Record 2020 sales for publishing industry!; Moron celebrity may have destroyed his own career with libel lawsuit – And MUCH MORE…In the News 11/05/2020

Publishing Industry is Pandemic Positive.
Publishing Market 2020-2024: Post-Pandemic Industry Planning Structure | Technavio
“The publishing market will witness a positive impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavio’s pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to increase as compared to 2019.”

Another report of excellent book sales during the pandemic.
Bookshop.org is what the publishing world has been waiting for
“Despite books being deemed non-essential items by the government, the publishing industry has seen record sales this year.”

Internet Free Speech Battles Rage On
Free speech hangs in the balance regardless of 2020 election outcome: Parler execs Wernick, Peikoff
“The companies are then tempted to exercise their prerogative, under Section 230, to remove an ever-increasing scope of content they in ‘good faith’ deem ‘objectionable,’ just to clean up their mess.”

Predatory Publishing in Scientific Papers is Bad – But When it Infects MEDICAL JOURNALS…
The Negative Side of Medical Journals
“The publication is what makes a study real—that is, accessible to other scientists and journalists and policy-makers, and able to have an impact on knowledge and progress.”

Co-founder quits after his article is censored by his own publication
The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald quits, claims editors censored story critical of Biden
“He called the current iteration of The Intercept ‘completely unrecognizable when compared to that original vision’ because it no longer offers a venue for airing dissent, marginalized voices and unheard perspectives.”

Anti-Semitism Has No Place in the News Industry…or ANYWHERE!
Greek newspaper publisher convicted of hate speech for defaming Jewish leader
“In addition to defaming Moissis personally, the paper ‘contributed deliberately to the reproduction of a rhetoric of hate against the Greek Jewry’”

The WORST Thing You Can Do is to Ignore Negative Posts
Responding To Negative Online Posts About Your Business
“Every business struggles with negative online reviews. Unless the negative post directly violates hosts’ terms-of-use, it is highly unlikely that the host site (e.g. Yelp, Glassdoor, Instagram, etc.) will remove the post.”

This Moron May Have Destroyed His Entire Career by Filing This Lawsuit
Johnny Depp loses libel case against Britain’s Sun newspaper
“In the first alleged incident in early 2013 in Los Angeles, the paper’s lawyers claimed that Heard laughed at something Depp had said, and the actor responded by ‘repeatedly slapping Ms Heard across the face,’ and knocking her to the floor…”

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