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Assassin's Creed creative director Ashraf Ismail fired
"Be saw better tehmina essay has dismissed the creative director of the newest assassin's creed game. The latest result of the metoo reckoning at the French video game publisher that has been swirling for two months. Ashraf is male the director on this falls assassin's creed. Mahala was accused by a fan in July and June sorry of about his marital status in order to have a relationship with her shortly afterward at. Shortly. Afterward Ishmael wrote onto it or is mail wrote on twitter that he had stepped down from his role adding that he was quote deeply sorry to everyone hurt in this but you remain a US off employees. The publisher inform staff this week that he had been he was dismissed. As a result of Investigations Ashraf is male has been dismissed from you. We saw and is no longer employees. A UBISOFT spokesperson confirmed at Bloomberg is male didn't immediately. To request for comment. In late June dozens of people mostly women spoke out on social media about their experiences facing sexual harassment and assault in the video game in streaming industries many of those accusations centred on Ubisoft, which has since faced scrutiny for what many describe as a boys club culture chief executive officer eased will has promised big changes in interviews with BusinessWeek more. Than three dozen current and former Yousof employees painted a picture of a company that had been aware of many of these allegations for years since allegations emerge Ubisoft, his parted ways with top executives ten Tommy Francois and maxine blonde as well as several other employees in lower positions. Last month, the company pushed out chief creative officer Serge has who has coat. Sorry I know I'm not saying that French name. One of the more powerful people at Ubisoft. Is. Male. Spent eleven years at us off Montreal and also directed to previous assassin's creed games. Assassin's creed black flag in twenty thirteen and assassin's creed origin in twenty seventeen.
Jackie Ruiz: Author, Publisher, Aviation Lover
"Get started like like we almost always liked to do and I go back to the beginning a little bit. What was your? What was your first exposure to aviation? How did you first get involved? Well you know a lot of people ask me where this passion king from. Certainly wasn't for my childhood because in Mexico growing out both you know middle class family the SIMA flying planes. So I was just not in the not on the menu and My first sort of experience was a beautiful hot air balloon. So here in Illinois and I happen to spot this beautiful lights craft I thought it was kind of a toy airplane and as we approached this day said, no you Texas fly aircraft and we immediately my husband and I purchased the discovery flights and I think it was the first time that flying that aircraft with no doors on. Feeling freedom and those wings It just like it was like Lois Recite About how long ago was that? I was probably about six years ago and I started. Sort of you know like it's almost like sometimes you find ambition find a passion and sometimes the passion finds a way to find you and I think that that's how it started to kind of fit into every part of my life with the ideation school asking me if I could do their marketing and then being invited to an island to keynote or three hundred soldiers and my finding a way to get there with the traffic that this growed represented asking. To give me a ride in but you know sort of opened up this whole world of. Possibilities I looked at a section I said What if I can fly myself to places launch in breakfast thing and see the beautiful sunset either y you know if I could do that and Anything that bug. Just seeped into my heart and never loved me. So it's been about five years and got my license, my sports pilotless inside two years ago in July. It's awesome. Yeah and it's a great great sign that when you did that discovery flight with the doors off, you enjoyed it I. I've done a couple of young eagles flights in the zenith. We we had an are flying club where we we pull the doors off which I love a pilot but sometimes I look over there and that that Young Eagle was a baby in the seat a little. A little too hard. So say there's a little getting used to. Yeah. Yeah. That's that's good that you enjoyed it Why did you go sport pilot? Why? Why did you Y how? Why was that a good fit for you? I the school that I was But I basically, with were kind of experts saying you know light sport aircraft, which is the new that BFA introducing two, thousand, four and It seemed to be you know hobby it seemed to be a wonderful way for me to get my hands but you know just kind of getting to the beginning to the industry and You know running to companies and nonprofit organizations in between my travels around the world I, Kinda wanted to see how Would you know fulfill my life and in in in this passion continues to grow. And I just found that aside an amazing stone having the responsibility of three passengers just one. Done by Katie. To to really you know to make that happen. So in hindsight now back and say, well, I I wish I would have gone straight to my private but the experience all the hours and a gain to close one hundred, fifty hours on the four aircraft You know I, it's it's just getting more confidence that I can fly bigger aircraft and now I mean they journey of getting my
Control limits free next-gen upgrades to its new $40 Ultimate Edition
"Like many other recent and upcoming titles remedy entertainment's control. We'll have a free upgrade option for next GEN consoles. There's a catch though players who've already purchased control for playstation four or xbox one won't be eligible as the upgrade is only being introduced for folks who purchase control ultimate edition next month. Announced Today control ultimate edition will be the first. Will I be released on? Pc via steam on twenty seven Prince's control was originally epoch PC's clues and then a deluxe purchase on epic ps four and Xbox one on September tenth the steam release will coincide with the launch of Awa the second and final expansion for control. Four thirty nine ninety nine, the ultimate edition will include the base game both expansions and the expansions ex I'm sorry and the expedition's mode plus all the other post launch content four control. It's good value for those who haven't played it yet. But for those who've already bought control encouraging councils, that's a high asking price for the upgrade to playstation fiber xbox series X. At least we've got a better idea of Wendy, expect those upgraded next Gen. versions of Control. The digital and physical versions won't ship simultaneously quote due to various production related reasons related to the global pandemic a but publisher five Oh five games expect to launch PS five, an xbox series x versions digitally at the end of two thousand twenty physical versions for current Jin will also ship in late twenty twenty followed by next. Gen. Physical Copies early twenty, twenty one. There's also no mention made of Microsoft's smart delivery system for the next year upgrades, which also syncs up the achievements and progress across xbox consoles for players it's possible to control use a similar work around for both the playstation five, an xbox series, x upgrades. Lot of information there Gary but the main takeaway is that there you have to buy the game again if you WanNa, be able to upgrade it to your place five or xbox series
Hong Kong activist Agnes Chow, media mogul Jimmy Lai released
"Hong Kong, Several prominent activists and journalists arrested under a new national security law have been released after nearly two days in detention. They're accused of colluding with foreign forces. NPR's Emily Fang reports. The charge carries a maximum life prison sentence. Media mogul John Eli flashed a thumbs up to reporters as he was released from police custody. The publisher interment of one of Hong Kong's brashest pro democracy newspapers. I was among 10 individuals arrested on Monday under the new law. Livestream today showed by walking back into his newspaper office amid a standing ovation from employees. Agnes Chow, a 23 year old pro democracy activists, and Wilson Lee, a freelance journalist, were also released on bail. Child told Hong Kong reporters she had been unprepared for the sudden arrest and called the allegations should colluded Foreign forces on social media. Incomprehensible.
Daybreak Games Acquires Cold Iron Studios
"Has acquired cold artist studios is publishing a new alien game. This this is from the press release daybreak Daybreak Games go publisher and developer of large scale multiplayer online games such as H. One Z one everquest planet side to you in DC Universe online today announced it acquired cold iron studios, the San Jose Bay, Studio veteran memo action and shooter shoot developers currently working on a PC and console games set in the iconic, alien
Exclusive: Anchor are automatically deleting podcasters, and why
"Today just a warning and we start with an exclusive the robots are coming free podcast host anchor could automatically delete your account without any warning it happened to experience podcast Jonathan Mendoza an old for uploading a piece of audio that he owns, and as we went to press, we've discovered one reason why if your with anchor it's a must read, you'll find it links from our show notes and our newsletter today. Edison research has published a top thirty US podcasts rancor they call it the only podcast rank of it covers the entire US podcasting industry. It claims to measure shows by reach not downloads. We've published the fullest Joe Rogan's number one of course, apple podcast is a bit broken today. Random shows are appearing in apple podcasts. Category Top shows listing willing to what we're seeing for business comedy technology and society and Culture. Some are in foreign languages, none recognizably talk shows, and it appears that storefronts are affected throughout the world is apparent bug which has been visible at least. The past three days coincides with problems that some podcast is a reporting with apple not updating its website with latest episode for some shows. Trafficking System Google ad manager has announced. It will now handle audio tune in and spotify using. It already says the UK's Matt teagan integration he says is coming for podcast but isn't quite there yet. Other outlets and our reporting on Amazon's podcasting plans and pointing out the clause that says you can't say anything bad about them on your podcast. We reported that on July twenty third in Geekwire reported as a PR mess now just so you know we've submitted news podcast last week we've agreed to those licensing terms because you know the worst that can happen is that we get thrown off calling Amazon at the Amazon and that will be excellent publicity. Don't you think? Yesterday will links to along to threat containing various accusations against PR management, Trauma Black Woman, who's since left the company CEO Kerry Hoffman has responded via an all staff email I do not get things rights plenty of times, and I have a lot to learn. She said outlining a number of steps. The organization will take try and digital have unveiled their Australian podcast rancor for the month of July. A RN'S IHEART podcast network Australia is the number one publisher wants more it measures participating publishers. The ABC the country's largest podcast is still not measured despite having said that joined within months last October spokesperson from the corporation tells pod News. We're working through some technical issues and hope to be able to participate in due course. Now, he's in brief aren't nineteen has expanded its relationships in career podcast technology and AD sales eighty six percent of podcast listeners in Saudi Arabia listen to brand funded podcasts according to a study optimal finance daily looking for. A new paid host. One of the jobs available in jobs today studios seventy one has announced its quarter three, twenty, two, thousand slate of podcasts they say that ad revenue has grown by six hundred ninety percent year-on-year the audio production awards twenty twenty have been announced in the UK. In Amsterdam the podcast festival twenty twenty is planned for September eighteenth to the nineteenth. One of the speakers is me I'll be talking about how to take control of your podcast. and RSS, feed unveiling some unpublished findings about the podcast yourself whether it's a good idea. It's a mainly virtual event with shock some physical parts you can get tickets now and inside radio has published a list of the top ten most powerful people in podcasting connel burn who runs the IHEART podcast network is deservedly awarded the number one slot by the publication's editorial bodes who also work for I heart media.
