The lineups of three of the 11 groups that make up the benchmark S&P 500 index are being reordered as of Monday. Twenty companies in the index, including famous names like Facebook, Alphabet and Netflix, will find a new home.
BuzzFeed News is closing down its in-house podcast production team. “We’ve decided to move to a production model that is more like our TV projects — that is, treating shows as individual projects, with teams brought on as needed,” Shani Hilton, VP of news and programming, said in a memo to staff obtained by TheWrap. “We’ve found a lot of success with this approach to our projects on Netflix, Facebook and Twitter, and we hope to replicate that with audio.”
Facebook is starting to allow some English-language news pages to register to join a new internal Facebook index that the tech giant will refer to when deciding which pages to roll out global news products to.
he Senate cleared a bill late Tuesday that creates a new independent entity that will license songs to companies that play music online. The nonprofit collective will then pay songwriters, including those who wrote pre-1970s classics before music copyrights protected their work.
Dispatches from the Middle highlights surprising and under-reported stories from Hearst stations across the United States. It will appear in the newly launched dedicated section within Facebook Watch for news along with shows from other news organizations.