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45 Niche Media Innovations

From Curated App News Channels to Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms

— May 20, 2016 — Pop Culture
These niche media innovations range from app news channels to journalism crowdfunding platforms that are designed to encourage honest and authentic reporting. In addition to social media newsfeeds that are curated to fit a user's interests, other standouts include nice documentary platforms that marry political and social stats with artistic videography.

Other notable examples of niche media innovations include radio stations that broadcast from an underwater setting and others that solely feature wellness-promoting and motivational content.

Additionally, examples like news-filtering bots and cultural news platforms cater to user's specific topics of interest while removing filler content that they may not have interest in. This streamlined approach to current events caters to busy professionals who desire to stay in the know while being realistic about general time limitations.
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Cannabis Journalism Documentaries
Cannabis Journalism Documentaries
'Rolling Papers' is a Documentary on Colorado's Cannabis Culture
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News Discovery Extensions
News Discovery Extensions
'NewsBot' Helps Internet Users Discover Related Articles on the Web
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Curated Notification Apps
Curated Notification Apps
Facebook's 'Notify' Alerts You of News from Your Favorite Sources
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Journalist-Collaborating Search Engines
Journalist-Collaborating Search Engines
Google News Lab Wants to Help Map Out the Future of Media
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Curated Social Media Platforms
Curated Social Media Platforms
Twitter's 'Moments' Function Will Catch You Up On the Latest News
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40
Culinary Creativity Webseries
Culinary Creativity Webseries
#TuTwist Stars Latinas Who Passionately Create in the Kitchen
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Spanish-Language Motherhood Blogs
Spanish-Language Motherhood Blogs
The Mamá Beauté Caters to Latina Mothers
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All-Encompassing Songstress Communities
All-Encompassing Songstress Communities
Rihanna Daily Shares News, Photos, Tour Updates and More
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Digital Newspaper Passes
Digital Newspaper Passes
The New York Times Digital Day Pass Offers Access to All Online Content
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Big Data Network Partnerships
Big Data Network Partnerships
Turner Teams Up with IBM Watson to Boost Ad Sales and Revenue
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35
Broadcasting Chat Apps
Broadcasting Chat Apps
Viber Public Chats Lets You Follow Updates from Brands and Celebrities
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34
News-Filtering Bots
News-Filtering Bots
TechCrunch's Facebook Messenger Bots Suggests Personalized News Content
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Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms
Journalism Crowdfunding Platforms
The 'Byline' Website Helps Support Independent Journalism
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Underwater Radio Stations
Underwater Radio Stations
Neutrogena's Sea Radio Station Only Plays Underwater Music
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Peer-to-Peer Livestreaming Apps
Peer-to-Peer Livestreaming Apps
The BitTorrent Live App Turns All Viewers into Broadcasters
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Motivational Radio Stations
Motivational Radio Stations
This Music Station is Only Accessible on the Williamsburg Bridge
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Live Content Publishing Platforms
Live Content Publishing Platforms
Livefyre's Storify 2 Lets Creators Publish Real-Time Stories
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Celebrity Cyclist Documentaries
Celebrity Cyclist Documentaries
The Lance Armstrong Documentary Explores His Controversial Career
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Virtual Reality Political Debates
Virtual Reality Political Debates
CNN Will Stream the Democratic Presidential Debate in Full VR
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Online Feminist Newsletters
Online Feminist Newsletters
The 'Lenny Letter' is Celebrity Lena Dunham's Online Publication
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Personalized News Apps
Personalized News Apps
This Mobile News App is Targeted Towards iOS Users
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Content-Summarizing Services
Content-Summarizing Services
This Program Summarizes Blog Posts to Help Readers Save Time
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Sound Broadcasting Apps
Sound Broadcasting Apps
Chhirp Lets You Share Short Audio Recordings on Twitter
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Comedic Yoga Webseries
Comedic Yoga Webseries
'Namaste, Bitches' Pokes Fun at LA's "Spiritually Unpure" Yoga Culture
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Global TV Platforms
Global TV Platforms
WhereverTV Provides OTT Internet Television Streaming for Free
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Fully Loaded Football Apps
Fully Loaded Football Apps
The NFL Now Mobile App Offers Tons of Video Highlights
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Journalist-Tracking Platforms
Journalist-Tracking Platforms
'Anewstip' is a Service That Hunts Down Relevant Media Contacts
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Equality Broadcasting Sites
Equality Broadcasting Sites
The 'NoHomophobes.com' Website Enforces Better Language
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Multi-Stream Broadcasting Networks
Multi-Stream Broadcasting Networks
Multi-Streaming Platform Joicaster Syndicates Livestream Video
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Curated App News Channels
Curated App News Channels
The Buzzfeed x WeChat Partnership Sees News Content Added to the Service
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Social Broadcasting Apps
Social Broadcasting Apps
The Ephemeral Air App Enables You to Stream Live Video To Your Friends
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Entrepreneurial News Interfaces
Entrepreneurial News Interfaces
The Panda Website Offers Daily Inspiration for Creatives
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13
Millennial-Targeting News Sites
Millennial-Targeting News Sites
Great Big Story Delivers Digestible, Shareable News Content
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12
Custom News Creation Tools
Custom News Creation Tools
The Criticl Platform Lets Users Create Their Own Journalistic Content
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11
Shark Video Streaming Systems
Shark Video Streaming Systems
Discovery & Meerkat Team Up to Bring 24/7 Shark Week Video Coverage
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10
Consolidated Content Apps
Consolidated Content Apps
Caffeine Labs's Glance App for Productivity Saves You One Hour a Week
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9
Sports Broadcasting Shops
Sports Broadcasting Shops
Sport Chek's Flagship Store Includes a Built-In Broadcasting Studio
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8
Inspiring Newsfeed Apps
Inspiring Newsfeed Apps
Apollo Muse is a RSS App Dedicated to the Best Tech, Design and Art News
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Fan Sportscaster Platforms
Fan Sportscaster Platforms
Rabble Invites Sports Enthusiasts to Broadcast Matches for Each Other
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Complementary Streaming TV Services
Complementary Streaming TV Services
CES 2015 Announced Sling TV Grants Access to Cable Networks
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Custom Newspaper Prints
Custom Newspaper Prints
Newspaper Club Helps Anyone Share Their Own Publication
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Live Broadcasting Apps
Live Broadcasting Apps
Stre.am Combines Chat Messaging and Livestreaming Content
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Wildlife Protection Publications
Wildlife Protection Publications
'Wildlife Watch' Produces Articles About Threatened Animals
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Sporty Social Media Updates
Sporty Social Media Updates
Several World Cup Twitter Mods Make the 2014 Matches Easy to Follow
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Private Broadcasting Apps
Private Broadcasting Apps
'Skeegle' is a Mobile Live-Streaming App Exclusively for Private Groups
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