher called Worldcrunch. He writes on innovations in journalism and social media, and is a technology enthusiast, gadget fanatic, and avid amateur photographer. Follow Garrett on Twitter for a regular flow of interesting articles on all of the above: @garrettgoodman.

Four Ideas For the News Business Inspired by Mobile Games

As more and more traffic to news sites comes from mobile devices, some of the basic features of mobile games will inevitably show up in the news ecosystem - elements like the use of alternate currencies, and a strong cross-over experience are indeed already being practiced by the more advanced and courageous news outlets.
02/05/2014 11:39 BST

Why the FT Chose Mobile First Over SEO for FastFT

Six months ago, The Financial Times launched <em>fast</em>FT, a new subscriber product that aimed to break market-moving financial and political stories as quickly as possible, 24 hours a day. I recently spoke with Rob Grimshaw and Megan Murphy, FT.com's Managing Director and the Chief Correspondent of <em>fast</em>FT respectively, who shed some light on the innovations...
26/11/2013 10:39 GMT

Google and Apple Set the Stage for Desktop Push Alerts

Push alerts are an essential tool for many news organizations to keep readers using their mobile apps regularly. There's a huge opportunity to use push alerts on the desktop too, and incoming updates from Apple and Google will make these notifications even more powerful.
05/07/2013 12:41 BST

Rethinking Gamification for Quality News

If good game design aligns positive feedback with user objectives to create intrinsically rewarding experiences, then where has the gamification of news websites gone wrong? And, how can we rethink it, putting the user experience first?
24/04/2013 14:20 BST

FT's Paywall and the Twin Revolutions

The Financial Times made media headlines in June 2011, when the business paper launched an <a href="http://apps.ft.com/ftwebapp/" target="_hplink">HTML5 app</a> and began selling subscriptions to readers directly via mobile web, <a href="http://paidcontent.org/2012/05/23/ft-web-app-success/" target="_hplink">opting to avoid</a> the hefty 30% cut Apple requires for doing business inside its virtual gated community.
22/11/2012 11:47 GMT

This is What Comes After Audience Engagement

After a busy conference season in the European media world (five conferences in four countries in four weeks), one thing has become increasingly clear. News media are cooking up some healthy engagement and participation in their online communities.
13/06/2012 12:37 BST

N0tice: The Guardian's New SoLoMo Reader Community

The Guardian, the UK's second most-visited news website, has a new spin on building community amongst its readers called n0tice. A few days ago Matt McAlister, the <em>Guardian</em>'s director of digital strategy, invited me to join the private beta and have a look around. Here are eight things you should know about n0tice...
02/11/2011 23:13 GMT