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Second Thursday Night Football Outing Averages 11.03M Viewers On Prime Video
The second week of Prime Videos exclusive  Thursday Night Football streams drew an average of 11.03 million viewers for a fairly low-wattage game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. Nielsen and Amazon said the game marked a 39% improvement over last years Week 3 game, which was on on NFL Network. The 2021 game pulled in 7.96 million viewers across the cable channel, local-market stations and out-of-home sites. Nielsens tally for this years Thursday games rolls together the...
TV News Check at Monday, September 26, 2022 1:13:08 PM


Les Vann Joins Elixir Marketing As Organizational Change Consultant
Les Vann, an award-winning Television News veteran is joining Elixir Marketing, focusing on crisis management, succession planning, organizational change, strategic planning, content strategy and community impact strategies, talent coaching and motivational speaking, as well as other leadership and operations direction and training. Vann began his career as a journalist in Springfield, Ill., and in 1994 […] The post Les Vann Joins Elixir Marketing As Organizational Change Consultant ap...
TV News Check at Monday, September 26, 2022 12:50:49 PM


Some news organizations have hundreds of obituaries ready to publish
On Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in London, the royal family announced that Queen Elizabeth II had died. Less than two hours later, the Guardian published a 7,000-word obituary. That […] The post Some news organizations have hundreds of obituaries ready to publish appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, September 26, 2022 12:29:36 PM


Telemundo Expands Inspirando A América, Multi-Platform Franchise Recognizing Latino Changemakers
Telemundo is expanding Inspirando a América, an annual multiplatform franchise that honors extraordinary individuals driving change and making a meaningful impact in the Hispanic community. The expansion builds on the Inspiring America (Inspirando a América) franchise first launched last year by the NBCUniversal News Group. Starting this month, Telemundo will feature a monthly on-air and […] The post Telemundo Expands Inspirando A América, Multi-Platform Franchise Recognizing Latino Cha...
TV News Check at Monday, September 26, 2022 11:59:42 AM


As Cable News Focused On Queen, Democratic Political Donations Slipped
When the Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina introduced a bill this month to ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks, Democratic fund-raisers expected it to dominate news outlets like MSNBC, bringing small-dollar donations for candidates. But they did not anticipate that cable news networks, overtaken by the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 8, would relegate politics to an afterthought for more than a week in favor of ancient rituals, Grenadier Guards and the monarchs corgis...
TV News Check at Monday, September 26, 2022 7:12:45 AM


Las Vegas Review-Journal demands police not search slain reporters devices
Good morning, everyone. Tom Jones is on vacation, but the team at Poynter is keeping tabs on the latest media news and analysis. Heres a quick rundown of what you […] The post Las Vegas Review-Journal demands police not search slain reporters devices appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, September 26, 2022 6:30:32 AM


Ad-Spend Tracker MediaRadar Wins Investments From Thompson Street Capital, Endicott Capital
Thompson Street Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and Endicott Capital, an investment entity focused on information services, have made a strategic investment in MediaRadar, a tracker of advertising outlays. It is the latest transaction to have financial players gravitate to the discipline of measuring ad spending. Thompson will take a controlling stake in the business, though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The post Ad-Spend Tracker MediaRadar Wins Investments From Tho...
TV News Check at Monday, September 26, 2022 5:56:07 AM


NFL Owners Attitudes Harden Toward Commanders Daniel Snyder
Sentiments among NFL team owners regarding Daniel Snyders ownership of the Washington Commanders have shifted significantly, as they await the findings of both a congressional investigation and a league-commissioned probe into allegations of misconduct by him and his team. Multiple owners said in recent days that they believe serious consideration may be given to attempting to oust Snyder from the leagues ownership ranks, either by convincing him to sell his franchise or by voting to remove hi...
TV News Check at Monday, September 26, 2022 5:31:35 AM


How to read a hurricane cone graphic
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Poynter Institute at Monday, September 26, 2022 5:00:31 AM


Can Donald Trump declassify documents with just a thought? Three legal precedents say no.
Former President Donald Trump attracted wide attention for his comments about presidential declassification powers in an interview with Fox News Sean Hannity. Trumps Mar-a-Lago home was searched in August by federal agents […] The post Can Donald Trump declassify documents with just a thought? Three legal precedents say no. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Monday, September 26, 2022 4:55:12 AM


