2017/03/28

Facebook is rolling out two Snapchat clone features for photos and videos--lenses and Stories to 1.15bn mobile users

AdWeek :: Did Facebook just put the final nail in the coffin for Snapchat? The social network is rolling out two Snapchat clone features for photos and videos--lenses and Stories--today that should make Snap's product team more than a little uneasy.

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The Spectator's Fraser Nelson believes it's a new era for subscriptions. Why? Here's the answer

Digiday :: The Spectator is adding 400 new subscribers a week, double last year's figures. Editor Fraser Nelson believes it is a new era for subscriptions.

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How French publisher Mediapart has used political tumult to drive subscriptions

Digiday :: “We want a return to democracy, to serve the readers. We want to fight against corruption,” said Edwy Plenel, co-founder of independent French online publisher Mediapart.

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How French publisher Mediapart has used political tumult to drive subscriptions

Digiday :: “We want a return to democracy, to serve the readers. We want to fight against corruption,” said Edwy Plenel, co-founder of independent French online publisher Mediapart.

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Instead of one-size-fits-all sites, publishers are increasingly launching single-subject verticals

Digiday :: Granted, media companies are still chasing scale, About included. But instead of one-size-fits-all sites, they’re increasingly launching single-subject verticals focused on advertiser-friendly topics like health, technology and food.

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Right-wing news site Breitbart News has been denied permanent press credentials by the U.S. Senate press gallery

Fortune :: The right-wing news site Breitbart News has been denied permanent press credentials by the U.S. Senate press gallery until the publisher can clarify questions about its ownership and funding, as well as its ties to the White House.

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Right-wing news site Breitbart News has been denied permanent press credentials by the U.S. Senate press gallery

Fortune :: The right-wing news site Breitbart News has been denied permanent press credentials by the U.S. Senate press gallery until the publisher can clarify questions about its ownership and funding, as well as its ties to the White House.

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Digital poised to overtake traditional media ad spending in Ireland

eMarketer :: 2017 will mark a major milestone for ad spending in Ireland, as digital surpasses all other forms of advertising for the first time, according to eMarketer's latest ad spending forecast.

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2017/03/27

Journalists detained covering Russia protests

CJR :: Russian security forces should cease harassing and obstructing journalists covering protests and other events, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today

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Tronc feud escalates as billionaire investor demands access to records

New York Times :: Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong accused the newspaper publisher of “poor corporate governance” in a letter to the company’s board.

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How British Vogue used Instagram Stories to gain a million followers in one year

Digiday :: British Vogue has used Stories to grow its Instagram following to 2 million, without falling into the trap of streaming runway shows.

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2017/03/24

Twitter might build a paid subscription service for power users of Tweetdeck

The Verge :: Twitter is considering offering a paid subscription to power users, including brands and news organizations, The Verge has confirmed.

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2017/03/20

How Daily Express publisher Northern and Shell centralizes video production

Digiday :: Northern and Shell, publisher of the Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! magazine, has been leaning hard into video, growing its number of video specialists from four to 30 people in 18 months.

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Why former Wall Streeters find new careers as fashion founders

Digiday :: Fashion startups, particularly in the product and service realms, are oftentimes founded by entrepreneurs who have backgrounds in finance. The long hours prep them for startup life, while having an analytical mind and an eye for modeling gives them an edge over the creative types.

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Financial Times sales chief on ad fraud: ‘There is no collective will’

Digiday :: The FT recently made a public pledge to advertisers with a Commercial Charter, detailing standards on viewability, brand safety, pricing and non-human traffic.

 

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2017/03/17

2017/03/16

Guardian pulls ads from Google after they were placed next to extremist material

The Guardian :: Ads for membership scheme were inadvertently placed by Google next to extremist material.

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BuzzFeed's special 40-person unit is ready to produce exclusive shows for Facebook, Snapchat and OTT services

Digiday :: As Facebook, Snapchat and OTT services seek TV-like programming, BuzzFeed — like other content partners — is in conversations with those companies to produce exclusive shows for their platforms, Henick said.

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2017/03/13

How four international news outlets are creating truly digitally native content (and making money off it)

Nieman Lab :: News outlets are adjusting their strategies as users migrate to more closed messaging platforms.

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Wikileaks dump shows CIA could turn smart TVs into listening devices

TheIntercept :: It's difficult to buy a new TV that doesn’t come with a suite of (generally mediocre) “smart” software, giving your home theater some of the functions typically found in phones and tablets. But bringing these extra features into your living room means bringing a microphone, too

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Nick Denton on life after Gawker

Digiday :: Addressing to a room of more than 2,000 South by Southwest attendees on Sunday, Gawker founder Nick Denton was upfront about his life after the bankruptcy of Gawker Media in an interview with Jeff Goodby, chairman of agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.

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2017/03/07

Comcast launches accelerator for media and entertainment startups

Venture Beat :: Comcast is creating a multi-city startup accelerator as the telecom giant looks to nurture the next big thing in the media and entertainment sectors.

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New report on the sometimes tense relationship of publishers and platforms

eMarketer :: While publishers have been able to expose more readers to their content on major distribution platforms, Google, Facebook and other big players have enormous leverage.

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2017/03/06

About the efforts of traditional broadcasters to reach digitally savvy audiences in the UK

eMarketer :: Chris Welsh, vice president of TV and Sport for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at MPP Global Solutions, talks about the efforts of traditional broadcasters in the UK to reach digitally savvy audiences.

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2017/03/04

The Associated Press’ plan to put hyperlocal data in the hands of reporters

TechCrunch :: Today the AP is entering into a joint pilot program with Data.world to equip reporters with granular, local, data for more telling stories.

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2017/03/02

Fader 2.0: Building a collaborative online platform for VR journalists

Deutsche Welle :: Remember Fader, the journalistic VR tool created by Vragments? The prototype has only been online since December 2016 – and already the project is ready to move to the next level.

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Header bidding has a video problem, for now

Digiday :: Ask any supply-side vendor if it plans to bring header bidding to video ads this year, and the answer is probably “yes.” But there are doubters.

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