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The initiative formerly known as “Project Lightning” introduces curated collections of tweets around news, sports, and entertainment, and some news organizations will be able to make their own.
Pretty worried, it turns out! At least according to the CEO of the trade organization formerly known as the Online Publishers Association.
That Bezos synergy has finally kicked in. How much will it help the Post’s quest to shift from a local newspaper to a national and global news powerhouse?
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Facebook is making an app that was previously only for celebrities and other public figures available to journalists with verified profiles.
There’s lots of news video being produced, and a lot of it isn’t reaching big-enough audiences. An open app platform will let digital news publishers play with the big guys.
From pipes to platforms, overseas to over-the-top, the shifts we’ll see in the remainder of 2015 will set the stage for 2016 and beyond.
The executive director of emerging news products at the Bezos-era Post has been at the forefront of shaping news presentation on mobile devices.
“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?”
The app is letting NPR capture better data than ever on how people listen to audio: “What I want to give people is not just the thing they will tolerate enough that they won’t skip it — but the thing they love.”
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“That’s what we can do, as a platform: be really responsive to what publishers want out of us.” Also coming up: A major move into international markets.
616How one blog helped spark The New York Times’ digital evolution
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
572News outlets left and right (and up, down, and center) are embracing virtual reality technology
Among those experimenting is The Wall Street Journal, which plans to open source its 360-degree mobile video and VR technology and hopes to turn VR into more of a mainstay of its storytelling.
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