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They’re everywhere: Tidbits of “data journalism” produced by companies looking for a viral boost. Your skepticism is warranted.
Bidders are preparing their final bids for a hodgepodge collection of small and large newspapers from coast to coast. Will another company — or private equity — swoop them all up as one?
“In 2007, as digital people, we were expected to be 100 percent deferent to all traditional processes. We weren’t to bother reporters or encourage them to operate differently at all, because what they were doing was the very core of our journalism.”
The attacks in Paris brought on a wave of reporting, speculation, and chatter on social media — the sort of news environment First Look Media’s newest venture is designed to sift through when news breaks.
Its new website and newsletter Charlotte Five is an attempt to use lessons from viral publishers to find a spot in young people’s daily habits.
It’s one of a number of new news apps trying to reinvent mobile news around a card metaphor. Simon Owens