Living A Mighty Life with Dr. Jill Stoddard
"Hey guys welcome to not another anxiety show. I'm your host Kelly Walker and joining me today is guest Dr Jill Starter. High Jeld. Kelly thanks so much for having me. Yes. Thank you for taking time to hop on the show. It's my pleasure. This is my favorite thing to talk about. Happy to be. Here. Now before we get started, do you mind if I share a little bit more about you with our audience? Pleased to? Great. Dr Jill Stoddard is a clinical psychologist director of the Center for stress and Anxiety Management San Diego. She is Speaker Award winning teacher and the author of two Books Be Mighty and the big book of actor metaphors. Jill is also a co host of the popular podcasts psychologists off the clock. She has written articles for Scary Mommy, the good men project and mindful return and as a regular contributor to psychology today. So, Jill I took them. I took a peek at your most recent book the the Be Mighty I'm wondering what what inspired you to write this book specifically with with women in mind right? Because I know sort of like the tagline is be mighty woman's Guide to liberation from stress and worry using mindfulness and accepted. So yeah what inspired you to write this book especially with like the target audience of women in mind he had while if I'm being honest it didn't start out that way so. From idea. I had actually it was the title that came to me I I just I really wanted to write a book that was more about. Empowerment. So initially I wanted it to be more of a global self help book that could be for anybody that's based on the principles of acceptance and commitment therapy and the the publisher really educated me that it has to have more of a target audience that it has to be more of an ditch book and that just wasn't the book I wanted to read it right or sorry that wasn't the book I wanted to write at the time. and then I had this really and I write about this in the book had this really difficult experience with a professional colleague who I really looked up to it was one of these like never meet your heroes true experiences. right like I mean like I was like being publicly bullied and it was very very painful and this was someone who I had formerly been recommending this person's books to my clients because I liked to have clients read a book while they're doing therapy. So they have some you know some work to do in between sessions. And I just felt kind of like ethically compelled to find different a different book to to recommend. And I couldn't find one that I really loved and it just sort of hit me like wait a minute I can write this book like I'm innings specialist. I can write a book that's accepted commitment therapy for anxiety, and then it'll have that niche that the publisher said they wanted. So we double back around they said, yes great idea. Let's do it and then another book came out that was somewhat similar the same time and when I reached out to the publisher to say, Hey, you know, do you think this is a problem? Can we still go forward? I can't take credit it was actually her idea she said, well, you know I have been thinking what if we did this for women? And so it was her idea but Kelly oh my gosh, I mean even retelling the story I have goosebumps. Arms Right now, and that's exactly what happened has their shirt like it's my body barometer I, call it and it was Roman. where I just knew this was the book I was meant to right all along. But when I initially had the idea, you know this is three or four years ago it wasn't the right time, and then since then we've had a huge change in. The political climate and time's up and Metoo I've really had my own awakening. As somebody who has become much more. Focused on women's issues, and so it just you know it was like clear as day that day like, yes this is the book it was always meant to be, and now is the time that it's the right time to write it and it's just you know it's funny because I've learned so much even since I wrote the book that I almost wish I could go back and do it over. A lot of people who say this this book is for women, but really it's anyone men could get a lot out of it too and on the one hand I love that and I I think it's a compliment and I hope that it can reach others and on the other it makes me wish that I had done a better job of really making it more. Specific to women because it is something that's become. So close to my heart over the last, I'd say for years.
Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under security law
"Hong Kong police have arrested media tycoon Jimmy Lai and raided the publisher's head quarters in the highest profile use yet of a new national security law Beijing imposed on the city in June life was taken out of his mansion in Kowloon by police and later brought to his media company next digital led police raid was ongoing according to a live stream video by stock live remained in the office he's read the two hours before police took him away the seventy one year old is not spoken pro democracy figure in Hong Kong who regularly criticizes China's authoritarian rule and Hong Kong's government the move comes days off to the American government announced sanctions on Hong Kong and mainland Chinese officials I'm Charles the last month
Beethoven the Pianist
"Welcome to classics for Kids I'm Naomi Lewin. Once upon a time, keyboard music was written for the Clavichord or Harpsichord. A harpsichord looks a lot like a piano but the sound is produced differently inside a Harpsichord the strings are plucked by little quills sharp pointy spikes usually made from the heart ends of feathers. The only way to get the Harpsichord to play louder is to pluck more than one string at a time. But a piano has little felt covered hammers that hit the strings, which means you can control the dynamics. How loud the sound is by how hard you push the keys. The Piano is named for the fact that you can change the dynamics piano is short for piano, Forte Italian four soft loud. One of the cool things about even that he was living at a time when the piano was literally growing up that's William Black who was head of the Piano Department at the University of Cincinnati College, Conservatory of Music according to him. When Beethoven started writing for the piano, it only had forty eight keys. But by the end of Beethoven's life, it was much closer to today's piano, which has eighty eight keys. So over the course of his thirty or forty years of writing, he was watching this instrument grow both in power and in range. Sort of like a apparent watching a child grow from a baby to a an adolescent and finally to an adult in the thirty two sonatas big solo pieces that Beethoven wrote for the piano. You can hear him demonstrating some of the great things his new instrument could. William Black said in one Sonata, Beethoven starts both hands playing in the lower part of the keyboard and within a very short time the right hand climbs very quickly as if it's in a hurry to the top of the piano when he keeps doing that over and over again, and when he gets to the top of the piano plays very loudly all of a sudden to sort of proclaim that it's gotten to the time. That was one way to show how large the piano keyboard had gotten in another Sonata Beethoven starts both hands in the middle of the piano then has them traveled to opposite ends of the keyboard before they meet back up again in the middle. Or even has the top and bottom parts of the keyboard hold a conversation in this sonata it almost sounds like a grandfather talking to his grandchild. One of the great improvements to the piano in Beethoven's Day, was the pedal. Early Pianos had lever near your knee, which was pretty awkward to use on Beethoven's piano pedals had been moved to where they are today near the ground and you operated them with your feet. pedals change the quality of the sound when you hit a key on the piano hammers, strike the strings and the sound starts. When you let go of the key things called dampers come down onto the strings to stop the sound. William. Black, said Beethoven loved the new and improved damper pedal which stopped the dampers from stopping the sound so that it kept on going and going. So here was a a brand new sort of hazy foggy misty type of sound that he was introducing to to music that this pedal would make possible on the piano listen closely and you can hear how the melody gets slightly blurred. That's from the tempests Nada a piece Beethoven named for Shakespeare's play the tempest which Beethoven. said. Him To write that Sonata before that, you heard part of the pathetic. Sonata name that Beethoven also came up with and the Moonlight Sonata a name that was not Beethoven's idea moonlight was attached to that Sonata by publisher who knew he could make more money selling a piece with a catchy title.
Music podcast celebrates Indias neighbours
"Iheartmedia the owner of Heart Radio says that it's podcast revenue grew one hundred and three percents here on Aaron. Quarter to the total digital revenue is ninety three million dollars unique podcast listeners group I thirty percent here on downloads grew by sixty two percent revenue for the quarter across the company however was down by forty-six percents complain the pandemic for that. You can read a full quite from Bob Pittman talking about exclusive whether they're a good idea or not in podcasting our show notes and our newsletter today. On track has published its top US publishers list for July Two Thousand Twenty Iheart is now number one for unique monthly audience in the US as well as global downloads beating NPR in both rankings. ABC is now measured alongside ESPN. The rancor only measures participating publishers. An SEC filing states that lip since former CEO Christopher Spencer who resigned on July thirty first will continue to be paid until the end of this year, he ends four hundred thousand dollars. He'll get a bonus of one, hundred, seventy seven, thousand dollars in early January he'll van to hundred and fifteen thousand dollars a year for his role is senior adviser until the end of February twenty, twenty three for which he'll have to work a maximum of eight hours a month. Lipson will also pay spencer four million dollars to buy back shares that he holds. The Board of lips includes those who last year criticized the company for outsized executive pay I'd like to say something sarcastic here. Row Quarter highlights a surge in tippety around sports podcasts. What's happening in House sports? PODCASTERS can take advantage the pre events for the fest global. Summits Twenty Twenty have been happening all week we linked to a bunch of recordings today. Dearest is a new exclusive podcast on spotify in Indonesian. It focuses on letters written and read by writers, musicians and actors, and it's made by Journalism podcast company K B our prime and a number of additional podcast hosts. Now, allowing you to submit your podcasts to the yet to be launched Amazon music and audible podcasts service some people are giving you a backstage link it works for anyone on any Host by the way. Welcome to a special episode of our humble indie music podcast made an India India Center seventy, three years of independence next week. But India's Music Indie podcast made in India. Wants to remind us that I, love for music isn't defined by geographic boundaries it'll produce three shows focusing on music from India's neighbors and the cat returns to audio with a new weekly podcast from the Vox media podcast network avery truthful man is host leading an ensemble voices engaged in the conversations that matter most to women and those who loved them. It returns on August nineteen
New Start-Up Helps Websites Store User Names, Postal Addresses of Anonymous Readers
"Now Chum, Chum's imagine. For a moment that you're interested in checking book maybe maybe book by celebrated newly published author and you think all I'd love to find out more about that book visit an online bookshop But then you change your mind maybe you're distracted by something else right and then maybe half an hour an hour later. You receive an email saying, hey, we saw you visited our website. How would you feel what's? By giving them my email address. I haven't allowed in or anything like that. I'm just perusing the shop you haven't logged in you haven't given them your email address and yet they know you came to their website and they've contacted you var email we'll surely I mean. If Google facebook of God, a tracking code on the sides then they could tie that together with unless it's technically possible in fighting. So Nice. Say I'm Kinda surprised we haven't crossed that Rubicon yet it's happening. Well imagine they Semaj and you have a particularly niche porn interest may be a bit of a further on the side and you decide to go. Further, you said. You say you mean grab. With A. Reliably. Informed that fervor it's up people who? Like dressing up as very animals like a mascots at a football game. and. They get their kicks from these sort of things. Fit It looks like my husband because he's quite Harry. You must be a secret forever. I can't figure out what would be more disturbing called if he found out attractive or unattractive. So. Imagine you visit the site. You get your fill of wherever you want and they knew receive an email saying, hey, we'll see you're a bit of a fervored. Ejected throws it back in your face. WHOA says we've got even more that kind of stuff. Why don't you come back sometime if you had never give me your email address, you can be stabbed, right? Yes. Considerably, and also, of course, if someone's got your email address, any navigate some is the potential for doc seen or blackmail knows what you'd better tell me how they got our email address. Okay. There's a fascinating article on Jessica Bell. Jessa Bell has written about an outfit could get emails a startup. They claim to be the all new audience growth tool for publishers and they say they can fill up jeff way. They say they can convert anonymous website visitors into names email addresses and even their home addresses boom. And I know sales sorted. posted. Another Chapter Jeff any incredibly they claim they can do surrounded by a third of all US web traffic cheese. Okay. Well, their claims earn press Whoa Kay, let's look a little bit more into this. They say that their services already been used you know that Chap Tucker Carlson on Fox News. Well he is one of the founders of a website quite right wing website surprise you it cooed the daily caller. That is one of the sites which is using exactly this technology right now, this potentially some could find out if your partial particular political views as well. Don't understand Outta sorry you've lost me. Okay. So how is the daily caller this website run by Tucker Carlson, taking advantage of this technology so they are a customer of this firm could get emails. Okay. Get emails is run by a guy called Adam. Robinson right is a former Lehman brothers employee and his girlfriend Helen Sharp. And they've actually put together a video where they explain how that thing works. He can go and check that out on Youtube link but I can explain in very simple. Work. So, there are lots of scammy kind of websites on the Internet surprise surprise. No, there are no a shock. So there are websites which will claim Oh. We can get you better health insurance. So we can get better car insurance just enter your details here. And we will go away and find an answer for you right and what you don't do when you fill out those what most people don't do. They don't read all the terms and conditions and remained the new mock me about every week when. You're one of the unusual people who actually does that crew, but those sites will gather all that information and not really set up to. So you health insurance in countries, they do sometimes or read you. But what they're really doing these crates and a huge database of people's contact details. Okay and they are then selling those two people and that is all apparently legal because people chose to give their information and they agreed to the terms and conditions to be marketed up soon, the I've always thought those sites you know like insurance compare sites or mortgage compare sites I. think that's exactly what a lot of them are doing. I think some of them are legitimate getting A. Lot of the deals, but they say we are sharing this with interested parties on purpose to get you the numbers you want right really have to share that information with third parties. They don't have to give you a list here. Exact people were doing because it's changing all the time and some of them might be you know very bonafide companies. Some might be shade or one of the companies which is buying this kind of information is this company get emails and what they've done is they've generated md five hashes. So check some for all of those email addresses. They reckon they got about half a billion now and they're adding about one million more every day. And they say they've also partnered with mailing lists firms so that when folks click on a Lincoln newsletter and go to website a cookie can be set computer containing that MD five check some for their email address on their computer. And so what they're able to do is when you go to the daily caller cool website or never website, which is running, get email script, they can compare the hash in the Czech some to the hash in get emails database, which they've gathered from these sites around the world and they've got all information which you filled in on that full. Yeah, that's good instincts
Meghan Markle's friends to stay anonymous in privacy lawsuit, judge rules
"In London is ruled that Megan Marchal, the Duchess of Sussex, can keep the names of five close friends secret while she brings a privacy invasion lawsuit against a British newspaper High Court judge says for the time being, at least the court to grant Meghan Markle the order that she seeks. She's currently suing the publisher of the Mail. On Sunday over articles published portions of a letter she wrote to her father. After her marriage to Prince Harry Marchal asked the judge to prohibit publishing details of her friends spoke anonymously to People magazine. Them the alleged bullying she had received from the media.
