Future of News “3 to read”: “NYT Now” free? | “Screenshorts” go mainstream | Ups & downs of pubbing to FB

3 to read: A weekly compilation of a trio of stories, videos, and data viz from the past week for Future of News members.

  1. The New York Times has had notable successes and failures with its paid apps. One that has not done as well as the company wished is “NYT Now.” Now they are reportedly close to making the app free.
  2. The screenshort — that would be screenshots of text shared on social — goes mainstream. Is it the new headline? Or something completely different?
  3. The opportunities — and problems — publishers face by publishing direct to Facebook.

— Matt Carroll