Need to Know: Dec. 15, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard:  The Walt Disney Company will acquire Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., after spinning off several of its businesses, for $52.4 billion in stock But did you know: Rupert Murdoch is facing his ‘King Lear moment’ with the new […]

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Need to Know: Dec. 14, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2016, Facebook signed nearly 140 contracts totaling $50 million with publishers and celebrities to produce videos for Facebook Live, “a way to encourage publishers to produce a steady stream of high-quality videos until Facebook figures out […]

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Need to Know: Dec. 13, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Doug Jones won Alabama’s Senate race last night, defeating Roy Moore and becoming Alabama’s first Democratic senator in 25 years (New York Times) But did you know: Rather than running against Jones, Roy Moore was running a […]

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Need to Know: Dec. 12, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: While Facebook is an important source of referral traffic to publishers, it’s also an unreliable source as its algorithm changes have an effect on publishers’ traffic: One way publishers are getting around this is buying more paid […]

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Need to Know: Dec. 8, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The FCC is expected to eliminate net neutrality rules next week, a policy change that would “hand a major victory to Internet service providers” (Washington Post) But did you know: FCC policy changes mean local media could […]

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Need to Know: Dec. 7, 2017

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Political advertising on Facebook has come under intense scrutiny after it was revealed that it allowed political ads backed by Russian actors (New York Times): Facebook has said that it will require advertisers to be more transparent […]

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