Facebook's News Feed changes are latest blow to publishers, brands

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Facebook's News Feed changes are latest blow to publishers, brands

The social network has become an important way for brands, media companies and other content creators to reach Facebook's growing audience, which now numbers more than 2.07 billion people. With News Feed now geared toward fostering “meaningful interactions” between people, Facebook said
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Afton woman pens Christian horror novel

Woods, a 1985 graduate of Afton High School, started her writing career as a creative outlet following the 2009 death of her father, Lonnie Linn. Woods said she finished House of Lister in 2010, but spent the next few years “fine tuning” it while working on her second novel, Savage Miracle. “Although
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Hot wheels go haute

… to the demands of the 'aam aadmi', Maruti Suzuki offers many choices. On top of the list will be the bestsellers from Maruti Suzuki — Swift, Wagon R, Alto — followed by Renault Kwid and Nissan Datsun Go. All are sensible buys. The Alto base model, at about Rs 2.5 lakh, is the world's best-selling car.
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Dells High School adds classes

The business and information technology class Sports and Entertainment Marketing is no longer added, he said. To teach this course, instructors are required to have a marketing license. He said neither of the instructors have one. He's going to talk to other South Central Conference principals who offer
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The Connection Between Writing and Sleep

It seems that unfinished tasks rest at what we call a heightened level of cognitive activation. We think that's the key ingredient. With our day to day lives and work schedule, unfinished tasks pile on one another and create this cognitive activation that's difficult to set aside. Unless, of course, you write about
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Facebook's Algorithm Change Is An Apocalyptic Move for Brands, Publishers, Users, and …

Whenever Facebook tweaks its algorithm and decreases the reach of news stories, publishers usually treat it like a lover's quarrel. But according to a Digiday report, Facebook has been sending each publisher the “We need to talk” text, warning them of the most apocalyptic algorithm change yet.
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Editorial: Sexual misconduct, and power imbalances

This week, Concordia University's creative writing program was in the spotlight over accusations that certain male professors hit on their students. Last week, it was Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company, where the artistic director resigned amid allegations of workplace sexual misconduct.
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Concordia University was warned of 'toxic' atmosphere in creative writing department in 2015

This week, allegations of sexual misconduct rocked the creative writing department after an essay, published by former student Mike Spry, alleged professors were sleeping and drinking with students. He refers to professors routinely harassing students, as well as “drunken nights of misbehaviour.”.
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'The Post' works as Katherine Graham story, less effective as 'Pentagon Papers' history

This film about the Washington Post's publishing of “The Pentagon Papers” eventually works, despite Steven Spielberg's penchant for sentiment at the … “The Kay Graham Story,” as Spielberg creates an exaggerated and abbreviated personal trajectory for the publisher who inherited the reigns of what
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Facebook feed changes to have major impact on publishers

Over the next few months, Facebook will be making updates to ranking where the news feed will prioritise content that sparks conversations, having an effect on posts from businesses, brands and media.
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'They're saying, “F publishers”': Media winners and losers of Facebook's feed purge

Facebook evened the playing field for publishers. It was what enabled overnight traffic sensations like Upworthy, ViralNova and Elite Daily. But for big publishers, losing Facebook audience will be less traumatic, only because the biggest publishers are by nature big everywhere. Their ubiquity when it
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Amazon laying off 58 workers at North Charleston self-publishing business

Amazon says it's cutting part of its office staff in North Charleston this summer, a year after the e-commerce giant moved its book-printing factory out of the city. Amazon's self-publishing service, Createspace, is laying off workers in its editing, marketing and design division in July because the company is
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OpenScholar forms startup

In the nearly eight years since the web-publishing platform OpenScholar was developed at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), it has enabled Harvard scholars, academic and administrative departments, centers, and projects to create and maintain high-quality websites without
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