What publishers around the world learned by sharing their climate change coverage with each other: The latest from Nieman Lab

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

What publishers around the world learned by sharing their climate change coverage with each other

For the better part of this year, news organizations in the Climate Publishers Network have been republishing each other’s climate change stories in order to expand their coverage of the issue. By Shan Wang.

Hot Pod: Is “Why doesn’t audio go viral?” the wrong question to ask?

“What Rolltape represents to me is an attempt to carve out a whole new digital space that requests a completely different kind of social interaction: sincerely, thoughtfully, slowly.” By Nicholas Quah.
Dutch news site De Correspondent has signed up 40,000 paid members What We’re ReadingThe Washington Post / Bill WalshThe Washington Post will now use “email” and “websites” instead of “e-mail” and “Web sites” →“We’re acknowledging the inevitable, and no doubt removing some distractions for younger readers, readers who weren’t alive when e-mail and mike were the predominant spellings.”Poynter / James WarrenAn “overwhelming majority” of editorial staffers signed up to unionize at The Huffington Post →“A union is a practical way to both preserve what’s working and advocate for necessary changes.”Smashdig / Adam JönssonHow Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter uses Twitter to give refugees a voice →“It’s important that the refugees’ stories reach out to where our readers consume news, which to a growing extent is on social media.”CNNMoney / Tom Kludt The Huffington Post is the biggest digital newsroom yet to seek union recognition →“…an “overwhelming majority” of the 350 editorial staffers at the Huffington Post and HuffPost Live, the website’s live streaming network, signed union cards.”The Verge / Russell BrandomWhatsApp is blocking links to a competing messenger app →The chat app was blocking any links to Telegram.me, a rival chat app that grew popular in the wake of earlier WhatsApp outages. The URLs still appeared as messages, but they did not register as hyperlinks and users were blocked from copying them to paste into another app.FacebookFacebook launches Instant Articles in Latin America →Around 40 publishers are participating, including Telemundo, La Nación, and Azteca.MediaPost / Sarah MahoneyOn Cyber Monday, 44% of online retailers’ traffic and 27% of sales were on mobile devices →Remember when “Cyber Monday” was a thing because people got to use their broadband connections at work to order things?CBC News / Brodie FenlonCanada’s CBC News is temporarily suspending comments on its stories about indigenous people →“We hope to reopen them in mid-January after we’ve had some time to review how these comments are moderated and to provide more detailed guidance to our moderators.” Journalism.co.uk / Caroline ScottFive key research findings about young online audiences from BBC World Service →“The study took place six months ago and included qualitative, quantitative and desk research across several countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America.”Quartz / Dan FrommerHalf a year later, the Apple Watch feels like a stalled platform →Good for notifications, texting, and fitness, but not much evolution since launch.Digiday / Garett SloaneSnapchat now lets publishers deep-link to their Discover content →But you can’t see the content without having Snapchat: “When the links appear on desktop computers, they will open QR codes that takes people to Snapchat on their phones. If they don’t have Snapchat, it takes them to a download page to get the app.”CNNMoney / Brian StelterA Q&A with Apple’s Eddy Cue on Apple News →Employing journalists directly is “not in our plans at all.”The News & Observer / Craig Jarvis“I think it’s an interesting time to start a newspaper” →Though perhaps only in the “May you live in interesting times” sense. From Fuego Leaving the Mac App Store —bl​og.sketchapp.c​om
The CEO Paying Everyone $70,000 Salaries Has Something to Hide —ww​w.bloomberg.c​om
Editor & Publisher ® —ww​w.editorandpublisher.c​om
Garry McCarthy out as Chicago Police Department superintendent —ww​w.chicagotribune.c​om
How The Washington Post leapfrogged The New York Times in Web traffic – Digiday —di​giday.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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