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Americans Are Changing Their Relationship With Facebook

Around four-in-ten (42%) say they have taken a break from checking the platform for a period of several weeks or more, while around a quarter (26%) say they have deleted the Facebook app from their cellphone. ...
Source: ANDREW PERRIN, Pew Research
Posted: Sep 06, 2018

Bleacher Report Rolls Dice On Gambling With New NFL Show

Bleacher Report is launching an NFL show that aims to provide a resource for gamblers, part of what media executives believe will be a wave of such content in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling legalizing sports ...
Source: Benjamin Mullin, WSJ.com
Posted: Sep 06, 2018

Opinion: It’s Time for the Press to Stop Complaining—And to Start Fighting Back

A nearly 50-year campaign of vilification, inspired by Fox News's Roger Ailes, has left many Americans distrustful of media outlets. Now, journalists need to speak up for their work. ...
Source: Chuck Todd, The Atlantic
Posted: Sep 04, 2018

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Publishers Aren’t Ready to Commit Resources to Instagram’s IGTV

Two months after its launch IGTV remains something of an enigma: a platform to experiment with but not to devote much in the way of dedicated resources to, at least not until there’s a clear way to reap ...
Source: Tim Peterson, Digiday
Posted: Sep 04, 2018

The Village Voice Is Officially Dead

Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories. ...
Source: CHRISTOPHER ROBBINS, Gothamist
Posted: Aug 31, 2018

NBC News Denies That It Tried to Shut Down Ronan Farrow's Harvey Weinstein Reporting

Nearly a year after Farrow’s story made headlines and helped blaze the trail of the #MeToo movement, NBC News is still taking heat over its decision to pass on the story. ...
Source: STEPHEN BATTAGLIO, LATIMES
Posted: Aug 31, 2018

Commentary: I Wrote the Article About Media Bias in Google Searches. Regulation Isn’t the Answer.

Paula Bolyard says: "The government has no business regulating private companies for their political views, and it would set a dangerous precedent to do so in this case. Government regulation would only make things worse." ...
Source: Washington Post
Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Can Billy Penn, Denverite, and The Incline Become Predominately Reader-Supported?

The three sites together are “just south of 1,500 paying customers,” 60 percent of whom are signed up as recurring contributors (of these, the average annual contribution is around $115 or $120). Denverite, which launched its program first, ...
Source: Shan Wang, niemanlab.org
Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Journalists Will Collaborate on a Pop-up Newsroom to Fact-Check Sweden’s Elections

Supported by the Google News Initiative, more than 100 journalists will come together to design and implement a newsroom that will track misinformation during the last five days of Sweden’s national election. ...
Source: Fergus Bell, Medium
Posted: Aug 29, 2018

Tech Companies Are Gathering to Prepare a Strategy for the 2018 Elections

Representatives from a host of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have scheduled a private meeting for Friday to share their tactics in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections. ...
Source: Kevin Collier, BuzzFeed
Posted: Aug 24, 2018

Steps WhatsApp Can Take to Stop the Spread of Fake News

First, WhatsApp can identify a message’s metadata and tag that message as “fake news.” Second, after tweaking its algorithm, WhatsApp can identify the original sender of a fake news item and quarantine or delete that item automatically. ...
Source: Himanshu Gupta, CJR
Posted: Aug 23, 2018

John Lithgow to Play Roger Ailes in Fox News Movie

Roger Ailes, the Fox News chief who masterfully exploited the country’s political divisions to rise to the top of the cable news heap, will be featured in Annapurna’s upcoming drama about the sexual harassment scandal that ended his ...
Source: BRENT LANG, Variety
Posted: Aug 22, 2018