journalism

Tronc starts its new digital strategy with a majority stake in product review site BestReviews

Tronc, the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing, announced today that it now owns a majority stake in BestReviews, which publishes in-depth reviews of consumer products. According to an SEC fi

The News Lens takes a big step for Asian indie media with its first acquisition

Founded four years ago to reach millennials disenchanted with Taiwan's scandal-obsessed media, The News Lens is growing up fast. The Taipei-based company announced it has agreed to buy Inside, one of

Facebook will ditch Disputed Flags on fake news and display links to trustworthy articles instead

Facebook announced two changes today that it hopes will make it easier to staunch the spread of fake news. The first change is to the News Feed, where users will no longer see “Disputed Flags,” or

Facebook, Google and others join The Trust Project, an effort to increase transparency around online news

“Fake news” and other misinformation, online propaganda, and satirical content people believe is true have filled the web via search engines and social media, and have caused a rift in ho

Facebook is now testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles

A few months ago we reported that Facebook may begin testing paywalls and subscriptions for Instant Articles beginning in October. Well now it’s October, and surprise – Facebook has start

Equifax products also leaked thousands of salary histories

Equifax is still leaking like a sieve. Security researcher Brian Krebs has outlined a vulnerability in Equifax’s The Work Number product, a system used by credit companies to confirm your salary

Even more US adults now getting news from social media, says Pew

New research by Pew suggests there has been another increase in the proportion of U.S. adults getting news via social media platforms.

Authory wants to help journalists raise their voices

Journalists wanting a neat way to back up and showcase their writing should take a look at Authory: a new service that promises to save your work from tumbling into a digital abyss -- i.e. being burie

ABC News teams up with ATTN: to produce original news videos for social media

ABC News announced today it’s teaming up with digital media company ATTN: to develop original news videos that will be distributed across social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram and Tw

New models for quality journalism, from Wikitribune to crypto tokens

The business of journalism is, simply put, experiencing an historic decline in paid advertising and circulation, leading to deep newsroom cutbacks that have harmed quality journalism at a time when qu

The Associated Press’ plan to put hyperlocal data in the hands of reporters

Since 2013, The Associated Press has been making an intentional effort to put data in the hands of local reporters. In the last few years, this meant assisting with Freedom of Information Act requests

The Daily Beast brings Cheat Sheet news summaries to its mobile app and Alexa

The Daily Beast launched a new version of its iOS app today, incorporating one of the IAC-owned news site’s main features — the Cheat Sheet, which provides brief (150 to 200 word) summaries of

Politwoops gets a new public interest parent: ProPublica

Politwoops, the service that preserves politicians' deleted tweets for posterity and to hold them to account, has a new parent: nonprofit, public interest investigative journalism corporation ProPubli

Blendle clocks up 1M signups for its pay-per-article journalism platform

Pay-per-article journalism startup Blendle, which aggregates the written work of different publishers onto a single, ad-free platform where readers can pick and choose which stories to consume, paying

AP Sports is using “robot” reporters to cover Minor League Baseball

The Associated Press on Thursday announced that it is now covering Minor League Baseball games nationally using artificial intelligence and software from Automated Insights, and data from MLB Advanced

He wrote about clickbait but what happened next will stun you

As we roll merrily into the future of media it’s time to define some terms. I spoke to a number of folks over the past few weeks about the Gawker case as well as the future of journalism and hav

Pew’s 2016 news media report is a tough read for journalism

The Pew Research Center's latest annual State of the News Media report underlines how successful technology giants continue to be at creaming off digital ad profits, even as traditional news media fac

Blendle adds apps for its pay-per-story news service in the US

News delivery startup Blendle, which is applying a marketplace model to journalism offering pay-per-article reads from a range of different publishers, has launched iOS and Android apps in the US, exp

Now you can embed Reddit posts on other websites

Reddit posts are going to get the chance to live beyond Reddit itself, thanks to new embedding capabilities. If you’re an online writer or publisher, that means you can start including live Red

How paid journalism must work online — and why Blendle can’t

I write. I work with writers. I studied English -- many of my friends became journalists. The future of being able to charge for quality material online is really important to me. However, to make pro
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