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Monthly report: December 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 84 influencers like Nieman Lab and Joshua Benton, discussing hashtags such as #socialj , #Predix2020 and #NewsVoices.
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Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

On Dec 10, 2019
@mediagazer shared
In Q&A, Gannett execs say digital innovation can make classifieds relevant again and that investments from shareholders demanding returns lead to new approaches (@tarbel / Associated Press) https://t.co/yGU3terjQ2 https://t.co/sBxwSpLvHm
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NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the merger,...

apnews.com
On Dec 10, 2019
@mediagazer shared
In Q&A, Gannett execs say digital innovation can make classifieds relevant again and that investments from shareholders demanding returns lead to new approaches (@tarbel / Associated Press) https://t.co/yGU3terjQ2 https://t.co/sBxwSpLvHm
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Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

Gannett: ‘Frontline’ reporting jobs will be last to get cut

NEW YORK (AP) — In November, newspaper publisher GateHouse completed its acquisition of USA Today owner Gannett, creating the largest newspaper publisher in the U.S. Executives behind the ...

The Future Journalist: Thoughts from Two Generations

On Dec 1, 2019
@sree shared
Doing @mashable stuff was lots of fun. eg: In 2010, @adamhirsch arranged for me to be on panel about future of journalism, w/ fab @lavrusik, when we were both @columbiajourn. Here’s piece we wrote, w/several predictions😱: https://t.co/O4A2G2McDp • tagging folks/sites mentioned https://t.co/FrF1wPc30H
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Sree Sreenivasan is a professor and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia Journalism School and contributing editor at DNAinfo.com. Ask a journalist about the state of the media ...

mashable.com
On Dec 1, 2019
@sree shared
Doing @mashable stuff was lots of fun. eg: In 2010, @adamhirsch arranged for me to be on panel about future of journalism, w/ fab @lavrusik, when we were both @columbiajourn. Here’s piece we wrote, w/several predictions😱: https://t.co/O4A2G2McDp • tagging folks/sites mentioned https://t.co/FrF1wPc30H
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The Future Journalist: Thoughts from Two Generations

The Future Journalist: Thoughts from Two Generations

Sree Sreenivasan is a professor and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia Journalism School and contributing editor at DNAinfo.com. Ask a journalist about the state of the media ...

Recent moves by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette management have led to a shrinking and increasingly chaotic newsroom. Can the P-G survive?

On Dec 11, 2019
@jbenton shared
@PGNewsGuild @toledonews I say this with nothing but respect to the staff of the Post-Gazette — but there are a lot of metro newspapers that would be *thrilled* to be staffed 16-20 journalists above "covering the bases" level https://t.co/UNHM9F2982 https://t.co/Ali2bSt7uz
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Three weeks into a byline strike, several members of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh stood outside on a frigid Wednesday evening last week, handing out...

www.pghcitypaper.com
On Dec 11, 2019
@jbenton shared
@PGNewsGuild @toledonews I say this with nothing but respect to the staff of the Post-Gazette — but there are a lot of metro newspapers that would be *thrilled* to be staffed 16-20 journalists above "covering the bases" level https://t.co/UNHM9F2982 https://t.co/Ali2bSt7uz
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Recent moves by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette management have led to a shrinking and increasingly chaotic newsroom. Can the P-G survive?

Recent moves by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette management have led to a shrinking and increasingly chaotic newsroom. Can the P-G survive?

Three weeks into a byline strike, several members of the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh stood outside on a frigid Wednesday evening last week, handing out...

Hundreds of Tribune employees are protesting Alden Global Capital’s sudden interest in their newspapers

On Dec 11, 2019
@Sulliview shared
Hundreds of Tribune employees are protesting Alden Global Capital’s sudden interest in their newspapers https://t.co/oi48aNk7WG via @NiemanLab
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"We are animated by a serious concern for the future of journalism as a public good and a valuable commodity."

www.niemanlab.org
On Dec 11, 2019
@Sulliview shared
Hundreds of Tribune employees are protesting Alden Global Capital’s sudden interest in their newspapers https://t.co/oi48aNk7WG via @NiemanLab
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Hundreds of Tribune employees are protesting Alden Global Capital’s sudden interest in their newspapers

Hundreds of Tribune employees are protesting Alden Global Capital’s sudden interest in their newspapers

"We are animated by a serious concern for the future of journalism as a public good and a valuable commodity."

Recipes for Transforming Journalism

On Dec 26, 2019
@jcstearns shared
RT @freepress: This past year, our #NewsVoices North Carolina project has taken the ingredients — specifically engagement and solutions journalism — and mixed them into something pretty delicious in the city of Charlotte. https://t.co/e2441CyWxx https://t.co/oYvD3QEzbm
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Free Press’ News Voices: North Carolina project has engaged people as partners in journalism rather than parties to a transaction. Here’s how we’ve made it happen.

www.freepress.net
On Dec 26, 2019
@jcstearns shared
RT @freepress: This past year, our #NewsVoices North Carolina project has taken the ingredients — specifically engagement and solutions journalism — and mixed them into something pretty delicious in the city of Charlotte. https://t.co/e2441CyWxx https://t.co/oYvD3QEzbm
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Recipes for Transforming Journalism

Recipes for Transforming Journalism

Free Press’ News Voices: North Carolina project has engaged people as partners in journalism rather than parties to a transaction. Here’s how we’ve made it happen.

