New York Times:
YouTube's advertiser exodus highlights the perils of programmatic advertising on a platform with 400 hours of content uploaded every minute — When Google acquired YouTube in 2006 for $1.65 billion, it was considered a pricey gamble, one made with the belief that an online service known …
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Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal: Google's YouTube Has Continued Showing Brands' Ads With Racist and Other Objectionable Videos
Brianna Wu / @spacekatgal: Happy to see it. Google makes a LOT of money serving ads for content maliciously slandering myself and other women. http://www.wsj.com/...
Washington Post: Analysis finds ads for big brands placed on politically extreme and derogatory content across the web, highlighting broader issues with programmatic advertising
@mikeisaac: programmatic advertising? more like PROBLEMATIC advertising amiright http://twitter.com/...
Jack Nicas / @jacknicas: Scoop: A week after Google apologized for showing ads on unsavory videos, YouTube is still rife with examples. https://www.wsj.com/... /3pic.twitter.com/Oavt1Cr0ga
Todd Spangler / Variety: YouTube Hate-Speech Ad Fallout Continues: U.S. Advertising Trade Group Urges Google to Rectify ‘Crisis’
Harriet Taylor / CNBC: Google's ‘going to be just fine’ despite ad controversy, said Vox CEO
Peter Cohan / Forbes: Clean Up Toxic Waste Or Bet Against Google And Facebook
Media Matters for America: Advertisers Are Fleeing YouTube To Avoid “Directly Funding Creators Of Hateful” Content
Chuck Ross / TVWeek.com: Advertiser Revolt Throws a Wrench Into YouTube's Plans to Wrest Ad Dollars From TV
Bill Marino / @billymarino: Helps explain our mission at @uruvideo to use #AI to better pair brands with videos (quotes my mentor @ericfranchi): https://nyti.ms/2nJldCe pic.twitter.com/qAny9WwimN
Sydney Ember / @melbournecoal: “The pullback from advertisers strikes to the core of YouTube's appeal.” via dynamic duo @daiwaka + @sapna https://nyti.ms/2nJldCe
Matthew Wisner / Fox Business: Google's Eric Schmidt Responds to Verizon, AT&T Pulling Ads From YouTube
Patrick Kulp / Mashable: Google 'can't guarantee' ads won't appear by offensive content, Eric Schmidt says
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
InfoWars' Alex Jones apologizes to Pizzagate restaurant's owner a day before becoming exposed to punitive damages in potential libel suit under Texas law — Alex Jones, the conspiracy-loving media personality, apologized Friday for his role in promoting “Pizzagate,” the baseless viral story …
Alex Jones / Infowars: A Note to Our Listening, Viewing and Reading Audiences Concerning Pizzagate Coverage
Tom O'Connor / Newsweek: ALEX JONES APOLOGIZES FOR ‘PIZZAGATE’ FAKE NEWS
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: If a guy shoots a gun inside your store b/c of crazy s**t he read in Infowars, Infowars will apologize. Eventually. https://www.infowars.com/...
Maggie Serota / Death and Taxes: Alex Jones apologizes for spreading Pizzagate lies, then passes the buck to other outlets
Dave McClure / @davemcclure: Alex Jones spread lies & defamed ppl, leading a confused individual to fire a gun in a family restaurant. Jones is a criminal, not a pundit. http://twitter.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: Good thing Infowars never published anything that displeased Peter Thiel. https://twitter.com/...
Media Matters / @mmfa: BREAKING: Alex Jones apologizes for pizzagate coverage, blames other media outlets http://mm4a.org/2nwuuNv pic.twitter.com/EZtWV8yP6x
Jesse Walker / @notjessewalker: Can't help noticing that they kept the comments closed for this one. http://www.infowars.com/...
Holly LeCraw / @hollylecraw: But the guy from NC who showed up w a gun to save the kids is screwed. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... http://twitter.com/...
Robert Maguire / @robertmaguire_: Alex Jones just apologized for @infowars coverage of #PizzaGate. NO JOKE: @mmfa has video https://mediamatters.org/...
