#SMTLive Schedule


July 13, 2017
Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism has just released their 6th annual Digital News Report.
Key Results From the 2017 Digital News Report
May 25, 2017
Facebook's rolling out an update for Trending News, and testing a new Trending module within the news feed.
Facebook Releases New Updates for Trending News, Trialing In-Feed News Units | Social Media Today
May 09, 2017
Facebook's stepping up its efforts to combat misuse of their platform for politically motivated purposes.
Facebook’s Stepping Up Efforts to Stamp Out Fake News Ahead of UK Election | Social Media Today
April 07, 2017
Facebook has released a new resource to help users identify fake news reports.
Facebook Continues Battle Against Fake News with New Educational Resource | Social Media Today
January 25, 2017
Facebook has announced another update for their Trending News section, including some important steps to eliminate potential bias.
Facebook Announces Update to Trending Topics, Reduces Potential Bias | Social Media Today
January 11, 2017
Facebook has announced a new program to work with journalists on improving the platform and eliminating the spread of fake news.
Facebook Looking to Work More Closely with Journalists, Add More Publishing Tools | Social Media Today
May 09, 2016
Claims have emerged that Facebook has been manipulating the news stories in it's 'Trending' section, which could have significant implications for how news is shared.
On Facebook’s Influence Over the News Cycle and What it Means for Media | Social Media Today
December 11, 2015
Facebook has released it's Hot Topics report for November, detailing the issues and events that generated the most discussion amongst Facebook's user base.
The Most Discussed Issues on Facebook from November [Infographic] | Social Media Today
November 20, 2015
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.
For hyperlocal news sites, scale is not everything
November 13, 2015
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.