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The BBC, the press and online news

Scaling back the BBC will damage the UK’s sole source of impartial, quality and trusted news, whose independence is valued by users in the UK and around the world.

This report was produced by Enders Analysis and is published here in full with thanks:


How podcasters are turning to new technologies and partnerships to introduce programmatic ads

No two ads on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast are ever really the same. Whether he’s plugging website builder Squarespace (“Are ya thinking of opening a restaurant? Are ya? Are ya going to need a website?”) or snack delivery service Naturebox (“It’s snack time, people!”), each ad is read by Maron in a way that feels like an extension of the stream-of-consciousness style he has on the podcast.

African-American and Hispanic millennials are more likely to use Instagram and YouTube for news

Millennials of all races and ethnicities are about as likely to use Facebook as a source for news, but African Americans and Hispanics between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely than their white peers to use Instagram and YouTube as news sources, according to a survey released today by the American Press Institute.

Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists

Bots on Twitter appear to be intentionally drowning out the efforts of activists to use the social media site to organize.

facepalm-featuredEarlier this month an anti-piracy campaign from many years ago was resurrected by DMN.

Created for Universal Music, the 2007 campaign featured severed body parts alongside the line ‘Stop Destroying the Band You Like, Say No to Music Piracy.’

The gory manner in which the message was presented certainly touched a nerve but when compared to a new anti-piracy campaign just completed for Virgin Radio, the graphic images barely feel controversial.

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