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TV News Editor: Facebook Is Paying Us a ‘Minuscule’ Amount for Our 2 Billion Video Views

“A proper news organisation can't earn enough money off Facebook to wash its face, it's a huge distortion,” says Channel 4 News editor Ben de Pear. ...
Source: Ian Burrell, thedrum.com
Posted: Feb 17, 2017

Craig Newmark, Journalism’s New Six Million Dollar Man

The Craigslist founder has given to Wikipedia and Poynter, with more to come: “I do think a trustworthy press is mission critical for any democracy,” he says. ...
Source: Ken Doctor, niemanlab.org
Posted: Feb 16, 2017

Reporter Taped By White House During Heated Exchange

Omarosa Manigault, a communications official at the White House, said she has a recording of a dispute with a White House reporter, and has shared parts of it with journalists. ...
Source: Paul Farhi, Washington Post
Posted: Feb 15, 2017

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Scott Pelley, Lester Holt, David Muir: The Unprecedented Joint Interview

David Muir, Scott Pelley, and Lester Holt sat down last week in New York with Variety senior TV editor Brian Steinberg for a candid conversation about the news business. ...
Source: Brian Steinberg, Variety
Posted: Feb 14, 2017

Ev Williams Tried to Change Journalism, but His Dream Crashed Into Reality

The cofounder of Twitter launched "Medium" to much fanfare in 2012. But now some industry insiders have doubts about Williams' business judgment and are starting to say the company is his vanity project. ...
Source: Julie Bort, Business Insider
Posted: Feb 13, 2017

The Wall Street Journal to Close Google Loophole Entirely

Starting today, the Wall Street Journal is turning off Google’s first-click free feature that let people skirt the Journal’s paywall by cutting and pasting the headline of a story into Google. ...
Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday
Posted: Feb 13, 2017

Washington Post Becomes Snapchat's First Breaking News Partner

The Washington Post launched its first edition of Snapchat Discover Monday, bringing more political and hard news coverage to the app ahead of its initial public offering. ...
Source: KERRY FLYNN, Mashable
Posted: Feb 13, 2017

Google Warns State-Sponsored Hackers Are Targeting Prominent Journalists

Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine said he received several messages from Google warning him about an attack from a government-backed hacker starting shortly after the election. ...
Source: DANIEL LIPPMAN, Politico
Posted: Feb 10, 2017

TV Reporter Given Probation for Smuggling Syrian Teen Into Sweden

Swedish TV reporter, Fredrik Önnevall (pictured above), and two of his colleagues were sentenced to probation and community service for smuggling a 15-year-old Syrian boy out of Greece more than two years ago. ...
Source: Philip Victor, CNN
Posted: Feb 10, 2017

How NewsWhip Intends to Take the Guesswork Out of Which Stories Will Go Viral

On the southside of Dublin in a Georgian square that was once the address of Oscar Wilde and WB Yeats, a small but fast growing digital company aims to unlock the formulae that determine how articles perform on ...
Source: Ian Burrell, thedrum.com
Posted: Feb 10, 2017

Chase Has a 10-Person 'Newsroom' Delivering Financial Tips and Advice

Big banks are now getting into the game of offering customers news-like content, aware there are an increasing number of apps and websites competing to influence people’s spending. ...
Source: Suman Bhattacharyya, Digiday
Posted: Feb 09, 2017

White House Correspondents' Dinner Still Searching for a Host

The president's media war and initial policy moves are recasting Washington's premier social event as a radioactive hot potato that few Hollywood stars or media outlets want to touch. ...
Source: Marisa Guthrie, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Feb 08, 2017