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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.)
It's another slap the platforms Monday. The Guardian looks at Facebook's war room trying to protect the EU elections. The EU is looking at Apple over Spotify fees. In other news, as more journalists go freelance, should we rethink award contest fees?
Less than three years ago, the Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his platform could have influenced the election of Donald Trump as US president. Today the company admits it is under siege…
Mr AndersonA look inside their election war room for the European elections.
The Financial Times
Rochelle Toplensky in Brussels
– May 5, 1:30 PM
The EU will launch a formal antitrust investigation into Apple in the next few weeks after Spotify accused the iPhone maker of “tilting the playing field to disadvantage competitors”. The investigation comes as the battle for the…
How do you feel about this article? Distracted already? Here, have some Ritalin, the extremely unproblematic drug that helps you concentrate. I see you are yawning: time for a giant cup of tasty Nescafe, every bit as good as something that has been…
Mr AndersonMT @jason_kint Missed nuance here. These sites aren't tracking users to do this but truly innovating by analyzing content IRT to contextually target sentiment. I expect the strongest privacy minds are good with this. Antithesis of Cambridge Analytica.
– May 3, 2:06 AM
Subscribe Sign In Or subscribe with your Google account and let Google manage your subscription. When UNC Charlotte student Nikolai Mather first saw frantic messages about a shooting on campus Tuesday, he turned off his dorm room lights, checked…
Mr AndersonRT @brianstelter When shots ring out at a school, 'student journalists are the first to witness the horrors.' This week the campus was UNC Charlotte and the student paper was the @niner_times
In the most utopian statement of what the internet might be, the late John Perry Barlow laid out the claim that cyberspace was free. “Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new…
Mr AndersonRT @merbroussard: My fave ever @alexismadrigal piece. 'Governments realized their laws were being contravened every day. The model of a globally interconnected society that did not need regulation or the interference of bureaucrats simply did not work.'
Winners of the both the Peabody and Webby Awards were announced in recent weeks. To enter both competitions, assuming a freelancer only wants to enter a single category, will run upward of $500. The Online Journalism Awards cost up to $175 per…
Mr AndersonRT @roseveleth: The journalism workforce is increasingly made up of freelancers. Awards should think about how their rules and fees impact this growing group of workers: