Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook is planning to pay only about a quarter of the 200 publishers that will be featured in its news tab, set to launch as soon as the end of Oct. — Social-media giant plans to pay about a quarter of news organizations whose content will be featured
Discussion: Nieman Lab, NBC News, @matthewstoller, @whatthebit, @mattnavarra, @backlon, @rafat and @juddlegum, more at Techmeme »
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab: Facebook will reportedly only pay a quarter of the news outlets featured on its upcoming news tab
Matt Stoller / @matthewstoller: Facebook indicated it would be paying news outlets for news, but in keeping with its policy of constant deception it won't actually be paying most news outlets for news. https://www.wsj.com/...
Stefan Constantine / @whatthebit: Treating the big boys like freelancers. 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/RSiFktK6ws
Matt Navarra / @mattnavarra: “The licensing fees Facebook is offering range as high as $3 million a year for national news outlets to several hundred thousand dollars for regional publications, they said.” “The deals would be for three years.” https://www.wsj.com/...
Dieter Bohn / @backlon: Wait does this mean that a Facebook product for distributing news isn't as good for publishers as previously thought?? UNPRECEDENTED! https://twitter.com/...
Judd Legum / @juddlegum: The page, which Facebook says will be limited to trustworthy outlets, may include BREITBART The company is including Breitbart, which has laundered white nationalist talking points, to avoid claims of conservative bias https://www.wsj.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
Leaked messages show the complaint that led to BBC disciplining Naga Munchetty was also about her co-host, Dan Walker, despite the BBC saying otherwise — Exclusive: Walker also subject of original complaint - but BBC standards chief claimed only Munchetty was targeted — Play Video
Discussion: Nieman Lab, @stephenkb, @afuahirsch, @sophierunning, @alexhern, @charlenewhite, @joannajarjue and @charlesarthur
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab: Is a journalist calling out the impact of racism “bias”?
Stephen Bush / @stephenkb: This story just gets worse and worse. Fantastic, crazy scoop by @jimwaterson. https://twitter.com/...
Afua Hirsch / @afuahirsch: BBC now has to explain; 1. why it reprimanded Naga Munchetty for condemning racism. 2. Why it only reprimanded her, when co-host Dan Walker was the one drawing her into it. 3. Why BBC lied twice, on air, when we questioned the reason she'd been singled out https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Sophie Walker / @sophierunning: Next time a woman of colour tells you she is treated unfairly compared to a white man, believe her. https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Alex Hern / @alexhern: So, the BBC received a complaint about the “anti-Trump bias” of two presenters... and only censured the one who spoke about her personal experience as a victim of racism. https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Charlene White / @charlenewhite: Well, well, well .... do you know how often BAME workers try to explain how they're treated unfairly compared to their white colleagues - and no-one believes them? Ladies and gents, Exhibit A: https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
Joanna Jarjue / @joannajarjue: This is getting so messy 🙈 let's just stop pretending racism is something ‘debatable’ in media n things like this won't happen. Last time someone likened the only black royal's baby to a monkey and people were literally invited on panels to “discuss” if this was racist 🥴. Lol. https://twitter.com/...
Jacob Granger / Journalism.co.uk:
A look at The Stonehouse Voice, a bi-annual newspaper launched by a hyperlocal community journalism project in Plymouth, UK to let locals tell their own stories — A former national and regional editor has set up The Stonehouse Voice newspaper to offer local readers a more creative alternative in their news diet
Sources: ByteDance, owner of TikTok, made $7B-$8.4B in revenue in H1 2019, and posted a profit in June after operating at a loss in H1 2019 — BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok and one of the world's most valuable unicorns …
Discussion: MediaPost, more at Techmeme »
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: ByteDance Estimated To Take In $7B In Revs First 6 Months Of 2019
NLRB sues The Federalist's parent company, after the magazine's publisher tweeted in June that he would send staff “back to the salt mine” if they unionized — The federal government wants the publisher of conservative online magazine The Federalist to delete his apparently anti-union June 6 tweet.
Elizabeth Nolan Brown / Reason: Trump's Civil War Tweet Is Bad. This Other Tweet May Be Unconstitutional.
Mark Coddington / Nieman Lab:
Interviews with 80+ news aggregators and their editors on how professional identity shapes their work in an industry that gives the most value to news reporting — I've never met an editor who was as eager as Jennifer was to show me one of her organization's worst stories.
The Daily Beast:
Biden campaign officials write to the major networks including NBC, CBS, and CNN, demanding that they stop booking Rudy Giuliani because he “will knowingly” lie — In a Sunday letter, the former vice president's aides say that it is editorially irresponsible to book the president's personal lawyer.
