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A Heartland Company Leads the Media Race

Advertisement DES MOINES — Steve Lacy greeted me in his office as if we were old friends. A top executive at the Meredith Corporation, he was a main driver of the company’s $ 2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc. last November. With that deal, the 116-year-old Meredith Corporation became the ...

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Jon Ossoff Was the Congressional Candidate Social Media Built

Losing a political race is a messy thing. As Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign proved, fingers inevitably point in every direction, alternately blaming the candidate, the team, the message, and the opposition’s dirty tactics for the loss. It’s never as simple as any of these explanations. But Jon Ossoff’s defeat ...

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For Election Day Chatter, Twitter Ruled Social Media

By MIKE ISAAC and SYDNEY EMBER November 8, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — At around 5 a.m. Tuesday on the East Coast, the first signs of presidential chatter started stirring on Twitter, then quickly began to mushroom. In the ensuing hours, Twitter’s 100 or so staff members working on the company’s Election Day efforts woke ...

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Facebook Defies Social Media Gravity With User and Profit Growth

By MIKE ISAAC November 2, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — To paraphrase Isaac Newton’s third law of motion, what goes up must, inevitably, come down. Now try telling that to Facebook. The social network on Wednesday reached the latest milestones in its quest to dominate the world, topping 1.79 billion monthly visitors as ...

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ISIS Media Output Drops as Military Pressure Rises, Report Says

By SCOTT SHANE October 10, 2016 WASHINGTON — The vaunted propaganda operations of the Islamic State, which helped lure more than 30,000 foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq, have dropped off drastically as the extremist group has come under military pressure, according to a study by terrorism researchers at West Point. In ...

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BuzzFeed Regroups as Media Turns Video-Centric

Staff meetings at BuzzFeed are not uncommon. Jonah H. Peretti, the site’s founder and chief executive, who is based in Los Angeles, travels to the New York offices regularly and often meets with employees to answer questions or outline strategy. But two recent meetings took on greater import, after BuzzFeed ...

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