Nieman Foundation at Harvard
HOME
          
LATEST STORY
“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
ABOUT                    SUBSCRIBE
Oct. 16, 2013, 3:37 p.m.
LINK: matter.vc  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   October 16, 2013

The media-centric accelerator with public radio in its bones has selected its second class of startups. See our past stories about Matter and its first class.

Connu helps emerging writers find, connect with, and monetize audiences through publishing the best new short stories.

Contextly enables publications of all sizes to be both informative and viable in the age of drive-by readers by marrying editorial wisdom to the power of algorithms.

Creative Action Network is a marketplace for artists, causes and supporters to harness their talents for good by creating, buying and sharing original, crowdsourced creative content and merchandise.

Formidable Corp. bursts the filter bubble to help connect you to people outside of your social circle.

GetCast empowers creative professionals to take control of their careers by connecting them through a platform that helps them showcase their work, hone their craft, and collaborate on a global scale.

Hacklog empowers individual journalists to be more relevant to their audiences, impactful with their stories, and in charge of their careers by providing honest analytics.

Woopie (Write Only Once, Publish It Everywhere) empowers writers and publishers to easily reach their audiences on all devices and platforms through a digital content publishing tool focused on responsive design.

Show tags Show comments / Leave a comment
 
Join the 50,000 who get the freshest future-of-journalism news in our daily email.
“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
“Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the political system that evoked the negative emotions in the first place.”
Digital-only newsrooms are in the firing line as Australian news law grinds toward reality
Lifestyle and youth publishers that source the majority of their traffic from Facebook face closure, while traditional media players that campaigned for the laws look set to be the relative winners.
Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing — and often hidden. Is help on the way?
“Conspiracies are flourishing with virtually no response from credible Spanish-language media outlets.”