Al Jazeera’s AJ+ venture has landed a bit of a coup by hiring Circa’s Chief Content Officer David Cohn to lead its audience engagement team.
Quartz, the business-news site from Atlantic Media, is experimenting with a new way of navigating the news that is powered by blog pioneer Dave Winer’s outlining software called Fargo, which allows readers to expand and collapse individual points
Among a host of apps and services that are designed to give readers a short take on breaking news that they can read on a mobile device, Circa says it is different because its short news updates are essentially building a long-form news story over time
It’s easy to get demoralized by all of the upheaval and chaos in the media sphere, but there are plenty of reasons for optimism about both media in general and journalism, and here are six of the ones I find most interesting.
Circa, a mobile news provider co-founded by Cheezburger Network CEO Ben Huh, is launching real-time breaking news alerts — and is also working on customized news updates that could be sent to specific users based on their interests.
Despite the fact that they are in financial distress — or perhaps because of that distress — both the Boston Globe and the Washington Post are experimenting with some interesting new formats for finding and displaying the news.
Circa, the mobile app that breaks the news down into bite-sized pieces, has added a new feature to the web version of its content that allows readers to click and “follow” a story the same way they can with the app — although editor-in-chief Anthony De Rosa noted that doing this only alerts you to an update if you also have the app. A fully web-native version of the alert system is coming soon, De Rosa said, and so is an Android version of the app.
Instead of trying to fit everything into a traditional story, Circa looks at facts as “objects” which can then be stacked together in whatever order is necessary — creating a much more efficient way of delivering the news.
The FT just launched a rapid-fire news service that consists of 100-250 word stories. The idea is to offer punchy news and analysis — and ensure readers don’t have to stray from the FT for their business news.
Circa, the San Francisco-based startup that creates news summaries for mobile users, says it has hired Thomson Reuters social-media editor Anthony De Rosa as its new editor-in-chief to expand its journalistic reach.