Need to Know: February 20, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: During a 2016 campaign rally, candidate Trump threatened to “open up” libel laws as president, making it easier to sue news organizations (Politifact) But did you know: Justice Clarence Thomas calls for reconsideration of landmark libel ruling (The […]

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Need to Know: February 19, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Knight Foundation released a report calling for more philanthropy, transparency, diversity and disinformation-fighting technology to restore the “crisis of trust” in American journalism (Knight Foundation) But did you know: Knight pledges $300 million to local news, free […]

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Need to Know: February 15, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Metrics like page views and time spent on articles — two commonly cited benchmarks — are not nearly as important as the number of readers who are frequent users (Local News Initiative) But did you know: Clicks are an […]

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Need to Know: February 14, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Apple plans to keep about 50 percent of subscription revenue from “Netflix for news” service, likely won’t share customer data with publishers (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: The logic behind Apple’s give-us-half-your-revenue pitch to news publishers […]

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Need to Know: February 13, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “Launching a paywall is easy. Pivoting a whole business from an advertising-centric mindset to one focused on reader revenue is not.” But did you know: News media needs to convince readers to open their wallets. Consolidation has not helped. […]

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Need to Know: February 12, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Patch rebounds after split from AOL (Wall Street Journal) But did you know:All-digital local news company Patch is quietly re-emerging as local newspapers decline (Recode) Patch, the hyperlocal news company once owned by AOL, could — for […]

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Need to Know: February 11, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Facebook declines, Google grows as battle for news audiences continues (Parse.ly) But did you know: Where your new readers are going to come from in 2019 (Nieman Lab) In the first piece of a two-part installment, Nieman Lab’s […]

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Need to Know: February 8, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: There was less misinformation during the 2018 midterms than in 2016 (Poynter) But did you know: Researchers say fears about ‘fake news’ are exaggerated (Columbia Journalism Review) Researchers at the University of Michigan recently came to the conclusion […]

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Need to Know: February 7, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: With philanthropic gifts to media topping $50 million, Craig Newmark is working to save journalism (The New York Times) But did you know: Poynter, with funding from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, will launch a new media ethics center (Poynter) With […]

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