David Schonauer

Media Watch: Facebook Traffic to US News Sites Plunges

By David Schonauer   Monday August 29, 2016

Facebook keeps tweaking its News Feed algorithm. And the results haven't been good for organizations that report the news in words and pictures. The latest update to the algorithm came this month when the social network announced that it would change its news recipe to favor "personally informative stories." Facebook said referral traffic to pages would increase or decrease only slightly on a ...   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Prepare for a Battery Breakthrough

PDNPULSE   Monday August 29, 2016

Mirrorless cameras are notorious for having lousy battery life, while DSLRs still require bulky battery grips to coax more exposures out of them. But, reports, PDN Pulse, that could be about to change. A new company, SolidEnergy Systems, is poised to commercialize a variant of the widely-used lithium ion battery that will double existing Li-Ion battery life or deliver the same amount of power of a traditional Li-Ion battery in a package that’s half the size. The new battery tech is called lithium metal.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: Photographing Survivors of Boko Haram

The New York Times   Monday August 29, 2016

“Emotionally these people are alone,” says American photographer Bryan Anselm. “They are vacant. Their trauma is so evident.” Anselm, a recipient of a Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography, among other awards, recently spent two weeks in Nigeria visiting unofficial settlements that house people displaced by Boko Haram. Though officials said last year that Boko Haram camps had been destroyed, Anselm tells the New York Times that the terrorist organization still operates in the area.   Read the full Story >>

Legal Brief: Instagram Model Sues Richard Prince Over Copyright

THE ART NEWSPAPER   Monday August 29, 2016

Artist Richard Prince and his former dealer, the Gagosian Gallery, have been sued once again — this time by a California-based makeup artist and model.  Ashley Salazar filed her lawsuit in June after discovering that Prince had appropriated a selfie from her Instagram account for his "New Portraits" series. This is the fourth copyright-infringement claim filed against Prince in recent years. The case is made potentially more complicated by the fact that Prince is no longer represented by Gagosian, his dealer of more than a decade, notes the Art Newspaper.   Read the full Story >>

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