Newscorp revenues slide (again), Turner launches new innovation arm & Guardian launches chatbot: this week in media

Newscorp revenues slide (again), Turner launches new innovation arm & Guardian launches chatbot: this week in media

NewsCorp’s news division revenues drop 5.3%

For another quarter in a row, NewsCorp’s news division reports a drop in revenues - this time a drop of 5.3%.  In better news, it saw its real estate advertising revenues jump 18.3%.  Read more on Reuters >>

Turner International launch digital venture and innovation arm

As AT&T acquires Time Warner, Turner International announces the launch of a new digital and innovation arm, headed by Aksel van der Wal.  Read more on Hollywood Reporter >>

Guardian launch first Messenger Chatbot

After 2 months of testing and prototyping, the Guardian has launched its first chatbot on the Facebook Messenger platform.  Read more on Guardian >>

Business Insider drops comments from articles

After a surge in mis-use of their comments section, Business Insider has removed comment functionality from its site - following in the footsteps of publishers like Recode and Reuters.  Read more on Talkingbiznews >>

Economist ditches Pinterest and Tumblr

The Economist announce to industry press Digiday that it’s decided to double down on Linked-in and drop Tumblr and Pinterest.  Read more on Digiday >>

How a French start-up is focused on restructuring not just recirculating content

How a French start-up is focused on restructuring not just recirculating content

How one West Coast tech company is turning traditional broadcast publishers into hyper-personalised publishers

How one West Coast tech company is turning traditional broadcast publishers into hyper-personalised publishers