Facebook employees pushed to remove Trump’s posts as hate speech

Wall Street Journal :: Ruling by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to keep presidential candidate’s posts spurred heated internal debates.

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Facebook will now allow graphic content if it's newsworthy

Buzzfeed :: Prepare yourself: Your Facebook filter bubble might pop a few times in the coming weeks. In a Friday blog post, the company said it plans to allow more contentious content in your timelines and will now consider the newsworthiness of graphic words and images before censoring them.

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AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner

WSJ :: AT&T Inc. is in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, a deal that would create a new hallmark in the rapidly converging realms of media, communications and the internet.

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Print vs. digital: The media meme that will not die

Media Briefing :: We are all trying to grapple with serious, challenging business and social issues. Newspapers have declined, but due to their dominance in the past, they still employ the vast majority of locally-focused journalists in the US. 

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The Independent claims profit for first time in 23 years after going digital-only

Pressgazette.co.uk :: The Independent has become profitable for the first time in more than 20 years following its decision to become a digital-only newsbrand in March, the title has claimed. Digital revenues are said to have grown by 75 per cent year-on-year last month, including a 45 per cent year-on-year growth in advertising revenues.

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Study: Entertainment, general news lead shareable content

INMA :: Leading the genres of popular, shareable content on those three sites are entertainment (33%), general news (18%), fashion and style (12%), teens (10%), home and garden (5%), women’s interest and lifestyle (5%), business and finance (4%), science and technology (3%), men’s interest (3%), auto (2%), and travel (1%).

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How Twitter's advertising is moving beyond 140 characters

Marketing Week :: Twitter wants marketers to see it as more than 140 characters as it focuses on providing more ways for brands to reach consumers.

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After Geofeedia, Twitter cuts ties with SnapTrends, a tool police use to spy on social media

Daily Dot :: Following its decision last week to suspend its data agreement with GeofeediaTwitter has severed ties with yet another leading intelligence firm specializing in social media surveillance.

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'VRtually There' USA Today debuts VR news show

USA Today :: USA Today network today announced the release of its weekly virtual reality news show, ‘VRtually There’ – the first-ever branded news experience exclusively in partnership with YouTube and Toyota, who is the premiere launch sponsor. 

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Wikimedia Foundation files petition in support of Google’s ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ battle in France

Venture Beat :: The Wikimedia Foundation, the parent organization behind Wikipedia, has filed a petition in support of Google in France regarding an ongoing dispute between French authorities and Google over its implementation of the so-called “right-to-be-forgotten” ruling.

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Trinity Mirror redesigns 50 of its sites to cut page load in half

Digiday :: The publisher of national tabloid The Mirror is updating all of its 50 titles to run faster. So far, five titles have the news design, with the rest of them transitioning before the end of the year.

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Keith Olbermann and journalists from The New York Times and The New Yorker on how they’d grill Trump and Clinton

Vanity Fair :: Chris Wallace of Fox News couldn't moderate tonight's final debate. Say he's kidnapped by a jealous Sean Hannity or beckoned for an emergency deposition in a Roger Ailes sexual harassment case. What's one question you'd ask if you were chosen to replace him?

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On the hunt for direct audience connections, publishers turn to desktop push notifications

Digiday :: For all the talk about mobile eating the web, desktop traffic isn’t going away. While many publishers rightfully obsess over keeping people on their mobile sites, some including The Washington Post, Mic and LittleThings are trying to strengthen their connections with readers through desktop alerts.

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All Pulitzer categories now open to magazines

FishbowlNY :: The Pulitzer Prizes have finally opened all of its journalism categories to print and online magazines.

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Next TV Summit: New platforms, business models giving rise to widening range of video players and service options

Multichannel :: While some are labeling this digital-focused era the new Golden Age of Television, the same label can also be applied to the new and innovative ways video and TV content is being delivered to a variety of screens and consumer segments. 

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Pinterest is developing its own "Explore" distributed content channel for which publishers can create content

AdAge :: Pinterest is developing its own "Explore" distributed content channel for which publishers and brands can create content, Jeremy Barr reports from anonymous advertiser sources. The new section will house publisher videos and multimedia posts with limited advertising as a test at the outset.

