Changes to Google News

Sherrilynne Starkie

Google is now using machine learning to group top media stories in Google Search and has implemented carousels to improve search relevance and make news easy to access. Searchers now see a carousel of articles at the top of the search results highlighting relevant news. Within each story, the new structure includes high-quality content–beyond just the most recent coverage–as well as more diverse sources, to bring improved context and perspective to the day’s news.

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Top news in social media

Sherrilynne Starkie

Each week I scan the hundreds of industry websites to keep abreast of the news. Here’s this week’s list of the most important, must-know social media news featuring LinkedIn, World Emoji Day, Instagram Sales and Instagram anti-bullying. The post Top news in social media appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie.

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Facebook Will Launch Facebook News in the UK in January

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that its dedicated News tab is coming to users in the UK in January

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Facebook’s fake news battle in Canada

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Canada has launched a new fact-checking program aimed at helping combat fake news from spreading. . The initiative is a collaboration with Agence France-Presse (AFP) whose Canada-based fact-checkers will review news stories on Facebook in English and French and rate their accuracy. News stories flagged on Facebook will be reviewed by AFP who will check facts and rate their accuracy. Placing false stories lower in News Feed.

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Fake news: Can you tell the difference?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The majority of public relations professionals predict that in just five years the average person will not be able to distinguish between news stories and advertising copy, and what’s more, most people won’t even care. Fighting fake news. Clearly the PR profession is really worried about the viability of real news media. People are demanding transparency and accountabilty of their news sources (and count Facebook among them).

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Facebook Updates News Feed


Last week, Facebook announced that they are going to update its News Feed to display more “high quality content” that is relevant for the users. Only three weeks ago, Facebook introduced an update to the news feed that allows organic stories to appear near the top of the News Feed if the stories are still getting likes and comments, as this improves the experience of the news feed. Think about, “Would my audience want to see this in their News Feeds?”.

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Facebook Announces News Feed Algorithm Update to Put More Emphasis on Original Quality News Content

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced a new News Feed algorithm update to help boost original news reporting, and improve the flow of quality information through its network

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Top Five: Finally some good news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top 5 must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals see a lot of good work by both Google and Facebook in the effort to improve the quality of news and reporting. Google to tell us the good news for once. Tell me something good” is a new experimental feature that delivers a daily dose of good news. Finally, some good news! Twitter struggles with Fake News issue.

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Why can’t the news be about news?

Sherrilynne Starkie

The Sun’s 24-hour news service’s current predicament is excellent news for Canadians, thanks to the CRTC’s decision against mandatory distribution. Sun News Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia). The fact that we are even discussing Canadian television news has got to be a good thing. We need better access to news; we need better news services, period. I think Canada’s TV news can do better.

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1310 News Powerlunch: Will Ottawa support the Sens this season?

Sherrilynne Starkie

I visited Mark Sutcliffe for the PowerLunch at 1310 News last week and enjoyed connecting with him and Kurt Stoodley, broadcaster and real estate professional. The post 1310 News Powerlunch: Will Ottawa support the Sens this season? Ottawa 1310 News Ottawa newsWe discussed the potential for reinstating weekly garbage collection Ottawa. The three of us talked about which issues would most help Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer in the next federal election.

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Facebook Launches Facebook News, a Dedicated Tab for News Content

Social Media Today

Facebook has launched the first stage of its new dedicated News tab, which will help users find more relevant, trustworthy news content on the platform

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Facebook Responds to 'Counterproductive' Australian News Content Revenue-Sharing Regulation

Social Media Today

Facebook has responded to the Australian Government's proposed regulatory reform which seeks to make Googe and Facebook pay news publishers for use of their content

Facebook news today

Sherrilynne Starkie

Facebook Foxes. Facebook is cracking down on violent, sexist content in response to an open letter issued last week by Women, Action & the Media (WAM). The group demanded that Facebook add gender-based hate speech to its list of forbidden content. The social network has today agreed to add gender-based hate to its list of unacceptable content and has committed to ridding its site of it and is updating its guidelines to training moderators.

