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Journalist Killings in Afghanistan: 'An Attack on the Global Media'

Monday was the deadliest day for journalists anywhere in the world since the attack at the Charlie Hebdo office in 2015. Nine journalists were killed in suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan. A tenth Afghan journalist was killed in ...
Source: Brian Stelter, Money.CNN.com
Posted: May 01, 2018

Baby Breitbarts to Pop Up Across the Country?

From the Arizona Monitor to the Maine Examiner, sites with names and layouts designed to echo those of nonpartisan publications — and with varying levels of credibility — have emerged across the country. ...
Source: JASON SCHWARTZ, Politico
Posted: May 01, 2018

Substack Raises $2 Million to Prove Newsletters Can Help Media

The San Francisco-based startup provides users with tools to publish paid (or free) subscription newsletters. Substack is betting on two content business elements: newsletters and subscriptions. ...
Source: Kia Kokalitcheva, Axios
Posted: May 01, 2018

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Facebook Shrinks Fake News After Warnings Backfire

Users who wanted to believe the false stories had their fevers ignited and they actually shared the hoaxes more. That led Facebook to ditch the incendiary red flags in favor of stories from trusted news sources. ...
Source: Josh Constine, TechCrunch
Posted: Apr 30, 2018

What's It Like to Cover the White House?

The beat is notorious for its control-freak public relations operatives, stretches of bureaucratic boredom and sudden scrambles to chase massive news under huge pressure. The Trump White House, however, has “forced new efficiencies,” according to Bloomberg’s Margaret Talev. ...
Source: MICHAEL CALDERONE, Politico
Posted: Apr 27, 2018

Gothamist Is Officially Back in Business

After getting shut down last November, Gothamist was acquired by WNYC, a non-profit institution committed to strengthening local journalism. So far, eight former Gothamist staffers have rejoined the team to bring Gothamist back. ...
Source: Gothamist Staff
Posted: Apr 26, 2018

Say Hello to the New Gmail With Self-Destructing Messages

Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. You can now archive and delete a message or mark it as read (without ever reading it). Google's snooze feature allows you to make an email resurface later ...
Source: Frederic Lardinois, Techcrunch
Posted: Apr 26, 2018

Meet the Journalism Student Who Found Out She Won a Pulitzer in Class

Mariel Padilla, 23, was in a journalism class at Columbia University when a classmate texted her to say the opioid series she reported on while interning at the Cincinnati Enquirer had won a Pulitzer Prize. ...
Source: Kelsey Ables, CJR
Posted: Apr 25, 2018

Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson to Host Documentary Specials for Lifetime

A+E Networks announced Monday that the opening special in the series, tentatively called "The Brave with Gretchen Carlson," will focus on sexual harassment. ...
Source: STEPHEN BATTAGLIO, LATIMES
Posted: Apr 25, 2018

Bloomberg is Planning to Make Readers Pay to Read Its Digital Content

The media company is the latest in a growing number of publishers, particularly in the business journalism realm, to explore a subscription model. ...
Source: Mike Shields, BusinessInsider
Posted: Apr 25, 2018

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