This week in media: Trinity Mirror in talks with Express, Facebook scales its 'journo-tech', BBC & Germany fight Fake News

This week in media: Trinity Mirror in talks with Express, Facebook scales its 'journo-tech', BBC & Germany fight Fake News

Facebook role out their Journalism Project

Facebook have announced further support of quality journalism with the role out / trialling of various new technology features, including subscription-based monetisation in Instant Articles, free social analytics (via their acquisition of CrowdTangle) and more video analytics.  Read more on NiemanLab here >> 


UK’s Trinity Mirror considers Express acquisition

The UK’s Trinity Mirror Group is back in talks with Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell about the acquisition of N&S’ various newspaper and magazine titles.  With its previous acquisition of Local World, this merger will turn Trinity Mirror into the biggest UK media owner by scale.  Reader more on Guardian here >>
 

BBC launch fake news department

The BBC announced that it will be beefing up its anti-fake news activity by extending its Reality Check series along with employing a dedicated team targeting false stories or facts being shared on social media.  Read more on Guardian here >>

Germany fights fake news in run up to election

Linked to the alleged growing involvement of Russia in Fake News, German politicians have announced a series of new plans to tackle the issue identifying it as a threat to their upcoming elections.  Read more on Passcode here >>
 

Publishers see short-form video on Facebook cut in half

According to Digiday, publishers are seeing short-form content (60 seconds or less) being penalised by the Facebook algorithm, a change that has happened alongside the introduction of Facebook’s new mid-roll ad format.  Read more on Digiday here >>

 

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