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Stop Reading the News

Ari Herzog

This is what Thoreau wrote in 1854: I don’t learn anything in the news. I’ve observed over the years that “breaking news” tends to be sensationalist and non-informative. Because I’m in control of my news consumption , I veer toward op-eds and perspectives on science, technology, and the arts. Related Stories The Magazines are Coming How I Consume the News Facebook, LinkedIn, and Me.

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Best News Apps for iPhone and iPad


News is a vital part of daily routines of all the important people from around the world. Staying updated with the latest trends and news is how most successful people make money every day. Best News App for iPhone and iPad: 1. Download Flipboard News App for iPhone/iPad.

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Top Five: Social networks invest in quality news

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s must-know social media news for marketing and communications professionals includes headlines about Facebook’s attempt to clean up, support for journalism from Twitter and Google, the continuing importance of links in SEO and some new, clever features from LinkedIn. COO Sheryl Sandberg has unveiled five new ways Facebook will address issues of privacy and fake news. More insight makes for smarter use of this important news distribution tool.

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Facebook Rolls Out Easier Access to Chronological News Feed and Other Feed Sorting Options

Social Media Today

Facebook is giving users some new, simple options to sort their order in which content is presented in their News Feed

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Top Five: The news Facebook tributes tool

Sherrilynne Starkie

This week’s top five social media news for marketers and PR pros! SS: Any plan to reduce Twitter spam and noise is good news. The post Top Five: The news Facebook tributes tool appeared first on Sherrilynne Starkie. Learn about great podcasts, Reddit ads, Snapchat’s new features, Facebook tributes and Twitter’s fight on spammers. 20 Marketing Podcasts You should be listening to.

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Google Announces $1 Billion Partnership Program with News Publishers in Europe

Social Media Today

Google has announced a new $1 billion investment in partnerships with news publishers

Google Threatens To Shut Down Search Engine In Australia If Forced To Pay Publishers For News

Forbes Social Media

Business /business Business /business Media /media Innovation /innovation Social Media /social-media Big Data /big-data Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news“We don’t respond to threats,” said Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Top Five Social Media Must Knows: The new Google News

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top Five Social Media Must Knows: The new Google News. This week's top 5 social media must-knows include Hootsuite and Pinterest, Google News and AI, New Buttons for Instagram, Facebook user loyalty and new features from WhatsApp. The new Google News: AI meets human intelligence. Google is rolling out an all new Google News, which uses the best of artificial intelligence to find the best of human intelligence—the great reporting done by journalists around the globe.

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Instagram Tests Sharing Reels to Facebook's News Feed and Watch Listings

Social Media Today

Instagram's looking to amplify Reels by enabling creators to cross-post Reels to Facebook as well

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Facebook Begins Registering News Pages in Europe Ahead of Broader Rollout of News Section

Social Media Today

Facebook has this week put the first call out for news organizations in Europe to register their Facebook Pages

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Facebook News Feed Changes. Stay Calm. Don’t Panic.


#Facebook News Feed Changes. 7 tips to improve your chances of your followers seeing your posts [link] Click To Tweet Now that it’s been over three weeks since the announcements from Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s News Feed algorithm changes, I hope everyone has calmed down a little. Engagement bait will be demoted in the News Feed. So they say… #5 Don’t use clickbait headlines and false news. This goes into the News Feed. #7

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Facebook Expands Breaking News Tags, Brings Local News Update Module to More Regions

Social Media Today

Facebook has announced the expansion of both its 'Breaking News' tags and its local news update option

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Top Five: Research shows that Facebook is successfully tackling fake news

Sherrilynne Starkie

Top 5 must-know social media news for the week includes stories about a new Messenger, Soundcloud’s Instagram integration, YouTube’s changed engagement metrics, the fight against fake news and Snapchat’s power with youth demographics. New research: Facebook is successfully tackling fake news. Three new, independent research reports indicate that Facebook is successfully tackling the fake news problem.

