How The New York Times’ Mark Thompson Became the Latest Thorn in Facebook’s Side

In June, Thompson gave a speech in which he described Facebook’s policy of labeling news as political ads as “a threat to democracy.” A few days later, he sparred with Facebook’s head of global news. ...
Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

Slain Reporter Wendi Winters ‘Charged’ At Capital Gazette Gunman, Saving Lives

Moments before she was shot dead, veteran reporter Wendi Winters stood up from her desk and “charged” at the rampaging gunman, brandishing a trash can and a recycling bin. ...
Source: Dominique Mosbergen, HuffPost
Posted: Jul 10, 2018

Univision Reportedly Mulling Sale of Fusion Media Group

Univision is reportedly mulling the sale of the brand portfolio that includes popular sites like Gizmodo, Deadspin, The Root, Lifehacker and a chunk of The Onion. ...
Source: Brian Heater, Techcrunch
Posted: Jul 09, 2018

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Twitter Is Sweeping Out Fake Accounts Like Never Before, Putting User Growth at Risk

Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts a day in recent months, a major shift to lessen the flow of disinformation on the platform. ...
Source: Craig Timberg, Washington Post
Posted: Jul 06, 2018

Facebook’s Year of Privacy Mishaps Continues

Earlier this week a software bug “unblocked” some people who had previously been blocked by another user, allowing the unblocked user to see some posts from the person who blocked them. ...
Source: Kurt Wagner, Recode
Posted: Jul 03, 2018

ABC Parts Ways With Investigative Reporter Brian Ross

Brian Ross, the chief investigative correspondent for ABC News, is leaving the network seven months after he botched a report involving President Trump and the Russia investigation, a mistake that led to a rebuke from the White House. ...
Source: Michael M. Grynbaum, NYTIMES
Posted: Jul 03, 2018

The War Against the Press Comes to the Local Newsroom

Every local journalist, in every local newsroom, has experienced that moment of fear, when the crank who has been tormenting their inbox or Twitter feed or voicemail shows up to complain in person. ...
Source: Kyle Pope, CJR
Posted: Jul 03, 2018

Gizmodo Media Group Staffers Take Buyouts

Forty-four Gizmodo Media Group staffers have opted to leave the company in buyouts that provide 18 weeks of salary and health benefits. ...
Source: Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, WWD
Posted: Jul 02, 2018

Publishers Ditch Viral Clips for Long-Form Video Series

Publishers that spent years investing in making dozens of viral social media videos every day are pivoting their production efforts to creating high-quality, episodic video series that can be sold or licensed across many different video channels. ...
Source: Sara Fischer, Axios
Posted: Jun 27, 2018

Study: Male Political Reporters Retweet Other Men Three Times More Than Their Female Colleagues

When male journalists reply to other beltway journalists, they reply to another male journalist 91 percent of the time, according to a study to be published in the the International Journal of Press/Politics. ...
Source: Laura McGann, Vox
Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Reddit Launches a ‘News’ Tab Into Beta Testing

Reddit explained it wanted to give news its own dedicated home on its site in order to make it easier for those with a lot of subreddit subscriptions to find the news without having to hunt around. ...
Source: Sarah Perez, TechCrunch
Posted: Jun 22, 2018

Meet the Woman Who ‘Really Runs’ the New York Times Newsroom

Juanita Powell-Brunson, 42, has worked at The Times for 18 years, and her responsibilities are vast and varied. She oversees operations for two of the paper’s most logistically complicated sections — National and Politics. ...
Source: Katie Van Syckle, NYTIMES
Posted: Jun 20, 2018