News & Journalism

Monthly report: May 2020

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 126 influencers like Nieman Lab and Poynter, discussing hashtags such as #TheNewsProjectLive , #covid19 and #collaborativeJ.
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In Canada, a government program to support local news tries to determine who’s most deserving

On May 9, 2020
@emilybell shared
RT @VWPickard: This is an inherently thorny process, but it's a necessary one-and some of its problems are fixable. Public investments in local journalism can be deployed in ways that favor innovation, independence & public service over profit-first incumbents https://t.co/KvOpYfiZ61 @NiemanLab
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The country's $50 million Local Journalism Initiative is funding more than 160 reporting positions across the country. But critics say that it's subsidizing old media at the expense of new models.

www.niemanlab.org
On May 9, 2020
@emilybell shared
RT @VWPickard: This is an inherently thorny process, but it's a necessary one-and some of its problems are fixable. Public investments in local journalism can be deployed in ways that favor innovation, independence & public service over profit-first incumbents https://t.co/KvOpYfiZ61 @NiemanLab
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In Canada, a government program to support local news tries to determine who’s most deserving

In Canada, a government program to support local news tries to determine who’s most deserving

The country's $50 million Local Journalism Initiative is funding more than 160 reporting positions across the country. But critics say that it's subsidizing old media at the expense of new ...

A Proposal for the Future of News and Publishing

On May 14, 2020
@zeynep shared
@BeijingPalmer I know right? Five years ago, I was puzzled how it didn't already exist. https://t.co/JeKKvqhaFg
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Lanuch Lifeboats Together or Sink Together

medium.com
On May 14, 2020
@zeynep shared
@BeijingPalmer I know right? Five years ago, I was puzzled how it didn't already exist. https://t.co/JeKKvqhaFg
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A Proposal for the Future of News and Publishing

A Proposal for the Future of News and Publishing

Lanuch Lifeboats Together or Sink Together

Confidence Game

On May 15, 2020
@ryanchittum shared
some things never change. See @deanstarkman's "Confidence Game" takedown https://t.co/1sirZDt5dy https://t.co/UpCQEdX73Y
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The limited vision of the news gurus

archives.cjr.org
On May 15, 2020
@ryanchittum shared
some things never change. See @deanstarkman's "Confidence Game" takedown https://t.co/1sirZDt5dy https://t.co/UpCQEdX73Y
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Confidence Game

Confidence Game

The limited vision of the news gurus

5 platforms to help you find your next journalism job

On May 15, 2020
@sree shared
RT @mandyhofmockel: My latest for @Poynter: Finding a job in the journalism industry in the middle of a pandemic can certainly be trying, but there are still opportunities out there. https://t.co/Hjffz7FiMn
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Finding a job in the journalism industry in the middle of a pandemic can certainly be trying, but there are still opportunities out there.

www.poynter.org
On May 15, 2020
@sree shared
RT @mandyhofmockel: My latest for @Poynter: Finding a job in the journalism industry in the middle of a pandemic can certainly be trying, but there are still opportunities out there. https://t.co/Hjffz7FiMn
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5 platforms to help you find your next journalism job

5 platforms to help you find your next journalism job

Finding a job in the journalism industry in the middle of a pandemic can certainly be trying, but there are still opportunities out there.

Like it or not, Google and Facebook are becoming the leading patrons of the news industry

On May 11, 2020
@shirleybrady shared
@jeffjarvis A little more food for thought in @Digiday today: https://t.co/P2EcZPuspn
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After years of fighting or ignoring media companies, Google and Facebook have become patrons to news.

digiday.com
On May 11, 2020
@shirleybrady shared
@jeffjarvis A little more food for thought in @Digiday today: https://t.co/P2EcZPuspn
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Like it or not, Google and Facebook are becoming the leading patrons of the news industry

Like it or not, Google and Facebook are becoming the leading patrons of the news industry

After years of fighting or ignoring media companies, Google and Facebook have become patrons to news.

