• Banning 'Surveillance Advertising' Would Harm Publishers
    Accountable Tech contends a blanket ban on the practice of collecting personal data and using the information to target people with advertising online would diminish its harmful effects.
  • YouTube's Crackdown On Anti-Vaxxers Highlights Brand-Safety Worries
    The video-sharing site also is removing channels belonging to prominent anti-vaccine advocacy groups, such as the Children's Health Defense Fund, founded by activist RFK Jr.
  • Fallout From 'NYT' Expose Of Ozy Media Has Only Begun
    Ozy co-founder Samir Rao is said to have impersonated a YouTube executive in a meeting to raise money from investment bank Goldman Sachs.
  • Loss Of Newspapers Leads To Waning Interest In Local Politics
    TV's higher growth rate lured away more ad dollars, leaving newspapers with less money for coverage of local topics.
  • IAC's Merger With Meredith Can Boost Value As Ad Market Recovers
    IAC seeks to expand its online publishing business with the deal.
  • Facebook's Feeble News Feed Guidelines Target Low-Quality Content
    The social network's content distribution guidelines say it demotes clickbait links, engagement bait, low-quality comments, sensationalist health claims and untrusted news publishers.
  • Digital Ad Growth For Retail Media Poses Threat To Publishers
    Publishers face growing competition from retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target that sell digital ad space.
  • SEC Charges Against Ex-Owner Of 'Ebony' Shouldn't Hinder Relaunch
    The Securities and Exchange Commission this week charged several people, including the former owner of Ebony,with raising money for marijuana businesses and using the funds for other purposes. The worst part about the case is that it comes at a time when the magazine is looking to rebuild its brand under a new owner. Willard Jackson, the former CEO and part owner of Ebony, was among those accused of participating in a crowdfunding scheme that raised about $2 million to buy real estate to lease to cannabis growers. Instead, they diverted hundreds of thousands of dollars for their personal …
  • Smaller News Audience On Social Media Is Likely Cyclical
    Facebook is the biggest source of news, with 66% of respondents saying they use the social network and 31% indicating they regularly get news on the social network, down from 36% in 2020.
  • 'Chattanooga Times Free Press' iPad Spending Can Reap Digital Returns
    Subscribers who agree to pay the current rate of $34 a month will receive an iPad to read the paper in its app, which also has a version for smartphones.
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