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matter-vc
“At other accelerators it’s: Hit a home run or you’re dead to us. Matter is trying to find this middle ground, being things that are mission-oriented, and something that can actually scale.”
popop
The team behind Zeega realized they needed to go mobile-first, and Pop — which lets people communicate through a mashup of photos, videos, and GIFs from the web — is their next step.
matterhq
Matter, formerly known as the Public Media Accelerator, aims to join “the values of public media” to “the mindsets of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.”
Droplet demo
At this year’s MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference, two back-to-back presentations wowed us with new ideas.
Corey Ford
Ford worried that public media was not changing, so he left it for Silicon Valley; now he’s bringing an entrepreneurial spirit back to his roots.
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The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media
The bot, named Blossom, helps predict how stories will do on social and also suggests which stories editors should promote.
1287Jo Ellen Green Kaiser: Do independent news outlets have a blind spot when it comes to ethnic media?
The head of the Media Consortium argues that, by defining themselves in opposition to mainstream media, independent progressive outlets miss out on the power of ethnic and community journalism.
1029Newsonomics: 10 numbers on The New York Times’ 1 million digital-subscriber milestone
Digital subscribers are proving to be the bedrock of the Times’ business model going forward. How much more room is there for growth — and at what price points?
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