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BUZZFEED EXPOSES READERS TO OTHER VIEWPOINTS ON ARTICLES WITH ‘OUTSIDE YOUR BUBBLE’ TOOL

Oftentimes, audiences will read a piece of news or content and “the same story will have two or three distinct and siloed conversations taking place around it on social media,Read More…

OVERALL MEDIA USE, INCL SOCIAL, IS LESS AMONG MILLENNIALS THAN GEN X, SAYS NIELSEN STATS

Surprisingly, the heavy social media user group isn’t Millennials. In fact, Generation X (ages 35-49) spends the most time on social media: almost 7 hours per week versus Millennials, who comeRead More…

GREAT Q&A ‘CONFESSIONS OF A MILLENNIAL NEWSPAPER REPORTER’ – CHANGING TITLES ISN’T ENOUGH

Digital isn’t new for these newsrooms. How did you see them balancing the needs of print and digital? …Titles changed: Editors became “coaches” and copy editors became “producers.” Their emailRead More…

NEWS VIA THE 5 THINGS PEOPLE DO MOST ON THEIR PHONES  — CHAT, EMAIL, SOCIAL, WEB & GAMES ::WELL, MAYBE NOT GAMES::

“We’ve worked our way through the mobile idiom,” said Kevin Delaney, editor-in-chief and president of Quartz. “So what do people do on their phones? They chat, they email, they use socialRead More…

EMPHASIS ON VIDEO IS AGAIN PUSHING PUBLISHERS AWAY FROM NATIVE APPS TO MOBILE WEB ::MAYBE THEY’LL LEARN:: 

“Our audience is used to going to social apps — Facebook, Instagram, Twitter — to find and consume our content,” said Justin Festa, evp of digital at LittleThings. “It takesRead More…

NON-STAFF CONTENT FILLING MORE OF THE WASHPO ::TREND IN NEWS OUTSOURCING BY LEGACY MEDIA::

The use of freelancers to fill in the gaps of staff coverage or to arrive swiftly at breaking news outside a paper’s usual readership area isn’t novel. But in theRead More…

TRADING SCALE FOR VERTICAL (IE HUFFPO SCOPE HEALTH PORTAL) DOESN’T FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE READER EXPERIENCE 

The Huffington Post is hoping that a change in branding can attract a new audience to its health coverage. The Scope, launched earlier this month after about six months ofRead More…

MILLENNIALS DON’T NEED OR WANT THE SAME RELATIONSHIP WITH NEWS AS THEIR PARENTS ::SHOW, DON’T TELL::

“Every metric you would use to look at young people’s consumption of the news is pointing in the direction that they don’t really need this show. That they don’t haveRead More…

NEW APPROACHES TO MAKING MILLENNIAL NEWS EXPERIENCES CAN NOW PUBLISH VID TO AMAZONPRIME

Amazon’s self-serve video distribution program is helping publishers and independent filmmakers generate revenue on the platform. Launched in May, the Amazon Video Direct program helps publishers of varying sizes and typesRead More…

Reuters
DIGITAL-BORN NEWS OUTLETS TEND TO BE – BY DESIGN – SMALLER & NIMBLER THAN TRADITIONAL MEDIA

…As demonstrated by the latest report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, looking at digital-born news media in Europe, there are times at which the deterioration ofRead More…