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WBUR and The Marshall Project join forces to launch new podcast

“Violation” will examine the twists and turns around a 1980s homicide.

Opinion: What is ‘effective’ notice?

Florida’s Republican lawmakers hate the daily newspapers and for 25 years have sought to end laws requiring public notices in newspapers. Their answer: Let government control public notice. Ha!

Editorial: Google antitrust suit highlights threat to the local free press

An antitrust suit that challenges Google’s dominance of online advertising offers hope for the survival of the local free press. Justice moves slowly, however, and in the meantime, Congress should take steps to help local news survive.

NLRB judge rules against the Post-Gazette, orders resumption of contract talks

An administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., on Thursday found that Pittsburgh Post-Gazette management had bargained in bad faith since 2019 with the union representing newsroom employees.

Arizona Republicans exempt lawmakers from the state’s open-records law

The new rules will greatly limit the public release of lawmakers’ communications.
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Entries invited for 2023 Mega-Innovation Award

America's Newspapers and the News/Media Alliance want to spotlight the best examples of innovation among newspapers at this year's Mega-Conference.  All newspaper members of America's Newspapers and the News/Media Alliance are encouraged to submit their best examples of innovation for consideration in this year's competition for the Mega-Innovation Award.

Judge declines newspaper’s request for sanctions against police in reporter’s murder probe

The Las Vegas Review-Journal argued unsuccessfully that federal law bars police from looking at a journalist's news-gathering material.

How a newly founded newsroom is building community connections

AfroLA is making data-informed decisions to meet audiences where they are.

@nytimes is now on TikTok

When The New York Times launched its flagship TikTok this week, on January 24, it started with hard news, featuring Brandon Tsay, the 26-year-old who disarmed a gunman at a dance hall in Alhambra, California.

Twitter launches Search Keyword Ads in beta for all advertisers, strengthens safety reporting

Twitter announced a beta program earlier this week for companies that want to run advertisements on the platform.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Jennifer Gollan is joining The San Francisco Chronicle newsroom next month.
Emily Cochrane will cover one of the National desk’s newsiest regions, the South. Campbell Robertson is the new Mid-Atlantic bureau chief.
Valley native Brianna Vaccari and multilingual international reporter Nancy Moya will launch beats on government accountability and community issues.
A recent conference from the National Press Foundation, Radio Television Digital News Directors Association and Arnold Ventures offered journalistic paths out of conventional — and damaging — TV news crime coverage conventions. All newsrooms would do well to check in with the ideas raised there.
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DirecTV has dropped Newsmax, a right-wing TV network, from its channel lineup over a carriage fee dispute.
BuzzFeed said Thursday that it will work with ChatGPT creator OpenAI to use artificial intelligence to help create content for its audience, marking a milestone in how media companies implement the new technology into their businesses.
The video will certainly be graphic. Journalists should be prepared to explain why they chose to show or withhold it.
Former employees of Russian propaganda broadcaster RT America have taken over its old studios in downtown D.C. and are ramping up a new media venture, Axios has learned.
The largest union for journalists in the United States is asking the Department of Justice to investigate the recent acquisition of Pittsburgh City Paper.
Media literacy campaigns are not designed to tell anyone what to believe or how to think; rather, they are about equipping people to think critically and make informed decisions about what information they consume.
The Journalist's Resource shares insights for well-rounded immigration coverage from five experts — plus, a trove of resources to inform your immigration reporting.
Jeremiah Ariaz was looking for signs of democracy.
An online citizen journalist from Texas asked federal appeals court judges Wednesday to revive her lawsuit against authorities who her arrested for seeking and obtaining nonpublic information from police — a case that has drawn attention from national media organizations and free speech advocates.
News Corp, one of his companies, said Rupert Murdoch had determined that a merger was “not optimal for shareholders of News Corp and Fox at this time.”
The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit, which a group of states joined, was the fifth against the company since 2020.
“This marks an important day in our history where a dominant monopoly is being charged for blatantly anticompetitive behavior in the digital advertising market.” — News/Media Alliance Executive Vice President & General Counsel Danielle Coffey
Amid a wave of job cuts in the tech and media sectors, The Post’s long-expected reductions punctuate a period of uncertainty.
Semafor — a start-up global news digital publisher — is expanding one of its signature editorial series with a sponsorship.
The bottom line: "We are a news organization that has traditionally lived in one space, which is the content licensing space," Executive Editor Julie Pace said. "Now, we also want to take part in what I think a lot of the rest of the industry has already done, which is the digital advertising revenue stream."
An October 2022 Pew Research Center study took a close look at Gab and six other alternative social media sites.
Steve Waldman: 'We understand the anxiety about government involvement. And policy must be constructed carefully. But it can be done — and has been done — in a way that can save local news while preserving editorial independence."
The Supreme Court wants Biden's thoughts on the controversial First Amendment case.
Report for America brought together 14 communities last week to launch a history-making effort to catalyze news funding for communities across America.
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"There’s got to be a better way” was what Keven Zepezauer and his team kept saying to each other whenever they talked about affidavits. Zepezauer, the president and publisher of Restoration NewsMedia in North Carolina, knew that the public notice process — with all its labor-intensive, manual inefficiencies — was a problem. “It was ugly,” Zepezauer stated. “We had a full-time person dedicated just to affidavits. We knew we needed to do something different.”