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Archives: December 15, 2015

“Snapchat has unleashed incredible creative forces with Discover and Stories. This short-form storytelling is bound to catch on beyond the world of chat apps.” Nathalie Malinarich
“As anyone with an Apple Watch will tell you, though, it’s all about the notifications, not the apps. The taps on my wrist make it abundantly clear just how dumb most notifications are.” Fiona Spruill
“Media companies will continue adapting their franchises to podcasts, agencies will empower brands to create new shows, podcasting networks will devise new aural experiments, and even more independents will pop up from unexpected places.” Rex Sorgatz
“Print is again going to attract advertisers who are willing to say: ‘I don’t care about being cool. I want to drive big sales at a good price.'” David Chavern
“We still want to know how the story does, but we’ll also be very curious about what audiences do — and what that behavior tells us about them.” Renée Kaplan
“By choosing to prioritize national outlets over local ones, these platforms are going to accelerate the decline of local journalism. In 2016, we should all be aware of the unintended consequences of that choice.” David Skok
“Surely it has become clear that publishing and then fact-checking is not enough.” Richard J. Tofel
The first episode of the second season of Serial debuted last week. Plus: Third Coast International Audio Festival is running its first fundraising campaign, and Howard Stern re-ups with Sirius XM.
“We’ve been curating the news for almost 200 years — the technology has changed, the fundamental needs of our readers have not.” Nick Petrie