Buzzfeed’s LGBT editor worried by transgender media coverage as Times columnist Janice Turner urges free debate on issue

Buzzfeed’s Patrick Strudwick said he worries about the effect the media has on transgender people as he collected the prize for Specialist Journalism at last night’s British Journalism Awards. Strudwick, LGBT editor at Buzzfeed UK, said it was the first time that an LGBT specialist had been awarded in this way, adding: “And I know … Continue reading “Buzzfeed’s LGBT editor worried by transgender media coverage as Times columnist Janice Turner urges free debate on issue”

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Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms

Google’s head of news has warned that proposed changes to European copyright law will hit smaller news publishers hardest and “limit innovation in journalism”. Richard Gingras urged EU policymakers to “fix” what Google perceives to be the “unintended consequences” of Article 11 of the European Union copyright directive, which is in the final stages of … Continue reading “Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms”

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Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms

Google’s head of news has warned that proposed changes to European copyright law will hit smaller news publishers hardest and “limit innovation in journalism”. Richard Gingras urged EU policymakers to “fix” what Google perceives to be the “unintended consequences” of Article 11 of the European Union copyright directive, which is in the final stages of … Continue reading “Google head of news warns of ‘unintended consequences’ of EU ‘link tax’ copyright reforms”

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‘We’ve never sold people’s data’: Facebook responds to UK fake news inquiry’s publication of confidential email cache

Confidential emails between senior Facebook executives have been published by a Parliament select committee leading a fake news inquiry. A 250-page cache released by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee sets out a number of key issues, including Facebook’s handling of user data and details of how it provided some companies with access to data … Continue reading “‘We’ve never sold people’s data’: Facebook responds to UK fake news inquiry’s publication of confidential email cache”

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Reach to launch new London-wide news website to meet demand for ‘trusted’ local brand ‘with personality’

Mirror publisher Reach is set to launch a new London-wide news website, targeted at readers who live in the capital. The publisher (formerly Trinity Mirror) is merging its Get West London and Croydon Advertiser websites to create Mylondon.news, moving into north, east and south London territory for the first time. Press Gazette understands the website … Continue reading “Reach to launch new London-wide news website to meet demand for ‘trusted’ local brand ‘with personality'”

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Chinese news app pays users to read articles in battle for engagement in ‘eyeball economy’

Chinese news app Qutoutiao is paying people to read its articles in an effort to keep them more engaged and track their long-term behaviour, with one user bagging almost £40,000 so far. The news aggregator, which is backed by Chinese tech giant Tencent, pitches itself as a platform that focuses on “light reading”. Its users make … Continue reading “Chinese news app pays users to read articles in battle for engagement in ‘eyeball economy'”

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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales says his crowd-sourced news platform will hire journalists again in future despite cutting staff

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said there will be journalists working on his crowd-sourced news website Wikitribune again in the future, despite firing his entire editorial staff last month. “I very firmly think that citizen journalism can only go so far and there is a need for staff journalists and that a hybrid model is … Continue reading “Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales says his crowd-sourced news platform will hire journalists again in future despite cutting staff”

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Channel 4 and Ladbible team up to bring Unreported World stories to wider youth audience

Channel 4 has teamed up with viral news publisher Ladbible to reach a bigger youth audience for its foreign affairs journalism. The broadcaster will provide Ladbible – which claims to be the “largest social video publisher ever” after buying out rival Unilad last month – with film rushes from foreign affairs series Unreported World. Ladbible’s social … Continue reading “Channel 4 and Ladbible team up to bring Unreported World stories to wider youth audience”

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Guardian says Facebook overdue ‘regulatory reckoning’ in push for social network to be recognised as media company

The Guardian has pushed for Facebook to be regulated as a media company, arguing that the social network is “long overdue a regulatory reckoning”. In a leader column today, the newspaper said it supported broadcast regulator Ofcom’s suggestion that all social media should face regulation. It used the News of the World phone-hacking scandal to claim … Continue reading “Guardian says Facebook overdue ‘regulatory reckoning’ in push for social network to be recognised as media company”

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Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange threatens to sue Guardian over story on ‘fabricated’ meetings with Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort

Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange is threatening legal action over a Guardian story claiming he met former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort three times in the Ecuadorian embassy. The non-profit website has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the legal action. Manafort has also denied the story, calling it “totally false and deliberately … Continue reading “Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange threatens to sue Guardian over story on ‘fabricated’ meetings with Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort”

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