Study: Bots Have Turned Twitter Into a Powerful Political Disinformation Platform

A researcher at USC found that almost 20 percent of Twitter bots were engaged in spreading propaganda against Emmanuel Macron during the recent French presidential election. ...
Source: CHRIS O'BRIEN, VentureBeat
Posted: Jul 18, 2017

Politico Pro Now Has 20,000 Paid Subscribers That Account for Half of Its Revenue

Pro has gone from a 2010 side project to a 200-person operation. Over the past three years, revenue has grown 30 percent year over year, while maintaining a 90 percent renewal rate with its client base. ...
Source: Max Willens, digiday
Posted: Jul 17, 2017

CBS News, BBC News Announce Newsgathering Partnership

CBS News and BBC News announced a new editorial and newsgathering relationship Thursday that will significantly enhance the global reporting capabilities of both organizations. ...
Posted: Jul 13, 2017

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Why Haven’t More Reporters Adopted Secure Tools for Communicating With Sources?

When journalists don’t step up, leakers are forced to use riskier modes of communication to initiate contact. Journalists need to provide a more secure platform to protect potential sources. ...
Source: Scott Nover and Nikki Usher, Slate
Posted: Jul 13, 2017

Text Journalists Fear (and Resent) The Great Pivot to Video

There’s a sense of dread that the move into video is fundamentally different from the advent of digital and that writing jobs may disappear permanently. But is the shift to video a convenient scapegoat? ...
Source: Lucia Moses, Digiday
Posted: Jul 12, 2017

Time Inc. Explores Renaming the Company, Seeking a Refresh

Is time running out on one of the most fabled names in media? Senior executives at Time Inc. recently met to discuss a potential rebranding of the company that could include changing the publisher’s corporate name. ...
Source: Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ
Posted: Jul 11, 2017

Podcast Series: The Art of Interviewing

For the next five weeks, Columbia Journalism Review and will broadcast 10 conversations with some of the best interviewers. First up is Audie Cornish, the current co-host of NPR’s All Things Considered. ...
Source: CJR
Posted: Jul 10, 2017

CNN Parent’s $85B Deal at Little Risk From WH Admin

White House aides may have talked about using AT&T's proposed purchase of Time Warner to influence the news network, but the administration's legal weapons are few. ...
Source: STEVEN OVERLY, Politico
Posted: Jul 07, 2017

Apple News May Let Publishers Sell Ads Their Own Way

Apple News is planning to let top media partners use their own technology to fill the ad space in their content, becoming more of an extension of the publishers' own websites than the walled-off island it is now. ...
Source: Garett Sloane, AdAge
Posted: Jul 06, 2017

BBC News Is Betting on Instagram Stories Over Snapchat

The broadcaster has long been prolific with tools like Facebook Live, but Instagram is now a bigger focus, with a following of 3.8 million and climbing for its BBC News account. ...
Source: Jessica Davies, Digiday
Posted: Jul 02, 2017

Twitter Is Looking at Ways to Let Users Flag Fake News, Offensive Content

The feature, which is still in a prototype phase and may never be released, is part of the company’s uphill battle against rampant abuse on its platform. ...
Source: Elizabeth Dwoskin, Washington Post
Posted: Jun 30, 2017

How About Some Mindfulness at Your Next Newsroom Meeting?

It’s a frequent practice at News Deeply, a New York-based startup that focuses on comprehensive coverage of complex issues that are widely overhyped and misunderstood, such as Syria, refugees, oceans, and water. ...
Source: Melanie Faizer, CJR
Posted: Jun 29, 2017