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How Invisibilia and NPR One are creatively cross-promoting one another on digital platforms
“The results have been worth the efforts and have driven listeners in the thousands to the app.”
By Taylyn Washington-Harmon
Newsonomics: What really ails Fox News, the leader in its shrinking category
As Fox’s Dr. Frankenstein exits right, the Murdochs are left to reboot their wounded cable news leader.
By Ken Doctor
The Washington Post is adapting some of its stories for Medium (but leaving the straight news behind)
“We’re selecting stories very carefully based on what we think readers there want to read. We’re not just copying and pasting.”
By Ricardo Bilton
As oil prices sag, nonprofit news orgs are tightening their belts and watching their budgets
From Texas to Wyoming, outlets are keeping an eye on the markets.
By Joseph Lichterman
Here are 6 reasons why newspapers have dropped their paywalls
Sometimes it’s a response to a public emergency; sometimes it’s just to build audience.
By Joseph Lichterman
Is Twitter letting everyone be verified or just making it easier for its staff to go to parties in peace?
Instead of hassling your neighbor’s cousin’s friend who works at Twitter, you can now get rejected via form email.
By Joshua Benton
With 11,000 subscribers, Talking Points Memo says its paid product has helped stabilize its business
“The idea of publications totally based on advertising is, I think, an illusion. Some can do it, but I don’t think it’s ever going to be a sustainable model for most publications.”
By Ricardo Bilton
As USA Today network builds its investigative ambitions, it looks to keep things in the Gannett family
Its chief content officer: “My message has been, any journalist at any of our papers can come up with a great idea, something that we think is scalable, we will help them scale it.”
By Shan Wang
Morgan DeBaun on the growth of Blavity, covering #BlackLivesMatter, and the state of black-owned media
“It’s really about combining technology with culture and content and entertainment to create something special that hasn’t been done before.”
By Taylyn Washington-Harmon
How Invisibilia and NPR One are creatively cross-promoting one another on digital platforms
“The results have been worth the efforts and have driven listeners in the thousands to the app.”
By Taylyn Washington-Harmon
Newsonomics: What really ails Fox News, the leader in its shrinking category
As Fox’s Dr. Frankenstein exits right, the Murdochs are left to reboot their wounded cable news leader.
The Washington Post is adapting some of its stories for Medium (but leaving the straight news behind)
“We’re selecting stories very carefully based on what we think readers there want to read. We’re not just copying and pasting.”
What We’re Reading
Tumblr / Jason Kottke
Stellar, Jason Kottke’s social platform built around likes, has shut down
“Building the site was some of the most fun I have ever had and watching people use and love it, well, it was very satisfying both personally and professionally. But as the reasons for discontinuing Stellar piled up over the past 2-3 years, it became obvious even to me that it was the only way forward.”
WAN-IFRA / Elena Perotti
The transformation of Right to be Forgotten into Right to Forget the News
“As noted by L’Espresso, the Italian judge basically established in two and a half years the time span after which news and all the public’s rights connected to them expire, ‘just like milk, yogurt or a pint of ice cream.'”
International Business Times UK / Priyanka Mogul
The rise of ‘selfie journalism’ in India: Using Snapchat for digital storytelling
“It’s about experimenting with every platform and not taking them at face value. If you take Snapchat at face value, it’s for teenagers sharing nudies. You’ve got to look beyond that.”
TechCrunch / Frederic Lardinois
Facebook’s new open source project makes it easier to get started with React
The company today launched “Create React App,” a new open source project born out of a hackathon that bundles the tools it takes to get started with React into a single command-line tool.
TechCrunch / Darrell Etherington
The BBC’s iPlayer Radio app is now available in the U.S.
The app contains all of BBC’s radio feeds, including Radio 1 through 6, as well as the World Service. It also has offline support for BBC podcasts, and curated collections of past content.
Poynter / Rick Edmonds
Revenue woes continue at McClatchy
The company posted a loss of $14.7 million on revenues of $244.9 million. Total revenues were down from the same period in 2015 by 7.7 percent. Advertising revenues were off 11.1 percent year-to-year.
Emarketer
Android users interact more with push notifications
“The data found that in Europe, the mobile app push interaction rates were 16.5% on Android and 5.3% of iOS. Similarly, Android push interaction rates were high at 12.0% in North America, and iOS interaction rates were at 3.8%.”
NPR
Managing your news intake in the age of endless push notifications
“So I think in terms of self-care it’s about people thinking about their own news habits and thinking about how they can protect themselves and stop these kind of unexpected alerts coming into their lives.”
Columbia Journalism Review / Valerie Vande Panne
TV networks had eyes everywhere at the RNC
The widespread deployment of unmanned, unmarked cameras is unprecedented for convention coverage and raises a whole host of ethical issues.
The New York Times / John Markoff
Edward Snowden is developing a safer phone for journalists
Speaking at an MIT conference Snowden “said he was working with Andrew Huang, a computer hacker known as Bunnie who studied electrical engineering at M.I.T., to see if it would be possible to modify a smartphone to alert journalists working in dangerous environments to electronic surveillance.”
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