Discussion: TVNewser, CNN, Fox News, Poynter, The Daily Caller, Slate, Variety, The Guardian, Mother Jones, The Hill, Mediaite and Politico
A.J. Katz / TVNewser: The Biden Campaign Asks News Networks to Stop Having Rudy Giuliani on Their Shows
Brooke Singman / Fox News: Giuliani rips ex-Ukrainian prosecutor for downplaying Biden ‘bribery’ claims
Tom Jones / Poynter: The cost of Giuliani's must-see TV, plus a sportswriter's big save and Robert DeNiro curses Trump — literally
Virginia Kruta / The Daily Caller: Biden Camp Pressures Major Media Outlets To Stop Inviting Giuliani On To Speak About Ukraine
Brian Steinberg / Variety: Biden Campaign Presses TV News to Stop Interviewing Giuliani
Justine Coleman / The Hill: Biden campaign demands news channels stop booking Giuliani
Connor Mannion / Mediaite: Chuck Todd and GOP Rep. Scalise Clash In Tense Interview: You ‘Seem to Be Uncomfortable’ Defending Trump
Sarah Cammarata / Politico: Ex-Trump official scolds president and allies for Ukraine mess
Brett Worthington / ABC:
Australia's attorney general signs directive forbidding charging journalists under certain secrecy laws without his approval; three journalists may face charges — The Federal Attorney-General has granted limited protection that could shield ABC and News Corp employees from facing charges over their reporting.
Lakeidra Chavis / ProPublica:
ProPublica journalists recommend books and articles that inspired them — ProPublica Illinois is an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Sign up for our newsletter to get weekly updates written by our journalists.
Discussion: @penamerica, @spj_tweets and @dailycopywriter
PEN America / @penamerica: What moves journalists? Reporting fellow @lakeidrachavis writes about the books, articles and movies that have inspired journalists in the @ProPublicaIL newsroom: https://www.propublica.org/... via @ProPublicaIL.
@spj_tweets: A reader asked @propublica what books or movies they recommended for someone interested in journalism. This column features the books, articles and movies that inspired journalists in their newsroom. What works inspired you? https://www.propublica.org/...
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
PEN America says the country's largest book ban is in state and federal prisons where book restrictions are “often opaque, subject to little meaningful review” — George Orwell, John Updike and Barack Obama are among the names PEN America says have been illogically withheld from prisoners
Discussion: @rorymargraf, @nylsacs, @penamerica and @shane_bauer
Rory Margraf / @rorymargraf: If I were holding thousands of people in cages for nonviolent offenses and arbitrary victimless crimes, I wouldn't want them reading Orwell either... US prisons accused of widespread ‘arbitrary’ book bans https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
NYLS American Constitution Society / @nylsacs: It's Banned Books Week! The Guardian has a piece on how U.S. prisons routinely ban books from prisoner access for little to no conceivable reason. https://www.theguardian.com/ ...
PEN America / @penamerica: The @Guardian covers PEN America's latest paper on the pernicious practice of banning books in U.S. prisons that affects some 2.2 million people currently incarcerated across the country: https://www.theguardian.com/ .... Read the full paper here: https://pen.org/.... #bannedbooksweek
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
The Chernin Group buys a majority stake in Food52 for $83M, valuing the ecommerce and media startup which offers recipes and home-improvement tips at $100M+ — Food52, a media and e-commerce business, was founded by food journalists from the New York Times
Discussion: Vox, FiveThirtyEight, @rafat, @rafat, @rafat, @benmullin and @benmullin, more at Techmeme »
Peter Kafka / Vox: Food52, the recipes + cookware site founded by a former New York Times food columnist, is gobbled up
Karen K. Ho / FiveThirtyEight: Significant Digits For Monday, Sept. 30, 2019
Rafat Ali / @rafat: While everyone writes about the Vox-NY Mag deal as an indicator of future of media, I am more impressed by the IndustryDive (https://t.co/...) and Food52 deals (https://t.co/...), the sustainable current of meaningful media.
Rafat Ali / @rafat: @Food52 @amandahesser Thing to note: Food52 now is primarily an ecommerce-first business, even though it started as media and that's still the flytrap.
Rafat Ali / @rafat: Huge fan of @food52 and the founder @amandahesser, congrats on the deal: Chernin Group is buying majority in a vertical media exemplar, unusually rich valuation for the Chernin deal folks. https://www.wsj.com/... https://twitter.com/...
Ben Mullin / @benmullin: E-commerce is a good business in digital media! @Food52, a company built by @amandahesser and @merrillstubbs over the last decade, reached $30 million in annual revenue last year. They just sold a big stake in their company to TCG: https://www.wsj.com/...
Ben Mullin / @benmullin: Scoop: TCG (an affiliate of The Chernin Group) is buying a majority stake in Food52 for $83 million. The deal values Food52 in the low nine-figures. https://www.wsj.com/...
Greg Dool / Folio:
Interview with New York magazine EIC David Haskell, on the acquisition by Vox Media, which surprised many staffers, his first six months as EIC, and more — David Haskell on the Vox sale, succeeding Adam Moss and prioritizing journalism in a time of change.