Melodie Bouchaud

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Conference Wrap-Up: Building an Obsessions Newsroom

NEW YORK – Newborn digital news organizations have said goodbye to beats, assuming that global coverage of the news does not fit the Web as well as specialized journalism. The concept of “obsessions journalism” is most extensively practiced by Quartz, the business news venture started in 2012 by Atlantic Media (it also coined the term). Gideon Lichfield, Quartz’s global news editor, together with Kristin Nolan (News Deeply) and Nick Whitaker (Google), discussed this topic in our first panel. How and why do you produce obsessions journalism? Listen to what the audience wants, Lichfield answered.