Australian Financial Review: Australia’s crackdown on Google, Facebook ‘worked’

Australian Financial Review: Australia’s crackdown on Google, Facebook ‘worked’ . “A government review into Australia’s media bargaining code, which extracted millions of dollars from the global tech giants, found the legislation corrected the ‘imbalance’ between news publishers and tech platforms. But media outlets such as The Conversation and SBS remain upset that Facebook has not entered into agreements with them.”

Boing Boing: Keep up with the latest Twitter meltdown news at this site dedicated to monitoring Musk’s daily f*ckups

Boing Boing: Keep up with the latest Twitter meltdown news at this site dedicated to monitoring Musk’s daily f*ckups. “You can filter the news by tag (Bye-Bye, Call the Lawyers, Elon the Engineer, General Mayhem, Line Go Down, No-One Minding the Store, Rise of the Robots, Sickening Sycophants, Sleeping Under the Desk, and Twitter Blue) or elect to read the full firehose.”

Niagara Frontier Publications: ABC News Digital announces ‘Buffalo: Healing From Hate’

Niagara Frontier Publications: ABC News Digital announces ‘Buffalo: Healing From Hate’. “ABC News Digital debuts ‘Buffalo: Healing From Hate,’ a series that chronicles the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, which claimed the lives of 10 people. The project tells the story of the Buffalo community’s path to recovery since the racially motivated attack on May 14. ABC News Digital published a collection of stories, videos and photographs on Nov. 14 to mark the six-month anniversary.”

Meduza: Five investigative journalism projects, including Team Navalny, release mobile app to bypass Russia’s censors

Meduza: Five investigative journalism projects, including Team Navalny, release mobile app to bypass Russia’s censors. “The independent media outlets Proekt, iStories, The Insider, and Bellingcat, as well as jailed opposition figure Alexey Navalny’s investigative team, have launched a new mobile app to publish their investigations in a format accessible to Russian readers.”

Northwestern Local News Initiative: Pro-Journalism Legislation Faces a Make-or-Break Session

Northwestern Local News Initiative: Pro-Journalism Legislation Faces a Make-or-Break Session. “The clock is ticking on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. With the midterm elections coming up on Nov. 8, the lame-duck session could be the last realistic chance for Congress to pass this bipartisan effort to make Google and Facebook pay for local news content on their platforms.”

Central Jersey: New Jersey Network collection added to American Archive of Public Broadcasting

Central Jersey: New Jersey Network collection added to American Archive of Public Broadcasting . “The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has released the New Jersey Network (NJN) Special Collection, featuring more than 3,000 streaming programs from New Jersey public television dating from 1971 to 2011. The growing collection will eventually include nearly 25,000 items representing 40 years of programs from one of the largest producers of local public television in the United States, covering governmental, cultural and historic affairs, according to a press release.”

Engadget: Google launches its News Showcase program in France

Engadget: Google launches its News Showcase program in France. “Google has launched News Showcase in France, and it has teamed up with over 65 publishers representing over 130 publications for the program’s expansion in the country. Now, users in France will see panels populated by articles from participating publications when they navigate to the News tab on Android, iOS or the web and in Discover on the mobile platforms.”

Toronto Star: Ottawa slams Google-backed survey criticizing Canada’s online news bill as an attempt to ‘avoid accountability

Toronto Star: Ottawa slams Google-backed survey criticizing Canada’s online news bill as an attempt to ‘avoid accountability’. “A national survey commissioned by Google painting Ottawa’s online news bill as flawed and a potential vehicle for misinformation has been slammed by the federal government as an attempt to ‘avoid accountability.’”

Search Engine Roundtable: Google Still Working On Getting Timestamps Accurate In Search Results

Search Engine Roundtable: Google Still Working On Getting Timestamps Accurate In Search Results. “Google is still working on getting the timestamps accurate in the search results and news search results. Several publishers, including the Director of SEO at USA Today and the SEO Editor for Wall Street Journal, complained about the inaccurate timestamps in Google Search the other day.”

TechCrunch: Vietnam to restrict which social media accounts can post news

TechCrunch: Vietnam to restrict which social media accounts can post news. “With the rising tide of fake news on social media platforms, the debate over how much control a government should have on online information is a perennial one. In Vietnam, the government is intensifying its control over the internet regime. The country is formulating new rules to control which types of social media accounts are allowed to disseminate news in the country, Reuters reported, citing sources.”

Reuters: Google Appoints Top Washington Post Exec as General Manager of News

Reuters: Google Appoints Top Washington Post Exec as General Manager of News. “Alphabet Inc’s Google has picked the Washington Post’s longtime chief information officer to help run its news division as general manager, the tech giant said on Wednesday. Shailesh Prakash, who also led the news publisher’s design, product and tech teams for over a decade, will join Google in November.”