Another big magazine is in hot water after publishing a celebrity photo that readers consider less than honest. This week's photo controversy is pitting fans of tennis star Serena Williams against People, which named the iconic athlete one of the world's most beautiful people for its May 2 issue.
The NYT plans to distribute 300,000 of Google's low-cost tech tool, which turns smartphones into rudimentary VR viewers, in conjunction with the publication of a new interactive VR experience, titled "Seeking Pluto's Frigid Heart."
Men's lifestyle publisher Thrillist is plunging into branded video with a new custom-produced series of long-form programming to promote Toyota's new RAV4, highlighting the vehicle's on-road and off-road versatility with a number of outdoors adventures and "bucket list" type adventures.
While it's probably cold comfort to U.S. newspaper publishers, their peers across the pond are just as badly off - if not even worse - judging by the latest national figures for the UK advertising market.
The newspaper industry isn't out of the woods yet. The New York Times Co. is preparing to cut several hundred jobs in the second half of the year. The newspaper publisher is also said to be considering downsizing or closing its Paris office.
As if the newspaper business didn't have enough trouble already, the position of "newspaper reporter" has been named the single worst job in the United States - again.
Google will begin highlighting content published with Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, on Google News for all platforms, including iOS, Android and mobile Web. As part of the new, high-profile treatment for AMP content, Google has created a new AMP carousel with important headlines and stories.
AOL announced the acquisition of RYOT Corp., which specializes in immersive media, including immersive films, linear video, 360-degree productions and VR. Under AOL's ownership, RYOT will support expanded production at The Huffington Post,
The cover of the "Ideas" section of the April 9, 2016 edition of The Boston Globe offered readers a surprising headline under a date a year later (April 9, 2017), reading "Deportations to Begin" over a picture of "President Donald Trump."
Gannett, Tribune Publishing, McClatchy and Hearst announced that launch of Nucleus Marketing Solutions, led by Seth Rogin, formerly chief revenue officer at Mashable. Nucleus will offer ad products spanning established and emerging digital channels and will facilitate programmatic sales for national ad campaigns.