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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.)
In the US, alt-weeklies, small weekly newspapers and radio stations are laying off staff, cutting retirement funding and worse. Facebook follows Netflix's lead and cuts streaming quality. Why not ban targeted advertising to save the internet?
Anthony Fauci, who to many watching the now-regular White House press briefings on the pandemic has become the scientific voice of reason about how to respond to the new coronavirus, runs from place to place in normal times and works long hours.
Mr Anderson RT @Sheril_: I've never read an interview like this in @ScienceMagazine, or anywhere. @sciencecohen did this Q&A w Anthony Fauci on the White House's #COVID19 response
Mr AndersonSmall weekly newspapers, alt-weeklies and small radio stations. Lay-offs, a stop to 401K contributions. This is grim. But this is a time when people are turning to local news. Drop paywalls? Yes, but it hasn't led to an uptick in digital subs.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Facebook said on Sunday that it would temporarily reduce streaming rates for videos on its platform and also on Instagram in Europe to help alleviate any potential network congestion due to thousands of Europeans working from…
Mr AndersonRT @mediagazer Facebook says it will temporarily reduce streaming rates for videos on its platform and on Instagram in Europe (@fooyunchee / Reuters)
Playboy, the glossy magazine relic of the pre-#MeToo era as well as the occasional publisher of Margaret Atwood, among others, would seem to have little in common with City AM, the business-led freesheet for London commuters. Yet, just as the whole…
Mr AndersonIn London, the City AM freesheet for the business community has stopped printing. and has halved salaries. Eek. Even in London, local newspapers are suffering.
You probably remember this moment. It was April 2018, the peak of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and Mark Zuckerberg was testifying before an angry Congress. Republican senator Orrin Hatch, then 84 years old, asked how Facebook could make any…
Mr Anderson'If companies couldn’t use our data to target ads, they would have no reason to gobble it up in the first place, and no opportunity to do mischief with it later.'
Newspapers in Northern Italy and Hong Kong have no plans to stop printing despite a dip in advertising revenues brought on by coronavirus (Covid-19), two senior staffers have said. Silvio Da Giau is technical director at Athesis, which publishes…
Mr AndersonMost of sales at kiosks and print advertising is still critical to their business, says an Italian newspaper director. South China Morning Post also distributes an e-version based on their print paper, and like papers in Italy still relies on print ads.