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Ad Blockers and the Nuisance at the Heart of the Modern Web - The New York Times

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1765","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"308","height":"190","alt":""}}]]The great philosopher Homer Simpson once memorably described alcohol as “the cause of and solution to all of life’s problems.” Internet advertising is a bit like that — the funder of and terrible nuisance baked into everything you do online.Advertising sustains pretty much all th

Traffic drops for biggest publishers between March and April - Business Insider

Many of the world's biggest and best-known online news publishers saw significant drops in traffic between March and April this year. It appears Facebook might be a culprit in some way, but nobody can agree on a solid theory as to why. The BBC, The Daily Mail, New York Times, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Fox News, and many others were among the publishers that lost traffic from March to April, according to data from SimilarWeb. Some of these sites lost tens of millions of visitors, while others lost multiple millions. The findings also tally with data from Millward Brown's Compete.

Scientists get tool to mark online climate science media coverage and it's not a rusty teaspoon | Environment | The Guardian

Using the Climate Feedback tool, scientists have started to diligently add detailed annotations to online content and have those notes appear alongside the story as it originally appeared. If you’re the writer, then it’s a bit like getting your homework handed back to you with the margins littered with corrections and red pen. Or smiley faces and gold stars if you’ve been good. The scientists also give each story a grade for its “scientific credibility”.

Facebook revamps Notes to be your next blogging platform - Business Insider

Facebook “Notes” has long sat mostly dormant, a strange appendage to Facebook whose added function beyond "statuses" wasn’t quite clear. But now Facebook has decided what the function will be: blogging. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the company is “testing an update to Notes to make it easier for people to create and read longer-form stories on Facebook.” This update, at least in some forms, looks look surprisingly like Medium, as developer Dave Winer pointed out.

A free press in 'time of war' — or at home — is not the enemy

Journalism is neither criminal activity nor the action of an enemy, at home during domestic strife or overseas in a time of war. Still, charges have been brought in Ferguson, Mo., against two journalists a year after they were detained in a McDonald's restaurant by police in the first days of violence during protests over the police shooting and death of Michael Brown.

DA appeals 10th Court’s ruling on Twin Peaks biker’s case gag order - WacoTrib.com: Twin-peaks-biker-shooting

By TOMMY WITHERSPOON twitherspoon@wacotrib.com McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn a ruling by Waco’s intermediate appellate court that lifted a gag order in the case of a Hewitt man arrested in the Twin Peaks shootout. via DA appeals 10th Court’s ruling on Twin Peaks biker’s case gag order - WacoTrib.com: Twin-peaks-biker-shooting.

More than 50 journalism groups again urge President Obama to stop excessive controls on public information | Society of Professional Journalists

INDIANAPOLIS – Fifty-three journalism and open government groups today called on President Barack Obama – yet again – to stop practices in federal agencies that prevent important information from getting to the public. via More than 50 journalism groups again urge President Obama to stop excessive controls on public information | Society of Professional Journalists | Improving and protecting journalism since 1909.

DA appeals 10th Court’s ruling on Twin Peaks biker’s case gag order - WacoTrib.com: Twin-peaks-biker-shooting

By TOMMY WITHERSPOON twitherspoon@wacotrib.com McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to overturn a ruling by Waco’s intermediate appellate court that lifted a gag order in the case of a Hewitt man arrested in the Twin Peaks shootout. via DA appeals 10th Court’s ruling on Twin Peaks biker’s case gag order - WacoTrib.com: Twin-peaks-biker-shooting.