WBRC Extends ‘Good Day Alabama’ Via Streaming

Beginning today, Gray Television’s Fox affiliate WBRC Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 43) is extending Good Day Alabama from 9 to 10 a.m. CT exclusively on streaming services. “The launch of Good Day Extra represents the beginning of an exciting new era for WBRC FOX6 News,” said Shannon Isbell, WBRC news director. “Our viewers have told us […]

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The Athletic Raises $20M To Fund Expansion

Why Katie Couric Left Yahoo

Tronc Looking Into Buying TheStreet

Megan Greenwall New Deadspin Top Editor

Telemundo Stations Update Apps, Sites

Individual station apps and websites feature a new TV Everywhere experience for Spanish-language audiences. 

Press Foundation To Save Gawker Archives

Mike Cernovich Makes $500K Bid For Gawker

Lis Wiehl Lands Reporting Job At Law & Crime

NY Daily News To Start Paywall On Feb. 1

How The Guardian Put Itself On Path To Profits

After two battle-weary years in which The Guardian cut costs and halved losses, the publisher is starting to turn a corner. Today, it has a new business model and is on the brink of breaking even. Getting to this point hasn’t been easy. But a shift to a unique reader revenue model that relies on voluntary contributions as opposed to restricting access has, in many ways, proved naysayers wrong.

Slate Is Latest Media Company To Unionize

NYT, Fox News Lead Momentum Web Awards

Five Tools To Rebuild Trust in Media

The low levels of trust in media and the polarization in the U.S. and elsewhere are intertwined with the deterioration of public discourse. Some of the issues at stake may require regulation, but the most powerful forces could be awareness and behavioral changes in the use of technology. And here is where journalists can play a major role in improving the social conversation while showing why they deserve to be trusted.

Dan Rather Gets Show On Young Turks Netwok

Denver Post Launches New Paywall

This week, Denver Post staffers rallied around their paper’s new $11.99-per-month paywall, optimistic that the move might bring more resources to a beleaguered Post newsroom. But the paywall goes up at a rocky time for Colorado’s largest newspaper, in which layoffs, an impending move, and the sudden resignation of its publisher have left some at the paper feeling destabilized.

HuffPost Ends Unpaid Contributions

The site was an early example of amateur journalism online, but it will dissolve its self-publishing platform in an attempt to minimize unverified stories.

Steve Bannon Steps Down From Breitbart

Breitbart announced Tuesday that Bannon would step down as executive chairman of the conservative news site, less than a week after Bannon’s explosive criticisms of Trump and his family were published in a new book.in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his son Donald Trump Jr.

Bill Moyers Shutting Down His Website

Ex-Gawker Employees Crowdfunding A Relaunch

Trust Project Wants To Rebuild Media Trust

A new global initiative is launching today with the ambitious goal of creating transparency standards that help people easily assess the quality and reliability of journalism. According to the nonpartisan Trust Project, leading media companies representing dozens of news sites will begin to display what they’re calling Trust Indicators. The labeling is meant to provide clarity on the organizations’ ethics and other standards, the journalists’ backgrounds, and how they do their work. The indicators will also begin appearing on popular social platforms, such as Facebook, and in search engines.

Trump-Aligned Newsmax Courting O’Reilly

Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy is scheduled to meet with the ex-Fox News host next week to discuss a new TV gig.

The Powers And Perils Of News Personalization

Many Newsrooms Lagging In New Tech

A new ICFJ survey found, for instance, that people with digital-focused titles like “digital content producer,” “social media editor” or “analytics editor” made up just 18% of newsroom positions.

How Politico Found Tom Price’s Private Jets

A tantalizing tip, followed by months of painstaking reporting, revealed the HHS secretary’s extravagant travel habits.

Google And Facebook Failed Us

The world’s most powerful information gatekeepers neglected their duties in Las Vegas. Again.

How Patch Tracks 1,200 Towns Across America

The Secret Cost Of Pivoting To Video

Glenn Beck Makes Big Cuts At The Blaze

Local News Battles Offensive Comments

There’s a growing debate over whether local news outlets should keep online comments—and just how to keep such comments civil. Countless newsrooms rely on comments sections and social media to foster community engagement and drive traffic to their sites, but those platforms are too frequently hosts to hate, bigotry, threats and damaging content.

Philly.com To Debut Paywall Next Week

The Guardian Establishes Nonprofit To Support It

Facebook Makes It Easier To ID News Organizations

How GiveMeSport Uses AI In The Newsroom

U.K. sports publisher GiveMeSport has used its proprietary technology to help grow its Facebook audience to an impressive 25 million followers. Now, it’s integrating artificial intelligence from its new owner, Breaking Data Corp., to give it an advantage over competitors.

Gizmodo Suing For Roger Ailes’ FBI File

This morning, Gizmodo filed a lawsuit against the FBI seeking access to any files it holds on Roger Ailes. Gizmodo sought access to the records under the Freedom of Information Act on May 18, the day Ailes was found dead in his Palm Beach home due to a traumatic brain injury aggravated by his hemophilia. As one the most influential and controversial political figures of his era, we believe these files are likely to exist. The FBI failed to provide or formally deny access to the records within the time period allowed under the federal statute.

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Stories Being Left Untold In Wake Of Gawker Suit

Katie Couric Leaving Yahoo News Site

The former Today show host and CBS Evening News anchor will be concentrating on production work for the time being. A representative for Couric said Friday she turned down an opportunity for a short-term contract extension at Oath, formerly Yahoo.

Snopes Turns To Readers To Avoid Shutdown

It seems that the ongoing legal battle between Snopes and one of its former contractors is beginning to take a toll. The popular debunking site published a plea to its readers Monday requesting they donate money to help keep its doors open amid a legal fight against Proper Media, a small digital services company that owns, operates and represents web properties.

As ESPN Falters, Athletic Sees Opportunity

The 18-month-old online sports site charges subscribers $40 annually for local news in a handful of cities, forgoing advertising.