Facebook News Feed Will Now Prioritize Posts From Friends, Family Than From Publishers

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Facebook News Feed Will Now Prioritize Posts From Friends, Family Than From Publishers

Facebook has announced that it will be overhauling how the News Feed shows content to users. Over the next few months, the Facebook News Feed will be updated to prioritize content created by friends and family, instead of posts made by publishers. “The research shows that when we use social
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French publisher suspends printing of Holocaust-era anti-Semitic essays

A French publishing house that had resisted calls to drop publication of a famous author's anti-Semitic screeds announced that it suspended the project. Editions Gallimard announced Thursday the suspension of its plan to publish three Holocaust-era essays by the author Louis-Ferdinand Destouches,
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What Facebook's news feed changes mean for brands and publishers

This move may be detrimental to brands, businesses and publishers, and will even limit Facebook's short-term growth but is ultimately beneficial for the social network in the long-term, Brian Wieser, senior research analyst at Pivotal Group, commented. “The company was understandably focused on
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E-conext Lists 10 Top Online Courses for Future Jobs

Content writing involves producing documents that are suited to the requirements, comprehension level, and background of its readers. The course trains participants how to avoid common writing pitfalls, and structure your writing effectively. Digital Marketing provides goals and methods so you can plan
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Newspaper Industry Vows To Fight New Tariffs On Canadian Newsprint, Citing Jobs Threat

Some book publishers and paper companies also employ groundwood for their products. NORPAC's petition, filed in August, had drawn opposition from newspaper leaders, who said the additional costs of newsprint could put some newspaper companies out of business. David Chavern, president and
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In a new partnership, Texas Monthly dives into audio publishing

As executive vice president and publisher of Penguin Random House Audio, D'Acierno focuses on trends in audiobook publishing and saw a market need for shorter form content, more like the length of podcasts. She reached out to her contacts at Texas Monthly last summer to see if they could
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'Horse Soldiers' opens as '12 Strong'

TRAVERSE CITY — Area audiences of the new movie “12 Strong” will be scanning the credits closely for a familiar name. The powerful war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films is based on Traverse City author Doug Stanton's best-selling 2009 book, “Horse
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A Newspaper Renaissance Begins: Innovative Digital Technology Developed by Publishers at the …

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Alan W. Sorter, publisher and president of the Columbus Post, has achieved a decades-old dream of developing a “newspaper that talks.” The Electronic Home Delivery Program, also known as the “Chloe Process,” is a technological breakthrough
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Recording of Coincidence Signals in a Software Medium

A virtual coincidence unit, a virtual counter and a virtual timer were developed via a software in this study. Different frequency signals supplied from a function generator were sent to a real coincidence unit. The same signals were transmitted to the virtual coincidence unit via a digitizer. Output signals of
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Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018: University censorship troubling, Trump's reckless oil drilling order, refuting …

The tiniest beginnings should be discerned and uprooted. The university is in a position to humbly and ethically do what is necessary. Please do not give me reason to be ashamed of the university that gave me, in my 50s, a much-valued masters degree in English and creative writing. Shirley Glubka
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Instant Pot Is a Best Seller on Amazon Because of This Smart Strategy (2 Word Hint: Facebook and …

Meantime, there are also about 1,500 Instant Pot-related cookbooks, including many Amazon bestsellers, that give the company free, constant, marketing on the very platform where they started selling to begin with. For example, I reached out to author Coco Morante, whose book, The Essential Instant
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Young Indigenous writer wins with inspiring essay

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Young Indigenous writer wins with inspiring essay

Ava Morin was one of six recipients picked for excellence in Indigenous Youth Creative Writing and given a cash prize of $2500 in the Toronto ceremony. Affiliated with the Teme-Augama Anishnabai First Nation, Ava's mother Barbara Chartrand says the family is delighted and surprised with the big
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Facebook Will Show Less Content From Publishers & Brands In News Feed

I try hard not to cover Facebook or social media topics here but this is a big one, Facebook announced they are going to be updating the news feed algorithm to show more content from your friends and less content from publishers and brand pages. Facebook wrote: With this update, we will also
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Why Facebook's news feed changes mean your brand will need to get people talking

But what are the impacts of these changes on brands and publishers? The first thing to note is that there has been no indication that this will affect the distribution of paid media on the site. In fact, the decrease in organic branded and publisher content might even create room for more sponsored content
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Fire, fury and the furore that surrounds the book of the moment