TVN To Simulate Attack During Cybersecurity Retreat
MOXFIVE, a specialized technical advisory firm founded to help minimize the business impact of cyber-attacks, will lead an incident response simulation at TVNewsCheck s fourth annual cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat, to take place Oct. 17-18 at NAB Show NY. Michael Rogers, senior director of technical advisory services at MOXFIVE, will lead the exercise, which is designed to train participants to calmly, efficiently react to a cybersecurity attack at their companies. Register Now for CB...
TV News Check at Monday, September 26, 2022 4:00:28 AM


Films and investigations to use as classroom examples top our list of resources for journalism educa
Apparently its now actually fall, though its felt like fall for several weeks now — at least for those of you teaching in classrooms across the country. The turning of […] The post Films and investigations to use as classroom examples top our list of resources for journalism educators this week appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Sunday, September 25, 2022 7:30:07 AM


‘The Jetsons,’ Now 60 Years Old, Is Iconic. Thats A Problem
On the evening of Sunday, Sept. 23, 1962, millions of American families finished their dinners, turned on their televisions and were introduced to  The Jetsons , a cartoon sitcom produced by the legendary team of Hanna-Barbera. Set in 2062,  The Jetsons captured the technological optimism of the time and projected it into a space-age, gadget-fueled vision of the future, inviting its viewers to imagine the dazzling possibilities that the current wave of technological achievement could one day re...
TV News Check at Friday, September 23, 2022 2:26:20 PM


Netflix Chief Accounting Officer Resigns After 3 Months
Ken Barker, the principal accounting officer at Netflix, has resigned from the company just three months after he arrived. In an SEC filing, the company said Barker submitted his resignation on Thursday. The filing described it as a “personal decision” and emphasized that it was “not the result of any disagreement with the company on any matter relating to the companys financials, operations, policies, or practices.” Netflix CFO Spencer Neumann will take on the role of principal accounting offi...
TV News Check at Friday, September 23, 2022 1:07:09 PM


Is Taylor Swift Playing The 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show?
When the NFL announced at midnight ET that Apple Music is the new sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the Swift-iverse went into overdrive speculating that Taylor Swift will be the performer: The announcement was made at midnight, Taylor releases her new music at midnight (er, like 99% of all major artists in the streaming age) and her new album is called Midnights . With no disrespect to the Swifties, there are actually many more-tangible reasons why Swift seems a likely front-runner for ...
TV News Check at Friday, September 23, 2022 12:57:32 PM


Tunisias disinfo decree threatens to lock up rule violators
Tunisia just passed a law that would imprison purveyors of “disinformation” for up to five years. Critics of the law — which include political opponents of Tunisian President Kais Saied, […] The post Tunisias disinfo decree threatens to lock up rule violators appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 23, 2022 11:50:27 AM


Local media provide sizable solutions to global crises
NEW YORK — When Kavita Devi read the mission of her local media platform Khabar Lahariya, which translates as “News Wave,” it was the first time she had ever spoken […] The post Local media provide sizable solutions to global crises appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 23, 2022 11:24:05 AM


The connection between abandoned cars and crime
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 […] The post The connection between abandoned cars and crime appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 23, 2022 5:00:58 AM


What is a MAGA Republican?
The dispute over what it means to be a MAGA Republican has given the GOP an opening to accuse President Joe Biden of “smearing” half the voters in the country — the roughly […] The post What is a MAGA Republican? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Friday, September 23, 2022 4:55:35 AM


Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier Leaves To Join Roku
Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier is leaving the linear network to join Roku. He joins as President, Roku Media, effective in late October, based in New York. The surprising move is a major statement of intent from Roku. Collier will oversee advertising and content at the digital streaming company. He will run Roku Media globally, managing its ad platform business as well as content for Rokus owned and operated channels, including the Roku Channel. The post Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie ...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:02:42 PM


Big Tech: Media Antitrust Exemption Would Create News Cartels
Big Tech is beating up on broadcast consolidation as it pushes back on a bill that would give broadcasters and other original news creators an antitrust exemption to negotiate with the tech giants that leverage that original content online. The Computer and Communications Industry Association issued a pull-no-punches statement —  the term “cartel” was used multiple times — following the Senate Judiciary Committees favorable referral of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (S. 673) to...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 1:01:35 PM


