The Washington Post will be the first content partner to provide breaking news updates throughout the day on Snapchat Discover.

How is this different? The Post will be the first publisher to update its Snapchat content multiple times per day, vs. other news providers that publish once or twice per day. The paper says it's building out a separate team to manage the new product, which will include video and motion graphics experts.

Why this matters:

  • For Snapchat, the Post deal adds a new angle to the Discover platform, which typically features more soft-news and lifestyle content. It also lays the groundwork for Snapchat to pursue long-form content deals with news partners in the future. In paperwork filed ahead of its IPO last week, Snapchat said content partnerships are largely what keeps users engaged for up to 25-30 minutes per day.
  • For the Post, it's another platform for its emerging news products team that's also developed content for Facebook Instant Articles and Apple News. The Post's Managing Editor Emilio Garcia-Ruiz tells Axios that the focus is not to extend their millennial reach, but to experiment with alternative storytelling techniques. "This is the way communication is going," Garcia-Ruiz says. Director of Emerging News Products Chris Meighan says "The Post's mantra is to get on platforms and see how it plays out over a period of time."

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President Trump stands with Judge Amy Coney Barrett after she took the constitutional oath to serve as a Supreme Court justice during a White House ceremony Monday night .Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Trump said Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court and her subsequent taking of the constitutional oath Monday was a "momentous day," as she she vowed to serve "without any fear or favour."

  • But as Republicans applauded the third conservative justice in four years, many Democrats including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) warned of consequences to the rush to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of the Nov. 3 election, with progressives leading calls to expand the court.
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In her three decades in science, Jennifer Doudna said she has seen a gradual erosion of trust in the profession, but the recent Nobel Prize winner told "Axios on HBO" that the institution itself has been under assault from the current administration.

  • "I think science is on the ballot," Doudna said in the interview.

Why it matters: That has manifested itself in everything from how the federal government approaches climate change to the pandemic.