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Need to Know: Oct. 20, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard:  After the election, the “Trump bump” turned into a digital subscription surge for newspapers, magazines, digital-only publishers and public radio companies (The Street) But did you know: Publishers are struggling to monetize the ‘Trump bump’ as advertisers avoid […]

Need to Know: Oct. 19, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: McClatchy released its third quarter results on Wednesday: The company reduced its costs year-over-year by 9.4 percent, leading to an adjusted net loss of $5.9 million (McClatchy) But did you know: Retail losses are getting worse, hitting […]

Need to Know: Oct. 18, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Three years ago, the three newsrooms in Philadelphia merged to become the Philadelphia Media Network (Poynter); In 2016, Gerry Lenfest donated the newspapers and websites to a nonprofit that would become the Lenfest Institute (Philly.com) But did […]

Need to Know: Oct. 17, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last year, Time Inc. eliminated the role of “publisher” at its 22 magazines and started selling ads around 11 categories, such as food or cars (New York Post) But did you know: Trying to catch up with […]

Need to Know: Oct. 16, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The New York Times released updated social media guidelines for its journalists on Friday that “underscore our newsroom’s appreciation for the important role social media now plays in our journalism, but also call for our journalists to […]

Need to Know: Oct. 13, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was in Washington on Thursday “to charm Congress and the public” as Facebook tries to downplay its role in influencing the 2016 presidential election (New York Times) But did you know: Sandberg said […]

Need to Know: Oct. 12, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: ESPN suspended Jemele Hill on Monday for what it says was a second violation of its social media guidelines (The Hill) after Hill suggested on Twitter that her followers should boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers after owner Jerry […]

Need to Know: Oct. 11, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Women dominate journalism schools, but newsrooms are still a different story” (Poynter) But did you know: Since 2001, the share of women in newsrooms has increased by just 1 percentage point, ASNE data shows (Nieman Lab) In […]

Need to Know: Oct. 10, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Los Angeles Times underwent a major leadership shakeup in August: Ross Levinsohn was named publisher and CEO as editor and publisher Davan Maharaj and three other top editors were terminated (Los Angeles Times) But did you […]

Need to Know: Oct. 9, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: GateHouse, Digital First Media and Gannett own a quarter of the United States’ daily newspapers: “In centralizing and regionalizing every operation they can, consolidators manage to cut costs aggressively and make consistent profits. Bigger chains now embrace […]

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