Newspapers & magazines

Free speech: why editors can no longer publish and be damned

Economic pressures and social media are forcing the media to think twice about upsetting readers

How can we regulate our savage market for instant news?

Without consensus on how to cover news events such as the Florida massacre, publishers are stuck.

Why we should be wary of ending net neutrality

Rolling back net neutrality laws is just part of Trump’s giant experiment in media deregulation with little protection for the consumer

Facebook promised to tackle fake news. But the evidence shows it’s not working

Following pressure from users, the social network introduced tools to stem the spread of false information. But the rollout has been rocky at best

Facebook needs news. So why shouldn’t it pay for it?

Advertising is falling. Paywalls push readers away. But a big endowment from the tech moguls, to be shared among all papers, could work in everyone’s interests

Tim Wu: ‘The internet is like the classic story of the party that went sour’

The influential tech thinker has charted the history of the attention industry: enterprises that harvest our attention to sell to advertisers. The internet, he argues, is the latest communications tool to have fallen under its spell

Comment is free but facts are blasphemous

The words that summed up 2016 were dystopian – and a tad melodramatic

Facebook and Twitter join coalition to improve social media newsgathering

Channel 4 News, Telegraph, New York Times, Washington Post and BuzzFeed have also signed up to network organised through Google-backed First Draft

Junk food billboards, posters and digital ads targeting kids face ban

Advertising watchdog launches consultation to limit where adverts which promote products high in fat, salt and sugar to children can be shown

Adblocking: what are your reasons for blocking ads online?

Web users turn to adblockers to speed up page load times, but the software is criticised for robbing publishers of vital revenue. If you block ads online, we’d like you to tell us why

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