Inasmuch Foundation and LMA launch Oklahoma Media Center, a statewide journalism collaborative

On May 1, 2020
@mediagazer shared
Inasmuch Foundation and Local Media Association to launch the Oklahoma Media Center, a collaboration among local outlets with an initial focus on COVID-19 (@emluto / Local Media Association) https://t.co/qtgEpeEfGl https://t.co/itCaEnuKVA
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The Center will develop and share news content related to COVID-19 crisis impacts in Oklahoma...

www.localmedia.org
On May 1, 2020
@mediagazer shared
Inasmuch Foundation and Local Media Association to launch the Oklahoma Media Center, a collaboration among local outlets with an initial focus on COVID-19 (@emluto / Local Media Association) https://t.co/qtgEpeEfGl https://t.co/itCaEnuKVA
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Inasmuch Foundation and LMA launch Oklahoma Media Center, a statewide journalism collaborative

Inasmuch Foundation and LMA launch Oklahoma Media Center, a statewide journalism collaborative

The Center will develop and share news content related to COVID-19 crisis impacts in Oklahoma...

What's next for journalists?

On May 18, 2020
@jackshafer shared
RT @marcatracy: "If you don’t rely on ads for your revenue, you don’t have to be a pawn in the attention economy – which means you don’t have to compete with Facebook and Google." -Substack's @hamishmckenzie https://t.co/E57ZeCRSeL
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In 2010, at 29 years old, I came to the US as a freelance journalist. At the end of the year, I tallied my pre-tax earnings and found I had made $35,000.

on.substack.com
On May 18, 2020
@jackshafer shared
RT @marcatracy: "If you don’t rely on ads for your revenue, you don’t have to be a pawn in the attention economy – which means you don’t have to compete with Facebook and Google." -Substack's @hamishmckenzie https://t.co/E57ZeCRSeL
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What's next for journalists?

What's next for journalists?

In 2010, at 29 years old, I came to the US as a freelance journalist. At the end of the year, I tallied my pre-tax earnings and found I had made $35,000.

Is Email the Future of Journalism?

On May 25, 2020
@davewiner shared
As an entrepreneur I knew we had to do the work, and be open to moving in a new directions. Be careful about saying no. Eventually we made the business work. But it took a lot of listening. Journalism does no listening, and keeps wishing for a savior. https://t.co/s0sZjlWnKY
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With the industry in free fall, new models are emerging.

newrepublic.com
On May 25, 2020
@davewiner shared
As an entrepreneur I knew we had to do the work, and be open to moving in a new directions. Be careful about saying no. Eventually we made the business work. But it took a lot of listening. Journalism does no listening, and keeps wishing for a savior. https://t.co/s0sZjlWnKY
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Is Email the Future of Journalism?

Is Email the Future of Journalism?

With the industry in free fall, new models are emerging.

Top Influencers

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

Follow 240.5k Followers

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

Follow 153.5k Followers

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

Follow 50.7k Followers

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

Follow 67.2k Followers

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Thinking about our tools, ourselves. @UNCSILS+Sociology Asst. Prof. Carnegie Fellow. Writer at @NYTimes & @Message. Harvard @Berkmancenter. [email protected]

Follow 196.3k Followers

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Huffington Post senior media reporter; NYU adjunct professor [email protected]

Follow 47.9k Followers

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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]

Follow 74.9k Followers

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reporter for @ICIJorg. ex-CJR, ex-WSJ. co-editor, Best Business Writing series: https://t.co/zcVO0fAvsV

Follow 4.4k Followers

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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.

Follow 6.4k Followers

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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.

Follow 20.3k Followers

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

Follow 8.3k Followers

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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.

Follow 20.8k Followers

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Journalist, CaNYuck, mom, muse. Editor-in-chief @brandchannel, editorial gadfly, @Interbrand. Previously: @time, @bw, @tvo. All views and puns my own.

Follow 8.2k Followers

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

Follow 48.0k Followers

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Now: CEO, https://t.co/AXIXKpf8am & Public Editor, ESPN. Then: Exec Ed, https://t.co/Hq7hTYkOPg; @digitalfirst; @ONA; TBD; AOL. Someday: Jets & Mets.

Follow 13.2k Followers

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

Follow 56.6k Followers

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WSJ reporter; opinions are my own. Also tweeting at @WSJRisk. Stories here http://t.co/qux1rnvWph. Shalom to all my fans; salute to all my haters.

Follow 5.0k Followers

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

Follow 12.3k Followers

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

Follow 157.4k Followers

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

Follow 6.2k Followers