New Jersey lawmakers have responded to a crisis in local news coverage by dedicating public money to fund journalism in what is believed to be the first effort of its kind.
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 […]
Individual station apps and websites feature a new TV Everywhere experience for Spanish-language audiences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy is scheduled to meet with the ex-Fox News host next week to discuss a new TV gig.
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.
A tantalizing tip, followed by months of painstaking reporting, revealed the HHS secretary’s extravagant travel habits.
The world’s most powerful information gatekeepers neglected their duties in Las Vegas. Again.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
The 18-month-old online sports site charges subscribers $40 annually for local news in a handful of cities, forgoing advertising.