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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.)
Elite Daily reaches millions of users through Snapchat stories. Websites make millions in ad revenue from disinformation. Conde Nast VP of Product on how AI will transform their business. Podcaster takes down episodes after plagiarism charges.
New York(CNN Business) As the United States gears up for another presidential election, aware of the role online disinformation played in 2016, the business of publishing false or extremist content online remains a lucrative one. At least $235…
Mr AndersonMT @jgeltzer: 'At least $235 million in revenue is generated annually from ads running on extremist & disinformation websites.' These huge profits from extremism are a major part of the ecosystem that needs fixing.
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Mr Anderson'For Condé Nast we’re trying to figure out what differentiates us. And I think the really interesting thing there is whether AI can capture editorial intent? Can we have an AI that actually has an opinion?'
While Robinson declined to share information about how much money Elite Daily's Snapchat content is making, she said that the arrangement is profitable; BDG's ad sales team sells some of the show's ad inventory directly, with the rest monetized…
Mr Anderson'..;declined to share information about how much money Elite Daily’s Snapchat content is making, she said that the arrangement is profitable; BDG’s ad sales team sells some of the show’s ad inventory directly, with the rest monetized through Snapchat.'
We've passed a milestone in Google's evolution from search engine to walled-garden. In June of 2019, for the first time, a majority of all browser-based searches on Google.com resulted in zero-clicks. Throughout this post, I'll be using numbers…
Mr Anderson'Seek out keywords whose results have higher CTR opportunity.'
In 1968, Billy X Jennings was sitting in class at Laney College, in Oakland, California, when he heard chanting from the courthouse across the street. Curious, he left class and joined the crowd of protestors. They were members of the Black Panther…
Mr Anderson'At its peak, from 1968 to 1971, it was the country’s most-read Black newspaper.' It supported party members and helped in recruitment.
The Daily Beast
– Aug 16, 2019, 1:00 PM
The new bosses in charge of what used to be the Gawker network of websites have drastically upended the culture, Greenwell said, leaving her no choice but to resign. Deadspin's editor in chief has left the company, saying the new leadership of…
Mr Anderson'Among the many grievances, Greenwell said, G/O leadership refused to guarantee editorial independence for Deadspin and asked for the site to 'stick to sports''
Ashley Flowers, creator and host of “ Crime Junkie ” — currently the No. 1 true-crime podcast — has been accused of using material in her show from multiple sources without credit. In a statement sent to Variety, Flowers…
Mr AndersonMultiple journalists and other podcasters have accused Ashley Flowers of plagiarism. In response, five episodes of the podcast have been pulled down.
Political parties are showing partisan, highly charged adverts to teenagers on Facebook and Instagram, Sky News can reveal. The Children's Commissioner has described the practice of targeting young people as 'irresponsible'. Sky News has seen 208…
Mr Anderson'The Children's Commissioner has described the practice of targeting young people as 'irresponsible'.'
The Daily Beast
– Aug 18, 2019, 9:38 AM
The Game Change author inked a deal with Regan Arts to publish a book titled How to Beat Trump. It is scheduled to come out in November. Former powerful political pundit and author Mark Halperin has recently signed a deal to publish a book on…
Mr AndersonIn the end, some dozen women made accusations against Mark Halperin. The publisher, Judith Regan of Regan Arts, said she doesn't condone harm done to another human being but believes in the power of forgiveness and second chances.