Encryption apps

Are Your Messages Safe? The Basics of Encryption and How Your Favorite Apps Measure Up

Are your messages secure? With data breaches and other scams on the rise, you’ve probably asked yourself this question — whether you’re protecting sensitive information from a confidential source, or just keeping a close eye on your personal account. Earlier this month, journalists swapped warnings about a particularly sneaky Google Doc invite that scammed even the savviest users. More recently,…

Media Insider: Executives Favor Twitter For News, Microsoft-LinkedIn Deal Official, Tinder Creates Podcast Series

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Quartz: Global Executives Study (Quartz) If you were wondering where the world’s smartest, busiest people get their news, look no further. Quartz conducted a survey of 1,357 executives from around the world to find out how they get news,…

Founder of Beme, Casey Neistat

Media Insider: Instagram Still Cloning Snapchat, CNN Buys Beme, Facebook Rolls Out ‘Find Free Wi-Fi’ Feature

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. CNN Buys Casey Neistat’s Beme App, Brings The YouTuber In-House (TechCrunch) CNN just acquired Beme, the social app co-founded by Casey Neistat (pictured above), to supplement its approach to digital media. Beme was initially created as an app to…

digital reporting tools for journalists

5 Sneaky Digital Reporting Tools You Can Use To Find and Create Stories

A man who “put the ‘ah’ in Yahoo and ‘ooh’ in Google,” predicted tech trends would return to those that dominated a decade ago. According to Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, that means podcasting, email newsletters, and blogging are hot. Sreenivasan shared his “sneaky new high-tech reporting tools” at…

Media Insider: Twitter Unveils Message Button, Publishers Mixed on Facebook’s Suggested Videos, and BuzzFeed Upgrades News App

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Twitter Launches Message Button to Make Sharing Tweets Easier (SocialTimes) SocialTimes reports Twitter has updated its iOS and Android app, introducing a new message button that makes it easier for users to share tweets in direct messages. Users now can…

news tools and apps for journalists

8 Must-See Online Tools and Apps For Journalists and Publishers

Fact: Being a journalist isn’t easy. With the immediacy of the news cycle – and brevity many times being championed over deep reporting – reporters are asked to turn around attention-grabbing, consumable stories faster than ever. Luckily, with the advent of chat apps and other newsroom-centered tools, mobile phones can act as a reporter’s Swiss Army knife to…

Media Insider: Writer Salaries, More on Virtual Realty Storytelling, and Other Media News

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. How Do You Tell a Story in Virtual Reality? (Re/code) Last week, we featured a story on virtual reality ethics that started with “Virtual reality journalism is with us to stay.” This statement is quickly showing its validity as this new and exciting tool becomes…