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News Corp’s painfully named news aggregator promised to somehow battle “crass clickbait,” filter bubbles, media bias, and two trillion-dollar companies, all at once. It ended up being a D-minus Drudge clone and OnlyFans blog.
Facebook stressed that it during this first test it will “showcase local original reporting by surfacing local publications from the largest major metro areas across the country, beginning with New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Miami, Atlanta and Boston.”
It’s a fresh start for a new set of newspaper companies, built on financial engineering — but that start comes without the safety of a revenue cushion.
Fueled by Rupert Murdoch’s ambitions and significant investments, The Wall Street Journal seemed to have all the momentum in its newspaper war against The New York Times. That’s changed. Why?
What are the key storylines the American newspaper business will be following — or living through — over the rest of this year?
2013 could end up making 2012 seem calm by comparison.
The pieces might be aligning — a new CEO at News Corp.’s publishing spinoff, Tribune leaving bankruptcy, and a possible policy change at the FCC — for Murdoch’s influence to grow even further.