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Biggest drop in Facebook organic reach we have ever seen

<b>Facebook is testing radically different Explore Feed in six countries than in the rest of the world.</b><p>Facebook Explore Feed, is rolling out globally …

Facebook

Jessica Lessin is optimistic about the news — and 'The Information' is doubling down

It's not exactly the best moment for news, what with a president intent on attacking journalists and the public's abysmal trust in the media. So it's …

Journalism

Social media crackdowns at the <em>Times</em> and <em>Journal</em> will backfire

Image via Pixabay<p><b>The relationship between</b> media outlets and social platforms like Twitter has always been tense. On some level, publishers know they …

Journalism

The Power of Personalization

It took a terrorist attack for Google to enter the news business.<p>On September 11, 2001, after hijackers crashed two commercial jets into the World …

Journalism

Facebook is letting 10 media outlets charge readers subscriptions to view stories

• <b>10 media outlets, including The Washington Post and The Telegraph, will introduce metered paywalls on Facebook's Instant Articles.</b>• <b><br>The paywall will kick in after 10 free articles are viewed in one month, and Facebook won't take a cut of subscriptions for now.</b>• <b><br>The test is starting in the US and Europe</b> …

Digital Media

Why Google and Facebook won’t be defined as media in the UK

The British government made waves in the last week when it said it’s considering changing the legal status of Google and Facebook, driven by concerns …

Advertising Industry

Fixing the news by rating stories

<i>How can we untangle quality content from a web of misinformation and clickbait? We talked to</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i> <i>about the News Quality Scoring …

Journalism

How Social Media Endangers Knowledge

Wikipedia, one of the last remaining pillars of the open and decentralized web, is in existential crisis.<p>This has nothing to do with money. A couple …

Psychogeography

The beat reporter behind BuzzFeed’s blockbuster alt-right investigation

Joseph Bernstein’s deep investigation of the inner workings of the alt-right, published October 5, was a groundbreaking look at how former Breitbart …

Journalism

A 100% transparent look at my first Medium paycheck

They pay more than I expected.<p>The cash hit my bank account today. It’s official: Medium pays writers.<p>Before I break down what I made, here are some …

Chose

What Facebook and Google Can Learn From the First Major News Hoax

The original American penny press told readers that horny bat-people lived on the moon. The year was 1835. Even in 2017, its lessons are more …

Google

“De Correspondent” and the blueprint for a successful membership model

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>Started in the Netherlands in 2013, De Correspondent wants to export its membership model to the United States. Will it fly? Served …

Journalism

Goodbye Gatekeepers

I’d be remiss in not stating the obvious: Harvey Weinstein is a despicable human being, who did evil things. It’s worth noting, though, the structure …

Journalism

Hack List 2017: The Drones of The Intercept

[Note: I’m not rolling out Hack List 2017 in any special order. We’ll rank the Top Ten after posting stories about all the finalists, and then I’ll …

Glenn Greenwald

The 140-character president

Donald Trump’s Twitter feed has become a news service for political junkies. It’s also raised a tangle of new ethical and legal questions for …

Donald Trump

FCC Chief Is ‘Complicit’ in Trump’s NBC Threat, Ex-Chairman Says

U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is “complicit” in Donald Trump’s threat to revoke broadcast licenses of news stations by not …

Net Neutrality

Facebook Users Were Unwitting Targets of Russia-Backed Scheme

‘Blacktivist’ and ‘Secured Borders’ lured followers by communicating on Messenger, other platforms<p>Two accounts that Facebook Inc. said appear to have ties to Russian operatives amassed more than half a million followers in the past couple of years with posts, ads and events that stoked strong …

Facebook

The Times Issues Social Media Guidelines for the Newsroom

The New York Times announced on Friday an updated and expanded set of guidelines for our newsroom for our journalists’ use of social media.<p>The new guidelines underscore our newsroom’s appreciation for the important role social media now plays in our journalism, but also call for our journalists to …

Journalism

“Oh My God, What Have I Done”: Some Early Facebook Employees Regret the Monster They Created

As the connection between the company and Russia’s influence campaign during the 2016 election ossifies, emotions in and around Facebook range from defensive to apoplectic. “I lay awake at night thinking about all the things we built in the early days and what we could have done to avoid the …

Silicon Valley

Memo to Facebook: How to Tell If You’re a Media Company

On Thursday, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg repeated a Facebook talking point that’s beginning to wear thin. Asked if Facebook is a media company, she …

Facebook

Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth

Warning that the spread of “fake news” is reaching a crisis point, <i>Faking News: Fraudulent News and the Fight for Truth</i> evaluates the array of …

Censorship

The Pro-Free Speech Way to Fight Fake News

After the gunfire ended, false claims that the Las Vegas carnage was the work of Islamic State terrorists or left-leaning Donald Trump opponents …

Censorship

What Facebook Did to American Democracy

And why it was so hard to see it coming<p>In the media world, as in so many other realms, there is a sharp discontinuity in the timeline: before the 2016 election, and after.<p>Things we thought we understood—narratives, data, software, news events—have had to be reinterpreted in light of Donald Trump’s …

Journalism

Reddit’s unlikely first edit partner: Time magazine

Time magazine has a new, formalized source of inspiration for stories. On Oct. 12, the Time Inc. flagship is announcing an editorial partnership with …

Advertising Industry

Breaking Facebook’s advertising black box

German newsrooms are collaborating to bring hidden Facebook ads out into the open.<p>‘Algorithms play an increasingly important role in our societies. …

Facebook

Carter Journalism Institute Launches “First Amendment Watch” to Highlight, Analyze Threats to Freedom of Expression

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Web Development

Real Talk About Fake News: Towards a Better Theory for Platform Governance

Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, “fake news” has dominated popular dialogue and is increasingly perceived as a unique threat to an …

Censorship

The Trump Conundrum

Reporters struggled with how to write about one of the most unconventional presidential campaigns in US history. A new analysis shows why.

Elections

The New York Times' Meredith Kopit Levien on driving subs and the NYT as a lifestyle brand - Digiday

Subscribe: iTunes | Stitcher | RSS<p>The New York Times is one of a few privileged publishers that have transitioned into a subscription business, and …

Advertising Industry