Greg P. / twitchy.com: ‘We encourage you to hold us accountable’: Alex Jones apologizes for #PizzaGate coverage
Clint Rainey / grubstreet: Comet Ping Pong Gunman Pleads Guilty to Weapons Possession
Rachel Stoltzfoos / The Daily Caller: ‘Pizzagate’ Gunman Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charges
Sasha Lekach / Mashable: Infowars apologizes for spreading #Pizzagate conspiracy
Brian Flood / The Wrap:
Sources: Fox News fires comptroller after 19 years following complaints of racist comments and behavior — Fox News has fired longtime comptroller Judy Slater after an internal investigation concluded she had engaged in a pattern of racist comments and behavior, TheWrap has learned.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Comcast has acquired rights from cable network owners to offer their channels nationwide — Agreements give cable giant option to offer channels online — Comcast said to have no immediate plans to go beyond territory — Comcast Corp. has acquired rights from cable network owners …
Discussion: Digital Trends, Light Reading, Engadget, Fast Company, TVSpy, @gerryfsmith, @gerryfsmith and Multichannel News
Kris Wouk / Digital Trends: The next live TV streaming service could come from an unlikely source: Comcast
Mari Silbey / Light Reading: Comcast Stacks Up National TV Rights - Report
Gerry Smith / @gerryfsmith: Comcast doesn't have plans to sell TV outside its territory for now, but has been acquiring the rights if it does https://www.bloomberg.com/...
Gerry Smith / @gerryfsmith: Scoop: Comcast has been acquiring the rights to offer TV service nationwide. https://www.bloomberg.com/...
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News: Comcast Has Rights to Offer Some Channels Nationwide: Report
Salvador Hernandez / BuzzFeed:
FBI agents posed as documentary filmmakers to infiltrate militia in 2014 Nevada standoff — The name for the fake documentary was America Reloaded. — FBI agents posed as documentary filmmakers to talk to militia members during an armed standoff in the Nevada desert …
Discussion: @caitlinvogus, @morganloewcbs5, @rcfp, @freedomofpress, @trevortimm, @evanchill, @scribandotcom, @patrickcfile and Infowars
Caitlin Vogus / @caitlinvogus: .@rcfp and @AP are using #FOIA to find out. Our FOIA lawsuit on this issue is on appeal. http://rcfp.org/x?rcUD & http://www.apnews.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Morgan Loew / @morganloewcbs5: As a journalist who has gone undercover in several militia/vigilante groups, this puts me and other journalists like myself in real danger. http://twitter.com/...
@rcfp: Our #FOIA lawsuit (http://rcfp.org/x?rcUD) w/ @AP on this very issue is on appeal. Here's how it started: http://www.apnews.com/.... http://twitter.com/...
Freedom of / @freedomofpress: Hey @FBI, this is a great way to put countless reporters in danger, even killed. STOP impersonating journalists. https://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Trevor Timm / @trevortimm: How many other times has the FBI impersonated journalists in sting operations? This is incredibly dangerous. https://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Evan Hill / @evanchill: Well, this seems like awfully bad and dangerous policy. https://www.buzzfeed.com/... pic.twitter.com/N6cPuhX8wk
George Scriban / @scribandotcom: We should remember this when a journalist dies b/c someone suspected they were an @FBI agent https://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Patrick File / @patrickcfile: Every time they do this it harms public trust in journalism and could even put reporters at risk. https://www.buzzfeed.com/...
Jamie White / Infowars: FBI Posed as Filmmakers to Infiltrate Bundy Supporters
Journalism ethics lecture by Washington Post's Martin Baron: “We owe it to the public to steer society clear of the world that George Orwell imagined” — Executive Editor Martin Baron delivered the Oweida Lecture in Journalism Ethics to students and faculty at Penn State University.
Discussion: @sulliview and Politico
Margaret Sullivan / @sulliview: Every journalist — and citizen — should read this speech by @postbaron http://twitter.com/...
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
Taiwan's The News Lens, now with 6M readers across four editions in Chinese and English, adds a lifestyle sub-brand after securing Series B round — While the media industry flails and self-flagellates over fake news and the inscrutable powers of the Facebook newsfeed …
British hedge fund firm Brevan Howard has been granted an injunction to prevent Reuters from publishing a story it says is based on confidential information — Brevan Howard Asset Management, a British hedge fund firm, has been granted an injunction to prevent Reuters publishing a story it says is based on confidential information.
