Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:15 AM ET, April 7, 2018

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Susan Benesch:
Twitter partners with academic researchers to test whether showing users the Twitter rules will improve online behavior and reduce abuse  —  With multiple methods, online abuse can be greatly diminished—if we also discover which methods actually work in which situations.
Facebook:
Facebook will only allow authorized advertisers to post ads on widely discussed issues like political topics, will require verification of admins of large Pages  —  We believe that when you visit a Page or see an ad on Facebook it should be clear who it's coming from.
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed:
Federal government seizes classified advertising site Backpage.com and related domains, Arizona home of founder Micheal Lacey raided  —  Backpage.com, the popular classified ads website, went offline Friday after being seized and disabled by the federal government.
RELATED:
Laura Lollman / KASW-TV:
Seven people indicted in Arizona on 93 counts related to Backpage.com; charges include money laundering and running a website to facilitate prostitution  —  SEDONA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -  —  Seven people have been indicted on 93 counts of several different crimes related to the classifieds website, Backpage.com.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Myanmar civil society groups say Zuckerberg mischaracterized efficacy of Facebook systems to detect hate speech on Messenger in their country in Vox interview  —  SHANGHAI — Civil society groups in Myanmar on Thursday criticized Facebook's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg …
The Denver Post Editorial Board / Denver Post:
The Denver Post blasts owner Alden Global Capital for newsroom cuts as Digital First Media papers report solid profits, asks Alden to rethink business strategy  —  The photo on the left shows 142 members of The Denver Post's newsroom staff in the newspaper's lobby as it existed on May 15, 2013.
Politico:
President Trump does not plan to attend the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner; Press Secretary Sanders will represent the administration  —  President Donald Trump will not participate in this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, and press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders …
RELATED:
UMD Right Now:   University of Maryland, White House Correspondents' Association, and Newseum partner to create a searchable digital archive of presidential pool reports
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Source: YouTube releasing new version of YouTube Kids within coming weeks with option to turn off algorithmic video suggestions and only show curated channels  —  YouTube is planning to release a new version of its YouTube Kids app that will do away with algorithmically suggested videos …
Jonathan Beaton / HuffPost:
Ex-Sinclair reporter says he quit after being ordered to ask politically biased questions; Sinclair is suing him for $5,700 for leaving before contract expired  —  I quit my job at a television station owned by Sinclair Broadcasting, and I am fighting the company in court for trying to claw back $5,700.
Discussion: Orlando Sentinel and Fast Company
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
A look at Projeto Lupe!, a fact-checking Messenger bot for Brazil's upcoming election funded by ~$75K from Facebook and inspired by Le Monde's Les Decodeurs  —  Editor's note: This story has been updated with Facebook's latest monthly user numbers for Brazil.
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 7:15 AM ET, April 7, 2018.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
Mediagazer: site main
Mediagazer River: reverse chronological Mediagazer
Mediagazer Mobile: for phones
Mediagazer Leaderboard: Mediagazer's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
Mediagazer RSS feed
Mediagazer on Twitter
 
 
 More News: 
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Sources: Meredith bankers are hoping for $100M each for Time, Fortune, and Money, and $150M+ for SI; Jay Penske, with recent Saudi funding, is looking at titles
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Anders Hofseth / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Emily Bell on the lack of viable ad-supported models for journalism, commercial media, and the importance of public service media
 Earlier Picks: 
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Sources: YouTube TV is testing up to six new channels from digital publishers like Cheddar, Tastemade, and The Young Turks Network
Discussion: Tubefilter
Mack DeGeurin / Motherboard:
Knowhere, a startup using neural natural language processing to rewrite trending news stories with an aim of impartiality, launches with $1.8M in VC funding
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN brought in $19.9M, Fox News $16.2M, and MSNBC $8.1M in ad spending in the first quarter; many of the same brands advertised across all cable channels
Discussion: Mediaite, The Week, HuffPost and Newser
Patrick Redford / The Concourse:
The new owners of LA Weekly, Semanal Media, have launched a campaign to push back against an ongoing boycott, saying the weekly is being bullied and harassed
Discussion: @scott_tobias