What do readers find most interesting? Things they can see, touch or smell.
Now that Queen Elizabeth II is at her rest, I am moved to make sense of the news coverage, not as a critic, but as a member of the audience. […] The post What do readers find most interesting? Things they can see, touch or smell. appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:30:40 AM


Hiperwall 8.0 Adds Video Wall Zone Control, High Frame Rate 4K Content Support, Simplified Content S
Hiperwall Inc., a provider of IP-based video wall and signage control solutions, has rolled out version 8.0 of its hardware-agnostic video wall control software. Hiperwall says: “One of the most value-adding upgrades to the … software to date, Hiperwall 8.0 unlocks extremely powerful features that dramatically improve content integrity, system performance, and content sharing.” Zone Control […] The post Hiperwall 8.0 Adds Video Wall Zone Control, High Frame Rate 4K Content Support, Simp...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:49:14 AM


Amagi Intros Cloud Playout Solution On Google Cloud Marketplace
Amagi, a global provider of cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, has announced the general availability of its broadcast-grade cloud playout product, Amagi Cloudport, on Google Cloud Marketplace. The partnership, Amagi says, elevates its SaaS offerings to its customers “by combining the advantages of Amagis live and on-demand video infrastructure services with Google […] The post Amagi Intros Cloud Playout Solution On Google Cloud Marketplace appeared first on ...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:40:32 AM


Black Box Partners With Juniper Networks To Move Wi-Fi Beyond NextGen
Black Box, a global solutions integrator, announced today that it has formed a strategic alliance partnership with Juniper Networks, a provider of secure, AI-driven networks, “to provide the most advanced Wi-Fi and LAN networks available.” Black Box says the partnership allows it “to drive innovation in connectivity, giving superior data and networking options.” Black Box […] The post Black Box Partners With Juniper Networks To Move Wi-Fi Beyond NextGen appeared first on TV News Check...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:22:41 AM


Avid Launches Subscription Solution For TV And Media Graphics
Avid has introduced its next-generation of Maestro, a new subscription-based software solution for real-time broadcast television graphics. Available immediately, this fully backward compatible solution offers graphics teams “the power, flexibility and scalability to produce and deliver the best quality graphics possible for on-air and studio video wall content,” Avid says. Graphics teams can now deploy Maestro […] The post Avid Launches Subscription Solution For TV And Media Graphics ...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:15:37 AM


Disguise Launches Cloud Solution For Media & Entertainment Industry
Disguise has launched Disguise Cloud, a new suite of cloud-ready applications for the media and entertainment industry. Available on a free starter plan, Disguise Cloud is built to enable end-to-end remote collaboration across any M&E production. Whether it’s for simple video playback or a complex project with 3D files, Disguise Cloud “will make collaboration easy by seamlessly connecting […] The post Disguise Launches Cloud Solution For Media & Entertainment Industry app...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 10:09:13 AM


LiveUs 5G Video Solutions Applauded By Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan recently researched the 5G video applications market and, based on its analysis, recognizes LiveU with the 2022 Global Product Leadership Award. The company collaborates extensively with cellular carriers across the globe to achieve in-depth market knowledge, turning the experience into a unique competitive advantage. It serves global broadcasters and organizations in sports and news and […] The post LiveUs 5G Video Solutions Applauded By Frost & Sullivan appe...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:55:15 AM


The changes continue at CNN, once again involving its media coverage
Good morning. First, a newsletter update. There will be no Poynter Report on Friday, and I will be off next week. However, my Poynter colleagues will take over the newsletter […] The post The changes continue at CNN, once again involving its media coverage appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 22, 2022 6:30:45 AM


BIA: Local Over-The-Top Ad Revenue To Grow 57% In 2022
Over-the-top is set to be the fastest-growing form of local advertising, reaching $3.4 billion in revenue by 2026, according to a new forecast from BIA Advisory Services. Local OTT revenue is expected to be up 57% this year to $2 billion, BIA said. While growing quickly, OTT revenue remains a fraction over over-the-air TV revenue, which are forecast to total $20.4 billion in 2022 and hit $21.9 billion in 2026. The post BIA: Local Over-The-Top Ad Revenue To Grow 57% In 2022 appeared first on ...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:12:58 AM


