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U.S. envoy to Russia visits jailed WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich

The U.S. ambassador to Russia visited Evan Gershkovich, the Wall Street Journal reporter who has been in custody in Moscow awaiting trial for more than a year, as negotiations continue behind closed doors to secure the American’s release.

Opinion | Media is playing right into Trump's hands with jury selection as jurors become targets

A number of media outlets covering Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial are playing right into the former president’s manipulative little hands, effectively assisting him with juror intimidation.

BBC News channel presenters take legal action citing age and gender discrimination

Five senior female BBC News channel presenters have commenced legal action against the British broadcaster after a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

California news nonprofit CalMatters acquires tech news nonprofit The Markup

CalMatters, a nonprofit news outlet focused on California politics, policy, and community issues, has acquired The Markup, a nonprofit news site focused on technology and data privacy investigations.

5 tips for starting a mentorship program, from The Seattle Times

Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: The Seattle Times’ successful newsroom mentorship program boosts staff engagement and contributes to professional development. Here are five tips for starting a successful mentorship program in your organization.

Study: Average Americans more likely to be shut out of government records process

Journalists, average Americans, and others seeking government records in the public interest are more likely to be denied information than for-profit requesters, according to a new study titled “Tale of two requesters: How public records law experiences differ by requester types,” co-authored by David Cuillier, director of the Joseph L. Brechner Freedom of Information Project at the University of Florida.

Confidence can rebuild trust in news media

People are more likely to trust news outlets they feel a personal connection with. This highlights a crucial strategy for the news media to rebuild trust: fostering a sense of community and focusing on local stories that resonate with readers.

How The Keene Sentinel learned valuable lessons from a health-related podcast

Here’s an idea to steal and adapt: The Keene Sentinel added video and transcripts to a local health podcast to make each episode as accessible as possible.

Love, hate or fear it, ​​TikTok has changed America

Has there ever been an app more American seeming than TikTok, with its messy democratic creativity, exhibitionism, utter lack of limits and vast variety of hustlers?

Netflix added more than 9 million subscribers in first quarter

The company’s revenue was 15 percent higher compared with last year, and it solidified its standing as the entertainment company’s dominant streaming service.

Opinion | A columnist made a controversial introduction to Caitlin Clark

IndyStar sports columnist Gregg Doyel has been crushed online and accused of being creepy, sexist and worse. He’s since apologized multiple times.

Q&A: Mandy Hofmockel on the story of the journalism jobs market

Mandy Hofmockel remembers looking for a job early in her journalism career. She applied to over a hundred openings at organizations across the country; after months of intense searching, she got …

E&P launches 'Public Pulse' for public media executives

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Jennifer Mitchell, president of CBS Stations (West Coast—Midwest), has announced a new California-based investigative initiative, CBS News California Investigates, and named longtime journalist Julie Watts as the regional CBS California correspondent.
Scripps News is announcing the launch of the Disinformation Desk, a team dedicated to exposing sources of disinformation and examining how it spreads. Liz Landers, former chief political correspondent for Vice News, will join the network as its lead disinformation correspondent. 
Rachel Cohrs Zhang has been promoted to chief Washington correspondent at STAT News.
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New Iberia Newsmedia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carpenter Media Group (CMG), has signed a preliminary agreement to acquire The Daily Iberian (New Iberia, Louisiana) from Wick Communications of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Work to complete the transaction is underway.
The legacy publication is leaning on AI for video production, a new breaking news team, and first drafts of some stories.
Scripps News has announced that Ad Fontes Media, a tech company that rates the news for bias and reliability, will audit its national news as part of the network’s industry-leading commitment to transparency and nonpartisan journalism. The agreement comes as advertisers struggle to filter through a deluge of low-quality journalism that can pose brand safety risks.
The dismissals escalated longstanding tensions between company leaders and activist employees opposed to supplying technology to Israel’s government.
Yes, the broadcaster is a mess. But 'wokeness' isn’t the issue.
In a time when the headlines are dominated by wars and a divisive presidential campaign, the magazine-world rivalry between The Atlantic and The New Yorker doesn’t amount to much.
Uri Berliner, the NPR editor who accused the broadcaster of liberal bias in an online essay last week, prompting criticism from conservatives and recrimination from many of his co-workers, has …
Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, 350 members of America’s Newspapers and the News/Media Alliance gathered April 14-16 for discussions of the key issues they are facing and to share success stories and strategies for meeting the challenges of today.
Say what you like about the Germans, you can always count on them to find just the right word for anything. Take “ weltschmerz ”, for example, which roughly translates to “world …
The AM For Every Vehicle Act is on the verge of a crucial milestone in the U.S. Senate. The proposed legislation, which broadcasters have for the past 15 months fiercely advocated for, is about to …
The voting technology company Smartmatic reached a settlement on Tuesday in its defamation lawsuit against One America News Network, a far-right broadcaster, over the amplification of election …
Internet advertising revenues reached a record level in 2023, and the Interactive Advertising Bureau says no segment of the market grew faster than digital audio for the second consecutive year. The …
There soon might be a picket line on Sesame Street. Writers at the Sesame Workshop have voted unanimously to authorize a strike against the non-profit organization, the Writers Guild of America …
Dozens of Alden Global Capital-owned newspapers ran editorials over the weekend arguing that Google's threat to cut off news in California "is a bully tactic." Why it matters: Alden declared in …
In the face of increasing online harassment, an exploratory report published this month examines the role of peer support networks in reducing harm and increasing resilience among U.S. journalists, …
Donald Trump’s social media empire has announced plans to launch a streaming platform. Its shares continued to fall.   Trump Media & Technology Group, …
Philadelphia (April 15, 2024)  —  Today,  News is Out  and  Word In Black , together announced the 16 fellows selected for  The  Digital …
Last October, X/Twitter started charging a $1 annual fee to new accounts before they could post on the platform, but only in New Zealand and the Philippines. The change was a part of a new program …
The Daily Beast has long been an outlier in the digital empire of the billionaire Barry Diller. As sites like and Expedia made millions over the years, Mr. Diller’s digital tabloid …
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In a strategic move aimed at optimizing its public notice services, Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media corporation, has embraced Column’s latest professional service offering — Column Pro. This shift has reallocated staff resources, cost savings, and increased operational stability. “Column is great about attending to the details, such as keeping our newspaper logos on the invoices. Their team works with us to ensure our long-standing clients understand that Column is our newspaper partner — that we’re all working together," stated Manuel Coppola of Wick Communications.
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