NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2017) - NowThis today announced the launch of a new Twitter channel specifically designated to breaking news. The channel will bring audiences immediate coverage of breaking events and offer real time fact-checks to help people stay better informed.
“Breaking news coverage is often filled with misinformation due to outlets publishing before confirming all of the facts,” said NowThis President Athan Stephanopoulos. “The goal of @newsroom is simple: to explore major news stories as they happen and help sort out fact from fiction through social reporting.”
The launch of @newsroom is the manifestation of NowThis’ efforts to expand its breaking news coverage, which is being led by Andy Carvin and Kim Bui, who joined NowThis earlier this year after shuttering Reported.ly at First Look Media.
To follow @newsroom, click here.
NowThis creates news content for the social, mobile generation by informing, entertaining and inspiring its audience about what’s happening and important in the world right now. Launched in 2012, NowThis is the #1 video news brand on the social web in the U.S. with more than 2.5 billion monthly views. NowThis has eight content verticals, including: News, Politics, Entertainment, Future, Her, Money and more. Two new channels, Food and Sports, will launch this fall. In December 2016, NowThis joined forces with Thrillist, The Dodo and Seeker to form Group Nine Media.