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Need to Know: Dec. 15, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard:  The Walt Disney Company will acquire Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., after spinning off several of its businesses, for $52.4 billion in stock But did you know: Rupert Murdoch is facing his ‘King Lear moment’ with the new […]

Need to Know: Dec. 14, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2016, Facebook signed nearly 140 contracts totaling $50 million with publishers and celebrities to produce videos for Facebook Live, “a way to encourage publishers to produce a steady stream of high-quality videos until Facebook figures out […]

Need to Know: Dec. 13, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Doug Jones won Alabama’s Senate race last night, defeating Roy Moore and becoming Alabama’s first Democratic senator in 25 years (New York Times) But did you know: Rather than running against Jones, Roy Moore was running a […]

Need to Know: Dec. 7, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Political advertising on Facebook has come under intense scrutiny after it was revealed that it allowed political ads backed by Russian actors (New York Times): Facebook has said that it will require advertisers to be more transparent […]

Need to Know: Dec. 6, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In June 2016, theSkimm raised $8 million in a funding round that valued the company at $55 million: Investors in that round of funding included The New York Times, 21st Century Fox and actress Mariska Hargitay (Recode) […]

Need to Know: Dec. 5, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Americans are skeptical of “the news media” in the abstract, but generally trust the news they rely on, research from API shows But did you know: Trump has led to a surge in Democrats’ confidence in the […]

Need to Know: Dec. 4, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The New York Times is scaling back the number of free articles it offers to non-subscribers to five (Bloomberg) But did you know: Cutting the number of articles offered for free is the most significant change to […]

Need to Know: Dec. 1, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: After Meredith’s deal to buy Time Inc. was announced (New York Times), some speculated that Meredith would begin selling off many of Time Inc.’s titles once the deal closes in 2018 (New York Post) But did you […]

Need to Know: Nov. 29, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Washington Post published off-the-record conversations with a woman connected to Project Veritas who falsely claimed she was impregnated as a teenager by Roy Moore: Marty Baron said the Post published the conversations because “we can’t honor […]

Need to Know: Nov. 28, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Led by conservative political activist James O’Keefe, Project Veritas was created in 2010 as a charity dedicated to exposing “corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct” (New Yorker) But did you know: The Washington Post published […]

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