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Knight Foundation invests $1 million in creator-driven podcast collective Radiotopia

A little over a year ago, a group of public radio-minded podcast producers banded together with an idea: to combine their powers to grow a shared audience and develop a better business model for fledgling audio entrepreneurs. Radiotopia, as the name suggests, is as aspirational as it is practical, a place for independent producers to...

A new NYT Now: All the aggregation you enjoyed before, now for free

The latest version of NYT Now, The New York Times’ aggregation-fueled smartphone app, is out today and, for the first time, it’s free to all users. Though rumored and discussed for some time, it’s still a significant shift for the company, which originally launched the app as a cheaper alternative to a full Times subscription,...

Sharing across borders: How BBC News wants to streamline social news across multiple languages

The video, posted to the BBC Azeri service’s Instagram account last month, showed explosions, soldiers standing in formation, and aircraft flying into battle. It was footage that people all around the world had been clamoring to see: the trailer for Ulduz müharib?l?ri. Show More Summary

Newsonomics: Tribune Publishing wraps its arms around San Diego — and all of Southern California

Southern California, poking northward into Santa Barbara and stretching southward to the Mexican border, will soon become Tribune Territory. In a deal intended to be soon announced, Tribune Publishing will buy UT San Diego (the former San Diego Union Tribune) for about $80 million — and the assumption of growing pension obligations, recently upped to...

Deciphering what the next generation of public radio listeners wants through NPR One

One of the luxuries of modern life is the ability to listen to just about anything you want, anytime, anywhere. And when you carry an infinite jukebox in your pocket or purse, the question becomes: What do I listen to? In the world of public radio, figuring out what you’re in the mood for is...

The Washington Post is experimenting with bringing its tablet experience to the web

Last year, The Washington Post debuted a new app for the Kindle Fire with an intriguingly distinct user interface. Jeff Bezos was quite involved in its development, “Project Rainbow” — not surprising, I suppose, considering that it was the most meaningful crossover yet between his day job (owning Amazon) and his side gig (owning The...

The Upshot uses geolocation to push readers deeper into data

When you’re writing about how place — be that a neighborhood or a city — affects a child’s chances of getting out of poverty, location is obviously central to the story. So when the team at The Upshot wanted to put together a companion interactive piece, they set out to answer the question many readers...

Elise goes East: How NPR’s new Seoul bureau chief is using Tumblr to complement her reporting

Last month, about 70 parents who lost their children in the sinking of the Sewol ferry — in which more than 300 people, mostly high school students, were killed — gathered in a central square in Seoul and shaved their heads to protest how the South Korean government has handled the aftermath of the disaster....

When disgusting goes viral: Strong negative emotions can push social sharing through the roof

Most people will have heard a version of the story about the rat served instead of chicken. In one of the most popular accounts, a woman is eating Kentucky Fried Chicken as she watches TV at home when she notices it tastes odd. Turning up the lights, she sees it isn’t chicken, but a rat...

Circa, the buzzed-about mobile news app, is running out of money

Back in December, News Corp’s Raju Narisetti sent in his contribution for our annual Predictions for Journalism package. One of his predictions was really more of a wish: that “the good people of Circa’s newsroom have a soft, good landing somewhere.” That wish will now be tested. Fortune’s Dan Primack reported yesterday evening that Circa...

Newsonomics: The Guardian is trying to swing Google’s pendulum back to publishers

You can’t call Andrew Miller a slacker. The Guardian Media Group CEO will complete his fifth year in charge at the end of June, when he’ll voluntarily take his leave — perhaps taking the summer off to contemplate his next career opportunities. He’s transformed the company from a still-struggling, still-wondering-about-its-future, one-among-many U.K. quality daily into...

Knight Foundation funds 20 new media and technology projects through its Prototype Fund

The Knight Foundation is awarding more than $700,000 to a new round of technology projects, with a focus on storytelling, data, and community building. Twenty projects will each receive $35,000 as part of the Knight Prototype Fund, which is aimed at offering early seed investments in ideas focused on information needs. The projects in this...

In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips

In the aftermath of last week’s earthquake that devastated Nepal, BBC News is today launching an account on the messaging app Viber to publish news, information, and tips for staying safe as the country continues to recover. Since the earthquake, the BBC World Service and BBC Nepali Service have added additional broadcasts and are sharing...

The State of the News Media 2015: Newspapers ?, smartphones ?

As much as things change in the news business, things also seem to stay the same. Newspaper revenue drops; smartphone usage rises. The annual State of the News Media report from the Pew Research Center, just out today, tells that story of continuing trend lines. The top line is probably the ongoing march of mobile:...

Here’s how BuzzFeed is thinking about its international growth

Last week, BuzzFeed launched in its seventh international country: Mexico. ¡BuzzFeed México está vivo! http://t.co/G50ry81OZP Bienvenidos. — BuzzFeed México (@BuzzFeedMexico) April 22, 2015 The viral juggernaut opened its first siteShow More Summary

Collaborating across borders: European journalists band together to track the migrant crisis

PERUGIA, ITALY — Before a dramatic capsizing sent European leaders scrambling to address an epidemic of migrant drownings, a team of independent journalists was quietly tracking the problem — and offering an example of cross-border journalism that’s rare in Europe. The journalists — a loose association of investigative reporters from across the continent — joined...

BuzzFeed’s answer to measuring social sharing? Pounds

BuzzFeed wants to find a better way to weigh its viral success, and it wants to convert clicks to Pounds. At the NewFronts presentations in New York today the company unveiled its new proprietary system for analyzing how content races across the the web — and sharing that information with its advertisers. Specifically, the Process for...

What are the boundaries of today’s journalism, and how is the rise of digital changing who defines them?

After hearing about the topic of our new book Boundaries of Journalism, one of Matt’s colleagues stopped in to chat. He had just had a hotly contested debate over whether television sports reporters counted as journalists. He was making the argument that they did, and he looked to Matt apparently to sort things out. If...

Esquire has a cold: How the magazine is mining its archives with the launch of Esquire Classics

Esquire first published Gay Talese’s iconic profile of Joe DiMaggio in its July 1966 issue. The piece was “an evocative portrait of a great ballplayer long after his last game is over, and we have a powerful sense of his loneliness and his essential separation from almost everyone around him,” David Halberstam wrote in his...

The Atlantic redesigns, trading clutter and density for refinement

The Atlantic — has any general-interest magazine navigated the print-to-digital transition better? — redesigned its website last night, doing so entirely in-house and without months of public buildup. Here’s TheAtlantic.com editor J.J. Show More Summary

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