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Need to Know: March 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In TheSkimm’s last round of funding in September 2016, the company was valued at $55 million, and the company planned to use that round of funding to build out a video business (TechCrunch) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: March 15, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki announced at SXSW this week that YouTube will embed Wikipedia stories next to videos about conspiracy theories (The Verge), making sure “video and text work together” to combat misinformation (Hollywood Reporter) But did […]

Need to Know: March 14, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last fall, Google ended its “first click free” policy that required news publishers to provide three free articles per day to appear higher in search results, and said it would start developing tools to help publishers with […]

Need to Know: March 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Apple is buying digital magazine distributor Texture for an undisclosed sum (Recode), doubling down on its commitment to “quality journalism from trusted sources” (TechCrunch) But did you know: Eddy Cue says that part of why Apple is […]

Need to Know: March 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2014, The New Yorker took down its paywall (New Yorker), putting it back up five months later and saw an increase in readership and a spike in subscriptions as a result (Poynter) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: March 9, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Digital First Media’s owner Alden Global Capital estimated it could only keep its newspapers open for two to three more years before “shutting them down or selling what little is left” (DFM Workers); “Alden’s methods fall under […]

Need to Know: March 8, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Sinclair requires its local TV stations to run short video segments that it calls “must-runs” that tend to advocate for a right-wing agenda with content that is sometimes untrue (New York Times), in effect operating as on-air […]

Need to Know: March 7, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Cox Media put the Austin American-Statesman up for sale in October, saying the sale was part of a “pivot toward markets where Cox has multiple media assets” (Austin American-Statesman) But did you know: The Austin American-Statesman is […]

Need to Know: March 6, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Late last year, Facebook gave some publishers a “breaking news” label, intended to make it easier for readers to identify news when scrolling through their feeds (Recode) But did you know: Facebook is letting more publishers label […]

Need to Know: March 5, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Earlier this year, Facebook made changes to its news feed algorithm to favor “meaningful social interactions” and prioritize posts from a user’s friends and family (Recode) But did you know: Social sharing of web content has dropped […]

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