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James Pindell is trying to bring The Boston Globe’s election coverage to everyone by being everywhere
“Whether it’s their inbox, whether it’s for Twitter, Facebook, Medium, Instagram — the idea is to reach audiences where they’re at.”
By Laura Hazard Owen
The New York Times collaborates with This American Life on a special investigative report
The New York Times is running its story Friday, while This American Life’s complementary report will air this weekend and be available for download as a podcast Sunday.
By Nicholas Quah
With an interface that looks like a chat platform, Quartz wants to text you the news in its new app
“The content type is always messages, and that’s always true whether you’re getting the message inside the app or as a notification.”
By Joseph Lichterman
Can the Business Insider diet of irreverent, shareable finance and tech stories take off in Germany?
Business Insider Deutschland, one of eight other BI editions outside the U.S. and a growing part of the BI “international newsroom,” is doubling its staff and expanding original coverage.
By Shan Wang
Vertical video is becoming more popular, but there’s no consensus on the best way to make it
Some outlets are turning their cameras sideways. Others are cropping horizontally shot video to fit a vertical screen.
By Joseph Lichterman
Pacific Content’s podcasts are all sponsored by companies — but at least there aren’t any ads
Branded podcasts want to break out of the traditional intrusive model of advertising: “There are no interruptions for two or three minutes in the middle of a story. There are no top and tail ad breaks. There are no coupon codes.”
By Laura Hazard Owen
Hot Pod: What should an on-demand news podcast look like?
Plus: Remixing podcast talent to build new shows, Google prepares to enter the market in a big way, and how to avoid “radiosplaining.”
By Nicholas Quah
Newsonomics: The New York Times restarts its new-product model, in Spanish
After a few expensive misfires, the Times is building new products on a smaller, more targeted scale.
By Ken Doctor
En Español: The New York Times launches a Spanish-language news site aiming south of the border
The New York Times en Español is the Times’ latest attempt to grow its audience internationally.
By Joseph Lichterman
James Pindell is trying to bring The Boston Globe’s election coverage to everyone by being everywhere
“Whether it’s their inbox, whether it’s for Twitter, Facebook, Medium, Instagram — the idea is to reach audiences where they’re at.”
By Laura Hazard Owen
The New York Times collaborates with This American Life on a special investigative report
The New York Times is running its story Friday, while This American Life’s complementary report will air this weekend and be available for download as a podcast Sunday.
With an interface that looks like a chat platform, Quartz wants to text you the news in its new app
“The content type is always messages, and that’s always true whether you’re getting the message inside the app or as a notification.”
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Recode / Kurt Wagner and Peter Kafka
Snapchat wants to let users subscribe to their favorite Discover publishers
“Subscribing to a publisher’s channel will ensure that channel’s content appears on the app’s Stories page, a section of the app that’s easier to get to from the launch screen.”
The Guardian / Mark Sweney
The Independent and Independent on Sunday will cease printing
The last issue of the Independent is expected to be published on March 26, with the last issue of the Independent on Sunday on March 20.
The Boston Globe / Jon Chesto
The Harvard Business Review is successfully adapting to the digital age
Paid circulation is up 21 percent from 2010, digital sales have more than made up for the print advertising slump, and the redesigned site is friendlier to readers.
Digiday / Garett Sloane
Instagram will begin showing the number of views a video gets
Facebook generates about 8 billion video views a day. In today’s announcement, the only statistic Instagram shared was that time users spent watching videos on the platform has increased 40 percent in the past six months.
The Washington Post / Erik Wemple
Eight months into Donald Trump’s campaign, media still brawling about coverage
Trump may well represent one moment where clickbait and accountability journalism form a partnership — to understand Trump’s wide-ranging awfulness, after all, you need to present wide-ranging coverage.
The Huffington Post / Michael Calderone
MTV News is finally getting serious about the Internet
The MTV News site began shifting in 2014 from a traditional, TV-focused model to being truly digital-first, investing in areas like data insights and social media. It’s been on a hiring spree, bringing on Dan Fierman from Grantland, who has recruited several other former Grantland editors and writers for the site.
Washington Post
New Washington Post feature aims to get distracted or inactive users to engage further with content
“‘Re-engage’ is a new feature that provides personalized content recommendations and appears when mobile users show signs of distraction or stop engaging with Post content when on article pages.”
The New York Times / Mike Nakhimovich
How The New York Times improved the startup time of its Android app
From 5.6 seconds to 1.6 seconds on a Nexus 5.
Ad Age / Jeremy Barr
Midroll and MailChimp are trying out product placement in podcasts
“In the episode, one character, a junior sports agent, asks her assistant: “Can you go over the mailing list from MailChimp for next month’s fundraiser? ” (It’s a brief mention.)”
WSJ / Jack Marshall
It’s getting easier to generate ad revenue from Facebook Instant Articles
“A lot has changed,” said Joe Speiser, co-founder of LittleThings.com, which publishes stories and videos optimized for social sharing. “The biggest stumbling block with Instant Articles was that we were making less there than with visits to our own site. We are now seeing parity with our mobile Web version,” he said.
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