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Scroll, the news startup from former Chartbeat CEO Tony Haile that will charge $5 per month in exchange for ad-free reading across a number of sites, has signed its first partners ahead of its launch later this year, the company announced Thursday. They include The Atlantic, Fusion Media Group, Business Insider, Slate, MSNBC, The Philadelphia..
Even if they havent changed the world in the way some hyped, chatbots have become a compelling way for news organizations to experiment with telling familiar stories in a new format. Some big challenges stand in the way of widespread adoption, though. One is acclimating users to the format; another is winning over reporters.
Data & Society released a pair of reports this week one on fake news, the other on media literacy. Nothing shocking here, but the fake news report does a good job of describing how the two conflicting definitions of fake news symbolize a broader schism between scholars/researchers and the right-wing media. On the one.
The Wall Street Journal thinks it might know your reading habits and your potential spending habits better than you know them yourself. For the past couple of years, the Journal home to one of journalisms oldest paywalls has been testing different ways to allow non-subscribers to sample its stories refining a..
23 years ago, there was Snopes.com. Now there are at least 149 dedicated fact-checking projects around the world currently active, according to the latest census from the Duke Reporters Lab, released Thursday.
It felt like a spa vacation. Many publishers are uncomfortable with their dependence on Facebook for traffic, particularly in light of recent changes to Facebooks algorithm that deprioritize news. But that discomfort almost never extends to actually leaving the platform.
Publishers pivot to video appears to have become a pivot to layoffs. And not even the biggest and most successful of digital-native companies is safe. Vox Media, one of the many companies that embraced social video over the past two years, said Wednesday that it will lay off 50 employees, approximately five percent of its.
Michael Ferros not done yet. He may have sold off his prized flagship Los Angeles Times the cornerstone of his latest transformation strategy but the publishing wheeler-dealer already has his top team consumed with finding new deals. That deal-making appears to be traveling on two tracks.
What better way to promote a daily email newsletter that sums up an industrys latest news thanin another daily email newsletter that sums up an industrys latest news? Its a natural. So if you get Axios Login tech-industry newsletter, you may have seen some in-email ads this month promoting Finimize, a daily finance newsletter aimed..
You've got mail and now you won't always have to click out of your Gmail app to deal with it. After launching its Accelerated Mobile Pages framework a few years ago for a more streamlined mobile user experience in search results, Google is now bringing the framework to the precious cargo of many email..
Do you want to make the world a better place? Would you like a how-to guide for that? The New York Times is seizing on its audiences constant thirst for self-improvement, in the words of Sara Bremen Rabstenek, the Times reader experience product director. The Times is creating a series of guides for improving various..
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 152, published February 20, 2018. Crossing over.
News publishers will now be thinking twice before embedding in articles a certain viral tweet that contains a full color image of Tom Brady and Danny Ainge, taken in 2016. In fact, any publisher embedding any tweets containing content that might not be original to the tweeter now has at least some reason to be..
Hey, Google how do we solve the news industrys various revenue problems? Google gave a preview of some features its been working on and thinking about regarding its support for subscription news organizations at its Digital News Initiative Summit on Thursday (on the same day it also rolled out a built-in adblocker in its...
After six months of investigating thousands of disciplinary cases in dozens of police departments around Cincinnati, Scripps TV station WCPO was almost ready to share its findings on air and online. But the team decided to add one more thing to their to-do list: an on-air segment and online letter about why and how they..
Most forms of political persuasion seem to have little effect at all. Dartmouths Brendan Nyhan writes in The New York Times that it isnt that easy to change peoples votes in an election, in an Upshot post titled Fake news and bots may be worrisome, but their political power is overblown. When were trying to.
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Sometimes, the podcast isnt enough. Or to put it differently, its so good you want to find out even more. While binging on the S-Town podcast last year, the first thing I did after one episode was search the Internet for more about the central character John McLemore, in hopes of finding a picture of.
No, the saga of the Los Angeles Times isnt the only story in the newspaper world. Its just that in its breathtaking oddness, it consumed the beginning of our year. Lets begin with one question about the future of the Times, but then move on to other early-in-the-year questions that may tell us lots more.
It doesnt really matter where you live or how large your local newspapers circulation is: The average price for a digital newspaper subscription is $2.31 per week, according to a new report from the American Press Institute. API research fellow Tracy M.