• Microsoft Allies With NewsGuard On Flawed News Ratings
    Microsoft signed on as the first major client of NewsGuard, a startup that claims to fight "fake news" by rating the reliability of publishers. Yet its own rating system deserves more transparency.
  • Publishers Fret Over Employee Burnout, Lack Of Diversity
    About two-thirds of publishers in a Reuters' survey said they were "concerned" or "very concerned" about staff burnout because of work overload or the relentless nature of the job.
  • Publishers Predicted To See 'Biggest Wave Of Layoffs In Years'
    That's one prediction from a Reuters Institute worldwide survey that also found about one-third of publishers will "get no help from anyone else" in paying for their journalism.
  • Bezos Divorce May Mean 'Washington Post' Gets New Owner
    The Bezos family lives in Washington state; its law says the assets accumulated by married couples are community property that must be split equally in a divorce. Bezos and his wife reportedly didn't have a prenuptial agreement when they got married in 1993, a year before Bezos started Amazon.
  • David Beckham's Guyliner 'Love' Cover Stirs Instagram Buzz
    'Love' has generated gushing press coverage from other fashion publications that describe the cover as "stunning" or "ballsy and brilliant and bold."
  • Japanese Men's Magazine Apologizes For Easy Sex College Rankings
    The public outcry is one indication that the #Metoo movement may have a toehold in Japan, one of the most insular and hidebound countries in the world.
  • Yahoo Finance's Subscription Service Must Focus On Value-Added Content To Challenge Rivals
    Yahoo Finance's upcoming subscription service is long overdue. It will reportedly cost about $100 a month, which is still pricey for the average retail investor, but not for industry pros.
  • Publishers Update Contracts With 'Morals Clauses'
    The #Metoo era that ended the careers of media moguls such as Harvey Weinstein is likely to make morals clauses even more common.
  • Conde Nast's UK Slump Shows Pressing Need For New CEO
    Conde Nast Britain lost GBP13.6 million in 2017 ($17.3 million) on sales of GBP113 million, compared with a profit of GBP4.3 million in 2016. The results indicate Conde Nast International isn't any more immune to negative sales trends than its sister company in the U.S.
  • Searching For Authenticity When 'Everything Is Fake'
    Fake internet activity may have reached the breaking point in 2018 as Facebook contended with the Cambridge Analytica scandal and committed to cleaning up its platform.
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