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Fire, fury and the furore that surrounds the book of the moment

The book's success has been nothing less than stratospheric. A huge portion of that success was directly due to Donald Trump himself. Prior to its release, he instructed his lawyers to hit the publishers with a cease-and-desist order to quash publication, claiming the book was libelous. Such objections
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California's water saving brings bonus effects

Water-saving measures in California have also led to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and electricity consumption in the state.
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The Rodale effect: how 'two guys from New York' shaped a small town

But now, for the first time in nearly a century and decades after the founders' deaths, Emmaus is without a Rodale-run company. J.I.'s granddaughter Maria Rodale announced on Jan. 2 that she had sold Rodale Inc., the publishing company he started decades ago from a corner of the manufacturing
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Public Companies: Meredith Corporation

The past year has been a landmark time for media powerhouse Meredith Corp., which recorded its strongest financial results yet in its 115-year history. To cap a momentous 2017, the Des Moines-based publishing company in 2018 will climb a few rungs higher on the ladder of largest U.S. publishing
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French publisher suspends reprint of Céline's anti-Semitic texts

One of France's main publishing houses has suspended plans to republish a collection of anti-Semitic writings by author Louis-Ferdinand Céline after an outcry by campaigners and historians. Gallimard said the “conditions were not right” for the texts to be issued “dispassionately”. Jewish campaigners
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Selby Kia: UCLA must advocate for cost-affective solutions to textbooks

To improve textbook accessibility, UCLA Library should work with publishers to purchase e-book licenses to legally give all students access to core textbooks through an online portal. UCLA should also better promote its OERs, such as through faculty newsletters or department announcements, to inform
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Towards a Meta-Model for Real-Time Embedded Systems

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Towards a Meta-Model for Real-Time Embedded Systems

Embedded real-time systems are combinations of hardware and software fully integrated into the systems they control. Due to the continuous technological evolution in the hardware and software and the diversity of the targeted areas of application, these systems have become omnipresent in our
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Longlist announced for new Highland Book Prize

… set up to recognise the literary talent of the region and writing about the Highlands. The shortlist is to be published in April and the winner will be announced at the Ullapool Book Festival on 11 May. The Highland Society of London and Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre are involved in the prize.
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Interview: Take That musical writer Tim Firth talks to Your Move

I was 18 when I went on Willy's writing course and it changed everything. That beacon of the original musical is still out there for me. When I look at what I really want to do I can attribute it all to the pain, but the challenge, of creating a new story and a new musical, which is phenomenally rare in this
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Facebook to prioritise posts from friends over publishers, brands

Facebook has introduced major changes to the types of posts, videos and photos that will appear on the News Feed of its more than two billion users. The company said on Thursday that it would prioritise content that has been shared by friends and family while de-emphasizing content from publishers
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Family seeking help to bring home Kenyan woman who died mysteriously in US

Patricia Miswa left Kenya last year in August to pursue Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. On Thursday last week her mother tried calling her but she did not answer. The mother later called the hostel management who together with the police discovered Patricia's lifeless body
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Kim Carter Wins the TCK Publishing 2017 Readers Choice Awards Announces Lyon Media

(MENAFN Editorial) Phoenix, AZ (January 11, 2018) TCK Publishing recognizes Self-published, Traditionally published and self-published authors. This publishing always invites writers to contribute their thoughts to the Readers' Choice Book Awards Contest. Now, Lyon Media, the most popular
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News publishers 'blame themselves' for commercial difficulties

News publishers “blame themselves” rather than technology platforms for their commercial difficulties, but have become increasingly worried about the power of the latter, according to a study by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the University of Oxford. Almost half – 44 per cent – of
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The ghost in the basement

We are fortunate to have a country home in the Catskills where we can escape city life. An eight-year-old neighbor often crosses our meadow or bikes over to stop by for a visit. While I'd like to think I'm the featured attraction, his visits are not just to see me; of much greater interest is our basement with its
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Facebook overhauls news feed to prioritise family and friends over brands and publishers

Facebook is to implement a major change on its news feed that will deprioritise content from publishers and brands, in favour of that from users' friends and family. In a post on his own page, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company had recently had feedback from its community that public
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Facebook's News Feed Changes Again; AT&T-Time Warner On The Boil

