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On August 19, police arrested Ziyan Karahan, the Kurdish-language editor for the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency, at her home in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, according to a report by her employer. The following day, police arrested … more
For almost 20 days, a vessel with more than 100 migrants on board has been stranded off the coast of Italy, waiting for Prime Minister’s Matteo Salvini’s authorization for it to dock in the country. The right-wing Italian government, however, … more
It's been a difficult few weeks for The New York Times. A little over a month ago, the paper, along with many of its rivals, was called out for its euphemistic descriptions of Trump’s racist tweets. Three weeks later, after a gunman in El Paso … more
Kate Sosin and Nico Lang landed in Anchorage in March 2018 and got into a Lyft to their hotel. The Lyft driver asked what the pair was doing in town. “I was stupid enough to say, ‘Oh, we’re reporters,’” Sosin recalls. They told the … more
Many publishers have moved from one-off videos to episodic shows on platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Snapchat. But that’s not the only TV-style programming strategy that publishers have adopted. Similar to how TV networks air special episodes … more
Alex Mather would like you to know that he loves newspapers. He’s loved them since he was a kid growing up in Philadelphia. “I waited for the smack of the Inquirer on the ground in the morning,” he says. “I would grab it, rip it apart, take … more
Back in 2004, I helped one of the early online environmental “blogs” undertake a big technical upgrade. At the time, this site had a staff of 10 people and their email newsletter list had about 60,000 subscribers. I remember thinking that was a … more
When the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism pledged money to News Corp and Nine Entertainment last month, some cynics wondered why the $100m philanthropic outfit was giving a leg-up to media moguls. The director of the Judith Neilson Institute … more
The decline of digital advertising revenue has had the news industry talking about job cuts and revenue losses for a long time now. However, The Times and The Sunday Times announced recently that it had hit a landmark 300,000 digital-only … more
A tech enthusiast slides around in e-skates, a retired investor swings sticks through the air as he drums without a kit, and a swarm of students taste plant-based burgers and eggs. This isn’t a typical Wall Street Journal (WSJ) event, but it does … more
The Quebec government says it will invest $5 million in a French-language newspaper chain that sought bankruptcy protection Monday. Le Groupe Capitales Médias owns daily newspapers in some of Quebec's largest markets, including Quebec City's … more
PodPass: Open vs. closed. It’s becoming increasingly common to monetize podcasts via a direct connection with listeners, whether via merchandise, donations, live events, or bonus or ad-free content. Big networks and publishers are doing it (e.g., … more
A Los Angeles jury on Monday awarded former Times sports columnist T.J. Simers $15.4 million in damages against the newspaper for discrimination against him because of his age and disability. It was the second time a jury had considered whether … more
Politics has always been likened to sports: Elections are “horse races,” policy squabbles are “inside baseball,” and debates feature “knockout” performances and “home runs.” While political rhetoric is happy to draw from sports for … more
Facebook famously got rid of its “trending topics” editorial team back in 2018. Now, it’s again hiring editors — just don’t expect “trending 2.0.” On Tuesday, the platform announced plans to hire what it is describing as a “small … more
The Malheur Enterprise, a small newspaper in eastern Oregon, spent months investigating a state lawmaker’s business deals and contract work in Malheur County. But on Monday, the newspaper reported an unusual development: Now the county wants to … more
Reuters today unveiled plans to enhance its digital content platform Reuters Connect with ‘end-to-end’ production apps offering creation, production and editing services from a range of partners. Reuters Connect – the ‘one stop shop’ for … more
The Innovation In Focus summer series explored emerging and unique revenue streams being utilized by local newsrooms in the United States. These ranged from The Colorado Sun’s ad-free membership model and KPCC’s LAist use of Kickstarter to the … more
In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news site with a conservative bent. Conservative columnist David French criticized Snopes for debunking what was, in his view, … more
Be careful what you wish for, journalists. Fairy godmothers can have a dark side. Just ask the fine folks at the Pacific Standard, a magazine respected for its decent salaries and long-form stories. The small staff of 16 journalists known for their … more
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