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  • Off the Top: A different take on the top story of the day.
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Need to Know: April 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Lewis D’Vorkin was editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times for a brief three months, and was replaced by Jim Kirk in January after saying that someone at the Times was “morally bankrupt” (Los Angeles Times) […]

Need to Know: April 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Los Angeles Times newsroom unionized in January, “reversing more than a century of anti-union sentiment” at the paper (New York Times) But did you know: Data from the L.A. Times Guild shows that Tronc is underpaying […]

Need to Know: April 11, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Mark Zuckerberg began his Congressional testimony on Tuesday, answering questions about Facebook’s terms of service, how app developers access people’s information, and how and why Facebook stores data (Wired); In the second day of his testimony, expect […]

Need to Know: April 10, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Twitter is cracking down on bots, and purged thousands of bots from its platform earlier this year (Daily Beast) But did you know: Two-thirds of tweets linking to stories come from bots rather than humans (Pew Research […]

Need to Know: April 9, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last month, The Denver Post announced that its newsroom would be cut by about one-third (Denver Post); A lawsuit filed by one of Digital First Media’s minority shareholders claims that owner Alden Global Capital siphoned millions of […]

Need to Know: April 6, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The percentage of Americans who gets news from TV is decreasing and those who do get news there are older (Pew Research) But did you know: Local TV is doing way better than you’d think, a new […]

Need to Know: April 5, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook now says Cambridge Analytica may have collected information on as many as 87 million people, mostly in the US, and it will begin alerting those users that their data may have been part of this batch on […]

Need to Know: April 4, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last fall, Facebook started testing ways to show users more context about the stories they see in their news feeds, pulling info from a publisher’s Wikipedia entry, related articles and who’s sharing the story (Adweek) But did […]

Need to Know: April 3, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Vanity Fair reports that Trump wants the USPS to increase Amazon’s shipping costs as his advisers encourage him to cancel Amazon’s pending multi-billion contract with the Pentagon to provide cloud computing services (Vanity Fair); Trump has also […]

Need to Know: April 2, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Sinclair Broadcasting is waiting for the FCC to approve its acquisition of Tribune Media, which would increase Sinclair’s lead as the country’s largest broadcaster (New York Times) But did you know: Sinclair is requiring its local TV […]

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