Quartz editor: Traditional news web pages are "a real dead-end for readers"

by IJNet
Jan 17, 2014 in Multimedia Journalism

The death of the web page, a new video venture for NBC News, affordable e-books on journalism, and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.

Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:

404 error: the web page is dying

The web page, largely a hangover from the world of print media, suddenly seems outdated and archaic in a digital world. The traditional news web page "has become what felt like a real dead-end for readers,” explained Quartz editor-in-chief Kevin Delaney. (Digiday, 1/9)

NBC’s news unit teams with video start-up NowThis News

Broadcasting executives realize that viewers increasingly get their news by glancing on their smartphones instead of spending a half-hour in front of the television. Reacting to that shift, NBC’s news division has invested in a company that will help it produce short videos as brief as six seconds. (New York Times, 1/12)

MediaShift e-books on online privacy, global free speech in the digital age, self-publishing books and more

MediaShift and PBS are releasing a new line of e-books (and print-on-demand books) based on content from the MediaShift network of sites. The content is based on insightful stories from MediaShift, updated and expanded for reading on your favorite e-reader or tablet device. (MediaShift)

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