WHERE DID THE MONEY GO? Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, said the money is vital to newsrooms in the short-term. The goal of the Facebook Journalism Project, as it is known, is to help publishers “effectively transition to and prosper in today’s digital world where they have to find a very specific audience in order to be successful,” said Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook. “This provides an alternative to the model put forward by the Australian government,” said Derek Wilding, a professor at the University of Technology Sydney’s Centre for Media Transition. A professor at Bath University explained that “it should be clear to voters where information is coming from, and if it’s not transparent or open where it’s coming from, it raises the question of whether we are actually living in a democracy or not” (Arvanitakis 2017, online). It pointed out that publishers have been providing complete access to “quality journalism with credible news, current affairs, analysis, information, and entertainment”, and “there is a huge distinction between the editorial content from quality publications and fake news that is spreading on other information platforms”. In 2017, public trust in Europe of Google’s algorithm reached an all-time low, following the proliferation of fake news stories and clearly-engineered results.
Under Canberra’s proposed legislation, Google and Facebook would have to pay Australian publishers and broadcasters for content included in search results or news feeds as well. Google parent Alphabet, which has a market value of more than $1tn, is expected to fight the allegations in the US as well. Google is “oriented around making sure that there’s a healthy and vibrant ecosystem of quality journalism,” said Ben Monnie, the company’s director of global partnerships. Google News, for example, is one of the best search engines for newspaper or news sources, current or breaking news, or even general information. Apps should deliver the right information to the right time and location for the users. Search engines, social media, and the algorithms that operate them are now firmly embedded in the everyday fabric of Western societies, and increasingly in their democratic processes, with no indication that this is likely to change at any time in the future. With the legislation now before a parliamentary inquiry, Friday’s launch of News Showcase in Australia will see it pay seven domestic outlets, including the Canberra Times, to use their content. Inside Settings, you’ll see a Turn on mini cards toggle. 3. Light bulb finder: This is a free app for android users which will force users to see the benefits of energy efficient lighting in comparison with conventional light bulbs.
For example, you can tap the colored News icon below a story to can see the full coverage page, or tap the weather icon to get a seven-day forecast. RSS stands for really simple syndication and allows users to follows news sites and blogs simply be clicking on the famous orange and white icon. The video player shape starts off as a rounded rectangle with slight protrusion for the triangular “lens.” As it grows, it extends before arriving at the intended icon. News Corp also agreed to produce new audio and video products as part of the pact. One local publisher told me that his organization’s existence is being threatened like never before, and that seeing his community lose the kind of journalism they produce is not an option. The tech giants told Reuters that they are genuinely committed to helping local and regional outlets, and both will continue to offer support after the $600 million initiatives expire in coming months.
June 10 (Reuters) – Facing regulatory and political pressure, Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google in recent years committed a combined $600 million to support news outlets globally – many of them local or regional enterprises foundering in a digital age. The way the Google Redirect Virus operates is to “inject” its own links into the redirections made by your computer. This includes having a clear differentiation between organic search results and sponsored links. Google on Wednesday to cater users in India has started rolling out a new tab on search for mobile which will show results both in English and Hindi. Sometimes, the way images are described on the internet can yield surprising results to specific queries. Some publishers express gratitude for contributions they say are essential as advertising revenue has plunged. Both Facebook and Google say publishers benefit just from using their platforms, which deliver traffic that helps drive advertising revenue and subscriptions. Facebook, a social media goliath, and Google, by far the world’s most popular search engine, generated $607 billion in advertising revenue during the last three years, according to company filings. As part of the Google News Initiative, our company-wide effort to help journalism thrive in a digital age, today’s launch is an important step toward helping news publishers develop revenue streams beyond advertising.