Need to Know: April 5, 2019

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: For many publishers, there’s not much question if voice will grow. The question is whether news will grow with it. […]

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Need to Know: April 4, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The debate on whether journalism is — or should be — a form of activism breaks down along generational lines, with younger journalists typically considering it as a channel for advocacy (Nieman Reports) But did you know: How […]

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Need to Know: April 2, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: New York Times CEO warns publishers against Apple News ahead of launch (Reuters) But did you know: Apple News+ could lead to a massive value destruction for the magazine industry (Monday Note) Apple’s digital kiosk is a terrible deal […]

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Need to Know: April 1, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Microsoft bans April Fools’ Day pranks, saying they “have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles” (The Verge) But did you know: How April Fools’ pranks might help researchers better detect fake news (Nieman Lab) […]

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Need to Know: March 29, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: News publishers’ digital archives are not as complete or long-lasting as they should be — or could be, leading to “a kind of Orwellian ‘memory hole’ of our own unintentional making” (Reynolds Journalism Institute) But did you […]

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Need to Know: March 28, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Correspondent announces it will close its New York office and move to its headquarters in Amsterdam (Medium, The Correspondent) But did you know: The Correspondent’s editor-in-chief talks about what U.S. expansion means (and doesn’t — an office) (Nieman […]

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Need to Know: March 27, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Google offers news business a $300 million olive branch (Columbia Journalism Review) But did you know: Google will fund new local media sites (Axios) Google is launching the Local Experiments Project, an effort to fund dozens of new local […]

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Need to Know: March 26, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: One-in-five YouTube users say it is very important for helping them understand events that are happening in the world (Pew Research Center) But did you know: ‘Bundles always dilute the brand’: Publishers grapple with Apple’s new subscription service (Digiday) […]

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Need to Know: March 22, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: One-in-five YouTube users say it is very important for helping them understand events that are happening in the world (Pew Research Center) But did you know: Time spent on mobile jumps up: YouTube corners ~40 percent of traffic, Facebook […]

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