Need to Know: November 20, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In 2017, U.S. sets new record for censoring, withholding government files (AP) But did you know: The sorry state of FOIA — ‘a wheezing, arthritic artifact of more optimistic times’ (Reason) When the Freedom of Information Act was […]

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Need to Know: November 19, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The newspaper industry generates an estimated $18 billion to 20 billion in annual revenue today, down from about $55 billion at its height (Nieman Lab) But did you know: New business models no longer rely on large profits […]

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Need to Know: November 16, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Voice assistants have been adopted faster than nearly any other technology in history (Recode) But did you know: How publishers are beginning to use smart speakers to deliver the news (Reuters Institute) At least a tenth of both the […]

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Need to Know: November 15, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Spending too much time on Twitter may worsen journalists’ news judgment (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: Partisanship of journalists’ Twitter networks tends to show in their work (Journalist’s Resource) There’s a clear link between the accounts […]

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Need to Know: November 14, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: CNN sues President Trump and top White House aides for barring reporter Jim Acosta (CNN) But did you know: The CNN lawsuit isn’t just about Jim Acosta’s White House badge (The Hollywood Reporter) CNN’s Jim Acosta may or may […]

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Need to Know: November 13, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In the run-up to the midterms, President Trump had fact-checkers “gasping for air” (The Washington Post) But did you know: During the midterm elections, local fact-checking was scant (Poynter) Very little of the fact-checking done in the lead-up to […]

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Craig Newmark Philanthropies gives $200k to American Press Institute to support research and convening on journalism ethics

Craig Newmark Philanthropies, the organization of craigslist founder Craig Newmark, has donated $200,000 to the American Press Institute to expand its efforts of promoting ethical reporting and helping journalists produce trustworthy work. With these funds, API seeks to help put into practice the growing body of ideas on how journalists can better provide accurate and […]

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Need to Know: November 12, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In the past year alone, Facebook Group membership is up 40 percent, with 1.4 billion people — more than half of Facebook’s massive user base — now using Groups every month (Forbes) But did you know: Facebook Groups are […]

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Need to Know: November 9, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: According to a 2017 survey conducted by the American Society of News Editors, most people believed that hiring more minorities would improve the quality of news (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: By the year 2000, U.S. newsrooms […]

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Need to Know: Nov. 8, 2018

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In July, the White House banned CNN reporter from Rose Garden event (CNN) But did you know: White House suspends press pass of CNN’s Jim Acosta after his testy exchange with Trump (The Washington Post) The White House suspended […]

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