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Need to Know: Feb. 1, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: When BuzzFeed missed its 2017 revenue targets, some said it was the latest sign of “turbulence in digital media” (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Quality, scale and sustainability are paramount in digital media today, Vox […]

Need to Know: Jan. 31, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google sometimes highlights what it calls “featured snippets” at the top of search results, using algorithms to highlight an answer to a specific question (Content Marketing Institute) — but those answers are sometimes “debatable, incorrect and sometimes […]

Need to Know: Jan. 30, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook announced earlier this month that it would decrease the amount of news in its news feed, emphasizing posts from friends and family (New York Times), while prioritizing posts from “trusted” publishers (Ad Age) But did you […]

Need to Know: Jan. 29, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last week, a profile of Los Angeles Times editor Lewis D’Vorkin showed that his former colleagues and people in the newsroom were skeptical of his vague digital plans for the paper (CJR) But did you know: Former […]

Need to Know: Jan. 26, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last fall, GateHouse Media paid $120 million for Morris Publishing Group, which owned 79 publications in Georgia, Florida, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, and Alaska (Augusta Chronicle) But did you know: With its purchase of The Register-Guard in Eugene, […]

Need to Know: Jan. 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Lewis D’Vorkin, who started Forbes’ contributor model, was named editor of the Los Angeles Times in October 2017 (Los Angeles Times) But did you know: Lewis D’Vorkin, the Los Angeles Times’ ‘Prince of Darkness,’ has vague digital […]

Need to Know: Jan. 24, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook says it’s making changes to its news feed to show fewer news articles, emphasizing posts from friends and family (Fortune); To determine what sources are “trustworthy,” Facebook said it would conduct a survey of its users […]

Need to Know: Jan. 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google announced last week that it will make mobile page speed a factor in mobile search rankings starting in July (TechCrunch), a factor Google has used in desktop search rankings since 2010 (Google Webmaster Central Blog) But […]

Need to Know: Jan. 22, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook has long said that it is not a media company (Business Insider) and tried to avoid making editorial judgment on Facebook content (Fortune) But did you know: Facebook will survey users on which news sources they […]

Need to Know: Jan. 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: HuffPost’s network of unpaid contributors and bloggers were integral to its growth (Fortune): In 2016, HuffPost set the goal of reaching 1 million contributors from the 100,000 it currently had (Digiday)   But did you know: HuffPost […]

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