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It’s the latest blow to national wire services around the world — the little-noticed backbone of much of the reporting seen across media.
It forces every part of the internet stack — platforms, hosting providers, ISPs — to remove violent video before they’re even made aware of it.
A judge ruled that a newspaper, like any employer, has “a duty to take reasonable care against the risk of foreseeable injury, including foreseeable psychiatric injury,” to its staff. Will the threat of lawsuits push newsrooms to provide more support to journalists?
“We couldn’t get the plans, but through the audience we managed to do it. I feel like screaming, hurray, how awesome.”
“What I’m trying to figure out is, what are the proxies for deeper engagement — what are the proxies for repeated use and habituation in a place like this?…Readers are not going to read 100 Australia stories. So what’s the right mix?”
This crowdfunding startup wants to be the bridge between declining advertising revenues and paywalls with low conversion rates.
Creating a newspaper for kids means “allaying fears while at the same time explaining in the most basic terms what’s going on.”
Plus: Panoply invests in audio fiction, Rookie links up with MTV, and Missing Richard Simmons wraps up its controversial run.