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Need to Know: May 30, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Last week, Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was charged with assault after allegedly slamming a Guardian reporter to the ground and shouting, “Get the hell out of here” (Guardian) But did you know: Windows were shattered at […]

Need to Know: May 26, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Platform companies Facebook and Google launched their own mobile formats for publishers within just a few months of each other, while Apple also launched its News app in 2015 as a personalized feed of content from multiple […]

Need to Know: May 25, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Earlier this month, Jonathan Peters argued that Trump’s “trickle-down press persecution” could erode legal and cultural safeguards for journalists at the state and local level (CJR) But did you know: A Republican congressional candidate is charged with […]

Need to Know: May 24, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: After slain DNC staffer Seth Rich’s family wrote a letter to the executive producer of Sean Hannity’s Fox News Show, pleading with the network to stop spreading an unproven conspiracy theory about an unsolved murder (CNN Money), […]

Need to Know: May 23, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In January, Facebook announced the Facebook Journalism Project, an initiative designed to help Facebook forge better relationships with news publishers by collaborating on tools and features before they’re released and developing training and tools to teach journalists […]

Need to Know: May 22, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2015, NYT released the 2020 report and set a goal of doubling its digital revenue by 2020; last summer, NYT said it would revamp its print product and change its beat structure as part of its […]

Need to Know: May 19, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “We’ve scrutinized and normalized in almost equal proportion. For every great scoop, there’s been an embarrassing moment of declaring the president statesmanlike for giving a speech without a history-making gaffe,” Margaret Sullivan wrote on how the media […]

Need to Know: May 18, 2017

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 change the news feed algorithm to de-emphasize “low-quality web experiences” (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Facebook is tweaking the algorithm again to fight clickbait and getting more […]

Need to Know: May 17, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In December, Facebook announced it would work with fact-checkers to identify and flag stories as fake But did you know: Facebook introduced new tools to stop the spread of misinformation, but they don’t appear to be working […]

Need to Know: May 16, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Tronc chairman Michael Ferro once owned the Chicago Sun-Times (Chicago Business), and the Chicago Tribune has long been viewed as a potential buyer for the Sun-Times (Chicago Sun-Times) But did you know: Tronc, the parent company of […]

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