UK judge says Meghan Markle's friends can stay anonymous in privacy case
"For the Duchess of Sussex and her latest feud with the media as we hear from correspondent Tom Rivers, a high court judge says, for the time being, at least the court to grant Meghan Markle the order that she seeks. She is currently suing the publisher of the Mail on Sunday over articles published portions of a letter she wrote to her father. After her marriage to Prince Harry Marchal asked the judge to prohibit publishing details of her friends spoke anonymously to People magazine to condemn the alleged bullying she had received from the media. She argued that the friends were not parties to the case and had a basic right to privacy
Marvel's Avengers: Retailer Says Spider-Man PS4 Exclusive Listing Not Correct
"Spiderman may be exclusive to the playstation version of Marvel's avengers a since removed product blurb on the retail website based dot listing for the upcoming Marvel's avengers game noted that Spiderman would be exclusive to the playstation four version of the game and by extension the playstation five version when that releases. Andy Robinson reported on the detail for Video Games, Chronicle Dot, com, and wrote it's not clear if the marketing blurb was supplied by publisher square, inex- However the company has previously confirmed has a global marketing deal with playstation and that there would be surprises for playstation players. That story is linked in the show notes and would be undeniably pretty big surprise for playstation players. It would make sense to considering Sony's part ownership relationship with. The character Spiderman has been a weirdly important element of Sony's business for some time. Sony makes money off all Spiderman Marvel movies and the playstation three pretty much wholesale news these Spiderman Font established by these Sam Raimi's spider man films for its logo, and then of course, there is the INSOMNIAC developed Spiderman game that Sony published which performed so well that it led Sony to finally put a ring on insomniacs finger and purchased the studio.
Atari Are Back Into Consoles - Where Are They Now?
"The timing for grams at votes you toy brand from Hasbro in renamed company Atari. So, we voted the first first time from Hasbro. Rename. The company Atari whilst world in we sold his company to Hedge Fund. Around Twenty two, thousand, six, two, thousand, seven game over graduate even begin to launch a shoulder. Alive, you'll left basically in story to do things on my own so I get investing in Games. Responsible, for Fitness Games, jeeter Michael or swing visiting Zombie Games. In Game Late Twenty twelve early twenty not to Hedge Fund which at both the company from US winter in into the nation in Vail. So the edge fund itself Wendy to. In be called me back in this love with finding for bankruptcy for jobs in the US. All you're interested. So. Twenty four hours to say a do it. Forty eight hours to. Find the money to buy back in US oil handed up. Becoming, the first of the major shoulder. Over Jari in twenty realty in two guests would say one year. To extricate ourselves with the bankruptcy process. At the time, the company was doing one meet in Euros of revenue and we. Around more than thirty million euros of. Debt so. was. Even the whole. And yes, one year to basically leave bankruptcy in the US and then three years to survive three years to reboot in DC where we are today. Now too long process, but you said like threat that whole time game so is that is that painting a passion like a personal passion for you? I've always liked you know new issue in games I'm the Not of not do producer I am more than the executive producer zero are. Tried to make things happen some set. To. have to rely on teams so It's The beauty of his business inc is you know you always want you create you don't know if he's is going to work. but if you wait in the most if It is just to realize acknowledged it'd be steak. So if you kill the game early enough, you will not lose money not not too much suit against it come back. It's like four right you wanna stay at the table so don't go in. for each project because you're going to end the bust I think it's just a question of you know amid a mistake. Let's get it. Let's stop here. Don't. Business Point during the game into the market because you're GONNA lose bovine. So join me because you have to be. Arab record in the analyses and your ignorance rich of any state as if you can follow me. Something I'd love to get your thoughts on to what I've seen in bit is, is they small indie studios may make say one mobile game it'll explode it'll go huge but then they really struggled to get that follow up game. Is there a lot of pressure from these studios? Maybe they've gained investment off the back of their previous success in the being pushed like you need more than a one hit wonder. I think the win seats in never run in the studio a who is being on the publisher side of the investor side or the executive produce aside so. It's a very difficult business Tell you want I you know it's like being tennis. You have one federer you have one the dog. Thousand Meetings of. Or? So people tend to look at one. Success Rightly, I would say, but visit outs look at these guys we have invested X. and they've met in one meeting thunder. In your yet but so it's great but don't forget. You have one fitter one dollar, your nuggets of Denny spares in the world. So you have. Millions of studios but drivenow studios. We didn't make it. So you have to be very mindful of act and then I would say the of issue. With the to studio that I've found is, is guys deb's in big gain of Utah everything inside the game in before you also did some marketing daughters, your some hours. So He's what received a lot of example than you know, sad stories for studios and great stories above issues where you know. That has invested more than. Adding to the game and the students Vancouver's do better but they don't have the mind to finish Beta on investing marketing issue with somebody was the money we physically speaking up though the project. So it's very, it's a, it's a very difficult situation in. What's going to do the Tories? reconized that than trying to out drank to basically. Bring product to some products to the market, but it's very difficult to. The point is once you have the game, usually the sequel is easy because you have a young money flowing obscene. Experience situation. So you don't have enough problems on after two years or three years at you like, okay. What do we wanted to?
‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Workplace Is Under Investigation By Warner Media
"Reports of a toxic work, culture and crew furious over poor communication during the Corona virus shut down. Despite the bad reports, there have not been any direct allegations made about Ellen herself. For more on all the bad news that the Ellen Show will speak to Matt Donnelly Sr. Film writer at Variety, so essentially human resources representative for both the production company that makes Ellen just called Tele Pictures and Morning brother. It's which obviously, areas the program or distributes it have both come together and sort of pursuit of information about sort of the day to day experience for Ellen's employees, a member, we have changed the sort of reference the stories said that their goal is to ultimately create a work environment where ever wanted sort of protected. And also can sort of advance and flourish and safety, So I think it's you know, a pretty responsible move on their part, But at this point, what we know is that they're reaching out to current and former employees to discuss their experiences, where presumably will conduct as sort of a larger report about what if anything, needs to change their Now, let's talk about these two reports just to kind of see what we're working with here. Back in April, Variety reported on the treatment of crew members during the Corona virus locked down so very loosely when things initially shut down, there was crew members who were saying that we weren't really being told what was going to be the fate of our ours or our pay. And then when Ellen's resumed some sort of filming at her home, they were kind of left out of the lurch on that, too. And I guess they hired Nonunion workers to do that work instead of them. Yeah, A lot of the sources we spoke with who are familiar with the production basically say that her long term crew people have been with her sums of the entire 17 year run of the show. Just expected a better level of treatment in terms of if and when they would come back, You know, up until the moment we published a report that Legacy crew was told to sort of expect dramatically reduced compensation, even though the show of going on filming at the normal rate, so I think a lot of people thought sort of betrayed in away by mixed messages, especially for someone who's banner. Heather staying for her jealous to be kind, and some say this is very difficult situations, obviously, in the confusion and chaos of the Corona virus pandemic that hidden in some ways, it makes sense. Maybe hire those non union workers because they have to do something, maybe things that the union might not have agreed for their workers, depending on safety, and all that, So sometimes those things make sense. But they were just saying that They weren't even afforded that choice or whatnot. Of course. Yeah, I think it was a lack of transparency that really got people. And yes, you know, Krone viruses cause such a dramatic ripple effect how we do or more specifically how we don't do production at the moment. So, yeah, the union might have to look the other way occasionally on getting some people back to work instead of, you know, sort of a massive sun town. But again, I think it was that sort of lack of care. That really got to some long term employees. Yeah, and the pay was also an issue. I know. They told them you're gonna get reduced hours or reduced Pay that way. But shortly after you guys posted your story, then it started coming out. Well, well, they're going to get paid their full amount. They're full pay all that stuff. I think that the production sort of realised, But the right thing to do was especially because if you follow the logic through if they were taking the same amount of episodes, that means that this is going into syndicated viewership and selling the same amount of advertising No one's really losing money on the end. It's just obviously out of an abundance of caution here to figure out how to actually make the show. But you know again, and I think Hollywood is a town that when your staff looks the way that l Inez and you've got no. Ah, working family or some people put it in the over 17 years, they expect you to cover them The way they've covered. You end up with a large part of the frustration and you know another thing. That was in that same report was that you know, no one had even stepped in and said, How are you? How are your family? How is your mental house? Which I think a lot of companies, you know, including the publisher Variety. Ah, lot of people didn't do that. You know that They were here for you. If you knew Greece sources that child care if you need meditation class you any number of things to sort of band together in a really unprecedented in highly stressful time. A lot of people thought that that wasn't done and we're quite surprised. The other part of this. In mid July, Buzzfeed published a report alleging a toxic work culture there. There was an employee who said that there was some racist behavior going around and a few other things that just really made working there on the show, not really tolerable. The budget reports have sort of a spectrum of accused behavior that is troubling from to start a sort of ID on that atmosphere of intimidation and fear. You know, there was some accounts of verbal abuse their accounts of sort of, you know, an idea that overall senior leadership it Alan felt, but no, it was a privilege to work there. And anyone who might complain about sort of the emotional atmosphere. Even working conditions could just move on because they couldn't find anyone else who had died of work, Carella It's a much more serious stuff like sensitive people of color on the head from jokes about two African American females being taken for each other because they have the same hairstyle to another employee being sort of shouted down an angry and resentful because she suggested that the entire staff received diversity and inclusion training. You know all this is supported by historians. That's quite serious, especially, I would say in the world we live in, which is a post me to world and if you even look at what's been happening in this country in the past two months There is it's incredibly justifiable demand for a lack of this toxicity and for transparent, clear on how we're all treating each other at work. Not one thing that I found interesting is that there is no specific
News Corp: Rupert Murdoch's son James quits company
"Is severing ties with News Corp the publishing half of his family's media empire. Rupert Murdoch's younger son stepped down from the company board today, citing disagreements over quote, certain editorial content and quote. Other strategic decisions. News Corp's titles include The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and the publisher HarperCollins, as well as media in the UK and Australia. To talk about
Interview With Steve Gorman
"All right. It's attorney trunk I gotTa Tell, you. I get so many rock auto biography sent my way, and some of them are good. Some of them not so good. Some of them. I start reading I, put down Mike I'm good with that, and this one was as they say in the business, the proverbial page Turner, I was absolutely riveted by this book I. Loved It from start to finish. I couldn't put it down. Down I know it's been out for a little bit but you can always get the word out. Still this book is called hard to handle the life and death of the Black Crowes and it is written by the Black Crowes Drummer. Steve. Gorman who joins me right now Steve Pleasure to talk to you. Thanks for taking the time to do this. You know I find that. Promote books real hard like the first couple of weeks that they're out, and then some people get around to reading them late like I do. So it never hurts to give it another spin. So I appreciate you taking the time. Oh. Man. No worries. Thank you I. I, never looked at it as a You know it's not a single for radio. You know what I mean I. I don't know when I don't have my second book started yet. But not exactly like I'm hurrying through this. What now this? I. Think I got one book in May and this is it. So I'll be talking about for a while. Well, you had told me just before we started rolling the recording here that this book when you actually wrote, it was originally more than double the amount of patients that came out. Close to three times, actually, it was Well, I guess the three fifty and I turned in just under nine fifty. So yeah, two and a half times at least. And it. Was it was it was it was great. 