Nieman Foundation at Harvard
The Worcester Sun wants to bootstrap paywalled hyperlocal digital into a Sunday print product
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE

Articles tagged Circa (25)

Did blogging win, influencing the shape of all online media? Or is there room in 2015 for a reinvigoration of what the form — personality, connection, conversation, context — once promised?
Circa’s backend placed every news event into a broader, branched network of stories — providing a structured vision of the larger narratives that other news organizations might not identify from day-to-day copy.
discors preview-screens-LG
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?
Its core ideas have always been compelling, but Circa has been unable to find an audience large enough to attract new investment.
News companies have moved from print dollars to digital dimes to mobile pennies. Now, with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch, the screens are getting even smaller. How are smart publishers thinking about the right way to serve users and maintain their attention on smartwatches?
ISIS Timeline
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?
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?
Circa has a lot of good ideas, but whether the app can appeal to a large audience remains to be seen.
What to read next
As giant platforms rise, local news is getting crushed
The quest for scale, driven by the distribution power of a few enormous technology platforms, is killing the business case for local news. Will anything take its place?
890What happened after 7 news sites got rid of reader comments
Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
699Facebook woos journalists with Signal, a dashboard to gather news across Facebook and Instagram
Signal helps journalists find, source, and embed content from Facebook and Instagram.
These stories are our most popular on Twitter over the past 30 days.
See all our most recent pieces ➚
Encyclo is our encyclopedia of the future of news, chronicling the key players in journalism’s evolution.
Here are a few of the entries you’ll find in Encyclo.   Get the full Encyclo ➚
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Current TV
Public Radio International
El Faro
Davis Wiki
Investigative Reporting Workshop
Foreign Policy
Chi-Town Daily News
Houston Chronicle