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The Media's Fascination With Breitbart Has Faded

In the early days of the Trump administration, Breitbart drew a significant amount of attention from the Washington press corps. More than a year and a half later, much of that interest seems to have dissipated. ...
Source: Oliver Darcy, Money.CNN.com
Posted: Jul 24, 2018

New York Daily News Cuts Half of Its Staff

Staff members were notified of the cuts in an email sent by the company's human resources department. The note also detailed a new direction for the paper, with an increased focus on breaking news. ...
Source: Jason Abbruzzese, NBCNews
Posted: Jul 24, 2018

The Billionaire Who Bought the LA Times: 'Hipsters Will Want Paper Soon'

Patrick Soon-Shiong has an ambitious agenda to redress not only fake news -- the “cancer of our time” -- but also short-attention spans and hyper-partisan discourse. “You have a generation (whose) brains have been wired to look at ...
Source: Rory Carroll, The Guardian
Posted: Jul 22, 2018

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Sean Spicer On Trump's Inauguration Records And The Role Of The Press Secretary

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly spoke with former press secretary Sean Spicer about why he said President Trump's inauguration broke audience records despite evidence to the contrary. ...
Source: Louise Kelly, NPR
Posted: Jul 20, 2018

Network News Broadcasters Rush to Broadband

Leapfrogged by cable years ago in the 24/7 news game, broadcasters are utilizing mobile video to try to establish a new beachhead. But there’s no guarantee their decades-old TV brands will help them against a growing array ...
Source: Brian Steinberg, Variety
Posted: Jul 20, 2018

Snapchat Is Launching a News Partnerships Initiative

Snapchat is launching a news partnership initiative with the goal of helping journalists and news organizations better mine the billions of public videos and photos shared daily on Snapchat for news and information. ...
Source: Sara Fischer, Axios
Posted: Jul 17, 2018

A New Proposed Law Would Turn Drone Journalism Into a Swarm of Lawsuits

Imagine if a news photographer at a football game had to get permission from every single person in the stadium before taking a single shot — or else face hundreds of civil lawsuits. That’s what new model legislation ...
Source: JUDD SLIVKA, NiemanLab
Posted: Jul 16, 2018

Can Blockchain Save Journalism?

Manoush Zomorodi left WNYC for the startup life because she was tired of waiting for other people to fix the media. The company she co-founded, Stable Genius Productions, unveiled its first podcast last month called ZigZag. ...
Source: Eric Johnson, Recode
Posted: Jul 13, 2018

Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

The information operatives who worked out of the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, Russia, did not stop at posing as American social media users or spreading false information from purported news sources. ...
Source: Tim Mak
Posted: Jul 12, 2018

WikiTribune: The Newsroom of the Future?

WikiTribune was unveiled in April 2017 by a community of professional and citizen journalists who report, fact-check, and combat fake news. But will this venture be able to sustain itself? ...
Source: LAURA HAZARD OWEN, NiemanLab
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

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