'cause I my deadline Halloween of eighteen and I turned it in on that day. Not One day soon and I sent it in for the publisher and he wrote back immediately like how man great work you did. It congratulations. That's awesome and ten minutes later after it open, the file is next email was what the fuck is this. What's wrong with you? What are you crazy like I didn't think about things like this. For example, the cost of printing a nine hundred page book. He goes. What do you want to sell a book for eighty dollars and I was like oh? Yeah. That's how this work. It's not unlike record. Basically, I wrote a triple album out of the gate and he was like, yeah, too much too much. Well, you could have done. Well, here's the thing for me like you. So hearing that is having done a couple books myself. Not An autobiography I'm still working on that, but having done a few I know about that editing process and it could be agonizing as an author because you feel like everything you put in, there is really good and should be included and is a big part of the story. So did you leave it to them to do the tough cuts or did you have to dig into it and really do some self editing? Well Eddie to that point. I. Believe I'm the first person who said this is nine hundred and fifty pages of pure gold. Yeah Now, we'll see that's my partner. Steven Hyden the simplest way to describe what he did. With I. I wrote the songs and he produced the album and what I mean by that, we got together ahead of time and we just established the timelines together like I. We talked it through. I have a very linear chronological memory and we started with me moving to Atlanta and he just led me like breadcrumbs through the whole story and we. It was just conversations where we recorded by cowling of the the art like this happened this, the the met them and. So I had. So we put together like forty chapters of my my audio breadcrumbs for me to venues to go right the story, keep me on a on a linear path in writing. And so that was hugely important and then, but I went I wasn't wrote the thing, and then when it was all said and done as I was finishing chapters, I'd son the Stephen. and. He was aware of the fact as I was writing it this way longer than anybody's expecting and probably longer than any was gonNA. WanNa publish. So in his mind, he was I think already. Paying attention to the overall narrative arc and looking at things that don't necessarily move the story along, they might be funny or they might be crazy, but they don't. Keep the momentum going. So he had a really good overview from the minute I finished already in his head of what he thought could probably come out if need be and that was hugely important for me because when they told me go away and edit it you know the editor said I'm not gonNA edit this. You'll hate me why you guys gotTA. GotTa take the first path and so Steven Hyden was huge and that because he was able to speak to me talking me off of my perch of, but this is a blockbuster brilliant book. You know and he said, no, hang on the pitch stories are great. But four of them are all of similar. You know what? I mean. They're telling the same. In the grand scheme of things, you're kinda repeating themes and the reader doesn't need the readers. You know, give the reader credit. They know who the characters are real soon and they get your humor they get. Stuff deprecating, you don't have to keep going to those wells, blah blah blah, but he was instrumental in making me see. Where we go and I mean, it could have been edited a million different ways. But we came to this one really pretty quickly. You know I mean within a month or two. We had basically what you're reading, and then it was a matter of just the copy editing, which is where you pick every sentence apart. Make sure that the ten. Grammar. Jerk. You know I'm a real nerd for that stuff. So I I actually enjoyed. Tearing, apart, my own stream of consciousness writing and making sure the verb tenses. All matched up and all that kind of stuff.
"publisher" Discussed on Science Friction
"The confusion between the open access publishing movement and predatory journals is perhaps for another edition of the show. It's controversial you say. Both charge authors to publish their pipers. Instead of slugging raiders all subscribe as with phase so the open access argument for that is that opens up scientific knowledge. Like never before I phrase it up from behind traditional gentle pie walls but some believe these author pies model creates inherent conflict of interest and that predatory traded treat publishes of taking advantage of that in order to build prophets and taking advantage of scientists to who had desperate to get published in the publish. This you'll perish culture of science. Some of them are taking up the offer because they're being tricked by the predatory publishers. And that's why I use the term predatory because they're preying on them. They're they're preying on their weaknesses that people need to get published so people are earning degrees. People are getting promotions at universities. People people earning tenure in some cases based on a publications in low quality fake predatory journals that don't conduct any peer review and have have almost no settling at all they accept everything and we've also learned that Pharmaceutical companies are publishing their research to justify the the efficacy of their new medicines are using predatory journals to do that as well. What do you think the key drivers of the predatory journal Sane has been? It's easy easy money. As Jeffrey bills blacklist of predatory journals grew in influence as did. His reputation publishes publishes and others pushed back angrily at him at his criteria for inclusion on the least at his lone ranger approach at his singular antagonism some of open access publishing some went straight to his universities ladyship to attack his credibility and he became a kind of hybrid of hero in. I'm Tara how did his university respond for the most part for the first few years they were supportive of me and the legal office did help me. It is some tricky situations you know that I had gotten in because of the threats from the publishers but towards the end I think they grew weary of me a and the support decreased. Did you ever receive pressure to shutdown. You'll blog from your university. I received a pressure but it wasn't pressure to shut shut down the blog. Things became increasingly uncomfortable towards the end before I retired I retired a year ago. Did it become uncomfortable. The university he did that some things I used to have an office and they took me out of an office and put me into a cubicle. They hired a new person to work in the library. He had two years of library experience and they made him be my supervisor. And you know part of Predatory publishing there's a broader context to it. There's a social movement behind open access publishing. A lot of people want to kill off the traditional publishers and had them all replaced with open access journals so that everybody throughout the world connects us all published research and it's a very Left wing social movement. And so the person that came in as my supervisor was among among those people and so we had strikingly kingly different ideologies about scholarly publishing so. That was way that they were pressured. Me Why did you shut down bills least in in. I think it was two thousand seventeen. Taint it has reincarnated with anonymous editors in some sense to protect themselves from what you went through. But why did you decide to shut it down. Well in January worry of that year I learned that the university was working with one of the publishers on my list and the results of that was that the university initiated a research. I misconduct investigation against me and I knew I hadn't engaged any research. Misconduct myself because research misconduct means means of falsification fabrication or plagiarism. By definition and I knew I hadn't done any of that yet they started this case against me and I felt very stigmatized pies by it and that kind of sealed it for me with the university I take another action against me and now here was something major. A research misconduct case. And that's why I decided to stop the list. What was the outcome of that case the outcome in July of twenty seventeen was snow? Research misconduct found that. Make you feel it made me feel horrible. I felt like my own university that I worked at for seventeen years. I was turning against me and I felt stigmatized and I felt like I really can continue the work. And that's why I shut down the blog and the lists you. I think that was a trigger for that action. Sure it was the publisher that they worked with was a big one and the predatory Tori publishers. The ones that are doing really well are rich. They have lots and lots of money. They can hire lawyers to go after people and they can organiz well. And there are several very large very successful predatory publishers out there and and they have a lot of power and they. We'll go after anybody who threatens their income was that publisher the publisher was frontiers. So you'd assist them to be a predatory publisher and yeah and I had lots of evidence from stuff that they had published. They published an article about Chem trails in the Sky Cam conspiracy theory yeah. They published an article about that which they quickly retracted. After I wrote a blog post about it. They they published an article saying that. HIV doesn't cause AIDS. So I had lots of lots of solid evidence that they weren't really conducting Valla Peer Review. I mean that's bad science. It's not necessarily making them and predatory publisher plenty of crap lanes in good journals But it gets gets retracted and publishing junk. Science is one of the criteria that I use to evaluate publishers. I mean you're if you submit at an article to a publisher thinking it's good publisher when they're publishing crap science poor science that is a type of predation against honest researchers. They don't want to be associated shared with junk science a spokesperson for the University of Colorado Denver. Where Jeffrey held a tenured faculty position would not comment on any research misconduct misconduct investigation but tolls friction that the university quote defended and supported Professor Bills Academic Freedom to pursue predatory publishing as part of? He's scholarship.
"publisher" Discussed on Science Friction
"By a bunch of other scientists and so it should. That's it's peer review. It's designed to Cape Science rigorous experiments well-designed the results real usable and reproducible. Many predatory regionals site. They conduct peer review. That in fact most of them don't do appear review they go through the motions of period view. They might have like a stock appear of you that they use for every paper that's submitted and basically the papers are accepted in just published almost immediately as soon as the invoices paid and so pure review view is it's it's a fundamental component of how honest journals carry out their business of looking at manuscripts and seeing seeing whether they're fatally flawed or whether they can be improved and whether they're acceptable for publication dive. Moa Is Director of the Center for Gen in a Lola at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute at the University of Ottawa. Hey and colleagues. Just hosted a global summit on predatory journals because they what a building consensus Ivo what they are and how to shut them down. So is these sorts of behaviors and many other behaviors that are not trustworthy. Jiffy deal when something is published in a scholarly journal that doesn't represent validated science. Then then it pollutes the whole scientific record and can't build on junk science or if you do the future science isn't real science either On science fiction. ABC Iran with Natasha. Mitchell we're looking at predatory publishes and the threat. They pose to science scholarship in truth so back to science journalist John by Hannah. And he's sting operation own predatory journals. mm-hmm you wrote a fake paper. In fact you you actually wrote a computer program to write hundreds of spoof papers yeah actually. It spat out thousands. I ended up only needing hundreds. He's computer program changed the authors affiliations specific chemicals cancer cells and other ingredients have. He's experiment but the funding was pretty much the same and this study was potentially. We'll changing. Yes it was a thrill cure cancer at this John. I was basically claiming that this chemical that I found in this little lichens little plant. Plant like creature was able to kill cancer cells in solution. So you know in principle could inject stuff into your blood like you doing chemotherapy be and it would hopefully kill off the cancer cells and I had these very impressive charts showing the results very impressive. Yeah at face value. The Piper hype is sanded convincing but they will all seed in with glaring eras and this would take literally one minute just one glance really of any reasonable double science who was doing peer review of this paper. You just look at the numbers represented this charts and they just make no sense at all. Just don't make any sense. And the design of his experiment experiment that was fatally flawed too. I mean these are the kind of mistakes that highschool stupid mic like these. This isn't even college level. Mistakes this is just like the biggest most most embarrassing scientific mistake imagine. This isn't subtle stuff and then John Wind even further. I just wanted to like bring it to the next level so at the ended the paper. I have the authors say that you know the next thing we're going to do is test this in humans which to any reviewer should be the biggest red flag I mean aside from the fact that science it looks like completely junk. That's just completely unethical. Then he targeted generals suspected to be predatory including two run by ex scrape one cold medicinal chemistry another biology amid a season of eight months. He submitted ten pipers awake. And what happened. Next is incredible incredible. Any reasonable publisher should have looked at that. Paper said not in no way on that publishing this a lot of journals. Dd Saturday status. Give us give us the very murray doc stats well. The darkest of dark stats is that sixty percent of the publishers accepted my article. So did any any of those sixty percent ask you to make any kind of amendments almost never when they did it it involved formatting trivial changes often they would it asked me to add citations two papers that they'd published which is also really not a good practice but now they almost never did any substantial review an even in the few exceptions that DDP to conduct some kind of Scientific Peer Review Jones paper was often accepted anyway. I even after a damning review. What's more to mainstream totten's of Science Publishing Elsevier and sage court out not much to their embarrassment? Yeah it was grim. That was not a great day for Scientific Publishing and so over. The course of that experiment took months to finish. I just sort of got more and more pessimistic about the publishing world. It really changed my view of the whole industry that I was part of some people who a had been caught up in this thing did contact me afterwards. In fact we got at least one angry letter to the editor from one of these journals that got caught with its pants down but I don't have that much sympathy for them because they had the one job. You know if you're the editor of a journal all you gotTa do is withhold the integrity of the journal and clearly weren't doing that some editors of the more reputable journals I think expressed a sense of betrayal of trust and I wonder what you'll response constant. Oh Yeah Yeah. Absolutely everyone craft all over the whole thing. How else would they have reacted? It was basically like taking the giant dump on their entire world. A couple of editors lost their jobs but considering that they had jobs that a fake journal. I I don't see that it's such a big loss. So he's a handful of us now. In the industry the Predatory publishing industry has not gone away has not left silence infect all indications that it has grown massively strong if you carried out the sting operation again. What do you think might happen? Oh I think the picture would probably be worse if I were to do it again though. I'll tell you what I would do. Is I would send a sample papers to the the publishers who have the more traditional model as well It kind of amazed me that this whole problem that I uncovered was dismissed by many for the simple fact that I hadn't also submitted fake papers to different kinds of journals at so they felt like they were being unfairly picked mcdon- so so did some people in the open access publishing movement and it's a passionate movement. Did they think that you had unfairly. Targeted them in particular. Oh yeah absolutely. They dragged through the mud. It was really unpleasant cleaning shells for the traditional scientific publishing world which is hilarious. If if you've known me at all it's really quite the opposite. I'm quite an advocate for open access everything but whatever it's fine science journalist John Vo Hanan.
