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Opinion: Sarah Palin v. NYT: Exploring the line between bad journalism and libelous journalism

From the start, the Palin case has been a square-off over the most fundamental of media protections — namely, the “actual malice” standard.

16 future-minded thinkers predict where journalism will be in 15 years

To celebrate POLITICO’s 15th birthday, we’re looking back at its founding — and forward to the next 15 years of media.

How secure are journalists’ favorite transcription tools?

How safe are these services and what are they doing to protect your data and your private recordings and transcripts?

It’s time for a new contract between journalists and public contributors: Here's a proposed 11-point code of conduct

I have proposed a very brief list of 11 key tenets that can act as a contract between journalists and contributors. In the full paper, I outline my case for the BBC to consider adopting this as an official and publicly available Public Contributor Code. But I hope many public service and private news broadcasters will consider adopting them, too.

Nebraska Examiner: Nonprofit news service launches in Nebraska with experienced reporting team

Aaron Sanderford departs 3 News Now Investigators for the Examiner; his new work will be available on KMTV website.

Journalists covering the Beijing Winter Games 'should use burner phones and avoid downloading TikTok'

With strict zero-COVID policy safety measures and increased surveillance, press coverage of the Olympics may just become a "sportswashing" opportunity for China.

Facebook's lobbying spending surged to a record in 2021

The record lobbying surge — more than $20 million for the year — came as the company faced the most serious political crisis in its history.

A new report shows the impact of racial justice protests in 2020 on three local newspapers

A study of crime reporting in three major U.S. dailies found coverage included less dehumanizing language by the end of the year.

Senate advances antitrust legislation, despite reservations from California Democrats

A Senate committee voted Thursday to advance antitrust legislation targeting the tech industry, following a debate that exposed fault lines within the Democratic Party over the future of tech regulation.

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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.
Despite so many tumultuous years and scrutiny, the great thing about news media is that it’s still relatively predictable, especially regarding sales planning and forecasting. Here are are a few suggestions for kickstarting your year.
As crazy as it seems, we’re only a couple of months away from entering the third year of the coronavirus pandemic, and newsrooms across the country remain in flux amid the threat of variants and breakthrough cases. And hybrid models involving a mix of remote and office work appears to be the new reality for today's news publishers. A recent survey states only 9% of news organizations plan to force all their employees to return to the office as they did pre-pandemic.
Will Sutton is a columnist and editorial writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune & The Advocate, a Harvard University Nieman Fellow and a member of the NABJ, AEJMC, ONA and SPJ. In 2020 Mr. Sutton penned this OpEd for E&P.
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A "Good Morning America" podcast and new programming are part of the renewed audio focus.
While many on social media applauded Tori Yorgey’s ability to keep calm and carry on with her broadcast, the incident highlights the risks that reporters can face while doing their jobs — and raises questions about how newsrooms and television stations can ensure the safety of their staffers.
The Fox News host Sean Hannity had some blunt advice for President Donald J. Trump on Jan. 7, 2021: “No more stolen election talk.”
Report for America, Local Media Association and Meta Journalism Project announced a new partnership to catalyze philanthropic and business model innovation for local newsrooms.
In a relatively short time, Jim Fogler has established himself in Florida as a spirited cheerleader for his local media members (check out his LinkedIn account), but one just as eager to embrace new ideas and innovation to power the industry forward.
A Democratic bill introduced this week that would prohibit many forms of behavioral targeting is drawing praise from privacy advocates, but heated opposition from others.
The stabilizing effect nonprofit status has had on the Tribune is drawing attention from newspaper owners.
The author of a book about a powerful politician has been sentenced to two years in prison. Media advocates say the case is part of a trend in which the courts are being used to punish critics.
Two innovative online American publishers believe they have found a formula that can reverse the decline of local news.
At launch, only 10 total U.S. creators have gained access to the new feature, as Instagram considers this an “alpha” test meant to allow for feedback from fans and creators alike which it will then iterate upon.
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that the Campaign for Carolina, the University’s campus-wide fundraising drive that publicly launched in October 2017 and closes Dec. 31, 2022, has eclipsed the $4.25 billion milestone. UNC Hussman has surpassed its $75 million goal with its most recent campaign numbers at more than $85 million raised from 3,450 donors. Along with the State of North Carolina’s generous funding, donations from individuals and institutions are the lifeblood of Carolina. The generosity of individuals and private foundations made this momentous accomplishment possible. These gifts make Carolina the eighth public university in the U.S. to surpass $4 billion in a single campaign — and the only university in the history of the South to surpass $4.25 billion.
The tuition-free program is designed for Black-owned newsrooms that want to build product strategies for digital transformation and sustainability; applications will be accepted until Feb. 17.
Three Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a privacy bill that would restrict companies from using a broad range of data for ad-targeting purposes.
To not dismantle the norm of gendered language in reporting on topics like paid family leave is to work to perpetuate and safeguard discrimination.
The noncash transfer will not be final until contracts are approved, but both media organizations said they hope to close on the deal by the end of the month.
A New York Post editor whose departure was announced Tuesday alleged she was fired two months after revealing to an executive that former editor Col Allan had sexually harassed her.
For many media unions, the latest battleground is not the fight for wage increases or promotions: It’s the return to in-person work.
The group of employees, which includes editors and a senior writer, represents nearly half of The A.V. Club’s editorial team, according to its online masthead.
A St. Louis lawmaker wants to create the crime of “malicious prosecution of a journalist,” a class E felony punishable by up to four years in prison.
Reporters have been relegated to the gallery of the Kansas Senate. And this is just is the latest in the nationwide push to keep the public in the dark about important issues affecting Americans daily.