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Need to Know: September 6, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The New York Times took the rare step of publishing an anonymous op-ed by a senior Trump administration official, which claims many in the administration are “thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses” (The New York Times) But did […]

Need to Know: September 5, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Audiences are increasingly moving from public social media to closed or semi-closed platforms (Nieman Lab) But did you know: Facebook’s private groups offer refuge to fringe figures (The New York Times) Facebook’s fight against disinformation and hate speech will […]

Need to Know: September 4, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Trump’s tariffs on Canadian newsprint are overturned (The New York Times) But did you know: The tariffs are gone, but the burden of print weighs heavier and heavier (Nieman Lab) The decision to eliminate newsprint tariffs, announced Wednesday by […]

Need to Know: August 31, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Some publishers stopped their Facebook ad spending over policy that treated publishers as political advertisers (Digiday) But did you know: Twitter will exempt news organizations from its issue ads policy (Axios) Twitter says news organizations can apply to be […]

Need to Know: August 30, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: How a tariff on Canadian newsprint is threatening American newspapers (The Washington Post) But did you know: The United States International Trade Commission voted Wednesday to eliminate the newsprint tariff (The New York Times) The United States International Trade […]

Need to Know: August 29, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: President Trump accuses Google of burying conservative news in search results (The New York Times) But did you know: Trump’s claim is based on a study that is ‘not scientific’ (The Washington Post) Trump is most likely repeating a […]

Need to Know: August 28, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: As newspapers cut, grassroots solutions fuel a resurgence of local journalism (Poynter) But did you know: In what could be a first for local newspapers, a Sonoma County weekly is turning readers into shareholders (The New York Times) Last […]

Need to Know: August 27, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: News source ratings can help readers assess credibility of online news, particularly when journalists were known to have devised the ratings, study finds (Knight Foundation) But did you know: A new browser plug-in called NewsGuard gives trustworthiness ratings to […]

Need to Know: August 24, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Traffic from Google Search to publisher sites globally has risen by more than 25% (Chartbeat) But did you know: New study shows that only a third of publishers are seeing an increase in traffic from Google AMP (Digiday) In […]

Need to Know: August 23, 2018

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 But did you know: Trust in news is up, especially for local media (Poynter) After decades of declining trust in the […]

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