Eliot Higgins: ‘People accuse me of working for the CIA’ | Investigative journalism- Tempemail

Eliot Higgins launched Bellingcat in summer 2014, days after the Russian military shot down Malaysian Airlines MH17 over eastern Ukraine. The online outfit has broken a series of international scoops. In 2018 it discovered the identities of the two undercover assassins who poisoned Sergei Skripal in Salisbury. Last year Bellingcat Continue Reading

News Corp agrees deal with Google over payments for journalism | News Corporation

Google and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp have signed a multi-year partnership that will lead to the search engine paying for journalism from news sites around the world, including the Wall Street Journal, the Times and the Australian. The deal, which involves News Corp receiving “significant payments” to feature the company’s Continue Reading

Google can afford a slice of its billions to help sustain journalism, Labor says | Australian media

Google’s “misleading scare campaign” should not stop the “trillion-dollar search engine” making fair payments for Australian news content, Labor has told parliament. The shadow assistant treasurer, Andrew Leigh, said Australian journalism was struggling, newspapers were closing and Google could afford to share a small slice of their billions in profits Continue Reading

What have we learned from Bari Weiss? We need plurality in journalism | Media- Tempemail

What can we learn from Bari Weiss’s and Andrew Sullivan’s resignations?David, by email Forgive me, we’re going to go a little inside baseball this week. Now, for those who have better things to do with their lives than spend all their time online on social media sites (weirdos), a quick Continue Reading

Young people now read the news on Instagram – and it’s changing the way they see the world- Tempemail

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. For those waking up and scrolling through a repetitive feed of lockdown sourdough starters, quarantine craft projects and kids scribbling their latest artwork, the news that a quarter Continue Reading

Facebook joins Google in providing financial support for publishers- Tempemail

Facebook has announced a $2 million investment in grant funding, coaching and training as part of its journalism project to support Asia Pacific publishers covering the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). Facebook will redirect funds initially meant for the Splice Beta Fund, a grant that helps news and media entrepreneurs to ideate, Continue Reading

‘We call it breaking views’ – how LinkedIn’s growing editorial team shapes its news feed- Tempemail

On the very site where The Guardian was produced over three decades, a new 21st century news operation is being developed with big ambitions. Here on London’s busy Farringdon Road are the UK offices of LinkedIn, the tech giant that made its name as a vast online repository of CVs Continue Reading

Has journalism finally found its big tech ally? Inside Microsoft’s pitch to publishers- Tempemail

While Facebook and Google are habitually denounced for their impact on the news industry, and Apple is regarded by publishers with suspicion, Microsoft is setting out its stall to be the good guy in big tech who can make journalism better. On Thursday in London, it made its case to Continue Reading

Journalism under fire – Reuters Institute Digital News Report

The Committee to Protect Journalists and other press freedom activists hold a candlelight vigil in front of the Saudi Embassy to mark the anniversary of the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Wednesday evening in Washington, U.S., October 2, 2019. REUTERS/Sarah Silbiger. This forward looking Continue Reading