Florida Asks Supreme Court To Consider Controversial Social Media Law
The state of Florida filed a petition to the Supreme Court on Wednesday to hear a case against its embattled law regulating how social media platforms moderate content. Florida asked the high court to weigh in after a court of appeals in May blocked major provisions of the law, ruling in favor of tech industry groups that filed a case against it. The groups argued that the law infringes on First Amendment rights and could lead to more dangerous content and hate speech online. The post Florida...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:06:01 AM


Political Ad Spending Is Breaking Records: Heres Where The Money Is Going In Critical Senate Races
Outside spending is pouring into the 2022 Senate races, as Democratic control of the chamber hangs in flux. Nearly $450 million in outside spending has been spent on Senate races so far this cycle, according to OpenSecrets, a watchdog group that tracks money in politics. Just over 80% of that sum, or about $360 million, went to the 10 races deemed competitive by Cook Political Report. Overall, outside spending has ballooned for a midterm year. Super PACs cycle-to-date have spent more than double...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:02:30 AM


Another COVID-19 fraud scheme is uncovered almost every day
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Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 22, 2022 5:00:01 AM


FCC Floats Multimillion-Dollar Fines Against Sinclair, Nexstar, Cunningham Stations
The FCC has proposed fining TV stations owned by Cunningham Broadcasting, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Nexstar Media Group more than $3 million collectively for alleged violations of the agencys childrens-TV programming rules. The stations “apparently willfully and repeatedly violated rules limiting commercial matter in children's programming,“ the FCC said, but conceded the actions were inadvertent. The post FCC Floats Multimillion-Dollar Fines Against Sinclair, Nexstar, Cunningham Station...
TV News Check at Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:58:27 AM


How could voting be affected in the US if election deniers win?
Midterm ballots in nearly every state include candidates who believe the 2020 election was fraudulent or “stolen.” That leaves American election systems at a pivotal moment: If people who deny […] The post How could voting be affected in the US if election deniers win? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Thursday, September 22, 2022 4:55:24 AM


Fox News Taps Trace Gallagher to Anchor ‘Fox News @ Night’ Latenight Newscast
Fox News has tapped Trace Gallagher as the anchor of  Fox News @ Night , the channels midnight newscast. Gallagher, who will also retain his title of chief breaking news correspondent, will anchor the newscast from Los Angeles, and starts Oct. 3. He succeeds Shannon Bream, who last month was announced as the new anchor of  Fox News Sunday . Bream had anchored the latenight newscast since it was created in 2017. The post Fox News Taps Trace Gallagher to Anchor ‘Fox News @ Night’ L...
TV News Check at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:03:37 PM


Record Spending Over California’s Legal Gambling Initiative
A torrent of advertising has buffeted Californians for months, much of it making promises far beyond a plump payoff from a game wager. With the stakes high, more than $400 million has been raised so far – easily a national record for a ballot initiative fight, and nearly doubling the previous mark in California set in 2020 – with another seven weeks to go until balloting ends on Nov. 8. The post Record Spending Over California’s Legal Gambling Initiative appeared first on TV News Chec...
TV News Check at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:44:20 PM


Sinclair OTT App NewsOn Signs Deal to Add CBS Owned Stations
Sinclairs local news OTT streaming service NewsON has signed a licensing deal with CBS News and Stations and its owned-and-operated stations. As part of the deal, NewsON will add 13 CBS local stations to its platform. The new stations include the New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco markets. NewsON will offer live newscasts, CBS News Local FAST channels, and short form story clips from each of the stations, including the upcoming Detroit channel when it launches. Th...
TV News Check at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 12:10:50 PM


Gannett positions for the future by cutting today
This article was originally published on Northwestern Universitys Medill Local News Initiative website and is republished here with permission. Earlier this month, Gannetts Michael Reed had an opportunity to set […] The post Gannett positions for the future by cutting today appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 9:43:34 AM


Heres how 2 local reporters in battleground states are tackling the midterms
This time of year, Greg Bluesteins job as a political reporter for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is one of constant contact. “I’m talking to folks all the time. I have easily […] The post Heres how 2 local reporters in battleground states are tackling the midterms appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:46:52 AM


