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With the short-lived metered paywall down, the vast majority of Quartz's journalism will now be free for all. nie.mn/3rqjIsl
OpenMind Magazine launched just a month ago, with a goal of "tackling science controversies and deceptions." nie.mn/3KHRG31
One researcher's work has found that, over the past decade, the news media has reduced the number of times the name of a mass shooter is reported. nie.mn/3OmR1pQ
It wasn't hard to see this day coming on the day CNN+ was announced. It didn't take blowing hundreds of millions of dollars to figure it out. nie.mn/3MEzXKH
"In the 24-hour news cycle, a glut of crisis narratives keeps us on edge. How can we avoid cognitive burnout while getting the news we need?" nie.mn/383RjkX
„By implementing this new criteria, the Pulitzers would honor not only great journalism, but journalism from newsrooms willing to be accountable to the public.“ nie.mn/3v4TgXi @NiemanLab
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From building trust with readers to indulging your own curiosity, local reporters share tips for finding science stories for local audiences. nie.mn/391X5UN
Instagram Stories use is so high right now. I rarely scroll through the feed. There's lots publishers can do to adapt to this trend and share content. Re-upping my @RJI column from last year: rjionline.org/news/how-to-el…
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“CNN spent a lot of money and hired a lot of people while walking into a very visible buzzsaw.” nie.mn/3MEzXKH
This is a fascinating read by @NiemanLab on CNN+. Sesame Street references and the phrase ‘Wolf Blitzer Stan’ for good measure niemanlab.org/2022/04/cnn-pl…
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I was blown away by the positive response (74 news orgs signed!) to this action and so grateful to @sisiwei, @meredithdclark and @NewsLeaders and everyone else taking up this important cause! niemanlab.org/2022/04/journa…
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“By implementing this new criteria, the Pulitzers would honor not only great journalism, but journalism from newsrooms willing to be accountable to the public.” nie.mn/3v4TgXi via @NiemanLab
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Local news matters. The Madison County Record wins the Taylor Award for Fairness in Journalism @Harvard. The plucky Arkansas weekly investigated a school board cover-up of sexual assault allegations by young basketball players. Well done @mcrecordonline. nieman.harvard.edu/news/2022/04/t…
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Love when @jbenton slips a bit of snark into his analysis. 😆niemanlab.org/2022/04/cnn-pl…ak
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Dozens of journalism groups call on @PulitzerPrizes to make awards open only to news outlets that are transparent about their diversity data. The impetus: Reporting by our own @SarahScire niemanlab.org/2022/04/journa…
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Many wondered whether a massive infusion of shareholder money would be compatible with the prerogatives of a fleet of reporters disengaged from the cynical traffic economy. niemanlab.org/2022/04/more-d… @luke_winkie via @NiemanLab
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Today was one of those days in which I feel deliriously lucky to work in nonprofit news. niemanlab.org/2022/04/more-d…
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What if, to win @PulitzerPrizes, news organizations were required to publicly report data about their staff demographics? I know so many journalists who have privately asked themselves or one another this question. Today, we asked the Pulitzers. Join us: opennews.org/blog/open-lett…
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Update: Dozens of journalism groups have called on @PulitzerPrizes to make their awards open only to those who are transparent about their newsroom diversity. More on the open letter signed by some of the biggest professional organizations in journalism: niemanlab.org/2022/04/journa…
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"There was “crushing resistance” by news organizations to participate in an annual diversity survey by the News Leaders Association." Journalism groups: Make the Pulitzers open only to news orgs that are transparent about their diversity nie.mn/3v4TgXi via @NiemanLab
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Journalism groups call on @PulitzerPrizes to make awards open only to news outlets that are transparent about their diversity, following reporting by Nieman Lab's @SarahScire nie.mn/3v4TgXi
New by me —> It wasn’t hard to see this day coming on the day CNN+ was announced. CNN should have. Figuring that out didn’t require blowing hundreds of millions of dollars. niemanlab.org/2022/04/cnn-pl…
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CNN, Plus or Minus: The news network’s new streaming platform is dead, and that’s okay. New from @jbenton nie.mn/3MEzXKH
“Trait forgiveness — a person’s general ability to forgive transgressors — can serve as a useful predictor of how people engage with news and the errors that appear in the news." nie.mn/3K6K0pU
