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Need to Know: April 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook introduced changes to the news feed earlier this year, intended to encourage “meaningful social interactions” (Recode); In his explanation of the change, Mark Zuckerberg specifically mentioned how news content on Facebook can promote those kinds of […]

Need to Know: April 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Tampa Bay Times chairman and CEO warned last month that tariffs on newsprint from Canada could increase the newspaper’s expenses by $3 million, and force the company to cut jobs (Tampa Bay Times) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: April 18, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A report from the Knight Foundation published earlier this month suggests local TV news is “doing way better than you’d think” (Nieman Lab): “No other existing news medium appears to have more advantages right now than local […]

Need to Know: April 17, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Denver Post is taking a stand against its hedge fund ownership, and published a series of editorials that make the case for its own survival (New York Times) But did you know: While most newspaper owners […]

Need to Know: April 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Michael Ferro announced he was “retiring” as chairman of Tronc last month after he was accused of sexual harassment (Los Angeles Times) But did you know: Michael Ferro sold his entire stake in Tronc, selling his 9 […]

Need to Know: April 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Lewis D’Vorkin was editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times for a brief three months, and was replaced by Jim Kirk in January after saying that someone at the Times was “morally bankrupt” (Los Angeles Times) […]

Need to Know: April 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Los Angeles Times newsroom unionized in January, “reversing more than a century of anti-union sentiment” at the paper (New York Times) But did you know: Data from the L.A. Times Guild shows that Tronc is underpaying […]

Need to Know: April 11, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Mark Zuckerberg began his Congressional testimony on Tuesday, answering questions about Facebook’s terms of service, how app developers access people’s information, and how and why Facebook stores data (Wired); In the second day of his testimony, expect […]

Need to Know: April 10, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Twitter is cracking down on bots, and purged thousands of bots from its platform earlier this year (Daily Beast) But did you know: Two-thirds of tweets linking to stories come from bots rather than humans (Pew Research […]

Need to Know: April 9, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last month, The Denver Post announced that its newsroom would be cut by about one-third (Denver Post); A lawsuit filed by one of Digital First Media’s minority shareholders claims that owner Alden Global Capital siphoned millions of […]

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