Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
How Al Jazeera's AJ+ aims to engage millennials
Al Jazeera has launched AJ+, a global news platform aimed at engaging viewers between 18 and 34 years old. Following in-depth research into how the millennial generation consumes news, the new platform will focus on "engagement, platform and editorial," explained Riyaad Minty, lead of engagement at AJ+. (Journalism.co.uk, 9/15)
Serious reporting thriving on the Internet, despite predictions
For a while there, it looked like the bad guys were going to win, the ones who practiced the dark arts of aggregation, who search-engine-optimized headlines as if splicing genes, who turned human catastrophes into GIFs, who inundated the Internet with cat memes and Joe Biden-Duck Dynasty mashups and 36 maps that explain the whole bloody arc of human history and also tell you where to buy your doughnuts. (Newsweek, 9/15)
AT&T’s fascinating third-way proposal on net neutrality
Imagine an Internet with fast lanes that you - not your cable company - controlled. That's what AT&T is proposing to the Federal Communications Commission in an attempt to bridge the gap between regulation-wary industry groups and net neutrality advocates who want strong government protections for the open Internet. (Washington Post, 9/15)
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