Media Insider: Advertisers Bet Big on March Madness, Politicians Take ‘Bipartisan Road Trip’ on Facebook Live, News App Bursts Your Filter Bubble

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round-up of media stories from the week. MEDIA LIFE | TONI FITZGERALD As Ratings Go Down, March Madness Advertising Goes Up March Madness viewership is on the decline, but that doesn’t seem to matter to advertisers. Media Life reports that advertisers spent $1.24 billion last year during the college hoops tournament,…

Media Insider: WaPo to Add Jobs in 2017, 6 Big Shifts in Social Media in 2016, ABC to Create Series for Snapchat

Welcome to Media Insider, PR Newswire’s round up of journalism, blogging and freelancing stories from the week. ‘Profitable’ Washington Post Adding More Than Five Dozen Journalists (Politico) With so many announcements about newsroom layoffs this year, it’s reassuring to see one organization go off trend. The Washington Post, after a year profitability and growth, will be…