User: newstrust Topic: Media
Category: Media Ownership :: Media Revenue
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MPs call for tax on social media companies 18.3.2019
Their report says the money should be used to fund research into the health impact of social media.
Stock indexes finish nearly flat 15.3.2019 LA Times: Business

U.S. stock indexes barely budged Thursday as the market’s three-day winning streak stalled.

The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished essentially flat as declines by communications, industrial and healthcare stocks outweighed gains by financial and technology companies. Several retailers...

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Fox News courts advertisers after brands flee Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham 14.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Facing mounting pressure from boycotts, Fox News took the unusual step of assuring advertisers that they should not pull their commercials out of its conservative opinion programs that have been targeted by liberal media watchdog groups.

“We know there is a lot of noise out there, but the voice...

Cutbacks in local news leave some communities in the dark 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
More than 1,400 cities and towns across the U.S. have lost a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University of North Carolina.
Loss of local news hinders ability to watchdog government 11.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Newspapers are closing or being consolidated at an astounding rate, often leaving behind what researchers label as news deserts -- towns and even entire counties that have no consistent local media coverage.
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'Google profits from my daughter's death' 6.3.2019 BBC: Front Page
The father of the US TV journalist shot on air is battling to get Google and social media companies to remove the footage.
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Fox hit with $179-million judgment on ‘Bones’ case 27.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In a ruling that could have widespread repercussions in the TV industry, Fox has been hit with a $178.7-million judgment in its profit participation dispute with the team behind the hit series “Bones.”

The ruling, which was decided in arbitration, excoriated senior Fox executives and criticized...

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HBO brings back Axios show for a second season 26.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Axios, the online news organization, is obsessed with brevity — except when it comes to producing television shows with HBO.

Axios and HBO on Tuesday plan to announce a second-season pickup to their half-hour documentary-news show, “Axios.” HBO has ordered eight new episodes (along with four short...

Facebook decided which users are interested in Nazis — and let advertisers target them directly 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Facebook makes money by charging advertisers to reach just the right audience for their message — even when that audience is made up of people interested in the perpetrators of the Holocaust or explicitly neo-Nazi music.

Despite promises of greater oversight following past advertising scandals,...

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Greeting cards are still a thing in the digital age. Thanks, millennials 14.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Greeting card companies have weathered some tough times as more people send good wishes online. But millennials are purchasing more cards, which has helped stabilize the industry.
Katie Couric is writing a memoir due for release in 2021 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Longtime journalist Katie Couric is writing a memoir that will touch on her decades-long career in journalism, the deaths of her husband and sister from cancer and her experiences with sexism in the news industry.

Couric's memoir, "Unexpected," is slated for publication by Little, Brown and Co....

Twitter reports higher profits 7.2.2019 BBC News - US & Canada
Advertising revenues and profits are up, despite a fall in the number of registered users.
Denver International Airport ready to make money on its thousand-foot, $14.5 million sign 7.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
For more than a year, a thousand-foot ribbon of light has greeted people along Peña Boulevard at Denver International Airport. Now, the airport's ready to make some cash on the eye-catching display.
Labour call to break up digital giants to protect users 6.2.2019 BBC: Technology
Deputy leader Tom Watson accuses social media giants like Facebook of failing to protect their users.
5 stocks that are beating the market despite their own bumpy rides 6.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Burritos, mascara and streaming.

Those are among the sectors where investors have reaped sizable gains with certain stocks not only so far this year but for the last 12 months, while the stock market overall has labored to bounce back to its record highs set last year.

The Standard & Poor’s 500...

Can anyone make HMV successful? 5.2.2019 BBC: Business
Three retail industry experts give their views on the future of the iconic music retailer.
Tech firms lead stocks higher after early slide 5.2.2019 LA Times: Business

U.S. stocks recovered from an early slide Monday as gains by technology and media companies outweighed losses by healthcare firms and others.

A report showing U.S. factory orders declined in November weighed on stocks earlier in the day. Concerns about slower economic growth overshadowed a mostly...

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BuzzFeed, Vice and other outlets slash jobs in a challenging market for digital media 3.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

When it debuted in 2006, BuzzFeed quickly became a social media sensation. Its listicles, quizzes and funny videos went viral and created a huge audience online. The New York-based start-up later hired hundreds of journalists to do serious journalism, creating a platform that many saw as the future...

Celebrity ads for diet aids should be banned says top doctor 2.2.2019 BBC: Health
England's top doctor calls on celebrities to be more 'responsible' on social media.
Stocks end mixed as Wall Street assesses company earnings reports 30.1.2019 LA Times: Business

Stocks posted an uneven finish Tuesday on Wall Street, handing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its second decline in a row.

An early gain faded as investors assessed a mixed bag of corporate results and looked ahead to a heavy schedule of news about companies and the economy.

Xerox and 3M rose...

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