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Monday, March 19, 2018

Data Suggests Surprising Shift: Duopoly Not All-Powerful, Amazon and Snapchat Are Experiencing Faster Growth
—Google and Facebook's share of new digital ad dollars is declining...This year, they will garner nearly 48% of new expenditures. By comparison, that figure was nearly 73% in 2016.
Facebook’s Role in Data Misuse Sets Off Storms on Two Continents
Facebook on Sunday faced a backlash about how it protects user data, as American and British lawmakers demanded that it explain how a political data firm with links to President Trump’s 2016 campaign was able to harvest private information from more than 50 million Facebook profiles without the social network’s alerting users.
9 Most Gorgeous Makeup-Free Magazine Covers of All-Time: Alicia Vikander, Gisele & More
Jane LaCroix writes "Makeup-free and fabulous! These 9 ladies went bare-faced on the covers of these top magazines and we’re totally shook! Check out all the amazing pics, here!"
What You Learn about Business When You Read "Teen Boss" Magazine
Teen Boss is a product of Bauer Publishing, the media group that publishes American supermarket checkout standards like In Touch, Life & Style, and Soaps In Depth. The print-only magazine, aimed at 8- to 15-year-old girls with an interest in entrepreneurship, rolls off the presses four times a year. The first issue hit US newsstands in September.
Kroger to Stop Selling Magazines About Assault-Style Guns
Kroger Co., the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., will remove publications about assault rifles from its stores, wading further into the U.S. debate on gun control. The move comes a few weeks after the grocer joined Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods in tightening gun restrictions in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting last month in Parkland, Florida.
The Paris Review Is Looking for the Right Woman
"What that choice will demonstrate — continuity or radical change or something in between — is anyone’s guess. But we wouldn’t put our money on the token man." Writes Boris Kachka.
Publishers Turn to Registration Walls
The registration wall isn’t new and has had mixed success with consumer publishers. But these efforts, along with softer ones like Gannett dangling free perks in front of readers in exchange for their email addresses, are getting a fresh look as publishers hunt for subscribers.
Tod Harrick: Amazon’s Metrics Are "Terrible"
Amazon is poised to become a major force in the media business, thanks in large part to its deep trove of customer buying data. But for now, Amazon’s actually weak in metrics, according to Tod Harrick, vp of product at Marketplace Ignition...
Women in the World Summit Has More to Say Than Ever
Tina Brown has been organizing the Women in the World Summit for nine years, but this year’s event, set against the backdrop of #MeToo, antigun violence activism and the debate over equal pay, makes it “a huge year,” Brown said. “The biggest thing is that Hillary Rodham Clinton will be moderating a panel.
GosSip: New Mississippi Hair Magazine to Be Released
Eddwantya Epps says her love for hair and making people feel good began when she was a young girl, curling and styling her grandmother's hair and often her friends.
Knoxville Style: Magazine Produced by Women, for Women
New issues of Knoxville Style will be released every other month. The next issue of Knoxville Style is set to be released in mid-April. For more information about Knoxville Style, you can visit its Facebook page Knoxville Style Magazine and website at knoxvillestylemag.com.
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