Stanford report examines fake news in the 2016 US election

Fake news has less impact than previously thought according to a report by economists Hunt Allcott of New York University and Matthew Gentzkow of Stanford, on “Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election“. Evidence shows that: 62 percent of US adults get news on social media according to a Pew study fake news[…]

Is Facebook Live the new big thing for publishers?

In April Facebook opened its live-streaming feature to all its users and it has since documented exploding watermelons, police violence, the US’ as well as the EU’s state of the union addresses; the debate of the presidential candidates will be streamed on Facebook Live next week. The live video platform seems to be on the[…]

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This is how the New York Times and BuzzFeed use Editorial Analytics

Not more than a couple of months ago we looked at the ‘Editorial analytics: How news media are developing and using audience data and metrics’ Reuters Report where the authors have identified 3 distinct types of editorial analytics. Going from Rudimentary, through Generic, to Editorial Analytics, we have learned that each newsroom needs a set[…]

NYTimes, The Guardian, BuzzFeed and WSJ approach on Push Notifications

As we’ve already learned last year, sending the right push notification at the right moment is one of the biggest challenges of today’s newsrooms. With an eye on the most recent updates of The New York Times, let’s have a look at their strategy for push alerts and how other publishers like The Guardian, BuzzFeed[…]

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