Lenfest Local Lab job opening: Neighborhood Newsletter Editor

On Dec 17, 2019
@Brizzyc shared
RT @lenfestinst: . @lenfestlab is hiring a community newsletter editor for a one-year position to oversee a hyperlocal newsletter collaboration with @PhillyInquirer. Full details and application: https://t.co/hHfZjKxUQt
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The Lenfest Local Lab is hiring a newsletter editor for a year-long pilot project in partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

www.lenfestinstitute.org
On Dec 17, 2019
@Brizzyc shared
RT @lenfestinst: . @lenfestlab is hiring a community newsletter editor for a one-year position to oversee a hyperlocal newsletter collaboration with @PhillyInquirer. Full details and application: https://t.co/hHfZjKxUQt
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Lenfest Local Lab job opening: Neighborhood Newsletter Editor

Lenfest Local Lab job opening: Neighborhood Newsletter Editor

The Lenfest Local Lab is hiring a newsletter editor for a year-long pilot project in partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Platforms, publishers, and the end of scale

On Dec 17, 2019
@emilybell shared
RT @journoscholar: Brace yourself "Publishers regret undervaluing their audiences in favor of brand-diluting social-first content. ..this means a renewed focus on owned-and-operated properties, where publishers control audience experience, data, and revenue" https://t.co/lCqxGInrqO @NushinRashidian
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<p>Only three years ago, the power that technology platforms would gain over news publishing was unimaginable in depth and breadth. Now platforms both increasingly act as publishers and support the entire publishing ecosystem. ...

www.cjr.org
On Dec 17, 2019
@emilybell shared
RT @journoscholar: Brace yourself "Publishers regret undervaluing their audiences in favor of brand-diluting social-first content. ..this means a renewed focus on owned-and-operated properties, where publishers control audience experience, data, and revenue" https://t.co/lCqxGInrqO @NushinRashidian
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Platforms, publishers, and the end of scale

Platforms, publishers, and the end of scale

<p>Only three years ago, the power that technology platforms would gain over news publishing was unimaginable in depth and breadth. Now platforms both increasingly act as publishers and ...

Apply to the Future of News Pilot Fund

On Dec 5, 2019
@jbenton shared
RT @richardwgevans: 100k worth of funding for a UK registered company with an interest in public interest news https://t.co/pBPSrOWq7G
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We're looking for early-stage businesses using technology to address how communities in England have access to reliable and accurate public interest news about the issues that matter most to them.

bethnalgreenventures.com
On Dec 5, 2019
@jbenton shared
RT @richardwgevans: 100k worth of funding for a UK registered company with an interest in public interest news https://t.co/pBPSrOWq7G
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Apply to the Future of News Pilot Fund

Apply to the Future of News Pilot Fund

We're looking for early-stage businesses using technology to address how communities in England have access to reliable and accurate public interest news about the issues that matter most ...

Top Influencers

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We are the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard. We're trying to figure out the future of news.

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I run @niemanlab at Harvard; I ask questions about digital media for a living. I love @leahalexis + @dashiellbenton. Proud Cajun. Ask me about boudin.

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Senior Director: Advance Publications, Board member: ONA, SFPP, GEN, and help where I can. Previously: EP @AJPlus CCO @Circa, Founder Spot.Us. Also, I love you.

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Social journalism director at CUNY Grad School of Journalism. I study changing newsrooms. Runner; beer & Packers enthusiast. Must love dogs.

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Associate Professor, CUNY. Rebuilding the News (Temple, 2013), Journalistic Cultures of Truth (Oxford, coming someday). Music, baseball, esoterica.

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Mediagazer presents the day's must-read media news on a single page.

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Now: NYT public editor. Soon: WashPost media columnist. Before: Buffalo News, every job. 'Keep me up till five only because all your stars are out...'

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Director, Journalism & Sustainability, @GRDodge Foundation. Local news and community engagement. Team @firstdraftnews. Former Press Freedom Dir @freepress.

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Director of Tow Centre for Digital Journalism at Columbia J School. [email protected]

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@BuzzMachine blogger and j-school prof; author of Public Parts, What Would Google Do?

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Chief Digital Officer, @MetMuseum https://t.co/pwTVqqvM0R • hubby of @RoopaOnline • IG: https://t.co/Nu9ikILI4Z • PODCAST: https://t.co/hifTVQxkGq [email protected]

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Editor, @billy_penn: A Philly news start-up; [email protected], @mcall; @penn_state-er; suburban husband/dad; mildly obsessive about digital journalism.

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I teach journalism and direct the Studio 20 program at NYU, critique the press, try to grasp digital logic. I advise media companies too. On @newrepublic board.

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Executive editor of digital at the @Guardian. Proud @nytimes alum. Co-founder of @documentcloud & @HacksHackers. Corinthian yachtsman.

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