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A Little Personal News…

by Mathew on October 16, 2017 · 97 comments

I'm excited to to announce that I'm joining the Columbia Journalism Review as chief digital writer, focusing primarily on the power of platforms like Facebook and Google (and Twitter and Snapchat) and what that means for media. Digital and social networks have become the central distribution system for news for hundreds of millions, if not…

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You can tell how much a specific issue has gotten under Mark Zuckerberg's skin by the amount of effort he puts into his response. Some things get just a small mention, some get a press release, some get a 6,000-word blog post — and some get the Facebook equivalent of a full-court press. Zuckerberg's video…

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Not surprisingly, given the topic, a recent piece at BuzzFeed about the high-profile tweeting habits of two NBC staffers has sparked a wide range of responses, most of them snarky. There's nothing Media Twitter loves (or loves to hate) more than an article that is all about Media Twitter. A lot of the criticism came…

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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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