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What is news, anyway? Readers’ answers depend on how much they see people like themselves in the story

The primary discourse around news the past two decades has been about saving it. Something we value is threatened. But even before we get into debates over quality or importance, it’s hard to save something when you can’t even define it.

Los Angeles Times launches Climate California

Climate California will include coverage from the Los Angeles Times' newly formed Environment, Health and Science department, which includes existing Environment, Science and Health reporters and several new contributors.

Musk’s X is the biggest purveyor of disinformation, EU official says

A top European Union official said Tuesday that the social network X, formerly known as Twitter, is the biggest source of fake news and urged owner Elon Musk to comply with the bloc’s laws aimed at combating disinformation.

Head of Hong Kong journalists' group sentenced to jail for obstructing police

The head of Hong Kong's leading journalists group was sentenced on Monday to five days jail for obstructing police officers in September last year after a case seen by some critics as a further blow to media freedoms in the financial hub.

WNYC parent to cut 12% of work force

The chief executive of New York Public Radio, which operates WNYC and the classical music station WQXR, said the organization was facing a “free fall” in advertising.

Opinion| Arrests of independent journalists should make headlines too

"The Constitution is meant to safeguard the rights of anyone engaging in acts of journalism — not just professional journalists." — Seth Stern, director of advocacy, Freedom of the Press Foundation

OCCRP’s new podcast shines a bright light into the dark world of international crime and corruption

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is excited to announce its new podcast, “Dirty Deeds: Tales of Global Crime & Corruption,” featuring inside stories of how the powerful, unscrupulous, and well-connected can acquire unimaginable wealth — and of what it takes to expose them.

WBUR Radio calls for Newsroom Fellowship applications: Deadline Sept. 29

WBUR Radio, Boston’s NPR station, is accepting applications for their Fellowship program which will run from January through December 2024. To apply for the Newsroom Fellowship program, visit https://www.wbur.org/inside/newsroom-fellowship-application.

Black Americans’ experiences with news

Black Americans are critical of news coverage of Black people and say educating journalists would make coverage fairer.

Global newsroom teams will harness AI to counter misinformation

Eight newsroom teams from the U.S and around the world will develop products and processes that harness AI to amplify truth and combat mis- and disinformation, as part of ICFJ’s Leap Innovation Lab kicking off this week. 

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Mark Getzfred, an anchor of the newsroom who helps develop stories and works closely with the home page, becomes news director, days.
Deborah Roberts will be elevating her role to co-anchor of “20/20,” after her elevation to contributing anchor of the program one year ago. 
Andy Parsons and Gillian Wong become deputy Asia editors.
CalMatters has added seven hires to its team, reflecting its commitment to increased nonpartisan coverage of news in the coming election year and its ongoing focus on building a staff that closely reflects the wonderful diversity of the Golden State. 
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A man who attacked an Associated Press photographer and threw a flagpole and smoke grenade at police officers guarding the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison.
Ohio HB-33 allows municipalities to publish many or most of their notices on their own websites and social media feeds or on the Ohio News Media Association’s statewide public notice website, instead of publishing them in local newspapers or legal journals.
Approved by the 2023 legislature, the new law states e-editions of a newspaper may satisfy publication rules for legal notices, which in the past had to be published in an actual newspaper.
New comprehensive, global report on what news organizations are doing with AI exposes challenges and opportunities — and offers valuable insights for newsrooms of the future.
A liberal watchdog group on Monday sued a secret panel investigating the criteria for impeaching a liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, asking a judge to order the panel to stop meeting behind closed doors.
Colorado News Collaborative has unveiled what it calls a first-of-its-kind online guide that will “help newsrooms find diverse sources” while also helping community members connect with local reporters.
Michael Bloomberg is not taking the Rupert Murdoch path and leaving control of his media empire to one of his children. Instead, the 81 year-old magnate plans to bequeath the company to his foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, which will then sell it. 
Gannett newspapers will be standardizing their comics pages, although the exact extent is unclear.
The former press secretary in the Bush White House will moderate the next Republican debate. She’s managed to rise at Fox without being a Trump supplicant.
The building that houses the newspaper’s central office has been sold, WEHCO Media Inc., owner of the News Tribune, announced to staff members.
Our initiative offers a free one-year subscription to any citizen who opts in through our online Gadugi Portal.
"Through his tabloids and other newspapers, as well as his TV networks, and, in particular, Fox News, (Rupert) Murdoch has clearly influenced the divisiveness and anger that dominates our politics and attitudes and cable TV." — Tom Jones, Poynter
As journalists prepare for elections, it's important they understand how various factors can influence whether voters support or reject ballot measures — or vote on them at all.
Vladimir Kara-Murza, a Washington Post opinions contributor, was convicted of treason and sentenced to 25 years in prison in April after publicly denouncing Russia’s invasion in Ukraine.
A St. Louis judge doubled down on an unconstitutional prior restraint last week, extending her previous order prohibiting the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from publishing a mental health evaluation of a man accused of killing one police officer and injuring another.
The Post and Courier's President and Publisher PJ Browning has been named "Executive of the Year" by the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). This esteemed recognition highlights PJ Browning's outstanding leadership, unwavering commitment to journalistic excellence, and her significant contributions to the media industry.
“As the much-anticipated initiative to fortify local news ecosystems rolls out, we think it’s important to remember just what is 'local news' and who are the people who have long been providing it.”
A new, sweeping piece of legislation would force companies using artificial intelligence tools to review the impacts of automating critical business decisions.
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The Routt County Planning Department plays a vital role in ensuring that land usage in the county is lawful, efficient, and sustainable. The department issues various permits for different land uses, each requiring a public notice component.
The 2023 class of “E&P’s Creative Visionaries,” salutes the creative directors, graphic artists and multimedia designers of our industry. Help us salute these essential colleagues who bring storytelling to life, curating captivating images, informative graphics, copy, and increasingly, video and audio.
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Positive trends abound during the continued transformation of the news industry: from local entrepreneurs launching new publications to the benefits of alternative revenue streams.