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Facebook releases an update on its project to combat fake news and support journalists

More than six months after announcing a project to combat fake news, Facebook released an update today. The Facebook Journalism Project — a three-pronged approach aimed at providing training, products and tools for journalists and news consumers — was created as a way to solidify relationships with media organizations, which often hold contradictory feelings about the social network. One key part of … Read More
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This new Facebook analytics tool lets publishers compare their mobile and Instant Articles traffic

Editor's note: This article has been updated with a comment from The Atlantic. Facebook today released a new developer's tool for publishers to see how their stories are doing on the social media platform. The analytics tool, which is located under the "Publishing Tools" tab on Facebook pages, allows news outlets to compare the traffic of their regular mobile articles with … Read More
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BuzzFeed's new audio morning briefing was made for Amazon Alexa

Instead of waking up and checking their phones for the latest push notifications, newsletters or podcast episodes, BuzzFeed's audience can now just ask for the morning's top news. The digital news organization launched a new morning briefing Wednesday that was made for smart speakers with hands-free voice services, such as the Amazon Echo. The briefing, titled Reporting to You, is typically a two- … Read More
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Quartz is using vertical video to make its long-form journalism mobile-first

Vertical video and native ads with artificial intelligence would have sounded like science fiction only five years ago. Today, they're both part of Quartz's latest project. On Tuesday, the digital business news site launched an ambitious new project in its Machines with Brains "obsession," a content vertical focusing on the development and application of AI. While very much in keeping with Quartz's brand, the package … Read More
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This SB Nation story has everything: Robots, football and 2.3 million pageviews

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the latest audience numbers from SB Nation. It starts with a long paragraph containing only one sentence — "Something is terribly wrong." — and by the time you finish reading it, you're more confused than when you started. But that's the point of SB Nation's latest subversive experiment. The project, titled "17776" (that's nearly … Read More
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Mobile users may be as valuable to advertisers as desktop, Facebook results suggest

Cory Bergman, general manager of NBC's Breaking News mobile startup, published a blog post the other day with a provocative headline: "The Surprising Value of a Mobile User." That familiar truism about trading print dollars for digital dimes, then for mobile pennies may no longer be true if it ever was, Bergman (a former member of Poynter's National Advisory … Read More
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Publishers' 'mobile gap' with revenues painfully persists

The Wall Street Journal The mobile conundrum persists with traditional and online publishers: nice audience growth, sluggish revenues. "News and information outlets ranging from the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to Business Insider and About.com all can point to rapid growth in mobile usage," The Wall Street Journal writes Monday. "Time spent on publishers’ mobile offerings … Read More
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Poynter will host a Mobile News Summit at Columbia Journalism School

On Monday, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies announced a Mobile News Summit on September 13 and 14 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. The event features 100 journalists and leaders from several organizations. According to a press release, journalists can apply to attend the event: Participation is by invitation only and will be … Read More
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The rise of the mobile editor

As the number of mobile readers climbs over 50 percent for many newspapers, it is logical that we would infuse mobile thinking throughout the newsroom. Read More
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Pew Report: News consumers are increasingly using smartphones

A report from the Pew Research Center released Wednesday shows that smartphone ownership has nearly doubled in recent years as more Americans have come to depend on the devices for access to information about news events. The report is another thread in the ongoing narrative of the growing importance of mobile devices to the news industry, as readers — and news … Read More
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Video: Dave Cohn discusses mobile strategies for smaller news organizations

Dave Cohn, Former Chief Content Officer for Circa and current Executive Producer at Al Jazeera’s new mobile-centric AJ+ venture, discusses ways smaller journalism organizations can deliver their content to a mobile audience. He talks about the "wide push" to get content out in editions and suggests coming up with a strategy to take advantage third-party apps, like Twitter. Read More
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