Monday, February 24, 2020

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“Bullish about the bundle”: The Information and Bloomberg trial year-long joint subscription

Powerhouse business and tech publishers The Information and Bloomberg Media have come together to offer a joint subscription to both titles in a trial which could see a longer term partnership established between the two publishers. At present, annual subscriptions cost up to $749 at The Information, and $475 at for an All Access pass…

What the end of newsstand sales will mean for publishers

2019 saw more than a handful of retailers stop selling newspapers, including Aldi in the UK and Starbucks in the US. Even airlines are getting into the game, with Air New Zealand removing print newspapers from its lounges for “sustainability” reasons. As print newspapers slowly leave the public sphere, what does this mean for the future of news? Join us as…

Taboola offers new subscription feature for publishers

70% year-on-year increase in the adoption of its Newsroom product by 400+ publishers, including Hearst The content discovery platform Taboola recently announced a major adoption milestone for its Newsroom product suite, which uses AI and “the largest dataset on the open web to support quality journalism.” Taboola Newsroom is now used by the world’s largest…

5 digital subscription trends for publishers, in charts

For many publishers, a key priority for the year ahead involves growing revenues from readers. This is nothing new. In recent years, the rise of paywalls and move to subscriptions has been a major trend across the media landscape.  However, despite this focus, publishers need to ask tough questions about the potential – and sustainability…

“Users who visit three times a week are 8x more likely to subscribe”: Lessons in building habit-forming news products

People who read 10 times a month are 50% less likely to churn, according to research by Twipe. The company, which specializes in products for publishers, has taken the latest research on how people form habits, and combined it with what several leading publishers, across Europe and the US, are doing to build reading habits…

Medium’s Scott Lamb on building relationships with readers

Scott Lamb explains Medium’s publishing strength and the centrality of building relationships between readers and editorial entities. He also looks back at his time at BuzzFeed and offers his views on how venture-backed media entities, like BuzzFeed and Vice, might evolve in the future. One of the most interesting media innovations of recent years was…

A powerful low-tech form of misinformation: Out-of-context photos

When you think of visual misinformation, maybe you think of deepfakes – videos that appear real but have actually been created using powerful video editing algorithms. The creators edit celebrities into pornographic movies, and they can put words into the mouths of people who never said them. But the majority of visual misinformation that people are exposed to involves…

“The biggest change to News Feed since 2013”: Facebook is making it easy to bypass its algorithm

Not everyone is a fan of the Facebook News Feed algorithm.  The algorithm ranks available posts that can display on a user’s News Feed based on various parameters known only to Facebook, and what the algo deems most relevant, the user might not. In a tacit acknowledgment of this problem, the company is now considering…

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UK weather forecast – Britain set for more flooding today as Met Office issues warnings of power cuts and travel chaos

BRITAIN is braced for more flooding misery today, with heavy downpours and snow showers expected to cause power cuts and travel chaos. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland amid fears some rural communities could become cut-off during the deluge. MetOffice The Met Office has…
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Lori Vallow’s niece ‘knows where missing kids are’ and were in cult where members ‘killed like flies’, court docs say

“CULT mom” Lori Vallow’s niece allegedly knows where her aunt’s missing kids are – and was part of a cult where members were “killed off like flies”, court documents say. Melani Pawlowski has been accused of knowing the whereabouts of her aunt’s missing children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow, seven, and Tylee Ryan, 17. Melani is accused…

Over-zealous intelligence official ‘exaggerated Russia’s efforts to get Trump re-elected in misleading briefing’

AN intelligence official who informed lawmakers that Russia was interfering in President Donald Trump’s reelection push for 2020 may have overstated an assessment, reports claim. Last Thursday, Shelby Pierson, the intelligence community’s top election security official, told lawmakers that Putin and Russia again looking to interfere in American politics. DNI Intelligence officials have said Shelby…

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