Publishers have taken to buying their own inventory as a way to identify fraud in their supply chain. But even when they do uncover bad actors, they rarely name and shame offenders, preferring to release bulk data and comment on the industry as a whole. Why? For one thing, the publisher could end up
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Changes in Facebook's newsfeed algorithm will impact advertisers, brands and publishers

The social media giant is now looking to prioritise posts from friends and family as opposed to posts from brands, publishers and advertisements to in users' newsfeed. Facebook is now looking to push content that sparks conversations among family and friends thus organisations on the platform may
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Carmel reveals name, design of luxury hotel

A rendering of Hotel Carmichael, which will be developed in Carmel City Center. (Submitted photo). The City of Carmel has released architectural designs of the soon-to-be constructed luxury hotel in the Carmel City Center area right across from The Palladium. Hotel Carmichael is a combination of the
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Cooking up a Global Storm

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Cooking up a Global Storm

In early January 2018 Mqwebu received confirmation from The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards that her cookbook launched late last year in South Africa, titled Through the Eyes of an African Chef, won the national award for the South African region in the categories of First Book AND Self Published.
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SPF-101: Smart Book Delivery – with Damon Courtney

Demon coder and indie author Damon Courtney talks to James from the NINC conference about starting and running BookFunnel, an ever-evolving service that continues to support self published authors to get their books into customers' hands.
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Friday Wake-Up Call: Facebook Deals a Blow to Publishers, and Marriott Gets Punished For a Gaffe

For some publishers, though, it will hurt. As Ad Age's Garett Sloane writes, the message “sounded like a warning for publishers and media partners that rely on the platform to reach audiences.” Facebook will feel pain too; Zuckerberg says engagement will go down. The Facebook founder didn't mention
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Local author to host creative writing session

Cathy Farr will be hosting the session in Dinas Powys this month to spend the day developing characters, writing from different points of view and offering advice on a range of practical writing activities. The sessions are inspired by workshops and tutorials that Ms Farr attended when she studied creative
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Zuma and Trump cut from the same cloth in so many ways

This is unheard of in SA publishing history. The resulting shortage gave birth to a digitally pirated version being widely shared. To their credit, book stores and publishers also refused to obey the cease and desist order. They argued that the book was factual and its information in the public interest.
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Savill appointed to Andrew Nurnberg's board of directors

… authors writing for adults, many of whom it's said have won awards and garnered international success or bestseller status. Savill is praised by ANA praised for “her perceptive eye” and “warm and approachable nature”, and is also often a speaker at literary festivals and to students of creative writing.
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Shot Through the Heart (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting)

Crossroads 4: Shot Through the Heart (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting) eBook / download / online. Name: Crossroads 4: Shot Through the Heart (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting) Rating: 84043. Likes: 404. Types: ebook | djvu | pdf | mp3 score : 7.3/10 – (35 votes)
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Publica is "a publisher for the blockchain era" – but will authors bite?

Publica is an online platform that aims to be the first truly decentralised publisher, by using blockchain technology to enable direct transactions between authors and readers. Publica enables any author, publisher, bookstore, book reader, institution, individual or business to use its own private digital
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'Fantastic time to be a comic book fan:' Kirby Comics aims to give fans unique experience

Plus, Madrigale put his own creative touch on the store, which offers everything from vintage wrestling DVDs to cosplay jewelry, one of the store's best sellers. “When I created this, I wanted something that, not only I could be proud of, but something that I would want to walk into as a fan, and I'd be able to
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Exclusive: 'Sgt. Pepper' Gives Beatles New Place In Guinness Book Of Records

The Beatles' classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album is to go into the Guinness Book of Records for the longest gap between stints at No. 1 in the UK. The LP first topped the bestsellers in the group's home country on the chart dated 10 June 1967, when it began an unbroken run of 23
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New Memoirs Try to Get the Balance Right

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New Memoirs Try to Get the Balance Right

Though it will probably be embraced by graduate school creative writing types, many of whom struggle daily with imposing deep meaning on what is exasperatingly mundane, “The Book of Resting Places” occupies that awkward literary sphere of books that seem on the surface to be more interesting
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Write Stuff

That meeting occurred back in 1988, and though it would be well more than a decade before Hopkins published his first book, the nonfiction “Five Wisdoms for Entrepreneurial Survival,” he says his encounter with Davis “planted a desire inside me to write.” CREATIVE FORCE: Hopkins points out that
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FB says FU to publishers and brands

