There was a recent Nieman Labs blog about the future of local news by Josh Benton . In the article, Josh talks about a wide swath of the local market, including TV and metro-based local news. He was generally pessimistic about the future of local news, although he did reserve some optimism for hyperlocal digital publishers.
As ratings drop for most cable news channels and tradition print newspapers continue to collapse, where are Americans getting their news today? For many, especially Millennials , the answer is social media.
Everyone was so caught up in the hijinks of Halloween that we forgot what follows, the month of November. This should officially be known as the month of change, and I’m not just referring to the weather (wonder when it’ll stop being over 70 degrees here in New York City). Brands along with the general public haven’t taken a moment’s pause as thoughts and Tweets turn jolly with upcoming holiday season cheer.
There has been significant discussion about the future of hyperlocal news. Everybody seems to think that technical platforms such as Facebook and Google have disintermediated local news, and that it’s game over. We don’t think this is true at all, in fact we believe that the opportunities for local news are tremendous!
The Republicans took to the podiums for the third GOP debate this past week, and for some, the third time was definitely a charm. The data shows who’s gaining ground, and who’s starting to falter -- on social.
Via Facebook, and several other news outlets reporting the info, Facebook is finally getting rid of one of its most annoying features that you might not have even been aware actually existed. And it is replacing it with something that might be even worse.
One politician takes his nation’s highest office, and another announces that he won’t run for his. Larry David is funny as hell — in case you needed a reminder (which you did) — and emojis are steadily taking over all forms of communication.
Despite exposing the government's most precious secrets and illegal activities, being the subject of an international manhunt, getting called a traitor and accused of high treason, ending up exiled from his own country, and having to make his home in a foreign country hostile to his own interests, it's nice to know that Edward Snowden is keeping his sense of humor about him.
Social media hoaxes are the 24-hour colds of the internet. You go to sleep with your Facebook feed healthy and hale, only to wake up and find it absolutely festooned (as the screenshot above demonstrates) with paranoid text posts claiming that Facebook will soon be charging its users to keep their content private.