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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 […]

Need to Know: Sept. 22, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook’s advertising policies have come under scrutiny after the company revealed earlier this month that a Russian firm linked to the Kremlin bought $100,000 worth of political ads during the U.S. presidential campaign (NPR) and an investigation […]

Need to Know: Sept. 21, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: An investigation by ProPublica found that Facebook was allowing advertisers to target users who had expressed interest in offensive terms, such as “Jew hater” and “how to burn jews” (ProPublica); Facebook’s advertising policies were already under scrutiny […]

Need to Know: Sept. 20, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: After ESPN’s Jemele Hill called Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter (Sports Illustrated), White House press secretary Sarah Sanders calls Hill’s criticism a “fireable offense by ESPN” (Washington Post) and Trump attacked ESPN on Twitter (CNN Media); […]

Need to Know: Sept. 19, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Think of data analysis as simply part of journalism for the modern world. Reporting has always involved numbers. Today, technology enables journalists to use numbers less anecdotally, more authoritatively, and to uncover otherwise invisible stories.” But did […]

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