Telling ‘Stories’ on Social Media

For journalists and news organizations, social media can be irksome. The platforms are in constant flux: an updated algorithm or a new product can appear out of nowhere, suddenly upending a carefully-crafted social media strategy. One feature, however, seems here to stay (at least for now): the “Story” format. It began on Snapchat, but Facebook ++++++++>

Watch industry leaders from The Guardian, Buzzfeed and Vox Media discuss the future of news product design

Last Thursday, Journalism + Design and the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at CUNY hosted “The Hunt for News Products of the Future,” an evening of conversation Aron Pilhofer, Interim Chief Digital Officer at The Guardian, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Managing Editor for Mobile News at Buzzfeed, and Trei Brundrett, Chief Product Officer for Vox Media.  The ++++++++>

Why it might not matter if no one reads your website

The homepage, as NowThis recently declared, is officially “dated.” But just like real newsrooms, the New School Free Press editorial team was still struggling to adjust to digital media’s rapid paradigm shifts. It was only this year that the staff decided to ditch its print publication and go entirely digital. Their first instinct: create a new, state-of-the-art website on which to publish their content ++++++++>