Snap is bringing “dozens” of college newspapers inside Discover, the section of the app reserved for professionally produced videos and news articles from an exclusive list of Snapchat’s publishing partners. Read more at Recode.
Whip out your phone and take a short video. How did you shoot it? Did you hold the phone sideways, to get a horizontal, or landscape, shot? Or did you hold it vertically? Read more at Wired.
The Pew Research Center released findings of an ongoing tracking study showing that two-thirds (67%) of American now get at least some of their news via social media platforms. Read more at MediaPost.
The USA Today Network is taking a page out of Facebook’s playbook by reformatting its digital properties to give users more personalized webpages. Read more at Digiday.
NBC thinks millennials want to get their news from Snapchat. CNN agrees. So on August 21, CNN launched a daily news show exclusively for Snapchat in an effort to get more video in front of more young people. The show,… Read More ›
Reports of the death of the written word are greatly exaggerated. The much-lamented and much-snarked-about phrase “pivot to video” is, if I’m being honest, somewhat warranted — video advertising is becoming central to every digital media company’s revenue model. But… Read More ›
Snapchat is going back to college. The company has asked college newspapers to produce local campus editions for its Discover section this fall semester, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. Read more at Business Insider.
Facebook’s version of television is coming online in mid-August after several false starts. Facebook has commissioned inexpensive, short-form video series from a handful of media partners, and is also funding the creation of higher-end series with running times similar to… Read More ›
Twitter announced today that it is testing Stadium, a new sports network that it plans to debut on its platform this fall. Read more at VentureBeat.