Condé Nast’s Pitchfork and Ars Technica Unionize

Editorial employees at the music site Pitchfork and technology and science publication Ars Technica informed managers Friday morning that they were organizing under the NewsGuild of New York. ...
Source: Maxwell Tani, TheDailyBeast
Posted: Mar 29, 2019

BuzzFeed and the Digital Media Meltdown

As national newspapers push ahead with subscriptions, cable news goes all-in on politics, and the video-streaming wars heat up, venture-backed startups like Vice and Vox have tried to rebrand themselves as something other than digital-centric businesses. ...
Source: David Uberti, CJR
Posted: Mar 11, 2019

How to Buy Into Journalism’s Blockchain Future

Five months after its failed token sale, Civil is back with a revised, streamlined process. If you’re not an experienced cryptocurrency trader, though, it’ll still take you a while. ...
Source: JOHN KEEFE, NiemanLab
Posted: Mar 06, 2019

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CNN’s Magic Leap App Lets You Interact With the News, If You Dare

It's 2019, so the idea of bringing the news into your living room sounds a bit ominous. That's not stopping CNN. The 24-hour-news network now has a mixed-reality app that allows viewers to watch and interact with programs ...
Source: Christine Fisher,
Posted: Mar 01, 2019

Publishers Grow Frustrated By the Lack of Revenue From Apple News

Last year, Apple News brimmed with promise for publishers. One year later, most publishers are still waiting. Monetization on Apple News remains a slog, according to seven publishers interviewed by Digiday. ...
Source: Max Willens, Digiday
Posted: Feb 27, 2019

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

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