NAA Roundup: McClatchy Expands Video News Reach with Watchup Partnership

McClatchy Expands Video News Reach with Watchup Partnership

McClatchy’s video news content is now available on Watchup, free video news streaming service. The partnership allows McClatchy to leverage Watchup’s ability to conveniently deliver local news to viewers on emerging platforms.

McClatchy has built its own video news team to support its publications’ expanding local online video efforts. Watchup will make McClatchy’s online news videos more readily available to more consumers, as its video content can be viewed on smartphones, tablets, OTT (over-the-top) platforms and gaming systems.

Watchup partners with more than 150 local media outlets, as well as national and international news outlets such as Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and more.

Star-Tribune Brings Mayo Clinic Health Information to Print and Online

The Star-Tribune and Mayo Clinic have announced a partnership that will provide sponsored health-related content to the paper.

Mayo Clinic will provide content, particularly infographics, for the online and Sunday Science + Health print section, becoming the exclusive provider starting in October. Mayo will also promote the content through advertising and an email promotional campaign.

Examples of Mayo Clinic content that will appear in the Star-Tribune include cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

The Washington Post Now Making All Articles Available through Facebook’s Instant Articles

The Washington Post is the first new partner to launch on Facebook’s Instant Articles platform. In an effort to more quickly reach more readers on multiple platforms, The Washington Post will send 100% of its stories to Facebook.

All Washington Post content, including videos and photos, can be formatted as Instant Articles. Through Instant Articles, readers will be able to read, share and comment on Post content within the Facebook iOS app.
Publishers on Instant Articles that sell their own advertising on the platform get to keep the ad revenue. The Post has secured its first advertiser on Instant Articles, Qualcomm.

Staff Updates:

Boston Globe Media: David Skok, the digital managing editor of The Boston Globe, has been named to lead Boston Globe Media’s digital efforts. In this role, David will lead Boston Globe Media’s web operations, including,, and Digital Marketplaces.

Skok joined the Globe in 2014. In April of this year he was named managing editor for digital at The Boston Globe. He was previously with

AH Belo Corporation: Paul O’Donnell has been named business editor of the Dallas Morning News. O’Donnell has been editor of the Dallas Business Journal since March 2014.

O’Donnell previously worked for the Dallas Morning News as an assistant business editor. He also worked as a reporter and served in several editing roles in Cleveland, including four years as business editor at The Plain Dealer and executive editor of a daily Cleveland paper.


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