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Need to Know: June 4, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Canadian newsprint tariffs have started to take a toll on the US newspaper industry (LA Times) and Maine’s senators have introduced a bill to suspend the newsprint tariff (The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues) But […]

Need to Know: June 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: BuzzFeed has built a sizable audience on YouTube and Facebook with its entertainment and lifestyle content (Digiday) But did you know: BuzzFeed’s news unit drove its first two deals with Netflix and Hulu as it works to […]

Need to Know: May 31, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, a fierce critic of Kremlin policies, was reportedly shot and killed Tuesday in Kiev (Associated Press) But did you know: Committee to Protect Journalists expresses relief Arkady Babchenko is alive, calls on Ukrainian […]

Need to Know: May 30, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Referral traffic from Google Search is up, due primarily to increased traffic from mobile, and more specifically from pages that use AMP But did you know: Mobile traffic surpasses Facebook traffic to media sites for the first […]

Need to Know: May 29, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Trump says The New York Times used “phony sources” in story citing a White House official (The New York Times) But did you know: Trump called his own White House official fake — even though that official […]

Need to Know: May 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation takes effect today May 25, and news publishers have been among those preparing (Nieman Lab) But did you know:  Some US news sites are blocked to EU users over data protection rules […]

Need to Know: May 24, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: CBS and Viacom want to merge (Recode), AT&T wants to merge with Time Warner (CNNMoney), and Comcast says it is in the advanced stages of preparing an all-cash offer for parts of 21st Century Fox that Rupert […]

Need to Know: May 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Readers accused the New York Times of normalizing a Nazi sympathizer with its now-infamous piece “A Voice of Hate in America’s Heartland” But did you know: A new report from Data & Society says the rise of […]

Need to Know: May 22, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The internet’s conspiracy theorists turned Parkland students into “crisis actors” (NBC News) But did you know: The ‘hire a crowd’ business operates openly and makes journalism even more difficult (Poynter) In New Orleans, paid actors disrupted a […]

Need to Know: May 21, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Time, Fortune, and Money have reportedly drawn bids close to $200 million each (New York Post) But did you know: More than two dozen editors and writers who worked at Time Inc. reflect on the company’s rise […]

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