Twitter acquires Scroll

Twitter has acquired Scroll, an ad-free news reader product as it expects to shift the service into a new subscription offering being planned. Scroll works with a few publishers, including BuzzFeed News, the Atlantic and USA Today, offering stories from these publications to paying customers with the stories being ad-free and Scroll sharing a certain […]

Twitter launches ad campaign to help local journalists

Twitter will take out advertisements in 28 newspapers across the U.S., including USA Today and the McClatchy newspapers, in a bid to encourage readers to support local journalism and news outlets. The Cincinnati Enquirer, the Miami Herald, the Detroit Free Press, and the Kansas City Star are among the local papers that will run the […]

Instagram gains popularity as source of news on social media platforms

Instagram is expected to surpass Twitter as a source of general news on social media platforms as its use has doubled since 2018, says Oxford University’s Reuters Institute in its “Digital News Report 2020.” As per the report, Instagram reaches 11 percent of respondents across all age groups, almost as many as those who use […]

BuzzFeed’s Twitter morning show to close operations

Twitter has pulled funding for BuzzFeed’s weekday morning show, “AM to PM,” reports Variety. “After several high-level conversations, Twitter informed us that due to the impact of coronavirus on the business, they can no longer fund ‘AM to DM’ or the new programming initiative we’d planned with them in the near term,” BuzzFeed head of […]

Twitter to donate $1M to two media foundations

Twitter announced that it will be donating $1 million to the Committee to Protect Journalists and to the International Women’s Media Foundation, reports Tech Crunch. The fund amount will be equally divided between the two organizations in an attempt to further their work related to supporting those reporting on COVID-19. Such organizations are continually playing […]

Madati to leave Twitter just after two years

Twitter’s global VP, head of content partnerships, Kay Madati is set to leave the social media network after just two years on the job on Dec. 13. “I have made the difficult and personal decision to move on from this extraordinary and wonderful company,” he wrote. “It has been a fast and furious sprint over […]

Adobe, New York Times Co. and Twitter announce Content Authenticity Initiative

Adobe MAX, Adobe, The New York Times Company and Twitter today announced the Content Authenticity Initiative aimed at developing an industry standard for digital content attribution, according to reports. Adobe, The New York Times Company and Twitter believe that creating a long-term solution is a shared responsibility among creators, technology, and media companies. This will […]

#HerStory by Twitter: highlighting women journalists

Twitter will be starting a new monthly series #HerStory, which will highlight the lives of women journalists. The series will be launched in Washington D.C. In addition, the series would include sit down interviews with USA Today’s Susan Page, American Urban Radio Networks’ April Ryan, PBS’ Yamiche Alcindor, and the Washington Post’s Ashley Parker and […]