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JOUR 48000: Mobile &Social Media Journalism

News Labs

Journalism & Writing Platforms

  • Apple News + (formerly Texture)
  • CreateSpace Self Publishing and free distribution for books, music, and film. Now via
  • News service that facilitates the purchasing of news articles from journalists (a la carte).  
  • Flipboard Content discovery and sharing tool. 
  • Longreads Journalism site that posts the best longform articles from newspapers and magazines. On Twitter: @Longreads
  • Media Cloud Data tool from the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard that visualizes the flow of the media.
  • MediaNews Group MediaNews Group is a leader in local, multi-platform news and information, distinguished by its award-winning, original content and high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets
  • Medium Online site for long form essays.
  • MyPress+  Lifestyle news
  • NewsCred License and curates articles, photos and video for newspapers and magazines.
  • MIT Center for Civic Media: Projects Tools that can be used for media analysis.
  • Patch  "We’re a community-specific news and information platform dedicated to providing comprehensive and trusted local coverage for individual towns and communities."  
  • Patreon  "Patreon powers membership businesses for creators by giving them the tools they need to acquire, manage, and energize their paying patrons"
  • Pocket Allows readers to save articles, videos, or websites in one place to read later. Works with mobile devices.
  • Quora Platform where users can post questions and receive answers.
  • Scitable by Nature Publishing Group - focuses on genetics.
  • Scribd "Scribd is the world’s largest social reading and publishing company."
  • Storyful A social media based news agency.
  • Substack  A place for independent writing
  • Storybird Global community of readers, writers and artists who can make, read and share visual stories.
  • Underlined  Reading & writing site for young adults.  Part of Penguin Random House.
  • Wetpaint "custom-tailored for young women who love TV and fashion"
  • Webbitz  "Watch video summaries of the news you want" This is an app.
  • Wordpress   Create a website
  • Zinio Digital Magazines Zinio calls itself, "the world's largest newsstand and bookstore."  Magazines can be purchased and read online.

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