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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?
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By putting mobile-native news adjacent to messages from friends, Snapchat could be helping create part of the low-friction news experience many want and need.
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A survey across 10 countries find some things in common (Facebook’s everywhere) and some divergence (Finns dig Google Plus).
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The senior vice president of strategy at News Corp has some ideas about how to determine how outlets are really managing the disruption of their businesses — and newsrooms.
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Modeled on lean mobile-first startups like Instagram, the reborn Inside.com wants to be your front door to news on your phone — by using humans as aggregators and filters, not reporters.
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Whether it’s the growth of mobile, the shifting user base of Twitter, or something else, those sharing buttons appear to be generating a shrinking share of tweets linking to news stories.
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The rise and fall of a narcotweeter, how to build an online community, and when fact-checking backfires: all that and more in this month’s roundup of the academic literature.
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Plus: Developments in the DOJ’s seizure cases, The Washington Post unveils its pay plan, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.
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There are lots of good ideas in NPR’s new mobile redesign, which responds to the mainstreaming of mobile devices as a way of getting news. Joshua Benton
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The Economist’s Tom Standage on digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising
“The Economist has taken the view that advertising is nice, and we’ll certainly take money where we can get it, but we’re pretty much expecting it to go away.”
889A wave of distributed content is coming — will publishers sink or swim?
Instead of just publishing to their own websites, news organizations are being asked to publish directly to platforms they don’t control. Is the hunt for readers enough to justify losing some independence?
448This is my next step: How The Verge wants to grow beyond tech blogging
“We want to use technology as a way to define pop culture, in the way Rolling Stone used music and Wired used the early Internet.”
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