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Digital and Print Subscription Benchmarks, Best Practices During COVID-19 Pandemic
Presented by Matt Lindsay, president;  Arvid Tchivzhel, senior director, product development;  Matthew Lulay, senior director, consulting services; and Dustin Tetley,...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 7:17:07 PM


Rex Maynor Named Publisher of Natchez, Brookhaven, Prentiss Papers
Rex Maynor, 57, has been named publisher of The Natchez Democrat, Natchez The Magazine, The Brookhaven Daily Leader, Brookhaven Magazine, the...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 6:48:06 PM


Why Local News is Suffering When People Need It Most
On Tuesday, all staffers at the San Francisco Examiner and SF Weekly were notified that theyll be taking a 40 percent...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 5:47:19 PM


Americans Want to See Whats Happening in Hospitals Now. But Its Hard for Journalists to Get Inside
The coronavirus pandemic has been likened to a war. But journalists are largely absent from the harrowing, heartbreaking front line of this...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 5:41:46 PM


Statement: Ad Tech Companies: Stop Journalism-Harming Keyword Blocking Practices
The News Media Alliance and Digital Content Next call on digital advertisers and digital advertising companies to stop using keyword...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 5:38:18 PM


Bustle Digital Group Lays Off Staff of The Outline as Part of Broader Cuts
Bustle Digital Group, owner of a portfolio of digital media properties including Bustle itself, says it laid off two dozen...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 5:34:37 PM


Podcast: A visit to an ER COVID-19 unit gives new perspective on pandemic data
Governor Andrew Cuomos COVID-19 press conferences rely heavily on data, as does press coverage of the pandemic. But when CJRs Amanda Darrach got sick, she learned how misleading those numbers are. On this weeks Kicker, Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR, speaks with Darrach about how we should cover the trauma of COVID-19. SHOW […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, April 3, 2020 4:33:16 PM


The Outline, an attempt to build a bolder kind of news site, appears to have met its end
Not quite 3 1/2 years after its launch, The Outline — the design-forward, millennial-focused, consciously weird site that aspired to be “a next-generation version of The New Yorker” — is shutting down. Its executive editor, Leah Finnegan, tweeted this morning that its staff was all being laid off. farewell @outline. we have all been laid...
Nieman Labs at Friday, April 3, 2020 3:13:43 PM


Reporter From Pro-Trump Channel Attends White House Coronavirus Briefing, Defying Press Corps
One day after her employer was kicked out of the rotation to cover daily press briefings by President Donald Trumps coronavirus...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 3:00:25 PM


For this alt-weekly editor covering the coronavirus, the shenanigans are a way of holding on to wha
The post For this alt-weekly editor covering the coronavirus, the shenanigans are a way of holding on to whatever sanity is left. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 3:00:01 PM


Fox News host Jesse Watters said coronavirus travel restrictions were more critical in saving lives
The post Fox News host Jesse Watters said coronavirus travel restrictions were more critical in saving lives than testing. Hes wrong. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 2:56:23 PM


Whats Next in the Publisher Response to COVID-19?
Publishers are checking a list of their most important considerations right now, which include safety, remote work, the advertising decline,...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 2:30:34 PM


Understanding Value in Media: Perspectives From Consumers and Industry
The disruption of the media industry, with the rise of social media, the digitization of content and the increase in...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 2:00:44 PM


The Philadelphia Inquirer Announces Neil Vogel, CEO of Dotdash, as Newest Board of Directors Member
Neil Vogel, CEO of Dotdash, will join The Philadelphia Inquirers Board of Directors, Inquirer Publisher and CEO Elizabeth H. Hughes announced...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 1:36:49 PM


Democrats Press FCC to Assure Broadcasters Their Licenses Wont be in Jeopardy After Trump Campaign
Two prominent House Democrats want the FCC to give stations assurances that their licenses wont be in jeopardy, after Donald Trumps presidential campaign...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 1:30:05 PM


The Journalists Changing Roles During the Coronavirus Outbreak
As the novel coronavirus spread to all parts of the globe, the task of reporting a story of extraordinary magnitude...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 1:19:51 PM


Pakistan Re-Arrests Four Men Acquitted in Daniel Pearl Murder Case
Pakistani authorities ordered on Friday four men, including a British militant, convicted of the 2002 murder of U.S. journalist Daniel...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 1:00:23 PM


