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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.)
The 19th launches, women covering the intersection of politics and gender. More than 1000 companies boycotted Facebook. Did it work? (Facebook announced 11% increase in revenue.) Voice of America journalists worried they will be deported from the US.
When Errin Haines first heard about Breonna Taylor's death in mid-May, she knew the story deserved more attention. At the time, there was only local media coverage on how Louisville policemen had broken into Taylor's home while she lay in bed…
Mr AndersonRT @Mediagazer Veteran AP reporter Errin Haines, Emily Ramshaw, and others launch The 19th, covering politics and inequality from a diverse perspective with a 99% female staff (@angelinachapin / The Cut)
What's new in publishing
– Aug 2, 11:15 PM
COVID-19 has reinforced the need for publishers to diversify their revenue sources. With advertising proving to be both a problematic, and an unreliable income stream, for many outlets right now, the race is on to find other ways to make media pay.
Mr AndersonRT @wnip: 231 ways publishers can make media pay t.co/h9Ah9G40x1 Proven revenue ideas for publishers, both large and small by @damianradcliffe #publishing
The advertiser boycott of Facebook took a toll on the social media giant, but it may have caused more damage to the company's reputation than to its bottom line. The boycott, called #StopHateForProfit by the civil rights groups that organized it…
Mr AndersonRT @jamesrbuk The Facebook ad boycott: largely useless already, and that's before the spend - handily cut during a lockdown / recession combo - quietly comes back from the companies that did it. Don't expect brands to do legislators' work for them.
The Washington Post
– Aug 2, 11:57 AM
Bricio Segovia has less than a month before his time is up. With his visa set to expire at the end of August, the Voice of America reporter will be obligated to leave the United States and go back to Spain, his native country. Under normal…
Mr AndersonRT @farhip: The head of the agency overseeing @voanews has declined to renew the visas of its non-citizen journalists, raising fears they'll be thrown out of the country. My latest.
The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed. How much does exposure to fake…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod In a working paper, researchers have found that, in some cases, exposure to false information about the pandemic can change people's actions - but the size of the effect is small, at least in Ireland
Like millions of Americans, Alex Smith watched protesters take to the streets after the brutal killing of George Floyd, a Black man, while in Minneapolis police custody. As he skimmed social media in search of information, a Twitter thread caught…
Mr AndersonRT @gijn: Google, Twitter and YouTube weren't around when anti-Vietnam war protesters chanted 'Hell no, we won't go' in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Here's how the current generation of journalists are capturing racial justice protests with data
Facebook had a slow quarter but there was a feeling of triumph emanating from the social networking giant. In the context of one of the worst economic periods of modern times, its 11% revenue growth gave it plenty to cheer. It may just catch the…
Mr AndersonRT @mediavoicespod Facebook had a slow quarter but there was a feeling of triumph emanating from the social networking giant. In the context of one of the worst economic periods of modern times, its 11% revenue growth gave it plenty to cheer