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It feels like a double-standard to say that the story "evolved" (a term you use) into its current form. But that any new tweaks would only devolve it.
Certainly there are means of telling news stories now that didn't exist even a few years ago. Let's take the "live blog" as it has come to be called as one obvious example. It's now standard practice. Any news organization that plays in the news space has a "live blog" plan. Is it the traditional inverted pyramid format? No. Has it proven its worth? Certainly (otherwise it wouldn't be so prevalent). I imagine a post on how "live blogs" are pointless/worthless or not of value because we have the inverted pyramid would be tough to write. Live blogs being 1 of many new ways to tell a story.
2 months, 1 week ago on With the new Circa, news follows you
@DanFletcher Dammit. Dana Carvey..... I meant David Spade.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Former Facebook editor launches Beacon, a platform that pays journalists
@DanFletcher Hey Dan. Sorry for the snark. Couldn't help myself ;) (I hear Dana Carvy in my head sometimes). As I've said I am rooting for you. https://twitter.com/danielfletcher/status/380353378464718848
I also believe you will be around MUCH longer than 3 months. What went wrong with Newstilt was not about the market they were setting up to disrupt and more about their approach (from what I could observe at least). There are also several substantive differences between NewsTilt and what you are doing - although I encourage you to check out what they did, along with similar models that have crept up over the years.
I liked it better the first time it launched.... when it was called NewsTilt. http://blog.digidave.org/2010/07/five-lessons-to-learn-from-newstilt
@bgoldberg @clairedwillett face.... meet palm.
5 months, 1 week ago on The “real journalists” need to grow up
@akristofcak @awoodash @ErmannoCece That is actually a very fair response. I do believe there are some stories that are best told in a flowing narrative. Circa isn't really trying to do personal stories - the kind that can move. I think these kinds of stories are VERY important. But I also think sometimes we use narratives when "to the point" can not just suffice - but improve. The question is if we can identify the difference.
1 year, 1 month ago on Circa wants to save journalism by killing articles — what’s wrong and right about that
@awoodash @ErmannoCece Points in Circa are attributed. One could also argue that the flash card-like flow of Circa allows for better cognition and comprehension than a long article - even if it's the same amount of text - just broken up into more finite bits.
Amy V - calls it like she sees it.
1 year, 3 months ago on I Figured Out Why Newsies Hate The Newsroom