News & Journalism

Monthly report: October 2019

This month, The Essentials Report, has curated & analyzed the content published by 78 influencers like Josh Stearns and Joshua Benton, discussing hashtags such as #socialj , #lovelocalnews and #NewsMatch.
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It’s time to get personal with consumers, or get lost

On Oct 30, 2019
@Digidave shared
RT @JoinSubtext: Get personal with your audience.... or get lost. https://t.co/tpyU51tveb Sage words from @jimbrady who knows a thing a two. https://t.co/3wQvtpyxf9
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For decades now, journalism has had a tradition of being largely disconnected from its audience. And we didn’t talk much to the people we ostensibly served.

www.rjionline.org
On Oct 30, 2019
@Digidave shared
RT @JoinSubtext: Get personal with your audience.... or get lost. https://t.co/tpyU51tveb Sage words from @jimbrady who knows a thing a two. https://t.co/3wQvtpyxf9
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It’s time to get personal with consumers, or get lost

For decades now, journalism has had a tradition of being largely disconnected from its audience. And we didn’t talk much to the people we ostensibly served.

Nearly 200 nonprofit newsrooms will benefit from matching-gift campaign as NewsMatch expands for 2019

On Oct 9, 2019
@jcstearns shared
@kathykiely I don't know when this was last updated (INN has added a lot of members in the past year) https://t.co/xl92k1TjCD. We also have a break down of 200 INN members at the bottom of this https://t.co/ueMYM5Eksp (NewsMatch includes newsrooms in 45 of the 50 states, INN may have more)
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Journalism matters. Donate and we'll double your impact.

www.newsmatch.org
On Oct 9, 2019
@jcstearns shared
@kathykiely I don't know when this was last updated (INN has added a lot of members in the past year) https://t.co/xl92k1TjCD. We also have a break down of 200 INN members at the bottom of this https://t.co/ueMYM5Eksp (NewsMatch includes newsrooms in 45 of the 50 states, INN may have more)
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A case for reframing who journalists are reporting “for”

On Oct 21, 2019
@jeffjarvis shared
@RispoliMike @maiden_memphis More #socialj thoughts @RispoliMike inspired in @Al_Dikanovic about customers/consumers/readers/users as constituents: https://t.co/m1HP0L9v83
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What would change if journalists related to their audiences as constituents instead of consumers?

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On Oct 21, 2019
@jeffjarvis shared
@RispoliMike @maiden_memphis More #socialj thoughts @RispoliMike inspired in @Al_Dikanovic about customers/consumers/readers/users as constituents: https://t.co/m1HP0L9v83
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A case for reframing who journalists are reporting “for”

What would change if journalists related to their audiences as constituents instead of consumers?

As Google Backlashes Have Risen And Fallen, So Have Its Grants To News Organizations

On Oct 13, 2019
@mediagazer shared
Oracle-funded report finds Google media grants tend to go to places where it faces pressure from the public; it has given $567M to 1,157 media projects (@kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News) https://t.co/tDvMdfvinD https://t.co/BGq9rd3vKT
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Google’s troubles have been moving from Europe to the US, and the money to news organizations has too.

www.buzzfeednews.com
On Oct 13, 2019
@mediagazer shared
Oracle-funded report finds Google media grants tend to go to places where it faces pressure from the public; it has given $567M to 1,157 media projects (@kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News) https://t.co/tDvMdfvinD https://t.co/BGq9rd3vKT
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As Google Backlashes Have Risen And Fallen, So Have Its Grants To News Organizations

Google’s troubles have been moving from Europe to the US, and the money to news organizations has too.

