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What’s the future of media? Ask BuzzFeed chairman and HuffPost co-founder Ken Lerer.

Lerer, who previously helped start MTV and is a board member at Viacom, shares what he has learned on the latest Recode Media.<p>If you want to understand where the media is heading, talk to someone with experience — someone like Ken Lerer, who has a lengthy résumé as a New York media mogul.<p>He helped …

Google Play Music

Facebook's working with publishers on paid subscriptions

Facebook is working on plans to let people pay to subscribe to publications through its app by year-end, according to publishers.<p>Publishers have …

Digital Media

LinkedIn Just Gave Away a Big Secret

For the first time ever, LinkedIn is sharing some incredibly valuable data about what makes its members sit up and take notice.<p>When it comes to generating attention online, Content remains King - and LinkedIn is no exception.<p>In fact, the network has made a concerted effort to invest in technology …

Digital Marketing

The little blue bird has flown: how Twitter lost its value as a news source

The promise of Twitter to bring journalists and ordinary people together has largely been squandered. It now resembles little more than a cable news channel<p>A little over a week ago, as I was preparing for bed, I heard through the grapevine that there had been an explosion in Turin, Italy, where …

Social Media

WSJ Ends Google Users' Free Ride, Then Fades in Search Results - Bloomberg

After blocking Google users from reading free articles in February, the Wall Street Journal’s subscription business soared, with a fourfold increase …

News Corp

'Tories turn on Theresa': papers across the spectrum on May's future

Even the rightwing tabloids that backed the prime minister so vigorously before the election are now speculating about her future<p>• General election 2017 - latest updates<p>Theresa May is fighting for her future as prime minister, according to Britain’s newspapers, which have issued damning verdicts on …

Referendums

Amazon will have ‘bigger impact’ than Netflix

<b>Amazon is likely to have a bigger impact on the German market, and other markets in which it is present, than Netflix, according to a panel of TV and</b> …

Netflix

Who’s really driving traffic to articles? Depends on the subject: Facebook (lifestyle, entertainment) or Google (tech, business, sports)

When you’re publishing to Facebook, or tweaking a headline to align with some carefully honed SEO strategy, how closely do you take note of story topic?<p>New research from Parse.ly suggests that news organizations trying to make the most of Facebook referrals and Google search traffic need to be …

Google Search

Google now knows when its users go to the store and buy stuff

SAN FRANCISCO — Google has begun using billions of credit-card transaction records to prove that its online ads are prompting people to make purchases – even when they happen offline in brick-and-mortar stores, the company said Tuesday.<p>The advance allows Google to determine how many sales have been …

Privacy

At Facebook we get things wrong – but we take our safety role seriously

Our reviewing of difficult posts and images is complex and challenging. We appreciate the Guardian revealing how tough it is to get the balance right<p>Last month, people shared several horrific videos on Facebook of Syrian children in the aftermath of a chemical weapons attack. The videos, which also …

Censorship

When politicians buy the newspaper front pages, they create fake news

Newspapers everywhere are in trouble, with advertising revenues down about 20 per cent a year. Local newspapers are worst hit and many are on the brink of collapse, sacking staff and pages. But there can be no more depressing sign of their distress than to see newspaper owners selling front pages …

The Rise Of The Alt-Left British Media

They've been mocked, ignored, and dismissed as conspiracy mongers – but a small group of hyperpartisan British media outlets have quietly built enormous audiences on Facebook in the space of just two years with relentlessly pro-Corbyn coverage. But how will the British alt-left media cope with the …

Leave it to the geniuses at Harvard to come up with a solution to fake news

Back in February, a bunch of smarty-pants academics gathered in Boston to brainstorm strategies to combat fake news. Now, they have issued a final report.<p>Ready for this? Here's the key excerpt:<p>There are some possible pathways for reducing fake news, including: (1) offering feedback to users that …

