COVID-19’s Deep Disruption May Have Permanently Altered the Modern Newsroom
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“Deep disruption …” That’s the way Faisal Kim in WNIP describes how COVID-19 reshaped the news publishing industry. And unlike many industries in which the disruptions are likely more short-term, this year may have dealt a deadly blow to the...
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When Their Local Paper Closed, These Journalists Got Busy
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Local news is facing a crisis… at a time when trusted coverage of the events in this country and our world is more critical than ever. Local libraries have been stepping into the breach, with projects like the four-page weekly...
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Traditional News Readers are Better Informed on the Truth
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Want to truly understand the issues facing this country and the world? Look to traditional news organizations and print news for your information. “Americans who get most of their news from print sources tend to be better informed about key...
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Sorry, Apple News, You’re Out of Alignment
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‘We want relationships with our readers; and you aren’t allowing that to happen.’ That’s the basic message the New York Times just sent to Apple as they backed out of their partnership with Apple News, according to this article in...
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How Local Libraries are Fighting the Community News Crisis
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Local news is facing a crisis… at a time when trusted coverage of the events in this country and our world is more critical than ever. “It has simply become uneconomic to provide news to [communities] based on the business...
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Will the News Media Survive 2020?
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Back in 2011, we all witnessed the shift to paywalls by the New York Times, a calculated risk that paid off in the years since. Other publishers followed suit and found willing audiences concerned enough about quality journalism to support paid...
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The Uneasy Truce between Facebook and News Media
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In the wake of dropping engagement and rousing calls for better oversight on fake news, Facebook has announced the launch of Facebook News, which will feature content from “trusted news partners.” And many of those news publishers will actually be...
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The Rise and Crash of Social Media News Cred
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Well, that escalated quickly. According to a new study from the Pew Research Center, people are wary of the role social media plays in delivering the news, on a platform that is less than 15 years old. Yet “[i]t took...
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Apple News+ Gets a Big Minus from Publishers
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It was five years ago when both Facebook and Apple decided to become de facto news publishers, FB with Instant Articles and Apple with Apple News. It wasn’t long before publishers started ditching Instant Articles in large numbers as engagement...
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At Risk: The Dire State of Digital News Archiving
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Are we facing a crisis of public information? According to a new report from The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, the news media is woefully unprepared for preserving news content in the digital age....
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