Top Five Social Media News: Instagram native scheduling is here!

Sherrilynne Starkie

Lots of social media news out this week and here’s a summary of the top five stories you need to know. I’m happy for this news! Get our regular Top Five Social Media News delivered directly to your inbox with our free newsletter. The post Top Five Social Media News: Instagram native scheduling is here! Pinterest improves organic reach for retailers.

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How I Consume the News

Ari Herzog

When the pandemic began — and even before that when people ran amok and didn’t know what to do — I actively consumed the news. No more news channels. For several days, without consuming any news and after unfollowing anyone on Facebook or Twitter who shared the news, I introduced new behaviors into my life. In time, and on my own terms, I gradually reintroduced the news. By consuming the news on my schedule I am aware of what matters.

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Facebook Closes Loophole Which Enabled Political Activist Groups to Advertise as News Sites

Social Media Today

Facebook is making a change to its political ad rules to stop activists using the news exemption to promote their messaging

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Ottawa’s Capital City News

Sherrilynne Starkie

A couple of weeks back Ottawa saw the launch of a new local community newspaper, Capital City News. News (Photo credit: Wikipedia). I counted one news story, five news in briefs, one sports story among all the PR stories and advertisements. Decoding the News: Bias in Newspapers ( Produced by Sun Media as a grass roots publication, the newspaper is published in weekly neighbourhood variants across the region.

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Facebook Announces More News Programming for Watch, Releases News Schedule

Social Media Today

Facebook has released it's first news programming schedule, and announced a new set of news programs

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More Details Emerge Around Facebook's Coming News Section

Social Media Today

More details are slowly emerging about Facebook's coming 'trusted news' tab, which will aim to showcase more news content on the platform

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Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

Waxing UnLyrical

Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News November 15th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Erica Holt Please stop yawning Don’t worry. This isn’t another overview post about how to search engine optimize a news release. But what about SEO for news sites, particularly Google News? You likely want your story to be news, now.

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Flipboard Acquires News App Zite

The Social Media Incubator

Zite Co-Founder Mike Klaas said , “Together, we’re going to build the most wonderful place to read news that has ever existed.” We hope you come with us and help us shape the future of news.” Apps In the Media Mobile Apps Social Media Social Media News apps CNN flipboard news app zite

The Top Social Media News Updates for March 2019

Social Media Today

Were you on top of all the various updates, announcements and news stories in March? Check out this round-up of the key social platform news

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How Much Google News Traffic Do Publishers Get? Here’s Data on 80 News Sites.

Adam Sherk

Google News has been in the news itself lately, from European efforts to impose taxes to questions about its value and even suggestions for giving it a full redesign. In working with a wide range of news and content sites, I know that becoming an approved source and maximizing Google News visibility (through avoiding news crawl errors and editorial optimization) continue to be important priorities. News Sites Ranked by Google News Traffic.

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Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm

Ignite Social Media

Once again, Facebook is changing the way its News Feed is structured and many people have questions as to what it actually means this time. As this new feature on Facebook rolled out, so did a document titled “News Feed Values” by the company, which is meant to supply clarity around exactly that question. The post Facebook Updates News Feed Algorithm appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency.

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Facebook's Testing a New, Stories-Like, 'Swipeable' News Feed

Social Media Today

Facebook's experimenting with a new News Feed layout which is more aligned with Stories consumption

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Should Publishers Use Facebook's 'Breaking News' Label?

Social Media Today

Facebook has been slowly rolling out its 'Breaking News' label to more publishers - but does it actually help improve reach

Podcast Playlist: A mix of motivation, news and entertainment

Sherrilynne Starkie

Podcasts great way to keep on top of social media and industry trends and news. They are chock full of the important social media, PR and marketing news I need to know to do my job well. Here, Shel and his guests (of which I am one) discuss the implications of fake news for PR pros, predict internal communications trends for 2019 and go over this week’s relevent industry headlines.

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