Tag: quartz

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Must Reads is MediaShift’s daily curation of the big stories about media and technology from across the web. Sign up here to get these delivered right to your inbox. 1. Investor Jitters Take a Bite Out of Big Media (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. With Quartz’s App, You Don’t Read the News. You Chat […] more »

by Aleszu Bajak

“Your last glorious run of green lights was no accident.” That’s how Quartz, a digital news outlet, opened a story detailing how Siemens is using data to reduce congestion and improve traffic patterns. The piece contains 600 well-written words, two Quartz-style charts and one interview with a Siemens sales manager. Prominently displayed at the top, bottom and on every […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Atlantic Media in Talks to Sell Quartz (James Fontanella-Khan & Shannon Pareil / Financial Times) 2. Kickstarter Hires Reporter to Probe Startup that Collapsed after Raising $3.4M (Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica) 3. NFL Media Czar Suggests Thursday Night Football Won’t Move Online (Eric Johnson / Re/code) 4. Beloved Parenting Podcast ‘Longest Shortest Time’ […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quartz to open source two mapping tools (Caroline Scott / Journalism.co.uk) 2. Facebook mulls ad changes for Instant Articles after publisher pushback (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. Will New York Times’ “The Displaced” kick off mass adoption of VR? (Madeline Welsh / Nieman Lab) 4. Hot Pod: What does the future of […] more »

by Katie Steiner

“The home page is dead.” We’ve heard that phrase a lot the last couple years, especially after it was reported that traffic to the New York Times’ home page had decreased by more than 50 percent over two years. In his response, Vox’s Ezra Klein said that the home page wasn’t dead, but it was […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Verizon completes its acquisition of AOL for $4.4 billion (Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch) 2. The Internet that was (and still could be) (David Weinberger / The Atlantic) 3. Quartz introduces Atlas, a search engine for its charts (Dino Grandoni / New York Times) 4. The Washington Post built a social network for its freelancers […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The news about new digital-news sites? It’s tough going (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 2. Gawker’s moment of truth (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. Making black lives matter in the news (Susan Smith Richardson / Nieman Reports) 4. The New York Times wisely blocks staff from viewing its desktop homepage (Nate Swanner […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Quartz is trying to make its articles stickier on smartphones (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. The New York Times, Vice News slam Obama administration over FOIA delays (Ben Geman / National Journal) 3. Yahoo wins rights to live-stream an NFL game this September (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 4. Tired of waiting for […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 78th class of Nieman Fellows announced (via Nieman Foundation) 2. With Facebook’s Instant Articles, publishers may find 70 cents is better than a dollar (Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal) 3. As podcast revenues climb, NPR board questions effect on radio sales (Ben Mook / Current) 4. The path ahead for Quartz, the business […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Vice News sparks debate on engaging younger viewers (Mark Sweney / The Guardian) 2. Publishers: Ditch your apps; focus on mobile web (John McDermott / Digiday) 3. New York Times’s digital subscription growth story may be ending (Edmund Lee / Re/code) 4. Quartz has a new look—and for the first time, a homepage (Zachary […] more »