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Snapchat might become a more reliable income source for publishers

Nieman Lab :: Snapchat is planning to switch up the payment terms of its Discover section, Recode reports — but that might not be a bad thing if it provides publishers with a little more certainty about their revenue from the platform. 

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NPR restructures its Story Lab incubator

Current.org :: NPR is getting more of its staff and outside producers involved in experimenting with ideas for new programs and show segments.

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How BBC Minute aims to engage young people with global radio news

Journalism.co.uk :: The 60-second bulletins, broadcast from local stations around the world, give millennials a taste of what's happening in the news.

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Pacific Magazines restructures commercial team in effort to ‘future-proof’ the company

Mumbrella :: Pacific Magazines has restructured its commercial team in the first major move under the company’s new leadership of CEO Gereurd Roberts and commercial director Prue Cox. The changes to the team will see the publishing company offer a total network approach, with teams selling the whole portfolio of Pacific Magazines’ print, digital, social and experiential assets.

Fox Sports shuts ‘loss making’ The Crowd forum with plans to refocus on citizen journalism

Mumbrella :: Fox Sports has quietly shuttered its fan forum section The Crowd after one of its main product managers admitted on Twitter it “runs at a loss”.

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Facebook’s Signal app for journalists now includes live video

Venture Beat :: Facebook announced an update for its journalist app aimed at keeping media apprised of what people are talking about on the social network and Instagram. 

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General Mayhem guides Turkey’s media repression

Guardian :: The censorship and arrests that characterise Erdo─čan’s rule are as chaotic as they are intimidating. That makes them all the more alarming.

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How The Sun uses Facebook to build audience, since dropping its paywall

Digiday :: The Sun has been aggressively scaling its audience since it dropped its paywall last November. And coming from a place of zero search equity, Facebook has been the platform that's helped the publisher scale its audience fast.

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Gawker seeking more info on Thiel's role in lawsuit

Wall Street Journal :: Gawker Media LLC has asked the judge overseeing the company’s bankruptcy to authorize a probe into the relationship between billionaire Peter Thiel and the lawyer representing former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan.

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How Snapchat's big changes impact advertisers and publishers

Adage :: Snapchat is a little different today, going back to its roots with a retooling that boosts personal messages and lowers visibility for its publishing partners in Discover.

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The Moderators: Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper steered debate with sharp questions

New York Times :: The moderators of the second presidential encounter pressed for specifics, asserted facts and responded to criticism from Donald J. Trump in real time.

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Protests in Hungary at closure of main leftwing opposition newspaper

Guardian :: About 2,000 people demonstrate outside parliament as Népszabadság journalists liken suspension of publication to a coup.

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How YouTube reinvented Itself for the next billion users

Wired :: YouTube's video app is called YouTube Go, and it represents more than a year of work to rethink YouTube for a new kind of user. The so-called “next billion” Internet users are coming online, many of them in India, Indonesia, Brazil, and China. They aren’t like the users who came before. They have different devices, different connectivity, different social norms, different ideas about what the Internet is.

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Let the virtual world move along with you: Ars walks around in Oculus’ Santa Cruz VR prototype

Ars Technica :: As great as it is enjoying untethered virtual reality on devices like Samsung's Gear VR and Google Daydream, these portable experiences are held back by their lack of full head-tracking. Without it, you're pretty much stuck sitting in one place and tilting your head on a swivel

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Great content is a craft--not a commodity. It requires true insight

inc.com :: The on-demand economy works for many things, but not content marketing. Treat content like a craft to get the results you want.

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How are legacy media in Europe adapting to digital?

Reuters Institute :: How are legacy news organisations dealing with the business of digital news? How are they addressing recent developments such as the rise of social media, the move from desktop internet to an increasingly mobile web, and the growing importance of online video?

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At risk: Hackers have leaked the personal data of thousands of journalists covering the war in Eastern

AJ Listening Post :: The justification offered by the site is the suspicion that journalists have been collaborating with separatist, pro-Russian forces, in the east.

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BBC radio director Helen Boaden resigns: 'the “slow” medium – radio – should be encouraged to survive'

Pulse.com.gh :: Helen Boaden, Director of BBC Radio, resigned from her position at 9am this morning. Here, in an exclusive extract of the speech she will deliver Friday afternoon at the Prix Italia festival in Lampedusa, she reflects on a career in broadcasting, and makes the case for ‘slow news’.

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