Plus why Vice premiered its latest digital series on TV.
Facebook will become the suggester of perspective to avoid being the “arbiter of truth”. Appearing before someone reads, Related Articles will surface links to additional reporting on the same topic to provide different view points, and to truthiness reports from the fact checkers.
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As they face a changing market for journalistic content, Australian news organisations are increasingly being forced to experiment with new approaches to telling their stories. The Conversation has highlighted the efforts of ABC News, in particular political editor Chris Uhlmann’s strident criticism of the Trump administration (2,700 tweets that day), published from the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
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Photographer Cindy Sherman has surprised fans with a public Instagram account filled with hundreds of posts. The account has been active, but private, since October of last year. In the 590 images posted to the account, Sherman dabbles with some standard, banal Instagram behaviors like food photography, short videos of wild animals, and throwback Mother’s Day pics.
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HypeForType, the largest online font retailer in Europe, is suing Universal Music Group for US$1.25 million on allegations of piracy. Universal has been using two fonts designed and licensed by HypeForType, Nanami Rounded and Ebisu Bold, to stylise British band The Vamp’s logo.
Read more about the dispute here.
- Facebook Stories could be coming to desktop, but why? [via The Next Web]
- Facebook fights fake news with links to other angles [via TechCrunch]
- Finally, Facebook’s staff isn’t mostly white guys [via Fast Company]
- ABC News’ long-form journalism pays off on Twitter [via The Conversation]
- A small defence of the Twitter thread [via The Verge]
- Cindy Sherman’s newly public Instagram is a surprise, 600-piece online exhibit [via The Verge]
- J Balvin is the Most Viewed Producer of Instagram Stories in the Country [via Billboard]
- Lollapalooza cuts off Lorde, Muse’s headlining sets due to weather emergency [via Consequence of Sound]
- One Direction Members Celebrate 7 Years as a Band, Gain on Social 50 Chart [via Billboard]
- ‘Baby Driver’ Studio Sued for Lacking License to Use T. Rex Song [via Hollywood Reporter]
- SCA pulls out of radio revenue reveal: dollars now just twice a year [via Mediaweek]
- ‘In Germany, we take chances with artists – no matter where they’re from’ [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Universal Music embroiled in $1 million piracy lawsuit [via The Music Network]
- RNB Fridays Live returning in 2017 with stacked lineup [via Radio Today]
- Solange performs live with Incubus in New Orleans [via NME]
- Treble.fm is a new social networking app for musicians who want to collaborate [via The Verge]
- BBC’s highest paid star loses half a million Radio 2 listeners [via The Independent UK]
- This music production tool is the reason why all new music sounds the same [via Quartz]
- Amazon’s Alexa can now play music for ‘hooking up’ and ‘baby-making’ [via The Verge]
- Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat [via TechCrunch]
- LinkedIn’s latest millennial bait is a Tinder-style mentorship service [via The Verge]
- Making television cool again: Why Vice premiered its latest digital series on TV [via Mumbrella]
- Adidas has found that models and bloggers, not athletes, are the key to selling sportswear to women [via Quartz]
- Google is building a killswitch that will force the internet to play by its rules [via Mashable]
- People are cheering Aziz Ansari for calling out smartphone addiction, but will anyone listen? [via Fast Company]
- Weathering social media storms begins with knowing your brand inside out [via Mumbrella]
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