Technology • Innovation • Publishing — Issue #201

Innovation

Is your business ready for the Metaverse?

www.zdnet.com

Important Issues

Supreme Court to review state legislatures’ power in federal elections

www.washingtonpost.com

Some Rheumatic Disease Patients are Having Difficulty Accessing Methotrexate

arthritis.theenthusiasticlife.com

Some Texas schools may call slavery ‘involuntary relocation’

apnews.com

Supreme Court Puts Brakes on EPA in Far-Reaching Decision

www.wsj.com

Supreme Court says police can’t be sued for not reading out Miranda rights

www.npr.org

Technology

Spotify Is Bringing Its Freemium Model to Audiobooks

www.pcmag.com

Snap debuts Snapchat+ paid subscription for power users

www.theverge.com

Big Tech remains silent on questions about data privacy in a post-Roe US

www.technologyreview.com
We asked Meta, Twitter, Google, TikTok, and Reddit how they will moderate abortion content and handle subpoenas and warrants for data on people who seek or assist with abortions.

Instagram Blames “Bug” After Posts About Abortion Are Hidden

www.hollywoodreporter.com
Instagram said a “bug” was causing content to be placed behind “sensitivity screens” after posts mentioning abortion were hidden.

Instagram and Facebook remove posts offering abortion pills

apnews.com

Protecting people’s privacy on health topics

blog.google

Microsoft is removing emotion recognition features from its facial recognition tech

www.nbcnews.com

Google Expands Carbon Emissions Calculator for Gmail, Docs

gizmodo.com
Google is expanding an emissions calculator for business customers and ahead of a summit on sustainability.

FCC Commissioner Tells Google and Apple to Pull TikTok From Their App Stores

gizmodo.com
Commissioner Brendan Carr railed against the popular Chinese-owned social platform, alleging it was handing over U.S. citizen’s data to Beijing.

6 Accessibility Basics Cause 97% of Errors

www.practicalecommerce.com

  • Low contrast text,
  • Missing alternative text for images,
  • Empty links,
  • Missing form input labels,
  • Empty buttons,
  • Missing document language.

Cosmopolitan, PolitiFact Bring #AbortionFactCheckProject to Twitter

www.adweek.com

Publishing & Media

Cyberattack Prevents Macmillan From Shipping Its Books to Retailers

www.wsj.com

Authors are protesting Amazon’s e-book policy that allows users to read and return

www.npr.org

Germany’s Bookwire Now Offers Artificial Narration for Audiobooks

publishingperspectives.com
Text-to-speech automated audiobook narration arrives at Bookwire, amid the company’s insistence on its respect for human narration.

The Conservative Women Radicalizing Amish Literature

www.theatlantic.com
A growing network of Christian writers is pushing past tradition to broach topics like depression and marital conflict.

Wisconsin school district dropped book on Japanese-American incarceration during WWII from curriculum, arguing that the story was ‘unbalanced’

www.insider.com

Amazon staff demand ban of books calling transgender people mentally ill

fortune.com

10 Books on Abortion to Understand the Roe v. Wade Ruling

www.nytimes.com
Nearly 50 years ago, the Supreme Court legalized abortion. Now that the court has overturned Roe v. Wade, here are 10 books that outline the history and the terms of the debate.

IPA’s Africa Publishing Innovation Fund Pivots to Accessibility in Fourth Year

publishingperspectives.com

New Research Explains the Content Entrepreneurs in Today’s Creator Economy

www.thetilt.com

How Documentaries and Podcasts Are Working Together to Grow the Nonfiction Universe

variety.com

Read It First: 14 New Adaptations Based on Books

www.nypl.org
A charming historical comedy, a thriller with an assassin on the run, a regency-era romance for anyone missing Bridgerton, and more.

Advertising Week, a Firm That Runs Trade Shows, Is Acquired by an Events-Holding Company

www.wsj.com

News Media Alliance and MPA — The Association of Magazine Media Have Merged, Now Known as News/Media Alliance

www.newsmediaalliance.org

For print newspapers, one Florida retirement community is a better market than Atlanta, St. Louis, or Portland

www.niemanlab.org

Report Details Expansion of News Deserts Across the US

www.adweek.com

In France, YouTubers Deliver Political News to Young Audiences

www.nytimes.com

Resources & Opportunities

Romance for Roe

romanceforroe.com

#ReadAndVote: Eric Holder and the Fight to Save Democracy

www.eventbrite.com

Where Can I Run?

wherecanirun.org

How To Directly Impact Democracy through working at the polls

bookriot.com

Walter Grant Deadline Extended

diversebooks.org

A thread of paying speculative fiction submissions open in July for writers!

twitter.com

New Books — Latinx in Publishing

latinxinpublishing.com

PageBreak Conference 2022

www.eventbrite.com

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Sr Mgr, Content Applications, Penguin Random House * Innovation * Technology * Publishing * Opinions expressed are my own

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Sr Mgr, Content Applications, Penguin Random House * Innovation * Technology * Publishing * Opinions expressed are my own