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Facebook’s latest transparency effort lets Facebook users see more information about how advertisers are reaching them. But while the update is a step toward addressing privacy concerns and instituting self-regulation, advertisers say it will do … more
The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly voted to fine Facebook approximately $5 billion for running afoul of its consumer-privacy rules. First reported by The Wall Street Journal on Friday, multiple media outlets have since heard the same news … more
Senior British politicians, including both contenders to be the next prime minister, joined journalists on Saturday in criticizing police for warning media not to publish leaked government documents, saying it was a “dangerous road to … more
Deepfakes are the latest weapon in the war against truth, and Congress is paying attention. The technology allows anyone to create convincing videos of events that never happened, stoking fear that a deepfake could emerge that fuels political … more
The longtime owner and editor of a small Alabama newspaper that called for a revival of the Ku Klux Klan has sold the publication and retired, months after igniting a firestorm with the editorial, the new owner said. Goodloe Sutton, 80, no longer … more
The rapid spread of fake news can influence millions of people, impacting elections and financial markets. A study on the impact of fake news on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, for instance, has found that fake news stories about Hillary … more
Lotta Edling is proud of her company’s journalistic excellence, as well as its growth in reach and digital subscription numbers for its media outlets. As editorial director of development for Sweden-based, family-owned Bonnier News, Edling spends … more
It was March when Aaron Montes first learned about the Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas. Montes, a reporter with the El Paso Times, had been on a ride-along with two US Border Patrol agents, both of whom are regular sources of his, since … more
“They did not have accurate information about the disease incidence.”Last fall, a city council member in Minamisoma City, Japan circulated a printed leaflet among residents of the community, near where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear … more
After 465 days in ICE custody, Memphis journalist and El Salvador native Manuel Duran is back in the Bluff City. Memphis Police arrested Duran on the eve of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination. He spent 15 months in … more
Facebook is trying to show publishers and creators that it can be a better video monetization partner. But Creator Studio, the tool it built to help publishers publish and analyze the performance of their videos, remains frustrating and unreliable, … more
The Chinese government appears to be widening its crackdown on international news organisations, adding the websites of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Spiegel Online to its list of blocked domains. “The new … more
Alabama Media Group launched Red Clay Media in 2017 as a video driven revenue stream. It began with videos created in the newsroom that inspired engagement from their readers. Today it is a thriving video arm with three distinct brands that focus on … more
Nonprofit status has been enormously helpful for local news outlets, both those kicking off as newbies or transitioning from the commercial (and profit-losing) life. Two hundred organizations are now registered with the Institute for Nonprofit News, … more
Last summer after Greek and Macedonian diplomats signed an accord to put an end to decades of bad blood between the two countries, thousands of nationalist protesters gathered in front of the Greek parliament, an imposing palace overlooking … more
Hearst is continuing its moves to find digital subscription revenue in offshoot products with a new streaming video service offering access to 35 hours’ worth of workout classes. The service, which costs $15 per month, or $100 per year, will be … more
France has passed a controversial tax on “digital services” that will hit American tech giants, as the United States says it will investigate the plan. Under the bill, just passed by the French Senate, tech companies with more than €750 … more
Larrison Campbell knows Robert Foster well. She has interviewed him numerous times. In fact, the reporter for Mississippi Today is the one who broke the story that Foster was running for governor in that state. When she wanted to follow him on the … more
The C.I.A. is quietly pushing Congress to significantly expand the scope of a law that makes it a crime to disclose the identities of undercover intelligence agents, raising alarms among advocates of press freedoms. The agency has proposed extending … more
One year in, Instagram’s dream of being a go-to source for long-form video is off to a slow start. A variety of top publishers have used IGTV, but most of them still categorize their efforts as experiments—and few are devoting dedicated … more
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