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What Bleacher Report Has Learned From Snapchat Discover

For one, avoid recurring templates. As soon as a highly popular format starts feeling easy to re-create, drop it. Second, make sure each snap is created for a singular purpose to avoid wasting resources. ...
Source: Jessica Davies, Digiday
Posted: May 16, 2017

Award-Winning Journalist Killed in Mexico

Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, known for his reporting on drug trafficking and organized crime, was shot and killed in broad daylight yesterday when unidentified attackers opened fired on his car. ...
Source: ARIA BENDIX, TheAtlantic
Posted: May 16, 2017

What Toppled Bill O’Reilly? A Reporter’s Hunch, a Cold Call, and a Pilates Class

NYT Reporter Emily Steel’s reporting not only resulted in Bill O’Reilly’s firing, but exposed a pervasive culture of misogyny and sexual harassment enabled by Fox executives. It also empowered other women to come forward. ...
Source: Yardena Schwartz, CJR
Posted: May 16, 2017

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Slovak Journalists Quit Their Paper and Built an Independent Rival With 23,000 Digital Subscribers

“We were scared to start a newspaper," said Matúš Kostolný, one of the paper's founder. "We started with people who were ready to act very honestly and bravely. And then we realized there is a place for us.” ...
Source: ROB SHARP, NiemanLab
Posted: May 12, 2017

Facebook Trains AI to Identify False News Spam Sites

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to identify when a link leads to a website with the worst ad experiences, like sponsored content spam and other negative cues, and then will restrict the posts and ads leading to those ...
Source: Garett Sloane, AdAge
Posted: May 11, 2017

Now Profitable, Patch Wants to Be a Platform for Other Local News Outlets

AOL’s onetime struggling experiment in hyperlocal news has returned to its feet after the portal sold it in 2014. Now profitable, it wants to help other local news outlets fight for survival. ...
Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday
Posted: May 10, 2017

NPR to Consolidate Digital Teams in Washington

The network has asked all 32 Digital Services staffers at their offices in Boston to move as part of an effort to unite digital teams at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. ...
Source: Tyler Falk, Current.org
Posted: May 08, 2017

How Much is a Facebook Partnership Worth?

Kaleida found correlations that prove sharing patterns on Facebook are a good proxy for referral traffic. That means publishers can work out the real value of all the effort they put into doing things with (and for) the ...
Source: Matt McAlister, Medium
Posted: May 08, 2017

Publishers Suffer in Spar Between Social Media Giants

Much of the social media action around news publishing is just a boxing match between social giants vying for users and attention. Can publishers win in a fight that isn’t really about them? ...
Source: Nushin Rashidian, CJR
Posted: May 05, 2017

How to Make Local/National Journalism Collaborations Work

Working together doesn’t always come easy to news organizations. The Nieman Lab takes a look at one group's efforts to foster better collaboration between national and local news organizations. ...
Source: Tim Griggs, NiemanLab
Posted: May 05, 2017

Fox’s Unfamiliar But Powerful Television Rival: Sinclair Broadcast

With Trump's regulators easing rules on owning television stations, Sinclair Broadcast Group is looking to expand beyond its 173 stations. But it has locked horns with that other broadcast giant, 21st Century Fox. ...
Source: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED, NYTimes
Posted: May 04, 2017

Boston Herald Guild Members Boycott Twitter After Reporter Suspended

Members of the Herald’s editorial guild are boycotting Twitter this week after reporter Chris Villani was suspended without pay for three days for violating the company’s social media policy. ...
Source: Chris Sweeney, Boston Magazine
Posted: May 02, 2017