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(Kevin Anderson, managing producer, digital media, @ideastream. Expert in digital transformation with experience as an innovator and leader at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Scandi publishing giant Schibsted joins complaint against Apple's app dominance. Vox Media acquires publisher with history of turning journalism into movie deals. Publishers turn to 'expert networks'. UX lessons still be learned from print.
By Olivia Solon and Cyrus Farivar Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg oversaw plans to consolidate the social network's power and control competitors by treating its users' data as a bargaining chip, while publicly proclaiming to be protecting that data…
Mr AndersonRT @oliviasolon: Since Cambridge Analytica, Facebook has tried to position the platform changes made in 2015 as being driven by privacy concerns, but we find very little discussion of privacy in these documents - except as a PR strategy
Nicholas Thompson, Fred Vogelstein
– Apr 16, 2:30 AM
The streets of Davos, Switzerland, were iced over on the night of January 25, 2018, which added a slight element of danger to the prospect of trekking to the Hotel Seehof for George Soros' annual banquet. The aged financier has a tradition of…
Mr AndersonRT @MediaGazer Interviews with 65 current and former employees on the meltdown inside Facebook over the last 15 months as the Cambridge Analytica scandal unfolded (Wired)
Nordic publishing giant Schibsted is the latest publisher to back Spotify's allegations that Apple is abusing its stance as the most dominant player in the app market. Schibsted has claimed that from the perspective of protecting free journalism…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer In an open letter, Schibsted follows Spotify's lead, says Apple is abusing its position as the dominant player in the app market (@lucy28southern / Digiday)
The Hollywood Reporter
– Apr 15, 5:00 PM
Epic is Vox's first entertainment acquisition following its previous purchases of the Curbed Network and tech site Recode. The company, which owns seven sites that span tech, food and sports coverage, had a combined reach of 87.9 million U.S.
Mr AndersonRT @perodistas21 Keeping diversification with powerful storytelling beyond news but touching base on reality. Such an interesting strategy
Three weeks ago, at a Digital Subscription conference hosted in Paris by WAN-IFRA, I asked Alan Fisco, president and publisher of the Seattle Times how he felt about the “Trump Bump” in the digital news business. “It is one of…
Mr AndersonRT @raju: In first five years of paywall, the @seattletimes built a digital-only subscriber base of ~40,000. Its ad-reader revenue ratio has gone from 90:10 to 32:68 (secular ad declines skew this stat) via @filloux
Contributor networks swing in and out of fashion in media. But with influencer marketing en vogue and publishers hunting for ways to drive engagement on their properties, the hunt for famous, influential contributors is back on – and it's…
One data point is an anecdote, two is a coincidence, three is a trend. So a reawakening to the value of print is officially a trend: There's No Substitute for Print — The Atlantic The Urgent Quest for Slower, Better News…
Mr Anderson'...this exercise is not about ‘saving’ or ‘returning’ to print. It is about taking advantage of the 300 years of information design that was the evolution of the print newspaper — and adapting what works in the service of digital news.'