journalism

  • Now you can embed Reddit posts on other websites

    Now you can embed Reddit posts on other websites

    Reddit posts are going to get the chance to live beyond Reddit itself, thanks to new embedding capabilities. If you’re an online writer or publisher, that means you can start including live Reddit content in your stories. If you’re a reader, that means you might start to see more Reddit posts on other sites, the same way you can see embedded tweets and YouTube videos. After… Read More

  • How paid journalism must work online — and why Blendle can’t Crunch Network

    How paid journalism must work online — and why Blendle can’t

    I write. I work with writers. I studied English — many of my friends became journalists. The future of being able to charge for quality material online is really important to me. However, to make progress in this area, I think the industry needs to stop pinning its hopes on the same dead ends that come up again and again. To me, one of these is microtransactions for material. Read More

  • Fresco News teams with FOX to bring citizen journalism to local newsrooms around the U.S.

    Fresco News teams with FOX to bring citizen journalism to local newsrooms around the U.S.

    Crowdsourced journalism startup Fresco News has just scored a notable partnership which will bring photo and video footage shot by ordinary citizens to several local Fox newsrooms around the U.S. Using the company’s iPhone app, participating Fox-owned stations will be able to send out assignments to the app’s users, who will then submit content to be used on-air. Users will… Read More

  • Kickstarter Hires Journalist To Probe Collapse Of Zano Drone Project

    Kickstarter Hires Journalist To Probe Collapse Of Zano Drone Project

    Here’s an intriguing move: crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has commissioned a freelance journalist to investigate — and ultimately (it hopes) explain — the collapse of a high profile drone project which was also the most funded European project to date. Read More

  • The Tab Raises $3M For Its Hyperlocal News Site Written By Unpaid Student Journalists

    The Tab Raises $3M For Its Hyperlocal News Site Written By Unpaid Student Journalists

    The online disruption of journalism continues apace. Today The Tab, a hyperlocal news site aimed at young people and written mainly by “grassroots” (read: unpaid) student journalists, has raised $3 million from Balderton Capital to build out its business. This is The Tab’s first fundraise and the startup — originally founded in the UK — will be using it to expand… Read More

  • The Financial Times Partners With Google To Guide Readers Through Europe’s “Hidden Cities”

    The Financial Times Partners With Google To Guide Readers Through Europe’s “Hidden Cities”

    Here’s a fun example of how news publishers can take advantage of technology — the Financial Times just launched a collaboration with Google called Hidden Cities. Brussels is the first city to get the spotlight, with the FT highlighting the city’s “best-kept secrets,” with recommendations for bars, restaurants and other cultural attractions from its correspondents. Read More

  • The Dawn Of The Classic Publishing Era Crunch Network

    The Dawn Of The Classic Publishing Era

    My father was a journalist. Growing up, I remember how excited I would get when visiting the printing house of the newspaper he worked for. I loved everything about the large, industrial printers — the noise they made, their fading bluish color and especially the smell of freshly printed papers. That romantic era ended with the dawn of the Internet. Read More

  • Byline Wants To Crowdfund Media Pluralism

    Byline Wants To Crowdfund Media Pluralism

    “Journalism is clearly in big trouble. The business of the news media. And we think we have a model that has potential and could really help certain forms of journalism — niche topics, local journalism, investigative journalism, impassioned campaign-type journalism, war reporting perhaps even,” says Tudor, laying out the Byline pitch, after I ask whether it’s building… Read More

  • Google Launches A New Home For Journalists With “News Lab”

    Google Launches A New Home For Journalists With “News Lab”

    Google today announced the launch of a new site called News Lab, a destination that aims to connect journalists with programs, data and other resources to aid in their reporting. The site will feature a number of tools for newsrooms, including tutorials and best practices on how to use Google products in reporting, as well as provide access to the recently updated Google Trends service, and more. Read More