Publishers are continuing their move into bespoke programmatic with a new partnership between Concert, a publisher-controlled ad platform owned by Vox Media and NBCUniversal, and programmatic tech and ad marketplace Index Exchange. The collaboration will enable advertisers to make programmatic buys of targeted ad inventory within brand-safe environments.
Whatever your opinion of the man, President Donald Trump has been a payday for certain media companies, thanks to his penchant - make that talent - for creating unremitting controversy.
The Saudi regime claims that Al Jazeera's Arab-language Discover Publisher Channel, launched in May, violated its local laws by stirring up dissent and acting to the detriment of the kingdom on behalf of foreign interests.
Facebook is now forbidding the practice of rewriting or editing news article headlines, blurbs and descriptions. The move is aimed at advertisers that were altering the headlines in link previews used to promote content, sometimes changing the meaning of the headline.
Ebony magazine's failure to pay scores of its contributors has landed the iconic African-American publication in court. The National Writers Union filed a lawsuit against Ebony in Cook County Circuit Court, the magazine's former home in Chicago, on behalf of 38 freelancers.
In another concession to publishers, Google has agreed to put an end to its "first-click-free" feature, which allowed users to circumvent publishers' attempts to limit free access to their Web sites by accessing them via search results.
Snapchat parent Snap is joining forces with a number of big college newspapers to launch Campus Publisher Stories, the tech platform and visual messaging service. The partnership gives student publications an important new channel to reach their core audiences, while Snap gets access to relevant, hyper-local content to drive engagement with its app.
Broad prohibitions on advertising for legal recreational marijuana enacted in many places are no laughing matter. That's why it's a big deal that pot ads are now appearing in a somewhat unexpected medium - in-flight magazines - courtesy of Allegiant Air.
The Environmental Protection Agency, long a bete noire for various industries because of its allegedly heavy-handed regulation, is now turning its sights on an unexpected new target: journalists.
In addition to the flagship titles, the deal covers Here Publishing's other properties, including Pride, Plus, Out Traveler and LGBT.com. As part of the deal, Here will rebrand as Pride Media Inc.