Tag: snapchat

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore examples of how two newsrooms are using the social platforms Vine and Snapchat. PART 1: Mashable + Vine Mashable has heavily experimented with the 6-second video app Vine since the app launched in early 2013. Along the way Mashable received a Shorty Award for its work on the platform and, this summer, crossed the milestone of having 100,000 followers to [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Twitter to suspend accounts of anyone tweeting graphic images of journalist’s alleged execution (Siraj Datoo / BuzzFeed) 2. How Reddit created the world’s largest dialogue between scientists and the general public (Simon Owens) 3. Al Jazeera America’s problem: It’s a cable operation built for a pre-digital age (Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the smartphone ushered in a golden age of journalism (Frank Rose / Wired) 2. Legendary buys Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry (Marc Graser / Variety) 3. With an eye on digital, Chegg finds partner to handle its textbooks (Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times) 4. Ousted CEO of Maker Studios [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How Snapchat is selling itself to marketers (Matt Van Hoven / Digiday) 2. Court rules Freedom of Information requests can specify file format (Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Big Canadian media companies start strategizing in more sustainable ways (Craig Silverman) 4. VID: John Oliver’s take on the blurred lines between advertising and news (Catherine [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How to teach Google what a story is (Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic) 2. Edward Snowden says NSA workers often pass your nude photos around the office (Chris Welch / The Verge) 3. Germany is getting a data-centric nonprofit newsroom, hoping to build new models for news (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 4. [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

This week we venture to New York to peek inside two organizations that are gaining traction with serious news tailored specifically for younger audiences. PART 1: NowThis News NowThis News targets young news consumers by delivering highly visual coverage via a continually expanding list of social platforms that includes Instagram, Vine and now Snapchat. We hear [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Pay for play: The ethics of paying for YouTuber coverage (Mike Rose / Gamasutra) 2. Amazon: A friendly giant as long as it’s fed (David Streitfeld / New York Times) 3. Robots are invading the news business, and it’s great for journalists (Kevin Roose / New York Magazine) 4. Surprise Snapchat experiment shares stories [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Google in talks about possible acquisition of Twitch (Douglas MacMillan, Alistair Barr & Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal) 2. AT&T buys DirecTV for $67 billion (Jon Passantino & Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed) 3. Wolff: The right to be forgotten by Google (Michael Wolff / USA Today) 4. Pinterest is sneaking up on Twitter, [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Instagram business lead Emily White to be named COO of Snapchat (Kara Swisher / AllThingsD) 2. Netflix breaks through in Producers Guild Award TV nominations (Cynthia Littleton / Variety) 3. Jay Rosen on NewsCo and “The View From Somewhere” (Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic) 4. Just 9% of consumers would pay to rent a [...] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Snapchat spurned $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook (Evelyn Rusli & Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal) 2. NYT ad exec announces ‘full native advertising platform,’ coming soon (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 3. What new FAA plans will mean to the future of drone journalism (Matt Waite / Neiman Lab) 4. Pocket [...] more »