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Illinois passes $25 million in tax credits to boost local journalism

The Illinois legislature has approved measures that provide $25 million in tax credits over the next five years for local news organizations to hire and retain journalists, becoming the second large state in two months to try to bolster the ailing local news industry with tax incentives.

News industry launches toolkit for coverage of trauma and disaster

Leaders in journalist safety have unveiled a new suite of online resources designed to help better prepare newsrooms, journalists and educators for coverage of trauma, violence and disaster.  

iHeartMedia tops BIA radio revenue rankings with $2.14B

iHeartMedia and its 870 stations in 151 markets was again number one in 2023 with $2.147 billion as compared to $2.258 billion in 2022 from 866 stations.

Nelson Peltz sells entire Disney stake weeks after losing proxy battle

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has sold his entire stake in Disney, a person familiar with the matter tells CNBC.

New AP Stylebook includes new criminal justice chapter

The Associated Press has released The Associated Press Stylebook, 57th Edition, which includes guidance that is new as of May 29, such as a new chapter on criminal justice, plus additions and changes made throughout the year on AP Stylebook Online. 

Asian American Journalists Association announces 2024 awards recipients

The Asian American Journalists Association has announced the recipients of its 2024 Journalism Excellence Awards, recognizing excellence in journalism by Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists.

As election nears, Poynter’s MediaWise launches media literacy resources for libraries, Spanish speakers

The two initiatives will equip library patrons and Spanish speakers with skills to identify online misinformation.

Opinion | The Gannett editor fired for talking with Poynter's Rick Edmonds has engineered a soft landing

Sarah Leach lost her regional editor job with Gannett on April 29 for talking with me about a broken promise to her and others in the company’s community news division. Calling it a blessing in disguise would be a little strong, but a month later Leach told me support from inside and outside the profession has been “overwhelming.”

FTC can proceed with 'dark patterns' charges against Amazon

Siding against Amazon, a federal judge has ruled that the Federal Trade Commission can proceed with charges that the company used “dark patterns” to dupe people into signing up for Prime subscriptions, and also thwarted subscribers' attempts to cancel.

AI image misinformation has surged, Google researchers find

Fake images generated by artificial intelligence have proliferated so quickly that they’re now nearly as common as those manipulated by text or traditional editing tools like Photoshop, according to researchers at Google and several fact-checking organizations.

The start and sustainability of the Daily Memphian

The Daily Memphian is one of several digital startups that have popped up in metro areas with existing legacy newspapers to fill gaps by the contraction of those outlets. The Memphian is a prime example of how diversifying revenue streams and leveraging nonprofit status improved its access to grants and helped it better solicit donations.

Newmark J-school releases first-ever study on AAPI news history

Delving into issues of digital disinformation, online harassment, overseas influence, and other pervasive threats facing APPI media, the report underscores the critical need to safeguard news for and by journalists from these communities.

London Evening Standard to close daily newspaper and launch new weekly

London’s Evening Standard has announced plans to shut its daily newspaper and replace it with a weekly outlet, bringing an end to almost 200 years of publication in the capital.

