“Cut in losses means that the future is assured for another liberal voice in the national press Further to the Independent’s financial statement, and standing back from the understandable hype generated by its owner, Evgeny Lebedev, I think it does...”
“ The Washington Post Talent Network, built in-house on a new technology platform, is a new tool for Post editors that enables top freelancers across the nation and around the world to cover breaking news for The Post and to pitch and create enterprise stories online and in print. The Talent Network represents a new model for covering far more subjects in far more places, allowing The Post to draw systematically and efficiently on the impressive journalistic talent in locations where it does not have full-time staffers.”
Via Manuel Pinto
“ Maybe Snapchat can make ‘the youth’ care about politics. It’s certainly going to try. Snapchat is hiring a ‘Content Analyst – Politics & News’ “to cover the 2016 presidential race and other news events for Snapchat” through its Our Stories feature.”
“As Yugoslavia crumbled in the early 1990s, photographer Ron Haviv secretly took a picture of a Serb paramilitary soldier kicking a prone Bosnian Muslim civilian. The image became a symbol of outrage, but when the paramilitary leader — the feared Arkan — found out, he promised to drink Haviv’s blood. Ron Haviv shares that experience with Dr. Anthony Feinstein, a world leader on the psychological effects of war on frontline journalists”
Via Mario Pires
“Whether they'd do it out of benevolence, fear of regulators, or the quest for a competitive advantage, Google could be of real service to the news industry and the broader cause of journalism. Here's how.”
Via Brian Steffens
“ Mobile news magazine app Flipboard may be putting on a brave face in the wake of new competition from iOS 9’s forthcoming News app, practically a Flipboard clone.”
Andy Bull's insight:
This makes Flipboard a much better curation platform. from the post: "Before today, Flipboard users could build their own magazines by pulling in articles from a variety of sources in order to offer unique collections focused on a topic of interest. But unlike their glossy counterparts, this aggregated digital content sometimes lacked an editorial voice. Now, that can change as creators will be able to add text, links, images, and more to their magazines."
Twitter has a reputation for being the social network where news and current events are at the forefront. After all, journalists make up the largest and most active verified group there.With a pair of updates, Instagram’s developers seem to be looking to challenge that reputation and establish the Facebook-owned photo-sharing platform as a place to go for the news of the day. A blog post on the platform’s blog reads, in part:With more than 70 million photos and videos posted to Instagram every day, wherever something is happening, chances are you can see it here. Whether it’s behind the scenes at the NBA Finals, on the runway with the latest fashion trend at a favorite club with a local band, people are capturing moments large and small on Instagram. But, until now, there’s never been an easy way to find these moments.Instagram has overhauled its “Explore” tab to make it easier for users to find trending people, places, events and hashtags. The blog post states:At the top of the Explore page you will find new curated collections that will be updated regularly, featuring interesting accounts and places, from musicians and extreme athletes to stunning architecture and gorgeous beaches....
Facebook is currently on a mission to win the internet. By ‘win’, I mean get as many people staying on Facebook all the time - always within Facebook’s walls, always viewing Facebook content.
Obviously, this makes logical sense, but the push towards getting publishers to post content direct to Facebook highlights that The Social Network is more proactively seeking to keep audiences with them, rather than have them click-off to other sites.
“For better or for worse, news sites’ most popular digital offerings have been interactive games and quizzes. Now Time magazine has created a new home for its interactive stories -- like its quiz to see how much time you wasted on Facebook -- which have been the site’s most popular for the past three years. Not only are they a traffic magnet, they keep people on the site longer (many of Time’s have a reading time of 70 seconds), a metric that’s increasingly interesting to advertisers.”
Via Brian Steffens
“The new tool will give the company a way to show the best of Twitter to both logged-in and logged-out users on a variety of platforms. It will have instantly loading videos and rich images, and wil...”
Via Brian Steffens
Twitter wants to be your go-to platform for news and trends. A report by BuzzFeed details the upcoming Project Lightning, a hub that will curate Tweets on the platform centered around events, news and trends.
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