Meet the Swedish Newspaper Editor Who Put an Algorithm in Charge of His Homepage

After reporters and editors are finished with a story, they set a “news” value — a variable ranging from 1 to 5 — and a “lifetime” value — either short, medium or long — and let the algorithm ...
Source: FELIPPE RODRIGUES, Storybench
Posted: Mar 21, 2017

Is Digital Advertising Rewarding Fake News?

Yes, according to The Guardian’s chief revenue officer Hamish Nicklin. “Fake news is being used as a key weapon to fight truth. And the digital advertising paradigm is helping to fund it, in fact I’d go as far ...
Source: JESSICA DAVIES, Digiday
Posted: Mar 16, 2017

Genius Recently Laid Off a Bunch of Its Engineers. Can It Survive As a Media Company?

It’s not unusual for tech companies to transform over time, though typically they are loath to lay off engineers. Will Genius's switch from an annotator of the internet to a more traditional media company work? ...
Source: Casey Newton, TheVerge
Posted: Mar 15, 2017

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Breitbart Relishing Newfound Power to Torment Paul Ryan

The conservative outlet’s escalating attacks on the House speaker and the GOP health plan are causing severe agitation among the legislation’s backers. ...
Source: JOSH DAWSEY and HADAS GOLD, Politico
Posted: Mar 15, 2017

CNN Hires Washington's Post Cillizza

Chris Cillizza's move to CNN marks yet another big political journalism hire for the network, which has been aggressively expanding its digital team. Cillizza leaves behind a blog known as The Fix that he built at the Post ...
Source: HADAS GOLD, Politico
Posted: Mar 14, 2017

Washington Post Licenses Publishing Technology to Tronc

The Washington Post has signed an agreement to license its digital publishing platform, Arc Publishing, to rival publisher Tronc, the companies announced today. ...
Posted: Mar 13, 2017

The Arctic Times Project Is Bringing Journalists to a Once-Closed Region

Stories that recently appeared in The Guardian and Washington Post were reported through the Arctic Times Project, a small nonprofit exploring transformation in the Arctic. ...
Source: LAURA HAZARD OWEN, NiemanLab
Posted: Mar 13, 2017

Even High School Journalists Are Getting Smeared With ‘Fake News’ Claim

Two student journalists at a New York City high school who have covered a controversy surrounding their interim principal are fighting claims their reporting is "fake news." ...
Source: Pete Vernon, CJR
Posted: Mar 10, 2017

In the Fight Against Big Digital Powers, Conde Nast Joins NBCU and Vox in Ad Pact

Conde Nast is joining NBC Universal and Vox Media to sell ads across their combined digital properties. It's the latest move by publishers and TV conglomerates to better compete with digital advertising from the likes of Google and ...
Source: Jeanine Poggi, Advertising Age
Posted: Mar 09, 2017

Should Journalists Be More Cautious of WikiLeaks?

With its latest leak yesterday, the site is daring reporters to go on a scavenger hunt for scoops. In a desire not to be left out, will journalists fall for the bait? ...
Source: KAVEH WADDELL, TheAtlantic
Posted: Mar 08, 2017

Facebook Has Started to Flag Fake News Stories

Facebook has started pinning a “disputed” tag on fake news, as it promised it would back in December, as part of its “we’re going to fight fake news but there’s only so much we can do” campaign. ...
Source: PETER KAFKA, Recode
Posted: Mar 06, 2017

Why Do the Big Stories Keep Breaking at Night?

In the chaotic early weeks of the Trump presidency, a drumbeat of late-night breaking news has become routine. News junkies have come to anticipate big scoops before bedtime. ...
Posted: Mar 02, 2017