VICE, Mashable, Digg and Others Form a Collective for breaking news About Ukraine, May Expand Into Other Areas
Posted: 5/14/2014  |  By: Mathew Ingram | GigaOM
A group of six news organizations and digital-media outlets — including VICE, Mashable, Digg, Quartz, Mother Jones and NBC-owned Breaking News — have created a somewhat unusual collective effort aimed at reporting breaking news about Ukraine, an effort they are calling #UkraineDesk. For the moment at least, the venture consists of just a common hashtag that all the different entities have agreed to use, which is then pulled into a similarly-named Twitter account, but some of the players say if it works they may expand into other areas.