Welcome to Media Wasteland, what I find interesting in the global news and content markets.
The fight for a free media in Slovakia. Despite industry chaos, local journalism fights on. An Instagram ad partner tracked users' location, stories. Pop cultural giant Star Wars loses its steam. The Financial Times story templates explained.
– Aug 5, 10:44 AM
A new generation of non-traditional reporters and start-ups dare to suggest the graevyard rumors are much overstated. In Boston, the wise-cracking Haley Hamilton serves up cocktails to support her reporting work for the Boston Institute for…
It's hard to say this, as someone who grew up pretending to be Han Solo battling Darth Vader and his stormtroopers to rescue Princess Leia. But it must be said: Kids might not be into Star Wars anymore. Walt Disney Co.'s underwhelming theme-park…
Hyp3r, an apparently trusted marketing partner of Facebook and Instagram, has been secretly collecting and storing location and other data on millions of users, against the policies of the social networks, Business Insider reported today. It's hard…
– Aug 7, 10:15 PM
And when, in February 2018, the country was convulsed by the first murder of a journalist in independent Slovakia, protesters again came out in defence of independent journalism and against the cosy ties between business, crime and politics that…
Global Investigative Journalism Network
– Aug 6, 12:01 AM
The Financial Times covers news, and quite a lot of it, publishing around 150 articles every day on topics ranging from leveraged loans to the coronation of Japan's emperor Naruhito. The wide range and volume of stories means our readers need us to…