Refinery29 doesn’t want to be “CNN for women,” but it’s finding new paths into hard news: The latest from Nieman Lab

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Refinery29 doesn’t want to be “CNN for women,” but it’s finding new paths into hard news

“Our audience gets really engaged when they can attach to a real person.” By Laura Hazard Owen.

Hot Pod: About a year after Serial (and Hot Pod’s launch), what does the future of podcasts look like?

“On the one side, you have podcasts-as-the-future-of-radio, and on the other side, you have podcasts-as-an-extension-of-blogging.” By Nicholas Quah.

How The Washington Post works with its foreign correspondents to report via social media

“We want our correspondents to use the social media platform they’re most comfortable with and that comes the most naturally to them.” By Joseph Lichterman.
What We’re ReadingBoston Business Journal / Craig DouglasJohn Henry’s standalone digital initiatives send a shiver through The Boston Globe →Senior members of the Boston Newspaper Guild say Henry’s recently launched Stat News has far exceeded the initial scope of coverage he first described, encroaching on areas such as politics and health care that are already tracked by core units within the Globe’s newsroom.Bloomberg / Kristen SchweizerSwedish podcasting startup ACast launches in the US →“The Stockholm-based startup, which currently operates in Sweden and the U.K. with 24 million listeners a month, has deals to air content from the Financial Times, Buzzfeed and youth-brand Fusion, Chief Executive Officer Mans Ulvestam said in an interview.”Poynter / Melody KramerHow some people who don’t work in news consume their news →“NPR while driving” seems to be one common thread.WAN-IFRA / Andreas PfeifferPart 2 of WAN-IFRA’s guide to the distributed content landscape →“This second part of an in-depth analysis of key distributed content initiatives focuses on the major players and their core audiences.” (The first part is here.The Guardian / Mark SweneyTwitter hires Storyful founder Mark Little for senior international role →“Little, who sold Dublin-based Storyful to News Corp for £15m in December 2013, left in June after just 18 months saying it’s best to ‘quit while you’re ahead.’ Little will take the role of vice-president of media for Europe and Africa.”Digiday / Lucia MosesThe Verge’s car coverage now drives as much as 30 percent of its traffic →“Launched just seven months ago, the hub — called, simply, Transportation — now drives as much as 30 percent of the site’s traffic. The section that started with borrowed staff now has its own, four-person team, with plans to add two more by next year.” From Fuego Dean David Kurpius Comments on Student’s Coverage of Protest on Carnahan Quad – Missouri School of Journalism —jo​urnalism.missouri.e​du
Here’s The Data That Shows Why Twitter Switched To Hearts From Stars —ww​w.buzzfeed.c​om
How people who don’t work in news consume their news —ww​w.poynter.o​rg
Why journalists have the right to cover the University of Missouri protests —ww​w.cjr.o​rg
Bill O’Reilly makes a mess of history —ww​w.washingtonpost.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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