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Facebook, Snapchat Deals Produce Meager Results for News Outlets

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Newspapers and other media outlets are struggling to make money from their partnerships with tech giants like Facebook and Snapchat, raising concerns over their business models in a news landscape increasingly dominated by social media platforms. Some publishers are scaling back on Facebook Inc.’s Instant Articles program, in which they host stories directly on the […]

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Journalists share insights for successful newsletters

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Newsletters have been used to reach audiences for several years. But as journalists seek to curate the vast amount of information on the internet and create a relationship with followers, newsletters’ role has expanded. To contrast the typical factual, algorithmic media newsletter, many journalists today choose to use a personal tone to write their newsletter. […]

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The New York Times is trying to narrow the distance between reporters and analytics data It’s building on its in-house analytics dashboard, Stela, with the goal of making audience engagement data easy to find, simple to understand, and even fun to use

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Shan Wang @shansquared Over the course of the morning of July 8, a New York Times story about the shooting of police officers in Dallas changed headlines more than a dozen times — introducing the name of the suspected shooter, then changing to include possible motive, then changing to reflect that the suspect had been […]

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The 28-Year-Old Activist Who Took on Facebook. And Won

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A new U.S.-European Union data-privacy accord that took hold this week could have been a reason to celebrate for Max Schrems, the 28-year-old whose successful landmark lawsuit against Facebook last year led to the new rules affecting more than 4,000 companies. Instead, he’s saying the new rules should be thrown out as well. Schrems says […]

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European publishers are teaming together to translate the news to reach broader audiences. From large national newspapers to small independent websites, outlets are working together to cover news across the continent in many languages.

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Author – Joseph Lichterman @ylichterman If Brexit drove home any point, it’s that the fates of Europe’s countries are deeply intertwined. Decisions made in Brussels — along with happenings in capitals across the continent — affect millions of people in dozens of countries. But for news organizations with limited resources though, covering all aspects of […]

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Facebook woos journalists with Signal, a dashboard to gather news across Facebook and Instagram

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Signal helps journalists find, source, and embed content from Facebook and Instagram. Facebook isn’t finished with its attempts to move journalists away from their reliance on Twitter. On Thursday, the company launched Signal, a free discovery and curation platform that helps journalists see what’s trending in photos, videos, and (public) posts across Facebook and Instagram. […]

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The micropayment platform Blendle is expanding to Germany

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The company, based in the Netherlands, is trying to prove its model can work in a larger market. Investment capital in hand, its eyes are set on the United States. More than a year after debuting in the Netherlands, Blendle, a micropayment platform, is expanding into Germany today, with more than 100 German and English-language […]

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A diverse local news ecosystem is emerging, and it doesn’t need ‘scale’ or venture capital

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Local independent online news sites fill gaps left by newspapers, but old economics don’t apply This has been a very bad year?—?after a succession of bad years?—?for journalism jobs at big corporate chain-owned local newspapers. Given what’s left in some newsrooms, and the flailing business models of their parent companies, it’s hard to see it […]