SOCIAL MEDIA JOURNALISM

October 20, 2017

Digital Summit: News industry has been 'too slow to move from burning platforms', claims agency boss

The news industry has been “too slow to move away from the burning platforms on which they were sitting” as income from print has plummeted […]
October 11, 2017

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley: Defining Google and Facebook as publishers could impact civil liberties

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has hailed the internet a “force for good” as she warned against using heavy legislation against online platforms such as Facebook. […]
October 5, 2017

Facebook admits to £842m turnover in the UK in 2016 – but true figure likely to be much higher

Facebook reported turnover of £842m in the UK in 2016, up 300 per cent on the previous year, new financial figures show. Accounts filed with […]
October 4, 2017

Ad-blocking company claims to be 'outfoxing' Facebook in game of 'cat and mouse' over ads

Adblock Plus, the popular online ad-blocking software, has said it is “outfoxing” Facebook by blocking adverts on the social network in an ongoing game of […]
September 28, 2017

Nick Robinson says BBC should engage 'dissident voices' as he warns of online 'guerrilla war' against the media

The BBC’s Nick Robinson has warned that ongoing attacks on the media are part of a “guerrilla war being fought on social media” and said […]
September 27, 2017

BBC says Kuenssberg will not speak at Tory conference after Canary story suggesting otherwise

The BBC has said political editor Laura Kuenssberg is not speaking at the Conservative Party conference next week after left-leaning news website The Canary said […]
September 25, 2017

Full Fact director says UK law-change needed to underpin Facebook pledge to tackle 'dark' political ads

The director of UK fact-checking charity Full Fact has welcomed Facebook’s pledge to increase transparency around political advertising on its platform as “good news”. Will […]
September 14, 2017

Report warns publishers not to 'outsource' their future to Google and Facebook because of low revenue share

A report into how existing news publishers make money through Facebook has found that the revenue they earn directly from the social network “will not […]
September 13, 2017

Twitter co-founder: Ad-driven media churning out content for clicks is 'dumbing entire world down'

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams has blamed an “ad-driven media that churns stuff out on a minute by minute basis” and measures success in “clicks” for […]
September 7, 2017

News websites account for nearly half of all social media 'engagements' with UK content, analysis shows

The top 100 UK news websites accounted for nearly half of all “engagements” with UK content on social media over the year to the end […]
August 29, 2017

BBC, Guardian and Mail Online dominating computer news consumption, new Reuters study shows

The BBC, Guardian and Mail Online and are dominating news consumption on computers in the UK while the majority of news brands struggle with low […]
August 24, 2017

Facebook pledges to help news providers grow subscriptions and says money will go 'directly to publishers'

Facebook has said it will start testing new features to help news providers grow subscriptions later this year, with all the money to go “directly […]
August 24, 2017

Channel 4's Jon Snow: Facebook and Google 'have to pay more to carry professional journalism'

Channel 4 News broadcaster Jon Snow has said the likes of Facebook and Google “have to pay more to carry professional journalism” as he warned […]