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“Local news is a pillar of democracy’s civic infrastructure — and it is crumbling,” declared a letter to the Congressional leadership from the Rebuild Local News Coalition, … more
Throughout 2020, UNESCO has been collaborating with the Iraqi Ministry of Interior to set up a reporting mechanism on threats made to women journalists, with a particular focus on digital threats and … more
If you’re confused about opinion journalism and what it is, you’re not alone. Many Americans are. But even so, the editorials, opinion columns and letters to the editor that fill the … more
In 2021, the media platform with the highest weekly reach in the United States is audio. Data published last month by Nielsen revealed that radio—just one component of this medium—reaches … more
When talking about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the newsroom, the debate tends to veer away from journalism and be all about algorithms, databases and machine learning. The thing is, … more
In many places, it started with a cut in print days. Furloughs. Layoffs. Just to get through the crisis, newsroom leaders told readers. In some places, none of it was enough. Now, small … more
There is a gripping study on QAnon out today, and I’ll get into that in a bit. But I want to focus on a question that I found buried in the methodology first, a question that’s been in … more
Facebook will no longer take down posts claiming that Covid-19 was man-made or manufactured, a company spokesperson told POLITICO on Wednesday, a move that acknowledges the renewed debate about the … more
Local newspapers have been the backbone of communities in the U.S. for over 200 years, but during the last 20 years, they've virtually disappeared. The result is many communities left without … more
A shift toward online news consumption, combined with greater political polarization, has altered the media landscape. As part of its Trust, Media and Democracy initiative, the John S. and James L. … more
Two days after hedge fund Alden Global Capital completed its $633 million acquisition of Tribune Publishing, the new owners of the Chicago-based newspaper chain are offering newsroom employees a … more
Paxton Media Group announced yesterday the purchase of Landmark Community Newspapers LLC, a chain of daily and weekly newspapers based in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The deal, which was finalized this … more
As the battle against the coronavirus outbreak was emerging as a defining issue in President Joe Biden’s young administration, the pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of … more
Last week, many newspapers wrapped up coverage of Sunshine Week, a time set aside to promote government accountability through public records and public meetings. In North Carolina, the idea of … more
“A full commitment to growing subscription revenues means realigning editorial, marketing and technical operations with a new focus on trust, loyalty, data, and understanding core … more
Facebook this week will begin to publicly roll out the option to hide Likes on posts across both Facebook and Instagram, following earlier tests beginning in 2019. The project, which puts the … more
What do fairness and objectivity in journalism really mean? And do those two ideas have to be linked at the hip? That is: Can you be fair in your reporting but abandon “the unreasonable and … more
It’s been one year since the killing of George Floyd sparked global protests against police brutality and racial injustice. With a spotlight on issues of systemic racism, discussions about how … more
By May 12, authorities in India reported that an unexpected second surge of COVID-19 in the country had caused 23 million infections and roughly 250,000 deaths. These were the official … more
Local journalism is in crisis. “America’s local news has reached its death spiral phase” proclaimed the Columbia Journalism Review in 2018. Two years later, an oft-cited study out … more
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