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A 1972 New York Magazine Cover Girl Fills In the ‘Recycled Housewife’ Blanks

Tue, 23 May 2017 23:15:43 +0000

Where are they now? It's a simple but still powerful narrative trigger, put to effective use this week by the editors of New York magazine. In 1972, Jennifer Rogers appeared with her four young children on the cover of the May 15, 1972 issue, for a story about her impending divorce and move to the...

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Google Is Adding Its Fast-Loading Mobile Pages to Search and Display Ads

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:09:03 +0000

A couple of years ago, Google launched a program called Accelerated Mobile Pages, or AMP, to speed up the mobile web. Now, it wants to do the same with two of its most lucrative sources of revenue: search and display advertising. During the company's Google Marketing Next event today in San Francisco, Google announced a...

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ProPublica Adds 3 to Its Illinois Newsroom After Appointing an EIC in February

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:02:59 +0000

ProPublica's Illinois office, the first regional expansion in the publication's history, is more than a third of the way towards being fully staffed as it adds two reporters and a news applications developer. Jodi S. Cohen joins as a reporter from the Chicago Tribune, where she has been an investigative reporter. She had been a...

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Looking to Expand Its Global Reach, Pinterest Hires Its First U.S. Media Agency

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:23:55 +0000

Pinterest is not a social network; it's "an app people use to design their lives." Co-founders Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp have been making that point for some time, but the company once mentioned alongside Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat has yet to truly begin the second phase of its life as a business that helps...

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Facebook’s Monika Bickert Addresses Community Standards, Content Moderation Issues

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:05:03 +0000

Facebook head of global policy management Monika Bickert sought to provide some clarity on the social network's community standards and moderation of potentially inflammatory or hurtful content with a long, detailed Newsroom post. Bickert explained in her post that the biggest challenge for content reviewers is understanding the context of that content, writing: It's hard...

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Fox News Retracts Its Conspiracy-Laden Story on Seth Rich

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:58:45 +0000

One week after Fox News published a conspiracy theory about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich, one that was debunked hours later by the very source cited in the story, one that persisted, occupying space on Hannity and Fox & Friends, where former House speaker Newt Gingrich was allowed to spread it, unchallenged, one...

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Instagram Is Testing a Way for Users to Keep Posts to Themselves Without Deleting Them

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:40:21 +0000

Instagram confirmed that it is testing a feature that allows users to archive photos and videos they have deleted from their accounts, rather than wiping them out permanently. The Next Web director of social media Matt Navarra was one of the early spotters of the feature, sharing images of it via tweet. Instagram tests an...

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Newly Promoted Esquire Features Director Owns a Ph.D. and Nifty Personal Website

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:35:34 +0000

In the pantheon of writer and journalist websites, the one put together by Robert P. Baird cleverly stands out. To the right of the home page, there is a huge monolith of grayed out text, almost indecipherable. However, once a visitor clicks on the links on the left--Features, Essays, Reviews, Reporting, Fiction, Poems, Translations, Etc.-the...

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University of Phoenix Taps WWII Icon Rosie the Riveter to Inspire Working Moms

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:27:13 +0000

For its latest spot promoting for-profit institution University of Phoenix, 180LA turned to a ubiquitous symbol of American working women dating back to World War II: Rosie the Riveter. In the animated 60-second spot, Rosie fulfills her usual role as an inspiring feminist icon. When a tireless mother sees the classic "We Can Do It"...

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Twitter Just Created a New Position: Global Head of Live Business

Tue, 23 May 2017 19:10:32 +0000

ESC Games CEO Todd Swidler is Twitter's new global head of live business, a new position focused on the business side of the social network's livestreaming partnerships. Swidler will report to chief operating officer Anthony Noto, who, naturally, made the announcement via tweet. Swidler had only been at ESC Games since last November. Prior to...

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