Welcome! This roundup of our favorite media industry news and tips from the past week includes stories about LinkedIn, Forbes.com, Facebook, effective content strategies, and more.
PUBLISHING INDUSTRY HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK:
- The Women’s Media Center released its Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2014 report this week. Poynter reviewed the report and concluded that the situation continues to be disappointing, as women remain underrepresented across print, broadcast, and online platforms.
- As of this week, LinkedIn is allowing the general public to publish their own content on the site. And traditional publishers, take note: LinkedIn doesn’t rely on ads for its revenue.
- Last Friday, the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into Forbes.com and stole email addresses and passwords, defaced webpages, and posted a fake story. Again, take note: Access was gained through a spear-phishing campaign.
- We just have to acknowledge the big news this week about Facebook’s acquisition of messaging app WhatsApp for a jaw-dropping $19 billion. Though not pervasive among U.S. mobile customers, the app has 450 million active users worldwide—a global user base that Facebook hopes will help it extend its reach.
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