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Flipboard Cozies Up to Facebook-Weary Publishers

Flipboard’s founder and CEO said discussions of a campaign began late last spring and that the timing of the launch is unrelated to Facebook’s plans to cut the amount of news people see in its news feed. ...
Source: Max Willems, Digiday
Posted: Feb 05, 2018

Apple Co-Founder's Widow Is in Talks for a Stake in BuzzFeed News

The negotiations are at an early stage and only involve BuzzFeed Inc.’s news unit, led by Editor Ben Smith, not the broader company, said sources who asked not to be identified because the discussions are private. ...
Source: Gerry Smith, Bloomberg
Posted: Feb 02, 2018

Meredith Officially Takes the Reins at Time Inc.

Time ended a 98-year history of a company founded by Henry Luce as Meredith completed its $2.8 billion acquisition late Wednesday and moved into the downtown Manhattan offices first thing Thursday morning. ...
Source: Keith Kelly, NYPost
Posted: Feb 02, 2018

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The Hill Bans Staff From Buying Twitter Followers

The new rule, conveyed via an internal memo obtained by The Daily Beast, comes in the wake of a New York Times report on how prominent media members purchase fake followers on the popular social-media platform. ...
Source: Maxwell Tani, TheDailyBeast
Posted: Feb 01, 2018

Wired.com Adds a Paywall

Starting today at 9 am ET, Wired.com will have a paywall. Once Wired visitors cross the five-story mark, they are asked to pay $20 per year to continue reading, with the added bonus of no advertisements. ...
Source: Eric Johnson, Recode
Posted: Feb 01, 2018

Publishers Eye Push Notifications in Aftermath of Facebook News Feed Changes

Now that Facebook is deprioritizing publishers’ posts in the news feed, there’s more urgency for publishers to make direct connections with readers. That means they’re taking push notifications more seriously. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Jan 31, 2018

‘Focused Listening’ Can Help Address Journalism’s Trust Problem

Four journalists in communities across the country were asked to explain in personal essays the listening approaches they’ve used to deepen ties with communities they want to better serve. ...
Source: KEVIN LOKER AND ASHLEY KANG, API
Posted: Jan 30, 2018

Network News Reporters Are Snapchat’s Biggest Stars

There’s an NBC anchor named Savannah who has a hard time going out without being recognized by teens. It’s not the Savannah who hosts the ‘Today’ show. It’s the one on Snapchat. ...
Source: TAYLOR LORENZ, thedailybeast.com
Posted: Jan 29, 2018

ESPN Exploring Sale of FiveThirtyEight

There is “significant interest” in FiveThirtyEight. Among the several potential options are a sale to The Atlantic or another outlet, or moving the platform elsewhere in the Disney umbrella, most likely integrating it with ABC News. ...
Source: Ryan Glasspiegel, TheBigLead
Posted: Jan 25, 2018

Female Journalists Covering Pence in Israel Forced to Stand Behind Male Colleagues

In addition to that, a visiting female journalist from Finland’s state television was asked to remove her bra during a security check. When she refused, the journalist was prevented from covering Pence's news conference. ...
Source: Ruth Eglash, Washington Post
Posted: Jan 24, 2018

Facebook Admits Social Media Can 'Corrode Democracy'

For years, Facebook touted itself as a tool for connecting the world and giving every person a voice. Now the world's largest social network admits there may be an unintended consequence to social networks. ...
Source: Seth Fiegerman, CNN
Posted: Jan 23, 2018

Denver Post Launches New Paywall, Hopes for a Steadier Future

The paywall goes up at a rocky time for Colorado’s largest newspaper, in which layoffs, an impending move, and the sudden resignation of its publisher have left some at the paper feeling destabilized. ...
Source: Corey Hutchins, CJR
Posted: Jan 22, 2018