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Need to Know: March 30, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A lawsuit filed in Delaware earlier this month claimed Alden Global Capital was siphoning millions of dollars from Digital First Media, and investing the money in “speculative ventures” (DFM Workers) But did you know: In a court […]

Need to Know: March 29, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: HD Media is purchasing the Charleston Gazette-Mail (Charleston Gazette-Mail) after the company filed for bankruptcy earlier this year (Washington Post) But did you know: After making employees reapply for their jobs, the majority of Gazette-Mail employees will […]

Need to Know: March 28, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2016, Time Inc. started moving to an ad sales strategy based around topics (such as pharmaceuticals or automotive) (Digiday), removing the title of “publisher” at its individual titles (Adweek) But did you know: Meredith is undoing […]

Need to Know: March 27, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Bustle Digital Group acquired The Zoe Report: “Strategically, for our business, it moves us into a new client base that helps us reach an additional set of readers who are a little more established, perhaps, in their […]

Need to Know: March 26, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Mark Zuckerberg took out full-page ads in newspapers in the U.S. and U.K. to apologize for Facebook’s “breach of trust” when Cambridge Analytica used millions of users’ data to psychologically profile people (BBC) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: March 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: There are many motives and conditions that together lead a person to subscribe to a news source. Some people are looking for coverage of a particular passion topic. Others have subscribed because of a change in their lifestyle. […]

Need to Know: March 22, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information from 50 million Facebook profiles without their permission to build psychological profiles of US voters for its work on Trump’s presidential campaign (New York Times) But did you know: Mark Zuckerberg says […]

Need to Know: March 21, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google is creating the Google News Initiative, a $300 million project that aims to “elevate and strengthen quality journalism, evolve business models to drive sustainable growth, [and] empower news organizations through technological innovation” (The Keyword) But did […]

Need to Know: March 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Tronc chairman Michael Ferro announced on Monday that he is retiring from the company, and CEO Justin Dearborn is expected to succeed Ferro as chairman (Robert Feder) But did you know: As Ferro leaves the company, he’s […]

Need to Know: March 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Cambridge Analytica is a data firm that worked on Trump’s presidential campaign, using “psychographic” profiling to create profiles for voters and targeting individuals based on those profiles (Vox) But did you know: Cambridge Analytica harvested personal information […]

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