News Integrity Initiative gives $150k to American Press Institute to expand mentorship initiative and improve newsroom-community relationships

The News Integrity Initiative at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY has granted the American Press Institute $150,000 to deepen and expand its existing newsroom mentorship initiative and help newsrooms create organizational cultures built on community listening. With the funds, API will add to the mentorship capacity it has tested over the […]

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Need to Know: February 6, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Wall Street Journal measures “active days” — the number of days a reader engages with content — to determine how likely they are to subscribe (Nieman Lab) But did you know: Building habit — not page views — […]

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Need to Know: February 5, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Hedge-fund-backed media group makes bid for Gannett (Wall Street Journal) But did you know: Gannett rejects takeover offer from Digital First Media (USA Today) On Monday Gannett’s board unanimously rejected an unsolicited proposal to be acquired by media […]

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Need to Know: February 4, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The Washington Post aired a Super Bowl commercial, narrated by Tom Hanks, defending journalism: “Knowing keeps us free” (Washington Post) But did you know: Many people, including journalists, are troubled by the fact that the Washington Post ad […]

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Need to Know: February 1, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: In July, New York Times Publisher A.G. Sulzberger and President Trump engaged in a fierce public clash over Trump’s threats against journalism, after Sulzberger said the president misrepresented a private meeting and Trump accused The Times and other […]

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Need to Know: January 31, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: When newspapers close, the cost of government goes up (Governing.com) But did you know: Loss of newspapers contributes to political polarization (Associated Press) The steady loss of local newspapers and journalists across the country contributes to the nation’s […]

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Need to Know: January 29, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: “This increase, as with others in recent years, is not about inflation. It’s about survival and about how the economics of news is changing” — The Washington Post’s former ombudsman Patrick Pexton explaining to readers, in 2013, […]

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Need to Know: January 28, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: Major layoffs at BuzzFeed, Gannett and HuffPost bring a rocky week in journalism to a close (Poynter) But did you know: Fears are growing that current models of paying for online journalism are broken (The Guardian) BuzzFeed and HuffPost […]

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Need to Know: January 25, 2019

Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism OFF THE TOP You might have heard: If you let commenters go after your reporters, it hurts your credibility with other readers (Nieman Lab) But did you know: How online comments can damage readers’ perceptions of your entire newsroom (Center for Media Engagement) Uncivil comments can […]

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