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    Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever?

Is 2018 when the relationship between publishers and platforms changes forever?

This is the longer version of an article that first appeared in Inpublishing Magazine, by Professor Charlie Beckett @CharlieBeckett

Is 2018 the year when the publisher/platform relationship is turned on its head? Is this the moment when policy-makers change the balance of power between the tech giants and the content creators?

Recent years have been tough on publishers as the social […]

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    My secret social media shame: after ten years I still quite like Twitter

My secret social media shame: after ten years I still quite like Twitter

It is ten years since I joined Twitter and I have to confess, I still like it.

Of course, I mean ‘my’ Twitter feed. The quality of the experience depends on your personalised selection of sources and your behaviour.  As a platform it stands accused of coarsening public life, ruining careers, making nice people miserable and fixing votes.

Twitter as a social […]

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    Is Big Tech facing its version of the 2008 financial crisis?

Is Big Tech facing its version of the 2008 financial crisis?

Ten years after the global banking collapse, is 2018 the year when Big Technology faces its own existential crisis?

Charlie Beckett asks whether the digital giants are making the same mistakes as the bankers a decade ago.

Ten years ago, not all financial institutions were the same or equally culpable, though the causes and impacts of that economic disaster were systematic, widespread […]

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    2018 is a critical year for media policy, make sure you are part of the debate #LSEt3

2018 is a critical year for media policy, make sure you are part of the debate #LSEt3

Comedy and think-tanks have one thing in common: the secret to success is…

wait for it…

timing.

So I am very excited by the fact that the LSE Media Policy Project with LSE’s journalism think-tank Polis are running an LSE Commission into Truth, Trust and Technology (T3) at the same time as politicians, news organisations, technology companies and a whole bunch of activists, […]

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    Facebook’s newsfeed changes: a disaster or an opportunity for news publishers?

Facebook’s newsfeed changes: a disaster or an opportunity for news publishers?

Social media and digital executives in newsrooms already have a tough job connecting their content to consumers via social media, but Facebook’s proposed changes in the algorithms of its ‘newsfeed’ are going to make it a lot harder. Social networks offer immense opportunities for reaching vast new audiences and increasing the engagement of users with journalism. The most important […]

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