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In Wake Of NewsCorp Scandal, UK Says Press Must Be Regulated... But Free... But Not Exactly

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Between the UK's onerous libel laws, its insistence on "protecting" freedom of speech and press while attaching a million exceptions to this "freedom," and the recent phone-hacking scandal that saw Rupert Murdoch's papers crossing lines that even the most loathsome of hacky tabloids had yet to cross, one often wonders...
In Wake Of NewsCorp Scandal, UK Says Press Must Be Regulated... But Free... But Not Exactly

Leveson tied in knots over online news regulation

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The big Leveson inquiry that has corruscated UK journalism standards discredits itself by refusing to accept that weblogs or social media can be news vehicles and by wrapping itself in digital contradictions. But technology platforms and digital libertarians alike should rejoice at, not feel affronted by, the report’s ignorance —...
Leveson tied in knots over online news regulation

Twitter Launches Expanded Tweets, Letting You Read News, Check Out Images, And Watch Video Inline

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On the Twitter blog today, the company announced a new way that users will be able to get access to an expanded array of content from partners. The latest new innovation, Expanded Tweets, will let users check out content directly from certain partners, without having to leave its web site....
Twitter Launches Expanded Tweets, Letting You Read News, Check Out Images, And Watch Video Inline

Only 5% Of News Publishers Use The Google News Keywords Meta Tag

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Just over three months ago, Google launched the news keyword meta tag designed to let news publisher have a better chance of ranking for words they might not have included in their story headlines. Adoption rate so far? Only about 5% of the sources within Google News, according to new...
Only 5% Of News Publishers Use The Google News Keywords Meta Tag

Announcing the Africa News Innovation Challenge winners

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Digital tools are an increasing impetus for innovation across African newsrooms. From crowdsourcing content to using infographics to tell stories, journalists are finding new ways to report the news. We're excited to be supporting these innovators through the $1 million Africa News Innovation Challenge, announced in May this year—the latest...
Announcing the Africa News Innovation Challenge winners

Google News Business Model Under Global Siege

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Google and other search companies are under siege in various nations from news publishers and their lobbyists trying to establish more control over content. New laws and industry association walk-outs are challenging aggregators' ability to display excerpts of news stories within search results, which could have far-reaching effects. Google's Three-Front...
Google News Business Model Under Global Siege
Axel Springer buying TotalJobs for £110 million in digital classifieds offensive
Inquiry: 'Reckless' UK press needs new regulator

Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites

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One strategy we've seen some media sites use over the years for their web properties is to lock up the "archives" and charge for access to it, on the assumption that if people want to see old stories, there must be some reason, for which they'd be willing to spend....
Old News Can Be Good News For Media Sites

Frequency teams up with Chinese TV maker to bring its video app to the masses

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Frequency is set to announce a partnership with Chinese television maker TCL  that could put the video curation startup’s app before millions of new eyeballs. Frequency is revealing on Wednesday morning at CES that its app will be pre-installed on TCL’s newly-announced Ice Screen TV set as the default option to watch...
Frequency teams up with Chinese TV maker to bring its video app to the masses

Google News faces mass newspaper boycott in Brazil

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This will sound familiar to anyone who has watched Google News’ relations with news publishers over the years.. The next country in which tension has erupted is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. All 154 members of the Association of Newspapers in Brazil (ANJ), comprising 90 percent of  the country’s...
Google News faces mass newspaper boycott in Brazil

Google Offers Publishers a Way to Monetize Content With Surveys

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Google has announced a new way for online news publishers to gate access to their premium content, by requiring would-be readers to fill in a survey first....
Google Offers Publishers a Way to Monetize Content With Surveys

Digital content set for growth

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Redundancy, job cuts, advertising decline, falling readership... perhaps it is inevitable that it's crisis rather than opportunity that gets the news industry most of its coverage.In the wider digital content landscape, things are not so bleak. The international digital content market will have grown from $16.7bn last year to $36bn...
Digital content set for growth

Belgian Newspapers Agree To Drop Lawsuit Over Google News After Google Promises To Show Them How To Make Money Online

