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Reddit Looks to Lure Advertisers With Video and Redesign

Reddit is rolling out video ads and improving its ad-buying platform<p>By<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>Lara O’Reilly<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@larakiara<p>lara.oreilly@wsj.com<p>CANNES, France – While Snapchat had its Ferris wheel and Google and Facebook had their beach setups, Reddit was low-key at the Cannes Lions …

Advertising

News Corp. Holds Advanced Talks With Facebook on Subscriptions - Bloomberg

News Corp., publisher of the Wall Street Journal and the Times of London, is holding "very advanced" discussions with Facebook Inc. about …

Digital Media

Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Record Labels - Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker’s overall …

Apple

Macedonian Publishers Are Panicking After Facebook Killed Their US Political Pages

Over 30 Facebook pages being run from Macedonia have been removed by Facebook in the past two months.<p>Posted on June 22, 2017, 18:24 GMT<p>BuzzFeed News<p>Two false posts from Facebook pages that the social network removed due to terms-of-service violations.<p>The town of Veles, Macedonia, achieved …

Facebook

Tesla is talking to the music labels about creating its own streaming service

Why not work directly with Spotify, Apple and others? Good question.<p>Put this one in the “You can do that, but why would you want to do that?” file: Tesla is talking to the music industry about creating its own streaming music service.<p>Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of …

Autos

Case Tests Limits of Law Protecting Journalists’ Sources

In 1970, when Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller signed legislation protecting New York journalists from being forced to reveal their anonymous sources, he issued a memo describing freedom of the press as “one of the foundations upon which our form of government is based.”<p>As “the nation’s principle center …

Journalism

News apps are making a comeback. More young Americans are paying for news. 2017 is weird.

The United States recently elected an unusual president. And to go with the times, Americans are exhibiting some behaviors in media consumption that are, if not unusual, then at least different from those of people in other countries.<p>That’s one of the recurring findings in a report out Thursday …

Millennials

The Washington Post leverages artificial intelligence in comment moderation

The Washington Post has launched ModBot, a software application that utilizes artificial intelligence to moderate comments. The proprietary technology uses machine learning to automatically filter comments that require human moderating, flag stories that require real-time monitoring, and approve or …

Artificial Intelligence

The Economist is using Medium to give readers an inside look at its reporting and production

Is The Economist left- or right-wing? Why are The Economist’s writers anonymous? Why does The Economist call itself a newspaper?<p>Readers have a lot of questions about the 173-year-old magazine — ahem, newspaper — and The Economist is using Medium to help answer them. In December, the magazine’s …

Journalism

Inside McClatchy’s plan to reinvent its newsrooms

If you are a reporter at one of McClatchy's 31 papers, you will have this meeting sometime in the next year, or you may have already: You will be …

Journalism

On Trump, the media’s malpractice continues

One of the great ironies of the political moment is that President Trump’s sworn enemy has become, if not exactly an ally, an enabler of his agenda. For all of Trump’s griping about “fake news,” the mainstream media’s prevailing focus on palace intrigue and White House scandals has come at the …

Malpractice

Media Companies Are Getting Sick of Facebook - Bloomberg

When Facebook Inc. wants to try something new, one of its first calls is to CNN. It was a key partner when Facebook introduced its news-reading app, …

Facebook

Time Warner Signs $100 Million Deal With Snap for Shows and Ads

Two-year Time Warner-Snap pact includes commitment for up to 10 original shows a year<p>New shows featuring the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Samantha Bee and Wonder Woman may soon be coming to Snapchat.<p>In a wide-ranging deal with Snap Inc., Time Warner Inc.’s Turner cable channels and the Warner Bros. …

Warner Bros

Vice Media Secures $450 Million Investment From Private-Equity Firm TPG

The digital media company will use the cash to develop scripted programming, direct-to-consumer service, international expansion<p>Vice Media has secured a $450 million investment from private-equity firm TPG, as the youth-focused digital media company looks to step up its spending on scripted …

Venture Capital

Univision’s Urgent Sense of Purpose: A Newsroom and a Lifeline

DORAL, Fla. — Earlier this year, a rumor rippled through the large Hispanic community in northeast Miami, delivered through the WhatsApp text-messaging service: Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were hauling undocumented immigrants off to detention centers in buses. The “deportation force” …

Bill O'Reilly begins tour, hints at Fox News competitor

Bill O'Reilly returned to the home front Saturday, making his first public appearance since he was forced out at Fox News in April, and promising the …

Long Island

Patreon Launches New Tools Following Forecast of $150M In Subscriber Funding

Patreon, the nearly four-year-old artist-fan platform that allows fans to subscribe directly to artist content, is today announcing a suite of new …

Making Google the Censor

Prime Minister Theresa May’s political fortunes may be waning in Britain, but her push to make internet companies police their users’ speech is alive and well. In the aftermath of the recent London attacks, Ms. May called platforms like Google and Facebook breeding grounds for terrorism. She has …

Google

Independent Journal Review asks employees to sign new noncompete as top talent continues to leave

Executives at the Independent Journal Review, the conservative millennial-focused news website, have asked employees to sign a new noncompete agreement as the upstart website continues to see an exodus of its top talent.<p>The updated noncompete agreement, obtained by CNN, bars employees from working …

Journalism

New York Times Opens Up Comments With Google-backed AI

Trolls have long enjoyed the upper hand on the Internet: Their hate and stupidity can turn social media into a toxic cesspool, and drive people away …

New York Times

The Media Moments That Aren’t

There’s always lots of talk about targeting a specific demographic with content. If you are building a new brand, you’re supposed to go through an …

TV

Facebook Building Feature to Let Users Subscribe to News Publications

Subscription support for news on social media company’s mobile app seen rolling out by end of year<p>Facebook Inc. may soon help its users do something unfamiliar on the platform: pay for news.<p>The social-media giant is building a feature that would allow users to subscribe to publishers directly from …

Facebook Inc

Facebook Dives Into Scripted Television With Nicole Byer Comedy Series (Exclusive)

'Loosely Exactly Nicole' was canceled after one season on MTV, but the social media giant is near a deal to revive it for a second season.<p>Facebook …

Hollywood

Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown

CAIRO (Reuters) - An often fiery government critic, Egyptian journalist Khaled al-Balshi has been arrested, had his operations monitored, and staff harassed by police for years. Yet his website Al-Bedaiah, a rare dissident voice in Egypt, had never been touched.<p>On Sunday that changed when it …

Egypt

Why News Organisations Need Ombudsmen - European Journalism Observatory

June 8, 2017 • Ethics and Quality, Media Economics, Recent • by Michael Getler<p>The New York Times, the last major US newspaper with a public editor – …

Journalism

Conservative websites are far more likely to attack fact-checkers than their liberal counterparts

During the 2016 presidential election, popular conservative websites were far more likely to criticize fact-checking organizations than their liberal …

Journalism

'Facebook is only half in': Creators doubt Facebook's commitment to original programming

Publishers are happy to take Facebook’s funding for original video programming, but several existing and potential content partners expressed doubts …

Facebook Live

Mada Masr, Egypt’s poster child for digital news, begins its foray into a reader-funded model

Mada Masr was born in a difficult time. The Cairo-based independent digital news site launched on June 30, 2013, as then-president Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the Egyptian army. Its founders intended for the publication to provide an alternative and more independent perspective on Egyptian …

Egypt

Things learned in 5 years of Journalism++ - Nicolas Kayser-Bril

In early April 2017, together with Pierre Romera and Anne-Lise Bouyer, we decided to shut down Journalism++ Paris/Berlin, the datajournalism agency …