Media Insider: News Media’s Partisan Divide Evident in Comey Coverage, Snapchat Loses Money, Women Change the Podcast Game

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. THE NEW YORK TIMES | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Comey Firing Provides Bright Dividing Line for Media Coverage FBI Director Comey’s firing was a clear indicator of how America’s political divide is present in news media. According to The New York Times, traditionally right-leaning…

Media Insider: Instagram Hashtags for Every Day of the Week, WhatsApp Clones Snapchat, Blavity Wants to Be the Source for Black Millennials

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. DIGITAL TRENDS | DIGITAL TRENDS STAFF #ThrowBackThursday is Only the Start: Instagram Hashtags for Every Day of the Week In a world where the word “selfie” is part of everyday language, and your filter choice could make or break your Insta engagement, it’s…

Media Insider: Snapchat Launches Universal Search, Facebook De-Emphasizing Live Video To Publishers, Axios Replicates Twitter

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Snapchat Launches Universal Search To Simplify Navigation (TechCrunch) Finding content and conversations most important to you will be much easier with Snapchat’s new universal search feature. The search bar will appear at the top of the app, reports TechCrunch,…

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11 Ways to Captivate Your News Audience With Snapchat Stories

Snapchat is broadening its appeal beyond its original fanatical teen base. The Wall Street Journal reported last week 14 percent of U.S. smartphone users over age 35 now are on Snapchat. With critical mass achieved and a rapidly growing user base of older millennials and above, mainstream adoption now may be firmly cemented. Younger fans of the app likely are…

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Media Insider: Al Jazeera’s Lessons From Snapchat, Bing Launches PubHub, and No Text for Future Facebook?

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Bing News Launches PubHub (Search Engine Land) Bing has launched a new portal named Bing News PubHub, where “publishers can submit their news sites to Bing for consideration of inclusion in Bing News,” reports Search Engine Land. Bing will…

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Media Insider: Publishers Test Branded Content on Snapchat, NYT Steps Up War on Ad Blockers, and Twitter vs. Snapchat: Which Has The Better Future?

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Twitter vs. Snapchat: Which Has The Better Future? (SocialTimes) Metrics like daily active users (DAUs) indicate success in social media. This especially is true if users actively post, engage, share, and generally spend time with your site. According to…

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Media Insider: Pinterest Plots World Domination, Snapchat Daily Video Views Hit 10 Billion, Bloomberg Explores Robot Journalism

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Pinterest’s Plans for World Domination (Business Insider) For a long time, the majority of Pinterest’s users were in the United States. Now, with just over half of its 100 million-plus monthly active users being international, Pinterest recently announced some…

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Media Insider: The Sun Launches on Snapchat Discover, NYT to Cut Jobs, How to Use Pinterest to Connect With Local Audiences

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Bloomberg Radio in Washington Aired Its First Original Program (FishbowlDC) When Bloomberg leased a CBS-owned radio station in Washington and in Baltimore in December to bring Bloomberg Radio to the D.C.-area market, the initial programming mainly was sourced from…

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Snapchat For Journalists: A Beginner’s Guide to Engaging New Audiences in Vertical Video

Snapchat isn’t for child’s play. It’s no longer just for selfies or only young millennials. And it’s not going away anytime soon, says Tim Cigelske, director of social media with Marquette University and associate editor at MediaShift.org. Snapchat recently introduced a slew of changes to become the next go-to messaging app – taking the Facebook platform head-on. It’s meant to be a largely ephemeral…

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Media Insider: Twitter Execs Leaving, Pinterest Ventures into Video Advertising, Hard News Thrives on Facebook

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Twitter’s Exodus: Four Top Execs Leaving (CNN) Twitter is going through some big changes. CNN reports, on top of a plummeting share price and struggles to attract new users, that four Twitter executives are departing: Product chief Kevin Weil,…

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Media Insider: WaPo Reporter in Iran Freed, Al Jazeera America Shutting Down, Snapchat Video Views Rivaling Facebook

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. Plane Leaves Iran with Post Reporter, Other Americans in Swap (The Washington Post) The US and Iran recently moved into a new era of international relations, with a landmark agreement on Iran’s nuclear program that also saw the release…