Do Google and Facebook Control the News?

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Do Google and Facebook Control the News?

It is more than an interesting question. News publishers are quite worried that they do and have banned together with the intent to ask “Congress for an antitrust exemption to let news organizations collectively bargain, like a union would, with …

The New Google News Not As Robust

Google News has often been a source for interesting articles to accompany Goldman blog posts. After the new format change, one of Google News’ best features is now missing. It used to be possible to do a deep dive news …

Annual State of the News Media Reports

The Pew Research Center has begun releasing its annual analysis of the state of the news media. Its first two reports on newspapers and cable news were posted yesterday online here. These annual reports which look at audience composition …

Public Relations Service Cision Makes News

Cision, the media research and posting service that many public relations firms and large businesses use, is going public. Initially begun in 1892 as a Swedish press-clipping service, the company has grown by purchasing a number of public relations services …

Movie Marketing and Fake News Intersect

In what we see as a disturbing marketing ploy, a movie company has been using five fake news sites to promote its latest film A Cure for Wellness coming out this week. The sites include promotional references to the film …

Facebook Sticks Toe Into Fake News Problem

On December 15, Facebook announced its efforts to solve the proliferation of fake news on its site. The solution sounds well-meaning and involves reputable third party content fact checkers who are notified of apparent fake news after Facebook users flag …

Big Viral Story For This Thanksgiving

An accidental Thanksgiving invitation sent by text from a grandmother to a random teenager leads to a heartwarming viral story and makes national news. The grandmother is making good on her invitation and will be having a much larger Thanksgiving …

The New York Times Gives Open Access

In an unusual move, The New York Times is providing open access to all its reporting today through tomorrow evening at NYTimes.com. According to publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., “Independent journalism is crucial to democracy and I believe there is no …

The Most Watched Cable News Shows

TV Newser provides a list of the top watched cable news shows for last quarter. The top spots go to Fox News with Megyn Kelly the most watched cable anchor among younger viewers. MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show comes in …