Topic: Breaking News

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

Elderly white guy on TV would like a word

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…

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

'We are human editors'

Specs Age 37 New gig Editor in chief, mobile news startup Circa Old gig Social media editor, Reuters In one sentence, describe what you’ll be doing at Circa. Lead an editorial team and ensure that…

Deadspin: An Oral History

How an irreverent sports site made the big leagues

It all goes back to Ron Mexico. In 2005, The Smoking Gun broke the story of a legal complaint about a prominent athlete who “knowingly failed to advise” a partner that…

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…