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Digital Media Brief June 9, 2017

6/9/2017
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In the news this week, The Intercept received leaked documents from the NSA about attempted Russian hacking into U.S. voting machines, and the Feds revealed they had arrested the contractor who leaked the documents, Reality Leigh Winner, before the story was even published. Apple unveils a new smart speaker called HomePod, and a desktop ad blocker in Safari. Can they compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home? And as the U.K. elections are held there’s a renewed focus on the role of fake...

Duration: 00:07:50


#236: The Intercept’s Source Nabbed by Feds; Nick Bilton on ‘American Kingpin’

6/9/2017
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In the news this week, The Intercept received leaked documents from the NSA about attempted Russian hacking into U.S. voting machines, and the Feds revealed they had arrested the contractor who leaked the documents, Reality Leigh Winner, before the story was even published. Apple unveils a new smart speaker called HomePod, and a desktop ad blocker in Safari. Can they compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home? And as the U.K. elections are held there’s a renewed focus on the role of fake...

Duration: 00:38:13


#235: NYT Eliminates Public Editor Job; Andy Boyle on Adulthood

6/2/2017
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In the news this week, the New York Times is eliminating a layer of editorial oversight, including its Public Editor job, leading to an outcry among critics. The Times also announced its smashing success with email newsletters, doubling subscribers in the past 3 years. Germany has a love-hate relationship with Facebook, with so many online Germans using the social network, but politicians are incensed about hate speech and fake news there. Sports analyst Bill Simmons moves his site The...

Duration: 00:35:45


Digital Media Brief May 26, 2017

5/26/2017
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In the news this week, legacy media meets social media as the Manchester Evening News runs a crowdfunding and social media campaign to raise more than £1.5 million for victims of the terrorist attack outside a concert. And there have also been successful crowdfunding campaigns for two homeless men who helped victims and were hailed as heroes. Snapchat partners with media companies to produce shows specific to the platform, as more internal problems come to light at the newly public...

Duration: 00:07:31


#233:Facebook Falls Short on Fake News; Floyd Abrams on the ‘Soul of the First Amendment’

5/19/2017
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In the news this week, Facebook is all over the map, falling short in its fight against fake news, but also doing more and more to help local news publishers. Plus a 22-year-old British programmer became an ‘accidental hero’ by helping to stop the spread of the largest global cyber-attack in history. Digital upstart Vox is teaming up with non-profit powerhouse ProPublica to hire a video fellow for a year, taking collaboration to another level. Speaking of collaboration, our Metric of the...

Duration: 00:39:30


Digital Media Brief May 19, 2017

5/19/2017
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In the news this week, Facebook is all over the map, falling short in its fight against fake news, but also doing more and more to help local news publishers. Plus a 22-year-old British programmer became an ‘accidental hero’ by helping to stop the spread of the largest global cyber-attack in history. Digital upstart Vox is teaming up with non-profit powerhouse ProPublica to hire a video fellow for a year, taking collaboration to another level.

Duration: 00:08:18


Digital Media Brief May 12, 2017

5/12/2017
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In the news this week, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal announce big jumps in paid digital subscribers, while Disney suffers as ESPN loses more subscribers. Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. announces its first quarterly earnings, and no matter how you filter or snap it, the news is bad with $2.2 billion in losses. But the company is making inroads with advertisers, with a self-service ad tool and more metrics and tracking. Need another skinny bundle? Hulu unveiled its Live TV...

Duration: 00:08:36


#232: NYT, WSJ See Boom in Subs While ESPN Suffers; Snap Loses Big; Timeline’s Jim Giles

5/12/2017
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In the news this week, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal announce big jumps in paid digital subscribers, while Disney suffers as ESPN loses more subscribers. Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. announces its first quarterly earnings, and no matter how you filter or snap it, the news is bad with $2.2 billion in losses. But the company is making inroads with advertisers, with a self-service ad tool and more metrics and tracking. Need another skinny bundle? Hulu unveiled its Live TV...

Duration: 00:32:37


#231: Russian Hackers Go to France; NBC’s Nick Ascheim on Video, Verticals

4/28/2017
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In the news this week, the same Russian hackers who broke into DNC emails are trying to wreak havoc in the French presidential election -- but to no avail so far. Social media laggard Twitter finally rebounds with higher profits and a growing user base, plus a push into 24/7 live-streaming video. Will it be enough to keep up with larger rivals? And Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is starting a crowdfunding campaign for Wikitribune, where paid journalists will work alongside a crowd of unpaid...

Duration: 00:31:58


Digital Media Brief April 20, 2017

4/21/2017
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In the news this week, Facebook goes head-first into augmented reality and virtual reality at its F8 conference, but a videotaped murder puts a damper on the party. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer releases USAFacts, with beautiful visualizations about government data -- but will anyone care an age of alternative facts? And the new school goes old school, as video startup Cheddar gives away TV antennas with Dunkin Donuts to entice more millennials to watch.