"publisher" Discussed on Science Friction
"This is an ABC podcast Sir. Science Fiction Hey on the Tesha Mitchell. Welcome search this week. The pursuit of a Predator as a reporter. You you get all kinds of of little suggestions. Tips complaints yes. And you can't deal with them all. This one intrigued me. I had started to hear about similar complaints and sort of once. You hear enough of of them. The signal adds up. You think. Maybe there's a story here. What was I seeing? What what the clues that? That major smell a rash. I was a researcher myself. I was a faculty librarian at my university and I did a research probably starting five six years ago I I was always looking for publishing opportunities. I started getting letters and I started to receive these emails. Sort of saying extremely nice. Nice things to me that basically said call for Paper Journal Editors Wanting Me To submit my manuscript to their journal and they had lots of grammatical errors in addition to that one in the emails and then generally speaking editor. I don't say very nice things about you and they don't typically they don't write to you and ask you to submit a manuscript. Will you ever tempted to submit. No no I mean I'm a clinical epidemiology in some of these journals were literally from Soil Science Right. Why would somebody from soil science be asking me and saying Nice things about me? They wouldn't no me from anywhere he's smell. I did maybe several but that rash or several thousand rats via now well and truly on the loose predatory publishes and the predatory journals have become a mega industry global in reach ending ending destructive potential. In fact you're going to hear from someone who believes that this industry represents the biggest threat to science since the inquisition Shen the. US Federal Court recently ordered one of the biggest of these companies to pay up over fifty million US dollars. Only international headquartered voted in Hyderabad in India but also operating in the US claims to publish hundreds of scientific and medical journals. It was found to employ deceptive business practices essentially entrapping scientists to other publishing their journals or participate in conferences. So does the ruling site. bye-bye predatory publishes. Well let's see if Any of that money actually moves anywhere. It's not clear with a mix ex-group will cough up that fifty million dollars which is an estimate of how much the company made from customers over a six-year period or whether it will appeal. We sent a list list of questions to its representatives but yet to receive a reply but it is nice clear message to all the Sake Journal. Publishers of the world that they're being watched touched and there could be consequences. John Bohannon a science journalist and now director of science at an artificial intelligence startup in San Fran called primer. They didn't basically slipping under the radar and using American Canadian and European banks to move money millions of dollars of money from elicit gains. So this court ruling basically makes extremely inconvenient to do now. Joan was asked to present evidence in the case brought against the annex group by the US Federal Trade Commission because he'd had an unusually Hansa with the publisher so mix was one of hundreds of publishers offers. That I tested in sting operation. I wrote some computer code to generate thousands of very bad scientific papers. And what happened next these kind of legendary in science circles back in two thousand twelve John was reporting for the Journal. Science and the expression expression predatory journals wasn't in common news There was a guy named Jeffrey. You who was probably the only person around making a big stink about this and trying to actually Shine a light on it. It was very very bold effort. He had something called feels list or at least it became known as beal's list. My name is Jeffrey Bill. And I'm a retired academic librarian from the University of Colorado Denver professor. Beal beal's blacklist fame and a climb and Notaro He was the first to coin. The phrase predatory journals the Journal. Publishers hated being malysz because it stigmatizes them and meant that their income was decreased. Most of the predatory publishers are predatory not only in their publishing but in just the way they operate in general and they would use the heckler's actors veto. They would call the library director and complain about me and they would try to annoy people at my university as much as possible in order to manipulate those people at the university to make me stop the list so that their complaints would stop. I also received several threats of legal action including think it was in twenty twelve international threatened to sue me for one billion dollars one billion dollars. It was just a threat what I learned from it is that you can basically basically pay an attorney five hundred dollars in all right a threatening letter so they they did that but they never followed through with. It was never introduced in any court personal consequences consequences for Jeffrey of running. That black least were immense. And I'll come back to that. One estimate suggests that there are at least eight thousand predatory journals. This is just one publisher of many. But Jeffrey Bill provocatively calls it. The Evil Empire of Predatory Publishing I stand Dan by that statement and what they do is. They've really hurt a lot of people. You know the scholarly publishing system works on the honor system and people operate in good faith but oh mix international has has totally broken all that down. They use a lot of spamming to solicit article manuscripts from researchers they have journal titles that match the titles of respected journals. Usually one word off enough to confuse people that might be the respected journal in the `field they will at People's names to their editorial boards without the person's permission people from top universities top researchers in the field and they'll use their identity to promote the journal and when the person finds out about it and ask them to remove their name. They don't remove it they just leave it there because they're operating operating from foreign country. There's really nothing you can do about it and especially prey on young researchers in emerging researchers researchers who don't speak English as their first language it's not just scientists from developing countries that are targeted although that easing acknowledged problem clinical epidemiologist. David Mo- assays the crosses reaches into some of America's most delayed institutions including Harvard in an analysis that we did where we looked at a close to two thousand thousand articles published in Predator journals. We found that actually the most frequent corresponding authors were from what we would call first. World countries countries would lots of money and lots of resources that is troubling very very troubling because it suggests that at these institutions authors may not Be Aware of predatory journals and we need to obviously ramp up some educational activities. People think that they're sending the manuscript to a legitimate respected journal. When it's really just a phony dough mix international journal and then they quickly accept the paper without any peer review and then send them an invoice and at that point the authors realized that something is wrong because There was really no peer reviewed done yet. The papers accepted and they have this two thousand dollars invoice that comes through email and the olmecs demanding payment. Most of them asked to withdraw the paper when they realized that they've been duped. But then oh mix says has you can't withdraw your paper unless you pay US withdrawal fee. An often than olmecs will publish the article quickly and one of their journals and then and they can't submit it anywhere else. Because that would be duplicate submission it would be publishing the same article twice. which is something not supposed to do that? Nothing about predatory regionals. He's what he's supposed to happening science as John Bowen discovered when he sent them a taste. Yes yeah so I just wanted some data. It's frustrating to have such an enticing story of you know bad actors that Potentially Ricky and millions of ill gotten dollars dollars and not get some data to find out if it's true so we appear stay in molecular biology from Oxford oppy slave. He plotted an experiment which was pretty straightforward. And the idea in a nutshell is if I submit a really and I mean truly bad scientific paper to your journal title and you accept it with no sign of any peer review and you ask me for money then you're you're a fake journal publisher. Yeah John Wanted to test how easy it was to get published in a predatory journal it can usually take many months years even to get a pipe into a reputable scientific journal. And even then it's not a given. That's partly because of what's called Peer Review essential to the scientific process. So you do an experiment. You brought it up reporting your results. Submitted to a journal and then it gets pulled to shreds.
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"The confusion between the open active publishing movement and predatory journals eased perhaps for another edition of the show it controversial you both charge authors to publish their pipers. Instead of plugging raiders subscribe with phase. So the open access document for that. Is that opened up on knowledge like never before afraid that up from behind traditional general pie walls but come believe the orthopedic model creates an inherent conflict of interest and that prey traded tree publishes of taking advantage of that in order to build prophet and the taking advantage of gone to who are desperate to get published in the publish. This you'll perish culture at dying. Some of them are taking up the offer because they're being tricked by the predatory publishers. And that's why I use the term predatory because they're preying on them. They're they're preying on their weaknesses that people need to get published so people are earning degrees. People are getting promotions at universities. People people are earning tenure. In some cases based on a publications in low quality fake predatory journals that don't conduct any peer review and have almost no settling at all they accept everything and we've also learned that Pharmaceutical companies are publishing their research to justify the the efficacy of their new medicines are using predatory journals to do that as well. What do you think the K.? Drive is of the predatory journal Sane has been. It's easy easy money. Jeffrey Built Blackley to all of predatory journals grew in influence as did his reputation. Publish publishes the now the push back angrily at him at criteria for inclusion on the lease at Lone ranger approach at he denora antagonism them of open active publishing some went straight to he'd universities Ladyship to attack your credibility and he became a kind of hybrid of hero in. I'm Tara how did he university respond for the most part for the first few years they were supportive of me and the legal office did help me. Could I have some tricky situations you know that. I had gotten in because of the threats from the publishers but towards the end I think they grew weary of me A.. And the support decreased. Dav receive pressure to shut Daniel blog from your university. I received the pressure but it wasn't pressure to shut shut down the blog. Things became increasingly uncomfortable towards the end before I retired I retired a year ago. Did it become uncomfortable. The university he did that some things I used to have an office and they took me out of an office and put me into a cubicle. They hired a new person to work in the library. He had two years of library experience and they made him be my supervisor. And you know part of Predatory publishing there's a broader context to it. There's a social movement behind open access publishing. A lot of people want to kill off the traditional publishers and had them all replaced with open access journals so that everybody throughout the world connects us all published research and it's a very Left wing social movement. And so the person that came in as my supervisor was among among those people and so we had strikingly kingly different ideologies about scholarly publishing. So that was way a pressured. Me Why did you. Shutdown bills leaked in in two thousand seventeen taint it has reincarnated with anonymous editors income since to protect themselves from what you went through. But why did you decide to shut it down. Well in January array of that year. I learned that the university was working with one of the publishers on my list and the results of that was that the university initiated a research. I misconduct investigation against me and I knew I hadn't engaged any research. Misconduct myself because research misconduct means means of falsification fabrication or plagiarism. By definition and I knew I hadn't done any of that yet they started this case against me and I felt very stigmatized passed by it and that kind of sealed it for me with the university. I you know take another action against me and now here was something major research misconduct case. And that's why I decided to stop the list. What was the outcome of that case the outcome in July of twenty seventeen was snow? Research misconduct found at that. Make you feel it made me feel horrible. I felt like my own university that I worked at for seventeen years. I was turning against me and I felt stigmatized and I felt like I really can continue the work. And that's why I shut down the blog and the lists you you think that builds leaked with attributes of that action. Sure it was a publisher that they worked with was a big one and the predatory Tori publishers. The ones that are doing really well are rich. They have lots and lots of money. They can hire lawyers to go after people and they can organiz well. And there are several very large very successful predatory publishers out there and and they have a lot of power and they we'll go after anybody who threatens their income publisher the publisher was frontiers. So you just ask them to be predatory publisher. Yeah Yeah and I had lots of evidence from stuff that they had published. They published an article about Chem trails in the Sky Cam conspiracy theory yeah. They published an article about that which they quickly retracted. After I wrote a blog post about it. They they published an article saying that. HIV doesn't cause AIDS. So I had lots of lots of solid evidence that they weren't really conducting Valla Peer Review Diet. It's not necessarily making them a predatory publish plenty of crap lanes up in good journals But it gets gets retracted and publishing junk. Science is one of the criteria that I use to evaluate publishers if you submit in an article to a publisher thinking it's good publisher when they're publishing crap science poor science that is a type of predation against on researchers. They don't want to be associated shared with junk science. And for the University of Colorado Dame Vera. Where Jeffrey held a tenured faculty position would not comment on any research? Misconduct misconduct investigation but told not friction that the university quote defended and supported perfect to build academic freedom to do predatory publishing part of scholarship..
