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Need to Know: Jan. 2, 2020

Getting hard-to-reach sources, churn becomes a central problem, and New Year’s resolutions for covering President Trump

Need to Know: Dec. 23, 2019

Publishers look to non-Facebook traffic sources, closing a toxic comments section, and what happens when local papers close

Off the clock? Not in this business

Reporters are under a microscope today — both on and off the job. Nearly 25 years ago, after Timothy McVeigh ignited a Ryder truck full of explosives outside the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds of others, students at the University of Oklahoma’s student newspaper, The Oklahoma Daily, […]

Need to Know: Dec. 20, 2019

Subscribers may demand fewer ads, data journalists supporting each other, and a better approach to crime reporting

Need to Know: Dec. 19, 2019

Sell subscriptions by showcasing the journalism, collaborating with student journalists, and tracking your source diversity

Factually: Reflecting on fact-checking in 2019

For fact-checkers around the world, 2019 was a big year. In October, the Duke Reporters’ Lab counted more than 200 fact-checking projects around the world. Facebook continued to grow its partnership with such organizations, hosting its first fact-checking summit at the company’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters. And misinformation continued to grow as a global problem. Each year, the IFCN […]

Need to Know: Dec. 18, 2019

Online-only news fights for respect, the human toll of 3,300 journalist layoffs in 2019, and how to solve podcasting’s big challenges

How the press and public can find common purpose

The vast majority of Americans value their right, as well as that of the press, to question authority figures. But only a third have a lot of confidence in their own ability to challenge leaders if needed. This is a key insight that emerges from a new American Press Institute survey conducted in collaboration with […]

Improving community and the country

Another way journalists might describe a goal of journalism is to help people live better lives in their communities. To further understand the relationship between the public and the press, we wanted to see how views of where people lived, and their agency within it, related to interactions with news. As local news sources continue […]

Study Methodology and Topline

NORC at the University of Chicago conducted the study in collaboration with the American Press Institute and funding and partnership from Democracy Fund. The survey was co-designed and written by API and NORC with support and engagement throughout the process by Tom Glaisyer and Jessica Mahone of Democracy Fund. Data were collected using AmeriSpeak Omnibus®, […]