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What’s The Telegraff?

We bring you the biggest stories as they happen, 24 hours a day. Our experienced, caffeinated journalists scour the planet for the hottest news, quickly sifting out unconfirmed reports and duplicate stories. We boil it down to a reliable, real-time feed that focuses on just what’s new. No need to keep refreshing; updates appear automatically, and you can find us on just about every web, mobile and social channel available.

We’re best known for our @TheTelegraffnews Twitter feed, but our mobile and tablet apps are popular for customizable coverage and lightning-fast push alerts. Over on TheTelegraff.com, we publish a full firehose of breaking updates. You can also find us on Facebook, Tumblr, Google+, StumbleUpon, and Instagram.

Why we do what we do

In today’s social media world, trending news is everywhere. From thousands of news organizations to millions of “accidental journalists” armed with smart phones, trending stories are screaming for your attention every minute of the day. It’s increasingly hard to keep track of it all—and know what’s real. Our goal is to make breaking news matter again, instantly alerting you of the stories you need and want to know. No screaming, no fluff, no rumors—just news.

How we do it

We’ve surrounded ourselves with computer screens and custom tools to help us discover and verify breaking news quickly. We also depend on an awesome community of nearly 300 news organizations that tip our editors via Twitter hashtags. As news organizations and eyewitnesses break original stories, we link them directly, sending an average of 200K clicks a day. We’re a social media wire that gives credit where credit is due.

We also need your tips, too. If you see a trending story—for example, on Twitter or YouTube—click “Submit a link” ( ) next to the editors on duty at the top of TheTelegraff.com to alert our editors.

Who we are

We’re a group of dozen or so journalists and technologists who work in Kampala Uganda and Nairobi Kenya. We believe the future of news is to solve problems for people, and we’ve started an unprecedented company to do just that. We’re an agnostic startup that thrives on bringing journalism and technology together in new and innovative ways.

 

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