Many news organizations will apply for federal money. Is this the first step to government support f
Local newsrooms are so pressed for cash that historic taboos on asking for government assistance seem to have melted away. As the applications for federal coronavirus relief loans open, many newsroom leaders and industry lobbyists have suggested theyll seek a piece of the action, and possibly seek permanent help down the line. Hard times or […] The post Many news organizations will apply for federal money. Is this the first step to government support for local news? appeared first on Poynt...
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 12:33:57 PM


Candid Thoughts of Publishers Navigating Crisis
Publishers are grappling with how to say solvent while facing declining advertising revenue, lost event sponsorships and ticket sales and...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 12:23:42 PM


Pulitzer preview: While journalists pursue todays story of a lifetime, a moment to recognize 2019s
As journalists look forward to the Pulitzer Prize announcements — still set for April 20, at least for now — will even the most dramatic winners feel a bit stale? To qualify for a 2020 Pulitzer, after all, stories must have appeared during the prior calendar year. And this year, the coronavirus pandemic threatens to […] The post Pulitzer preview: While journalists pursue todays story of a lifetime, a moment to recognize 2019s best work appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 11:37:45 AM


Digital Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The current global health situation has seen changes to the way journalists do their job, with an increasing number working...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 11:07:57 AM


How Public Meetings are Changing in the Age of Coronavirus
The closures started in early March. As coronavirus cases started to stack up in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker declared a...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 11:06:18 AM


Local Newspapers are Facing Their Own Coronavirus Crisis
Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge. Readers...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 11:05:10 AM


Hospital demand for masks is soaring. Heres how hospitals use them against coronavirus
The post Hospital demand for masks is soaring. Heres how hospitals use them against coronavirus appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 11:00:24 AM


“Engaged journalism” is taking us back to the “public journalism” debates of the 1990s
Welcome to the third edition of RQ1. For those who are new, we are Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis — two former journalists turned academics, now teaching and researching at Washington and Lee University (Mark) and the University of Oregon (Seth). In trying to keep pace with all the new research about news and journalism,...
Nieman Labs at Friday, April 3, 2020 10:45:05 AM


The coronavirus is the story of our lifetime. Here are resources, training and funding to help your
Poynter is collecting live coronavirus coverage training opportunities, if you have them, you can share them here. Were updating this list daily. Remote training: The National Press Foundation has a briefing for journalists on COVID-19 and homelessness at 12 p.m. Eastern Monday, April 6. Poynter is now offering free chats with our experts. You can […] The post The coronavirus is the story of our lifetime. Here are resources, training and funding to help your newsroom tell it appeared first ...
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 9:26:23 AM


The Cuomo brothers in prime time
In recent weeks, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, has become a star. News networks have carried his daily press briefings live and in full. Hes also gotten buzz for the interviews hes done with his brother, Chris Cuomo, who anchors a nightly show on CNN. Typically, the exchanges have been bookended by sibling banter. “I know youre working hard for your state, but no matter how hard youre working, theres always time to call mom,” Chris told Andrew in mid-March. Andrew had just called...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, April 3, 2020 8:18:05 AM


Threats against Dr. Anthony Fauci? Whats the world coming to?
The Poynter Report is our daily media newsletter. To have it delivered to your inbox Monday-Friday, click here. Just a couple of months ago, he was unknown to the vast majority of Americans. Now hes a household name. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nations leading expert on infectious diseases, has become one of the most trusted voices […] The post Threats against Dr. Anthony Fauci? Whats the world coming to? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 7:30:41 AM


Does reporting on panic buying fuel panic buying?
As the coronavirus spreads with unsettling speed across the world, so has press coverage of hoarding. Food. Medical supplies. Toilet paper. Panicked citizens with frustratingly little control over a pandemic are instead seizing upon one thing they can do, which is stock up for what feels like an apocalypse. News outlets cant get enough of […]...
Columbia Journalism Review at Friday, April 3, 2020 7:00:00 AM


What authority does the Defense Production Act give the government and how is it used?
Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing about journalism and coronavirus, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. We are adding hundreds and hundreds of new readers to this column every week, so I want to take a second to welcome you and […] The post What authority does the Defense Production Act give the government and how is it used? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, April 3, 2020 6:00:17 AM


