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According to a new report from the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism, 51 percent of local independent online news sites that sell journalism are selling native advertising or sponsored content. The report shows that while these publishers are still heavily dependent on advertising revenue, they’re experimenting with new ad formats and new ways to bring […]
Analyzing 100 years of data on Pulitzer Prize winners, Columbia Journalism Review found that Pulitzer winners are growing more diverse, but that progress is moving very slowly. CJR’s analysis found that 84 percent of Pulitzer winners over the last 100 years have been white, and only 30 African Americans have won. But despite the racial […]
Taking a look at newsroom re-organizations around the country at legacy news organizations such as The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, we can start to see a roadmap for reinventing legacy organizations start to emerge, Poynter’s Kristen Hare writes. In terms of coverage, these news organizations are not trying to be everything […]
Tribune Publishing’s new second-largest investor Nant Capital has a plan to save print: With “machine vision” technology developed by CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong, he says the experience of reading a print newspaper will be brought to life. For example, if a reader focused their smartphone camera on a picture of Kevin Durant, they could see Durant […]
BuzzFeed’s interview with President Obama on Monday afternoon could have been Facebook Live’s biggest event yet. But when the Facebook livestream froze before Obama appeared, BuzzFeed redirected users to YouTube by pasting a link in the comments. The YouTube stream carried on without problems, and the video has already received more than 100,000 views.
Led by the San Francisco Chronicle, news organizations in the Bay Area are working together for a day of coordinated coverage of the homelessness crisis in San Francisco. The idea is that the day will create a “wave” of coverage that will force politicians in the area to think about and enact solutions, Chronicle editor […]
The Washington Post is pitching its Arc CMS to other news organizations, with the pitch that it provides the tools for everything a publisher needs to do, in exchange for a fee based on the amount of data used. And, if that’s successful, Washington Post chief information officer Shailesh Prakash argues that Arc could totally […]
Launching today, Ripple is a news service described by its founder Razmig Hovaghimian as “city-focused news platform powered by local journalists and storytellers.” Its website and mobile app use a location-based news feed to present stories from local news sites on big cities, such as San Francisco or New York. The feed will also include […]
Despite its name, Facebook Live doesn’t necessarily have to be live. Facebook is allowing media organizations to use pre-recorded video for live streams, similar to how TV networks have worked for decades. Some publishers are exploring whether airing pre-recorded content through Facebook Live will give the videos greater exposure than simply uploading as non-live video, […]
The findings of two recent studies may be worrisome for fact-checkers, Craig Silverman writes. Two studies found that false information travels faster on social media than fact-checking efforts can keep up: One study from the University of Warwick found that false rumors take longer to be debunked on Twitter than a rumor that turns out […]