Dataminr and Slack: Transforming how media organizations collaborate in real-time

Dataminr for News Slack App


With the Dataminr for News Slack App you can:

  • Easily collaborate with your team as Dataminr Alerts are delivered into a dedicated channel

  • Get a quick overview in Slack, then select one of the embedded links to conduct further investigation in the Dataminr for News application or on Twitter

  • Receive Flash, Urgent, Urgent Update, and Momentum (Feature and Pre-viral content) notifications in Slack channel

“Dataminr’s Slack integration is indispensable for us at The Huffington Post. We’ve created channels for different news events and coverage areas, and are able to discuss alerts as they flow in. It’s a great way to collaborate in real time with HuffPost’s hundreds of journalists around the world,” says Ethan Klapper, Global Social Media Editor at The Huffington Post.

Dataminr Alerts viewed within a Slack channel provide a quick snapshot and include links to view more information in the Dataminr for News web application or on Twitter. Alerts also highlight eyewitness video and photos embedded in the original Tweet, giving journalists an immediate sense of what’s happening on the ground.

How to Integrate Dataminr News Alerts with Slack

The Dataminr for News Slack App is available for Enterprise clients and a Dataminr account is required for the integration. Slack team owners and authorized members who have been permissioned to integrate 3rd party apps can follow the steps below to get started.

  • Follow the set-up prompts from Slack.
  • In the Chat Notifications section, select the "Add to Slack' button on the Slack tab.
  • Within the Dataminr for News application, navigate to Settings and select the Delivery Options tab.

Notifications delivered through Slack will depend on the Topic Lists that a user has customized in Dataminr settings.

If you have any questions about optimizing your account settings for Slack, please contact your account manager or email

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