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Need to Know: Aug. 10, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2015, Ken Doctor predicted that the newspaper industry was headed for more consolidation (Nieman Lab), while New Media Investment Group said in 2015 it would spend $1 billion on acquisitions, a number it’s now close to […]

Need to Know: Aug. 9, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In January, the Dallas Morning News outsourced its design and print layout work to GateHouse Media, eliminating about 20 jobs (Dallas Morning News) But did you know: Belo, parent of the Dallas Morning News, is outsourcing much […]

Need to Know: Aug. 8, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2011, FT introduced a web app and pulled its iOS apps several months later, “after losing a battle to keep control of customer data obtained through subscriptions” (Reuters) But did you know: 6 years later, FT […]

Need to Know: Aug. 7, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last month, the News Media Alliance asked Congress to grant news organizations the right to bargain collectively with Facebook and Google (New York Times) But did you know: 6 newspaper companies demand that LexisNexis stop distributing their […]

Need to Know: Aug. 4, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook will display “related articles” links next to popular stories, including stories flagged as false or misleading (TechCrunch) But did you know: Facebook’s ‘related articles’ feature will highlight fact-checks as a way to combat misinformation (Wall Street […]

Need to Know: Aug. 3, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A lawsuit filed this week by Fox News commentator Rod Wheeler says Fox News worked with a wealthy supporter of Donald Trump and the White House to “concoct a story about the death” of Democratic National Committee […]

Need to Know: Aug. 2, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Trump has removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director (The New York Times) But did you know: Pro-Trump media icons are scooping the mainstream media on White House news, giving credibility to other fake news stories […]

Need to Know: Aug. 1, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Discovery agrees to pay $14.6 billion for Scripps Networks Interactive (Deadline) But did you know: Investors seem underwhelmed by Discovery’s confirmation of Scripps Networks acquisition (AdAge) Wall Street on Monday reacted to the news of Discovery Communications’ proposed […]

Need to Know: July 31, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Atlantic magazine could be considered a digital transformation success story: 80 percent of its revenue comes from non-print sources, including live events and consulting (Washington Post) But did you know: Emerson Collective, the organization founded by […]

Need to Know: July 28, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The New York Times passed two million digital-only news subscriptions in Q2, with revenue up and ad revenue increasing for first time since Q3 2014 (The New York Times) But did you know: With hundreds of thousands of […]

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