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How best to move forward after newsroom layoffs

Responding to layoffs can be difficult both for management and staff, depressing morale and increasing feelings of insecurity. The University of Texas at Austin's Natalie Jomini Stroud examines new research with insight on where leaders might focus energy and how to preserve trust. (Photo credit: Charles Dyer)

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In-Depth Research

The best ways for publishers to build credibility through transparency

One of the most important ways news organizations earn the trust of the public is by being transparent. Craig Silverman examines how transparency and credibility are evolving in five key areas and how these principles can be a competitive advantage and a differentiator.

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The American Press Institute conducts research, training, convenes thought leaders and creates tools to help chart a path ahead for journalism in the 21st century.

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The types of stories and comments that promote comment-section engagement

Comment sections are a controversial subject. But community conversation has become an important part of news, whether in comments or in social media, and organizations interested in increasing comment volume or generating more interaction between commenters can draw inspiration from new findings.

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Metrics for News

This API program helps publishers build an empirical, data-informed news strategy through custom-built content analysis software, new journalism metrics and innovative audience surveys.

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Good Questions Q & A’s

How to keep readers coming back for more: 10 good questions with Nir Eyal, author of Hooked

Much of a news organization’s desire to grow audiences, and particularly subscribers, depends upon getting people to come back, over and over. But what is it that makes products habit-forming? We spoke to Eyal about how publishers can apply cycles of actions and rewards to news products.