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Need to Know: July 27, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Local and regional newspapers are increasingly being sold off to one of the large national chains (Printing Impressions) But did you know: Megaclustering is a new phenomenon at local newspapers across the country (The Street) People in the […]

Need to Know: July 26, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New York Times employees staged a walkout to protest copy desk staff reduction, but some Times staffers were still encouraged to take buyouts (Poynter) But did you know: Despite a historic run, the mood at The New York Times […]

Need to Know: July 25, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Snopes launched a GoFundMe campaign to keep its doors open, with a goal of raising $500K But did you know: Snopes.com is caught in a bitter battle between original founders (Poynter) The popular debunking site published a plea […]

Need to Know: July 24, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The New York Times now has 2.2 million digital-only subscribers (The New York Times) But did you know: Digital may be the future, but print still looms large in the present fortunes of newspapers (Poynter) At the New […]

Need to Know: July 21, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Research from API finds that readers’ confusion between news and opinion content causes a loss of trust in the media But did you know: NPR.org will more clearly label opinion pieces, adding a brightly colored ‘opinion’ label […]

Need to Know: July 20, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Research from API finds that who shared an article on social media is more important than the story’s original source when it comes to whether a reader trusts the information they see on social media But did […]

Need to Know: July 19, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook is preparing to test paid subscriptions with publishers, allowing users to subscribe to a publisher through Instant Articles and likely accommodating metered paywall models (Digiday) But did you know: Facebook will start testing a subscription-based news […]

Need to Know: July 18, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Baltimore Sun Media Group announced last week that it would close Baltimore City Paper this year (Baltimore Business Journal) But did you know: The closure of Baltimore City Paper is a reminder that the biggest threat to […]

Need to Know: July 17, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A number of new online publishers have cropped up recently (Digiday) that have chosen to target subscribers who can pay high subscription prices over traditional advertising models (CJR) But did you know: Online publishers are running fewer […]

Need to Know: July 14, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In May, Sinclair Broadcasting announced it would acquire Tribune Media’s TV stations for $3.9 billion (Bloomberg) But did you know: A shareholder lawsuit is trying to stop Sinclair’s purchase of Tribune Media (Chicago Sun-Times) A lawsuit brought […]

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