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The Coral Project talked to more than 150 global newsrooms about building better communities. Here's what it found.

For a lot of news organizations, the comment section is an afterthought or something to be avoided altogether. The Coral Project wants to change that.<p>…

This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit

The story of how one metric has changed the way you see the world<p><i>The world feels more dangerous. Our streets seem less safe. The assault on our</i> …

Publishers are desperately pivoting to video—but they should be standing up to Facebook

Publishers love to pivot these days. It’s a hollow word—a euphemism meant to glaze over the truth about layoffs and the news media’s priorities. MTV News recently <i>restructured</i> away from long-form written content and into short-form video. Vice Media laid off 60 people to <i>focus</i> on video. Vocativ</i> …

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Australia’s kid-focused newspaper Crinkling News wants to teach media literacy to young readers

Saffron Howden knew she was on the right track with Crinkling News, her Australian kid-focused weekly newspaper, within a few days of Donald Trump being elected. Even among Australian schoolchildren, there was a lot of trepidation about the implications of a Donald Trump presidency. One school …

Sharing skills, Vox and ProPublica are teaming up on video production

Over the years, ProPublica has tended to “stick to the things that we know how to do well,” according to Eric Umansky, the nonprofit’s deputy managing editor. One of the areas where it doesn’t have much expertise is video.<p>Vox, meanwhile, has built up substantial reservoir of knowledge when it comes …

A focus on digital habits could help news publishers fight Facebook

<b>Clay Johnson’s 2013 book</b><i>, The Information Diet,</i> lamented the state of people’s news and media habits in the digital age. In it, he compared online …

David Fahrenthold goes from tweeting pictures of his notepad to winning a Pulitzer Prize

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, who used pen and paper to get his Trump reporting on Twitter noticed, has been noticed: @Fahrenthold won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting on Monday, for his “persistent reporting that created a model for transparent journalism in political …

Announcing the News Integrity Initiative to Increase Trust in Journalism

<b>THE NEWS INTEGRITY INITIATIVE IS A JOINT EFFORT TO ADVANCE NEWS LITERACY AND INCREASE TRUST IN JOURNALISM</b><i>Founding Funders Include Facebook, Craig</i> …

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Mexican Newspaper Shuts Over Journalist Murders - April 03, 2017

They won’t take the risk. Oscar Cantú Murguía, editor of Juarez newspaper <i>Norte,</i> informed readers in a front page letter that it’s simply too …

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The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism

The influence of social media platforms and technology companies is having a greater effect on American journalism than even the shift from print to …

Could She Be the Next Megyn Kelly?

If BuzzFeed and Breitbart had a love child, that deeply conflicted baby would be a site called Bold, run out of a humble office in midtown Manhattan …

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With its new editor on board, ProPublica Illinois’ ambitions are starting to take shape

Reporters who depart journalism for the greener pastures of other industries rarely make a return trip. But when ProPublica asked Louise Kiernan to help launch its first state-level expansion, ProPublica Illinois, she couldn’t say no.<p>“I always thought that if the perfect opportunity came along, I …

A new study says young Americans have a broad definition of news

Younger Americans have a broad definition of news that expands beyond the output of traditional news organizations and includes information gleaned from social media and user-generated content, according to a report out Wednesday from the Data & Society Research Institute.<p>“I think you have to …

Press freedom organizations are teaming up to start a news site

In the early days of his presidency, Donald Trump has called journalists the "enemy of the American people" (twice), assailed unflattering reporting …

“It had gotten so big I thought I better pull the plug”: Updates from the fake-news world

The growing stream of reporting on and data about fake news, misinformation, partisan content, and news literacy is hard to keep up with. This weekly roundup offers the highlights of what you might have missed.<p><b>Facebook won a case in German court</b> against Anas Modamani, a Syrian refugee whose selfie …

How The New Yorker is capitalizing on its Trump bump

When The New Yorker put its site behind a metered paywall in November of 2014, the expectation was that traffic would go down. Not only did traffic …

7 newsrooms closed their PolitiFact chapters since the presidential campaign

PolitiFact, the national political fact-checking franchise started by the Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times, has lost seven of its statewide partners …

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The New York Times has found a home — in print! — for its journalists’ tweetstorms

New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman’s tweetstorm on the weaknesses of Donald Trump’s personality when he’s tired was retweeted over 1,500 times. Rukmini Callimachi, the Times’ ISIS and Al Qaeda correspondent, regularly provides context and color around her reporting on Twitter. But as both …

How platforms get publishers to play the access game

When Apple News launched, The Washington Post made all its content available on the news aggregation app. Since then, it’s lobbied successfully for …

Bill Gates: “If anybody says we don’t need the media, that’s a little scary”

The US news media are suffering from low levels of public trust and ongoing attacks from the reigning Republican party and White House. US president Donald Trump has called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth,” saying he’s in “a running war” with them. Chief White House …

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Meet the wildly popular blogger chronicling President Trump one day at a time

Matt Kiser worked in news for many years, and now he works as a product manager at an algorithm startup in Seattle. But every day, Matt spends …

Inside Blavity, the Startup on a Quest to Be the News Source for Black Millennials

<i>This story is part of our special coverage, The News in Crisis.</i><p>When Morgan DeBaun was a student at Washington University in St. Louis during the …

Building Global Community

I know a lot of us are thinking about how we can make the most positive impact in the world right now. I wrote this letter about how I hope we can …

Aufklärer verzweifelt gesucht

Deutsche Medien sollen für Facebook Falschmeldungen richtigstellen. Doch viele Redaktionen haben dem Konzern abgesagt. Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen …

New York Times fans sponsored 209,000 student subscriptions in 8 days

Since The New York Times launched a program that allows supporters to sponsor digital student subscriptions last week, the program has already grown …

BuzzFeed Tries to Break Readers Out of Their Social-Media Bubbles

BuzzFeed News, attempting to address a problem media companies have grappled with since the presidential election, introduced a feature to help …

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How the New York Times Is Using Strategies Inspired by Netflix, Spotify, and HBO to Make Itself Indispensible | WIRED

<i>The New York Times</i><p>Claws Its Way<p>Into the Future<p><i>The New York Times</i> Claws Its Way Into the Future<p>by Gabriel Snyder | photographs by James Day …

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How The Economist turns social visitors into subscribers

For The Economist, as print ad revenues have fallen and digital ad revenues haven’t plugged the gap, the focus has been on increasing profitability …

Reaching 50,000 subscribers, De Correspondent is focusing on closing the gaps between journalists and readers

At the end of January, De Correspondent announced it had passed another milestone: 50,000 paying subscribers, growing from 42,000 members at the end …