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Need to Know: April 26, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Information used to obtain criminal warrants is typically released to the public after a short holding period, but some Mueller documents have remained sealed for several months. Manafort and Gates, for example, were indicted in October. But […]

Need to Know: April 25, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In December, a bankruptcy judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit against Gizmodo Media Group and parent company Univision for a 2016 investigation of Las Vegas oddsmaker RJ Bell. Litigation has since proceeded against the story’s author, Ryan Goldberg, […]

Need to Know: April 24, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook’s standards and processes for removing posts have not been previously available to the public, and the company’s content moderators have been criticized by activist groups for some of their choices: In 2016, Facebook’s moderators removed a […]

Need to Know: April 23, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Axel Springer has been fighting AdBlock Plus’ parent company Eyeo in German court for several years (Fortune), while also asking its readers to either turn off their ad blockers or pay (Ad Age) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: April 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook introduced changes to the news feed earlier this year, intended to encourage “meaningful social interactions” (Recode); In his explanation of the change, Mark Zuckerberg specifically mentioned how news content on Facebook can promote those kinds of […]

Need to Know: April 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Tampa Bay Times chairman and CEO warned last month that tariffs on newsprint from Canada could increase the newspaper’s expenses by $3 million, and force the company to cut jobs (Tampa Bay Times) But did you know: […]

Need to Know: April 18, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: A report from the Knight Foundation published earlier this month suggests local TV news is “doing way better than you’d think” (Nieman Lab): “No other existing news medium appears to have more advantages right now than local […]

Need to Know: April 17, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Denver Post is taking a stand against its hedge fund ownership, and published a series of editorials that make the case for its own survival (New York Times) But did you know: While most newspaper owners […]

Need to Know: April 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Michael Ferro announced he was “retiring” as chairman of Tronc last month after he was accused of sexual harassment (Los Angeles Times) But did you know: Michael Ferro sold his entire stake in Tronc, selling his 9 […]

Need to Know: April 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Lewis D’Vorkin was editor in chief of the Los Angeles Times for a brief three months, and was replaced by Jim Kirk in January after saying that someone at the Times was “morally bankrupt” (Los Angeles Times) […]

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