Journalism

The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online

The internet supports a global ecosystem of social interaction. Modern life revolves around the network, with its status updates, news feeds, comment …

SEO Is Dead. No, Really

As an SEO professional focused on the healthcare industry, I regularly come across articles declaring that “SEO is Dead!” For the most part, these …

How The New York Times decides which stories to link to (and which ones to match)

Even though The New York Times has a staff of more than 1,000 journalists that produce roughly 230 articles per day — the equivalent of a daily Harry …

​How AI is Changing the Ad Business​ - Disruption

Artificially Intelligent Advertising<p>Advertising is all about tapping into consumer markets, finding out what makes them tick, and using that info to …

Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing

Inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters, the arrival of Instant Articles in the spring of 2015 was presented as a cause for celebration. Talking with reporters, executives described the fast-loading, natively hosted articles as a promising new creative format. A suite of publishing tools …

Digital Media

How One Man Grew His Social Media Brand to Reach Millions

Case Kenny posted every day for three years, and now he's seeing the results.<p><i>This article has been updated to reflect accurate readership and Facebook fan counts.</i><p>Building a massive online following as a blog or online publication in 2017 is a complicated task. There are tons of other people trying …

Marketing

Facebook faces increased publisher resistance to Instant Articles

Facebook’s Instant Article push is in danger of fizzling.<p>Many publishers are deeply unhappy with the monetization on these pages, with major partners …

The First Televised War

I arrived in Saigon in mid-April 1966 as the new NBC bureau chief. My job, simply defined, was to supply NBC News with an endless story of the war. I understood there would be no letup, no relief day to day as our stories poured from the bureau.<p>Vietnam was the first truly televised war; the war and …

War

People who think about this stuff don’t think bad online behavior will get better any time soon

The quality of public discourse online is not going to get better and may actually get worse over the next decade, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center that invited 8,000 technology experts, scholars, corporate practitioners and government leaders” to …

Australia’s public broadcaster is using Apple News push alerts to reach new, younger audiences

Apple News sometimes gets forgotten about amid the discussion of Facebook and Twitter, but the platform is growing as a way for publishers to reach new audiences. With last year’s launch of iOS 10, Apple started letting publishers send users push notifications through the app, which comes …

Keeping a handle on Parliament

While lawmaking proceedings can be dreary most of the time, if one pays attention there are many lighter moments in Parliament. For instance, here is …

Technology company? Publisher? The lines can no longer be blurred

Google, Facebook, et al are in reality media companies and must accept the responsibilities that go with it<p>Attention, like snow, comes in two varieties; the fun, beautiful kind, and the “wrong” kind, the kind that stops trains and freezes democracy. Recently the seemingly unstoppable digital …

Journalism

The groundbreaking app turning millennials into stock traders is now said to be worth more than $1 billion

Robinhood, the app that lets you trade stocks without paying any fees, is reportedly now valued at $1.3 billion, according to a report in TechCrunch, citing sources.<p>The new round of funding is reportedly led by Yuri Milner's investment arm, DST Global, and values the investing app at over $1 …

Trading

Google and Facebook Can’t Just Make Fake News Disappear

Fake news is too big and messy to solve with algorithms or editors — because the problem is….us.<p>I<b>ncreasingly, I’m frustrated</b> <b>by</b> (and often …

Fake News

We don't need April Fools' Day anymore because we're living a fake news nightmare

I remember the halcyon days when April Fools' Day was a bit of harmless fun. We'd read fake stories from the newspaper over our cornflakes and have a good chuckle. Fake news was just something that happened once a year. But, those days are gone.<p>We are now living in the age of fake news; where …

April Fools' Day

Amazon quietly launches its own social media influencer program into beta

Social media influencers – like Instagram stars or YouTube celebs – often promote products they like, either as part of a brand relationship or as means of generating income through affiliate sales. Now, Amazon is looking to get in on this action as well. The company has quietly launched the …

Amazon