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In Deepfakes and Cheap Fakes, Data & Society Affiliates Britt Paris and Joan Donovan trace decades of audiovisual (AV) manipulation to demonstrate how evolving technologies aid consolidations of power in society. Deepfakes, they find, are no … more
Would you filter out bad news if you could? This is the question that Alicia Grandjean, software engineer at BBC and Tim Cowlishaw, senior software engineer at BBC R&D, wanted the audience to answer. The developers got this idea when a … more
As publishers turn to subscription revenue to shore up their revenue strategies–from the largest international audiences down to the local publishers–they are each grappling with the constantly changing issues of tech and data. As an example, … more
Nonprofit news does not mean news without a business model. As more and more 501(c)(3) status–granted outlets emerge in the last decade of journalism, more and more are building out ways to make money beyond foundation grants—though with less … more
BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti has been talking about revenue diversification and balance for years. Following his company’s latest executive departure, the digital publisher will be leaning even harder into that strategy. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, … more
The New York Times on Tuesday announced the closure of its Spanish-language platform, NYT en Español. “As of today, we’ve discontinued NYT en Español as a separate, standalone operation. Since it launched in 2016, the site published around 10 … more
The Financial Times has been paying close attention to what growth beyond 1 million paying readers looks like, after crossing that milestone this April. Like a lot of publishers, the key lies in reaching younger audiences and building subscribers … more
The Dutch journalism site De Correspondent raised $2.6 million to launch a U.S. — strike that, English-language — office. On Tuesday, it announced where that money is going (though Nieman Lab readers got a preview when we reported on the … more
Advertisers on Facebook are able to completely rewrite the displayed headline for news stories, CBC News has learned, opening the door for potential disinformation to spread on the platform while using news media branding as cover. When placing an … more
In December, we talked about how The Wall Street Journal’s engagement strategy centers around three components: who, what, and where. Today, I’d like to dive deeper into how we identified the “what.” For many years, our engagement efforts … more
In April, the right-wing bloc led by Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, won a high-stakes election, but lacked a majority in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament. Following talks, Netanyahu was unable to form a coalition government. … more
Nate Silver hit the nail on the head when he warned, “I’m pretty sure that if you lined up how favorable/unfavorable media coverage has been for each major Democratic candidate so far, it would be almost perfectly correlated with which … more
Instagram TV’s growth has been steady but unspectacular for many of the publishers distributing content on it. But there’s been enough growth for publishers to start using IGTV as a branded content distribution channel. In the past few months, a … more
The Washington Post on Tuesday will unveil Zeus Prime, a product that will allow companies to buy automated ads in real-time, similar to Big Tech platforms. Zeus will also support a new ad network that will include other publishers.Read more more
After nearly a century of broadcasting, WGN will no longer be Chicago’s very own. The Nexstar Media Group’s $4.1 billion purchase of Chicago-based Tribune Media was approved by the Federal Communications Commission Monday, creating the … more
Security officials and social media giants are warning that new countries, specifically Iran and China, could pose a misinformation threat to U.S. elections in 2020 similar to Russia's interference in 2016. Why it matters: As President Trump faces … more
Brainworks Software has announced that Half Moon Bay Review (Coastside News Group, Inc.) has officially chosen Brainworks Stratica Advertising & CRM solution. Barb Anderson, publisher at Half Moon Bay Review shared, “We viewed Stratica during … more
The Financial Times topped 1M subscribers this year, a goal it had aimed to reach in 2020. When asked about the challenge of reaching the next million, as other publishers also up their game, the FT’s CEO John Ridding said, “The opportunity is … more
Sweden has come far when it comes to online advertising: More than 50% of all advertising investments were in online advertising in 2018. Mobile advertising in particular is showing rapid growth. At the same time, advertisers are struggling to find … more
Since The Daily Beast launched its membership program, Beast Inside, last summer, the IAC-owned news brand has managed to improve the program’s revenue prospects by offering more content and charging less for it. Over the past 15 months, the price … more
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