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Articles tagged breaking news (45)

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Joseph Lichterman    
The site known for social media and tech coverage has hired nearly 30 more editorial staffers since October and, like BuzzFeed before it, is expanding into more general interest news.
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Joshua Benton    
Maybe it’s not quite as big a change as the rise of the web — but the rise of the smartphone deserves to be in the conversation. And traditional news companies are falling behind.
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Justin Ellis    
In the quest for smarter news notifications, NBC News Digital’s Breaking News app will now send alerts specific to where readers — and their phones — are located.
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Michael Roston    
The team that runs the Times’ Twitter accounts looked back on what they learned — what worked, what didn’t — from running @nytimes in 2013.
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Sonya Song    
What drives sharing? It’s a mix of attention, emotion, and reaction. Here’s hard data on which news stories took off and which didn’t on social.
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Reuters cans its Next makeover, the news on NSA surveillance and Syria coverage, and the rest of the week’s media-tech top reads.
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Caroline O'Donovan    
A year after a radical redesign — favoring atomized, live, streaming news over traditional stories — ITV online director Julian March explains how the site generated massive audience growth.
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Sexism and the Times’ Jill Abramson, the AP gets hacked on Twitter, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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Caroline O'Donovan    
A discussion on reporting in traumatic situations — “Sandy Hook and Beyond” — highlights the gaps in perception between those being covered and those doing the covering.
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Mike Ananny    
“It certainly takes courage to speak — but it takes a different kind of courage to be silent, to listen, to trust, and speak when the time is right.”
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Mark Coddington    
Plus: Medium and Matter join forces, journalism education discussion, and the rest of the week’s journalism and tech reads.