The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, said that his company is introducing sweeping changes to to the kinds of posts, videos and photos that its more than two billion members will see. The social media company would be tweaking the algorithm governing which content shows up in user's
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Facebook isn't the be all and end all

Publishers survived a long time before Facebook, and they'll survive a long time yet without it. So before panic ensues, feathers ruffle and the pulsing stress veins throb over this algorithm change, cast your mind back to content consumption before Facebook. Bring your mind back to what so many in
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2018 Yamaha FZ-S FI Launched With Rear Disc Brake; Priced At ₹ 86042

The FZ-S is one of the more popular sellers in the 150-160 cc segment and is now more equipped to take on competition from the Suzuki Gixxer, Bajaj … While its best seller features like build and appearance, superior engine technology, fuel mileage and suspension are retained, the new additions will
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Business Development Manager

Join a fast-paced growing startup company in beautiful Puerto Rico. All the excitement of building a business in Silicon Valley set against the backdrop of tropical island life. ConsumersAdvocate.org.
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HCM City: Book Street helps promote reading culture

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HCM City: Book Street helps promote reading culture

HCM City (VNA) – Over 750,000 copies of books have been sold on the Ho Chi Minh City Book Street (Nguyen Van Binh Street in District 1), which have … According to Nguyen Manh Hung, General Director of Thai Ha Books Company, a number of foreign book publishers are very interested in reading
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Suffolk wages edge up, Nassau's drop

“The information sector, which includes newspaper and book publishers and Internet service providers.” The latest employment estimates from November show a slight decline in employment in Nassau, which also could impact Nassau wages. Lower paying sectors are growing. “Some of the sectors that
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Math 4 Today, Grade 4

Math 4 Today, Grade 4 by Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, Inc. (COR). Paperback available at Half Price Books® https://www.hpb.com.
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Romance Ghostwriter

I am seeking a passionate writer with experience crafting Romantic E-books. Must be able to write steamy intimate scenes & deliver in a timely manner (One Week). Types of writers needed include Military Romance, Bad Boy Billionaire, Regency. If you are great at what you do and future projects our
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Smart Monitoring for Soldier Health and Location

The people around the world live a safe life due to the sacrifices of the brave soldiers, in order repay the favor, so we must shield them from risks due to they face in the warfare by equipping them with advanced technology. Equipping people especially soldiers to guarantee the security of the state and its
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FAWC fellows offer youngsters a creative START!

The workshops, which include Digital and Hand-Made Animation; Painting and Drawing, and Creative Writing, are instructed by current fellows of the Fine Arts Work Center, an organization that has, for 50 years, invited the nation's most promising emerging artists to live and work in Provincetown for
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Facebook to prioritize posts from friends, family over publishers

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg is planning to bring a big change to the social network's news feed. The company said that it will be changing the News Feed to prioritize more posts from friends and family members over local publishers and brands. Facebook will promote posts that ignite meaningful
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Take a history-filled boat cruise through NC's Albemarle region this May

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Take a history-filled boat cruise through NC's Albemarle region this May

Bland Simpson is a Kenan Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and is the longtime pianist for the Tony Award-winning North Carolina string band, The Red Clay Ramblers. He is an award-winning author, musician, playwright and songwriter, and an
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In unusual move, ESA slams Trump's racist outburst

The ESA, which represents the interests of video game publishing companies, occasionally issues statements on matters of wider interest outside gaming. Late last year, the ESA said it welcomed Republican tax legislation, which is likely to benefit large corporations. In September, it sent out a fairly
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Huge success of Beckenham author Caroline Peckham's new series

As a writer who does all her own marketing and self-publishing, Caroline finds this form of publication to be a game-changer that is underestimated: “Although it is vastly overestimated in the sense that 'anyone can write a book', it also means writers who have chosen to self-publish have to stand out
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Publishing of YIT Corporation's Financial Statements Bulletin 2017 on February 1, 2018

YIT Corporation's Financial Statements Bulletin for 2017 will be published on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at approximately 8:00 a.m. Finnish time (EET, approx. 06:00 a.m. GMT). The stock exchange release and the presentation materials in Finnish and in English will be published at that time on the
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Welcome return for author's medieval investigator Foxley

