Journalism & Newspapers

“Dirty John”: Journalism as Noir Entertainment – The New Yorker

Friday, October 20, 2017

“Dirty John,” a suspenseful and psychologically intense true-crime series released in its entirety last week, is the first podcast by the veteran newspaper journalist Christopher Goffard. It’s a new kind of hybrid: a podcast-and-print collaboration, between Wondery and the Los Angeles Times. It was released chapter by chapter over the week, beginning one Sunday and concluding the next, in the style of an investigative print series. It’s garnered some five…

Journalism’s Broken Business Model Won’t Be Solved by Billionaires – The New Yorker

Friday, October 20, 2017

Ever since Donald Graham, the heir to the Washington Post, decided to sell the family’s newspaper for two hundred and fifty million dollars, in 2013, to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon and one of the world’s richest men, the preferred solution for a financially struggling publication has been to find a deep-pocketed billionaire, with other sources of income, to buy it and run it more or less as a…

Banner named newspaper of the year – Wicked Local Wellfleet

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Provincetown Banner received the prestigious 2017 New England Newspaper of the Year award from the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) last Thursday at its conference in Natick. Judging was based on the submission of two issues of the newspaper from the past year, one of which was required to have a March 2017 publication date. The Banner won in the category of weekly…

Newspaper headlines: PM pledge and FA chiefs ‘urged to resign … – BBC News

Friday, October 20, 2017

A year on from the Brexit referendum, says the Financial Times, the government has still not spelled out what that will mean for the economy. The paper sees division in the two main parties, the House of Lords, and across the UK. If things turn nasty, it thinks the government should resist the “petulant and reckless” option of walking out. But the Sun tells Theresa May “the time for niceties…

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Newspaper of ‘murdered’ investigative journalist publishes stark front-page tribute – The Independent

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The newspaper for which Daphne Caruana Galizia wrote a weekly column has published a stark tribute to the investigative journalist days after she was killed by a car bomb.  The prominent reporter, who played a major role in the Panama Papers case, had written a weekly article for The Malta Independent every Thursday for the last 20 years.  On the first Thursday after her death, the paper published an empty page in…

Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism – New York Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How do you pilot test new technologies for video? How do you determine if something makes the cut for broader use in the newsroom? Photo Ms. Hopkins said that V.R. helps create a sense of place, such as an interactive music installation inspired by myths of forest spirits. Credit Danny Ghitis for The New York Times Sometimes we practice with new cameras around the office or at home before using…

The ad industry is changing—here’s what publishers can expect – Columbia Journalism Review

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The advertising landscape is undergoing its most sweeping transformation in years. Apple just released the new version of Safari, which prioritizes user privacy; an updated version of Google’s Chrome, with a new ad filter, comes out in January; and new rules on data protection in the European Union take effect in May. These changes will give individuals more control over their data and rein in annoying and intrusive advertising. Digital…

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls on Mayors to Resign, Hurriyet Newspaper Says – Voice of America

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ANKARA —  Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on mayors of three major cities to resign, including the high-profile mayor of the capital, Ankara, the Hurriyet newspaper reported Thursday, in a push to revitalize his ruling party ahead of 2019 elections. The comments mark Erdogan’s most explicit demand yet for a shake-up of veteran politicians, some of whom are nationally prominent, after voters in many cities rejected an April referendum…

Live Journalism, with Song, History and Taylor Mac in Melbourne – New York Times

Thursday, October 19, 2017

I was there last night for a six-hour segment of what will be a 24-hour show (the final six hours are Friday night) in part simply for the fun of what one New York Times critic previously described as “one of the great experiences of my life.” But I was also there because I’ll be hosting a discussion with Taylor and his company on Saturday as part of the festival….

Students of online video journalism course receive scholarship for exclusive workshop at YouTube Space Rio – Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

<!– Social media Button BEGIN Tweet –> <!– Original Tweet Button data-via=’utknightcenter’ Tweet –> Producing effective video stories for digital platforms was the main theme of the massive open online course (MOOC) “Video journalism: Visual narratives for digital platforms.” It’s also what the ten students from the course who were selected to participate in an exclusive…

Newspaper charged with littering over unwanted deliveries – New York Post

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

An upstate newspaper is being charged with littering — for delivering the morning paper. Warren County Sheriff’s Office served Post-Star publisher Robert Forcey with a criminal summonses on seven counts of “throwing refuse on highways and adjacent lands,” the paper reported Tuesday. The refuse in question? Weekly editions of the paper that a delivery man had tossed onto former subscribers’ driveways. Cops issued the summonses after hearing complaints from five…

The Community Newspaper Queen, of Queens – New York Times

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

After starting The Queens Courier in 1985, Vicki Schneps-Yunis has built an empire of free weekly papers mostly in neighborhoods outside Manhattan. Character Study By COREY KILGANNON OCT. 18, 2017

Is your journalism valuable? – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news. Want to be part of the conversation? You can sign up here. Several weeks ago, as we started this conversation on what journalists know and need to know about the business of our business, I asked people to share what their work was worth, literally, and how they knew it. Then … nothing.  So…

Retail blues worsen, hitting newspaper print advertising hard – Poynter (blog)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

By last year’s holiday shopping season, it was clear that Amazon and similar digital sales options were sucking the lifeblood from department stores and other brick-and-mortar outlets. The situation has only worsened as 2017 has gone on, leading to a 23 percent year-to-year decline in print advertising at McClatchy Co,. the first of the publicly traded newspaper companies to report third quarter results. McClatchy’s total ad revenues were down 13.4…

Man who died in fall from Loop hotel was an urban explorer ‘who found beauty in unlikely places’ – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. “He found beauty in unlikely places,” said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer. “Instantly being able to post pictures, I think that really captured his attention and his imagination and his passion.” Janssen’s family and friends believe that’s what he was doing Monday afternoon when he plunged to his death…

Singaporean newspaper under fire over Muslim cleric’s column that suggested beating ‘stubborn wives’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives,” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or giving a wife the cold shoulder for a couple of days….

Republicans raise record amount of cash before midterm elections … – McClatchy Washington Bureau

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it has raised that much, that fast, in a non-presidential election year. The record-breaking fundraising can be largely attributed to a flurry of small-dollar donors responding to fundraising appeals by the first Republican president in eight years, Donald Trump, according to a new report to be released later this week…

Man who fell to his death from Loop hotel was an urban explorer ‘who found beauty in unlikely places’ – Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

To those who knew Eric Janssen, it seemed only natural that he became a passionate explorer of urban landscapes with his camera. “He found beauty in unlikely places,” said his sister, Cynthia Vukmer. “Instantly being able to post pictures, I think that really captured his attention and his imagination and his passion.” Janssen’s family and friends believe that’s what he was doing Monday afternoon when he plunged to his death…

Singaporean newspaper under fire over Muslim cleric’s column that suggested beating ‘stubborn wives’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

One of Singapore’s mainstream newspapers has come under fire for running a column by a conservative Muslim cleric that advises men on how to deal with a stubborn wife by beating her. “How to deal with stubborn wives,” the original column in the main Malay language paper, Berita Harian, by Ustaz Mohammad Zaid Isahak also recommended gentle reasoning  or giving a wife the cold shoulder for a couple of days….