Tag: mobile news

by Julie Keck

1. Silicon Valley and journalism: Make up or break up? (Emily Bell / Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism) 2. ESPN gets ready to launch its first web video subscription service — for cricket’s World Cup (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Vine shifts from comedy clips to a valid journalistic tool (Frances Perraudin / […] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we find out why the founder of the startup SpokenLayer sees value in turning text stories into audio files, and we learn how WNYC expanded its mobile app to include personalized playlists. PART 1: SpokenLayer While several technologies have come (and gone) that automatically create audio or video files from text, the startup SpokenLayer has […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Why Atlantic Media is funding a social platform for sharing links, one at a time (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 2. Fandor and Festival Scope change video-on-demand (Brad Schreiber / Huffington Post) 3. Startup that places women in tech jobs plans journalism vertical (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. Mobile traffic surpasses desktop for top […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Times issues editors’ note in response to plagiarism charge involving Wikipedia (Ravi Somaiya / The New York Times) 2. News Corp considers app-based news service to attract ‘millennials’ (Roy Greenslade / The Guardian) 3. Sources say Vocativ software for generating news stories from the web doesn’t deliver (Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York) 4. […] more »

by Julie Posetti

In this third installment of the World Editors Forum’s Trends in Newsrooms blog series (Part one here and part two here) exploring the WEF report on 2014’s top ten industry trends, report editor Julie Posetti and Karen Kissane examine the inexorable rise of mobile news consumption. In May, a significant threshold was crossed: In the U.S., 60 percent of global online […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. As CNN mobile traffic hits 40 percent, editor calls web vs. apps debate ‘red herring’ (Sam Kirkland / Poynter) 2. Interview with Jay Rosen on the future of native advertising (Sam Petulla / Contently) 3. HBO and Showtime fight back: Subscriptions aren’t actually down (Eliana Dockterman / TIME) 4. Tivo lays off most of […] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reporting by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Laura Davison, and Teddy Nykiel. This week the RJI Futures Lab brings you three examples of how news is being re-engineered for people on the go. PART 1: Circa The mobile app Circa has received a lot of attention for its effort to redefine the experience of keeping up […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NBC News buys live-video streaming site to incorporate citizen journalism, boost news coverage (The Next Web) 2. Study: Mobile news ‘snacking’ is up sharply, but tablets are the killer news devices (Pando Daily) 3. Technology industry extends a hand to struggling print media (NYT) 4. New milestones for freelance journalism platform (Journalism.co.uk) 5. Journalism […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Digital Public Library of America delays debut in wake of marathon bombing (The Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Twitter, discovery, and the problem of simplicity (AllThingsD) 3. Study shows newspaper readers are engaged, but local papers need to do more on mobile (PaidContent.org) 4. The tiny news startup that crashed the Pulitzer Prizes (Forbes) […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How mobile has changed daily news consumption and why you need to understand it (The Media Briefing) 2. Wikileaks releases 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic records in the “Kissinger Cables” (Mashable) 3. Roger Ebert’s legacy as a relentless pioneer (NYT) 4. Flipboard is a giant iceberg lurking in the path of media (PaidContent.org) 5. Students […] more »