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Zach Seward, senior vice-president of product and executive editor, explained the "conversational interface" behind the Quartz app at the ONA conference in Denver
98 per cent of Yik Yak's users are under 34 years old – but are they interested in serious topics, or just jokes?
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'It's an interesting channel to interact with your audience, particularly useful for when you have a very committed group of people who are interested in a topic'
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'Don’t underestimate millennials. Just because humour and gossip pervade on chat apps doesn’t mean that’s the only thing young people want to engage on'
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Salvador-based regional newspaper Correio used the messaging app's group function to bring its football community together
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The figure was achieved in January 2016, a year after NowThis shut down its website to focus on video distribution for nine social media and messaging platforms
As sourcing information from certain parts of the world is becoming increasingly difficult, social media is key for newsgathering – but there's a risk UGC might not be so readily available soon
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This podcast takes a look back at 2015 to identify the technology and movements that have made an impact on news outlets this year, and explore where they could lead to in the next twelve months
Digital media experts from the BBC, WSJ, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, The Times and The Sunday Times will discuss data storytelling, cross-border investigations, building in-house tools, and more
As more communities embrace private messaging apps, how can media outlets best reach them on these new platforms?
Experts from the Guardian, BBC and The Wall Street Journal explain their approach to WhatsApp, Snapchat, Line and more
BBC, ITV News and NBC News give insights into the challenges of approaching chat apps as legacy broadcasters
The 'peer-to-peer mesh networking' software means users can send messages without an internet connection
The channel will deliver public service information for relief and rescue services to the '3 to 4 million' Nepalese Viber subscribers
Vice and Sky News share their experience on the service so far – it's about the story rather than the format
As Snapchat's Discover service is about to turn one month old, we catch up with two publishers to find out how their channels are going so far
It's been a long time coming, but WhatsApp has finally launched its web service. BBC apps editor Trushar Barot shares some tips for journalists using the platform
Helsingin Sanomat got 3000 WhatsApp subscribers in 2 months. News editor Jussi Pullinen explains what has worked and where to go next
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