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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.)
US chain Gannett is poised to fend off takeover bid from hedge fund, WSJ reports. Job alert at Irish Times. Conde Nast sells Bridal magazine after Newhouse Family that owns it just sold newspaper. Search-focused sites attractive takeover targets.
– May 15, 2019, 8:03 AM
In March, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone tweeted a screenshot of an iPhone homescreen along with a message: “Notice our new prototype? … It's called ‘twttr.' The bird flew away from the app icon representing: Simplicity. Blue sky…
Mr AndersonMT @s_m_i: 'Japan-based user researcher Kiyo Yamamuchi explained that some Japanese users actively avoid engaging with popular replies to avoid exposure that would attract attacks or abuse.' Much more widespread anti-harassment tactic than folks may think
The New York Times
– May 15, 2019, 5:30 AM
The courting of Brides magazine had none of the meet-cutes and grand gestures often described in its glossy pages. Condé Nast, the publisher of Vogue and The New Yorker, rather unceremoniously put the publication on the market last year as…
Mr AndersonMT @jimwindolf: @tiffkhsu has news that Condé Nast has sold Brides magazine, the oldest bridal magazine in the U.S., to Dotdash (formerly t.co/PvvVkU3EJB), which is part of the digital company that owns Tinder and OKCupid. Print edition to be scrapped.
– May 14, 2019, 4:04 AM
Credit: Information Commissioner's Office Calling all UK journalists, editors, media organisations, bloggers and academics: have your say on how to approach and handle personal data in journalism. For journalists and editors especially, privacy and…
Mr AndersonRT @GENInnovate The Information Commissioner's Office is working on a practical guide to help news organisations navigate the line between privacy and freedom of expression.'
Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 209, published May 14, 2019. The state of play, mid-2019. Last week, a good portion of the podcast community got glimmers of something they've long wanted: seemingly structural-level…
Down the line, The Post plans to offer clients a machine-learning tool that will help identify which kinds of readers are most likely to become subscribers. Unlike some other facets of Arc's platform, publishers do not need to be Arc clients to use…
Anybody trying to figure out what will drive the next wave of publisher acquisitions this year should probably look to Google, rather than Facebook. On Wednesday, Dotdash and Condé Nast announced that the former had acquired Brides, the…
Mr Anderson'Unlike the crop of publishers that rode social distribution to easy scale several years ago — and (then) found their audiences yanked from them by algorithm changes — search-focused publishers rely on a much more stable, sustainable source of traffic.'
Wall Street Journal
– May 15, 2019, 7:27 PM
Gannett Co. is poised to retain control of its entire board in a proxy fight with a hedge-fund-backed rival that made a hostile bid for the USA Today owner, according to people familiar with the matter. Based on the shareholder votes that have been…
Mr Anderson$$ RT @Mediagazer Sources: Gannett is likely to keep all eight seats on its board despite a takeover attempt by Digital First Media, which had proposed three nominees (@cararlombardo / Wall Street Journal)
Since January, Poynter has been keeping track of how some of the top fact checks from around the world perform on Facebook compared to the hoaxes they debunk. Overall, it hasn't been a pretty picture — misinformation regularly gets more…
Mr AndersonRT @dpfunke: I wrote about how hoaxes often jump between platforms, languages and countries - even after fact-checkers debunk them