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Snapchat wants to slip a little news into teens’ social smartphone time
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If Murdoch’s empire cleaves in two, his newspapers will no longer be able to count on the latest blockbuster to disguise their financial woes.
Screen shot of Apple's Podcasts app for iOS
Podcasts get promoted/demoted on iOS devices, getting their own app but losing the exposure of iTunes.
The younger you are, the more likely it is that you mainly use a phone to go online.
Scoople is a social news game, an aggregator, and, ultimately, a pollster.
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A Holland-based company sees an opportunity to pay for original reporting by bringing together real and pretend journalists in a virtual world.
This summer the Boston Globe’s online sibling will start an alternative music channel with vets from indie station WFNX. Justin Ellis
For news organizations the price of making interactive maps still depends on how much they use the tool. Justin Ellis
The NYU professor thinks Gawker is on to something with its attempts to surface quality comments.
Plus: Debating the value of print in New Orleans, two more news paywalls, and the rest of the week’s news in the future of news and tech.
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As giant platforms rise, local news is getting crushed
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
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Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
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Signal helps journalists find, source, and embed content from Facebook and Instagram.
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