Profits plummet at Telegraph group despite subscriber uplift

On Oct 15, 2019
@jbenton shared
RT @mediavoicespod: The Telegraph’s pre-tax profits fell by 88 per cent to £1.6m last year, but total subscription revenues at the group were up by ten per cent, driven by a 27 per cent uplift in digital subscription revenue. https://t.co/FsEt3gfDhX
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The Telegraph's pre-tax profits fell by 88 per cent to £1.6m last year, new financial figures show, despite it hitting sign-up targets early.

www.pressgazette.co.uk
On Oct 15, 2019
@jbenton shared
RT @mediavoicespod: The Telegraph’s pre-tax profits fell by 88 per cent to £1.6m last year, but total subscription revenues at the group were up by ten per cent, driven by a 27 per cent uplift in digital subscription revenue. https://t.co/FsEt3gfDhX
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Profits plummet at Telegraph group despite subscriber uplift

The Telegraph's pre-tax profits fell by 88 per cent to £1.6m last year, new financial figures show, despite it hitting sign-up targets early.

Sr. Associate, Strategy & Learning

On Oct 18, 2019
@jcstearns shared
We are hiring a Senior Associate for Strategy and Learning on our team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about building strategies, fostering learning and sharing lessons to create a more trustworthy, inclusive, and resilient public square. https://t.co/VBjQ5HAZGR
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Apply to Sr. Associate, Strategy & Learning at Democracy Fund in Washington, DC.

On Oct 18, 2019
@jcstearns shared
We are hiring a Senior Associate for Strategy and Learning on our team. We are looking for someone who is passionate about building strategies, fostering learning and sharing lessons to create a more trustworthy, inclusive, and resilient public square. https://t.co/VBjQ5HAZGR
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Sr. Associate, Strategy & Learning

Apply to Sr. Associate, Strategy & Learning at Democracy Fund in Washington, DC.

To close out 2018, we asked some of the smartest people we know to predict what 2019 will bring for the future of journalism. Here’s what they had to say.

On Oct 28, 2019
@jbenton shared
A note: The name of the website I run, the one with the Twitter handle @NiemanLab and the url https://t.co/QWTLTF3RH4, is either: Nieman Lab (note the space) or the Nieman Journalism Lab Either is fine! But not NiemanLab, no matter what logo spacing implies.
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Here’s how San Antonio’s KSAT is plotting a potential revenue stream “We have to continually work with our audience to make sure they love us later as much as they love us now.” What We’re Reading Reporting the climate crisis through (really) slow journalism “We suffer from what academics ...

www.niemanlab.org
On Oct 28, 2019
@jbenton shared
A note: The name of the website I run, the one with the Twitter handle @NiemanLab and the url https://t.co/QWTLTF3RH4, is either: Nieman Lab (note the space) or the Nieman Journalism Lab Either is fine! But not NiemanLab, no matter what logo spacing implies.
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To close out 2018, we asked some of the smartest people we know to predict what 2019 will bring for the future of journalism. Here’s what they had to say.

Here’s how San Antonio’s KSAT is plotting a potential revenue stream “We have to continually work with our audience to make sure they love us later as much as they love us now.” What We’re ...

Vanguards and rearguards in the fight for the future of journalism

On Oct 1, 2019
@mathewi shared
RT @rasmus_kleis: We need to deal w/a divide in journalism between a vanguard who thinks the problem is journalism hasn’t changed enough and a rearguard that thinks the problem is that the world has changed too much. A personal note on my first year as @risj_oxford Director https://t.co/UfZIaQdV2f
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“The truth is hard” I’ve come across this quote repeatedly in the past year, most frequently in the form of ads for the New York Times at various media events. It always makes me think of the divid…

rasmuskleisnielsen.net
On Oct 1, 2019
@mathewi shared
RT @rasmus_kleis: We need to deal w/a divide in journalism between a vanguard who thinks the problem is journalism hasn’t changed enough and a rearguard that thinks the problem is that the world has changed too much. A personal note on my first year as @risj_oxford Director https://t.co/UfZIaQdV2f
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Vanguards and rearguards in the fight for the future of journalism

“The truth is hard” I’ve come across this quote repeatedly in the past year, most frequently in the form of ads for the New York Times at various media events. It always makes me think of ...

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

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Bio and disclosures: http://t.co/hvOSLk0oIQ. Retweets usually mean endorsements, but not always.

Follow 37.0k 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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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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Mediagazer presents the day's must-read media news on a single page.

Follow 48.0k 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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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.

Follow 78.3k Followers

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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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