ATurkish court agreed to hear charges against 30 people formerly employed by the defunct newspaper Zaman. They face life in prison for alleged membership in a terrorist organization and trying to overthrow the government during last year's failed coup.
'The Washington Post,' owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is betting big on bots, including automated chat programs to interact with readers and facilitate internal communications.
Embattled publishers got some good news: Amazon's launch of a new service selling online subscriptions, including digital magazines and newspapers, gives publishers access to its vast online retail customer base as a potential audience.
The Huffington Post unveiled a new app design, site design, logo, and a new, shorter name: HuffPost. The site's first major overhaul in 12 years, led by CEO Jared Grusd and editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen, comes not long after iconic founder Arianna Huffington left the company for a new venture.
After publishing stories on Snapchat for two years, The New York Times is expanding its presence on the platform with the debut of its new channel on Snapchat Discover - and published a helpful how-to guide for those who don't get it.
The platforms giveth, then they puncheth you in the face. That's judging by the seemingly endless reversals by Facebook and Google as they first try to win publishers' favor, then screw them over big time, with changes - justified on grounds of "user experience."
'USA Today' used Facebook's VR platform to create an immersive tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky. The newspaper's virtual tour, produced in cooperation with the 'Louisville Courier-Journal,' gives viewers an insiders' look at the distillery.
Online video is spreading to another new format: digital magazines. Flipboard, which helps publishers produce digital content in magazine-like formats, is introducing new video advertising products for three of its biggest content categories.
Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian activist and convicted terrorist, authored a piece for publication in the 'NYT' - but the newspaper did not supply context. Or mention that he murdered five people - and is suspected of involvement in 21 more deaths.
Amid all the furor over newfangled digital media issues, like ad fraud and programmatic pitfalls, it's good to there's still room in the advertising world for classic moves, such as stealing your company's clients and starting your own business - allegedly.