Spotlight gives a boost to journos | Readers vs ad blockers: some hope | Why newsrooms need AMP
By Matt Carroll <@MattatMIT>
It’s been a busy week:
- The “Spotlight” movie won big at the Oscars, providing a much-needed morale boost for journalists. Maybe “Spotlight II” will figure out how to create more revenue for newsrooms… (Transparency alert: I’m one of the reporters in the movie. And yes, I think it’s totally awesome. ;-)
- Publishers hate ad blockers. But one study found that readers are willing to turn off their ad blocker, if they get access to a news site.
- Google is rolling out AMP, it’s effort to speed up loading of mobile web pages, says Dan Gillmor. Here’s why that’s so great for newsrooms.
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- “3 to read” online
Matt Carroll runs the Future of News initiative at the MIT Media Lab.