Publishers call for 1,500 new public interest journalists

A group of regional publishers is urging the government to back a major expansion in the number of ‘public interest journalists,’ arguing that more than 1,500 will be needed to ensure all courts and councils are covered. Dame Frances Cairncross, left, is due to present her report this week on how to fund and sustain […]

New Feature In Google Search Could Give Publishers More Ad …

Google Featured Snippets now can link to the exact content from a query to serve up from a search. It’s only available on content from mobile sites using Accelerated Mobile Pages, an open source initiative to promote faster load times. When the Featured Snippet links to an AMP article, Google will scroll the user down to […]

Google AdSense Reminds Publishers that Free Speech has Limi…

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AdSense Giving Improved Machine Learning to Publishers

Google announced three changes coming to AdSense. The most exciting change is the introduction of machine learning technology that presumably improves the AutoAds machine learning feature. AdSense will give publishers access to improved machine learning technology that will help publishers earn more money. Among the announced changes are controls and transparency tools. They will allow publishers to […]

Local publishers consider agency services in search for gro…

It’s tough for any publisher to branch out into agency-like services, but local publishers face their own particular challenges. Local broadcaster Nexstar grew its digital marketing and agency services revenue 38 percent to $62 million in the first quarter of 2018, representing more than 10 percent of the broadcaster’s quarterly revenue. “I think there’s a lot […]