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Facebook stressed that it during this first test it will “showcase local original reporting by surfacing local publications from the largest major metro areas across the country, beginning with New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta and Boston.”
Get this: a defined collection of news stories, organized into sections, that you can browse and read through from front to back and then be done with. What a crazy idea!
A lot of people hated Pando, often for understandable reasons. It’ll be remembered as a symbol of a moment when the old journalism world was clearly on fire and the new one was certain it had all the answers.
“What are the implications of this weaponization for news organizations in terms of audience engagement and community-building work?”
Like News Corp with Knewz, it’s trying to build its own platform for news, using its own content and work from other news organizations, to compete with the tech giants. “I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger.”
In some cases, newsrooms have specific ideas or topics they need researched. In other cases, Storyful has an idea that it looks to find a home for.
“We knew the content had value. What we’re trying to emphasize with our customers is that the content has value — that it’s either subscribe-able or worth paying for.”
Plus: The Longest Shortest Time is about to clock out, Crooked Media goes daily, and WNYC resoundingly re-Sounds.
Unless, you know, it’s in an ad paid for by a politician.
Just as blogging allowed a new cadre of journalists to work outside established news organizations in the early 2000s, the email newsletter boom has done the same in local communities. “This is more than 40 hours a week for far less than minimum wage. To be frank, it’s exhausting. I only do it because it’s so important.”