Benjamin Bates

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These pictures show the most tweeted words in the world's most popular cities

A travel website has trawled Twitter to see the most used words in cities around the world – and assembled them into very pretty infographics. Thanks to hoppa.com, we know the most popular words used in various cities on Twitter, as well as the hot topics of conversation in ten of the world’s top …

Social Media

Why is the UK's mobile phone coverage so bad?

A report this week ranked Britain’s 4G service behind Romania and Peru. It’s not quite as simple as that, but patchy signal is still a problem in plenty of the country<p><b>Is the UK’s 4G mobile phone coverage really worse than Romania, Albania and Peru, as a report suggested last week?</b><br>Yes and no. The …

Telecoms

Germany threatens to fine Facebook €500,000 for each fake news post

Earlier this week, Facebook said that it would be partnering with fact-checking sites like Snopes to help weed out the fake news that has been plaguing the site in recent years. But it seems that Germany is not confident that self-regulation will be enough.<p>The chairman of Germany’s Social …

Fake News

Magazine Newsstand Sales Fall Again

This year is proving to be another bruiser for print magazine newsstand sales, with both dollar figures and unit sales continuing to decline, …

NAA Rebrands As New Media Alliance, Notes Digital Shift

The Newspaper Association of America is bowing to reality with a new name that drops a longstanding part of its heritage – specifically, the name of …

'Guardian' Admits Paying Media Rebates

Another British newspaper is shedding a little light on the murky and controversial subject of agency rebates — the refunds that publishers and …

Media Research Industry Poised To Realign As MRI Parent GfK Goes Into Play

With all eyes peeled toward financial questions surrounding one of the largest media researchers -- comScore -- another biggie, Germany’s GfK, …

Your Handy Guide to US Facebook Users

All fields required.<p><b>eMarketer Daily Newsletter</b><br>The latest data, insights and perspectives on digital marketing and media, published each weekday along …

Marketing

Every major cable TV company lost subscribers last quarter

Top pay-TV operators lost 665,000 subscribers in Q2 2016.<p>The second quarter of each year is generally bad for pay-TV companies, but subscriber losses …

Publishers Worry Most About Viewability, Attribution

US digital advertising professionals within the publishing industry have been most concerned with viewability, attribution and measurement this year. …

Digital Advertising

FCC votes to keep most media ownership rules | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market, a source familiar with the vote said.<p>The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) logo is seen before the …

The Center for Investigative Reporting open-sources its Impact Tracker platform

News organisations' ability to identify and measure the impact of their work is crucial in prioritising areas of coverage, resources and …

Why journalists should be thinking about information security and source protection

<b>Credit: By ImYanis on Shutterstock.</b><p>The Investigatory Powers Bill, introduced to the House of Commons on 1 March 2016, has provided a new framework to …

Ask a Content Guy: What's the Difference Between Sponsored Content and Native Advertising?

Ask a Content Strategist: What’s the Difference Between Sponsored Content and Native Advertising?<p>As Contently’s editor-in-chief, my job is to immerse …

Dozens Of Local Papers Changing Hands, Others Closing

As the dominant source of local news in many communities, small community daily and weekly newspapers have retained much of their value to …

Quality Branded Content Outperforms Pre-Roll Advertising

Brands and marketers competing to engage content-hungry consumers need to be creative in the strategies they deploy to appeal to viewers, especially …

Branded Content

Journal of Measurement

WELCOME TO THE NIELSEN JOURNAL OF MEASUREMENT<p><i>The Journal dives deep into the technical and methodological measurement work happening every day at</i> …

Television is Still Top Brass, But Viewing Differences Vary With Age

Age is everything. When it comes to viewing habits, the age of the viewer has a lot to do with linear and digital platform usage. As the industry …

Mobile Devices

Infographic: The Ridiculous Amount of Content Consumed Every Minute

Infographic: The Absolutely Ridiculous Amount of Content Consumed Every Minute<p>How many Facebook posts did you like today? Can you tally up the tweets …

Social Media

A Century of Pulitzer Journalism Speaking Truth to Power

There it is, in the very first sentence of Theodore H. White’s Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicle of the battle between John F. Kennedy and Richard …

Mobile Customer Satisfaction Survey: Use of Online Channels on the Rise

Wireless customers are making greater use of online self-service channels in comparison with other alternatives, according to J.D. Power & …

The dangerous cost of ‘free’ Wi-Fi

So you go to a political convention. Do a little politicking and listen to some speeches. While taking a break from the handshaking and schmoozing …

The FCC is pushing Internet innovation forward — and holding it back

The FCC published a pair of decisions last week that show in sharp contrast the right and wrong ways regulators use their authority to shape the trajectory of disruptive technologies. This time, the continuing evolution of the Internet is at stake.<p>First, the agency voted to open large amounts of …

NAB: FCC Lacks Authority to Boost Video Described Programming

0<p>SHARES<p>Broadcasters and cable operators are on the same page when it comes to video described programming.<p>That is providing programming for the blind …

It's official: Apple has sold more than 1 billion iPhones

The iPhone isn't even 10 years old, but its impact on the tech industry and on Apple itself has been huge. Now it has reached a new milestone.<p>Apple sold its billionth iPhone last week.<p>CEO Tim Cook announced the milestone during an employee meeting Wednesday, and then the company noted the news …

Tim Cook

5 Charts That Show How Much Social Media Changed Since 2014

5 Charts That’ll Make You Realize How Much Social Media Has Changed Since 2014<p>If you work in media, you know a lot can change in two years.<p>Think back …

Social Media

Facebook has more than 1 billion active daily mobile users now

I’d almost be willing to bet a million dollars that you have a Facebook account. Of course you do, because Facebook revealed in its second quarter earnings today just how many people use Facebook every day. According to the report, as of June 30th, it had over 1.7 billion monthly active users …