'Just use cat videos': New York Times boss wants Facebook to cut out news

Mark Thompson says site’s attempts to rank news outlets sounds like ‘controlled society’Facebook should consider completely removing news from users’ feeds unless it can find a way to avoid low-quality stories clogging up the site, the chief executive of the New York Times has said.Mark Thompson said he was “terrified” by Facebook’s attempts to use algorithms to rank the quality of news outlets, warning that “a machine entirely behind closed doors is going to rank the world’s news sources” and that publications would be ranked at the top only for as long as they remained “in the good books of Facebook”. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fox News and the New York Times led Facebook engagement last month

With Facebook and Google controlling the vast majority of digital ad revenue, all industry eyes are on which media companies perform best on those platforms. For Facebook, the rankings are always a yo-yo, with publishers’ engagement waxing and waning along with the frenetic news cycle and... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2017-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Times of India, New York Times, News Corp Share Content-to-Commerce Case Studies

Leaders of content-to-commerce initiatives at three global news media companies shared in-depth looks at how those projects started and how they are Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-05-18 19:00:36 UTC ]
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Facebook in 2015: Pivot to video! Facebook today: Local news is dead!

Facebook paints a bleak picture for the media industry, while ignoring its own role in publishing’s demise. Benevolent Doctor Facebook today gave the country a very grave diagnosis via a blog post. The company has found that–wait for it–local news is dying. In fact, Facebook says that about... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News Corp Cuts More Jobs, This Time at Its Metropolitan Newspapers

News Corp has made more job cuts, this time to its metropolitan mastheads, as the company again signals it is Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-06-09 21:44:49 UTC ]
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News Corp cuts more jobs, this time at its metropolitan newspapers

Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph and Australian newsrooms to be reshaped as the company moves away from print to focus on digitalNews Corp has made more job cuts, this time to its metropolitan mastheads, as the company again signals it is moving away from print to become “much more focused on... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-06-09 09:47:40 UTC ]
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Florida men deny smalltown library access to the New York Times online, citing “fake news.”

The bullpen of the 1993 San Diego Padres Citrus County Commission (pictured above) has denied funding to county libraries for digital subscriptions to the New York Times. Led by left-handed middle-reliever area man Scott Carnahan, the commission (comprised of Scott, Jeff, Ron, Jimmie, and Brian)... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-05 16:08:55 UTC ]
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The New York Times is cutting its online price, but there’s a catch

The $12.99/month package bundles online access to the Times with nearly unlimited ebooks, audiobooks, and other material from Scribd. With 3.8 million subscribers–2.9 million paying just for digital access–The New York Times has been one of the early success stories for paywalls, which partly or... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2018-10-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wednesday Wake-Up Call: Gawker's rebirth, Facebook's new video series and other news

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device. Search for "Ad Age" under "Skills" in the Alexa app. What people are talking about today: Gawker, the gossip site, is staging... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook, New York Times Execs Get Into Heated Debate Over Ad Policy

Campbell Brown, head of global news partnerships at Facebook, said publishers have "welcomed" the company's approach to including them in their political ads policy. Mark Thompson, CEO of The New York Times, called bullshit. Brown and Thompson were discussing the findings in the 2018 Reuters... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook is testing ways to compensate video creators so it can cut into YouTube’s dominance

If you’re a die-hard fan of a Facebook video creator, the social network may soon give you a way to pay for exclusive content and award you with a digital badge to declare your fandom. Those are some of the new ideas Facebook is introducing in the coming months to test ways to build up its... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook's daily news video section may arrive this summer

Facebook has only hinted at its upcoming news video section in Watch, but some more tangible details are starting to trickle out. Axios sources have claimed a daily news service should launch in the summer, with about 10 publishers (both conventiona... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2018-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook news-feed changes will cut into publishers’ branded-content revenue

Publishers were able to make decent money on Facebook by making and selling custom videos for advertisers, but that could soon change. The post Facebook news-feed changes will cut into publishers’ branded-content revenue appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2018-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook plans to stop paying publishers to make news feed videos

According to publishing sources, the original Facebook Live deals, which evolved into live and VOD licensing arrangements with 300 video partners, are going away by the end of the year. The post Facebook plans to stop paying publishers to make news feed videos appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal Are Coming Together to Fight Facebook and Google

As publishers continue to give Facebook and Google more ad dollars and control over distribution, a group of outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Washington Post, Tronc and smaller newspapers are banding together. The News Media Alliance--a trade organization that... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers’ candid thoughts on video: ‘Facebook is taking a cut of what used to be ours’

At the Digiday Video Anywhere Summit, video publishers spoke honestly about the challenges in platform publishing, measurement and making money. The post Publishers’ candid thoughts on video: ‘Facebook is taking a cut of what used to be ours’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-05-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook’s latest video shift irks news publishers

Facebook’s 2017 plans include buying original shows and rolling out a mid-roll ad product for media partners. But some news publishers feel like these initiatives won’t help them. The post Facebook’s latest video shift irks news publishers appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'New York Times' Cuts a Range of Bestseller Lists

As part of its effort to revamp its coverage of publishing, the 'New York Times' has eliminated a number of bestsellers lists, among them graphic novels/manga and mass market paperback lists. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers see short-form video views on Facebook cut in half

Publisher’s short-form Facebook videos have been on the wane after the algorithm has prioritized Facebook Live and the news feed has become flooded with content. Six months ago a well-performing video from The Sun would fetch 250,000 views, now it’s good to get over 100,000. In 2016, The... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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News UK is doing 25 Facebook Live videos a week

News UK is ramping up its Facebook Live output from a couple a week to five a day. For the last six weeks, live videos have been largely done by its tabloid title, The Sun, where it blends stunt-style videos, like grown men plunging into ice baths, with highly visual footage, like filling up... Continue reading at Digiday

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