RIP Facebook News Feed for Publishers

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RIP Facebook News Feed for Publishers

Going forward, the weightings of signals in the news feed algorithm will change dramatically. Posts from family and friends will be much more prominent, and posts from publisher pages will be suppressed, possibly by as much as 5x.. As for the future of the Facebook news feed, Zuckerberg states users
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Adam Richter: Facebook's day of reckoning for news publishers

Will posts from a friend who shares news articles be treated differently? Will publishers pay to get their posts in front of a larger Facebook audience? Will Facebook put up more barriers to keep fake-news publishers from gaining the audiences they have in the past? Those last two questions are related.
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A Literary Center Grows in Orange, California

The Open Book in Minneapolis, a center that houses several literature-related organizations, including a publisher and a bookstore, has become an inspiration for similar projects around the country. Among the latest of these is the 1888 Center in Orange, Calif. The literary nonprofit, named for the year in
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On Facebook's Nuclear Bomb

According to Katherine Hays—CEO of startup Vivoom, which powers user-generated campaigns—Facebook's newsfeed overhaul spells trouble not only for publishers and traffic, but also for brands, which stand to lose the audiences they worked (and paid) to build up themselves. “The importance of
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President Trump is undermining the national character

President Donald Trump, incensed by the publication of Michael Wolff's provocative new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, has lashed out once again against free expression. After attempting unsuccessfully to block publication of Fire and Fury, a move which actually hastened the
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Media organizations grapple with Facebook's new focus

Facebook's announcement Thursday that it would deprioritize 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 friends-and-family roots, news outlets
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