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"You don three. IB Theory and with main attaches Mitchell. We're looking at predatory publishes and the threat. They poke dawn. Goal is sheep in truth so back took don gentlest John by Hannah. And he's Sting Operation Own Predatory Journal mm-hmm. You wrote a psych paper in fact you you actually wrote a computer program to write hundreds of pipers. Yeah actually it spat out thousands. I ended up only needing hundreds. He's computer program changed the authors affiliations chemicals Chantelle and other ingredients fairmont but funding was pretty much time and the world potentially will changing. Yeah it was a thrill Cuba Canada. John I was basically claiming that this chemical that I found in this little lichens little plant plant like creature was able to kill cancer. Cells in solution. So you know in principle you could inject this stuff into your blood like you. Doing chemotherapy be and it would hopefully kill off the cancer cells and I had these very impressed with charts showing the results very impressive. Yeah it fights value the pipe hypoc standard convicting but they will all dated with glaring eras. And this would take literally one minute just one glance really of any reasonable title science. Who was doing peer review of this paper you just look at the numbers representing this charts and they just make no sense at all? Just don't make any sense and the design if the experiment that was fatally flawed too. I mean these are the kind of mistakes that high school stupid make like these. This isn't even college mistakes. This is just like the biggest most most embarrassing scientific mistake imagine. This isn't subtle stuff and then John Wind even I just wanted to like bring it to the next level so at the into the paper I have the authors say that you know. The next thing we're going to do is test. This humans which to any reviewer should be the biggest red flag I mean aside from the fact the science it looks like completely junk. That's just completely unethical. Then he targeted general predatory including two run by tape one cold medicinal chemistry another biology amid the eight-month he admitted ten pipers awake and what happened. Next is incredible incredible. Any reasonable publisher should have looked at that paper and said not in no way on that publishing this a lot of journals. Dd Yes it gives us the very murray doc stats well. The darkest of dark stats is that sixty percent of the publishers accepted. My article did any any of those sixty percent off to you to make any kind of amendments almost never when they did it it involved. Formatting trivial changes often they would asked me to add citations two papers that they'd published which is also really not a good practice but now they almost never did any substantial reviews and even in the Buick that DDP to conduct some kind of Conduct Peer Review John Piper with open accepted. Anyway I even after a damning review. What more to mainstream todd and the publishing L. V. and Daij court out not much to their embarrassment? Yeah it was grim. That was not a great day for Scientific Publishing and so over. The course of that experiment took months to finish. I just sort of got more and more pessimistic about the publishing world. It really changed my view of the whole industry that I was part of some people who a had been caught up in the sting did contact me afterwards effect. We got at least one angry letter to the editor from one of these journals. Yeah that got caught with its pants down but I don't have that much sympathy for them because they had the one job. You know if you're the editor of journal all you gotTa do is withhold the integrity of the journal and clearly weren't doing that as of the more reputable journals a betrayal of trust and. I wonder what you'll respond CANETTI's Oh yeah. Yeah absolutely everyone craft all over the whole thing. How else would they have reacted? It was basically like taking the giant dump on their entire world. A couple of editors lost their jobs but considering that they had jobs that a fake journal. I I don't see that it's such the big loss so it either a handful of us now. In the industry the Predatory publishing industry has not gone away has not left. Scott team fact all indications that it has grown Mac. Delay going strong. If you carried out the sting operation again. What do you think? Oh I think the picture would probably be worse if I were to do it again. Though I'll tell you what I would do is I would Send a sample papers to the the publishers. Who have the more traditional model as well it? It's kind of amazed me that this whole problem that I uncovered was dismissed by many for the simple fact that I hadn't also submitted fake papers to different kinds of journals at so they felt like they were being unfairly picked picked on the people in the Nexus Publishing Movement and Compassionate Movement. Did they think that you had unfairly. Targeted them in particular. Oh yeah absolutely they drag me through the mud. It was really unpleasant claiming that I'm Michelle's for the traditional scientific publishing world which is hilarious if if you've known me at all it's really quite the opposite. I'm quite an advocate for open access everything but whatever it's fine God's gentlest John Bohannon.
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"Publisher is teetering on bankruptcy and now they're skipping a payment some pensioners which I know is making a lot of people will have to make a lot of people nervous absolutely right the threat of not receiving a paycheck would certainly keep many folks up at night absolutely but I don't think anybody within McClatchy's all that surprised I mean everybody's been pretty aware of the financial issues with the company yeah I think you're absolutely right this isn't you know new news in terms of the financial troubles but gambling on the last yeah I know absolutely and and what's important to know is that there's two separate pension plans one is designed for executives that's the plan that's been frozen so the pension payments for twenty twenty will most likely not go out to the folks who were a part of their executive benefit plan but the general pension which would affect most employees as long as they work are were higher before two thousand nine that pension is protected by the pension benefit guaranty corporation okay there is some support there on the back and however the benefit payments may be less than we were promised under the McClatchy plan well it wouldn't be had altogether surprising given their financial situation yeah and so just know that that benefit that the pension benefit protection is a non taxpayer funded actually funded by employers so employers when they they'd put a pension plan in place they have to pay insurance premiums in the okay I'll get that was like an F. T. I see thing or thing that makes taxpayers feel a bit better yeah exactly or not yeah exactly so outside of that market opened lower on Friday based on U. S. Iran conflict and looks like stocks are starting to come up from the lows of the morning currently the Dow was down two hundred and thirty five points at twenty thousand six thirty two SMP lower by twenty two points at thirty to thirty five while the nasdaq is lower by seventy gold up twenty five dollars as of money is flowing into safer assets at fifteen fifty three an ounce oil also spiking sixty three dollars a barrel the ten year bond yield one point eight one percent alright John thank you very much appreciated there's a new report shows a police in California are more likely to stop black drivers than any other drivers black drivers in the state were stopped by police at nearly three times the per capita rate of whites and were also searched three times as often California's racial and identity profiling advisory board also reports that black people were more likely to be arrested and stopped at night all right the internet is freaking out over one rockstars serial habit of fine sounds like a strange story I know but we had to bring it to you because people are talking about it let's get more from ABC's Jason that Nathanson your.
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"Back customers from storefronts to websites for Mobile APPs to chat windows. It's their world and they don't just want help. They WanNa feel your company is connected. Did to them perfectly magically fortunately salesforce. The world's number one customer relationship management solution can help. Our technology puts customers at the the center of everything. You do connecting marketing. Sales Service ECOMMERCE in beyond on a single platform salesforce brings customers and companies together learn more at salesforce dot dot com slash. Daily does anybody think the media is honest. Does anybody think they're totally corrupt in dishonored since we spoke with AG Salzburger in February about his meetings with President trump the president has amplified his attacks on the press. We have a fake breasts. We have a phony press. We have freedom of the press in this country. We have a phony. I don't even use fake anymore. I call the fake news now corruptors because fake isn't tough enough. They have become. The media has become totally only unhinged. These are bad people. They're sick people and their corrupt that crazy New York Times one of the worst newspapers. What are the most dishonest newspapers in the history history alone totally phoning corrupt media in this country and it surely is the enemy of the people? Thank you very much. Thank you In September Salzburger delivered a speech at Brown University about how trump's combative rhetoric had in bold and repressive regimes. Just as souls Burger had warned the president that it might around the globe a relentless campaign is targeting adding journalists because of the fundamental role. They play in ensuring a free and informed society. In that speech souls Pirker shared the previously untold story of a phone call that the Times received from a US government official two years earlier warning of the imminent arrest of a Times reporter order in Egypt. Aimed Declan Walsh though. The news was alarming. The call was actually fairly standard. Over the years we've received countless such warnings from American diplomats laments military leaders and national security officials. But this particular call took a surprising and distressing turn. We learned that the official was passing along this warning without the knowledge or permission of the trump administration rather than try to stop the Egyptian government or assist the reporter the official believe the trump administration intended to sit on the information and let the arrest be carried out the official feared punishment for for even alerting us to the danger unable to count on our own government to prevent the arrest or to help free declan if you were imprisoned and return to his native country Ireland for help within an hour for Irish diplomats had traveled to declins house and safely escorted him to the airport report before a forces could detain him and we hate to imagine what could have happened. Had that brave official not risk their career to alert us the threat eighteen months later another of our reporters David Kirkpatrick arrived in Egypt was detained and deported in apparent retaliation for exposing information. That was embarrassing to the Egyptian government when we protested the move a senior official at the US embassy in in Cairo openly voice the cynical worldview behind the trump administration's tolerance for such crackdowns. What did you expect would happen to him? He said his reporting made the government.
