The timeline below identifies key developments on tech platforms used by journalism publishers. Here you can explore the significant shifts in the platform landscape as these companies adjust to new relationships with publishers.

The developments tend to fall within a few categories: Product changes, launches, and expansions (rollout of Instant Articles); Partnerships with publishers (Google News Lab, Facebook Journalism Project); Policy developments (efforts around fake news and terrorism and terms of use); Changes to curation and news feed algorithms (reducing clickbait); and Advertising/revenue (more ad formats, support for subscription.)



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Columbia Journalism School’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism has produced a timeline of developments at major platforms such as Google, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and so on. It goes back to 2000. This is a good resource for keeping tabs on how what these major platforms are developing.


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