Conference Evolution

The 40% of you who read this blog and are die-hard catalogers probably learned about the news yesterday (click here).I’ve run my own consulting business for nearly thirteen years. In case you haven’t noticed, the world was very different in 2007 than it is in 2020.When I began my consulting work, conferences were critical to success.

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TEGNA Trains Journalists to Combat Disinformation in 2020

Expands News Fact-Checking Initiative Verify
TEGNA Inc. announced that it will be training all of its journalists to combat disinformation in 2020 working with First Draft, a global nonprofit that supports journalists, academics and technologists working to address trust and truth in the digital age.

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Tremor International Acquires News Corp’s Unruly

Deal Benefits Tremor International, News Corp; Allows for Global Scale
Tremor International Ltd, a global leader in video advertising technologies, announces that it has reached an agreement with News Corp, a global diversified media and information services company, to acquire Unruly, News Corp’s programmatic video marketplace.

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CNET Rings In A New Decade Of Technology At CES 2020

CNET Covers the Hottest News and Biggest Trends at the Consumer Electronics Show with Wall-to-Wall Coverage and Live Video from Tech West in Las Vegas CNET Presents Its Annual the Next Big Thing SuperSession “Moving into an Anticipatory Tech World”
CNET, the world’s largest consumer tech media brand, returns to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to give its global audience a lo

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Prediction: Home values will drop by 25% to 50% in decade ahead

What’s up with mortgage rates? Jeff Lazerson of MortgageGrader.com gives us his take.
Rate news summary
From Freddie Mac’s weekly survey: The 30-year, fixed-rate averaged 3.72%, two basis points lower than last week. The 15-year, fixed-rate averaged 3.16%, three basis points down from last week.

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Arria Natural Language Generation Technology Expands BBC’s Coverage of UK Elections

BBC News website extends its use of artificial intelligence in semi-automated journalism, leveraging Arria NLG to help publish localized election news and results for each of the United Kingdom’s 690 constituencies minutes after votes are declared
Arria NLG reported that the BBC News website, through its Semi-Automatic Local Content (Salco) project, extended its use of Arria’s Natural Language

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Reuters Partners with Facebook Journalism Project to Help Newsrooms around the World Spot Deepfakes and Manipulated Media

Reuters, the world’s largest multimedia news provider, announced the launch of an e-learning course to help newsrooms around the world spot deepfakes and manipulated media, produced in partnership with the Facebook Journalism Project.

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Bloomberg Media Rebrands TicToc to QuickTake by Bloomberg; Creates Expanded Digital Video Studio in Preparation for OTT Launch

Global Video News Network for the Next Generation to Deliver More Robust Digital Video Offering Tailored for Social and Streaming
Bloomberg Media announced that it is rebranding TicToc, its social video news network, to QuickTake by Bloomberg. This is a key step for the brand as it evolves into a premium global news network that seamlessly connects the world of social and streaming.

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November 2019 Monthly Marketing News Recap

Published November 27, 2019
 
 
Welcome to November 2019’s marketing news recap! Last time, we covered the retail-pocalypse, advertising on TikTok, insights on audio for brands, and more.
This month has given us a lot to be thankful for in the marketing news world. We’ll talk about drone delivery, what to expect for the holiday season, social media advertising, and oh so much more.

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Which taxonomy should you use to classify news content, IAB-QAG or IPTC Subject Codes?

With the vast quantities of news content available online about every topic, it can be a challenge to source content about what you are interested in without getting a lot of noise as well.
To help people find the topics they are interested in, publishers organize content into taxonomies.

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The movement to topple the SAT is a fight over who can be subjective

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Overheard on the news: the University of California system may drop the SAT requirement for college admissions, which could be a body blow to the testing industry because UC is gigantic and the crown jewel of U.S. public universities. (There is a LA Times article about this news although it’s behind a paywall.)
I’ll discuss both sides of this argument.

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Tuesday: Housing Starts

From Matthew Graham at Mortgage News Daily: Lowest Mortgage Rates in 2 WeeksMortgage rates added to last week’s improvement with another modest drop today. That brings the average lender to the best levels in exactly 2 weeks–a welcome change after hitting the highest levels in more than 3 months on Friday November 8th. [Most Prevalent Rates For Top Tier Scenarios 30YR FIXED 3.75-3.

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It’s time for data ethics conversations at your dinner table

In an era where fake news travels faster than the truth, our communities are at a critical juncture.With 2.5 quintillion records of data created every day, people are being defined by how they travel, surf the internet, eat, and live their lives. We are in the midst of a “data revolution,” where individuals and organizations can store and analyze massive amounts of information.

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