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Need to Know: November 27, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In many smaller markets, it’s local TV stations’ websites — not newspapers’ sites — that are the dominant digital local news source (Nieman Lab) But did you know: To improve local TV news, ABC’s stations are betting on a […]

Need to Know: November 26, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Twitter is sweeping out fake accounts like never before, putting user growth at risk (The Washington Post) But did you know: New study finds that bots significantly amplified misinformation during the 2016 U.S. election (Poynter) Since the 2016 American […]

Need to Know: November 21, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination (The Washington Post) But did you know: President Trump says U.S. stands by Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder (Axios) President Trump said in a statement Tuesday that the […]

Need to Know: November 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2017, U.S. sets new record for censoring, withholding government files (AP) But did you know: The sorry state of FOIA — ‘a wheezing, arthritic artifact of more optimistic times’ (Reason) When the Freedom of Information Act was […]

Need to Know: November 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The newspaper industry generates an estimated $18 billion to 20 billion in annual revenue today, down from about $55 billion at its height (Nieman Lab) But did you know: New business models no longer rely on large profits […]

Need to Know: November 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Voice assistants have been adopted faster than nearly any other technology in history (Recode) But did you know: How publishers are beginning to use smart speakers to deliver the news (Reuters Institute) At least a tenth of both the […]

Need to Know: November 15, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Spending too much time on Twitter may worsen journalists’ news judgment (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: Partisanship of journalists’ Twitter networks tends to show in their work (Journalist’s Resource) There’s a clear link between the accounts […]

Need to Know: November 14, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring reporter Jim Acosta (CNN) But did you know: The CNN lawsuit isn’t just about Jim Acosta’s White House badge (The Hollywood Reporter) CNN’s Jim Acosta may or may […]

Need to Know: November 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In the run-up to the midterms, President Trump had fact-checkers “gasping for air” (The Washington Post) But did you know: During the midterm elections, local fact-checking was scant (Poynter) Very little of the fact-checking done in the lead-up to […]

Need to Know: November 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In the past year alone, Facebook Group membership is up 40 percent, with 1.4 billion people — more than half of Facebook’s massive user base — now using Groups every month (Forbes) But did you know: Facebook Groups are […]

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