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That’s bad in ways you already know and in more ways you don’t.
“This is Fake,” a project that emerged from a post-election hack day at Slate, defines “fake” news as “something intentionally misleading, intentionally false.”
As “second screen” offerings from TV networks mushroom, online outlets are jostling for attention with live shows of their own.
Plus: GE comes back for another round of native podcast advertising, Radiotopia bets on a show made in prison, and Adobe is making it easy to create doctored audio.
The traffic picture is improving for publishers on Apple News, but news organizations still have some big hangups when it comes to measurement and monetization.
Plus: Radiotopia finds expanding a donor base a different challenge than starting one, NPR refocuses for innovation, and The New York Times reaches its youngest audience ever with podcasts.
“One of the things you’ve seen across the marketplace for the last five years is a lot of companies are chasing the same kind of traffic from the same social distribution mechanisms…It’s not a recipe for producing a distinctive media brand.”
News is one of the device’s core features, and there are two main ways — so far — that outlets have utilized Alexa: The Flash Briefing and skills.