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“We think a lot about whether a video works with the sound off. Do we have to subtitle it to keep the audience retention high? Do we need to use big fonts?”
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Circa needs a new round of funding, deals with partners, or a sale to grow into its CEO’s vision. Will it be able to sell investors on its unique approach to mobile, or will they consider its tech edge underwhelming?
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Plus: Verdicts in the News Corp. phone hacking scandal, jailed journalists in Egypt, and the rest of the news about the news from the past fortnight.
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Plus: The Boston Globe’s reworks its paywall, Time and Newsweek in transition, and the rest of the week’s future-of-journalism news.
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Plus: Ezra Klein and the personal-franchise model of news, Al Jazeera journalists charged in Egypt, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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Plus: Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison, Patch cuts its workforce, Jeff Bezos next steps at The Washington Post, and the rest of the week’s news on journalism and the web.
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Plus: The San Francisco Chronicle backtracks on its paywall, layoffs at Patch, the coming arrival of Al Jazeera America, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and the web.
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In the room where it happens: The host of NPR’s new show Embedded talks about news in podcast form
Kelly McEvers: “A lot of the great storytelling podcasts happen in the studio. I hope ours opens the door to people thinking more about what you can do in the field, when things don’t go as planned and are unexpected.”
0What a group of USC students learned shooting lots of VR video (hint: duct tape is involved)
The students traveled to Houston over spring break to shoot footage to accompany a ProPublica/Texas Tribune project on what a hurricane could do to the city.
0Audible, long known only for audiobooks, is branching out into podcasts — and news
The podcast/audio world has been waiting for Audible to make its big move into the space. It’s here, including original content from major publishers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post.
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