Discussion: @jsadinolfi, @katekelly, @cgrantwsj, @talkingbiznews, Talking Biz News, @ldelevingne and @iron_emu
Joe Adinolfi / @jsadinolfi: U.K. court sides with hedge fund, blocks Reuters from publishing story based on ‘confidential information’ http://www.reuters.com/...
Kate Kelly / @katekelly: A blow in Britain for the free press, in this case regarding a hedge-fund story http://reut.rs/2nYKl5m via @Reuters
Charley Grant / @cgrantwsj: hmmmm. So it reads to me Brevan Howard told its investors something that Reuters thought was newsworthy. http://twitter.com/...
Chris Roush / @talkingbiznews: .@reuters prevented from publishing story about hedge fund by British judge: http://talkingbiznews.com/... pic.twitter.com/0RhhebMDwb
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Hedge fund granted injunction against Reuters
Lawrence Delevingne / @ldelevingne: Breaking: hedge fund firm Brevan Howard granted U.K. injunction to block @Reuters story: http://www.reuters.com/... pic.twitter.com/GyhNZrBLRp
Sources: AMC Networks is planning commercial-free streaming service for about $4.99-$6.99/month for people who subscribe to AMC via cable TV — AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include “The Walking Dead,” is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers …
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Todd Spangler / Variety: AMC Prepping Streaming Subscription Service Without Ads — But You Would Still Need to Have Pay TV (Report)
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Sources: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and YouTube are bidding to stream NFL's Thursday night football games next season — These streams are the highest-profile sports rights currently on the market. — The NFL is selling the rights to stream its “Thursday Night Football” games next season …
Discussion: Variety, @edmundlee, ProFootballTalk, Consumerist and @vij
Todd Spangler / Variety: NFL Shopping ‘TNF’ Digital Rights Again: Twitter Bidding Against YouTube, Facebook, Amazon (Report)
Edmund Lee / @edmundlee: Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, YouTube are bidding to stream the NFL's Thu night games http://www.recode.net/... details scoop fr @KurtWagner8
Mary Beth Quirk / Consumerist: Report: Facebook, Amazon Among Tech Giants Interested In Streaming Thursday NFL Games
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Some independent publishers that moved to Medium in 2016, like The Establishment and Film School Rejects, are doubtful of subscription model's revenue potential — Late last summer, Kelley Calkins and her team began discussions with Medium to take their burgeoning company in a new direction.
Discussion: The Register, @kelseymsutton, @rafat, @lollardfish, @rejects, @rejects, @willoremus and @poynter
Kieren McCarthy / The Register: Pure Silicon Valley: Medium asks $5 a month for absolutely nothing
Kelsey Sutton / @kelseymsutton: great story from @BenMullin about what's happening to the publishers that moved to Medium right before it pivoted http://www.poynter.org/... pic.twitter.com/zJ6ss7pszN
Rafat Ali / @rafat: This does make me mad, media entrepreneurship is hard as hell, Medium duped small publishers out of their runway. http://www.poynter.org/...
David M. Perry / @lollardfish: Reading carefully. A lot of my outlets publish via @medium. Very concerned. http://twitter.com/...
Neil Miller / @rejects: If this new direction for @Medium publishers doesn't work out, I'll miss the community of pubs I've engaged with.
Neil Miller / @rejects: It's worth noting that we're doing everything we can to make it work, as we love Medium's platform and don't want to leave.
Will Oremus / @willoremus: “Jerking around publishers until you find something that works” seems like a flawed business model. http://www.poynter.org/...
David Sharman / HoldTheFrontPage:
The Christchurch Times, long-defunct sister publication to UK regional daily The Bournemouth Echo, is revived almost 35 years after closure — A regional daily has revived a weekly sister newspaper which has not been published for almost 35 years. — The Bournemouth Echo has announced …
Discussion: @journalism_news, @journalism and @faurewalker
HoldtheFrontPage / @journalism_news: Weekly newspaper Christchurch Times revived by @Bournemouthecho and Newsquest almost 35 years after closure http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/ ... pic.twitter.com/kDys05KH1N
@journalism: HtFP: Weekly newspaper revived almost 35 years after closure http://dlvr.it/NjPCc4 pic.twitter.com/S0BbcL09e1