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“In the West, Cracked, BuzzFeed, and Mashable had really picked up steam. We couldn’t relate to the contents; we didn’t get the jokes. So we decided to create content for people like us.”
Following the blueprint of Syria Deeply, the new Ebola-focused site hopes to deliver context and coherence in covering the spread and treatment of the virus.
The site, backed by the Agence France-Presse Foundation, is starting in South Africa but hopes to spread elsewhere.
Money from the Knight News Challenge will be used to grow Wikipedia Zero, a project that makes the site more accessible on feature phones. Justin Ellis
The German broadcaster is using SMS and dial-to-listen radio shows to reach an audience with limited Internet access.
In order to give a special report added weight and readability, designers broke out of the mold of the site’s normal design.
March 21, 2011