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How the Times of London is making Slack its ‘hub for everything’

Slack’s senior manager of accounts James Sherrett says Slack is an “iceberg product”: There’s more beneath the surface than what you first see. “People get that it is a communications platform; then, they get that you can use it for file sharing, then integrating it with apps. The further you go with it the more […]

Martin Belam: Terrorist attacks outside of Western Europe aren’t covered as thoroughly because it’s harder to get people to care about those stories

You’ll often see people complain that terrorist attacks outside of Western Europe aren’t covered well enough, but Martin Belam writes there’s a reason for that: Data shows that it’s hard to get people to read those stories. It’s also easier and less expensive for reporters based in Western Europe to get to cities such as […]

The British journalism industry is 94 percent white, a new survey finds

According to a new survey from City University London, the British journalism industry is 94 percent white and 55 percent male. The survey also found that 65 percent of journalists who have joined the field within the past three years are female, but women in the industry are under-promoted. Most ethnic groups and religions are […]

Johnston Press will sell, close or drastically cut costs at 59 local newspapers

Johnston Press announced this week that it will sell, close or cut costs at 59 of its local newspapers. The company said in a statement that it had “identified a number of newsbrands that are now considered non-core and such will be either divested or run with less costs.” In 2015, Johnston Press closed a […]

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