News & Journalism

Monthly report: May 2018

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 114 influencers like Nieman Lab and Poynter, discussing hashtags such as #RussiaGate , #thankstrump and #ascj.
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What is innovation in local TV news? Andrew Heyward’s new mission is to find out

On May 16, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
When do we stop calling it local *TV* news? https://t.co/lxsT2UBb8Z
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"It’s a great question because I don’t think we’re suddenly going to come up with some great gimmick and Millennials are going to flock to their TV to watch traditional newscasts."

www.niemanlab.org
On May 16, 2018
@NiemanLab shared
When do we stop calling it local *TV* news? https://t.co/lxsT2UBb8Z
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What is innovation in local TV news? Andrew Heyward’s new mission is to find out

"It’s a great question because I don’t think we’re suddenly going to come up with some great gimmick and Millennials are going to flock to their TV to watch traditional newscasts."

The New New Deal

On Mar 14, 2018
@jason_pontin shared
Did you read this? Why not? I said exactly what I really believe, without equivocation and even if some of the prescriptions were unfashionable (which is rarer in opinion journalism than should be the case). Read it right now, please. https://t.co/RG5tvxugsY
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Here's how the government could tackle economic inequality and job creation in the techno-turvy future.

www.wired.com
On Mar 14, 2018
@jason_pontin shared
Did you read this? Why not? I said exactly what I really believe, without equivocation and even if some of the prescriptions were unfashionable (which is rarer in opinion journalism than should be the case). Read it right now, please. https://t.co/RG5tvxugsY
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The New New Deal

Here's how the government could tackle economic inequality and job creation in the techno-turvy future.

Editorial: As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved

On Apr 6, 2018
@ckrewson shared
Denver Post editorial: Sell the Denver Post. https://t.co/3uTwPSSPze (heartbreaking slider as the image.)
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It’s time for those Coloradans who care most about their civic future to get involved and see to it that Denver gets the newsroom it deserves.

www.denverpost.com
On Apr 6, 2018
@ckrewson shared
Denver Post editorial: Sell the Denver Post. https://t.co/3uTwPSSPze (heartbreaking slider as the image.)
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Editorial: As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved

It’s time for those Coloradans who care most about their civic future to get involved and see to it that Denver gets the newsroom it deserves.

Local TV news and the new media landscape

On May 14, 2018
@pilhofer shared
@davisshaver Ah, there’s where we were missing… I mean it more broadly. Sorry. It is interesting to see the same sorts of arguments now being made about local TV news. Nothing to worry about, it’s all profit! https://t.co/uIA9ve9Ne0
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Overview summaryLocal television news would seem to be in an enviable position. The average local TV station now has more news employees than the average American newspaper, profits are strong and...

knightfoundation.org
On May 14, 2018
@pilhofer shared
@davisshaver Ah, there’s where we were missing… I mean it more broadly. Sorry. It is interesting to see the same sorts of arguments now being made about local TV news. Nothing to worry about, it’s all profit! https://t.co/uIA9ve9Ne0
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Local TV news and the new media landscape

Overview summaryLocal television news would seem to be in an enviable position. The average local TV station now has more news employees than the average American newspaper, profits are ...

Industry Insight: How a New Breed of Billionaire Owners is Shaping the Newspaper Business

On May 14, 2018
@dankennedy_nu shared
RT @mattderienzo: Connecticut friends: @dankennedy_nu will discuss his new book, Return of the Moguls, with @PaulJBass May 23 in New Haven. Here's my column about the book in @EditorPublisher --> https://t.co/OtMnYMJ9uK https://t.co/SSI1MDoTI1
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“The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry are Remaking Newspapers for the 21st Century” explores turnarounds at the Washington Post and Boston Globe, failed attempts elsewhere, and the overall limits and pitfalls of the “billionaire savior” model. Along the way, Kennedy ...

www.editorandpublisher.com
On May 14, 2018
@dankennedy_nu shared
RT @mattderienzo: Connecticut friends: @dankennedy_nu will discuss his new book, Return of the Moguls, with @PaulJBass May 23 in New Haven. Here's my column about the book in @EditorPublisher --> https://t.co/OtMnYMJ9uK https://t.co/SSI1MDoTI1
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Industry Insight: How a New Breed of Billionaire Owners is Shaping the Newspaper Business

“The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry are Remaking Newspapers for the 21st Century” explores turnarounds at the Washington Post and Boston Globe, failed attempts ...

