Facebook might pay for 'high-quality news,' NYMag vs.WaPo,Cameron Dallas explained: Publisher's Brief
Will Facebook pay up?"More than a year after announcing Facebook would feature less news,Mark Zuckerbergsays he has a new idea: He wants to create a section of his social network that would be devoted to 'high-quality news,' and may pay publishers that share their stuff there." That'sthe read thatPeter KafkaofRecodehas on a conversation Facebook chief Zuckerberg recently had withAxel SpringerCEOMathias Döpfner.But Kafka doesn't just parse the back-and-forth,he adds context with his own reporting and background on Facebook's rather tortured history with the news media.As Kafka writes,
Zuckerberg doesn't mention any plans to charge Facebook customers who read news stories on the site,and a person familiar with his thinking says the news tab would be free to users: "This isn't a revenue play for us."
Speaking of backstories:Right now everyone in the media is reading"What Was the Washington Post Afraid Of?,"published byNew York Magazine'sIntelligenceron Monday.In it,Irin Carmontells of her experience withThe Washington Post(working as a freelancer teamed up with stafferAmy Brittain) reporting on sexual harassment allegations surrounding formerCBS NewsChairmanJeff Fager—a story the paper ultimately didn't run.(The New Yorker'sRonan Farrowlater wrote about Fager as a part of hisinvestigative reporting that gotCBS Corp.Chairman and CEOLes Moonvesousted.)
Carmon offers some context on Twitter about why she wrote the story:
Much of my job has involved asking people,大多是女性，to truthfully tell their stories even when it might harm them or the institutions they care about.I figured the least I could do was to try to do the same.https://t.co/8y2OMQA28h— Irin Carmon (@irin) April 1,2019
If you're wondering about that leading "Afraid Of?" headline—right off the bat New York Mag seems to be suggesting something unflattering about the Post,right?—well,以下是Carmon通过Twitter发表文章的摘要：
A gutsy,important story that shows how powerful men can cow even the most courageous editors from publishing.— Adam L.Penenberg (@Penenberg) April 1,2019
(Adam Penenbergis director ofNew York University's American Journalism Online master's program.)
March Madness by the numbers:Social video analytics serviceTubular,which tracks videos across the major platforms,tells Ad Age that one publisher is dominating March Madness right now in terms of views.Bleacher Reporthas three out of five of the most-viewed NCAA-related videos acrossFacebook,InstagramandTwittersince the start of all the madness:
1。CBS News: "Basketball player brought to tears when coach surprises him with family"(3.1 million views)
2.Bleacher Report: "Carsen Edwards came into the tournament slumping but torched Villanova for 42 points"(2.9 million)
3.Bleacher Report: "Ja Morant has a brilliant career ahead of him"(2.3 million)
4.Bleacher Report: "Gabe Kalscheur caught fire from behind the arc today"(2.2 million)
5.House of Highlights: "Chuma Okeke,who injured his knee in the game against North Carolina,had the honor of stamping the bracket after Auburn won"(2.1 million)
Turner Broadcasting System (TBS)bought Bleacher Report in 2012 for $175 million.The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament is co-produced byCBS SportsandTurner Sports.Synergy,baby!
Another story everyone in media is reading right now: "Watching the Internet React to the Worst Night of My Life"(subhead: "Erin Lee Carr on her father's death")—also published by New York Magazine (it's a book excerpt).Erin Lee Carr's dad was David Carr,the belovedNew York Timesmedia columnist who died in 2015.
For our regular "On newsstands now" segment...how about a pop quiz? Do you know who this (below) is?The star of the April cover ofHearst'sElleis a singer-songwriter.(Hint:We are never,ever,ever getting back together.) The actual print cover features a more recognizable shot of her and,of course,has proper coverlines.But Elle is serving up this teaser on social media to create an aura around the issue drop.
Maybe both? "'Are We at a Party,or a Wake?': Journalists Wonder If Apple News+ Is a Trojan Horse."这是的标题Joe Pompeo's behind-the-scenes look,forVanity Fair,at all the posturing and negotiations leading up to the launch ofApple's new subscription news service.He neatly sums up the pros and especially the cons,including:
...by getting on board with Apple News+,you run the risk of abdicating your direct relationship with readers and potentially cannibalizing your existing subscriber pool,thereby handing more leverage to an ever-more-powerful platform economy that has already wreaked havoc on journalism and the news business.
Also hitting (U.S.) newsstands right about now:U.K.indie magazinetmrw(as in "tomorrow"),which has put American social media starCameron Dallason one of the split covers of its new "Break the Mould" issue.Scroll down to see it.(The other covers feature rapperYungen,modelDelilah Belleand singer-songwriterRat Boy,akaJordan Cardy).
The 24-year-old Dallas more or less defines the trajectory of modern fame: He exploded onVine(R.I.P.) andInstagram(where he currently has more than 21 million followers),became a fashion-world darling,did aCalvin Klein Jeanscampaign,loomed over Times Square in a multistoryAmerican Eaglebillboard,landed various roles in TV shows and movies,got his own 10-episodeNetflixreality series titled "Chasing Cameron," and is now making a bid for a serious music career.Last fall he dropped his major label debut single,“为什么我没见过你？”（哥伦比亚记录）and its music video has racked up nearly5 million views on YouTube.
Oh,and he was the subject of headlines on the very first day of 2019,including"Social media star Cameron Dallas arrested for allegedly punching man in the face"(NBC News),添加一个坚韧不拔的边缘,他的名声。Anyway,his debut album is due out this summer—thus this tmrw cover,with the star lounging next to a guitar.It's worth noting that when tmrw previewed the cover on Instagram,达拉斯在自己的Insta上贴了一张五个字的标题：“我不会弹吉他。”