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Need to Know: Oct. 6, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “The Internet is pushing the American news business to New York and the coasts” (Nieman Lab) But did you know: ProPublica is creating the ProPublica Local Reporting Network, funding reporters in news organizations based in cities with […]

Need to Know: Oct. 5, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last month, Pivotal Research claimed that Facebook is inflating the potential reach it offers to advertisers (Reuters) But did you know: Facebook is accused of inflating its reach among young people — but Facebook says its reach […]

Need to Know: Oct. 4, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Compared to other natural disasters in the last few weeks, FiveThirtyEight found Hurricane Maria has received less coverage both online and on TV (FiveThirtyEight) But did you know: News organizations in the US talked more about Hurricane […]

Need to Know: Oct. 3, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: At least 59 people were killed and more than 500 more were injured late Sunday when “a lone gunman unleashed a rapid-fire barrage of bullets from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel” (NBC News) But […]

Need to Know: Oct. 2, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Puerto Rico is struggling for relief after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory nearly two weeks ago, leaving behind “apocalyptic” devastation (CNN) But did you know: Compared to other natural disasters in the last few weeks, FiveThirtyEight […]

Need to Know: Sept. 29, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is creating a subscription service, which is expected to allow publishers to sell subscriptions through Instant Articles (Engadget) But did you know: Facebook is expected to formally announce its subscription initiative this week — but some […]

Need to Know: Sept. 28, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A study from the Duke Reporters’ Lab in June found that there’s a partisan divide over how liberals and conservatives use fact-checking: “While liberal sites are more likely to cite fact-checks and praise fact-checking, conservative sites are […]

Need to Know: Sept. 27, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Los Angeles Times recently surpassed 100,000 digital subscribers, “quietly [assuming] the leadership in digital subscriptions among regional dailies” (The Street) But did you know: The Washington Post now has more than 1 million digital subscribers, publisher […]

Need to Know: Sept. 26, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!,” Trump tweeted on Saturday (@realDonaldTrump, Twitter) But did you know: After Trump’s tweeting […]

Need to Know: Sept. 25, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A number of major magazines editors have announced their departures in recent weeks: Graydon Carter will leave Vanity Fair (New York Times), Nancy Gibbs will leave Time (New York Post), Cindi Leive will leave Glamour (Los Angeles […]

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