Shoptalk: The False Promise of Paywalls for Local News
I believe that paywalls and most subscription models do not work for local news. As local news outlets traverse the...
Business of News at Friday, April 3, 2020 3:00:07 AM


Tips on Finding and Vetting Experts During a Disease Outbreak
When covering a hot, fast-moving health issue like a disease outbreak, a severe weather event or other public health emergency,...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:54:33 PM


Resources for Freelance Journalists During the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the fallout from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic forces publishers to reevaluate their economic outlooks and, in many cases, restrict...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:51:20 PM


Professors, Journalists Call Out Fox News Coronavirus Misinformation in Scathing Letter
Dozens of professors and teachers of journalism and communications have signed a scathing open letter calling out Fox News coverage...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:48:46 PM


Professors, Journalists Call Out Fox News Coronavirus Misinformation in Scathing Letter
Dozens of professors and teachers of journalism and communications have signed a scathing open letter calling out Fox News coverage...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:48:46 PM


Under Modi, Indias Press is Not so Free Anymore
The Media One anchorman Vinesh Kunhiraman went on air as usual on March 6, ready to tell the stations five...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:45:31 PM


U.S. Lawmaker Seeks Inquiry Into Disappearance of Chinese Journalists
A U.S. congressman is calling on the State Department to urge China to investigate the disappearance of three Chinese citizen...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:43:04 PM


Why The New York Times Considers Books—Like Podcasts and TV—Ripe for Expansion
The New York Times has been turning its journalism into books in different ways for more than a century. (Heres...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 5:39:43 PM


How The Hindus Paywall is Paying Off
The Hindu Group (THG), a 141-year-old brand, was the first English-language Indian newspaper to go digital in 1995. Armed with...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:30:36 PM


Why The New York Times considers books — like podcasts and TV — ripe for expansion
The New York Times has been turning its journalism into books in different ways for more than a century. (Heres a copy of “The New York Times Current History: The European War, Volume XIII,” published 1917.) The newspaper typically partners with traditional book publishers; it published 15 books with nine different publishers in 2019. But...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:30:24 PM


The coronavirus is changing everything about how she works. Still, Its a blessing to be useful.
The post The coronavirus is changing everything about how she works. Still, Its a blessing to be useful. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:07:07 PM


Pakistani Court Overturns Conviction in 2002 Killing of U.S Journalist Daniel Pearl
A Pakistani court on Thursday overturned the murder conviction and death sentence of Ahmed Omar Sheikh, a British-born militant who...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 3:00:32 PM


Opinion: Stop Treating Trumps Press Conferences as Must-See TV
The cable networks should stop treating President Trumps news conferences as must-see television with banner coverage. While theres an argument...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:30:51 PM


Young people are twice as likely to pay for news in the U.S., U.K., and Germany (compared to those 5
The kids are all right, according to a new World Economic Forum report. Young people (ages 16 to 34) are twice as likely to pay for news than those over 55 in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The “Understanding Value in Media” report, released today, is based on a survey of more...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:30:00 PM


These 6 tips will help stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation
The post These 6 tips will help stop the spread of COVID-19 misinformation appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:00:52 PM


How an AI System is Boosting Business at The Globe and Mail
For about a year now, The Globe and Mail in Canada has had an artificial intelligence system called Sophi autonomously...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:00:40 PM


Advertising Has Disappeared: Storied Newspaper Reels in Coronavirus Economy
Buena Vista County, Iowa, has yet to log a positive coronavirus case. The media economy associated with the pandemic, however, has...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:42:48 PM


Research: What the COVID-19 Bump Looks Like
Last week, the online subscriptions to U.S. news sites continued to climb, up 73% compared to the pre-crisis period. The...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:39:55 PM


ICFJ Launches Global Forum to Support and Connect Journalists Covering the COVID-19 Pandemic
“The importance of professional journalism in these times of a global health crisis takes on an importance that can define...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:38:20 PM


7 Ways to Get Your COVID-19 Reporting to Those Who Need It
Many media organizations are dropping their paywalls to make reporting on the coronavirus pandemic accessible to all. Maybe thats you—...
Business of News at Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:36:12 PM


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