• CannabisMD CEO Discusses Expansion, Ad Potential
    CannabisMD is creating a safe platform for brands to be a part of the conversation around cannabis and CBD. A place where consumers find people they can respond to and content relevant to them.
  • Publishers Exit Snapchat's Discover Platform, Resulting In Layoffs
    Conde Nast is pulling its channels for 'Vogue,' 'Wired' and 'GQ' from Snapchat's Discover platform. Since a redesign earlier in the year, Discover has turned into a bed of click-bait content
  • 'Popular Science,' 'USA Today' Launch New Platforms To Spur Political Engagement
    "The Popular Science Midterms Package" is a three-part series that turns the spotlight on the role of science in this election. The USA Today Network launched a chatbot to help its readers disseminate election information via its app and desktop browsers.
  • Months After Relaunch, 'WikiTribune' Lays Off All Journalists
    The new plan is to hire journalists who are better versed in wiki culture and fact-checking. From the description, it sounds like 'WikiTribune' is going to let the public write the stories then have their "reporters" vet them.
  • Apple's Cook Calls For GDPR-Inspired U.S. Regulations Following Privacy Moves Stateside
    A growing portion of American customers support stricter data privacy regulations at home - and a notable voice from the tech world is backing them up.
  • Refinery29 Lays Off 10% of Its Staff, Unifies Sales Team
    The areas being most impacted by the layoffs, which amount to around 40 full-time staffers, are the product, engineering and video divisions.
  • The Membership In News Fund Examines Sustainable Models For Publishers
    A new nonprofit endeavor is looking to investigate how membership models might impact the media landscape for the future. It's run by run by NYU and the Dutch publication 'De Correspondent.'
  • Sovrn To Boost Publisher Options After Raising $25 Million
    The company wants to focus on durable subscription-based business relationships with publishers, since ad exchange accounts for less than 60% of its total business.
  • 2018 Essence Festival Delivers Record Economic Impact To Louisiana
    The 24th annual Essence Festival enjoyed a record-breaking economic impact of $280 million in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attendance reached more than 510,000.
  • Facebook's Video Metrics Scandal Has Harmful Effect On Publishers
    Algorithm changes led media outlets to lay off much of their staff or shutter completely. Facebook's misreported video views underscore its unethical and careless behavior toward digital publishing, seriously impacting its survival.
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