Month: January 2019

Truth to Power, Ad Tech needs to stand up for journalism

Fake news and the press’ future are now at the top of the political agenda. To be slightly flippant, journalism must be truly in crisis when politicians acknowledge they need to support quality reporting to maintain democracy. Culture secretary Jeremy Wright has said he would not rule out a tech tax for Google and Facebook to fund public interest journalism.

Smartology secures £2.8m Series A financing

Smartology, the contextual adtech platform today announces that it has closed its £2.8m ($3.6m) Series A round of financing led by Committed Capital, the fast growth UK technology investment firm. Smartology will use the funding to fuel product development and its expansion in North America and across EMEA. Tim Steel, Chairman of Committed Capital, has joined the Smartology board as Investment Director.

Saving Journalism

There are no two ways about it. Journalism is under threat. A report commissioned by the UK government on sustainable high-quality journalism proves precisely that. There are a quarter fewer full-time journalists than a decade ago, and large swathes of the UK have no access to proper local news coverage. Seeing the spreading of fake news in the recent case of France’s Yellow Jackets protest movement or a misinformation…