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The Facebook page of German daily Die Welt will talk to you like a friend — with gifs, jokes, and facts
“The ability to recognize a brand — this is a huge thing right now. We don’t want people to say, ‘I read this on Facebook.'”
By Shan Wang
Are your Google search results another kind of filter bubble? The answer seems to be: Kind of
Plus: The AP’s new fake news listing, a lack of center-right news outlets, and how to spot a fake viral video.
By Laura Hazard Owen
Brazil’s Nexo Jornal sticks to its founding principles: Explanatory journalism, subscribers, and no ads
“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”
By Shan Wang
Press Patron is getting readers to pay what they want for news — with an average one-time contribution of nearly NZ$50
This crowdfunding startup wants to be the bridge between declining advertising revenues and paywalls with low conversion rates.
By Christine Schmidt
Inside, the collection of industry newsletters, continues to bet on email, the “largest social network”
Closing in on a year, the company founded by serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis now has around 300,000 subscribers across 30 newsletters, and average open rates just above 40 percent.
By Shan Wang
With Facebook Watch, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram hopes to attract more viewers to local videos
“Watch is appealing because it’s not just about getting as many of those singular people watching, but also developing a community of people intrigued by the content who want to watch together.”
By Ricardo Bilton
New York City makes the claim that it’s the podcast capital of the world (but is that a good thing?)
Plus: Another daily news podcast — this time from Vox and Midroll, Radiolab controversy, and are there too many celebrity podcasts?
By Nicholas Quah
Newsonomics: Lessons for the news media from Charlottesville
“The New York Times, The Washington Post, and ProPublica, among others, have risen to the national occasion. But they can’t be expected to grapple with the real, transcendent issues state by state, community by community.”
By Ken Doctor
“OK, I need to do something about this”: The Uncharted Journalism Fund is funding stories that wouldn’t be told otherwise
“If people would like to replicate it elsewhere, we would be happy to support them in exploring that idea.”
By Christine Schmidt
A survey of independent media in the South asks if “movement journalism” can help newsrooms better cover social justice strife
“We think that we need more coverage of people who are taking action to change their lives for the better, more reporting that sheds light on the forces they are up against.”
By Christine Schmidt
Remember that Norwegian site that made readers take a quiz before commenting? Here’s an update on it
For one thing, people did really, really badly on the quizzes (although that could be due to a language barrier).
By Christine Schmidt
The Facebook page of German daily Die Welt will talk to you like a friend — with gifs, jokes, and facts
“The ability to recognize a brand — this is a huge thing right now. We don’t want people to say, ‘I read this on Facebook.'”
By Shan Wang
Are your Google search results another kind of filter bubble? The answer seems to be: Kind of
Plus: The AP’s new fake news listing, a lack of center-right news outlets, and how to spot a fake viral video.
Brazil’s Nexo Jornal sticks to its founding principles: Explanatory journalism, subscribers, and no ads
“We realized that context and explanation, we should take those things to an almost radical level.”
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