Photo Credit: smallbiztrends.com While reading a Fast Company interview with Buzzfeed’s publisher, Dao Nguyen , a part that stood out to me was how she created her first article that went viral. The article titled “27 sings you were raised by immigrant parents was able to rack up an astounding 2 million views. According to the interview, she… Continue reading The Art of Going Viral
Numbers from recent research done by the Pew Research Center show that Reddit is gaining steam as a new way people take in their news. While the study shows that only 9% of Americans use the site, 8 out of 10 those who do reported that they get their news from the platform. With Reddit’s success coming… Continue reading A New Way to Present the News
A New York Times article about Ezra Klein’s decision to leave his high-profile position at The Washington Post to start his own website got me thinking about the future of content distribution in media. In the article Klein said he feels that the conventions of newspaper print journalism — with its commitment to incremental daily coverage — were reflected… Continue reading What Sets Vox’s Content Management System Above The Rest?
The New Republic, a once successful liberal publication that has been around for over 100 years, is finally starting to reach its demise. According to Vox, the downfall began when Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes decided to buy the publication on March 9, 2012, and transition it to a digital media company, something that was not… Continue reading The Downfall of The New Republic
Lauren Hazard Owen of the Neiman Lab pointed out that the Boston Globe released a new app that constantly updated the results of the Iowa caucus. With an audience craving constant updates, the app was ingenuously designed to refresh every 15 seconds, updating both the GOP and democratic sides of the race. The constantly updated results… Continue reading The Boston Globe has Built a Creative App to Keep Voters Updated
With popular streaming services such as Spotify and Google Play getting into the podcast business, it appears that the form of audio media is as popular as ever. While it has not been formally announced, a deleted Bill Simmons tweet indicated that Google play’s service will soon launch, carrying his popular “BSPN” podcast. This is exciting… Continue reading Podcasts Continue Trend of Steady Growth
In a recent Fast Company article, “The Biggest Challenges Facing the News Industry in 2016,” several expert journalists voiced their opinions on the future of the news industry. To me, the most interesting opinion based on putting increased effort into virtual reality, came from USC Journalism professor Robert Hernandez. Hernandez caught me off-guard stating, “In… Continue reading With Virtual Reality Gaining Steam, News Outlets Must Adapt