The New York Times is publishing on WhatsApp for the first time, covering Pope Francis

Nieman Lab :: That unique confluence of New York Times readers, pope watchers, and WhatsApp users must have been excited on a recent June morning when The New York Times announced it would be experimenting with the messaging app to deliver updates on Pope Francis’ visits to Ecuador, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Read Maleine Welsh, www.niemanlab.org

Added value: How Harvard Business Review thinks it can add subscribers while getting more expensive

Nieman Lab :: By creating new products and taking advantage of its extensive archives, HBR’s plan is to both offer more to and ask more of subscribers.

Read Joseph Lichterman, www.niemanlab.org

BBC considering move to make news channel online only

Guardian :: The BBC is considering making its news channel online only following a similar cost-cutting move for its BBC3 TV channel, it has emerged.

Read Tara Conlan, www.theguardian.com

Outside the Lines celebrates 25 years of hard-hitting journalism

Poynter :: OTL initially was conceived by former ESPN executive John Walsh as a periodic special to allow the network to take what Ley calls “a deep dive” into subjects that go beyond the playing field. The first show examined the obstacles athletes face in adjusting to life after retirement.

Read Ed Sherman, www.poynter.org

Data-driven cross-border collaboration: How a new form of global journalism was created

WAN-IFRA :: Data-driven cross-border collaboration: How a new form of global journalism was created

Read Bill Buzenberg, blog.wan-ifra.org

YouTube up to 240bn monthly video views, with top 100 mult-channel networs worth $10bn

Guardian :: Report claims that more than 22 multi-channel networks reaching 1bn monthly views, as top star PewDiePie’s earnings are revealed

Read Stuart Dredge, www.theguardian.com

The BBC’s online news presence is set to come under scrutiny in the upcoming charter review

Press Gazette :: During a Parliamentary debate yesterday, Whittingdale was questioned on plans for the corporation by nearly 30 MPs, including two who focused on the impact of the BBC on newspaper websites.

Read William Turvill, www.pressgazette.co.uk