From the monthly archives:

July 2017

Campbell Brown, the former NBC and CNN broadcaster who is now Facebook's head of news partnerships, confirmed in a speech at a digital publishing conference that the social network plans to roll out support for subscriptions as part of its mobile Instant Articles platform. There have been multiple reports that the company was working on…

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The news came by way of a softball pitch of a story from the New York Times: The News Media Alliance -- a group formerly known as the Newspaper Association of America -- says it plans to ask Congress for a special exemption from antitrust regulations. Why? So that its members can work together to…

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If there's one thing the coverage of Donald Trump has shown time and again, it's that the mainstream media is more than happy to construct elaborate stories about him, based on nothing more than a tweet or a short GIF -- even if the impression they give of events is distorted as a result. The…

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It was a pretty big scoop, at least as far as Twitter and Reddit were concerned: CNN's "K-File" investigative unit, run by former BuzzFeed reporter Andrew Kaczynski, found the guy who created the GIF that Donald Trump used for a recent anti-CNN tweet. And then a single poorly-worded line in the story shifted the focus…

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A large number of people, many of them in the mainstream media, spent a large part of Sunday up in arms about a tweet from Donald Trump in which he bashed CNN as "fraud news" (he's apparently trying to get away from the term "fake news," probably because it has been debased by him and…

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