Ringier launches BI in Africa, Conde names International President & Facebook launches German Fake News filter: this week in media

Ringier launches BI in Africa, Conde names International President & Facebook launches German Fake News filter: this week in media


Ringier launches Business Insider in Africa

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) announced this week that it would be launching the Business Insider brand into Sub Saharan Africa, making it the 15th global edition to launch - following recent launches in Japan and Italy.  Read more on Naija247 here >>

Wolfgang Blau named President of Conde Nast International

As an indication of how important digital is to its business going forward, Conde Nast has appointed Wolfgang Blau to the role of President of Conde Nast International.  Wolfgang had previously held the position of head of digital operations.  Read more on Conde Nast here >>

Facebook rolls out Fake News filter in Germany

In the run up to Germany’s Presidential election and in the face of recent reports of German lawmakers considering imposing fines, Facebook has announced that it will be launching its Fake News filter in Germany.  Read more on the Verge here >>


Russia Today banned from Facebook during Presidential inauguration

Russia Today (RT) had its Facebook account frozen during President Trumps inauguration, after it allegedly ran pirated steams of Obama’s last press conference.  Read more on Gizmodo here >>
 

The great media unbundling [insight]

Ben Thompson of Stratechery explains the ever changing media business models in the face of internet disruption (essential 2017 media business insights)  Read more on Stratechery here >>
 

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De Correspondent hits 50,000 paying subscribers, Guardian set to cut £50 million & Axel Springer launches new print title: this week in media

De Correspondent hits 50,000 paying subscribers, Guardian set to cut £50 million & Axel Springer launches new print title: this week in media

5 biggest 2017 media predictions from CarThrottle's CEO [interview]

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