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(Kevin Anderson, manager, digital products and platforms at ideastream Public Media. Innovation leader focused on digital transformation and product. Priors at the BBC, The Guardian and Gannett.)
Inside Facebook teams working to quell extremist content after the Christchurch shooting. Report for America announces new reporters placed with 50 orgs. Google's new unified pricing. Twitter brags about money paid to publishers. FB's legal woes mount.
– Apr 24, 2019, 7:11 AM
Here at Journalism.co.uk, we love a good newsletter. Those bite-sized summaries and tidbits to help ease into your day and bring you up to speed, whilst nursing your morning coffee. It can also be a great source for us to find interesting editorial…
The Washington Post
– Apr 25, 2019, 7:28 AM
The new legal threat from Canada comes after authorities there and in British Columbia determined that Facebook had in place “superficial” protections for users' data and failed to keep close watch over third-party apps that accessed…
Mr AndersonRT @Techmeme: Canadian privacy regulator finds that Facebook committed serious breaches of local privacy laws due to its mishandling of users' personal info (@tonyromm / Washington Post)
Report for America Announces 61 Corps Members Placed in 50 Local News... NEW YORK—After a highly competitive search, Report for America has announced the selection and placement of its 2019 class: 61 reporters in 50 local news organizations…
Mr AndersonRT @knightfdn Meet the 61 @report4america corps members joining #localnews orgs across the country. The group of journalists, representing a wide array of backgrounds and perspectives, will focus on issues and communities that are often under-covered:
The City, a website covering local news in America's biggest metropolis, debuted this month with a bank account some of its nonprofit peers could only dream of. Backed by almost $10 million from philanthropies and individuals, the New York-based…
Mr Anderson RT @gerryfsmith: There are about 200 nonprofit news sites trying to fill the void left by the shrinking newspaper industry. @THECITYNY is hoping for the success of @propublica or @TexasTribune, but many struggle to survive.
The New York Times
– Apr 25, 2019, 1:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The New York State attorney general's office plans to open an investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection of more than 1.5 million users' email address books, according to two people briefed on the matter. The…
Mr AndersonMT @profcarroll: Facebook used address book data it recently harvested by requiring new users to provide their email account passwords under the pretext of security for ad targeting and growth hacking purposes. NY AG says enough with deceptive practices!
The New Yorker
– Apr 25, 2019, 9:16 AM
At 9:30 P.M. on March 14th, Jay Bagwell, a thirty-eight-year-old Facebook employee with parted hair and perpetual stubble, was sitting in his living room, in Austin, Texas. His kids were in bed, and he had just turned on a cooking show on Netflix…
Mr AndersonMT @KevinBankston: The amazing @Klonick, one of our foremost academic experts on content moderation, was given exclusive access to the Facebook team dealing with the immediate aftermath of the Christchurch shootings and then wrote about it
Ahead of Twitter's third NewFronts presentation next week, Kay Madati, Twitter's head of content partnerships, spoke with Digiday about revenue growth for media companies on the platform, why this year's NewFronts will focus on fewer deals…
Mr AndersonMT @SarahMarshall: 'We are a must-buy': Twitter says ad payments to publishers are up 60%. Driven by a growing number of content deals, ... the second consecutive year of 60% growth in payouts
Google will hold one-to-one meetings with publishers across Europe and a group meeting with publishers in May to further explain the changes and address their concerns. Google has stressed that the changes are not only inevitable for a digital ad…
Mr AndersonRT @jason_kint This is true. And it's certifiably nuts a company with this much control over buying, selling, transacting, measuring ads can make moves like this without oversight.
Tech & Tools Gannett just launched its own image licensing and wire service Watch out, Getty. Gannett has launched a platform that makes original images from USA Today and its 109 local newsrooms available to paying customers. In a press release…
Mr AndersonRT @mediagazer Gannett launches Imagn, an image licensing service with photos from USA Today and its 109 local papers, available on a per-photo basis or via a subscription (Poynter)
For three days last August, something shocking happened on the New Haven Green. Dozens of people, some of them homeless, were keeling over. Paramedics took 47 people on 120 hospital trips. The devastation from a notably potent batch of K2…
Mr AndersonRT @mmbaily: 'If seismic shocks to the journalism business have turned some cities into news deserts, New Haven offers a counter-example...' ... 'this country needs 1,500 New Haven Independents.' I couldn't agree more: