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Google News Initiative partners with Medill and Mather on groundbreaking local newsroom tool

About 150 news outlets are expected to participate in the Medill Subscriber Index in the first half of 2022.

Ohio joins the Column partner program!

The Ohio News Media Association has entered into a partnership with Column under which a new site will be rolled out later this spring for those who currently use to search for bids, meeting notices, foreclosures and other important legal notice news items.

Coming off big digital subscription growth, Hearst Newspapers plan a new data and product hub for 2022

Hearst’s newspapers represent a sort of counterpoint to the perception that the industry is all about financial distress and contraction.

121 Media, LLC acquires Star Local Media family of hyper-local newspapers, websites

121 Media, LLC announced today it has acquired 14 weekly newspaper titles and related digital assets of Star Media Local from S.A.W. Advisors, LLC. Star Local Media serves communities in the northern and eastern suburbs of Dallas.

Colorado Media Project announces nearly $1 million in new grants to Colorado newsrooms

Today Colorado Media Project is announcing 25 new grants totaling $957,150 that will support Colorado newsrooms, journalists, and media entrepreneurs in launching new projects and strengthening existing efforts to serve communities across the state. These awards also kick off Colorado Media Project’s second three-year commitment as a community-informed, multi-funder coalition dedicated to supporting innovations that make the state’s local media ecosystem more sustainable, collaborative, inclusive, and accountable to the public it serves. Collectively, CMP funders have pledged at least $3.35 million over the next three years (2022-24) to support local communities’ civic news and information needs.

Protect your staff from online abuse with a formal policy and a response plan

Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: Online abuse is one of the largest threats journalists face. For the safety and wellness of its staff, The Seattle Times knew it was important to create a clear online abuse policy to report incidents and a plan to respond.

Global study analyzing sexual harassment in newsrooms released by WAN-IFRA Women in News

The study is the largest of its kind to focus on men, women and gender non-conforming media professionals in 20 countries throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, Eurasia (Russia), the Arab Region and select countries in Central America.

The New York Times announces three-year agreement with the Korea Education and Research Information Service

The agreement has the potential to bring Times digital access to all students at all four-year universities in South Korea.

Apple News: The most popular news app in the U.K. (with an asterisk)

Apple News is the most popular news app in the U.K., according to official data, with 13.2M users. BBC News took second place with 12.5M users. There is, however, an important asterisk …

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Editor & Publisher (E&P) spoke with the Medill School’s Director of Marketing, Communications and Special Events Sara Brazeal about new programs designed to support journalists as they embark on their careers or help news publishers build new sustainable business models.
In the past 30 days, the American Journalism Project (AJP) awarded a grant of $1.6 million to Block Club Chicago and contributed to the $20 million in seed money to a new, nonprofit, Houston-based local news outlet. E&P Reports takes an in-depth look at the AJP’s mission of “empowering communities, preserving democracy and rebuilding local news” and how one organization hopes to “supercharge” operations with this recent funding.
Union membership in the United States has been in steady decline for years, largely reflecting the decline in manufacturing and other trade jobs. However, while news organizations continue their decades-long struggle to survive, union organizing efforts among their employees have been on the rise.
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With inflation rising at its current rate and global supply chain shortages, it has become more difficult for the Kent County News to print and deliver the paper in a broadsheet fashion, the former format. This change allows the paper to save on printing and production.
AP spokesperson Lauren Easton told the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker that “The Associated Press stands by its reporting,” and referred the Tracker to an AP article on Tennessee’s Black lawmakers' efforts to “raise awareness about structural racism.”
On Tuesday, States Newsroom, the nation’s leading network of state-based nonprofit news outlets, announced the launch of the Nebraska Examiner to provide free, high-quality, non-partisan reporting on the crucial issues affecting the Cornhusker State. With the creation of the organization’s 26th outlet, States Newsroom now provides state news coverage to over half the nation.
It's been more than three years since Amazon officially displaced Microsoft from digital media's "Big 3," joining Google and Facebook as the world's largest digital ad sellers, but analysts aren't counting Microsoft's ad dominance out.
It is more or less a formality, but the Biden administration says it is withdrawing its attempt to have the Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforce a vaccine mandate or testing requirement for businesses with 100 or more employees.
A new paper offers insights into how to be more receptive to different opinions and the role it plays in building relationships and solving problems.
The Solutions Journalism Network will support five newsrooms in reimagining the way we cover health issues. Learn how your newsroom can apply to be part of this program.
Today, 19 states have laws that allow the public to see police records. But challenges persist as journalists struggle to obtain the information they need to hold law enforcement accountable.
Pigeon 605 is delivering personalized local news to residents in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Twitter on Tuesday introduced improvements to its ad capabilities, building off the company’s 2021 product roadmap to improve performance advertising and measurement on the platform in 2022.
An unvaccinated Sarah Palin tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, forcing a postponement of the start of a trial in her libel lawsuit against The New York Times.
University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students will have a unique opportunity to experience professional and personal life in the nation’s media capital.
A dedicated beat reporter can develop expertise in the nuances, policy implications and people that shape a subject as complex as child care — all while, hopefully, building public interest and rewarding it with new understanding.
Lourdes Maldonado was shot dead in her car in the Santa Fe neighborhood of the bustling border city of Tijuana, just south of San Diego, California, the attorney general's office of Baja California state said in a statement.
Robust remote coverage plans will kick off prior to start of competition.
The new native video embed will allow Substack creators to upload or record a video onto a Substack post directly.
Deborah Blum, the director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), notes that journalists can use the tools of science journalism and their skills of “pattern recognition” to draw ground-breaking conclusions on many topics.
The president’s comments were captured on video and by the microphone in front of him.
The new solution lets advertisers target users online based on select topics, like "fitness" or "travel," that a user is likely to be interested in.
Fellows receive stipends ranging from $20,000-$80,000 for projects aimed at making positive, practical impacts in journalism.