Screenshorts give us a better way to tease and share stories

Buzzfeed :: So far screenshorts — screenshots of text shared on social media — have had an excellent 2015. They’re bleeding from their origins on Twitter and Instagram out into Facebook and across the web as the most effective way to share blurbs of text.

Read Charlie Warzel, www.buzzfeed.com


Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News

Reuters :: U.S. cable T.V. operator Cablevision Systems Corp is planning to make an offer for the New York Daily News as early as this week, valuing the troubled tabloid at just $1, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Read Liana B. Baker, www.reuters.com

New press regulation regime is ‘business as usual’, says Labour peer

Guardian :: Lord Puttnam criticises lack of progress under Independent Press Standards Organisation and says David Cameron ‘bottled’ chance to take on media barons.

Read Jasper Jackson, www.theguardian.com

Discovery Communications has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in Eurosport France

Broadband TV News :: Discovery Communications has completed its acquisition of a controlling interest in Eurosport France, increasing its stake from 20% to 51%.

Read Chris Dziadul, www.broadbandtvnews.com

Twitter cozies up to media outlets with the launch of Curator

Venture Beat :: Twitter today announced the launch of Curator, a tool that will enable media outlets to more easily sift through the social feed’s content in order to highlight collections of tweets and stories.

Read Ruth Reader, venturebeat.com

WhatsApp finally adds voice calls for all Android users, iOS coming soon

The Verge :: Android users can finally make voice calls on WhatsApp, thanks to a quiet but major update. 

Read James Vincent, www.theverge.com

UK: How to avoid getting sued during the general election campaign

Press Gazette ::  It's worth remembering that there is no libel amnesty during the election campaign.

Read Cleland Thom, www.pressgazette.co.uk