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Proposed Russian legislation threatens to shut down all independent media

The Russian State Duma should withdraw a draft law that would facilitate the arbitrary shutdown of media outlets and increase the number of journalists prosecuted for sharing information, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday.

Sen. Mike Lee introduces bill to restore and protect competition in digital advertising

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), joined by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conecticut), has introduced the Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act. The bill would restore and protect competition in digital advertising by eliminating conflicts of interest that have allowed the leading platforms in the market to manipulate ad auctions and impose monopoly rents on a broad swath of the American economy.

In some states, students account for a large and growing share of statehouse reporters

Student journalists account for around one-in-ten state capitol reporters in the United States (11%), according to a recent Pew Research Center study. In some states, however, they account for a much larger share of the statehouse press corps, with notable increases in some places since 2014.
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Why good investigative journalism matters

We need the work journalists do to remain a free and independent nation, with power residing ultimately in the hands of its citizens.

Perspective: It’s time for local journalists to reckon with the racism we overlooked

The massacre in Buffalo exposed not just violent racial hatred but the legacy of inequitable policies from years ago.

Community-centered news with a nonprofit twist

As newspapers continue to search for an ideal path forward, the vanguards of some of the newest experiments in nonprofit news are surprisingly old fashioned.

Project Veritas says the FBI declared it part of media

Prosecutors have ridiculed the idea that Project Veritas does journalism, but court filing says FBI treated group as "news media."

Twitter will hide tweets that share false info during a crisis

The platform has a new "crisis misinformation policy."

Afghanistan's female TV presenters must cover their faces, say Taliban

The Taliban have ordered female Afghan TV presenters and other women on screen to cover their faces while on air.

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In 1913, Victoriano Manteiga came to the United States from Cuba and went to work as a “lector,” reading the news of the day to the immigrant workers of the Morgan Cigar Factory in Ybor City, a National Historic Landmark District in Tampa. In 1922 he founded a newspaper for those workers that is now celebrating 100-years of service. Today Victoriano’s grandson Patrick Manteiga is “at the helm" of La Gaceta, the nation’s only trilingual newspaper still informing, influencing, and thriving as it publishes weekly in English, Spanish and Italian.
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“First Person,” a new podcast hosted by Lulu Garcia-Navarro, tells the stories that shape people’s convictions. The first episode premieres on June 9.
Kurt Jackson's love for journalism and news publication brought him to work at and eventually purchase Software Consulting Services, LLC (SCS). It also landed him on Entrepreneur India's list of 10 extraordinarily sharp and creative entrepreneurs who are bringing needed change to various industries.
Amid everything else going on in the world, leaders might excuse themselves for moving climate to the backburner, but the press has no obligation to let them, much less to follow suit.
Plus: The role of class in news avoidance, how local party leaders use partisan media, and what native advertising studios say to sell their work.
Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Improve your news organization’s coverage, audience reach and brand recognition among Black readers by amplifying stories that focus on the Black community.​
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday paused a new and controversial board’s work on disinformation and accepted the resignation of its leader, capping weeks of concerns about impinging on free speech rights and frenzied conspiracy theories about the board itself.
The man accused of opening fire on a Southern California church congregation because of his political hatred for Taiwan dubbed himself a “destroying angel” in a seven-volume diary sent to a newspaper before the attack, the paper said Wednesday.
The Seattle Times was the first to launch an education lab in 2013. Since then, The Fresno (California) Bee, The Dallas Morning News, AL.com and The Post and Courier (Charleston, South Carolina) have all created their own labs, many of them modeled after the Times’.
States Newsroom now features coverage from 35 states on News from the States.
The E.W. Scripps Company and Google are partnering on a multi-year initiative to transition experienced journalists with primarily print news backgrounds into broadcast news careers. Google has made a financial commitment to Scripps to underwrite the newly created Scripps Journalism Journey Initiative.
The Russian minister overseeing digital communications says the government has no plans to block the video sharing platform YouTube despite threats to do so over parent company Alphabet Inc's failure to delete content Moscow has deemed illegal.
"We are in an era of extreme creativity. We need to match that in news," writes BBC's Ros Atkins in this piece adapted from a recent speech.
Price remains the biggest issue and turns out Netflix and Spotify are seen as benchmarks by younger audiences.
It requires more than a solid strategy and good pitch deck. Publishers need to think about capacity and a new ethos.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised that taking over Twitter would enable him to rid the social media platform of its annoying “spam bots.” Now he’s arguing — without presenting any evidence — that there might be just too many of those automated accounts for the $44 billion deal to move ahead.
The veteran broadcast journalist also eyes mentorships and a possible pipeline for journalists of color early in their careers.
ABC is bringing actress Hilary Swank and the writer of the 2015 Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” together for a new drama about a journalist working in Alaska.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his deal to buy Twitter can’t move forward unless the company shows public proof that less than 5% of the accounts on the social media platform are fake or spam.
Michigan newspapers need to post notices of public meetings or other similar announcements online in a manner that is free for everyone, according to a pair of bills Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently signed into law.
Google is ramping up its opposition to the federal government’s Online News Act, warning the proposed new law would “break” its popular search engine.