"Do the desires of the Wall Street class align with the priorities of good news reporting? Do they even know what good news reporting is in the first place?" niemanlab.org/2022/04/more-d…
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For Nieman Lab I wrote about the BuzzFeed SPAC, the haunting specter of "Going Public," and the growing sense that Wall Street investment and, like, a functioning digital media newsroom are incompatible. niemanlab.org/2022/04/more-d…
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Great initiative, happy to see @PiruloAr @DivergentesCA as part of this >>> Redacción Regional launches to cover common threads of corruption and authoritarianism across Central America nie.mn/3EnANIC via @NiemanLab
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"Investors can’t force me to cut news, and the union can’t force me to subsidize news." nie.mn/3xO0CjN by @luke_winkie
“His extreme wealth makes Kahn a conspicuous choice for a time when staggering wealth inequality is one of the greatest challenges facing the country.” nie.mn/3OrL5Mx
Yes, journalists show more (cognitive) bias on Twitter. nie.mn/3K6K0pU
When hedge funds and other news company raiders take over local news, the result is: “An immediate drop in content.” Via ⁦@NiemanLab⁩ ⁦@NewsLeaders⁩ ⁦@CNPAservices⁩ ⁦@spj_tweetsniemanlab.org/2022/04/an-imm…
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“I saw it sort of unfold — and that is the degree to which information, disinformation, misinformation was being weaponized...I think I underestimated the degree to which democracies were as vulnerable to it as they were, including ours.” nie.mn/3xLKyPw
🗞️As Bukele attacks the press in#ElSalvadorr &#corruptionn soars in#Guatemalaa, Central American journalism alliance#RedacciónRegionall hopes to harness media to fight these rising threats ➡Learn about the org's origins & potential:bit.ly/3MhJh6Rp@NiemanLabb@PADForgg
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"There have been rumblings, recently, that a paywall may not be for everyone. Or, at least, not for every reader." Quartz is dropping its paywall (but hopes its 25,000 paying members will stick around for the newsletters) buff.ly/3vyYwBQ @NiemanLab @SarahScire
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In the 24-hour news cycle, a glut of crisis narratives keeps us on edge. How can we avoid cognitive burnout while getting the news we need? nie.mn/383RjkX
“These acquisition events are decisive in hollowing out newsrooms...they can’t be relied on as a financial model of ownership and stewardship for local news,” says @_akpiper. A new study quantifies the impact of corporate takeovers of local news outlets: nie.mn/3vzk2pZ
Great piece @NiemanLab @aparnanathan on finding the science in local stories, getting to know your audience, and focusing on people & impact close to home w/ @sabrinaamorenoo, @MoNscience, @swadely, @amyqin12 niemanlab.org/2022/04/report…
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Thanks @scchak, @NiemanLab, for this great article on our new digital mag on science deception: niemanlab.org/2022/04/a-new-…
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#Spotify now reserves the right to restrict the reach of misinformation nie.mn/3Op1qBM by @jbenton via @NiemanLab cc @sciencevs "That Spotify is willing to restrict 'content’s discoverability' is a valuable tool in its toolbox when it comes to misinformation."
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"..Interviewees view [MSM] outlets as part of a group of liberal institutions dedicated to making conservatives into pariahs. The misinformation often at the heart of conservative responses to Covid-19 is a symptom, rather than a cause, of this distrust.” niemanlab.org/2022/04/conser…
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I'm writing this story about how journalists are using scheduling tools like @Calendly for work. DM me or @NiemanLab and tell me everything! twitter.com/NiemanLab/stat…
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In the lead-up to today's announcement, Joe Kahn was described as the “overwhelming favorite” and “obvious pick” to replace outgoing Dean Baquet. nie.mn/3Es0k3g
Last August, a lawyer and Republican operative filed a trademark for Libs of TikTok as a “news reporter service.” nie.mn/3jTA3Bv
"From building trust with readers to indulging your own curiosity, local reporters share tips for finding science stories for local audiences." nie.mn/391X5UN
Redacción Regional launches to cover common threads of corruption and authoritarianism across Central America… niemanlab.org/2022/04/redacc…
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"The concept of ‘without authorization’ does not apply to public websites." — the 9th Circuit, declaring web scraping legal today techcrunch.com/2022/04/18/web…
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"It’s a way to how to stand up to those attacks and a sign of solidarity." nie.mn/3EnANIC
News publishers have made at least $12 million selling NFTs nie.mn/3vqvsfy
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