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Google has taken aggressive action to scrub coronavirus conspiracies from its news service and YouTube, at a time when social media companies have come under intense scrutiny for their potential to spread dangerous disinformation about the global … more
Business owners were still optimistic when COVID-19 started its relentless march from opposite ends of the country to eventually coat the nation. But with reported cases rising higher every week and the death toll in the U.S. creeping toward triple … more
American consumers in our research are clear: No brand should tell them “we’re in this together” anymore. Fatigue for this sentiment has truly set in. At this point, consumers want out of the empathetic relationship. They just want to be … more
Remember going to events, awards, conferences, gigs, gatherings, and get-togethers? These were usually assembled by a recognisable brand and monetised by entry fees and sponsors. For publishers, they proved a lucrative platform to demonstrate their … more
The owner of the Daily Mail, the i and Metro said that print advertising revenues for its portfolio of titles plunged by 70% in April and May as the coronavirus lockdown hammered the newspaper industry. Daily Mail & and General Trust, which … more
Anyone interested in Pop-Up Magazine won’t be able to find recordings of its 15 live tours that it has put on over the past 11 years across major North American cities. The company’s live performances are not filmed, since the entire idea of … more
First-quarter 2020 showed YoY advertising growth despite the impact of COVID-19 beginning in March--but the pandemic did create significant pricing pressure on CPMs, with digital falling 16%. The industry remained relatively resilient in the first … more
As the nation locked down in March, the staff of Loud and Quiet magazine knew they were in trouble. No gigs or festivals for the foreseeable future dissolved the live music advertising that props up the free monthly publication. “It was like a tap … more
The global media worlds is haltingly restarting. With lockdown restrictions now being eased by some governments, small green shoots of recovery are beginning to emerge. Digiday reporters took a (virtual) trip around the world to see where activity … more
New subscribers, the small bright spot for ravaged publishing, are not churning at the same rate as other subscribers, according to early data from subscription platforms. The curve in subscription growth is starting to flatten for some but still … more
Print sales for the UK’s biggest national newspapers slumped by as much as 39% last month, as the coronavirus lockdown shut high streets and kept the nation at home. The Financial Times and the i newspaper reported the biggest decline in … more
The Atlantic’s announcement Thursday that it’s laying off 68 people — 17 percent of its staff — brought the freakout about the state of the media business to a whole new level: If even a billionaire-owned, profitable!!! publication that … more
The COVID-19 pandemic will change a number of businesses including advertising and media. Not since World War II ended 75 years ago, has there been such disruption on a global scale. In the years ahead, there will be references to a pre-pandemic and … more
Like many businesses, newsrooms have been forced to cut back their staffs during the coronavirus pandemic, shrinking the number of journalists of color covering the crisis. Many worry that, as the coronavirus spreads disproportionately across the … more
When a local politician and billionaire bought most of the national newspapers in the Czech Republic in 2014, a number of well-respected journalists and editors quit their jobs and started their own news publications. Reporter Magazin was one of … more
Hundreds of people have been messaging journalist Brenda Murphy on social media on a weekly basis since the coronavirus pandemic started hitting the Latino communities she covers in New Orleans. "The information changes by the minute," said … more
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered human behaviour in multiple ways. According to a survey in March 2020 by the U.K. Association of Online Publishers, adults in the U.K. were engaging in the following offline, in-home activities: Cooking: 50% Home … more
The Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University has hosted the Collaborative Journalism Summit every year since 2017. The first two conferences took place in Montclair, N.J.; last year’s Summit was in Philadelphia. This year our … more
UK national newspapers no longer have to make their print circulations public through auditors ABC from today, which means we may never get the full picture of the impact of coronavirus on newspaper sales. News UK, publisher of the Sun and Times … more
The Atlantic told employees Thursday that it was laying off 68 people, or around 17% of its workforce, amid the economic devastation brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. “This writing is hard two times over. It is the hardest writing in my 22 … more
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