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Need to Know: Aug. 24, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Sinclair Broadcasting agreed to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion (New York Times); If the deal is approved by the FCC, Sinclair would reach more than 70 percent of U.S. households (Politico) But did you know: In […]

Need to Know: Aug. 23, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Ross Levinsohn was named publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times as the newspaper’s top leadership was removed: Editor and publisher Davan Maharaj, managing editor Marc Duvoisin, Deputy managing editor for digital Megan Garvey and assistant […]

Need to Know: Aug. 22, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Earlier this month, Facebook launched Watch, its tab for original video content produced exclusively by its partners (TechCrunch); Early partners for Watch include McClatchy, Hearst magazines, National Geographic and Time Inc. (Variety) But did you know: Video […]

Need to Know: Aug. 21, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: As early as 2015, marketers were making videos without sound as a way to grab viewers on their phones But did you know: GroupM relaxes its viewability standards, saying video ads in news feeds don’t have to […]

Need to Know: Aug. 18, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Mic is laying off staff ahead of an expected pivot to video later this month: About 25 people are being laid off, primarily from Mic’s news and editorial departments (Business Insider) But did you know: Publishers won’t […]

Need to Know: Aug. 17, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “The impartial voice employed by many news organizations – that familiar, supposedly neutral style of newswriting – is not a fundamental principle of journalism” But did you know: ‘This week should put the nail in the coffin […]

Need to Know: Aug. 16, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: GoDaddy canceled white supremacist site Daily Stormer’s domain registration after the site published a post mocking Heather Heyer, giving Daily Stormer 24 hours to move its domain to another provider (Vox) But did you know: In the […]

Need to Know: Aug. 15, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Advocacy” is sometimes considered a dirty word in journalism, but “advocacy journalism” tends to be embraced by minority groups and those seeking “meaningful change” (MediaShift): “If we are ever to create meaningful change, advocacy journalism will be […]

Need to Know: Aug. 14, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In a statement on Saturday, President Trump condemned the violence in Charlottesville, while also making it clear that he wasn’t only blaming the white supremacists (New York Times): “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious […]

Need to Know: Aug. 11, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: On Wednesday, Facebook launched Watch, a dedicated tab for original video produced by Facebook’s partner content creators (TechCrunch) But did you know: Early publisher partners for Facebook Watch include The Atlantic, Business Insider and Quartz (Nieman Lab) […]

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