Apple News Is Experimenting With ‘Featured Video’ Section

Apple News is still in its infancy as a news platform, but it’s already testing its own modest pivot to video inside its mobile news app, not dissimilar to the featured collections of stories it creates around ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Sep 13, 2017

Time's First Female Editor to Step Down at Year's End

Time editor in chief Nancy Gibbs, who rose through the ranks over three decades from her start as a fact-checker, is stepping down. Gibbs, 57, has spent her entire career at the magazine. ...
Source: JOE POMPEO, VanityFair
Posted: Sep 12, 2017

The Wall Street Journal's Trump Problem

Coverage of Trump spilled into public view earlier this year when newsroom emails began leaking out showing Wall Street Journal Editor Gerald Baker criticizing his staffers for reporting he deemed unfair [to Trump]. ...
Source: Lucia Graves, theguardian
Posted: Sep 11, 2017

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Steve Bannon: Mainstream Media Is Trying to ‘Destroy’ Donald Trump

His criticisms of the media — which he labeled the “pearl clutching mainstream media” — are not surprising, given that he referred to the D.C. press corps as the “opposition party” shortly after Trump took office. ...
Source: Ted Johnson, Variety
Posted: Sep 11, 2017

How Don Hewitt Invented '60 Minutes' and Changed Journalism Forever

In his new book Fifty Years of 60 Minutes, Jeff Fager reports on the rise of CBS’s flagship newsmagazine and the role Hewitt played in making America’s must-watch TV news program a dynasty. ...
Source: Jeff Fager, Vanity Fair
Posted: Sep 11, 2017

Eric Bolling Is Latest Fox Host to Be Ousted

Eric Bolling, a Fox News host who threatened to sue a reporter who wrote about allegations he’d sent an explicit picture to some of his female colleagues, has parted ways with the network. ...
Source: Charisse Jones, USA TODAY
Posted: Sep 08, 2017

Ads.txt, Created to Help Publishers Fight Fraud, Isn’t Being Adopted By Publishers

Few publishers have adopted ads.txt because their tech teams are overcommitted to other projects. Some publishers also want to avoid notifying ad buyers that they rely on unauthorized resellers to drive demand for their inventory. ...
Source: Ross Benes, Digiday
Posted: Sep 07, 2017

Graydon Carter to End 25-Year Run as Vanity Fair’s Editor

The charismatic, silver-maned editor, possessed of a keen wit and a sly delivery, would have been a worthy subject of his own publication had he not led it. He embodies the urbane style and sensibility reflected in Vanity ...
Posted: Sep 07, 2017

Are Nonprofit News Sites Just Creating More Content for Elites Who Already Read A lot of News?

The nonprofit model has some obvious benefits — such as the ability to publish important stories that market forces might not otherwise support. But it also raises new questions and pressures. ...
Source: LAURA HAZARD OWEN, NiemanLab
Posted: Sep 06, 2017

How One Newspaper Deal Explains the Decline of the Newspaper Business

In another sign of the newspaper industry’s vanishing economic value, Chicago-based Tronc Inc. will officially pay $1 to “buy” the money-losing New York Daily News. The transaction is seen more as an adoption of the paper by ...
Source: Paul Farhi, Washington Post
Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Podcast Network Gimlet Media Has Raised Another $5 Million

This is an extension of the $15 million round Gimlet raised last month, which valued the company at $55 million pre-money; it brings the company’s total funding to $27 million. ...
Source: PETER KAFKA, Recode
Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Village Voice Lays Off 13 of 17 Union Employees

The layoffs include a writer, a social media producer, an administrative assistant and a photo editor who has worked for decades at the left-leaning newspaper that was founded in 1955 by Norman Mailer. ...
Posted: Sep 01, 2017