The Wall Street Journal became the first American newspaper to win a spot on Snapchat’s coveted Discover page, reports Nieman Lab. While British based Daily Mail was the first paper to make it onto the page, WSJ’s appearance as brand number 19 marks a big shift towards a broader demographic on the social network. Interestingly, the paper’s content is not being made available outside the US.
The Wall Street Journal became the nineteenth publisher to have a channel on Snapchat’s U.S. Discover Wednesday. It’s the first U.S. newspaper and first business publication available on the platform (and the second newspaper overall — the U.K.’s Daily Mail is also there).
Soon, all journalism will be carried out by robots — or at least, that was the fear among some journalists when major organizations like the Associated Press turned to automation technology to churn out some of their more rote news stories, like quarterly earnings reports and sports game recaps.
When breaking news can travel the world in seconds, it is important for journalists to have the tools at their disposal to get to work fast. When searching the web, what quicker way is there to have those tools available than directly in the browser window?
Islamic State militants hacked the Facebook account of a female journalist they had executed, reportedly keeping her death a secret for months so they could pose as her to trap her friends and colleagues.
The Charlie Hebdo attack one year ago was part of a long tradition of fundamentalist assaults on artists. Understanding this tragic event is critical to defeating Islamist terror today.
This article is written by Professor Bennoune in her personal capacity.
Two French Islamist gunmen of Algerian descent entered a newspaper office in Paris a year ago today and gunned down a generation of Europe’s greatest political cartoonists – many from an anarchist, anti-racist tradition – along with their co-workers and those protecting them, who also included people of Algerian descent. In case anyone is confused about the politics of this – it was afar right attack on the left.
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