Popular social media news site Mashable has entered a syndication deal with Metro International, which will see posts from the site featured in print.

Selected posts will feature in Thursday editions of Metro in the US as part of an arrangement that began in late March, Sharon Feder, managing editor of Mashable, told Journalism.co.uk.

Founded in July 2005, the site says it records more than 15 million monthly pageviews and its articles are shared by hundreds of readers on social networks, in particular Twitter and Facebook.

"Overall, we thought this could be a terrific opportunity to provide Metro readers with useful information relating to social media, as well as a great way to introduce Mashable to a new audience," said Feder.

Mashable is not currently syndicated by any other print titles, but Metro's appeal to commuters is a good fit for Mashable's posts, said Feder.

"I think a lot of the content we're publishing is just as relevant to readers in print as it is on the web. In terms of reader demand, I don't think this demonstrates a large scale change, I believe readers want a diversity of content, whether it's long form magazine journalism or quick, easily digestible blog posts. In this case, I feel Mashable's quick posts are a natural fit for busy commuters looking to consume valuable information in small bites," she said.

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