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Need to Know: Oct. 1, 2019

Who will get paid to be in Facebook’s News Tab, reducing website ads to increase speed, and unsubscribing as an ‘outrage metric’

Need to Know: September 30, 2019

How to measure member loyalty, a reality check on Google’s ‘Snippet Tax,’ and how to make journalism a campaign issue

Need to Know: Sept. 27, 2019

Identifying the whistleblower, how to localize climate coverage and how to apologize when readers get angry

Factually: How misinformation makes money

There has been much written about how fake news websites and other sources make money from spreading misinformation. During the 2016 election in the United States, it even became a cottage industry. Now a new study quantifies just how much misinformers are profiting from online advertising. Spoiler: It’s a lot. On Monday, the nonprofit Global Disinformation […]

Need to Know: Sept. 26, 2019

API’s next phase of news org transformation, a roadmap for equitable inclusion and how to act like a startup when you aren’t one

The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund announces $3.3 million grant to American Press Institute to expand Table Stakes

The newsroom change-management program will also include emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion led by Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. The Knight-Lenfest Local News Transformation Fund on Thursday announced a $3.3 million grant to the American Press Institute to manage the core activities of Table Stakes, the fund’s local news leadership development program. […]

Need to Know: Sept. 25, 2019

How a small newspaper goes digital first, a CRM for reader revenue and how to be less distracted at work

Need to Know: Sept. 23, 2019

Replacing pageviews with subscriptions, the art of an email newsletter and trying to build trust with conservative audiences

Need to Know: Sept. 20, 2019

Steps to counter bad science reporting, how news orgs perform on data privacy, and thoughtful reads for your weekend

Factually: Why are people not more outraged about disinformation?

Greetings from Washington, where the problem of disinformation is generating heightened alarm on the part of U.S. politicians and policy experts as the 2020 campaign approaches. The question is whether and how that alarm could translate into action by Congress or the agencies to prevent a repeat of the Russian disinformation campaign that affected the […]