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"The White House is just a few blocks from the bureau so maybe twenty minutes before the meeting headed onto the cold and walked over to the White House Security Maggie breeze through repeater breezed through and then it turns out that I had not been entered into the system so I found myself standing standing outside in the cold for quite some time while they decided what to do with me. And what did he do eventually some embarrassed member of the communications team came over and apologized for forgetting tantrum into the system. And I guess I passed whatever test of trustworthiness. Let's and they gave me a pass through security get in were escorted into the Oval Office US and take some seats in front of the president's desk by he walks in the room. The president shakes each of our our hands down very friendly. Would you get the letters from Chairman Kim and also the list of the things we've done for the two year your period. Are they going to be big. How you guys doing okay? Very good we had a busy day and we begin the conversation. We just had a great meeting with the Vice Premier from your China pretty early in the conversation he talks about how just moments earlier there was a group of Chinese leaders there along with the most of his cabinet for trade negotiations and and we had it set so you could walk in but were you delayed at the gate or something. What happened the he'd been very much hoping that we would see the impressive scene and wondered why we relate suspect individual into good gene? You look good at which point Sarah Huckabee Sanders had let them know that I had been blocked at the gate. You're the reason why that was the reason. Why do you have a meeting today with the US? We're getting closer So after some small talk the interview begins Meghan. Peter Start going through their long list of questions can you. You've talked about the sacrifice that this is presented presented for yourself for your family being President For Your Business. Could you ever see a point in the next year where you say you know what I don't need to do this again. I don't need to run for reelection. I don't see it because so I just gave you a list of a lot of the things we've done and this doesn't even when you have it here that's not even grab it reading material Maggie asked him whether there he's intent on running for another term Maggie. Here's the bottom. What I love doing it? I don't know if I should love it But I love doing it. He he talks about his recent phone call with the head of the Venezuelan opposition. We had a very good talk just More than anything else. I guess I. I wished him good luck. Talks about Nancy Pelosi. This is your first experience dealing with Nancy Pelosi having the gavel As the speaker do you feel that you you properly estimated her strengths do you really. I've actually always gotten along there but now I don't think I will anymore. I think Eh. She's hurting the country very badly and says he's given up on their relationship if she doesn't approve a wall the rest of it's just a waste of money and time and Energy Eh. Talks about the shutdown but based on what I hear based on what I read. They don't want to give money for the wall you know I'm building the wall you know. I'm building the world right now for the beginning the interview he seems excited and engaged almost gregarious. He's talking and superlatives and with obvious obvious excitement about the work and what he describes this accomplishments. And what are the general said. You've done more to defeat isis than any other person not even close and then as as the questions shift towards Russia has rod Rosenstein giving you any sense over the course of the last year about whether you have any exposure as you're either in or there's any concerns or whether you're a target of either Willie told told the attorneys that I'm not a subject. I'm not a target area. Area and to the Cohen Investigation clarify the trump tower Moscow proposal. Right there was this discussion and we've learned since the the last since the campaign went on longer through the campaign that we love you type of. Musk this was a very important deal. Okay this was a very good a deal. He becomes visibly more cautious arms creep up and they're now folded on his chest people that you didn't have any business is there wasn't just as needing to say peters wasn't business sir. That was a that was essentially. I had no money. Invested is sentences are growing shorter. Did you ever talk to him about wikileaks. Because that seemed to be what was never had a conversation with him though I did okay and did you ever tell him. Did you ever tell him to or other people to get in touch with him. And it's clear. He's been cautious at one point. He was visibly blee uncomfortable enough that Sarah Sanders sort of muttered under her breath next topic. His job is from an economic. You know I get a kick out of these people said Oh Rich Arab state at his hotel. And then as we've seen in previous interviews with President trump. There are a lot of interesting tangents that he'll take but I lost massive amounts of money during this. This is not for money. One of the more striking was him talking about. How everyone assumes he's making so much money and benefiting so much from being president but that actually this is one of the great losers of all time I you know? Fortunately I don't need money any assuming. The office had come at a significant financial cost and I think used some language like it's the biggest loser being president. That's right but lose. I mean the numbers are incredible so initially we had been told that the conversation would be around half an hour and a Maggie. He's been doing a great job. Bianca okay I'll I'll be in a little while like clockwork at about half an hour. His assistant came into the room and told him that time was up and He had a busy schedule. What's more important than New York Times? Okay Dow Nothing. The conversation continued like that for fully another half hour. uh-huh so a full hour On Multiple Occasions Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Isn't bill shine. Tried to interject by saying okay. Let's do one or two more questions. It but Magazine Peter Just kept right at it and president trump seems happy and interested interested to continue to answer their questions.
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"It's Friday in February. I O for the purposes of this interview. How would you like me to refer to you like in terms of your actual name but you WanNa be a G G G okay? Good did you tell me the story of what happened this past summer. Well I I had Recently been named publisher of the times and I was coming back from dinner one day and I got a email from Sarah Chris Sanders not someone had emailed me before and she asked if I could come to the White House later that week for a private off the record meeting with the president are journalists analysts are typically extremely cautious about giving off the record meetings to prominent newsmakers. But it's part of the responsibility that comes comes with being publisher to be willing to sit down across from folks who are regularly receiving coverage particularly regularly receiving tough coverage in here. If they have vigny concerns so I felt that I should accept meeting face to face with the president. I felt it was really important to raise raise some of my concerns about his increasingly strong anti press rhetoric. I also felt pretty strongly that I should bring a journalist along as well so I Brought James Bennett. My colleague who oversees the Opinion Department including the editorial page and we headed down to Washington and what happen open. James asked most of the questions as journalists in the room and then at some point I sensed a natural break in the conversation and I brought what up what I had been wanting to share with him. I said to the president. I'm increasingly alarmed by your anti press rhetoric. You know phrases like fake news. I find very troubling but I'm deeply concerned about the implication of frizzes like enemy. The people and I believe that this language is not just divisive. It's dangerous and this is all off the record so this is just a message that very much wanted to deliver to the president directly. That's right and you know it was a civil meeting. He did hear me out and at the end of the conversation after we had stood up. been were preparing to leave. He thanked us again for coming in. Turn to me pointed to his head and said you've given me a lot to think about and I really will think about it so you you leave the White House and what happens so largely nothing. I go back to work. He goes back to work and that a week. Maybe ten ten days later I'm at home. It was Sunday morning. Think I had was either changing a diaper. Just finished changing a diaper and I get a call that informs me that the president has just tweeted about our meeting some breaking news now as the New York Times goes to Washington. President Trump tweeted just a little while ago that he met with Eiji Salzburger the relatively new publisher of the New York Times at the White House. Recently tweeting vis today quote had a very good and interesting meeting at the White House with Ag Sulzberger Publisher of The New York Times. President trump continuing quote spent much time talking talking about the vast amounts of fake news being put out by the media and how that fake news has morphed into the phrase enemy of the people sad and is that your understanding of what happened in the room. No it was a gross mischaracterization of of our conversation. I mean certainly. We've had a meeting at the White House. Leave it to him to decide whether it's good and interesting. And we talked about his use of phrases like fake news and enemy of the people people but it was not a conversation which I was agreeing with those characterizations in the least so. What exactly did you do? So I grabbed my my laptop and typed out a very brief account of what actually transpired in the meeting. We issue our statement which I thought spoke look for itself and the new cycle moved on to other things and I moved on to other things and then six months later this week. I get another email from Sarah. Huckabee could be sanders. This time asking me to join the president for a private dinner at the White House And what are you thinking when you you get that invitation. I'm thinking that I can't possibly accept. This invitation. Went because I'm already reluctant about allowing people to go off the record but the notion that I would do that with someone who had so clearly violated the terms that he had requested. And that I had agreed to you a second time just felt like a non-starter to me. So you're prepared. It sounds to say no and to walk away from this opportunity. I did say no I wrote an email back which I thought was perfectly polite but also very direct saying that given what had transpired the last time we had such a meeting that I'd be unable to accept a private dinner with the president but I also added and I thought it was probably a long shot that the president isn't was willing to meet on the record with several of our journalists for an interview that I'd be happy to join and what was the response to my surprised surprised the next day they said yes. So this morning Maggie Haberman and I took the train down in DC where we met our colleague League Peter Baker and prepared for the first significant on the record interview. We've done with the president over here. And how are you thinking about this interview have you. Because you're the publisher of the Times you're not a reporter but you are going to the White House with two of the Times Star White House reporters. What exactly is this meeting in your mind? Well that's exactly right. My role in that room is very different than Maggie and Peter's Zo. Do you know when we sat down to plan it out I. I made very clear that I would leave the reporting part of the meeting entirely to them but I also also said that there were a few things that I wanted to convey to the president following up on our previous meeting essentially some unfinished business. That's tripe.
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"Business results? Gimme gimme one example. You think of publisher that this kind of partnerships, working really well for both sides. I can give a variety of different examples just. We have a long time on this stage. We have the next two hours. I think tick tock does a wonderful job from Bloomberg and just speaking to the point around how it's not just about revenue, but it's actually about supporting the broader ecosystem they've increased the amount of employees that they have inside of their company to specifically work on top. In order to bring news and journalism and breaking stories to the platform each and every day, and they're, they're customizing and creating four Twitter, which is one of the best practices that we see from the entirety of the publisher ecosystem when they're really listening to the conversations that are happening on the platform, when they're really trying to understand what people are, are interested in and then they're building concepts, when they're building content programs around that we see incredible results so that because I mean they put significant resources against that, and you were sort of launch parts on other platforms now. But I mean my understanding of it is there was some guarantee. See that they're going to make money off this because I think when I talk about the trough of disappointment. I mean like publishers like spinning Snapchat studios, and not seeing the revenue come close to the costs or, you know, even some Facebook programs Facebook, but some publishers are a little disappointed by some of those, but, like, I mean, you, you guys work together to make sure that this was not going to be a giant money, losing endeavor. So Artemiou when I love about the partnership with a lot of different publishers, is actually focused on taking also a lot of the assets and the programs that they have today and helping to bring the best of Twitter to those programs. So, for example, at the new fronts, we launched our partnership with MTV around the movie awards, and we're actually going to have a stand Cam at the award ceremony and Twitter, you're going to be able to vote on who the STAN Cam, which celebrity the stand cameras focused on, and which celebrity ultimately the STAN came is. Follow you now have an opportunity to further scale that super incredible experience that is on TV all the way through to giving people a platform and a place to have a conversation around that event or around that experience and that doesn't require taking up an entire studio. That's actually just being really thoughtful around our partnership, and the key attributes of our platform that power, the people on the platform, but also power the publisher. So you're at Facebook for several years, but then you took had a brief stint in publishing at refinery, twenty nine what did you take away from the publishing world other than go back to tech company? That's funny. So the first day of my, my first day at refinery Facebook announced the Al Gore change. And took away all the traffic to publishers that you're probably referring to. I was your I that was my first and the thing that I loved about that happening. Then is we really got to move the publisher mindset and strategy away from growth hacking, and I was talking earlier about the power of our audience. And how leaned in and receptive they are. And one of the things as we look to diversify our distribution strategy and bring people back to both the owned and operated site. But as well scale our content across social platforms, we saw the number one referral traffic coming from Twitter. And that's because people are interested in what's happening around them. This platform is not about look at me. It's about book at this, this just happened. This is interesting. And this is why they're influencers. Okay. Sara, thank you for joining me. Kills. And thank you all for listening. This episode is produced Betty song-ghil in collaboration with the team on site at the twin beach they were there. And I'll be back tomorrow with the final episode of special series. Thank you.
