• Facebook Instant Articles Now Support Google AMP
    Amid growing disillusionment among publishers with Facebook's Instant Articles, the social network is hoping to win back some favor by making its publishing service compatible with other major platforms. It's unclear if these efforts will make up for ad front problems.
  • Facebook Works To Pop Filter Bubbles
    To combat the "filter bubble" phenomenon, Facebook is going in the opposite direction, at least in its Trending results. It will now allow users to view reports from multiple news publishers on a given subject, hopefully yielding different perspectives on the same topic.
  • Scribd Adds News To Subscription Service
    Beginning this week, as part of their $9-per-month subscription, Scribd members will get access to a variety of content from publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian and Financial Times, as well as from other news orgs publishing online, like NPR and ProPublica.
  • Facebook Looks To Bolster Local News
    The social network is preparing a new initiative through its Journalism Project to give local news a higher profile and more accessibility for Facebook users. There is also a new tool for finding local groups on Facebook.
  • Cover Story: Quit Yer Kremlin!
    The message behind Time magazine's latest cover is so glaringly obvious the editors decided no further comment was necessary. For the first time in 10 years, the cover features no additional text in the form of a headline or caption.
  • Reuters Launches Content Marketplace, Expands Multimedia Offerings
    In a move to simplify the content creation and editorial process for its publisher members, Reuters News Agency is launching Reuters Connect, a new, unified content marketplace offering members access to all the international news service's multimedia products, as well as a curated selection of high-profile content from other big media companies.
  • Legacy News Orgs Draw Blood With Trump Bombshells
    'The New York Times' landed the latest in a series of scoops by legacy news media organizations that together, threaten to derail Donald Trump's presidency after just a few months in office.
  • Tronc Bids For 'Chicago Sun-Times'
    The owner of the Chicago Tribune is looking to acquire the chief local rival of its flagship newspaper, with Monday's announcement that Tronc is bidding for Wrapports Holdings, which publishes the Chicago Sun-Times.
  • Google Goes (A Little) Easier On Publishers
    Google is moderating its prior relatively inflexible response, which threatened to put publishers out of business for minor infractions. Under the new approach, Google will remove ads only from the offending content pages, leaving other inventory untouched.
  • 'Dr. Oz The Good Life' Goes Quarterly
    Dr. Oz The Good Life will stop publishing monthly issues and transition to a quarterly "bookazine" with a higher newsstand price, as yet undisclosed. The transition to quarterly bookazine format entails layoffs for at least several staffers, although the exact number is also unknown.
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