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The Day in Digital: Inside the New York Times CMS and the impending Amazon phone

Content management systems are so in this season. Luke Vnenchak has a fascinating look inside Scoop, The New York Times’s “homegrown digital and (soon-to-be) print CMS.”

Jeff Bezos is expected to announce an Amazon smartphone today. How can the company compete with Apple, Android and Samsung? Quartz’s Dan Frommer has some thoughts on the strategy.

The Atlantic’s in good shape, for lots of reasons. Here’s another one, from a Jeff Sonderman tweet during American Press Institute’s summit on video:

Media critics weren’t critical enough of Aaron Kushner’s print-centric strategy at the Orange County Register, Clay Shirky writes, helping to poison the minds of young people who need to understand that print is in a death spiral from which it can’t recover.… Read more

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Social media roundup: Gawker, USA Today, LA Times open up with tips and insights

Automated tweets get less engagement than handcrafted ones, WhatsApp is making inroads at a USA Today sports site, and sometimes all you can do when a years-old piece takes off on Facebook is shrug.

It’s been a good week for gleaning insights from media outlets, which seem increasingly willing to share which social strategies are working for them. Here’s a rundown of recent social media news you might have missed:

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Los Angeles Times social media editor Stacey Leasca shared some tips on Twitter’s media blog this week.

Among her insights was the fact that moving from RSS tweets improved engagement. It’s no surprise that a human touch makes a difference, but it’s interesting to see how much the change seems to have increased the rate at which the newspaper’s accounts are gaining new followers:

A perfect example of this is, again, @LANow.

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Commenters hate HuffPost’s new Facebook-only commenting system

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The Huffington Post’s U.S. site and mobile apps will shift to using only Facebook comments starting Monday at noon, HuffPost CTO Otto Toth announced.

“This is far from an an end to conversation; it’s the start of conversation where you want to have it — and where you’ve been having it already,” he wrote.

Readers are having a Facebook conversation under Toth’s post, but many of them claim it’s the last one they’ll have before abandoning the site. The most-liked comment: “Now deleting my account, which I’ve used since 2011. If I wanted this integrated with Facebook, that’s how I would have logged in. Thanks for the memories.”… Read more

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How Muck Rack’s social media tool lets journalists track content sharing

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Here’s a handy social media tool you might not be aware of: Muck Rack’s Who Shared My Link feature. Simply paste any link, and it shows you how many times it was shared on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. There’s even a button for your bookmarks bar so you can instantly see social shares for whatever page you’re on.

Sara Morrison wrote about the feature last year for CJR. As Muck Rack CEO Gregory Galant told her: “Since pageviews are known only to the publishers, who usually embellish the numbers before releasing them, ‘shares’ is one of the few metrics that are public and equal across the Web.”

Muck Rack announced on Tuesday that it added the ability to generate PDF summaries of how a link performed on social media (you have to be a Muck Rack Pro member or a verified journalist to access the PDF reports — and a list of Muck Rack users who shared your link).… Read more

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Newspapers are ‘hollowed out’ and ‘VICE is the savior of news,’ says guy from Facebook

Facebook’s Mike Hudack published a rant “about the state of the media” on his page Thursday. Some choice moments:

  • CNN is “the network of kidnapped white girls.”
  • “Our nation’s newspapers have, with the exception of The New York Times, Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal been almost entirely hollowed out. They are ghosts in a shell.”
  • “Meet the Press” has “become a joke since David Gregory took over.”
  • Vice: “In between the salacious articles about Atlanta strip clubs we get the occasional real reporting from North Korea or Donetsk.” Vice “is so gonzo that it’s willing to do real journalism in actually dangerous areas! VICE is the savior of news!”
  • “The great Ezra Klein” and Vox: “Personally I hoped that we would find a new home for serious journalism in a format that felt Internet-native and natural to people who grew up interacting with screens instead of interacting with screens from couches with bags of popcorn and a beer to keep their hands busy.” But “instead they write stupid stories about how you should wash your jeans instead of freezing them.
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Readers expect humor on Facebook, says author of Dallas paper’s funny weather posts

Dallas Morning News Digital Communities Manager Michael Landauer doesn’t run the organization’s Facebook page — Christy Robinson, who he said has quadrupled the page’s likes, is mostly tasked with that. Landauer does, however, write funny takes on the weather for the Morning News’ page, one of which got a bit of attention last week.

The Morning News pushes out weather posts late at night so people have the most accurate information for the following morning. Landauer used to be on the Morning News’ editorial board and said he was “looking for a creative outlet” when he volunteered for weather duty. He began peppering his posts with comments like “Today’s a good day to wear pants” or asking people to observe a moment of silence for Charlie Chaplin’s birthday, he said in a phone call with Poynter.… Read more

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Report: readers more loyal to large news sites

The latest report by analytics firm Parse.ly indicates large news sites see a greater percentage of visitors return within 30 days than small news sites do.

That finding runs counter to the company’s internal hypothesis that niche sites would have higher return rates, the company said in an email. Sites with more than 10 million monthly visitors saw a 16 percent return rate, while sites with fewer than 1 million monthly visitors saw a 9 percent return rate.

The company’s March sample included 500 million visitors and over 2 billion page views. Across Parse.ly’s entire network, an average of 11 percent of visitors returned to a site within 30 days.

Last month, Poynter wrote about Chartbeat and New York magazine’s effort to track what converts one-time visitors into loyal, returning readers.… Read more

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How to make the most of sharing images on Facebook and Twitter

Twitter introduced inline image previews last October amid cries that the platform was becoming too much like Facebook. But the change had big implications for news organizations looking to increase engagement and get more readers to share their content.

Tweets with images get a 35 percent bump in retweets, on average, for verified accounts, according to Twitter. Another study indicates images uploaded directly to Twitter — and receiving a pic.twitter.com url — see 94 percent more engagement than other photo links do. That’s likely because Twitter allows inline image previews for those images, but not for other services like Instagram.

And it’s surely no coincidence that the two most-retweeted tweets ever have included photos:

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Facebook and Storyful launch new ‘newswire’ for journalists

Facebook and the social media news agency Storyful Thursday announced the launch of FB Newswire, a site that the social networking giant hopes “will make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook in the media they produce.” Storyful will provide verified content on the service.

“More and more we are looking for ways to make our content more accessible to journalists,” Andy Mitchell, Facebook’s director of news and global media partnerships, said in a phone call with Poynter. The company has been “driving a lot of referrals to news partners,” Mitchell said. “It felt like we were a positive member of the ecosystem.” The company recently hired Liz Heron from The Wall Street Journal to facilitate partnerships between Facebook and news organizations.… Read more

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App use dominates mobile browser use, but what does that mean for news content?

The latest report from Flurry shows mobile users are spending the vast majority of their time with mobile apps, not with mobile Web browsers. So far in 2014, iOS and Android users have spent 86 percent of time with their devices using apps, up from 80 percent in 2013.… Read more

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