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Top departures at Politico come with hints of a new venture

A shakeup at Politico, first reported by The Huffington Post, will see CEO and cofounder Jim VandeHei, chief White House correspondent Mike Allen, chief operating officer Kim Kingsley, chief revenue officer Roy Schwartz, and executive vice president Danielle Jones all gone by the end of this year. Top editor Susan Glasser is also expected to...

A new storytelling platform hopes to move crisis reporting beyond isolated events in the news cycle

The Coda Story homepage is a busy place — filled to the corners, literally, with stories exploring different facets of Russia’s war on LGBTQ rights. There’s a video profile of a transgender woman living in Georgia. There’s a collection of intimate portraits of the LGBTQ community in Armenia’s capital city. There’s an overview of the...

The New York Times wants to tell you which TV shows are worth binging on with a new product

The New York Times already has the likes of Manohla Dargis, A.O. Scott, James Poniewozik, and Wesley Morris on staff, directing our tastes and opinions of movies, television shows, and a range of cultural and pop cultural phenomena. But as familiar boundaries erode (are we supposed to call a Netflix or Amazon series a “TV...

The Economist starts publishing its charts on the messaging app Line

The Economist is publishing charts and other visual content on messaging app Line, the company announced this week. The Economist already promotes its bilingual English-Chinese app, The Economist Global Business Review, on WeChat in China, but it’s the first time the company is experimenting with a messaging app outside that country. Love our charts? They...

The Programming Corporation of America has a plan to keep those digital political ad dollars local

Political ad dollars have been a boon for local TV stations for decades. Will local news outlets still be able to capture that money as political advertising moves to digital? That’s a question that the Programming Corporation of America (PCA) aims to help answer. A network of local filmmakers spread across the United States, the...

Amber, a plugin to prevent linkrot, is now available for download

It’s been about a year since the Berkman Center at Harvard launched, in beta, a tool called Amber that helps preserve copies of every page linked to on a website. It’s an important project because, as we wrote at the time: [Broken links are] a problem for anyone who publishes on the web, but particularly...

All the news that’s fit to podcast: Newspapers try out audio

The podcasting fervor of 2015 has continued into 2016 and shows no signs of diminishing. Gimlet, the podcast startup cofounded by Alex Blumberg of Planet Money and public radio fame, is a household name in the digital audio world. Swedish-born podcasting platform Acast, now in the U.S., has ambitions to broaden dramatically the podcasting world....

From Nieman Reports: Fifty years of the Freedom of Information Act

Dave Philipps was well acquainted with the plight of troubled veterans when he heard about a soldier in the El Paso County jail two years ago. As a reporter at The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, Philipps had written extensively about veterans coping with life after combat. The soldier in the county jail was a special case,...

Vice launches a paid summer internship for “underrepresented communities”

Vice is offering a summer fellowship program for students from “underrepresented communities,” the company announced Wednesday. Through a partnership with the New York–based nonprofit Center for Communication, two students will spend eight weeks working at Vice this summer. Show More Summary

Knight News Challenge winners focus on data and transparency

The Knight Foundation just announced the latest round of winners in the Knight News Challenge and its latest batch of Knight Prototype Fund grantees: 17 projects in all, awarded $3.2 million. This iteration of the News Challenge focused on how data can be used to improve communities, and many of the projects — such as...

A survey claims 37% of global mobile users have blocked ads, despite low numbers from U.S. publishers

Thirty-seven percent of mobile users in 34 countries say they’ve blocked ads at some point on mobile in the last few months of last year, according to research from market research firm Global Web Index. That puts mobile adblocking percentages on par with the firm’s numbers for adblocking on desktop, which it pegged at 38...

Hot Pod: Spotify is finally ready to bring podcasting to a new audience

Welcome to Hot Pod, a newsletter about podcasts. This is Issue Fifty-Seven, published January 26, 2016. Strap yourselves in, folks. There’s a crap ton of news this week, so much so that I was happy I got blizzard-ed in this weekend. Let’s boogie. How Recode approaches podcasts. There was a time in my very short...

As The Guardian cuts £50M, it plans to build on its membership program

How do you cut costs by 20 percent? The Guardian is about to find out: The U.K. paper announced Monday that, with operating costs growing more than twice as fast as revenues, it plans to cut those costs by 20 percent, or about £50 million, over the next three years. Costs are outpacing revenues thanks...

Facebook and adblockers, podcasts and Trump: What the big media trends of 2015 will bring for 2016

Each year since Tim Berners-Lee put the first website online in 1991 has brought significant change to the news business. Looking back on 2015, the news about news was a little darker than usual, with tech companies extending their lead over publishers in determining how news reaches audiences. Even the shiny new digital startups that...

This is what it’s like to launch a journalism school from scratch

If you had the chance to launch your own journalism school, how would you do it? If your mind starts to run wild, tack on some limitations: Yes, you have the power to decide what the school is going to look like and focus on, but you have nowhere near unlimited funding. In fact, you’ll...

20 years ago today, NYTimes.com debuted “on-line” on the web

Long before City Room, Snow Fall, NYT Now, or any other of The New York Times’ lauded digital efforts, there was NYTimes.com, which 20 years ago today — on January 22, 1996 — began “publishing daily on the World Wide Web…offering readers around the world immediate access to most of the daily newspaper’s contents.” The Times...

A Howard project is debunking myths about African-Americans and teaching students fact-checking

In December, NewsOne, a news platform aimed at African-American audiences, published a story with the headline “Buying Black: The Lifespan of a Dollar in African-American Communities Is Six Hours.” The story went on to cite Brooke Stephens, author of a book that argues that African Americans need to spend more money at local black businesses....

Can Philly’s new Institute for Journalism in New Media live up to the enormous hopes pinned on it?

When H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest announced he was donating $20 million of his own fortune as well as The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com to a newly created nonprofit called the Institute for Journalism in New Media, the the response was equal parts jubilation and skepticism. “This is a long view about the funding...

Quartz sees its readers’ behaviors evolving, so it’s evolving with them: It’s launching its first major app

Since its launch in 2012, Quartz has been among the fastest-growing and most closely watched, digital news sites. With a mobile-first focus on social distribution, email newsletters, and high-quality ads, the Atlantic Media-owned site has often been ahead of media trends. In a memo sent to staff Tuesday, Quartz publisher Jay Lauf and editor Kevin...

The New York Times and WBUR are bringing ‘Modern Love’ essays to life with sounds and celebrity reads

“I’ll never forget when I sat across the table from Judd Apatow, and he looked at me after the first read, and said, ‘So, what are my notes?'” Jessica Alpert told me in an interview at the offices of Boston’s WBUR public radio station. Alpert is the managing producer for program development at WBUR, and...

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