Meet the 2022 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media cohort
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Sept. 21, 2022) – In partnership with The Washington Post, the Poynter Institute is proud to announce the 29 journalists of color selected for the 2022 Leadership […] The post Meet the 2022 Leadership Academy for Diversity in Media cohort appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:45:16 AM


CNNs Morning Plan Will Face A.M. Scramble
CNNs new chief hopes primetime anchor Don Lemon can help the network gain ground in some of TV news toughest terrain. Chris Licht, who has vowed to tone down some of the more aggressive commentary at the network since taking its reins earlier this year, has enjoyed an eyebrow-raising streak in morning news. Now hes betting he can do the same for CNN, even as TV networks are seeing new challenges to their sunrise efforts. The post CNNs Morning Plan Will Face A.M. Scramble appeared first o...
TV News Check at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 7:09:47 AM


A new book about Trump calls out a Fox News anchor
Just when you think youve heard all the media stories about the 2020 presidential election, along comes another. Back in November of 2020, Fox News Bret Baier — often touted […] The post A new book about Trump calls out a Fox News anchor appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:30:51 AM


MLB, NBA, NHL May Buy Biggest Owner Of Regional Sports Networks
MLB, the NBA and the NHL may orchestrate a buyout of the nations dominant owner of regional sports TV networks, whose shaky finances pose an increasing threat to their teams. The trio of pro-sports leagues are expected to soon begin talks with Sinclair Broadcast Group's Diamond Sports, which operates 21 regional Bally Sports networks that account for more than half the local broadcast markets around the country, sources close to the situation say. The post MLB, NBA, NHL May Buy Biggest Owner...
TV News Check at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 6:24:39 AM


Old Episodes Of ‘The Crown’ Surge Anew In Netflix Weekly Rankings
A new episode of Netflix's biographical series  The Crown hasn't dropped since November 2020, and Season 5 won't debut until this upcoming November. Still, driven by the globally observed passing of Queen Elizabeth II, viewing of the original series focused on the British Royal Family has spiked anew, with seasons 1 and 2 of the show generating more than 47 million hours of streaming on Netflix last week. The post Old Episodes Of ‘The Crown’ Surge Anew In Netflix Weekly Rankings ...
TV News Check at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:46:38 AM


YouTube Adds Revenue Sharing To Shorts Videos
YouTube has spent years building YouTube Shorts and its creator program. Now it will give creators an option to monetize content earlier. Executives at the companys Made on YouTube event, live and virtual, on Tuesday announced updates to its YouTube Partner Program, which now includes monetizing Shorts. In early 2023, YouTube creators can apply to become part of the platforms revenue-sharing program if they have at least 1,000 subscribers and 10 million Shorts views in 90 days. The post You...
TV News Check at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:35:53 AM


How high will interest rates rise?
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 […] The post How high will interest rates rise? appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 5:00:53 AM


What George Soros said about Ukraine in a 2014 CNN interview
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros is a regular bogeyman in online misinformation. Weve debunked claims that hes a Nazi who funded antifa and protests in Minneapolis, and that he was behind a news website in Missouri […] The post What George Soros said about Ukraine in a 2014 CNN interview appeared first on Poynter .
Poynter Institute at Wednesday, September 21, 2022 4:55:04 AM


Jimmy Kimmel Signs Three-Year Extension With ABC, Ending Speculation Over His Latenight Future
Jimmy Kimmel is no longer vacillating. The comedian is staying in late-night after extending his contract with ABC for a further three years. The deal ends a year of speculation within the latenight community after Kimmel told Howard Stern that he was debating whether to stick or twist. The pact will keep Kimmel as host and exec producer of ABCs  Jimmy Kimmel Live!  through its 23 rd  season. January 2023 will mark the 20 th  anniversary of the show, which premiered in January 2003. The post ...
TV News Check at Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:50:20 PM


