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Need to Know: Jan. 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Lewis D’Vorkin, who started Forbes’ contributor model, was named editor of the Los Angeles Times in October 2017 (Los Angeles Times) But did you know: Lewis D’Vorkin, the Los Angeles Times’ ‘Prince of Darkness,’ has vague digital […]

Need to Know: Jan. 24, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook says it’s making changes to its news feed to show fewer news articles, emphasizing posts from friends and family (Fortune); To determine what sources are “trustworthy,” Facebook said it would conduct a survey of its users […]

Need to Know: Jan. 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google announced last week that it will make mobile page speed a factor in mobile search rankings starting in July (TechCrunch), a factor Google has used in desktop search rankings since 2010 (Google Webmaster Central Blog) But […]

Need to Know: Jan. 22, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook has long said that it is not a media company (Business Insider) and tried to avoid making editorial judgment on Facebook content (Fortune) But did you know: Facebook will survey users on which news sources they […]

Need to Know: Jan. 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: HuffPost’s network of unpaid contributors and bloggers were integral to its growth (Fortune): In 2016, HuffPost set the goal of reaching 1 million contributors from the 100,000 it currently had (Digiday)   But did you know: HuffPost […]

Need to Know: Jan. 18, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an editorial on Monday that argued that accusations of racism, especially in the case of President Trump, have become an overused cliche that get in the way of discourse on immigration or DACA […]

Need to Know: Jan. 17, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Awl and The Hairpin announced on Tuesday that they plan to shut down editorial operations at the end of the month (The Awl) But did you know: The Awl and The Hairpin are shutting down because […]

Need to Know: Jan. 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Denver Post last experimented with a digital paywall system starting in November 2013, then resumed free access in April 2015 at the start of the Aurora theater shooting trial. But did you know: The Denver Post is […]

Need to Know: Jan. 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook’s News Feed will focus on what friends share and will de-emphasize content from publishers and brands, as it moves to favor interactions over passive posts (The New York Times) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: Jan. 11, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Katie Roiphe, writer of a planned Harper’s story that discusses the “Shitty Media Men” list, says she is not outing anyone and won’t name a creator of the list (The New York Times) But did you know: The […]

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