Sara Fischer

Sara Fischer

Media Reporter @Axios ( Likes ≠ endorsements.

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🤺”The walls have been breached": Newsmax leads charge to out-Fox Fox News

COVID cases are spiking, but our attention isn’t w/ @nrothschild3 

Vertical Stories proving to be a better digital ad product than traditional horizontal pre-roll. They’re faster, include swipe ups, etc. And thanks to Insta/Snap working agencies & brands on vertical for years, most marketers know how to use them. Fleets a good monetization opp

NEW: Team from @Outbrain  is launching a newsletter curation app called Listory - $4 million seed round out of stealth mode - $5 monthly or free w ads - It’s paying users credits to newsletter subscriptions to help test its algorithm

Instagram cautiously considers plan to pay publishers

NEW: Maven, which operates @SInow , @TheStreet , etc, has raised $24million — New investors: TCS Cap Mgmt, Hunt Tech VenturesExisting: B. Riley Financial, Invenire Cap, 180 Degree Cap — Says raise began in conjunction w Ross Levinsohn becoming CEO in Sept

The pandemic has been a nightmare for thousands of journalists out of work —and for additional thousands trying to navigate jobs amid fear and uncertainty.

NEW: @Snapchat  launches Spotlight, its take on TikTok - Private by default, all videos moderated - Will give away $1 million to creator of the top-performing video on Spotlight each day in 2020 More on @axios 

Snapchat will moderate all videos within their first 100 views. That initial review process includes both humans and software. All videos must adhere to Snapchat's existing community guidelines and content rules.


If news organizations declare Joe Biden the mathematical president-elect, he plans to address the nation as its new leader, even if President Trump continues to fight in court, advisers tell @axios ' @mikeallen  and @margarettalev :

😢 Tech execs always get a free pass from being pressed on serious, substantive issues when they go to The Hill because conservatives, who should care deeply about fair competition, are too distracted by unproven allegations of political censorship.

🚨 Verizon pulling ads from FB, Insta, likely biggest advertiser so far to do so - What started as whisper campaign now officially major boycott - Move comes as Facebook deals w/ a "trust deficit" among marketers & regulators over way it moderates content

NEWS: @theathletichq  lays off 8% of staff (46 people), implements staff-wide pay cut -Most pay cuts are 10%, per memo obtained @axiosy  -CEO Alex Mather: New sub growth down 20-30%, podcast ad revenue severely impacted -"This is a dark day for the company"

NEW: @ProjectLincoln  is becoming a media business — It recently signed with UTA to develop Lincoln Media — It's weighing offers from studios, podcast networks, etc. — Follows the success of Crooked Media after 2016 election Story on @axios :

For the first time in years, people aren’t flocking to hyper-partisan news sites, but rather they’re leaning into trusted national and local news sources because of coronavirus.

Scoop: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle back Facebook boycott