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As we've been reporting, there's been a movement underway in many countries to argue that something like Google News -- which displays headlines, brief snippets and links to full news stories on newspapers' own websites -- somehow violates newspaper copyrights. This makes no sense logically, especially given just how much...
Belgian Newspapers Agree To Drop Lawsuit Over Google News After Google Promises To Show Them How To Make Money Online
Social: Facebook's About-Face On Sharing Gives News Sites Whiplash

Google News Publishers Urged To Use Report An Update Form

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A few days ago, Erik from the Google News team posted a thread in the Google News Help forums asking Google News publishers to please use the report an update form when making changes to their site......
Google News Publishers Urged To Use Report An Update Form
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Google: video ads for news tripled last year, 2 in 5 bought ads for first time

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Publishers are pumping more videos onto their sites and ad money is following quickly, according to a new survey from Google ad service, DoubleClick. According to the research, released Tuesday morning, news publishers are running three times more ads than a year ago while also relying increasingly on automated real-time...
Google: video ads for news tripled last year, 2 in 5 bought ads for first time

Google cuts copyright deal with French publishers

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Google has created a €60 million (US$81 million) fund designed to settle disputes with French publishers over lost revenues, providing an alternative to a proposed "link tax" that would have charged the company for posting French news content in its search results. France is one of several European countries,...
Google cuts copyright deal with French publishers

Paywall On-Ramps Get A Workaround

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Remember BugMeNot.com? The site was started in 2003 to let users, peeved by a growing crop of news site registration walls, borrow someone else’s login. Seven years on - for registration wall workaround, read pay wall hack. Web developers have made BreakThePayWall, a browser extension that helps users overcome...
Paywall On-Ramps Get A Workaround
Social | Riches and Fame Hinge on Facebook Makeover

Google shutters One Pass, its paid content platform

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Google has closed down One Pass, the paid content platform that it rolled out in February 2011 and revamped in February 2012. On the Google Blog, the company writes: One Pass, our payment platform for online news publishers, has been shut down. We are working with existing partners to make...
Google shutters One Pass, its paid content platform

Google News wars are here again: France, Brazil, Germany front up

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France has set Google a year’s-end deadline for agreeing to voluntarily pay news publishers – else, it may legislate that it must pay a levy for the privilege. Eric Schmidt met French president François Hollande on Monday at the Elysée, which, in a statement, says: “(Hollande) stressed that dialogue and negotiation between...
Google News wars are here again: France, Brazil, Germany front up
Is it time for the New York Times to embrace sponsored stories?
Down-sizing Down Under, Fairfax Media cuts and charges to survive

French News Revolution: La Tribune Sold, Ends Daily Print Run

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France’s national La Tribune newspaper said Monday’s edition was its last daily print copy, as its owner’s sale to a regional publisher and an online ad group was announced. The pair - France-Economie-Regions and web group Hi-Media - will axe 115 of 165 staff, play up the paper’s website...
French News Revolution: La Tribune Sold, Ends Daily Print Run

Google mobilizes users in fight for its robots' core values

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Its own public policy lobbying is now not enough. Google has taken the rare step of devoting homepage space to urge its German users to oppose government-proposed copyright reforms on its behalf. Proposed in August and coming up for first reading in the Bundestag this Thursday, the Leistungsschutzrecht – or, ancillary copyright...
Google mobilizes users in fight for its robots' core values

BBC iPad App Popular In U.S., But Brits May Be Denied

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The BBC may have postponed its planned mobile phone apps for regulatory scrutiny in its native UK - but, in the U.S., where the BBC operates commercially, its new iPad app is already a big hit. Released in time for the tablet’s U.S. launch last weekend, the personalisable BBC...
BBC iPad App Popular In U.S., But Brits May Be Denied
News publishers need to get with the program

Justice Department Bites Apple

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“I don’t think you understand. We can’t treat newspapers or magazines any differently than we treat FarmVille.” With those words, senior Apple executive Eddy Cue stuck to his take-it-or-leave-it business model of a 30 percent revenue share payable for transactions through the iTunes service. Despite my arguments to Mr. Cue...
Justice Department Bites Apple
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