“Small (usually political-alternative) media or citizens’ initiatives, romantic campaigns, oneness actions, etc. that don’t have adequate income for sponsoring posts will have tough time to strech people by Facebook, that is their categorical apparatus of dispersion,” Miletić said.
Other publishers are perplexing to put a happier face on a changes, or during slightest self-denial evident judgment.
“It’s too early to contend anything decisive about a impact this is carrying on a trade and reach,” Jenni Reid, a web editor during The Phnom Penh Post, told me. “The dual feeds still don’t seem to be entirely distant nonetheless for some people here in Cambodia, though so distant it doesn’t demeanour positive.”
Reid, who was a social-media editor for The Economist before her stream position, pronounced that it was tough to suppose how a Facebook change competence definitely impact their series of readers. “In a stream format, it seems tough for me to see how a Explore Feed could be anything other than bad news for publishers,” she said. “It seems a bizarre pierce given that Facebook has been perplexing to build bridges with news organizations given a start of a year by a Facebook Journalism Project.”
These changes are poignant for a broader media ecosystem in Cambodia, Reid said. “Last year, Facebook edged forward of radio as a number-one source of news for Cambodians according to one survey. Post Khmer, a Khmer-language Facebook page for a Phnom Penh Post, has a fourth-most likes in a country, and 7 out of 10 of a many renouned Facebook pages here are news websites or newspapers,” she told me. “That’s distinguished compared to, say, a United States, where there isn’t even a news publisher in a tip 50 many renouned pages among Facebook users.”
Reading between a lines, it’s clear: Cambodia’s news infrastructure gifted a radical change, overnight. And nothing of a editors we was means to contact, or anyone that they knew, had listened from Facebook about a change before it happened. They only walked into work one day and all was different.