The Facebook Paper, an iOS app launching Feb. 3, wants to reimagine the way we read news(papers); http://eicker.at/FacebookPaper
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FB: “Facebook Paper, explore and share stories from friends and the world around you. Available February 3. – Browse your Paper with simple, natural movements. Stories appear fullscreen and distraction free. Tilt to explore vivid high-resolution photos. Tell visual stories with gorgeous photo albums. Immerse yourself in videos that come to life and fill the screen. Unfold stories and news from the world’s best sources. Choose from sections about a range of themes and interests. Drag in your favorite sections to make Paper your own. Browse through sections to see what catches your eye. Each section includes photos, videos, articles, essays and other insights. Share your stories with friends and the world. Beautiful storytelling from friends and the world. Available in the US February 3 on the App Store.”
RW: “Facebook “Paper” App Attempts To Reimagine How You Read The News – Paper is not a launcher. It is an app, on iOS but not yet Android. It is attractive and makes Facebook more pleasant to read and to share. Whether it will be a hit is anyone’s guess. The app economy has no shortage of news apps available, from Flipboard to Zite, News360, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and so forth. Facebook may find it difficult to dislodge the incumbents in the news app space.”
TC: “Facebook Announces Paper, A Curated Visual News Reader Launching Feb. 3 On iOS. – If Paper succeeds, it could get more people sharing publicly. Who wouldn’t want the chance to be surfaced in Paper and accrue legions of Likes and new followers? This incentive could sway content creators from ditching Facebook for Twitter, and is just one more way the social network is trying to steal thunder from the micro-blogging service. – The web’s a big place, but Paper could use big data and big-brained editors to make it feel small enough to comprehend, just a like a newspaper.”
TC: “Facebook’s New “Creative Labs” Lets The 6,000-Employee Giant Move Fast Like A Startup – It might not be as sexy as Google X with its self-driving cars and smart contact lens moonshots, but Facebook Creative Labs could make its employees feel like they’re the ones in a Harvard dorm room doing it the Hacker Way.”
GO: “Facebook heard you like newspapers, so it decided to make a newspaper app out of your Facebook – Of course, not every standalone app that Facebook launches is a success – after all, it tried to get users interested in Poke, an app that was designed to compete with the viral success of Snapchat, but went down in flames. The multimillion-dollar question is whether Paper will be something that people want to spend more time with, or whether it will just feel like a tabloid stapled together from items they’ve already seen in their news feed, or a pale imitation of Flipboard.”
VB: “Facebook to launch standalone news app ‘Paper’ – It seems almost like Facebook, in realizing the potential of its news feed, set out to create an app that would replace the morning and evening ritual of reading the local newspaper.”
AF: “Facebook To Debut Paper App For IPhone Feb. 3 – Re/code reported earlier this week that Facebook has been hiring contract editors to work on Paper, and those editors are responsible for curating the content that appears in the app’s sections, adding that only content that has already been shared on Facebook by publishers will appear in Paper.”
IF: “Facebook announces Paper – iPhone app available Feb. 3 – Much like Flipboard [or Pinterest], users can also curate “sections,” for categories of news they like and want to read. For instance, a user can have a special section for sports news, or news about a specific topic or country, and Paper will provide stories fit for that interest.”
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While traditional newsrooms have shrunk, however, there are other new players producing content; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
Campaign reporters are acting primarily as megaphones, rather than as investigators; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
Social media news is getting into the traditional media narrative more easily and more often; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
Everyone has become more adept at using digital technology and social media to distribute news; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
31% of readers have deserted a news outlet because it no longer provides the accustomed news; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
The news industry is more undermanned and unprepared to uncover stories, dig deep, or question; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
In local TV sports, weather and traffic now account on average for 40% of the content produced; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
Newsrooms (USA) are below 40,000 full-time professional employees for the first time since 1978; http://eicker.at/NewsMedia2013
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