Tag Archives: NeimanLab

Non-Daily Dailies

Non-daily dailies: We are on the brink of seeing major cutbacks in newspaper daily delivery and daily printing, writes Ken Doctor.

“The big question now on many corporate tables is whether the right number of days to kill is five or six,” he writes.

 

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Paying For Hyperlocal Journalism

Paying for hyperlocal journalism: Christine Schmidt describes attempts to connect people with the community and engaging with them.

“The ultimate goal is, well, seeing if it can sustain the salary of a hyperlocal journalist,” she writes.

A Scary State In Newspaper Journalism

A scary state in newspaper journalism: Potential buyers pass on the fading Youngstown Vindicator, “and that’s scary as hell,” writes Joshua Benton.

The energy in the newspaper business for the past half-decade-plus has been toward consolidation, he writes. Lack of interest in the 150-year-old Vindicator might indicate consolidators decided that “financially there’s nothing of value left to consolidate.”

 

Automated Journalism

Automated journalism: Newsrooms always adapted to new technology like artificial intelligence, writes Nicholas Diakopoulos.

“Reporting, listening, responding and pushing back, negotiating with sources, and then having the creativity to put it together — AI can do none of these indispensable journalistic tasks,” he writes.

 

The Facebook Effect

The Facebook effect: Users often think they are immune to negative influences of social media, while others are not, writes Joseph B. Walther.

“That paradox helps explain why more than 2 billion people continue to use the site each month,” writes Walther, “and it also helps explain what’s behind the pressure to regulate” Facebook.

 

Philanthropy Boosts Western Media

Philanthropy boosts western media: A journalism collaboration stretching from Montana to New Mexico focuses on rural issues and Native American stories, writes Christine Schmidt.

A partnership started in 2015 aims to make local newspapers and TV stations useful sources of information.