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Need to Know: Nov. 8, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In July, the White House banned CNN reporter from Rose Garden event (CNN) But did you know: White House suspends press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta after his testy exchange with Trump (The Washington Post) The White House suspended […]

Need to Know: November 7, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: How Facebook and Twitter are rushing to stop voter suppression online for the midterm elections (The Washington Post) But did you know: Unlike in 2016, there was no spike in misinformation this election cycle (Nieman Lab) The University of […]

Need to Know: November 6, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Associated Press, in conjunction with Fox News, launches new exit polling project AP VoteCast, abandoning the embattled model of in-person exit polling that has dominated election nights for decades (Politico) But did you know: How polling has […]

Need to Know: Nov. 5, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Half of ads that aired in September in U.S. Senate races were pure negative ads (Wesleyan Media Project) But did you know: Negative ads for federal elections on broadcast TV and national cable channels have increased by […]

Need to Know: Nov. 2, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A BuzzFeed News investigation exposed a multimillion-dollar ad fraud scheme (BuzzFeed News) But did you know: Just 4 of 36 companies contacted by BuzzFeed said they have identified money that will be refunded to advertisers, following investigation […]

Need to Know: Nov. 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Oklahoman Media Company sold to GateHouse Media and laid off 37 staffers (Poynter) But did you know: GateHouse now owns 145 dailies and has spent more than $1 billion over five years on acquisitions (Poynter) This […]

Need to Know: Oct. 31, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2015, there were 205.4 million subscribers to traditional TV, and that will drop to 169.7 million by 2022 (eMarketer) But did you know: A majority of Americans think cable has become ‘unaffordable’ (The Hollywood Reporter) Comcast […]

Need to Know: Oct. 30, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Skimm got 100,000 people to commit to vote in the midterm elections (Forbes) But did you know: How the Skimm went from a small two-woman operation to being delivered to 7 million readers a day (The […]

Need to Know: Oct. 29, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In the midst of a deepening crisis of public trust for Facebook, the company announced it would de-prioritize publishers’ content in favor of posts from users’ friends (Nieman Lab) But did you know: Facebook referral traffic crashed […]

Need to Know: October 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: U.S. progressive news site ThinkProgress claims censorship by Facebook after fact-checkers dispute its headline on Brett Kavanaugh story (Poynter) But did you know: Facebook is now downranking stories with false headlines (Poynter) As of this week, fact-checking outlets working […]

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