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International news translation platform Worldcrunch plans to expand its aggregation efforts in a big way—by enlisting the help of its contributors in finding “crunch" worthy articles from around the world, Nieman Journalism Lab reported.

Founded last year by Jeff Israely and Irène Toporkoff in Paris, Worldcrunch translates 20-30 articles per week written by its international news partners, which include French daily newspaper Le Monde and German daily Die Welt, as we previously reported. The articles, chosen by Worldcrunch’s team of journalists and covering topics such as politics to entertainment, are meant to provide English readers with broader perspectives of international affairs, as well as highlighting the viewpoints of citizens from the countries in question.

Worldcrunch has been touted as an appealing option in the face of reductions in foreign news coverage, as we previously reported. And the trend seems to extend past English-speaking readership: French weekly magazine Courrier International and Italian weekly Internazionale provide similar services for French and Italian readers, respectively.

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Gianna Walton

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2012-04-26 15:33

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With the rapid rise in popularity of the virtual pinboard Pinterest, newsrooms have been experimenting with ways to use the new platform to share their original content, according to Mediabistro’s 10,000 Words blog. Mediabistro examines how The Wall Street Journal and various other news outlets have been using Pinterest as a journalism tool.

The Pinterest platform consists of user-posted “pins,” or added images, which other users can then “like,” comment on, or “repin” to their own Pinterest account, according to the Pinterest website.

“Our goal is to connect everyone in the world through the 'things' they find interesting,” the website said. “With millions of new pins added every week, Pinterest is connecting people all over the world based on shared tastes and interests.”

Popular topics include style, home decorating, cooking and inspirational photos and quotes. Users can also create pinning “boards” focused on a specific topic.

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Gianna Walton

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2012-03-27 14:14

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Open Graph is possibly one of Facebook's most interesting elements, as far as news organisations are concerned. It has allowed the social network to permeate the lives of its users like never before, creating opportunities to share more and more of what they do with friends. It has also allowed media organisations to benefit hugely from this social commerce. The 'frictionless sharing experience' provided by Open Graph, which essentially means sharing without having to click a button, has been enormously beneficial to the media.

If you consume media that is integrated with Open Graph, then it makes it easier for your friends to see what you have been listening to/watching/reading, in the case of news articles. This means that the potential for extra page views through social media referrals soars.

The latest version of Open Graph has now been in use since September of this year, when it was unveiled at the F8 developers conference. Since then, news organisations have been reaping great benefits from social reading apps; for example, Yahoo has drawn 10 million people to its new social integration and increased traffic form Facebook by 600%.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-11-30 14:44

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News today is all about being first; 'real time' is king; users want the latest information in the quickest possible time delivered straight to their mobile device so they are constantly kept abreast of unfolding world events. Right?

Well, yes... and no.

It seems that Facebook is producing something of a Lazarus effect for old news content. Stories that were written more than a decade ago are increasingly becoming viral phenomena thanks to the new 'frictionless sharing' system introduced by the social network in September.

Frictionless sharing means that articles read by Facebook users are automatically shared with friends. This means that if you happen to glance at a story with a sensationalist headline that was published by a site that uses a Facebook app to integrate their content into the network via "open graph", then that sensational headline will appear on all your friends' newsfeeds - many of whom are just as likely to be lured to click on said headline as you were. This process is repeated several times over; and then again; and again. Thus, the article goes viral.

The Guardian and The Independent have both integrated their content into Facebook and this has lead to wide and rapid distribution of their content via the social network.

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Katherine Travers

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2011-11-28 16:45

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