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Facebook Looks Like It’s Going to Stop Paying Publishers to Make Live Videos

Facebook spent more than $50 million last year paying publishers and celebrities to create live video on the social network. Now numerous publishers tell Recode that Facebook is de-emphasizing live video. ...
Source: KURT WAGNER, Recode
Posted: Jan 17, 2017

How Storyful Is Handling Fake News

Just before Thanksgiving, Storyful released Verify, a free add-on for Google’s Chrome browser that automatically tells users whether its 40 journalists around the globe have vetted the videos they’re watching. ...
Source: David Gauvey Herbert, Bloomberg
Posted: Jan 12, 2017

Trump Pits His Staff Against the Media

When the president-elect faced hundreds of reporters in his Trump Tower lobby on Wednesday, he filled the room with paid staffers who clapped and cheered as he blasted members of the media as purveyors of “fake news.” ...
Source: ANNIE KARNI, Politico
Posted: Jan 12, 2017

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Publishers Aren’t Seeing Revenue From Instagram’s New Ads

Unlike Snapchat’s ultra -exclusive Discover platform, any media company can set up an Instagram Stories account. But just don't expect to share in any revenue by using this service -- not yet at least. ...
Source: MIKE SHIELDS, WSJ
Posted: Jan 11, 2017

Facebook's Fix for Journalism Involves Digests and Subscriptions

Facebook's efforts to mend fences with journalists just got a formal name: the Facebook Journalism Project. But is this a real solution or just a Band-Aid on a bullet wound? ...
Source: Jon Fingas, Engadget
Posted: Jan 11, 2017

How Lou Dobbs Emerged From Obscurity

In the six years since he joined Fox Business News, Dobbs's star faded. But now he has the highest-rated program on that network thanks to his vocal support of Donald Trump. ...
Source: Tom Kludt, money.cnn.com
Posted: Jan 11, 2017

What’s the Big Journalism Trend for 2017?

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s annual predictions report starts out a little bleak and doesn’t exactly let up. One positive stood out: Fact-checking will take on greater importance in the new year. ...
Source: LAURA HAZARD OWEN, NiemanLab
Posted: Jan 11, 2017

How Publishers Squeeze New Traffic Out of Their Old Content

Case in point, The Atlantic, which uses archival material on both the print and digital sides of its business. The site now generates more than a quarter of its traffic every month from older content. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Jan 11, 2017

How Slack Is Capitalising on the Podcasting Renaissance

The cloud-based messaging app has spent the past year establishing its brand in podcasting as the medium transitions from niche to mainstream. ...
Source: Jessica Goodfellow, thedrum.com
Posted: Jan 10, 2017

Curtains Fall on Arts Critics at Newspapers

Critics at newspapers are dying off even faster than print journalism. Theatre critics, film reviewers, A&E editors, and arts writers of every kind have been stripped from dailies and weeklies around the country. ...
Source: Jed Gottlieb, CJR.org
Posted: Jan 06, 2017

Medium Cuts 50 Jobs in Effort to Redefine Its Vision

Medium founder Evan Williams (pictured above right) said he wanted the San Francisco-based company to turn away from the ad-driven business model used by most online media companies. ...
Source: Liam Stack, New York Times
Posted: Jan 05, 2017

‘The Buzzword Is "Access"': Why Time Inc. UK is Investing in TV

Drawing on the publishing group’s 500 journalist from 50 titles, it plans to produce at the very least five to eight hours of TV content this year, centered around current affairs, infotainment and real-life stories. ...
Source: Lucinda Southern, Digiday
Posted: Jan 05, 2017