The rise of messaging is undeniable, and it’s not just text
Mobile messaging was born in December 1992 with a simple SMS: “Merry Christmas.” Today it’s the most ubiquitous form of human communication short of speaking. Any of the 6 billion of us with a phone can do it. And with the advent of apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Line, WeChat and Telegram, messaging is … Continued
What is a Things editor?
Gone are the days when news organizations had just copy editors and page designers. Today, there are newsroom titles like digital optimizer, audience analyst and executive mobile editor. As social media platforms have evolved so have job titles, along with the tools journalists use to communicate with audiences. In this series, RJI will learn more about these titles and the people who hold them.
RJI Fellow developing bot-driven engagement to build community, extend news coverage
Coverage. It’s what we promise as news organizations. We cover stories, communities, events and people. Every news organization should make one promise to its community: We’ve got you covered. But we don’t, not by a stretch. Our coverage is actually becoming more gap-filled and uneven by the day. I won’t spend much time here writing … Continued
Tracy Clark’s take on 5 email news digests in the market today
Recently I wrote about 15 different mobile app news aggregators in the market today. A few of them — Shuffle, my company Reportory, and Apple’s upcoming news app — offer a daily email news digest of what you would find in the app. However, there are many others that just offer an email newsletter, which … Continued
Tracy Clark’s take on 15 news aggregation apps: Part 3
NewsRepublic NewsRepublic was founded in 2008 by CEO Gilles Raymond. In March 2012 it received a Series A $3 million investment and in October 2013 it received a Series B $6 million VC funding. As explained on an earlier version of their site, “NewsRepublic is a global news app that lets you be your own … Continued