"publisher" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"K SFO unreleased video so Earth Day is. Let's see Earth Day is is I should know this either the twentieth of the twenty first is flat bear Lenin's birthday, whatever that is twentieth. Or twenty first. Twenty second twenty twenty sorry. My day April twenty second today. Your perfect perfect. So in in preparation for Earth Day, I'm going to be releasing a video that the video just came to my attention. If something I put together in twenty something I produced in twenty ten prior to the release of my soon to be bestseller. 'climategate a veteran meteorologist exposes the global warming scam. So I I spent a lot of money to have this video produced and the video is entitled debate meow gore. And I it's it's all that you guys be the judge of it's funny or not, I think it's hilarious. But that was the problem. I showed this to the publisher of the book and the publisher became very concerned. No, don't do don't release this. This don't don't do that. You're going to ruin your credibility. You don't please don't do this. So it was like, I don't know. I spent a few thousand dollars on this video. It was like, oh, well, okay. I guess I won't put it out there. So nobody's ever seen this. And I contacted by buddy. It's a guy used to work with channel five who put this together for me. And I said do you happen to have that video? I don't have a copy of it. And he said, oh, no, I've got it. It's one of my favorites of Senate your way. So I'm looking at this the other day, I thought no I'm putting this out there just before Earth Day. I'm definitely going to do this and. It's it is. I I'm gonna let you guys be the judge the two of you. During the course of the program all allow you to take a sneak peek who you can go to YouTube and just take a sneak peek, and if you like it, we'll let our listeners take a sneak peek, and then I'm shutting it off. Is to shut it off. And then I'll release it later this week banning himself. I need to I need feedback. I need to know. Okay. Is this the real deal? So I'm just gonna do a little teaser ru. And we'll see where it goes. I really want you to see this video. So it's it maybe it's maybe it's stupid. Maybe it's too silly. Maybe we shouldn't be doing this. But I'll let you be the judge. I love it though, nine years later, you think it's more appropriate. Well, because I think Al Gore's become such a joke in terms of this whole global warming thing. But at the same time, there's this new wave of believers, you got these young people that are just convinced it has to be for real completely brainwashed. And so I'm thinking what the heck let's let's give it a shot. I have I have nothing to lose at this point, the the books already been published the books already better bestseller, their limited copies still available out there somewhere. I mean, what is it going to do to you now? Yeah. So what? Ruin my credibility. I've ruined that myself many times. Ranking responsibility. Who cares? Going to be finished after this one really care. What people think about me? Like, you know, twenty plus years professional broadcasting history now it's done. Yeah. This is this mob. Probably be the nail in the coffin. Good for you. We got the name, Linda, coffee, go out and bury yourself. So that's good. So we'll we'll I'll let you guys know. I'm uploading it right now, and it's actually in processing mode. So when I publish it. I'll let you take a sneak peek, then you guys can determine whether our listeners are going to be able to see it just for a brief period of time this morning, and then I'll re release. It lets see the date is okay. So earth as Monday next Monday week from today all put it up probably release it if you guys like it if I get your thumbs up. I'll probably put it out there like on Wednesday. Okay. The run up to the weekend. Yeah. That's good. That's like a whistle blower Wednesday video. Anyway, might be good might be good. Okay. So we've got that for you on. Look at the thumbnail. They're pretty weird. I was gonna do custom thumbnail, but the thumbnails are already pretty hilarious. Although maybe not all that flattering. We'll see. They're really good at making those thumbnails. Just looks like complete crap. I don't know why they do that. Yeah. Yeah. So I've got three thumbnails here. Do I get to pick one that? I would like to you get to pick out your thumbnail for sure just going to do a custom. Maybe I'll do a custom of the the book the book covers climategate Nico charity that might be vast. Although sometimes a thumbnail is pretty good because. It catches the eye. Right. Yeah. That's usually the kind of click bait. Okay. I got to figure out which ones click bait. I'll let you decide Katie adjustment. Okay. We'll do that just momentarily here in case. In the meantime, let's go to Florida. Hey, Florida Bill feel here we go. This is Gabriel Malino. He lives in Miami. He.
"publisher" Discussed on The News & Why It Matters
"I mean, if that's not terrifying. The United States government having a partnership with Facebook Twitter YouTube Amazon, Google, I don't know. What is where it's going. It is. Cohn. That's on my board of the eight things that we said we were gonna watch that one. When that one happens, there's no stopping it. And it means a cage is being built for all of us. So we're banning books Amazon on this issue. We're banning books were silencing voices on the on the right? Nobody can seem to get a real answer. Now, you have the suggestion that maybe a public private partnership. No, the answer is they have to choose are. They a publisher. Or are they platform the blaze dot com, and and blaze TV is a publisher. We we look and say who's going to be a part of this. What we don't write every show where we don't look, and they don't get permission for every show. We are responsible. If they do something irresponsible we have to take action, you know, illegal or if they're doing something illegal. We try to hire the right people. Because we are responsible because we are a publisher a platform on the other hand is if the blaze said, you can post anything anytime, whatever you want it could be about movies. It could be about politics left. Right. Doesn't matter. This is the place for you to communicate. Then we would be a platform. What if I said, I'm going to kill this person? Well, that'd be able to say that no platform. No. Because you can't you can't insight of violence, and you can't insight. Anything illegal? It's not about like the person who posts it. Of course, it can get in trouble. But the actual platform unless they were seen to not be taking action. And particularly some systematic way could not necessarily be sued. If we if we were to post that on Facebook right now, it would go up until someone fly did it and got taken down. Right. Like Facebook would not be held responsible for that. Where if the blaze if they wrote an op, Ed how do I kill x y z would be held responsible because we choose our. Right. So what's what what's happened? Here is the the big Google Facebook Twitter, all of these guys they have platforms status, which means they don't they don't they're not held responsible for anything then on top of it. They say, oh, but we have a social responsibility will now you're a publisher. So the point is if you're a platform than you are a place to gather, and speak and anything could be said except stuff that's illegal, and you just have to put up with it. That's the way it is. It's free speech. The minute you become a platform. Publisher. And you're and you're also platform you're in the perfect position because you can take action about things and censor things that you don't like. Plus, you're not.
"publisher" Discussed on MonsterTalk
"The publisher in the title again is the cramps in the dark christmas yes thanks and so there's that in the in the show notes obviously great and i'm also i'm also if we we need to get the we need to get enough science for this but i'm also set to that presuming that happens to lead or a lead a crevice tour this year in austria and bavaria that sounds fantastic yeah we're going to the south berg and grozny the cities will be for the campus runs and we're doing several in those cities israeli gresley got kind of well known because there's a spectacular video that was shot like the sun's going down the snow is falling in the cameroon was just the right physician so a good catch all is just alright now our dot com and then they can also on facebook under that name and they can also go to bone and sickle dot com bone and such a troublesome phrase to us it's not an an percent in it's spelled out and there's no hyphen zor dashes it's definitely death definitely infected if you listen to me full instructions should've already signed up for it but definitely subscribed to bonus sickle because if you like monster talk you're really going to get a kick out of it it's awesome so that brings us to the final question now oh the final at the final question is yeah what's your favorite monster exactly yeah well i've given this some thought and it would be it's sort of dishonor i mean obviously wrote a book about the cramp is so that kind of my favorite monster but as i said earlier i grew up loving all different monsters it's really this is a it's not a fair question i'm going to say i'm gonna go kind of close to the cramp so and mention gonna i'm gonna nominate the hotter geiss which is another alpine monster is sometimes they call him the pet of the cramps or the pearson and it's it's a goat sort of a monstrous monster goat character there's different ways of representing him it could be he's so you'll actually see the these guys dressed occasionally see people dressed as a hobby guys that could be it could be like a pan of mine horse with two guys and this was a long neck like a giraffe neck and you might wonder why should a mom mr goat have extended long neck and the recent is one thing you find most of the parade costumes that are used is there's a spring after lated jaw that the the guys underneath operate and so this big neck is for swing out and stealing people's hats or biting people so he's very he's very intrusive wow so that's the parade the parade figure but there's also there's all these other stories the restores told about how it was like a banshee that it would appear in your feels for somebody in the house would die or other stories have it being like a half bird half go creature could sit on your chest like a like the night hag causing sleep paralysis so it's really like i'm going with that one because it's like a real multifunction monster neat it looks very cool and of course now it reminds me of black phillip from the the witch movie with that oh yeah have you seen the witch assume you have which which is the witches the pure kind of folk folklore mates hor thing that i i love l let me say i really appreciate you making the time to come join us almost monster talk i can't recommend your material enough hopefully people get that this interview and this is going to go up fast i think this will probably go up next week so i i love the cramps july title this is going to be brings people some the thoughts of cold snowy alpine crests site that should be a pretty appealing to people across the country right now doll you've been listening to munster talk the science show about munster's i'm blake smith and tonight we were in conversation with l ride nor the author of cramps in the old christmas and the host of the highly recommended podcast bone is sickle riding hours valet wilkinson was portrayed by rick gallaher and appeared by special arrangement with bonus sickle monster talk is an official podcast.
"publisher" Discussed on Digiday Podcast
"The episode so yeah what's going on with you brand do you into doing great i mean it's an how does this fit into this this fewer but bigger relationships i think it's just one of the many tools we have in the bag and i think i agree with you i mean i think we're just at this point right now where us and many other media companies i personally think i think i think you'll see this over the next year we'll go from trying to find that silver bullet narrative of the future of advertising is this and we are a services company now to just admitting that we're going to be a diverse business we're gonna we're gonna sell many different things and the business of the future frankly it will be dominated by platforms and the role of a publisher is to go in and sell ideas and that can transpire and a variety events content you name it anything that anything any place where an idea can manifest we will sell it so ads will become a smaller percentage of the overall pie inevitably well hopefully it's because we saw more subscriptions but no i don't i don't see the i see the business of future have kind of a a natural limit it's inherently not a scalable business per se doesn't have endless scale i mean unless you are one of the publishers jamming out page views and selling ads but i think it's a much more high touch business i think it's a lower margin business i frankly think it's much more fun business because you're doing really creative work and you know you're competing with the best of them out there but it's it is much different and i just i go back to your comment the margins are different the i mean just you you are adding service into the pie which is different user you're not selling a commodity right so that's a different business model still very healthy in its own as a standalone business a very healthy business particularly when you have media to package in service as a stand alone business.
"publisher" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Legal padded pledge say publisher a fireman ouster name slow gross national i'm trying to abort driverless lifts no all the fact that they say say that first and then say what's your now right that's not to your thoughts wish her good lock horns not what's her name not what's nate ladies and gentlemen love baxter violence in the morning dude uh i found my real do oh man no thank you ceo law blueberry good god no way though normal three ladies and gentlemen love back snow violence in the morning ooh dan i found my real do oh no no and i love you ceo long blueberry good and no way though nor play.
"publisher" Discussed on The ONE Thing
"This is the one thing podcasts were we teach you the surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results plenty of jeff woods i'm the vice president here at the one thing team one of the ways that we try to bring value is through our monthly one thing webinar series each month we reach out to a best selling author or some expert in their field have a live interview with them were you're able to come and join us in october we featured ray barred one of the most successful business publishers of all time he also happens to be the publisher of the one thing you also have israel published the best selling sales book of all time the little red book of selling bray and i had a conversation about what does it take to really right a best seller now for you who's listening to this this goes away deeper than just writing a bestselling book which we know many of you have an interest in you're also going to get inside of raise blind which he is a marketing genius you're going to your all of the things that he looks for before ever putting pen to paper or writing that first word this applies to your business to the products or services you create is absolutely an incredible episodes so many people reached out after saying they loved it that we knew we had to share it with you here on the podcast the quick side note ray has just launched another bestseller called fired up selling it is a quote book for sales people so if you're the type of person who loves to find inspirational quotes bray put together an incredible book called fired up selling which you can get on amazon dot com with that let's get in to our monthly webinar with ray barred.
"publisher" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"But why young adults young adults i remember my days working at borders but that's a whole different um did you work at border i'd i did work at borders yes before actually that i was working borders before i get into public radio but that's a whole different what is our number at all yeah i dare you by the way sorry mom i don't i would love to hear mayor days have import he was the one denim palo alto uh to be in theater on on university avenue i know it tell me where chronicle book sort of fits in the publishing world than would you sure um we really consider ourselves a very unique publisher in the landscape we are um as i said the largest illustrate a publisher out there probably but more importantly we are distinct and unique to ourselves in that we have both our own large publishing a list as well as we work with quite a few other publishers as their distributor brands like most skin and other uh children's publishers that new toys and games and we we run across quite a few different categories all visual wool right so it's the visual thing that that got us talking we got in the mail uh a it was a graphic book about um star wars and and i forget the exact details but it was like star wars super graphic okay yes that one it was so you describe a you describe because clearly i can't.