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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, dallasnews.com
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

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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

Thomson Reuters to Cut 3,200 Jobs by 2020, Offer Fewer Products

Thomson Reuters Corp. said it plans to cut its workforce by 12 percent, or 3,200 positions, by 2020 as part of a push to reduce spending. The company also expects to have about 11 percent fewer products. ...
Source: Adam Manzor, Bloomberg
Posted: Dec 04, 2018

Nexstar to Acquire Tribune Media for $4.1 Billion

Nexstar Media Group agreed to acquire Tribune Media Co. for $4.1 billion in a deal set to create the largest operator of local television stations in the U.S. Including the assumption of debt, the takeover price amounts to ...
Source: Georg Szalai, Hollywood Reporter
Posted: Dec 03, 2018

Mic Has Laid Off the Majority of Its Staff

Mic is laying off the majority off its staff while the digital publisher works on a deal to sell the remainder of its assets to Bustle Digital Group. Until today the company had employed more than 100 people. ...
Source: Peter Kafka, Recode
Posted: Nov 29, 2018