How a data team told the story of Ausencias Ignoradas, Turkish media crackdowns and more in this week’s Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
How one Mexican data team uncovered the story of 4,000 missing women
Mexican newspaper El Universal has put a face to the 4,534 women who have gone missing in Mexico City and the State of Mexico over the last decade: Ausencias Ignoradas (Ignored Absences) aims to put pressure on the government and eradicate this situation.
Reports: Turkish government blocks social media in wake of airport attack
Shortly after the deadly terror attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport that killed several dozen people and injured scores more, reports began circulating that the Turkish government had blocked social media in the country.
According to Vocativ, the office of the Turkish Prime Minister instituted the ban on any visuals of the explosion for national security reasons.
Facebook to change news feed to focus on friends and family
For years, Facebook has courted publishers of all sizes, asking them to depend more and more on the social media giant to expand their audiences. Now, Facebook has a new message for publishers: Tamp down your expectations.
Facebook said on Wednesday that it planned to make a series of changes to its news feed algorithm so that it will more favorably promote content posted by the friends and family of users. (The New York Times, 6/29)
Nearly 400 publishers have applied for Medium’s plan to help them make money
In early April, Medium, the platform founded by Ev Williams, made a pitch to the publishing community: come to Medium, and we’ll help you make money. There’s not a publisher these days that isn’t looking for new revenue streams, so it’s not surprising that nearly 400 publishers have applied to participate in the beta version of Medium’s revenue program, according to figures provided by a spokeswoman for the company. (She declined to say how many applicants have been accepted.) (AdAge, 6/24)