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Need to Know: Nov. 25, 2019

How to do your own user research, entrepreneurial journalists tell their stories, and is chasing ‘scale’ the enemy of local news

Need to Know: Nov. 22, 2019

Twitter lets users hide replies they dislike, collaborations to solve community issues, and how bad is the local news crisis

Need to Know: Nov. 21, 2019

Mobile dominates news consumption now, newspapers increasingly under hedge fund control, and do we need so many impeachment podcasts

Factually: Why the Tories’ fact-check stunt matters

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery. But not in this case. The move by the U.K. Conservative Party’s press office to make its Twitter account look like a real fact-checking site holds implications for fact-checkers’ credibility and presents social media companies with a new test of how to respond to such ploys. There […]

Need to Know: Nov. 20, 2019

Make email newsletters more effective, a national news organization for women, and show readers you do more than politics and crime

Need to Know: Nov. 19, 2019

People pay for accountability journalism, how to hire for product roles, and movements that are changing journalism’s culture

Need to Know: Nov. 18, 2019

Apply for our summer internship, public attitudes toward supporting local news, and taking TV news to a hyperlocal level

Apply for our summer internship in news analytics

The American Press Institute is hiring a paid summer intern to learn about audience engagement and help us share best practices in audience analytics with the wider journalism industry. This person should be a college student or recent graduate with interest in the following: The news industry and audience engagement analytics Thinking about newsroom social […]

Need to Know: Nov. 15, 2019

How to take a newspaper to nonprofit status, publishers might be fine without Google News, and student journalists face blowback

Factually: Facebook defines ‘politician,’ but will it solve the problem? 

Facebook’s policy of not subjecting politicians’ statements or ads to third-party fact-checking has riled critics in the United States and abroad – including some of the company’s own employees – who say it lets politicians off the hook in an era when the truth is under siege. The reason for the policy, the company says, is that […]