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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Google News unveils desktop redesign that highlights fact checking sites, streamlines design, and offers more personalization   —  “To give them that multitude of facts, voices, and perspectives, you want the UI to disappear and not be a sense of overload or cognitive load on them but just be transparent."
Jun 28, 2017, 9:55 AMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Reuters report: ad blocking growth stalls, 18% of 18-24-year-olds in US pay for online news, 33% of same age globally use social media as their main news source   —  The Reuters Institute's annual report on digital news contains some surprises.  —  The United States recently elected an unusual president.
Jun 26, 2017, 8:20 PMIn context
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Nuzzel launches Nuzzel Pro, with no ads, keyword filtering, and dark mode, for $10/month or $100/year   —  The news aggregator this week launched Nuzzel Pro, which is ad-free, lets users filter stories, and use a dark mode.  —  Nuzzel — the tweet-link-aggregation app that a certain kind …
May 26, 2017, 10:40 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Interview with Jimmy Wales on the progress of Wikitribune, its business model and budget, and topics: politics to start, then Bitcoin and maybe dog breeding   —  “Political news, I think, is of the most interest right now, and so I think that that's where we'll focus at first."
May 4, 2017, 11:55 PMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Jimmy Wales launches Wikitribune, a crowdfunded news site that will use journalists to write and volunteers to fact check in effort to combat fake news   —  The crowd-funded news platform aims to combat fake news by combining professional journalism with volunteer fact checking: “news by the people and for the people.”
Apr 24, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Profile of Sidewire, a social network that vets users, giving access to experts only; around 100 of its 800 “verified experts” are in its tech vertical   —  The closed discussion platform shuts out the noise of Twitter's eggs and trolls and is betting on — gasp! …
Mar 7, 2017, 10:00 AMIn context
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Amazon cuts affiliate revenue in some categories and eliminates volume pricing in favor of a flat rate of commission   —  Amazon is a powerful partner, but as book publishers have learned, it can also be a fickle one.  —  When digital advertising rates are falling and e-commerce is rising …
Mar 1, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
36% of smartphone users in Asia-Pacific region use browsers that automatically block ads; global mobile adblocking userbase hits 419M, up 90% YoY, says PageFair   —  The rise of mobile adblocking may not be burning publishers in the U.S. so far, but the story is very different in Asia.
May 31, 2016, 7:20 PMIn context
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Twitter generates 1.5% of traffic for typical news organizations, 8 tweets per post, 3 clicks per tweet, says Parse.ly report that analyzed data from 200 sites   —  Twitter has outsized influence, but it doesn't drive much traffic for most news orgs, a new report says
Apr 14, 2016, 4:55 AMIn context
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Facebook announces a WordPress plugin that lets publishers easily create Instant Articles   —  As Facebook prepares to roll out Instant Articles to all publishers next month, the company said Monday that it's partnering with WordPress.com's parent Automattic to release an Instant Article WordPress plugin.
Mar 7, 2016, 12:40 PMIn context

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