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There’s no way to discern between a natural miscarriage and an abortion. Meaning physicians and really anyone with the capacity for pregnancy could face investigation.
New York Magazine cut digital ads on abortion-related content so readers wouldn’t be tracked — showing the challenges publishers face post-Roe v. Wade — www.businessinsider.com
As emotions surged over the future of abortion, New York Magazine turned off digital ads on abortion-related content to protect readers from being tracked.
RT @pressfreedom Fact: No one has been held to account in nearly 80% of journalist murders during the last 10 years, CPJ’s 2022 Global Impunity Index found, and governments show little interest in tackling the issue. #EndImpunity
HT @PENamerica Disinformation is spreading so fast researchers say it’s now powerful enough to swing US elections, including potentially the Nov. 8 midterms. Disinformation lies target communities of color to influence elections and spread to millions of people in seconds. #Disinformation
Within hours of the brutal attack last week on Paul Pelosi, Republican officials and media figures began circulating groundless claims — nearly all of them sinister, and many homophobic — about what had happened.
Researchers have identified a series of Russian information operations to influence American elections and, perhaps, erode support for Ukraine.
Your boss wants a metaverse strategy, but what would that be, and what does metaverse even mean? If we strip away the noise, what can we say about this, and what can we predict? Via @benedictevans #metaverse
HT @ballmatthew Tencent had to shut down one of the two NFT platforms owing to declining sales and China’s regressive monetary policies.
Roblox has become one of the biggest success stories of the metaverse. Yet despite it boasting more than 200 million estimated monthly users and brands flocking to it, there’s a growing debate over whether Roblox is technically even part of the metaverse.
Roblox and Parsons School of Design are creating a digital fashion course — www.theverge.com
A new course created by Parsons School of Design in collaboration with Roblox will teach students about fashion design in the metaverse. The gaming giant worked with faculty to create the 16-week class.
The development of branching, persistent, immersive storyworlds is essential for everyone from novelists and filmmakers to brands and musicians, per @dirtxyz
Amazon, Snap partner to let customers shop for eyewear in AR — www.zdnet.com
Amazon Fashion is partnering with Snapchat to reach the increasing number of customers who are shopping on their smartphones.
HT @faris Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is turning to robots to ease workloads at drugstores as it grapples with a nationwide shortage of pharmacists.
HT @the_prepared We’re now used to seeing AI images generated from a prompt. These use contrastive language-image pre-training (CLIP). CLIP Interrogator reveals the inverse: Generates a prompt from image input. This might be useful to figure out what text to use to get images.
ICYMI Where it came from, what it all means, and why it still matters. Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about crypto.
With US and Chinese tensions continuing to rise, does that mean TikTok could ultimately be banned in the United States? I believe the answer is yes.
Netflix is introducing an ad-supported option for streaming in 12 countries. The WSJ reports that the platform has signed on blue chip advertisers for the launch, and hired new senior executives from the advertising industry to help grow the business.
Netflix Develops New Model for Show Creators: Creators get a fee each time intellectual property is remade.
Some creators aren’t happy with Netflix’s decision to insert ads into their content — especially when they are getting $0 in revenue share.
Facebook’s Professional Mode for Creators Rolled Out Globally — www.adweek.com
The social network also introduced new ways to earn money from content.
Twitter’s newsletter platform Revue, acquired in early 2021, is scheduled to close by the end of the year, and its Notes product has been paused.
At any given moment, some 2.5 million viewers are watching streamers on Twitch, where music is one of the fastest growing categories on the service. How can marketers effectively engage this growing audience of music fans?
In its effort to become a full-time destination for sports, Amazon will have its own lineup of daily talk shows from morning to night
Amazon Music’s entire library is now free for Prime subscribers. Amazon is also removing ads from a large selection of podcasts including the entire Wondery catalog if you’re a Prime member.
The American Booksellers Association and Civic Economics have released a new report called Unfulfilled: Amazon and the American Retail Landscape that details the negative impacts that shopping with Amazon has on communities.
Publishing & Media
HT @craicer Tiktok is where social media marketing is really working. True crime author Sue Coletta gives a very convincing argument for taking the plunge, no matter what your genre or target demographic. #BookTok
Ingram Content Group’s Ingram iD is a new advertising platform designed specifically for book publishers. #BookBiz
The book ban movement has a chilling new tactic: harass teachers on social media — www.technologyreview.com
Educators who stand up to conservative activists are being harassed and called “groomers” online, turning them into potential targets for real-world violence.
Angry right-wing moms are trying to have librarians arrested by “constitutional sheriffs.” — slate.com
The six-week investigation resulted in a 74-page report that concluded “no crime occurred.”
The Right-Wing Mothers Fuelling the School-Board Wars — www.newyorker.com
Moms for Liberty claims that teachers are indoctrinating students with dangerous ideologies. But is the group’s aim protecting kids — or scaring parents?
RT @ALALibrary “Sitting on the sidelines and sympathizing with lambasted librarians is not enough. Community members must take action to pin book banners to the mat. Otherwise, the First Amendment will be down for the count.” Martha Hickson #UniteAgainstBookBans
Spotify clearly is irked at Apple for not allowing it to sell audiobooks via the Spotify iOS app hosted on the Apple App Store. Via @iamsovy
Apple banned Spotify from emailing a link to buy an audiobook, but Amazon does much the same thing. Spotify doesn’t know why Amazon’s system gets a pass.
MT @risj_oxford @NPR has launched a paid podcast bundle giving subscribers access to bonus content, ad-free episodes, and other perks from podcasts such as @planetmoney and @nprfreshair. To join NPR+, listeners must pay $8/month or $96/year to their local station
New York City now requires salary ranges in job posts. Here’s which media companies are complying, and which aren’t
“$15/hour to $125,000”?
Resources & Opportunities
RT @nationalbook The Teen Press Conference is a free, virtual event featuring the #NBAwards Finalists for Young People’s Literature, and hosted by past #NBAwards Finalist Rita Williams-Garcia (@OneCrazyRita). Register for the livestream on our website!
RT @PublishersAssoc We are delighted to support OpenBooks — a new initiative to reach the next generation of book industry talent. Find out more about this new series of upcoming free, accessible online events. #OpenBooks
MT @_CreativeAccess Love books & want to make a career out of it? Join @_CreativeAccess & @PRHCareersUK for this #WorkInPublishing week! Register here for an all-star webinar on November 15 from 5.30–6.30pm & learn about the variety of careers on offer. #teamPRH
RT @inkyelbows *Updated* My list of Kidlit/YA agents on Twitter: https://twitter.com/i/lists/897469523497975808/… Do your research before submitting to check for legitimacy & guidelines. Also see @victoriastrauss’s Writer Beware tips: https://sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/agents/
HT @rgay Wesleyan has a great one-year residency that pays $150,000 plus a $30,000 housing stipend.
MT @PENamerica Apply by 11/8 for the 2023 PEN/Robert J.Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers. 12 winners will receive $2,000 each and their stories will be published in the @CatapultStory anthology, Best Debut Short Stories: The PEN America/Dau Prize.
MT @JSchofieldTrust An exciting opportunity for women working in digital journalism: @ONA Women’s Leadership Accelerator is a year-long intensive programme of mentoring, discussion & learning designed to supercharge newsroom leadership & management skills. Apply by 10 Nov.
HT @creativemorning Do you find yourself avoiding conversations on disabilities? Worried you’ll offend a disabled friend? A disability rights activist shares ways to be a better ally and to destigmatize disability in America. #teamPRH