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Reporters, once set against paywalls, have warmed to them

In 2017, Neil Chase, executive editor of the Bay Area News Group, gave his Mercury News staff plastic funnels imprinted with the words “awareness, …

Journalism

The Global Expansion of Digital-Born News Media

Amidst chatter of a ‘pivot to reality’ for internationally oriented digital-born news media, which rely mainly on one revenue model – advertising – …

Digital Media

Why we should be wary of ending net neutrality

Rolling back net neutrality laws is just part of Trump’s giant experiment in media deregulation with little protection for the consumer<p>“Do you want [the internet] to be governed by engineers and entrepreneurs, or do you want it governed by lawyers and bureaucrats here in Washington?” That was the …

Net Neutrality

Is the digital content bubble about to burst? For some of the publishers chasing the broadest scale, maybe

A new study from the Reuters Institute examines the strengths and weaknesses of seven globally ambitious news companies — Brut, Business Insider, De Correspondent, HuffPost, Mashable, Quartz, and Vice.<p>Recent bad news for a number of digital-born news outlets (including BuzzFeed, HuffPost, Mashable, …

Digital Media

How brands secretly buy their way into Forbes, Fast Company, and HuffPost stories

An Outline investigation found that contributors to prominent publications have taken payments in exchange for positive coverage.<p>In late October,</i> …

Journalism

Bad news from Mashable, BuzzFeed, and Vice shows times are rough for ad-supported digital media

Thursday was a rough day for digital media. Within hours, a series of reports, some unofficial and others confirmed, underscored a bitter reality that’s become increasingly harder to avoid: Not even the biggest digital media startups are immune from the seismic shifts in digital advertising …

Journalism

When fake news will be made by pros

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>Storyful employees debunking fake news using cutting edge technologies. (Photo: Nasa)A funny game. A scary conclusion: today’s …

Joe Biden

Billionaires Can’t Build the News We Need

It’s time to build it for ourselves. Some thoughts on DNAinfo Chicago, City Bureau and the need for publicly supported media<p>The sheer churn of …

Scoring stories to make better recommendation engines for news

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>An early version of Netflix recommendation engine. Photo: Reed Hastings (and Nasa)News media badly need improved recommendation …

Reed Hastings

The Future of Advertising and Publishing: Conference - Harvard Business School Digital Initiative

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, the Digital Initiative at Harvard Business School and the Shorenstein Center on Media, …

In paywall age, free content remains king for newspaper sites

<b>The majority of America’s</b> largest newspapers continue to employ digital subscription strategies that prioritize traffic, ad revenues, and …

Journalism

How Amazon is becoming the third force in advertising, making the duopoly an oligopoly

As Amazon wields a growing power as a search engine, it is also becoming a more compelling advertising platform and, as a result, is posing the first …

Advertising

Are publishers making money on Facebook? “Not really,” a new report finds

For years publishers have held onto the hope that all their investments in Facebook will, at some point, pay dividends when it comes to revenue. But a new report from WAN-IFRA suggests that, for most publishers, that’s still far from the case — and they’re not happy about it.<p>Surveying nearly 50 …

Digital Media

Welcome to a New Era of Media Modesty -- and Realism

The best media-about-media news I've heard in ages came in separate, seemingly unrelated waves.<p>I'll start with the most recent: Henry Blodget, the …

Journalism

More than 600 global brands still feed the fake news ecosystem

<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>“Hello big advertisers, somebody out there? Do you copy?” (Nasa Commons)Storyzy’s business is alerting brands to their presence on …

Journalism

Google reveals sites with ‘failing’ ads, including Forbes, LA Times

Publishers that have fretted about Google’s plans to unleash an ad-blocking version of Chrome in 2018 can now see if their own sites’ ads will be …

Advertising Industry

Google's been running a secret test to detect bogus ads — and its findings should make the industry nervous

Reuters<p><b>The ad industry is trying to root out fraudulent digital ads.</b>• <b><br>Google has quietly been running tests with media companies such as CBS to gauge how bad the problem is.</b>• <b><br>Industry leaders are banking on a new technical solution, ads.txt, to tackle the issue.</b><p>The digital-advertising industry is …

Advertising

Ad fraud estimates doubled

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>The amount of global advertising revenue wasted on fraudulent traffic, or clicks automatically generated by bots, could reach $16.4 billion in 2017, according to a new …

Advertising

Newsonomics: For the newspaper industry’s next feat, can it get Donald Trump to give it antitrust protection?

Sounds like a John Oliver segment, doesn’t it? As we all know from checking our favorite news apps, the line between satire and news has all but vanished anyhow.<p>Last week, in the friendly confines of the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, the News Media Alliance initiative to gain an antitrust …

Digital Media

Newspapers’ Stand Against Tech Giants Won’t Save Them

Newspapers’ business models have been taking on water for years thanks to the rise of Google and online advertising, and they’re continuing to …

Journalism

Major Publishers Pool Data To Counter Duopoly

Data is the lifeblood of the digital economy, as collecting more information about users allows technology platforms like Google and Facebook to …

Advertising Industry

President Trump’s war on the press is dangerous. He’s discrediting a profession he fears

If you can’t handle reporters asking questions, Congress isn’t the place for you, because that happens here every day. Snowflake, you best stay home. …

Greg Gianforte

Facebook will let publishers convert Instant Articles to Google AMP and Apple News formats

Facebook said Thursday that it’s making it easier for publishers to export stories formatted for Instant Articles to Google’s AMP and Apple News as well. The announcement comes as Facebook continues to try to woo publishers to the Instant Articles format; many have cooled on it, citing business …

Digital Media

Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing emotions, and operate at a lower level than average, according to a new study

Journalists' brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.<p>The study, led by …

The Brain

Jeff Bezos gives $1 million gift to support press freedom

The Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press on Tuesday night announced a $1 million donation from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the biggest …

Jeff Bezos

‘The Internet Is Broken’: @ev Is Trying to Salvage It

SAN FRANCISCO — Evan Williams is the guy who opened up Pandora’s box. Until he came along, people had few places to go with their overflowing emotions and wild opinions, other than writing a letter to the newspaper or haranguing the neighbors.<p>Mr. Williams — a Twitter founder, a co-creator of …

Biz Stone

Five US media trends to keep an eye on

US publishers tend to set the agenda for international media markets. The combined benefits of accessibility through the English language and brand …

New York Times will offer buyouts to editors in push to transform editing

The New York Times plans to release "more information by the end of the month" about a buyout program for editors amid a much-anticipated reduction …

New York Times

Drawing lessons from the “ Bezos Way”

Jeff Bezos (right) putting the customer (left) at the center, in a new Amazon pop-up store<i>by</i> <i>Frederic Filloux</i>Amazon’s CEO annual letter to his …

Jeff Bezos