Hearst Is Cutting Back on Aggregation and Viral Fluff

Digital scale used to be the watchword at Hearst Magazines, but it’s now joining the stampede to original reporting. Back in January 2017, only one of the company’s top 50 stories included some research or reporting or both. ...
Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday
Posted: Apr 23, 2018

Reinventing Local TV News Might Require Going Over the Top

To attract young viewers, stations are going digital-first, crowdsourcing reporting, experimenting with augmented reality, and injecting more personality into the news. ...
Source: ERYN CARLSON, NiemanLab
Posted: Apr 19, 2018

Cheddar Launches Two Networks on YouTube TV

Cheddar, the streaming video network dubbed the "CNBC for millennials" is launching its original tech and business-focused news network and a new general news network, Cheddar Big News, on YouTube TV. ...
Source: Sara Fischer, Axios
Posted: Apr 18, 2018

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He Reported on Russia’s Secret Mercenary Army. Then He Plunged to His Death.

Was Maksim Borodin killed by loneliness or -- in this country where so many journalists have been murdered -- by someone who hated his reporting? ...
Posted: Apr 18, 2018

Pulitzer Prizes Award Reporters Who Detailed Sexual Assault in Hollywood

The 2018 Pulitzer Prizes on Monday honored journalists who broke stories on sexual assault and harassment that helped to elevate the #MeToo movement to national and global attention. ...
Source: Yelena Dzhanova, NBCNews
Posted: Apr 17, 2018

Layoffs At Univision Cause Panic As Staffers Told 'Catastrophic' Cuts Are Imminent

Univision's empire seems to be crumbling. The aspirations of an IPO, a failed joint-venture with ABC, and the $135 million acquisition of the Gawker digital sites have all come crashing down. ...
Source: Veronica Villafañe, Forbes
Posted: Apr 16, 2018

Publishers Dangle Access to Editorial Staffers in a Bid for Subscriptions

For example, New York magazine’s membership program, New York by New York, is focusing on exclusive events, which are often hosted or guided by editorial staffers like food critic Adam Platt. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Apr 13, 2018

Tronc Cuts Dozens of Employees, Including Former Times Editor Lewis D'Vorkin

The layoffs, which included Tribune Interactive's Los Angeles-based video and online content teams that operated separately from The Times, were due to a change in the company's business strategy. ...
Posted: Apr 13, 2018

Practicing Journalism Can Get You Killed. Even in the World’s Largest Democracy.

India has more newspaper readers -- more than 400 million of them -- than the United States has inhabitants. You’d think that all those readers would encourage an environment friendly to reporters. ...
Source: Jason Rezaian, Washington Post
Posted: Apr 09, 2018

Univision Forces Out Gizmodo CEO as Company Weighs Deep Cuts

Gizmodo Media Group’s top executive is exiting the company—a sign that parent Univision plans to get more directly involved with its flagship digital media property as it weighs deep cuts. ...
Source: MAXWELL TANI, TheDailyBeast
Posted: Apr 09, 2018

A Startup Media Site Says AI Can Take Bias Out of News

The site is called “Knowhere,” and its creators say that they believe AI can be used to write unbiased news. The site will publish three versions of every article, aggregated from right-, left-, and center-leaning websites. ...
Source: Mack DeGeurin, Motherboard
Posted: Apr 05, 2018

Stuck in Third Place, Should CNN Abandon Its "Food Fight" Formula?

Despite its down-the-middle news brand, the network trails rivals Fox News and MSNBC in viewers and weathers daily attacks from the White House as critics bemoan a "clash model" of staging partisan debates that's now "outmoded." ...
Source: Jeremy Barr, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Apr 05, 2018