Tag: mobile news

by Julie Keck

1. The economics of the podcast boom (Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. The changing – and unchanging – structure of TV (Ben Thompson / Stratechery) 3. Google ‘illegally took content from Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor,’ report finds (Juliette Garside / Guardian) 4. New York Times shifting resources from ‘every division’ to mobile (Michael Sebastian […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Egypt jails activist-blogger for five years (via BBC News) 2. Edward Snowden documentary Citizenfour wins Oscar (Andrew Pulver / Guardian) 3. Ken Silverstein reportedly quits First Look, blaming “management’s incompetence” (Paul Carr / Pando Daily) 4. Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire (Michelle Goldberg / Washington […] more »

by Jefferson Yen

Look out Facebook, Snapchat might be the new belle at the social media ball and media companies are taking notice. You can now find media outlets like CNN, ESPN and Vice on the app’s new Discover section, which acts more like a curated portal than random news items in your feed. Each brand’s channel or […] more »

by Neal Augenstein

Ask any radio or television news organization, and they’ll tell you “mobile is the future.” So why aren’t any broadcasters acting that way? Most news bosses have read the headlines — more people are consuming news on mobile devices, so news organizations need to make their content easy to view on phones and tablets. Responsive mobile sites […] more »

by Jenny Shank

The people behind BBC Pop Up describe it as a journalism “experiment,” during which a small mobile news bureau visits a different U.S. city every month for six months. When the team arrives in a town — so far they’ve visited Boulder, Colorado, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — they hold a meeting for […] more »

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 »