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Earlier this month, a company called Mogul News launched a news app that curates article content from three media outlets: Bloomberg, The Financial Times, and The Economist. If you were to subscribe to each of these publications separately, it … more
In late May, a 32-year-old woman living outside Madrid killed herself after a sex video she’d taken of herself five years earlier resurfaced. (For privacy reasons, I won’t identify the woman.) The video was circulated within several WhatsApp … more
Google has agreed to change how it publishes news in New Zealand after it was criticised for breaching a court order in a high-profile murder case. Google had refused to tighten publication standards after it sent an email to users in December … more
The UK competition watchdog has launched an investigation into the way Google and Facebook collect and exploit personal data and have used their power to dominate the £13bn UK digital advertising market. The Competition and Markets Authority’s … more
I am writing this on a terrace in an olive grove in southern Greece. The waves are breaking a hundred yards away, early cicadas are rasping, swifts are grazing on the clouds of aerial plankton over the mountain, and my children are somewhere in the … more
Misinformation is so common after mass shootings that Google has had to tweak its algorithm to compensate, a senior search engineer at the company has revealed. Pandu Nayak, who joined the company 14 years ago to work on its search engine, told … more
Last Saturday, the far-right Proud Boys group held a rally in Portland, Oregon. Left-wing groups, including the Portland branch of the militant antifa group, put together a counterprotest—whose attendees clashed with the Proud Boys. But the most … more
Fox News Channel wrapped up another quarter as the most-watched network on cable television, running its streak in total day to 12 consecutive quarters at No. 1, and 70 consecutive quarters at No. 1 in cable news. It was also the most-watched basic … more
The BBC has further cut the salaries of its big beast male news broadcasters while nudging up pay for top female talent as it strains to uphold a pledge to close its gender pay gap by the end of 2020. The corporation today revealed its latest pay … more
One-third of Americans say the news media is "the enemy of the people," according to a new Hill-Harris X poll survey. The poll, released Monday, found that the sentiment is strongest among Republican voters. According to the survey, 51 percent of … more
Content moderation is a long-standing challenge for big tech companies. Many of the issues surrounding content moderation have been reported on extensively by The Verge, and they’re now the focus of UCLA professor Sarah T. Roberts’ new book … more
Subscription over-the-top sports broadcaster Dazn has increased the amount of original and licensed content it puts outside its paywall, in order to both acquire new, and retain existing, subscribers. The company, which has 3,000 staff, plans to be … more
The Economist is mostly known for reporting on business, politics and economics but it has now expanded into sports coverage in a bid to grow its audience. Its data team uses sports analytics to produce editorial showing that managers in football … more
Facebook is often blamed for helping to put Donald Trump in the White House, either by giving Russian trolls a platform for disinformation and social engineering during the 2016 election, or by allowing data-harvesting firm Cambridge Analytica to … more
Schibsted has optimised digital sales channels for several years already. Over the past couple of years, there has been a trend toward flattening out the sales volume. As a consequence, there is a focus on keeping subscribers. One of our hypotheses … more
In a small town with slightly more than 100,000 people, known for its annual rose festival, news site The Tyler Loop is growing a membership model with events and a newsletter to collaborate, not compete with, other local news organizations. The … more
At Pew Research Center, we’ve been asking Americans about their online news habits since the mid-1990s. Since then, the ways people get news online have changed a lot — and so have the ways we ask about it. In 1996, for example, we asked … more
A declining newspaper is better than no newspaper. A rundown newspaper is better than no newspaper. A bad newspaper is better than no newspaper. Some people will disagree with me there. There are those in the local digital news world who argue that … more
Programmatic advertisers have grown more comfortable buying publishers’ inventory on the open marketplace. That brings up questions about what role, if any, publishers’ private marketplaces, which enable publishers to maintain direct … more
The reaper came for another editorial cartoonist over the weekend. The Brunswick News newspaper group in Canada canceled Michael de Adder’s contract a couple of days after he distributed a cartoon on Twitter depicting Donald Trump on the … more
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