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Need to Know: Feb. 17, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Mark Zuckerberg published a letter on the future of Facebook, addressing topics such as artificial intelligence, online safety, “fake news,” and the polarization of society (Facebook) But did you know: Mark Zuckerberg’s manifesto on the future of […]

Need to Know: Feb. 16, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google is expanding its use of the “fact-check” tag in Google News and providing financial support for six projects in fact checking and authentication (Google) But did you know: Tech companies agree they they have a role […]

Need to Know: Feb. 15, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Investigative journalism and leaks to newspapers led to Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser (CNN Media) But did you know: ‘Flynn resignation shows leaks under Trump are working. Keep ‘em coming.’ (CJR) “The Flynn episode is […]

Need to Know: Feb. 14, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Knight Foundation and Lenfest Institute for Journalism will invest a combined $4.8 million in the Knight-Lenfest Newsroom Initiative, a program designed to help metro newspapers “accelerate their shift from print to digital, to reach new audiences, […]

Need to Know: Feb. 13, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook revealed several errors in its metrics over the last six months, including overestimation of video viewing time and overstated metrics for organic page reach and time spent on Instant Articles But did you know: After multiple […]

Need to Know: Feb. 10, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is a regular source of news for many Americans: 88 percent of Millennials say they get news from Facebook and more than half say they do so daily   But did you know: New research from […]

Need to Know: Feb. 9, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The New York Times set the goal of doubling its digital revenue by 2020, and it’s identified building up its subscriber base as a key part of achieving that goal But did you know: To attract more […]

Need to Know: Feb. 8, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: PolitiFact launched a new membership program called the “Truth Squad,” offering members the opportunity to listen in on staff as they fact-check claims, access to a closed Facebook group, and “virtual coffees” with the PolitiFact staff (PolitiFact) […]

Need to Know: Feb. 7, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Smaller publishers worry they’ve ceded too much control to Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project, with one concern being that readers don’t see the publisher’s URL on AMP pages But did you know: Google is making it easier […]

Need to Know: Feb. 6, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Challenges continue to grow for local newspapers, with research showing that local news receives as little as 15 percent of all online news attention But did you know: A case study in what happens when a mid-sized […]

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