Aggregator apps: Friend or foe to publishers?

“More and more, publishers are understanding the need to have a presence wherever their readers or potential readers are consuming content,” writes Padraic Woods. Aggregator apps save users time, expose them to new content and more. Some publishers remain skeptical out of “fear of losing front-page readers and potentially losing advertising revenue from current lucrative advertisement placements” and “losing control over the users and advertisers to third-party content distributors.”

+ On doing your journalism solely through social networks: “Ethical journalism in the post-digital age isn’t just about what you write. To run an entire outlet on someone else’s platforms is to implicitly support those platforms.” (Chronotope)