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March 28, 2019

"More Accountability:" Unilever Creates Its Own Network for Trusted Publishers

“Jumping out of the plane, you’re up there—we’re all so teeny and so close and so connected.”

- Zachary Levi in Men’s Journal

This Siberian flying squirrel has its large eyes to thank for its adorable looks.

- National Geographic


The U.S. Census Bureau Asks Google, Facebook and Twitter to Help Fend off Disinformation

Nick Brown writes “So far, the bureau has gotten initial commitments from Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc to help quash disinformation campaigns online, according to documents summarizing some of those meetings reviewed by Reuters.”


Google Chrome to Tell Users When Sites Try to Collect Data from Phones

A pop-up will alert the user each time a site tries to access one of the device settings, providing an option to turn it off or block it. It's not clear whether it also detects when an app is trying to obtain data.


"A Battle for the Top of the Funnel:" Pinterest’s Long Road to Becoming a Commerce Platform

Pinterest describes itself not as a social media company but as the “productivity tool for planning your dreams.” Pinterest gives retailers a direct line of sight into what type of items their customers have just bought or are on the hunt for: wedding decorations, baby shower gifts, Instant Pots, and so on.


Recently Released: Digital Media Trends Survey, 13th Edition

From streaming services to pay TV to gaming platforms to video games, Americans are “piecing together” their media and entertainment options to suit their needs. But consumers say they have to work hard to find their desired content—and pay for multiple subscriptions—to have it their way. Will the costs start to outweigh the benefits?


TPG Capital Is Latest Bidder for Sports Illustrated

"Two other bidders are said to be in the running for SI, including former Milwaukee Bucks star Ulysses “Junior” Bridgeman...News Corp. also is considering a bid for SI, but is more interested in its digital property FanSided, per the NYP." reports Rob Williams.


How Publishers Like Active Interest Media Are Leveraging Their Media Brands for Marketing Services

Content-based, multiplatform marketing campaigns are changing the industry's ad sales model: Publishers like Active Interest Media have begun to recognize the power of catering to a brand’s marketing needs through customized packages that use their existing resources. Marketing services has become a tactical approach that begins with developing an internal team well-versed in the totality of a publisher’s offerings, and succeeds by promoting industry expertise, leveraging audience and a consultative approach that allows for customization.


Q&A with 1843 Magazine's Rosie Blau and Mark Beard

“The cover has been a big part of the discussion, obviously, about what we want to do as a magazine. For me, the goal to create the cover represented many different things that we were trying to do. My aim is that when you extend 1843 in whatever format, you find it surprising, it makes you smile and it leaves you with something that you want to share. It should be funny, but it should also be beautiful. And those are a lot of things to try and get into one place.” - Rosie Blau, Editor in Chief.


Newsweek Gains TAG Certification, Sees Uptick in Audience Numbers

“We are building on the 85 years heritage of Newsweek and the authenticity that is inherent in the brand,” Co-owner Dev Pragad told Publishers Daily. “Newsweek today is a completely standalone entity, and we are not focused on any of the affiliations that Newsweek had in the past — IBT, Daily Beast or The Washington Post.”


IMAG 2019

BuzzFeed Wins Legal Battle Against the "King of Fake News"

Gene Maddaus reports "BuzzFeed won a long-running legal battle on Wednesday against Michael Leidig, whom the news site had described in a 2015 story as the “King of Bullsh– News.” A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed Leidig’s $11 million libel suit, finding that he had failed to show that anything in the article was false."


Bustle Digital, the Company that Bought Gawker and Mic, Has Acquired the Outline

More digital media mergers: Josh Topolsky is going to work for Bryan Goldberg.


Donald Trump Is "Singin' in the Rain" on TIME Magazine’s New Cover

“I could see the president getting this one framed.” writes CNN’s Brian Stelter.


Google News Initiative Celebrates Its First Anniversary

Empowering sustainable business growth" just one of the themes to be carried forward.


Announcing the 2019 ASME–Yale Publishing Course Scholarship

The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) is pleased to announce the sponsorship of a full-tuition scholarship for the 2019 Yale Publishing Course: Leadership Strategies in Print and Digital Media. The course will be held July 21-26, 2019, at the Yale School of Management (SOM) in New Haven, Connecticut. The deadline to apply for the ASME scholarship is April 7, 2019. Only ASME members or editors working for them are eligible to receive this full-tuition scholarship. Complete the online application here.




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