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Need to Know: Sept. 7, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: 80 percent of The Atlantic’s revenue comes from digital sources, live events and its consulting business: A decade ago, 85 percent of its revenue was coming from print advertising and circulation (Washington Post) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: Sept. 6, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “The web has a surplus of copy versus advertising. Companies have decided that sticking an ad at the front of a video makes it less ignorable than putting a similar ad next to an article,” Bryan Curtis […]

Need to Know: Sept. 5, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman put the paper on the market in 2015, attracting the attention of Gristedes supermarket CEO John Catsimatidis and Cablevision’s James Dolan (New York Times); At that time, Dolan was expected […]

Need to Know: Sept. 1, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google has been accused of coming after its critics in academia and journalism: “It is time to call out Google for what it is: a monopolist in search, video, maps and browser, and a thin-skinned tyrant when […]

Need to Know: Aug. 31, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Organic reach on Facebook has been in decline since 2013 (Social@Ogilvy) as Facebook makes continual changes to its algorithm, affecting what stories users see and publishers’ reach (Digiday) But did you know: Facebook page engagement has declined […]

Need to Know: Aug. 30, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed last week that Facebook will let local news publishers keep 100 percent of subscription revenue generated from Instant Articles (Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook) But did you know: Publishers talking with Facebook is progress, […]

Need to Know: Aug. 29, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: BuzzFeed has eschewed display advertising since its launch: “It’s the end of direct; banners have been terrible for 18 years,” former BuzzFeed president Jon Steinberg said in 2013. “If you’re even debating something is terrible, that means […]

Need to Know: Aug. 28, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Rain from Tropical Storm Harvey caused “catastrophic flooding” in the Houston area as nearly three feet of rain fell on southeast Texas (Washington Post) But did you know: Reporters helped rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Houston […]

Need to Know: Aug. 25, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is trying to combat hate speech on its platform, but having trouble finding a balance between protecting its users and promoting free speech (Washington Post) But did you know: Facebook’s security chief says it shuts down […]

Need to Know: Aug. 24, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Sinclair Broadcasting agreed to buy Tribune Media for $3.9 billion (New York Times); If the deal is approved by the FCC, Sinclair would reach more than 70 percent of U.S. households (Politico) But did you know: In […]

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