Seattle Weekly Ends Four Decades of Print and Joins the Web-Only Ranks

Seattle Weekly, once one of the most innovative and influential voices in Seattle arts and politics, and a leading light of the alternative weekly movement, will no longer be seen on Seattle’s streets after this week. ...
Source: Paul Roberts,
Posted: Feb 26, 2019

CBS Mulls Changes to ‘CBS Evening News,’ Eyes Norah O’Donnell for Anchor Slot

The network is considering putting 'CBS This Morning' anchor Norah O’Donnell in the lead role of its evening-news broadcast, as well as moving the broadcast from its longtime New York City home to Washington, D.C. ...
Source: Brian Steinberg, Variety
Posted: Feb 20, 2019

The Spread of Fake News Had Deadly Consequences in Mexico

After an incorrect report spread on WhatsApp, a mob lynched two men in Acatlán de Osorio, Mexico. Fact-checkers came in and tried to uncover the truth of what happened. ...
Source: MARK OPREA, Pacific Standard
Posted: Feb 18, 2019

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Apple Could Save Online Journalism -- or Strangle It

A “Netflix for news” service could restore healthy incentives and deliver decent revenue -- if Apple doesn’t keep too much of the cash. ...
Source: WILL OREMUS, Slate
Posted: Feb 13, 2019

The Alternative to Your Dying Local Paper Is Written By One Person, a Robot, and You

Take a look at Patch, the all-digital local news company you probably stopped paying attention to years ago, when AOL used to own the company. For better or worse, it may represent the future of local news. ...
Source: Peter Kafka, Recode
Posted: Feb 11, 2019

Craigslist Founder Donating $15 Million to Promote Journalism Ethics

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark thinks fake news is a problem—and it’s time for the industry to get on top of it. To tackle the issue, Newmark is donating $15 million to two separate efforts to promote ethics in ...
Source: NATASHA BACH, Fortune
Posted: Feb 06, 2019

Media's Fatal Flaw: Ignoring the Mistakes of Newspapers

Last week's layoffs at BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Gannett landed like consecutive punches. The news signaled a difficult year ahead for an industry already mired in perpetual uncertainty. ...
Source: Jeremy Littau, Wired
Posted: Jan 31, 2019

Fox News Marks 17 Years At No. 1, But MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Beats Sean Hannity

With a first-place finish in January, Fox News Channel has reached an unprecedented milestone: 17 years as the dominant network in cable news. ...
Source: Mark Joyella, Forbes
Posted: Jan 30, 2019

BuzzFeed Will Cut Its Staff By 15% in Major Round of Layoffs

In a memo to employees, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti explained that the layoffs would hit next week, reducing its workforce by 15 percent, or about 250 positions. ...
Source: Taylor Hatmaker, TechCrunch
Posted: Jan 24, 2019

Five Things Everybody Needs to Know about the Future of Journalism

A new report highlights risks posed by growing information inequality, struggling journalism business models, and the role of social media platforms. ...
Source: Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Reuters Institute
Posted: Jan 24, 2019

Gawker 2.0 Implodes as Its Only Reporters Quit

This morning, the site’s only two full-time writers -- former Vanity Fair writer Maya Kosoff and former Cosmopolitan writer Anna Breslaw -- announced they left over concerns about Carson Griffith, the recently hired editorial director. ...
Source: Maxwell Tani, TheDailyBeast
Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Google Considering Pulling News Service From Europe

Google is considering pulling its Google News service from Europe as regulators work toward a controversial copyright law that would give publishers the right to demand money from Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc. ...
Source: Natalia Drozdiak, Bloomberg
Posted: Jan 22, 2019