Tag: News

BUSINESS

Facebook Pledges Billion Dollar Investment In The News Industry

In a report recently, Facebook has pledged to invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years. The announcement came on the back of Australia’s government move to force tech platforms to pay for third party news content. Media companies have complained for years that they are not fairly compensated for articles and other content […]

BUSINESS

Google Brings Good News To Content Providers

According to press reports, Alphabet Inc.’s Google will begin paying select media outlets featured in a soon to be released news service later this year. This is a big shift in the stance of the multinational technology company. This new move also comes amid persistent calls from media companies and regulators. The new licensing deals will start in three countries, […]

BUSINESS

Facebook Introduces News Section On Its Platform

In a new move that is set to help bring news content to people, Facebook is partnering with several news media outlets to launch a news section in its flagship apps. Facebook’s Campbell Brown, VP, Global News Partnerships and Mona Sarantakos, Product Manager, News, noted that “journalism plays a critical role in our democracy,” and moreover, serves as a useful […]

POLITICS

President Trump Spars With CNN’s Jim Acosta

It’s not often a reporter gets to become the news but not so with Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent. Acosta covers the Trump administration and previously covered the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He regularly covers presidential press conferences, visits by heads of states, and issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal […]

NEWS

Jim Acosta — President Trump Seeking To Change The Newscycle

CNN’s Jim Acosta, the reporter who forced the Trump’s administration to return his press pass, is taking a dim view of the announcement by the President in the naming of budget director Mick Mulvaney as his “acting chief of staff.” The news came after days of bad press for the President. Speaking on a CNN’s newscast, Acosta posited the view […]

BUSINESS Commerce

Facebook Set To Introduce New News Experience

According to Alex Hardiman, Facebook’s Head of News Products, the news format on Facebook will be changed soon to offer users a new news experience. Trending, which was introduced in 2014 to generate news topics, though popular, reached only five countries and accounted for less than 1.5% of clicks to news publishers on average. “From research, we found that over […]

BUSINESS Commerce

Facebook Makes Move To Shake Fake News From Its Platform

Over the past year or more, fake news has come to dominate the nontraditional media, and this has resulted in people being misled, misinformed and ultimately have created deep mistrust between the media platforms in general, and members of the public.  Facebook, however, is not bending over to this new phenomenon and is currently ramping up its efforts to kill […]

NEWS

Former Jamaican Prime Minister To Represent Athlete At Dope Hearing

Former Jamaican Prime Minister P. J. Patterson To Represent Veronica Campbell-Brown At Dope Hearing P. J. Patterson, former Jamaican Prime Minister has decided to come out of retirement to represent ace Jamaican sprinter and Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown in a dope hearing case. Campbell-Brown was tested positive for a banned substance at the IAAF World Challenge meeting held at […]