Senator Cantwell Accuses Google and Facebook of Killing Local Journalism

While tech CEOs are testifying before the Senate, at least one senator is accusing Google and Facebook of killing local journalism.

Journalists Beware: Microsoft Replacing News Producers With AI

Microsoft is replacing approximately 50 news production workers with artificial intelligence (AI), according to reports.

Google Launches Emergency Relief Fund to Support Local News

Google is launching the Journalism Emergency Relief Fund in an effort to help support local journalists and news outlets amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jigsaw Unveils Assembler Tool to Help Spot Deepfakes

Alphabet-owned company Jigsaw has unveiled a new tool called Assembler to help journalists spot doctored images and deepfakes, according to a blog post by CEO Jared Cohen. Deepfake images and videos are created using artificial intelligence, transposing one person’s likeness…

Tinder Freaked Out on Twitter over a Vanity Fair Article

A new Vanity Fair article called “Tinder and the Dawn of the ‘Dating Apocalypse’” doesn’t exactly heap praise on the dating app for its role in the modern relationship. And when someone at Tinder read it, they jumped on Twitter.…

YouTube Launches Newswire to Offer Verified Eyewitness Videos

We’ve seen the era of the “citizen journalist” expand as the tools at their disposal grow. If you have a camera and you’re in the right place at the right time, you can make history on YouTube. Now, YouTube is…

Gigaom Is Coming Back Under New Ownership

In March, the tech news industry was shocked by the news that one of its most prominent blogs, Gigaom, was shutting down after revealing it was unable to pay its creditors. On Tuesday, it was announced that the site will…

Nellie Bly Honored With Google Doodle, Karen O Song

Nellie Bly is the subject of Google’s doodle for May 5, as the day would have been the journalist’s 151st birthday. Bly was her pen name. Her real name was Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was best known for her record-breaking…

Should Google Show Press Releases As News?

As you’ve probably noticed in the past, Google sometimes includes an “In the News” section in its search results. This points users to a few sources that have newsy information about whatever it is that they searched for. The feature…

Chelsea Manning Will Receive Hormone Therapy Following Suit

Chelsea Manning, the Wikileaks leaker formerly known as Bradley Manning, is finally getting the hormone treatments she’s been demanding for months. In September of last year Manning sued the US Department of Defense, claiming she had been “denied access to…