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"None of us wants to do great journalism that no one reads. While it’s true that Twitter has been adept at creating an illusion of audience, that at least was something."
Here's how @SahanJournal is using voice-note newsletters to reach Somalis in Minnesota by @HanaaTameez
"If facts don't care about your feelings, it's also clear your feelings often don't care about facts."
if you all can come up with a few more of these we're turning it into a post…
Remember that time Ted Turner tried to compete with MTV? No? Well let me tell you all about the Cable Music Channel:… new @readtedium
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"It can still be quite challenging with the long drives and severe cold and you have to be vigilant about self-care, but I remind myself that thousands of Ukrainian women are living this experience every day."
"I want to highlight three items from the past few days that, at root, all address the same question: How powerful *is* information, anyway?"
"Even the simple act of saying no to being in a video can be made into content."
Blake was creative. He had a deep appreciation for the craft and for his colleagues. Depression is patient and it is a fucking thief. It takes courage to fight it like he did. If you are struggling: know that you are needed, that you are loved, and help is closer than you think…
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"As anybody can tell from the pubs and bars of the city, Thursday is the new Friday. With the world changing, and more people working from home on Fridays, it’s the smart move to focus on serving our readers online rather than in print."
Which of @NiemanLab's Predictions for Journalism do you think will come true in 2023?
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"Your questions took me onto grounds...where I’d not been in other interviews, with other journalists."…
I am thrilled to launch participant recruitment for my dissertation study. After working at @MedillSchool and studying at @UIOWA_SJMC, I am eager to amplify #internationalstudent perspectives on their j-school experiences and #journalismjobs search.
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“Often when an editor declines or dilutes a good story, it's to say it's too in the weeds. I always joke, 'What's wrong with weeds?’”…
“Until now, if you wanted to find out why your argument was stupid, you had to tweet out a link to your story.”
Hyperpartisan outlets use words a larger share of the population understands, researchers found…
How New Lines Magazine built a home for long-form international reporting…
I graduate this summer, so I spoke with lots of international students to figure out how to land a journalism job in the US. Turns out interviews often end when recruiters find out candidates will need visa sponsorship. Offers have been rescinded. 🧵…p
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"Twitter said it fixed ‘verification.’ So I impersonated a senator (again)."
I'll say it again: Newsrooms need to think about audiences first -- not their fellow journalists.…
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"A few days after @nytimes piece, the website of the Mineola American, which covers the county seat of Nassau County, still hadn’t mentioned the story. But maybe that’s not a surprise: The site hadn’t been updated since May."
Partisan media offers easier-to-read political news than mainstream outlets "when we read simplified text—especially text that frames things as us-versus-them—it’s easier to process that than [news reports that examine] the complex goings-on"…
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“Librarians have always been involved in helping people figure out what is real, what is relevant,” one librarian explained. TikTok is “a necessary space to be in, and a useful tool.”
How live versions of podcasts became arena fillers
My first story of 2023 is about the fascinating @newlinesmag. May 2023 be filled with more stories that are equally fun to report and write. I had read New Lines before, but special thanks to @karimdoumar for being like "you should write about this" 🙏�…wW
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Vox Media “formalizes” its ban on fossil-fuel ads.
“I will make a confession here on this podcast that I have tried to write parts of my column using AI."
New Lines has monthly reader activity in every country in the world, according to its managing editor. (“Some months we miss out on getting readers from Greenland.")
Our Pakistan coverage led @HanaaTameez to New Lines Magazine and I am glad she stayed on for all the brilliant stories that we produce. She profiled @newlinesmag for @NiemanLab and what an amazing feature. Please read!…
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"Three outlets — adhering to three different business models — are in the unexpected position of battling it out for the readers of Marblehead and wresting back hyperlocal news from corporate control."…
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“Often when an editor declines or dilutes a good story, it’s to say it’s too in the weeds. I always joke, ‘What’s wrong with weeds?’”
“Until now, if you wanted to find out why your argument was stupid, you had to tweet out a link to your story.”
Andrew Morse, an architect of CNN+, will be The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's new president and publisher. Morse said he plans work with Axios, which Cox Enterprises acquired last year for $525 million, to expand the company’s business.
Hello! Today’s my first day back to work at @NiemanLab after a wonderful holiday break! What are you looking to read about in journalism innovation this year? Send me your story tips, ideas, wishlists and I’ll report them out! 🫡
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It literally does not matter how important the news is, it will always get beaten by a video of a goddamn chocolate chip cookie
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Thanks @jbenton, for taking me into account. Happy to be part of Nieman Lab’s 2023 Predictions @NiemanLab…
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I'm incredibly honored for the opportunity to have my thoughts promoted alongside some of the most empathetic, creative, smartest and extraordinary people in the industry.…
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Loving the vibes from @AChangeOfTune in @NiemanLab's predictions for journalism in 2023. Proud to call her a colleague.…
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"If we can automate some commodity news, we can provide a lot more information — much of it useful, if not sexy — to people who need it." @BGrueskin #predix2023
I’ve made six end-of-year predictions for @NiemanLab, starting in 2011. Let’s do a quick review! 2011: “Next year, Kindles, iPhones, and tablets will truly grow up” I think this one holds up pretty well! Among other things 2012 saw iPad 3/Kindle Fire.…
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"Climate change needs to advance from topic to frame, gaining relevance in every beat to become more subtle and less one-off alarmist." @AlexaBorchardt for #predix2023
Three of our exec members and @ua_jcm faculty members were asked by @NiemanLab for their expert media predictions for 2023: Check them out below:
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American journalism is "steeped in the politics of empire and epitomizes the cunning of imperialist reason," writes j. Siguru Wahutu. #predix2023
This headline is probably the best I’ve done. My @NiemanLab prediction for 2023.…
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In his latest piece for @NiemanLab, @wfrick looks at the role of prediction markets and forecasting platforms in journalism, including highlighting current questions on GJ Open and the Superforecasters' forecasts in @TheEconomist The World Ahead.…
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Do publishers and broadcasters really need a #climate strategy? Here are five reasons why they do (I'm sure you can come up with more). 2023 prediction for Harvard's @NiemanLab @jbenton…
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This entire series from @NiemanLab has been a godsend this year, and @mitrakalita's prediction nails it. Here's to not just turning a page, but ripping it out and writing an entire new playbook.…
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"News orgs— particularly the ones that have spent the past couple years reporting on caregivers hitting their breaking point — can no longer afford not to prioritize the needs of caregivers on their own staffs." @cariromm + @emgollie for #predix2023:
"Your audience collectively knows much more than you do." Walter Frick for #predix2023:
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