Career Beat: Tom Knudson joins Center for Investigative Reporting

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Tom Knudson is now a senior reporter at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously he was a staff writer at The Sacramento Bee. (Center for Investigative Reporting) Mark Smith will be mobile web editor for The Washington Post. Previously, he was senior manager of social media marketing at … Read More

4 quick Twitter tips from Time, CNN, Mashable and NPR

Four social media experts offered tips from their experiences detecting news, reporting news, publishing news and engaging with audiences at a panel moderated by Twitter's head of news, Vivian Schiller, at the Online News Association conference in Chicago. Here are four of them. How @twitter relates to the journalism world according to the “news compass” presented … Read More

Let's start using clickbait for good

John Herrman's take on the proliferation of "takes" — seemingly every news organization's urge to publish something, no matter how unoriginal, about the hot issue of the day — has of course generated lots of takes on his piece itself. In his post at the Awl, Herrman describes how news outlet after news outlet posted anything they could … Read More

Time.com's bounce rate down 15 percentage points since adopting continuous scroll

Three major news website redesigns this year look very different but have an important feature in common: articles that seamlessly transition to new content, without requiring readers to click or tap headlines and then wait for new pages to load. This "continuous scroll" strategy for news sites' article pages is gaining momentum. It's been adopted by Time.com, NBCNews.com … Read More

Fortune magazine triples amount of online content even as Time Inc. cuts costs

As the newly standalone Time Inc. looks to cut costs by 25 percent and media writers [Bloomberg, The Atlantic, Nieman Lab] outline the magazine publisher's tenuous digital prospects, Fortune and Money have made 31 hires in recent months with one clear editorial strategy in mind: Publish more articles. A lot more. Fortune is tripling the amount … Read More

Time.com website redesign: 'There's a lot of text, and that's intentional'

As Time.com's Managing Editor Edward Felsenthal, and Daniel Bernard, head of product, prepared to preview the newly redesigned Time.com for me, I expected one of two types of popular overhauls: a spacious, minimalist approach a la NPR, or a grid-based explosion of images a la NBC News and Bloomberg View. But Felsenthal and Bernard emphasized neither of … Read More

Time corrects: Pope Francis did not reject church dogma

It's almost, er, time for Time to unveil its Person of the Year. One of the contenders is Pope Francis, who is featured in a slideshow from the magazine: The text above the slide notes, "The first Jesuit Pontiff won hearts and headlines with his common touch and rejection of luxury." But that's not what it initially said, … Read More