“I was an established author of non-fiction medieval history books but the idea for my novels began as an assignment for an Open University course in creative writing. “Having submitted various assignments my tutor made several constructive criticisms but there was one thing we couldn't agree on: the
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Amazon KDP Support: Publishing paperback books

Just published my first two paperbacks. I was surprised at how easy it is and how well it turned out. I do have one suggestion. Use a PDF file as a source file. A. it most accurately represents the end result. B. It is the best way to deal with all formatting errors. C. I would suspect it also saves a little
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Coalition's revenue-and-reform plan faces uphill battle

… Ken Lackey, chairman of Nordam; Paula Marshall, CEO of Bama; Bill Masterson Jr., publisher and president of Tulsa World Media Co.; Larry Nichols, chairman of Devon Energy; Gary Pierson, president and CEO of Oklahoma Publishing Co.; Larry Rooney, president of Manhattan Construction Group;
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Childhood stories help teacher encourage young readers

He is also now a published author, having self-published his first children's book called I Told You So! The Adventures of William and Thomas. “Some of the stories are real events (from the teacher's younger days) but they had to be toned down,” Gunning said with a laugh. “I modernized the stories, with
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Creative writing for counselling on romantic relationships

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Creative writing for counselling on romantic relationships

Posted 43 minutes ago. Details. We seek somebody that has real life experience in counselling, preferably (but not necessarily) with some experience in romantic relationships). We will provide thorough instructions (based on the “triangular theory of love” of Robert Sternberg) about imaginary cases that
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2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading

2018 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows Reading. 04/05/2018 – 7:00pm. Central Library – Community Rooms 301 & 302. Presented in partnership with the Program in Creative Writing, poetry and fiction from the 2017-18 Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellows. This event will feature
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Media organisations grapple with the new Facebook

NEW YORK — Facebook's announcement on Thursday (Jan 12) that it would deprioritise articles and videos may not have come as a surprise to most publishers, but it will almost certainly put a scare into them, even if it is not yet clear what the effect will be. As the company tries to return to its
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RIP Facebook News Feed for Publishers:

Earlier today, Facebook announced the end of the Facebook News Feed as we know it. In a Facebook post, Mark Zuckerberg today wrote: “recently we've gotten feedback from our community that public content — posts from businesses, brands and media — is crowding out the personal moments [from
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Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg's guide on what to read at Davos

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Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg's guide on what to read at Davos

Zuckerberg picked it for his Facebook book club, which turned the titles it picked into major bestsellers. “It's a timely book about how and why violence has steadily decreased throughout our history, and how we can continue this trend,” he said. The book may be helpful reading for the 2,500 world
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Spiegel Online CEO Jesper Doub on the pivot to consumer revenue, the duopoly and privacy …

Jesper Doub, CEO of publisher Spiegel Online, believes the time is right to create a subscriptions model. In a recent conversation, Doub discussed Spiegel's reader-revenue strategy, the ePrivacy Regulation and the duopoly's power. Our conversation has been edited and condensed. What's your view
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Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Beth Moroney, former English teacher and administrator in the Edison Public School District, specialized in teaching Creative Writing and Journalism. Recently Moroney published Significant Anniversaries of Holocaust/Genocide Education and Human/Civil Rights, available through the New Jersey
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BU, City of Boston to Celebrate MLK on Monday

Moon, an Agnes Scott College assistant professor of poetry and creative writing, will be among several speakers reflecting “on the depth, power, and ever-increasing relevance” of King's words beyond the famous “I Have a Dream” speech, says Kenneth Elmore (SED'87), associate provost and dean of
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Politics publisher The Canary is converting text articles to audio to find new audiences

To broaden its audience, British left-leaning news site The Canary has been converting all its text articles to audio since last September. In time, it plans to make its audio articles available on voice assistant devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, where publishers are increasingly making more
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The 'Publisher-As-Platform' Era

With Facebook and Google taking two-thirds of every digital dollar, publishers have had to grow, maintain scale and accelerate innovation to stay competitive. In the past, publisher innovation meant rolling out new sites or ad products. To achieve scale and increase the value of their inventory, some
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Publishing deal for board game creator James

Publishing deal for board game creator James. James Smith with a prototype … James Smith has just signed a publishing deal with Paul Lamond Games Ltd for his creation 'Reveal'. … Originally called 'Revealations' it's been re-branded as 'Reveal' as publishers felt it sounded snappier. James said: “I
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