Media Insider: Good News for Drone Journalism, BuzzFeed to Launch Tasty App, Facebook Bets On Instant Articles

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. POYNTER | AL TOMPKINS Drone journalists get very good news — instant waivers The FAA is making it much easier for journalists covering stories within five miles of big airports. According to Poynter, the agency will start Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability…

Media Insider: The Fight for Net Neutrality, News Outlets Seek Bargaining Rights With Digital Platforms, Amazon Emerges as Friend to Publishers

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. WIRED | ELIZABETH STINSON How the internet showed up for net neutrality More than 100,000 websites, organizations and individual internet users participated in a Day of Action in support of net neutrality, reports Wired. Reddit is listed as one of the most outspoken…

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Media Insider: CNN Imposes New Rules on Russia Coverage, Facebook Reaches 2 Billion Monthly Users, WhatsApp Becomes Popular News Source

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. THE HILL | REBECCA SAVRANSKY  CNN imposing new rules on Russia stories You probably heard that CNN deleted and retracted a #TrumpRussia story last Friday. But did you know the network is imposing strict new publishing restrictions for online articles involving Russia? According to…

Media Insider: YouTube Sets New Policies to Curb Extremist Content, Trust in Social Media Falls, Niche Reporting Highlights Untold Stories

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. DIGITAL TRENDS | TREVOR MOGG YouTube Steps Up Efforts To Tackle Extremist Content On Its Site YouTube is introducing four new measures to tackle extremist content on its site. According to Digital Trends, the company will make more use of technology aimed at…

Media Insider: Comey Testimony Takes Over Live TV, Google Launches News Literacy Program, Gianforte Donates $50K to Press Group in ‘Body-Slamming’ Settlement

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. THE WASHINGTON POST | CALLUM BORCHERS It’s a Big Deal That Broadcast Networks Will Air the Comey Hearing Live Former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee will air on live television — adding it to the shortlist of congressional…

Media Insider: Bezos Gifts $1 Million to Support Press Freedom, GOP Candidate ‘Body Slams’ Reporter, Quartz Launches Trump ‘Snooze’

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. ADWEEK | CORINNE GRINAPOL Jeff Bezos Gives $1 Million to Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Jeff Bezos made a $1 million donation to the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press — the largest personal donation in its history. The funds…

Media Insider: Trump Concerns Press Advocates, AP Incorporates UGC, Bleacher Report Shares Snapchat Discover Lessons Learned

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. HUFFPOST | MICHAEL CALDERONE Trump Allegedly Urged Comey To Consider Jailing Journalists According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump asked former FBI director James Comey to “consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information.” The Huffington Post reports the news…

Media Insider: News Media’s Partisan Divide Evident in Comey Coverage, Snapchat Loses Money, Women Change the Podcast Game

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. THE NEW YORK TIMES | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Comey Firing Provides Bright Dividing Line for Media Coverage FBI Director Comey’s firing was a clear indicator of how America’s political divide is present in news media. According to The New York Times, traditionally right-leaning…

Media Insider: US Slips Again in Press Freedom Ranking, NYT Loses Subscribers, Twitter and Bloomberg Team Up for 24/7 News Stream

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. THE WASHINGTON POST | CHRISTINA BARRON On World Press Freedom Day, Student Shares Her Opinion On Why A Free Press Matters The Washington Post asked readers in grades four through eight to share thoughts about the free-press guarantees in the Constitution. Eighth-grader Jahnavi…