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Need to Know: August 7, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New York Times editorial board member Sarah Jeong faces furor over old tweets (USA Today) But did you know: Following a string of controversies like Jeong’s, journalists are deciding to delete their old tweets (Poynter) Deleting old tweets might […]

Need to Know: August 6, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: InfoWars creator Alex Jones is being sued for defamation after spreading conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre (The New York Times) But did you know: Apple removes InfoWars and Alex Jones’ podcasts from iTunes, the largest crackdown on […]

Need to Know: August 3, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In February Facebook launched a subscriptions accelerator for local news publishers (TechCrunch) But did you know: Now Facebook plans to launch a membership accelerator for local news (Facebook) The three-month pilot program is designed to help news organizations with […]

Need to Know: August 2, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: NYT publisher urges Trump to tone down his anti-press rhetoric, says it has gone “from divisive to increasingly dangerous” (The New York Times) But did you know: Encouraged by the president, anti-media aggression at Trump rallies intensifies (The Washington […]

Need to Know: August 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook says it has uncovered a coordinated disinformation operation ahead of the 2018 midterm elections (The Washington Post) But did you know: Leaked white paper proposes Congressional regulation of social media (Columbia Journalism Review) The policy discussion paper circulated […]

Need to Know: July 31, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: About a third of large U.S. newspapers have suffered layoffs since 2017 (Pew Research Center) But did you know: Newsroom employment dropped nearly a quarter in less than 10 years, with greatest decline at newspapers (Pew Research Center) From […]

Need to Know: July 30, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In a speech last Tuesday, President Trump gestured to members of the press and told his audience, “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.” (The Washington Post)   But did you know: On Sunday, Trump […]

Need to Know: July 27, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook loses more than $100 billion in value — the biggest drop in Wall Street history — as privacy concerns finally take a toll (The Washington Post) But did you know: Facebook’s stock shock foreshadows a less profitable future […]

Need to Know: July 26, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facing a hostile White House, reporters show signs of solidarity (The New York Times) But did you know: Rival networks speak out against banning of CNN reporter from Rose Garden event (CNN) The White House took retaliatory action against […]

Need to Know: July 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Tronc slashes New York Daily News staff in half on Monday (The New York Times) But did you know: Fears are growing that New York City is becoming a local news desert (The Washington Post) “New York City and […]

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