Poynter→ We’re tracking layoffs at Lee Enterprises newspapers

2020-09-21 The Tulsa (Oklahoma) World laid off at least 10 journalists today, Poynter has learned. The World is owned by Lee Enterprises, which bought 31 newspapers from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway earlier this year. Journalists laid off at the World ar …›

Current→ Solar panels in parking lot power studios of Maine’s WERU-FM

2020-09-21 The community radio station in East Orland has entered into a power-purchase agreement to convert to sustainable energy. …›

Current→ Maja Mrkoci to leave CPB

2020-09-21 Mrkoci joined the organization in 2015 after working for PBS. …›

RJI Stories→ Looking for a subscription success story? Try Scandinavia’s Schibsted

2020-09-21 Subscriptions have shown to be the “perfect” revenue model for a publisher like Schibsted, in large part to the fact that readers in Schibsted’s headquarter country are indeed willing to pay for online news. …›

Nieman Lab→ “Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action

2020-09-21 Who would buy a product that reliably makes them sad, or anxious, or worried, or overwhelmed? You wouldn’t go to a restaurant you knew made you feel ill, or listen to music that drove you up a wall, or go to a gym where the equipment gives you a …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Newsrooms need a plan to diversify investigative teams, too

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Nieman Lab→ Digital-only newsrooms are in the firing line as Australian news law grinds toward reality

2020-09-21 The Australian government’s attempt to make Google and Facebook pay for news looks likely to destroy media startups caught in the crossfire as the platform giants become more extreme in their reactions to the proposed regulation. Two weeks ago, Faceb …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Americans agree the news media is under attack; they diverge on whether it’s justified

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ ‘Ripped the Band-Aid on some hard decisions’: How The New York Times is reshaping its ad business for a cookie-less world

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Trumpist boss of Voice Of America is in the hot seat

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Audio articles helped Zetland gain 2,000 new members during lockdown

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ South Korea’s news outlets chase the digital dream

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Apple’s latest anti-tracking changes present fresh headaches for publishers

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The Boston Globe’s partnership with Biogen raises potential ethical concerns

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The supply of disinformation will soon be infinite

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ College newspaper reporters are the journalism heroes for the pandemic era

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American Press Institute→ Need to Know: September 21, 2020

2020-09-21 Fresh useful insights for people advancing quality, innovative and sustainable journalism  OFF THE TOP You might have heard: The pandemic has ushered in waves of layoffs (Poynter) But did you know: Layoffs hit Meredith, Bloomberg, News Corp (Media Pos …›

RJI Stories→ Mapping COVID-19 cases in Observable with Vega-Lite

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Columbia Journalism Review→ The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and covering the Republican push to replace her

2020-09-21 And mourning fills the news again. On Friday, a year uniquely defined by loss dealt us another painful blow as the Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—a trailblazer for women’s rights, a brilliant and original legal mind, a cultural icon immo …›

Storybench→ Pandemic news coverage is falling, but cases keep rising

2020-09-21 The Covid-19 pandemic has yielded unprecedented media coverage. Over the last six months, no single topic has taken over online news quite like the coronavirus has. In fact, at its peak in late March, almost 75% of all stories in top U.S. online media …›

Poynter→ Could Ginsburg’s death be the biggest election issue facing America — and the media?

2020-09-21 Hey everyone, Tom Jones here. I’m back after a week’s vacation. Thanks to the Poynter team for filling in while I was gone. Now on to today’s report. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death leaves an open seat on the Supreme Court. Now what? Just when …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ Reporting today, with yesterday’s context

2020-09-21 In San Francisco, Becca Andrews pulled the filing for a 1976 Supreme Court decision that granted abortion providers the power to sue for their patients’ well-being. In Chicago, Michael O’Loughlin headed to an archive to pore over records documentin …›

Poynter→ The virus vaccine challenge: Overcoming mistrust from Black Americans

2020-09-21 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Rev. Stephan Brown had been considering volunteering for a coronavirus vaccine trial when his doctor suggested it. Brown is African American and has diabetes, a disease that puts him at high risk for serious illness if he b …›

Poynter→ Can Obamacare survive without Ginsburg?

2020-09-21 Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing of story ideas about the coronavirus and other timely topics for journalists, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. The week after the …›

What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Strong metro newspapers are seizing the opportunity to expand their footprint well beyond their home base

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Meredith cuts 180 jobs

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Trump called a reporter being shot with a rubber bullet “the most beautiful thing” and an example of “law and order”

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Meet the Press host Chuck Todd is first in viewers — and Twitter critics. Here’s why

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ How BuzzFeed and ICIJ investigated the FinCEN Files

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ YouTube reverts to human moderators in the fight against misinformation

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ A review finds that Miami’s el Nuevo Herald routinely ran racist content in a paid insert

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ It makes perfect sense that QAnon took off with women this summer

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ Who’s the scammer behind “Q,” anyway?

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What We’re Reading – Nieman Lab→ The EU wants new powers to penalize the tech giants

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Poynter→ Looking to teach about misinformation? The line starts here

2020-09-20 Alma Matters is a Poynter newsletter designed to provide ideas, news and insight to those in the journalism education community. Subscribe here to get Alma Matters delivered to you. Happy Sunday! You’re a few weeks into this semester … I hope this …›

Better News→ How listening informed La Estrella de Tucsón’s reporting during COVID-19 pandemic

2020-09-19 From December to June, La Estrella’s online readership grew by more than 500%. The post How listening informed La Estrella de Tucsón’s reporting during COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Better News. …›

Poynter→ Newspaper front pages commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg

2020-09-19 Front pages courtesy The Newseum.                           The post Newspaper front pages commemorate Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared first on Poynter. …›

Poynter→ Here are resources for journalists covering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death and succession

2020-09-19 The 2020 election just inherited a new issue. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday at the age of 87, told her granddaughter, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” But that wish may not be …›

Columbia Journalism Review→ ‘Eugenics’ in Georgia

2020-09-18 The forcible sterilizations of female detainees at an immigration detention center in Georgia represent a new level of cruelty. But ice healthcare systems are known to replicate those of American prisons, where reproduction injustice is an enduring pro …›