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How Reported.ly is covering the Charlie Hebdo shooting

A screenshot of one of Reported.ly's curations on Storify. The new news outlet publishes exclusively on social platforms.

A screenshot of one of Reported.ly’s curations on Storify. The new news outlet publishes exclusively on social platforms.

First Look Media’s social news startup Reported.ly launched Monday, garnering a profile in Forbes and more than 6,000 followers to date.

Less than 48 hours later, news began to circulate of a shooting at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Reported.ly founder Andy Carvin hadn’t started his work day yet, but the outlet’s six-person staff, which is spread across multiple time zones worldwide, jumped into action. They first reported the shootings had been unconfirmed, then tracked down a video posted to Instagram that was geolocated near the magazine’s office.

“As soon as they saw that, they basically went into their ‘all hands on deck’ mode,” Carvin said.

Within a week of Reported.ly’s launch, Carvin and his staff had encountered the type of continuous breaking news situation their team was built to handle. Read more

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