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Ready, aim, innovate: The Wall Street Journal has assembled the leaders of its new departments, spearheading initiatives with an additional three dozen or so staffers. They’ll focus on attracting new generations of readers, engaging subscribers, … more
The executive editor of The Washington Post hit back at Sen. Bernie Sanders' suggestion that the paper's coverage of the presidential candidate is linked to its owner's business interests, calling the accusation a "conspiracy theory." Marty Baron … more
It was not out of the ordinary at Postmedia, Canada’s largest newspaper chain, for editors to have their knuckles rapped for failing to meet the political expectations of the company’s conservative management. In 2015, after the federal election … more
A Syrian pro-government journalist has been released nearly eight months after he was detained by security agents and held incommunicado, activists and family members said Saturday. The brother of Wissam al-Teer thanked Syria’s President Bashar … more
On July 18, The Washington Post made publicly accessible part of a Drug Enforcement Administration database that tracked the path of every pain pill sold in the United States between 2006 and 2012. Since then, we have registered more than … more
Most milestone birthdays are preceded by a moment of reflection: How do you acknowledge both what you have achieved so far and what is yet to be accomplished? How do you celebrate the past while embracing the future? When Zeit Online turned 20 in … more
Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide prevents his accusers from seeing him face his charges. It also points to the leading cause of death in jails. Journalists are starting to focus on jail suicides not just because of the human toll but because … more
Most journalists think they are good at dealing with stress. But they are not. “Things like addiction problems, high anxiety, promiscuity and PTSD are pretty much ubiquitous,” says Anna Mortimer, a former Moscow correspondent for the Times of … more
The Financial Times has started incorporating polls into its email newsletters in an effort to encourage readers to interact more regularly with its content and ultimately increase subscriber retention. Early signs show it’s working. Since March, … more
Even on an internet bursting at the seams with conspiracy theories and hyperpartisanship, Saturday marked a new chapter in our post-truth, “choose your own reality” crisis story. It began early Saturday morning, when news broke that the … more
Facebook’s announcement (last) week—that it plans to syndicate news stories on its app—has set off a train of “What does it mean for journalism?” questions. But the most pertinent question is what this move signals for Facebook.Read more more
A deal to merge the nation's two largest newspaper chains appears to be in jeopardy. MNG Enterprises, the owner of Digital First Media, said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday that it has taken a more than 9% stake in New Media … more
Facebook is dipping its toes into the subscription VOD waters—as an aggregator and reseller. The social giant is launching what it’s describing as a small-scale test to sell subscription VOD services directly to users. Initially, … more
Kashmir has nearly 180 English and Urdu daily newspapers, but only five are publishing these days due to restrictions imposed by Indian authorities to prevent unrest after New Delhi revoked the state’s autonomy. That is frustrating for the … more
Peter Navarro compared the Wall Street Journal to a communist newspaper Thursday after the news organization’s editorial board warned that President Trump’s trade war could trigger a recession. Navarro, one of President Trump’s top aides, has … more
An American journalist working in the Philippines was shot and critically wounded on August 6 while retrieving his daughter from school in the northern province of Ifugao, according to his outlet and other press reports. The Committee to Protect … more
I’ve been a professional journalist for 20 years. But this week, the media failed Latinos in America during what was perhaps our darkest hour in my lifetime. On Monday, days after a deadly attack on Latino shoppers at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, … more
The love/hate relationship between fact-checkers and reader-submitted tips from private messaging may soon be a thing of the past. Meedan, the software company behind Check, a task management system used in collaboration by fact-checkers all over … more
There’s the megamerger, and then there are the numbers: $1.8 billion, 11.5 percent interest, 5 years, $300 million, 18 percent…and many more. Investors, industry observers and wags have picked through the pieces of the Gatehouse/Gannett … more
The New York Times is examining a top Washington editor’s social media use after he repeatedly displayed what it called “poor judgment.” Jonathan Weisman, the paper’s deputy Washington editor, came under fire last week for suggesting that … more
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