The Fight for Local News Can Bring Journalists and Communities Closer Together

On May 2, 2018
@jcstearns shared
RT @damianradcliffe: Reading: “The Fight for Local News Can Bring Journalists and Communities Closer Together” by @jcstearns https://t.co/CFh7K0akTP
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Owners, journalists and communities need to understand that we are all in this together.

medium.com
On May 2, 2018
@jcstearns shared
RT @damianradcliffe: Reading: “The Fight for Local News Can Bring Journalists and Communities Closer Together” by @jcstearns https://t.co/CFh7K0akTP
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The Fight for Local News Can Bring Journalists and Communities Closer Together

Owners, journalists and communities need to understand that we are all in this together.

I’m a Russian scientist. Why can’t Americans see past my citizenship?

On May 24, 2018
@moorehn shared
RT @massivesci: "I often feel like I have to serve as spokesperson for Russia, explaining that people don’t represent its regime." https://t.co/DLlH1TglIT
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In my adopted home, I've found distrust divorced from the reality of my work

massivesci.com
On May 24, 2018
@moorehn shared
RT @massivesci: "I often feel like I have to serve as spokesperson for Russia, explaining that people don’t represent its regime." https://t.co/DLlH1TglIT
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I’m a Russian scientist. Why can’t Americans see past my citizenship?

In my adopted home, I've found distrust divorced from the reality of my work

He Was Accused Of Attempted Rape. He Became A Progressive Star Anyway.

On May 4, 2018
@moorehn shared
Between this story about Clay Johnson and the stunning anecdotes of Hillary Clinton’s team’s misogyny in @amychozick’s Chasing Hillary: Dem/progressive politics has a deep misogyny problem. Also not surprising: This is about political tech. https://t.co/PhJotWvFMf https://t.co/T6Y1cCzxLu
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For more than a decade, women alleged that Clay Johnson, a leader in political tech, physically and verbally abused them.

www.huffingtonpost.com
On May 4, 2018
@moorehn shared
Between this story about Clay Johnson and the stunning anecdotes of Hillary Clinton’s team’s misogyny in @amychozick’s Chasing Hillary: Dem/progressive politics has a deep misogyny problem. Also not surprising: This is about political tech. https://t.co/PhJotWvFMf https://t.co/T6Y1cCzxLu
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He Was Accused Of Attempted Rape. He Became A Progressive Star Anyway.

For more than a decade, women alleged that Clay Johnson, a leader in political tech, physically and verbally abused them.

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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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School for journalism and democracy, with tweets by @kristenhare, @benmullin and @Mantzarlis

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Business editor. Fluctuat nec mergitur. Alum of @WSJ @GuardianUS @Marketplace @Mashable. Heidi dot n dot moore at gmail. Hi.

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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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I'm editor in chief and publisher of MIT Technology Review @techreview

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

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Developer of outliners, rivers, blogging tools, RSS readers, podcasting and software snacks! https://t.co/ztgzDGiyOj

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I'm a senior writer at Fortune. I have been the ninth caller and have won the weekend passes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

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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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CNN's senior media correspondent and host of @CNNReliable. Formerly @nytimes, @tvnewser and Top of the Morning. Email: [email protected]

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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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Politico. Formerly Reuters, Slate, SFWeekly, Washington City Paper, Inquiry. Email list: http://t.co/qS6GJKmn8c RSS: http://t.co/gIrIllsnpY

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Author: TRUMPNATION: THE ART OF BEING THE DONALD. Executive Editor, Gadfly, @Bfly; Bloomberg View, @BV. New York Times, WSJ, HP editor and reporter.

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Author of The Googlization of Everything (2011), The Anarchist in the Library (2004), and Copyrights and Copywrongs (2001). Contributor to various things.

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@USCAnnenberg Profe MacGyvering digi journalism. #wjchat @ONA @NAHJ #HorizontalLoyalty #withpurpose #JustAMinorThreat // I live sweat, but I dream light years.

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

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Washington editor @theintercept, a First Look Media publication. [email protected] How to leak to me: https://t.co/bt1mMO7qdi

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