Menu
Twitter hires NBC's Vivian Schiller to boost its news cred

Twitter hires NBC's Vivian Schiller to boost its news cred

The digital exec at NBC will help drive Twitter's partnerships with media networks

Twitter has hired a top digital executive at NBC News, Vivian Schiller, to help boost its partnerships with news organizations.

Schiller will join Twitter as head of news in January, she said in a tweet Thursday.

Twitter is already a go-to destination for real-time news and chatter about current events. With Schiller on board, Twitter hopes to make its service a stronger resource for news outlets, and also usher in more media deals, possibly through advertising.

Schiller was chief digital officer at NBC News for two years. Before that she worked at NPR, The New York Times and CNN, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Twitter has been partnering with broadcasters to try to become a "second screen" while people are watching television. Through its Amplify program, Twitter works with broadcasters like BBC, Fox and the Weather Channel to place their video content, along with ads, into users' feeds.

If users are tweeting about certain TV shows, Twitter also places promoted tweets from marketers into their streams with its ad targeting programs.

"We plan to continue to leverage our media relationships to drive more content distribution on our platform and create more value for our users and advertisers," Twitter said in its recent IPO filing.

Zach Miners covers social networking, search and general technology news for IDG News Service. Follow Zach on Twitter at @zachminers. Zach's e-mail address is zach_miners@idg.com

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags business issuesInternet-based applications and servicespersonnelNBCsocial networkingtwittersocial mediainternetvideo

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments