Latest Industry News

BeaconJournal.com doubles digital subscribers for second consecutive year

The number of digital-only subscribers to BeaconJournal.com more than doubled in 2020 and again in 2021 with a month left in the year.

Times-Journal sues Facebook, Google

“Google monopolizes the market to such extent that it threatens the extinction of local newspapers across the country,” the complaint filed in U.S. District Court stated.

New Hall of Fame class at University of Arizona j-school features 14 inductees

For their significant achievements and service to journalism and society, 13 individuals and one family will be inducted next year into the second class of the University of Arizona School of Journalism Hall of Fame.

Despite 80 journalists covering climate, New York Times won’t ban fossil fuel advertisers

The New York Times' climate coverage has grown to boast a team of 80 journalists, covering the emergency from around the world. However, “that’s just the tip of the iceberg,” says the paper's international president, Stephen Dunbar-Johnson.

Are the courts getting ready to crack down on reporters?

A ruling blocking The New York Times from covering a far-right activist group has ominous implications for the First Amendment.

Opinion: Fund local journalism to help communities

Government support would give the thousands of small, independently owned newspapers across the U.S. a much better chance of staying afloat.

Local news outlets could reap $1.7 billion in Build Back Better aid

A small paper like The Storm Lake Times in Iowa would receive a big tax credit. So would Gannett, the nation’s largest news publisher.

Lee Enterprises comments on purported director nominations from Alden

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated today commented on the purported notice submitted by Alden Global Capital, LLC seeking to nominate three candidates to stand for election to Lee’s board of …

The Washington Post to partner with UK’s Tortoise Media on Jan. 6 Insurrection ThinkIn

Digital discussion to feature key storytellers behind The Attack: Before, During and After.

Bill addressing plight of local newspapers introduced in N.Y.

Recently, two identical bills were introduced in the New York state legislature in hopes of combatting the growing decline and disappearance of local newspapers.
E&P "Exclusives"
It appears the United States Postal Service (USPS) is jumping on the bandwagon, adding one more financial and operational burden to newspapers nationwide. Effective Aug. 29, the Postal Regulatory Commission approved raising rates for newspapers to 9%. The National Newspaper Association (NNA) and News Media Alliance pushed back on these increases.
On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 24, 2021), Lee Enterprises, announced in a press release that “its Board of Directors has unanimously adopted a limited-duration shareholder rights plan (Rights Plan)." Within the statement from Lee Chairman Mary Junck: "Consistent with its fiduciary duties, Lee's Board has taken this action to ensure our shareholders receive fair treatment, full transparency and protection in connection with Alden's unsolicited proposal to acquire Lee."
The Scott C. Schurz Press Freedom Teacher Award celebrates teachers worldwide who educate young people about the need for journalism and the real-world dangers to journalists everywhere. This year, the award recognizes three outstanding educators from three continents.
More Industry News
Ethiopia’s government has issued a new order aiming to restrict media reporting of the country’s yearlong war, prohibiting the sharing of non-official information on “military-related movements, battlefront results and situations.”
Le Monde, M6, Bild and dozens of other publishers use Snapchat to their advantage. Here’s how.
The public data tool is almost ready for user feedback.
The media has turned to experts who have been quick to relay what we know and, most importantly, what we don’t know.
The Salt Lake Tribune’s transition to nonprofit status has been closely watched in the news industry.
Belarus’ oldest newspaper was banned on the 115th anniversary of its founding Tuesday, the latest move in the government’s relentless crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet nation.
During a hearing on Nov. 23, the trial court declined to lift the prior restraint against The New York Times while the court continues to deliberate.
When the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held in Oslo on Dec. 10, one of its recipients may not be allowed to attend.
Three researchers explain how journalists can use scientific consensus to bolster their coverage and battle misinformation about public policy topics.
Our lessons will go into a toolkit for newsrooms to foster conversation and relationships.
Lee owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Omaha World-Herald, the Sioux City Journal and other newspapers around the Midwest.
“Don’t be afraid to tackle misinformation head on,” says Maike Winters, a research coordinator at the Karolinska Institute’s Department of Global Health and first author of a new study. “I think it’s important that people speak out, and you can repeat [misinformation] and then debunk it.”
This time it’s Lee Enterprises in the cross-hairs. Adding it to its empire would leave two American local newspaper giants — Gannett and Alden — and everyone else far behind.
Two one-of-a-kind NFTs created using USA TODAY NETWORK assets will be auctioned to benefit The Sunny Center and the Gannett Foundation.
Chicago’s Better Government Association, the nonprofit investigation journalism and government watchdog organization, is about to expand dramatically, thanks to the largest gift in its 98-year history — a $10 million grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.
VPM Media announced Thursday that it purchased Style Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper in Richmond, Virginia.
A South Dakota newspaper is preparing to launch a second lawsuit if the House Speaker does not disclose the names of lawmakers who called for a special legislative session this month to consider whether to impeach the state’s attorney general.
The digital transition continues to be challenging for community journalism for reasons ranging from funding to time to expertise. Digital Natives will help bridge this gap by allowing digitally savvy journalism majors to research and prepare training for newsroom staffs regarding a variety of digital tasks.
Lawmakers are pressing Facebook for a detailed explanation of how ads are served to teen users — including whether the company incorporates data about teens' web use into its ad-serving algorithms.
Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.