Duration: 00:08:23


#230: Videotaped Murder Disrupts Facebook’s F8; Craig Newmark on Fighting Misinformation

4/21/2017
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In the news this week, Facebook goes head-first into augmented reality and virtual reality at its F8 conference, but a videotaped murder puts a damper on the party. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer releases USAFacts, with beautiful visualizations about government data -- but will anyone care an age of alternative facts? And the new school goes old school, as video startup Cheddar gives away TV antennas with Dunkin Donuts to entice more millennials to watch. Our Metric of the Week is...

Duration: 00:37:19


Digital Media Brief April 14, 2017

4/14/2017
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In the news this week, the Pulitzer Prizes were announced, and some notable online collaborations won, including the ICIJ for its massive “Panama Papers” report, as well as ProPublica and the New York Daily News. The SEC cracks down on paid posts on investment websites, and schemes to pump up small biotech stocks. The Huffington Post and the New York Times are finding success building loyalty -- and engagement -- with Facebook Groups.

Duration: 00:08:11


Digital Media Brief April 7, 2017

4/7/2017
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In the news this week, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar one-ups himself, allocating $100 million to fund investigative journalism, and the fight against hate speech and misinformation. A Pew Research study finds one area of agreement among Americans: they think the Trump-media feud is unhealthy and blocking access to important political news. And Amazon pays an eye-popping $50 million for streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games this year -- will they get their money’s worth?

Duration: 00:08:27


#228: Omidyar Commits $100 Million for Journalism Initiatives; Hearst’s Emma Dibdin on ‘S-Town’

4/7/2017
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In the news this week, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar one-ups himself, allocating $100 million to fund investigative journalism, and the fight against hate speech and misinformation. A Pew Research study finds one area of agreement among Americans: they think the Trump-media feud is unhealthy and blocking access to important political news. And Amazon pays an eye-popping $50 million for streaming rights to 10 Thursday Night Football games this year -- will they get their money’s worth? Our...

Duration: 00:36:10


Digital Media Brief March 31, 2017

3/31/2017
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In the news this week, Congress passes legislation that will roll back an Obama-era rule that would force internet service providers to ask permission before selling your browsing data. What does that mean? More power for the cable and telecom giants and less privacy for you online. Plus, BuzzFeed is readying itself for an IPO in 2018 and expanding into Mexico and Germany ahead of their elections. Billionaire Pierre Omidyar puts his money where his mission statement is for the Democracy...

Duration: 00:08:15


#227: Congress Sells Out on Online Privacy; Amanda Lenhart on Online Harassment

3/31/2017
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In the news this week, Congress passes legislation that will roll back an Obama-era rule that would force internet service providers to ask permission before selling your browsing data. What does that mean? More power for the cable and telecom giants and less privacy for you online. Plus, BuzzFeed is readying itself for an IPO in 2018 and expanding into Mexico and Germany ahead of their elections. Billionaire Pierre Omidyar puts his money where his mission statement is for the Democracy...

Duration: 00:34:29


Digital Media Brief March 24, 2017

3/24/2017
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In the news this week, Google has been subject to an advertising boycott in the U.K. by various brands who don’t want to be seen next to extremist videos on YouTube. The tech giant announced better controls for advertisers in a bid to win them back. Turmoil hits alt-right news sites, as the FBI investigates their connection to Russian hackers during the election, and three staffers are suspended by the Independent Journal Review, and one resigns, for spreading fake news. A new study shows...

Duration: 00:07:53


#226: Google Fights Ad Boycott in U.K.; Alt-Right Sites in Turmoil; CJR’s Kyle Pope

3/24/2017
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In the news this week, Google has been subject to an advertising boycott in the U.K. by various brands who don’t want to be seen next to extremist videos on YouTube. The tech giant announced better controls for advertisers in a bid to win them back. Turmoil hits alt-right news sites, as the FBI investigates their connection to Russian hackers during the election, and three staffers are suspended by the Independent Journal Review, and one resigns, for spreading fake news. A new study shows...

Duration: 00:37:38


Digital Media Brief March 17, 2017

3/17/2017
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In the news this week, President Trump’s first budget strips funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could be devastating for small market local public stations. The Feds indicted four Russians for the massive hacking breach at Yahoo in 2014, compromising data for 500 million users. And European governments throw down the gauntlet for Facebook, Twitter, and Google over hate speech and fake news.

Duration: 00:08:35


#225: DOJ Indicts Russian Hackers of Yahoo; Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark

3/17/2017
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In the news this week, President Trump’s first budget strips funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could be devastating for small market local public stations. The Feds indicted four Russians for the massive hacking breach at Yahoo in 2014, compromising data for 500 million users. And European governments throw down the gauntlet for Facebook, Twitter and Google over hate speech and fake news. Our Metric of the Week is Snapchat Filter Metrics, and Jessica Clark of Dot...

Duration: 00:37:50

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