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“In 140 characters, a life”: How Mashable is using Twitter to commemorate the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks: The latest from Nieman Lab

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

“In 140 characters, a life”: How Mashable is using Twitter to commemorate the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks

“While that doesn’t truly explore all of the contours of these people’s lives, it’s amazing how powerful 140 characters can be.” By Joseph Lichterman.

Here’s how the Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab wants to experiment with news on phones

“In six months, I’d love to have done a couple of experiments, learn from them, and hopefully have had as many failures as successes.” By Madeline Welsh.

Hot Pod: What happens when NPR tries to sound casual and podcast-y

Plus, The Dissolve gets a new life in audio, WBEZ’s live events, and Bill Simmons’ podcast network. By Nicholas Quah.
Fusion CEO Isaac Lee will also be chief digital officer of Univision What We’re ReadingThe New York Times / Ravi Somaiya Gawker is rebranding itself as a politics site →“About 10 people will lose their jobs in the revamping, but a similar number of new jobs will be created, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Plans to license Gawker’s content management system, Kinja, will also be shelved.”This American Life / Ira GlassThis American Life is 20 years old today →“When This American Life started on November 17, 1995, there were only a handful of people making stories like we make on the radio. You could fit us all into a minivan. Now you’d probably need a 747, and even that might not be enough.”The Guardian / Jasper JacksonU.K. men’s magazines FHM and Zoo are suspending publication →The publisher Bauer Media did not provide an explanation for the decision to cease publishing the titles, but hinted at the cause by saying “men’s media habits have continually moved towards mobile and social.”Digiday / Lucia MosesHow Breaking News is trying to win the lock screen →Breaking News cofounder Cory Bergman “believes [Facebook] Notify can give Breaking News branding benefits, more share of the lock screen and show it’s faster than other publishers when news breaks, and provide a way to learn as the lock screen gains usage.”Digiday / Jessica DaviesThe Guardian hints at next steps for combatting ad blocking →“The aim is to provide an alternative to the approaches taken so far by various publishers, which give people two options: pay up or put up with the ads in their current form. The Guardian is trying a third way that ‘puts the user in control,’ according to the publisher’s global revenue director Tim Gentry.”Live Mint / Nandita MathurFacebook launches Instant Articles on Android in India →“The five publishers are India Today, The Quint, Aaj Tak, Hindustan Times and The Indian Express. The five represent a cross-section of publishers and will allow Facebook to monitor how different types of content is being consumed in the Indian market. Facebook will open the platform to other publishers early next year. Instant Articles content will appear within the news feed itself, and needs no app update.” From Fuego Too little too late: The horror of Paris proves the media need to debunk rumours in real time – First Draft News —me​dium.c​om
Bill Simmons Interviews President Obama, GQ’s 2015 Man of the Year —ww​w.gq.c​om
What Americans thought of Jewish refugees on the eve of World War II —ww​w.washingtonpost.c​om
Gamergate Supporters Are Responsible for the Terrorist Photoshopping of Journalist Veerender Jubbal | VICE | United Kingdom —ww​w.vice.c​om
You Won’t Live to See the Final Star Wars Movie —ww​w.wired.c​om
Fuego is our heat-seeking Twitter bot, tracking the stories the future-of-journalism crowd is talking about most. Usually those are about journalism and technology, although sometimes they get distracted by politics, sports, or GIFs. (No humans were involved in this listing, and linking is not endorsing.) Check out Fuego on the web to get up-to-the-minute news.

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