Need to Know: April 19, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: 80 journalists were killed worldwide in 2018, up from 65 in 2017; more than half were deliberately targeted (Reporters Without Borders) But did you know: Just 8 percent of countries have a media climate considered ‘good’; The […]

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Need to Know: April 17, 2019

OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Subscription-based podcast app Luminary aims to be the “Netflix of podcasts” (New York Times) But did you know: Like most media, podcasting is pivoting to paid (with complications) (Digiday) “Podcasting looks poised for a major infusion of consumer revenue in the next few years,” writes Max Willens. “The […]

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Need to Know: April 15, 2019

OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Publishers sour on contributor networks, citing concerns over low-quality content (Digiday) But did you know: Looking for more ways to engage audiences, publishers are beginning to turn their attention back to building ‘expert networks’ (Digiday) Many news publishers are beginning to revive their contributor networks, creating new roles […]

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Need to Know: April 12, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces U.S. extradition after arrest at Ecuadorian embassy in the U.K. (The Guardian) But did you know: Julian Assange’s arrest could end as a test for press freedom (CNN) Assange has not been […]

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Need to Know: April 11, 2019

OFF THE TOP You might have heard: After spending two years launching third-party fact-checking programs, rolling out News Feed updates, and investing in other anti-misinformation initiatives, Facebook is still the home of viral fake news (BuzzFeed News) But did you know: Facebook is changing News Feed (again) to stop fake news (Wired) On Wednesday Facebook announced a […]

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Need to Know: April 10, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The use of voice assistants is growing rapidly, but news consumption on these devices is lower than might be expected, with users “underwhelmed” by short news briefings that are mostly reversioned from radio or print (Reuters Institute) But […]

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Need to Know: April 8, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Americans expect to get their news from social media, but they don’t expect it to be accurate (Nieman Lab) But did you know: Americans give social media a clear thumbs-down (NBC News) The American public holds negative views […]

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