You might have heard: Facebook is trying to “smooth over relationships” with news organizations, hosting a series of off-the-record meetings with journalists discussing topics such as “fake news” and “Facebook’s huge clout in the media industry” (BuzzFeed News) and Emily Bell argues that Facebook should create an endowment fund that would be distributed by a […]
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Steps newsrooms are taking to boost diversity: Prepare the employees you already have for leadership roles and create fellowship programs specifically for people of color
The benefits of diversity cannot be overstated, Carlett Spike writes: Communities that are undercovered often see no reason to pay attention to a news outlet, and fewer consumers translates into lower revenue. CJR asked news organizations for specific examples of what they’re doing to improve the diversity of their staff. Here’s some of the answers […]
The New European launched as an anti-Brexit pop-up publication, but it’s doing well enough to continue indefinitely
Last summer, British regional publisher Archant launched a pop-up newspaper targeted to the 48 percent of British voters who did not support Brexit, intended to only last for four weeks. Now more than six months later, The New European is doing so well that Archant plans to continue publishing it at least through the end […]
Slack can be a powerful tool to keep your team productive, but like most communication tools, it can also often be a source of distraction. Matthew Guay offers five tips for how to use Slack and stay productive: Catch up on what you missed while you were away with the “all unreads” feature and read […]
On Tuesday, a video surfaced on Facebook of a female cyclist responding to cat calls from men in a van by chasing after them and pulling off a side mirror — a video that was then reported on by news outlets like The Mirror and The Huffington Post as fact, while The Evening Standard suggested […]
Farhad Manjoo spent last week avoiding news about Trump, not to “stick my head in the sand” but to “learn about the modern news media by looking at how thoroughly Mr. Trump had subsumed it.” After finding it hard to find Trump-free news and coming across important stories that aren’t shared as widely, Manjoo asks […]
A month after announcing it would launch a similar fact-checking project in Germany as what it’s launched in the U.S., Der Spiegel reports that Facebook is having trouble finding fact-checking organizations to partner with, as its potential partners have hesitated to partner with Facebook. Der Spiegel reports that several organizations have backed out of the […]
Proposal for a European ‘link tax’ on Google is the target of criticism from smaller digital publishers
Last year, the European Commission started pushing to require platforms like Google and Facebook to compensate digital publishers for the use of their content. But less than six months later, Matthew Karnitschnig and Chris Spillane report that it’s becoming unlikely that the reform will have enough support in European Parliament to become law. And the […]
Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is trying to “smooth over relationships” with news organizations, hosting a series of off-the-record meetings with journalists discussing topics such as “fake news” and “Facebook’s huge clout in the media industry” (BuzzFeed News) and Emily Bell […]
Ten months ago, the Hindustan Times started to focus on how it could share more stories through mobile journalism, improving efficiency and increasing readers’ engagement. After producing 315 livestreams over the last 10 months, it’s now sharing its tips for a successful livestream. Mobile editor Yusuf Omar recommends livestreaming outside of your office, forget the […]