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One-fifth of the ads on climate misinformation videos were from Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund, or other green/environmental groups.
Republicans and Democrats are (surprisingly!) teaming up to help news organizations negotiate with the tech giants. But it’s unlikely to have a substantial impact on the dysfunctional relationship between publishers and platforms.
There’s no easy solution to them, but the media plays an important role in both combating them and making them worse.
The money is welcome, and the potential audience is too. But does this push publishers away from being destinations and toward being suppliers?
With Lookout Local, our longtime news industry columnist Ken Doctor is going to apply what he’s learned to try to fill the growing void in local reporting.
Like News Corp with Knewz, it’s trying to build its own platform for news, using its own content and work from other news organizations, to compete with the tech giants. “I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger.”
Your iPhone is very good at directing your attention. What if it could be a little bit better at directing it toward news?
“Instead of thinking about platform companies as the next generation of newspapers, radio stations, or TV channels, we should see them as entirely new entities that shapeshift constantly. Sometimes they are like cities, newsrooms, post offices, libraries, or utilities — but they are always like advertising firms.”