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October 20, 2017

Podcast: From climate change to Facebook

This week on The Kicker, Meg talks with Wisconsin-based journalist Cassandra Willyard about the challenge of covering climate change. Then Pete is joined by Emily […]
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 20, 2017

Social media crackdowns at the Times and Journal will backfire

Image via Pixabay The relationship between media outlets and social platforms like Twitter has always been tense. On some level, publishers know they have to […]
October 20, 2017

Web giants to remove extremist content quickly

Tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter will work with G7 countries to block the spread of extremist content online. Earlier this year, G7 leaders […]
October 20, 2017

The media today: Two weeks in, the Weinstein fallout continues

Who knew? Who was harassed? Who else is out there? Two weeks after The New York Times blew the lid off the Harvey Weinstein story, […]
October 20, 2017

Emotional appeals and news values as factors of shareworthiness in Ice Bucket Challenge coverage

The 2014 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Ice Bucket Challenge (IBC) received unprecedented attention by both news media and social media audiences. Using content analysis, this research […]
October 19, 2017

The global shop

In 1995, someone sold a broken laser pen for $14 on a site called AuctionWeb. This was the rather inauspicious start for online shopping, an […]
October 19, 2017

How Russia's election meddling could spell the end of an era for Facebook, Google and Twitter – The Independent

One consequence of a bitterly contested presidential election came into clearer focus this week: politicians aren’t letting Silicon Valley off the hook. Long accustomed to […]
October 19, 2017

Here's how US lawmakers want to regulate political ads on Facebook, Google and Twitter – Recode

A trio of top Senate lawmakers is commencing a new push today to regulate the political ads that appear on Facebook, Google and Twitter, as […]
October 19, 2017

The ad industry is changing—here’s what publishers can expect

The advertising landscape is undergoing its most sweeping transformation in years. Apple just released the new version of Safari, which prioritizes user privacy; an updated […]
October 19, 2017

Google and Facebook under pressure after helping anti-refugee campaign – The Guardian

Facebook Secure America Now received targeted help to efficiently use its millions of dollars in ad-spending ahead of US general election in 2016, reports say […]
October 19, 2017

Midlands daily tops Trinity Mirror web growth chart again

The Coventry Telegraph has topped Trinity Mirror’s online readership charts for the second month in a row. The Midlands daily recorded a 56.3pc year-on-year increase […]
October 19, 2017

The Week In Fact-Checking: Truth beer, political faux-checking and a fake news exhibit

The Week in Fact-Checking is a newsletter about fact-checking and accountability journalism, from Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network & the American Press Institute’s Accountability Project. More political faux-checking Imitation is […]