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Modern-Day News App Gets the Most Old-School Pitch You Can Imagine

If there's one thing that says breaking news in the era of social media, it's an old white guy smoking cigarettes on a boxy television. That's the ironic and all-around odd approach takes in the promo video announcing its new site and app design.

Anthony De Rosa on Circa’s Plans to Reinvent the Digital News Article

Deadspin: An Oral History

It all goes back to Ron Mexico.

Fast Chat: Erik Martin on Reddit’s Coverage of the Aurora Theater Massacre

In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting, social news and community site Reddit quickly became a prominent resource for coverage. Well before most awoke on Friday morning, 18-year-old Redditor Morgan Jones had a comprehensive news thread with over 50 updates.