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Need to Know: Nov. 7, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last month, The New York Times and The New Yorker reported on numerous allegations of sexual harassment against film producer Harvey Weinstein brought by women both formerly and currently working in the film industry But did you […]

Need to Know: Nov. 6, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Earlier this year, Spirited Media, owner of Pennsylvania’s Billy Penn and The Incline, merged with the parent company of Denverite in Colorado (Philly.com) But did you know: Spirited Media laid off staff at its three local news […]

Need to Know: Nov. 3, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: DNAinfo and the Gothamist network of local news sites were shut down on Thursday by owner Joe Ricketts just a week after staff in New York voted to unionize (New York Times); The news sites’ websites were […]

Need to Know: Nov. 2, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Following the 2016 presidential election, The New York Times has seen a significant “Trump bump” in its digital subscription growth (VentureBeat) But did you know: The New York Times’ surge in digital subscriptions and digital advertising made […]

Need to Know: Nov. 1, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Cox Media Group put the Austin American-Statesman up for sale in 2008 (MediaPost), but took the newspaper off the market in 2009 and said it would remain part of the converged newspaper, TV and radio company Cox […]

Need to Know: Oct. 31, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to tell Congress this week that Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election through misinformation on their platforms may be more widespread than originally reported (Recode) But did you know: Silicon Valley’s […]

Need to Know: Oct. 30, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: This month, allegations of sexual harassment have been made against a number of men in media: Former New Republic editor Leon Wieseltier apologized for “offenses against some of my colleagues in the past” (New York Times), while […]

Need to Know: Oct. 26, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Research from API finds 53 percent of adults pay for news, including subscribing to newspapers or magazines, paying for news apps, or donating to public media But did you know: Print-native outlets are having more success with […]

Need to Know: Oct. 25, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Digital First Media CEO Steve Rossi stepped down on Monday (Denver Post); Alden Global Capital bought a controlling stake in Digital First Media several years ago: The hedge fund has a reputation for investing in “distressed” companies […]

Need to Know: Oct. 24, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is testing a radically different Explore feed in six countries, which could lead to the “biggest drop in Facebook organic reach we have ever seen”: In the test, Facebook is moving posts from publishers pages to […]

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