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Need to Know: Apr. 28, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: After criticism for the influence of “fake news” on the U.S. presidential election, Facebook unveiled a plan to partner with fact-checkers to identify and flag false stories But did you know: In a case study of the […]

Need to Know: Apr. 27, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: According to a new report from the Interactive Advertising Bureau, more than half of all digital advertising is now mobile and digital ad spending grew by 22 percent in 2016 to $72.5 billion (Wall Street Journal) But […]

Need to Know: Apr. 26, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2014, 1 out of every 5 reporting jobs was in Washington, D.C., New York City or Los Angeles; in 2004, that number was 1 out of every 8 But did you know: ‘The media bubble is […]

Need to Know: Apr. 25, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “If there is any kryptonite to false information, it’s transparency. Technology platforms can choose to expose more information about the content people are seeing, and why they’re seeing it. We need this visibility because it sheds light […]

Need to Know: Apr. 24, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “The science beat was one of the first beats to be eliminated from daily newspapers, but The Boston Globe’s … Stat is prioritizing science journalism once again”: Stat launched in November 2015 as a niche news site […]

Need to Know: Apr. 21, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google is planning to include an ad blocking feature in Chrome, stripping out ad types deemed unacceptable by the Coalition for Better Ads (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: The Coalition for Better Ads is mapping […]

Need to Know: Apr. 20, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: According to data from PageFair, there were as many as 615 million devices blocking ads worldwide by the end of 2016 (Business Insider) But did you know: Google is planning to include an ad blocking feature in […]

Need to Know: Apr. 19, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last summer, Facebook introduced changes to its algorithm to emphasize posts from “friends and family” over publishers (Facebook Newsroom), but later analysis found that the algorithm change had “no measurable traffic impact” to news sites (Nieman Lab) […]

Need to Know: Apr. 18, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory sent staff a 3,000-word memo on Monday, outlining the Globe’s plan for digital reinvention (Boston Globe) But did you know: The Boston Globe’s plan for digital reinvention is to be ready for […]

Need to Know: Apr. 17, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The FCC auctioned off a chunk of public airwaves, bringing a windfall to public broadcasting that could have huge benefits for local media if proceeds are used in the right way (New York Times) But did you […]

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