Facebook dives deep into news with publisher deal
The Economic Times - 05/13/2015
A recent Pew Research Center report found some 30 percent of Americans get at least some of their news from Facebook. But media groups have been struggling with the shift to digital from print, both in terms of delivering relevant articles to readers and in getting ad revenue from their online services.
Some in the news industry argue the plan gives Facebook too much control of the news.
“Overall I don’t think it is a good idea,” said Dan Kennedy, a journalism professor at Northeastern University.
Kennedy said Facebook is not transparent about how it shows users news and the site can make changes that promote or demote content, which can have a major impact on news organizations.