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Publishers grapple with younger audiences avoiding the news

Publishers have historically struggled to compete for audiences’ attention when they were shifting to consuming content on social media platforms like Facebook and YouTube. Now, young people are actively avoiding the news, which was a cause of consternation among a panel of executives and editors from The New York Times, Vox Media, Reuters and Google…

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Publisher’s Platform: Abbott caused the infant formula crisis, but the FDA and public health enabled it – Congress needs to fix it

This past week the CDC declared an outbreak of Cronobacter infections over after the FDA received four complaints of Cronobacter infections in infants beginning on September 20, 2021, through January 11, 2022. Two of the babies died. Parents of all four infants reported having fed their children formula produced by Abbott Nutrition before they became ill.…

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How publishers are optimizing UX without sacrificing ad revenue 

User experience and advertising have been in a complicated relationship since the dawn of internet advertising. Stuffing a website with too many ads can cause publishers to lose their audience while getting rid of ads risks running the revenue well dry. There’s a balance to be struck. Successful publishers are offering optimized user experiences in…

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Publisher’s Platform: Infant Formula Cronobacter and Salmonella Outbreak: I still have questions

I might have missed it, but has anyone received answers to these basic questions?Question 1:  Given that illnesses began in early September 2021, did that fact that Cronobacter sakazakii is only reportable in Minnesota hamper the investigation and delay the outbreak announcement and recall? Question 2:  With illnesses occurring (that we know about) beginning September…

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Here’s how 2021 went for publishers in five charts

December 29, 2021 by Max Willens At the close of a year, it can be instructive to look back on what’s transpired. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, then these five charts, are worth enough words for a medium-length Harper’s cover story, even though you can plow through them faster than a…

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How publishers are crafting meaningful experiences to drive engagement — and first-party data

Paradigm shifts rarely announce themselves in advance. This is what makes the current moment so unique: It’s known that third-party data, the lifeblood of Web 2.0, is on the way out.  Google’s cookie ban is imminent, and regulators are cracking down. The way forward will be first-party data gathered directly from customers and consumers. Acting…

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How publishers are handling returns to the office going into 2022

As the new year approaches, media companies’ “crawl-walk-run” plans to return to the office may be bearing closer semblance to a game of “red light, green light.” While many media companies have begun to reopen their doors, some like Group Nine and The New York Times are leaving the timelines open-ended for when employees will…

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Publisher’s Platform: Famous Anthony’s should pay hepatitis A victims’ medical expenses and wage loss and vaccinate its employees, now!

Over the last weeks I have talked to and been retained by dozens of Roanoke area residents sickened, and the family members of a man who died, from hepatitis A after the simple act of eating at a local restaurant where an unvaccinated employee worked while infectious and who failed to wash their hands after…

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Publisher’s Platform: Vaccinate restaurant employees against hepatitis A or suffer the consequences

Opinion The RCAHD is currently investigating nine cases of hepatitis A associated with this exposure. An employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurant locations in Roanoke has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result, the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced today that anyone who visited any of these three Famous…