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The Newspaper Industry is Thirsty for Liquidity As It Tries to Merge Its Way Out of Trouble

Newspaper company CEOs will be the first to tell you a new round of consolidation won’t solve their problems. But it might give them another year or two of breathing room....

Source: Ken Doctor, NiemanLab
Posted: Apr 19, 2019

The National Enquirer Is Being Sold for $100 Million

Ending an association between a longtime friend of President Trump and the tabloid that favored him during the 2016 election, American Media Inc. is selling the National Enquirer for $100 million to James Cohen, CEO of Hudson News....

Source: Sarah Ellison, Washington Post
Posted: Apr 18, 2019

Facebook Showed Me My Data Is Everywhere And I Have Absolutely No Control Over It

A transparency tool on Facebook inadvertently provides a window into the confusing maze of companies you’ve never heard of who appear to have your data....

Source: Katie Notopoulos, Buzzfeed News
Posted: Apr 15, 2019

WikiLeaks Founder Arrested, Charged With Computer-Hacking Conspiracy

Assange took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped. He now faces US federal conspiracy charges related to one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets....

Source: BBC
Posted: Apr 11, 2019

Condé Nast’s Pitchfork and Ars Technica Unionize

Editorial employees at the music site Pitchfork and technology and science publication Ars Technica informed managers Friday morning that they were organizing under the NewsGuild of New York....

Source: Maxwell Tani, TheDailyBeast
Posted: Mar 29, 2019

BuzzFeed and the Digital Media Meltdown

As national newspapers push ahead with subscriptions, cable news goes all-in on politics, and the video-streaming wars heat up, venture-backed startups like Vice and Vox have tried to rebrand themselves as something other than digital-centric businesses....

Source: David Uberti, CJR
Posted: Mar 11, 2019

How to Buy Into Journalism’s Blockchain Future

Five months after its failed token sale, Civil is back with a revised, streamlined process. If you’re not an experienced cryptocurrency trader, though, it’ll still take you a while....

Source: JOHN KEEFE, NiemanLab
Posted: Mar 06, 2019

CNN’s Magic Leap App Lets You Interact With the News, If You Dare

It's 2019, so the idea of bringing the news into your living room sounds a bit ominous. That's not stopping CNN. The 24-hour-news network now has a mixed-reality app that allows viewers to watch and interact with programs via augmented reality....

Source: Christine Fisher, engadget.com
Posted: Mar 01, 2019

Publishers Grow Frustrated By the Lack of Revenue From Apple News

Last year, Apple News brimmed with promise for publishers. One year later, most publishers are still waiting. Monetization on Apple News remains a slog, according to seven publishers interviewed by Digiday....

Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Feb 27, 2019

Seattle Weekly Ends Four Decades of Print and Joins the Web-Only Ranks

Seattle Weekly, once one of the most innovative and influential voices in Seattle arts and politics, and a leading light of the alternative weekly movement, will no longer be seen on Seattle’s streets after this week....

Source: Paul Roberts, seattletimes.com
Posted: Feb 26, 2019

CBS Mulls Changes to ‘CBS Evening News,’ Eyes Norah O’Donnell for Anchor Slot

The network is considering putting 'CBS This Morning' anchor Norah O’Donnell in the lead role of its evening-news broadcast, as well as moving the broadcast from its longtime New York City home to Washington, D.C....

Source: Brian Steinberg, Variety
Posted: Feb 20, 2019

The Spread of Fake News Had Deadly Consequences in Mexico

After an incorrect report spread on WhatsApp, a mob lynched two men in Acatlán de Osorio, Mexico. Fact-checkers came in and tried to uncover the truth of what happened....

Source: MARK OPREA, Pacific Standard
Posted: Feb 18, 2019

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