New Section On Snapchat Will Feature News Coverage

CBS Philly

By Melony Roy

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The ephemeral messaging app used by over 100 million smartphone users to send pictures and videos that self-destruct will now host news coverage.

Snapchat has launched “Discover,” a new section within the app that features content from 11 different media partners.

Temple University communications professor Paul Gluck says mobile news is not the future, it’s actually the present.

“I also believe that along with credible sources, people will use mobility and portability as a key factor in selecting their news sources.”

A handful of digital publishers will produce content specifically for Snapchat. Users can swipe through previews of stories or scroll down to watch or read the full pieces.

“I think the fact that Snapchat, which has been embraced by younger people, has elected to introduce a verifiable news platform probably speaks well to the possibility of millennial turning to that platform for their…

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