This Week in #Journalism: Could Matter Accelerate Collaborative Journalism?


This week collaboration is king, LinkedIn launches paid content and Matter accelerates media startups.  Could Matter accelerate collaboration?

“Collaboration is more than just a buzzword.  It could be one of the pillars that keeps investigative journalism standing.”  “The traditional walls that once stood between media organizations are crumbling. Sure there is still competition in local markets and some scoops too good to share, but in many cases we no longer hoard ideas, sources and institutional knowledge. Collaboration is the new reality.”  “As news organizations trim budgets and staff, these investigations are simply not going to get done any other way.”

“The goal [of NewsPad] is to make it easy for a group of people to work together to tell one story — whether that’s a local protest or a future-of-news conference.”

“Matter invests in media startups, giving them $50,000 and five months to work on their products. As CEO Corey Ford said, it’s an attempt to figure out what new media will look like.”

“LinkedIn has been behaving like a business publisher recently, as a way to become a go-to source for professional content and bolster its core recruiting business. The launch of sponsored content fits with this broad direction.”

“Click the “tweet” button on a story from Slate’s website and, rather than tweeting the story’s original headline, the site tweets out a much more Twitter-friendly headline.”

“With the launch of a web version, Flipboard highlights how far it has evolved from its early days as a standalone app, and how it is both a partner and a potential competitor for content companies.”

“In 2012, 82% of Hispanic adults said they got at least some of their news in English, up from 78% who said the same in 2006. By contrast, the share who get at least some of their news in Spanish has declined, to 68% in 2012 from 78% in 2006.”


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