Check out Mini-Mediagazer for simple mobiles or Mediagazer Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:10 PM ET, August 21, 2019

Mediagazer

 Top News: 
Ethan Zuckerman / My heart's in Accra:
Ethan Zuckerman, director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, says he plans to leave the MIT Media Lab in May 2020 due to the lab's ties to Jeffrey Epstein  —  A week ago last Friday, I spoke to Joi Ito about the release of documents that implicate Media Lab co-founder Marvin Minsky in Jeffrey Epstein's horrific crimes.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook releases first findings from a conservative bias audit, says initial findings influenced policy changes like creation of a content oversight board  —  Facebook will release the findings of a roughly year-long conservative bias audit Tuesday, along with changes to its advertising policies as a result, executives tell Axios.
Max Willens / Digiday:
Facebook to hire a small team of journalists to curate a Top News section in its upcoming news tab, which it will begin testing in the US by the end of October  —  Facebook famously got rid of its “trending topics” editorial team back in 2018.  Now, it's again hiring editors — just don't expect “trending 2.0.”
Nikhil Subramaniam / Inc42 Media:
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Google says it will join IAB Europe's framework for GDPR when the Transparency and Consent Framework 2.0 goes live, which is expected by end of Q1 2020  —  The industry's attempt to create a standardized framework for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation has been overhauled …
Discussion: Multichannel News and AdExchanger
Brett Samuels / The Hill:
Brian Karem, Playboy's White House correspondent and a CNN contributor, files a lawsuit against the White House, seeking restoration of his press pass  —  Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the White House after his credentials were suspended for a month.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: to satisfy regulators, YouTube officials are finalizing plans to end targeted advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch  —  - The solution could impact ad sales for the video giant  — Groups that complained to regulators aren't satisfied by fix
Han Zhang / New Yorker:
A look at College Daily, a nationalistic Chinese news site producing viral content for Chinese students living overseas, with 1M+ readers a day mostly on WeChat  —  On a Monday morning in February, members of the staff of College Daily, an online Chinese-language publication for Chinese students living …
Jacob Granger / Journalism.co.uk:
Chris Duncan, managing director of The Times, on how the paper patiently grows digital subscriber numbers using free trials, samples, and key usage data  —  In a world of Netflix, Spotify and Amazon Prime, how does a publisher convince readers to pay £26 a month for a digital news subscription?
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Publishers are anticipating a revenue decline as Apple tightens its anti-tracking policies to prevent covert techniques like link decoration and fingerprinting  —  Apple is on the anti-tracking warpath again.  The company has further tightened its anti-tracking policies in order …
Daniel Frankel / Multichannel News:
Pluto TV partners with NFL to create The NFL Channel, which will show highlights and full reels of classic games and recaps of old seasons  —  The NFL Channel will “celebrate seasons past” with season recaps, classic games and archival episodes of “Hard Knocks”
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of Mediagazer at 12:10 PM ET, August 21, 2019.

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: 
Kate Irby / The Fresno Bee:
Four months after announcing a lawsuit, Rep. Devin Nunes serves McClatchy with paperwork, suing in Virginia; McClatchy does not publish a paper in Virginia
Discussion: @marekthebee
Molly Conger / The Guardian:
Freelance reporter Molly Conger on losing her column with a weekly paper in Charlottesville after a police association complained about her reporting
Ira Boudway / Bloomberg:
Profile of The Athletic, which now has 400+ editorial staffers and expects to have ~1M subscribers by 2020; source: a funding in May valued it at about $500M
 Earlier Picks: 
Pat Caldwell / Malheur Enterprise:
Malheur County officials in Oregon request a criminal investigation into The Malheur Enterprise reporters over after-hours phone calls and emails to officials
NBC News:
How The Epoch Times, driven by ties to Falun Gong, became a part of Trump's 2020 strategy by spending big on pro-Trump Facebook ads and peddling conspiracies
Twitter:
Twitter says it will no longer accept advertising from state-controlled news media entities, but the rule does not apply to “taxpayer-funded entities”