'The Washington Post' announced a new partnership with Nextdoor, which allows users to create private, local social networks for their neighborhoods, making it the first big news provider to official team with Nextdoor in the Northeast. Also, Facebook announced it is allowing publishers (as well as brands) to create Groups linked to their Facebook pages.
It's no secret that publishers have a "love-hate" relationship with Facebook, recently leaning more toward the latter. However, Facebook is hoping to make amends, or at least throw them a bone, with a new service that will allow users to buy online subscriptions to news publishers.
On Tuesday, 'The Boston Globe' unexpectedly lost its CEO after less than a year on the job, suggesting it isn't immune to the executive turmoil (and turnover) associated with the industry's financial woes. Even if it is owned by a billionaire.
As in a number of similar deals in recent years, the investment group, which includes several labor unions, also agreed to assume an unspecified amount of debt.
The Thumbs Down Award is a stinging indictment, as it's only presented to organizations or individuals the NABJ judges believe have done something injurious to the African-American community or journalists.
To paraphrase Shakespeare: "What's in a name? Will rebranding reverse the long-term decline in print ad revenue or boost digital ad sales?" The idea of the country's largest magazine publisher changing its iconic name is enough to cause a bit of controversy - at least in the insular world of legacy media.
Donald Trump Jr.'s decision to share an email conversation in which the Russian government's support for his father's presidential bid is breezily mentioned on Twitter wasn't casual. The move was apparently motivated by a desire to blunt the impact of an upcoming 'NYT' story.
The July 10, 2017 Publishers Insider "British Vogue Hits Back After Embarrassing Chambers Interview," noted the mag's new editor contested Lucinda Chambers claims he acted alone. Conde Nast stated the changes were not made without consultation: "It's usual for an incoming editor to make some changes to the team. Any changes made are done with the full knowledge of senior management."
Raunchy skin mag 'Penthouse' and futuristic sci-fi and future tech bible 'Omni' were always strange bedfellows, brought together by one factor: the mercurial genius of media impresario Bob Guccione. Now they are back under the same roof.
The tech giant's Digital News Initiative has awarded a grant of $805,000 to the Press Association, a news agency in Britain, to fund the creation of a new automatic local news generator. The Press Association will develop the software in collaboration with Urbs Media.