metromedia News Roundup
A weekly roundup of media news that we think is worth knowing about.
This week: social media as news sources; changes coming to Twitter; viewing video on Facebook in silence; Time revenue on the upswing.
Social Media Finds New Role as News and Entertainment Curator
John Herrman | The New York Times
After Facebook was accused of suppressing conservative leaning news stories from its Trending Topics, social media sites acting as news sources was brought into the spotlight.
Twitter to Stop Counting Photos and Links in 140-Character Limit
Sarah Frier | Bloomberg News
The social networking site will soon stop including pictures and URLs in its 140-character limit for messages, though the company has not made any announcements as of yet.
85 percent of Facebook video is watched without sound
Sahill Patel | Digiday
Despite garnering more than 8 billion views per day, the vast majority of viewers watch video content in silence.
How Time reversed 10 years of revenue declines
Lucia Moses | Digiday
With a 4% increase in print revenue and 36% increase in digital revenue, executives share the measures they took to turn things around.