Nielsen And Marketing Architects Set Deal For Local Television Measurement
Nielsen and ad agency Marketing Architects announced a multi-year renewal agreement for local TV measurement in all markets. With this agreement, Marketing Architects will continue to use a comprehensive suite of Nielsen measurement services to demonstrate value to advertisers. In addition, the solutions included as part of the agreement offer a broader look at consumer […] The post Nielsen And Marketing Architects Set Deal For Local Television Measurement appeared first on TV News Ch...
TV News Check at Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:18:40 PM


The relief of missing out: Anticipated anxiety is a big reason why more people are avoiding the news
Do you like scary movies? Did you stand in line for a midnight viewing of “The Blair Witch Project“? Does “Heeeeeres Johnny!” evoke late-night nostalgia or hatchet-wielding terror? Clowns: for or against? Horror movies are one of the few consumer goods that people buy specifically to feel anxious and scared — normally considered negative emotions....
Nieman Labs at Monday, September 19, 2022 11:15:05 AM


KQED started tracking sources. Heres (exactly) how they did it
There are many reasons to track your newsrooms sources, and many ways to do so. At KQED, creating our own source tracker allowed us to discuss newsroom priorities, involve hesitant staff, and hold ourselves accountable for who we feature in our stories. When journalists talk about source tracking and the challenges of culture change in...
Nieman Labs at Monday, September 19, 2022 11:00:21 AM


How can local news help inform voters? Here are a few good examples
As the midterm elections loom, theres a lot of talk about threats to democracy, and what to do about it. One recent poll even showed this as the issue of most concern to voters. News organizations have created teams to cover democracy as a beat. Possible stories abound, from the January 6 investigation, to gerrymandering and voter suppression,...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:24:17 AM


Readers expect news orgs to be impartial, but dont reward them for it
This summer, CNNs new CEO, Chris Licht, wrote in a note to employees: “We are truth-tellers, focused on informing, not alarming our viewers.” Since he came on board in May, Licht has spoken about the importance of “objectivity” at the network. In August, he ended “Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter,” laying off Stelter and his...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, September 15, 2022 9:48:51 AM


The Verge goes back to bloggy basics with a new redesign
Tech news site The Verge debuted a radically redesigned website this week. One of the first things editor-in-chief Nilay Patel remembers telling the designers when they started the process back in 2020? “We just want to be able to tweet onto our own website.” “Dieter [Bohn, former executive editor of The Verge] and I were...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, September 14, 2022 1:39:19 PM


By making obituaries free to publish, these Ohio news outlets hope to play the long game
Obituaries have long been a reliable revenue stream for newspapers both in print and online. But at the news site Richland Source in Ohio, senior ad and marketing manager David Yoder and director of client coaching and strategy Audrey Longstreth wanted to fix the publications obituary section. Richland Source had been charging $50 per obituary,...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, September 13, 2022 1:09:22 PM


When tragedy becomes banal: Why news consumers experience crisis fatigue
When Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea on Feb. 24, 2022, the images of war were conveyed to dismayed onlookers around the world. Far from the action, many of us became aware of the unprovoked aggression by reading online coverage or watching TV to see explosions and people...
Nieman Labs at Monday, September 12, 2022 9:12:33 AM


The state of California will fund $25 million in local reporting fellowships
The budget passed in California this week includes $25 million worth of help for local news, which will be distributed via UC Berkeleys Graduate School of Journalism starting next year. This isnt the first time that a state has budgeted money to help local journalism — New Jerseys Civic Information Consortium gets $3 million from the...
Nieman Labs at Thursday, September 8, 2022 1:32:05 PM


Semafor aims to be the source for “intelligent news consumers” who are “unhappy” and “screaming from
Semafor wont launch until October but were getting a clearer picture of what the news startup with global ambitions has planned. The media company hosted the second forum in a series on “the future of news” sponsored by the Knight Foundation on Wednesday morning. (The first event featured, among others, Tucker Carlson.) Justin Smith and his...
Nieman Labs at Wednesday, September 7, 2022 1:32:24 PM


“We cant just cover the same old shit”: How worker-owned Hell Gate is bringing the alt-weekly voice
If you read The New York Times profile of Hell Gate NYC — the new worker-owned local news outlet covering New York City — you likely noticed the staff portraits in the story taken inside its spacious-looking office in the East Village. The founders wanted me to manage your expectations. They cant afford to pay...
Nieman Labs at Tuesday, September 6, 2022 12:47:39 PM


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