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In this newly created role,  Olivier Knox will launch, oversee and contribute to the Decision Points newsletter, which will initially publish Monday through Friday and include original reporting related to politics, policy, global affairs, health, higher education and personal finance.
Prior to joining the Chronicle, Greg Porter served as weekend meteorologist for The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang, producing regular forecasts and covering extreme weather events, including hurricanes, wildfires and severe winter storms.
Ida Mojadad has previously reported on schools, youth and families for SF Weekly, the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Standard.
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While there may be compelling reasons to embrace the term “fact-based journalism,” doing so represents a damaging concession. To describe one form of journalism as “fact-based” is to tacitly acknowledge that there is also such a thing as “non-fact-based journalism.” And there isn’t.
The Atlantic, one of the oldest magazines in the U.S., and Vox Media, one of the nation's largest digital media holding companies, have both inked separate licensing and product deals with ChatGPT parent OpenAI.
The News/Media Alliance sent a letter May 28 to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ), urging the agencies to investigate Google’s monopolistic taking of digital news publishing and stop its latest expansion through its use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) within its ubiquitous search product “before the effects become irreversible.”
The Daily Beast’s new leaders will do a round of voluntary buyouts intended to cut costs by $1.5 million, in one of their first major moves to try to revitalize the flagging digital tabloid.
The 9th Street Journal, a local news publication published by students in the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media & Democracy, has begun using artificial intelligence to fill gaps in local journalism.
Spin magazine, the music title that once amused young readers with its irreverence, will soon be back on the stands. The first print edition since 2012 will appear on Aug. 29.
With the rollout of Google’s Generative AI Overview for web searches, the game changed for businesses that relied on understanding how to leverage their sites and content for higher ranking.
“It seems everybody wants to 'save' the journalism industry these days, except for the people who matter most — news consumers.” — Jeffrey M. McCall, media critic and professor of communication at DePauw University
The Associated Press today announced five new content sharing agreements with U.S. nonprofit news outlets: CalMatters, Honolulu Civil Beat, Montana Free Press, Nebraska Journalism Trust and South Dakota News Watch.
Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed, or 62%, said they use their smartphones to get local news all the time or often, compared to 52% who watch news on television all the time or often.
Vivek Ramaswamy, the former U.S. Republican presidential candidate, urged BuzzFeed to cut staff and hire conservative commentators like Tucker Carlson after building a stake in the struggling online media firm.
Media Matters for America has announced that it’s laying off at least a dozen staffers. Its president blamed a “legal assault on multiple fronts,” including a lawsuit by Elon Musk’s X and the legal actions by Republican state attorneys general that followed.
The right-wing cable channel Newsmax denied Friday that it intentionally destroyed or concealed internal emails in an ongoing defamation case filed by voting technology company Smartmatic over the network’s airing of false claims about the 2020 election.
Speaking at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York on Thursday, Executive Editor Julie Pace outlined several challenges facing the news industry and steps news organizations must take to address them.
The National Association of Broadcasters is welcoming what it says will be “essential legal clarity” from Congress on how broadcasters and other businesses can collect, retain and use online data for advertising purposes.
It remains relatively early in the 2024 campaign season, with the bulk of ad spending yet to come. But among the ads placed so far, including during the primary season, AdImpact says the radio format where the most money has been spent is news-talk, followed by two music formats — country and classic rock.
The California Journalism Preservation Act may be drawing most of the attention and threats to cut off news. But the big tech platforms may be even more antagonized by Senate Bill 1327, which passed the appropriations committee last week and is now headed to the full state Senate for a vote.
The FCC chairwoman’s penchant for onerous deal conditions and circumventing her fellow commissioners on critical ownership cases has pushed broadcasters to a “break glass” moment.
Not long ago, streaming TV came with a promise: Sign up, and commercials will be a thing of the past.
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Help us recognize the foundation of news publishing, the Operations leaders who help us produce quality products each day while keeping an eye on the bottom line! Nominate an Operations colleague today, so we can profile them and share their ideas with the global news publishing industry in our 2024 class of "Operations All-Stars!"
Help us recognize the foundation of news publishing, the Operations leaders who help us produce quality products each day while keeping an eye on the bottom line! Nominate an Operations colleague today, so we can profile them and share their ideas with the global news publishing industry in our 2024 class of "Operations All-Stars!"
In a strategic move aimed at optimizing its public notice services, Wick Communications, a third-generation family-owned and operated media corporation, has embraced Column’s latest professional service offering — Column Pro. This shift has reallocated staff resources, cost savings, and increased operational stability. “Column is great about attending to the details, such as keeping our newspaper logos on the invoices. Their team works with us to ensure our long-standing clients understand that Column is our newspaper partner — that we’re all working together," stated Manuel Coppola of Wick Communications.