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Google Updates Image Search to Curb Misuse

Google Image Search is making some changes to appease Getty Images and other rightsholders. But is it enough and how are the users reacting to them? The post Google Updates Image Search to Curb Misuse appeared first on Plagiarism To...

3 Count: Embedded Tweets

Judge rules news agencies can be held liable when they embed infringing photos from Twitter, Australia begins review of site blocking provisions and flight sim maker caught slipping in malware to hurt pirates. The post 3 Count: Embedded Tweets appeared first on Plagiarism Today.

TV Ratings Saturday: The Winter Olympics lead again

Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018…

Are news publishers directly liable for embedding tweets that contain images not created by that tweeter?

News publishers will now be thinking twice before embedding in articles a certain viral tweet that contains a “full color image” of Tom Brady and Danny Ainge, taken in 2016. In fact, any publisher embedding any tweets containing content that might not be original to the tweeter now has at least some reason to be...

Here’s how Google is thinking about surfacing paywalled news organizations in search

Hey, Google — how do we solve the news industry’s various revenue problems? Google gave a preview of some features it’s been working on and thinking about regarding its support for subscription news organizations at its Digital News Initiative Summit on Thursday (on the same day it also rolled out a built-in adblocker in its...

What strategies work best for increasing trust in local newsrooms? Trusting News has some ideas

After six months of investigating thousands of disciplinary cases in dozens of police departments around Cincinnati, Scripps TV station WCPO was almost ready to share its findings on air and online. But the team decided to add one more thing to their to-do list: an on-air segment and online letter about why and how they...

Should we consider fake news another form of (not particularly effective) political persuasion — or something more dangerous?

“Most forms of political persuasion seem to have little effect at all.” Dartmouth’s Brendan Nyhan writes in The New York Times that it isn’t that easy to change people’s votes in an election, in an Upshot post titled “Fake news and bots may be worrisome, but their political power is overblown.” When we’re trying to...

GroundSource switched from an email newsletter to a SMS newsletter and actually got responses

Want to connect with and update audience. Spend time perfecting email newsletter. Ask subscribers for responses. Receive zero responses. Sound familiar? This is the trap into which GroundSource, a platform known for its messaging-based engagement tools (now also offered to newsrooms as part of the Community Listening and Engagement Fund), recently fell with its email...

The Guardian’s new podcast player for the web tries to make listening a little more interactive (but not interruptive)

Sometimes, the podcast isn’t enough. Or to put it differently, it’s so good you want to find out even more. While binging on the S-Town podcast last year, the first thing I did after one episode was search the Internet for more about the central character John McLemore, in hopes of finding a picture of...

Newsonomics: 11 questions the news business is trying to answer in 2018

No, the saga of the Los Angeles Times isn’t the only story in the newspaper world. It’s just that in its breathtaking oddness, it consumed the beginning of our year. Let’s begin with one question about the future of the Times, but then move on to other early-in-the-year questions that may tell us lots more...

$2.31/week: That’s about what you’ll pay for a digital newspaper subscription these days

It doesn’t really matter where you live or how large your local newspaper’s circulation is: The average price for a digital newspaper subscription is $2.31 per week, according to a new report from the American Press Institute. API research fellow Tracy M. Cook looked at pricing of digital subscriptions to 100 newspapers across the U.S....

Google Chrome’s built-in ad blocker goes live tomorrow. Here’s how it will work for users (and affect publishers)

Here’s something that will either scare or soothe anyone concerned with the future of digital advertising and the web: Starting tomorrow, Google, the largest advertising company in the world, will take an active role in deciding which ads people will see while using Chrome. On Thursday, Google plans to release a new Chrome update that...

Connecting reporters with experts, Sciline wants to improve the quality of today’s science reporting

If you believe the experts, regularly eating dark chocolate can help lower your blood pressure, make you smarter, and help you lose weight. Also, say the experts: Chocolate can contribute to obesity and diabetes and cause acid reflux. Confusion over the health benefits of foods like chocolate, conditions like autism, and scientific phenomena like global...

Comfortable in its first language, this German business publisher hopes to build a global audience off its English edition

Every so often, an English-language news publisher tries to set up shop in Germany. Or a German news publisher tries its hand at an English-language edition. Both directions are difficult. On its road to internationalization, the business and finance-focused German outlet Handelsblatt has seen the slimmed-down English-language edition efforts of other German news outlets. The...

Facebook’s Campbell Brown: “This is not about us trying to make everybody happy”

Campbell Brown, who heads Facebook’s news partnerships team, and Adam Mosseri, Facebook VP of News Feed, took the stage at Recode’s Code Media conference Monday to discuss, oh, the company that we all think about all the time now. A few key bits from the Recode panel: Campbell Brown: Facebook is “having a point of...

Today, Explained, explained: Vox enters the daily news podcast race with a comma-happy, personality-driven show

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is issue 151, published February 13, 2018. Quick preamble: I was working on my taxes yesterday when I realized that last Thursday marked the two-year point since I incorporated Hot Pod Media LLC. To celebrate the occasion, I’m hauling an old Hot Pod feature out of...

Snap brings its heat map feature out of the app. Will any news publishers want to use it?

Snap — née Snapchat — first rolled out its heat map feature last June. The map algorithmically surfaced Snap stories around events like sports and concerts; Snap editorial staff also curated stories around other events, from New York Fashion Week to real-time coverage of unfolding tragedies like last fall’s Las Vegas mass shooting and the Manhattan terrorist...

Here are the digital media features to watch during the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

Each edition of the Olympics offers a shining host city, compelling tales of athletic triumph, and an opportunity for news organizations to test out new storytelling technology with a meticulously scheduled global event. The 2018 Winter Olympics are no different, with Pyeongchang, South Korea partnering with its feisty neighbors to the north, the image of...

Not all news site visitors are created equal. Schibsted is trying to predict the ones who will pay up

Of all news site readers, only a small number typically bother to register an account. And of all registered users, only a small number typically buy a subscription. So Scandinavian publishing house Schibsted is trying to use data to saving its marketing efforts — and subscription deals — for the readers who are more likely...

With its new Olympics texting experiment, the Times is saying goodbye to SMS, hello to personalization

The New York Times isn’t giving up on its ambition to use text messaging to communicate directly with readers — but it is switching up the tech that it uses to do so. Dating back to the Summer Olympics in 2016, the Times has used the scale of the games to experiment with using direct...

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