Today we launched our most recent multimedia interactive to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the first world war. It’s a summary of the war, but with a global twist: stories from the outbreak of war to its aftermath are told through the voices of 10 historians from 10 different countries.
Earlier this week, one of my business-beat colleagues got assigned to recap the quarterly earnings of Alcoa, the giant metals company, for the Associated Press.
When Neetzan Zimmerman, the king of viral content at Gawker Media, left to join the anonymous-sharing app Whisper, I have to confess that I wasn’t really that interested — at least from a journalistic point of view.
Social media has changed the way news organisations deliver their stories to the reader, but with networks like Twitter and Facebook an article must compete with the growing buzz of digital conversation.
If you had followed BBC News India on WhatsApp on May 16, the day election results were announced after over a month of voting, you would have seen news updates in a variety of formats.
At Macworld 2001, Steve Jobs famously introduced the “digital hub” strategy for the Mac, making it the device where all of the single-purpose gadgets for things like recording movies or playing music would be managed.
Neetzan Zimmerman was once heralded as the Internet’s foremost viral-traffic whisperer; a one-man traffic generating machine who — by gaming Facebook and appealing to people’s primal sensibilities — accounted for more than 30 million pageviews a month last fall, approximately half of Gawker Media’s total traffic at that time.
The use of mobile devices to access sports content has doubled among sports fans since 2011.
Publishers tend to focus their social media strategies around the twin titans of Facebook and Twitter. But perhaps they are ignoring WhatsApp at their own peril.
Evan Williams is at it again. He's working on Medium, an amorphous-sounding company that could be one more curio of the Internet age or might end up taking over the world.
On Sunday morning, before I got out of bed, I started reading a story from The New York Times on my phone. I found it via Twitter, naturally, and enjoyed Freda Moon’s account of a journey from Chicago to New Orleans aboard a vintage Pullman sleeper car.
Publishers all over are clamoring to produce more online video these days, and The Financial Times is no exception.
There are all kinds of experiments going on in digital media, from crowdfunding projects like Beacon Reader to mobile-first apps like Circa, but one of the most consistently experimental sites around is Quartz, the business-news site that Atlantic Media launched last year.