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We keep an eye out for the most interesting stories about Labby subjects: digital media, startups, the web, journalism, strategy, and more. Here’s some of what we’ve seen lately.
September 24, 2021
“I would…like to see him journalistically repent: agree on air to study the impact of sexism, harassment and gender bias in the workplace, including his own, and then report on it.”
The New York Times/Shelley Ross / Sep 24
While Facebook has announced deals with most of the country’s largest news outlets, some companies including TV broadcaster SBS and smaller publishers have been left out in the cold.
Reuters / Sep 24
News UK has overhauled the way it collects, sorts and monetizes its audience data across all its titles, including The Times, The Sun, Talk Sport and Times Radio, via its own first-party data platform Nucleus. SC
Digiday / Sep 24
The deal, which is expected to be valued at more than $2.5 billion, would vastly expand IAC’s collection of online publications, which include Brides, Serious Eats and TripSavvy, the people said. SC
WSJ / Biography / Sep 24
September 23, 2021
“Roughly six-in-ten (59%) of those who relied most on Trump say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, while 38% say they have not received a vaccine.”
Pew Research Center / MARK JURKOWITZ AND AMY MITCHELL / Sep 23
“Sindhwani says Indian Express will be one of India’s first national news websites to launch a subscription business. But he believes that others are likely to follow shortly.”
Press Gazette / William Turvill / Sep 23
“The onetime rebel who semi-facetiously needled ‘breeders’ and lamented the intelligence of straight men has become an establishment figure of sorts, unwittingly ushering in a popular sexual revolution of his own. Three decades later, as the sexual landscape he confronts in his column has changed dramatically, Savage is still grappling with that responsibility.”
Slate Magazine / L.V. Anderson / Sep 23
The judge: “Facebook taking up the mantle of privacy rights is rich with irony.”
The Verge / Adi Robertson / Sep 23
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) said she’s in touch with “a whistleblower who came forward to members of Congress and identified themselves as the source of the documents made public by the Journal’s ‘Facebook Files.'”
The Washington Post / Cristiano Lima / Sep 23
“Before we start instituting change, we are going to prove we deserve the audience and their money.”
Digital Content Next / Charlotte Ricca / Sep 23