TV Reporter Attacked While Reporting on Mass Overdose

A reporter for a Redding, Calif., news station was attacked during a live broadcast while reporting from the site of several apparent fentanyl overdoses in Chico, California. ...
Source: Michelle Robertson, SFGATE
Posted: Jan 14, 2019

Der Spiegel Made Up Stories. How Can It Regain Readers’ Trust?

Spiegel is still reeling from German journalism’s biggest scandal in its modern history: Claas Relotius, a 33-year-old Spiegel writer who was long the envy of his peers, fabricated part or all of many of his biggest stories. ...
Source: EMILY SCHULTHEIS, TheAtlantic
Posted: Jan 11, 2019

CBS Names Legendary Producer Susan Zirinsky As Head of News

Zirinsky, most recently the senior executive producer of the true-crime-driven newsmagazine 48 Hours, will be the first woman to head CBS News. She has held significant roles at almost every element throughout the news division. ...
Source: David Folkenflik, NPR
Posted: Jan 07, 2019

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Dallas Morning News Lays Off 43 as Company Struggles With Revenue Declines

The cuts include about 20 writers, editors, photographers and newsroom support personnel. The overall staff reduction represents about 4 percent of the 978 employees working for The News’ parent company, A. H. Belo Corporation. ...
Source: Maria Halkias,
Posted: Jan 07, 2019

Five Lessons for Reporting in an Age of Disinformation

Agents of disinformation use anonymous online spaces to seed rumors and fabricated content, hoping to eventually reach professional news outlets. How can journalists protect themselves from being manipulated? ...
Source: Claire Wardle, First Draft
Posted: Jan 02, 2019

The Best and Worst Things That Happened to Journalism in 2018

A tough year brought unequal measures of encouragement and tragedy, including the revitalization of the Los Angeles Times and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. ...
Source: Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post
Posted: Dec 24, 2018

Times Square New Year's Eve Will Celebrate Journalists

The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment will officially celebrate "journalists and press freedom" by making the Committee to Protect Journalists its official charity. ...
Source: John Eggerton, Boardcasting & Cable
Posted: Dec 21, 2018

NPR’s Move Into Podcasting Analytics Raises Privacy Concerns

While NPR makes the argument that the data will make it easier to convince advertisers and sponsors to commit to backing podcasts, skeptics say it will also make it easier for creators to track and identify individual listeners. ...
Source: Mathew Ingram, CJR
Posted: Dec 19, 2018

Fox News Is Taking a Membership Approach to Its New Subscription Service

Launched in late November, Fox Nation offers a wide slate of daily, weekly and monthly video programming hosted by conservative personalities. ...
Source: Sahil Patel, Digiday
Posted: Dec 18, 2018

Smithsonian Networks Launches New Subscription Service

Smithsonian Networks has expanded its push to reach cord-cutters with the launch of Smithsonian Channel Plus, promising subscribers 1,000-plus hours of streaming nonfiction programming for $5 per month. ...
Source: Todd Spangler, Variety
Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Weekly Standard Staffers Brace for End

Staffers at the Weekly Standard have been told to gather for an all-hands meeting Friday — and they're bracing for bad news about the conservative magazine's future. ...
Source: JASON SCHWARTZ, Politico
Posted: Dec 13, 2018

Social Media Outpaces Print Newspapers As a News Source

Social media sites have surpassed print newspapers as a news source for Americans: One-in-five U.S. adults say they often get news via social media, slightly higher than the share who often do so from print newspapers (16%). ...
Source: ELISA SHEARER, Pew Research
Posted: Dec 10, 2018