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The app, Discors, presents news stories alongside columns and analysis, photos, and a timeline, all in one stream. Can it build an audience while remaining self-contained?
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With successes in technology behind him and a career in venture capital in front of him, why did Tamer Hassanein decide to build a news app?
“Smart news organizations know that in 2015, the value of our attention will continue to eclipse the value of our clicks.” Amy Webb
“We’re limiting the opportunity for our readers to understand all the intersecting impacts by reducing context to a few paragraphs of background.” Lauren Rabaino
Connected China is an experiment in breaking out of the incremental story — trying to create a summative, regularly updated visualization of who leads China.
Knight Prototype Fund winner Hollaback helps women who have been sexually harassed in public report their experience to city officials
Those grants, and five others, come from Knight’s Prototype Fund, its quick-turn tool for funding the testing of new ideas.
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