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ByteDance’s TikTok Woos Advertisers with Billions of Views

Bloomberg:  A recent Chipotle advertising campaign promoting burritos  saw its hashtag generate some 3.9 billion views on TikTok. That's a surprising metric given that TikTok has been downloaded only about 145 million times in the U.S. "The numbers are...

Microsoft Tests Snapchat-Style Stories Feature at LinkedIn

The Verge:  LinkedIn is a website that’s effectively a mixture between an interactive resume and a college job fair, but that hasn’t stopped it from aspiring to be a cooler, more social part of the internet. Its latest attempt? Snapchat-style...

Bloomberg Media Plans Business Push in Video Streaming

The Drum:  In a two-pronged push, Bloomberg Media is looking to put business programming at the heart of the streaming revolution through its new Bloomberg TV+ digital service and QuickTake by Bloomberg, a digital channel focused at young business...

Hearst, Conde, Meredith Issue Policies About Coronavirus

WWD:  Several U.S. publishers -- including Hearst, Dow Jones and Meredith -- are adopting a hard line to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Other outlets have stressed that they are monitoring the situation closely and will adjust policies if guidelines...

Tribune Top Editors Exit in Chicago as Hedgie Makes Cuts

Chicago Sun-Times:  The Chicago Tribune, with its parent company implementing a cost-cutting strategy, said its two top editors are departing. Editor-in-chief R. Bruce Dold is leaving at the end of April and managing editor Peter Kendall will be gone by...

Gannett Layoffs Get Underway After Deal with GateHouse

Poynter:  Layoffs are continuing at Gannett, which recently merged with GateHouse to form the nation’s largest newspaper chain. A spreadsheet tracking the layoffs listed 15 newspapers affected, with 27 newsroom staffers laid...

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