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Need to Know: May 12, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is changing its news feed algorithm again, this time to de-emphasize “low-quality web experiences” (TechCrunch) But did you know: Publishers are optimistic about the latest news feed changes, hoping their high-quality content will be shown over […]

Need to Know: May 11, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Filter bubbles” have been blamed for media’s failures in covering the 2016 election, and contribute to a growing political divide in the U.S. But did you know: 89% of Democrats say media criticism keeps leaders in line, […]

Need to Know: May 10, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Wall Street Journal added 300,000 subscribers in the last year, and 118,000 in the first three months of 2017 (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: 79% of WSJ’s subscribers are male, 88% are over the […]

Need to Know: May 9, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Sinclair Broadcast Group is acquiring Tribune Media for a total of $3.9 billion: The deal values Tribune at $43.40 per share, “a more than 25 percent premium over Tribune’s average in February before its share price was […]

Need to Know: May 8, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Emmanuel Macron won France’s presidential election on Saturday, defeating far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen (New York Times) But did you know: A crackdown on ‘fake news’ could follow Macron’s win in France (Recode) With the election of […]

Need to Know: May 5, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Gannett cut newsroom jobs across the country on Wednesday, eliminating jobs at as many as 37 of its newspapers (Jim Romenesko, Facebook), but Gannett is not releasing numbers nor is it releasing a statement on the job […]

Need to Know: May 4, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Philadelphia’s Lenfest Institute has received $21 million in donations, and a matching campaign by founder Gerry Lenfest could put the donations over $100 million (Philly.com) But did you know: ‘National media … have a visible path to […]

Need to Know: May 3, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The New York Times published a column by its new conservative columnist Bret Stephens in which he argued that skepticism about the climate change is warranted (New York Times), which led to climate scientists and others to […]

Need to Know: May 2, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last week, Facebook released a report that acknowledged a network of  “malicious actors” used Facebook to manipulate the 2016 election (Facebook Newsroom), and last month, Facebook said it was looking for a head of news products to […]

Need to Know: May 1, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Some journalists debated the merits of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, while Trump said he wouldn’t attend (New York Times): “If you’re a journalist, and your concern about attending next April’s dinner is that a president who […]

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