“There’s a thematic through-line and a coherence that you get from reading the intro and the email all the way through. This is not something you’re going to create by just sending out a email RSS feed or using an algorithm.”
“I started to reimagine and redesign the Stylebook as a fully responsive web app — one that could be used on any device, regardless of platform. Along the way, I considered the importance of search, ease of use, and of course, typographic elegance.”
“We already have a few digital-first departments, but none of them has primary responsibility for covering major news,” wrote Dean Baquet in a memo on Friday. “These new teams will have such responsibilities and, as a result, will become models for the newsroom of the near future.”
“What I find offensive is Twitter can wear the halo of a terms of service that says we don’t put up with harassment, we don’t put up with racism or anti-Semitism…but then don’t do anything to police it.”
“For four months, Tronc – the company formerly known as Tribune Publishing, parent of The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune among other similarly august titles in smaller markets – has steadfastly and publicly rejected the hostile takeover intentions of USA Today parent company Gannett. But a recent quiet renewed offer from Gannett – its third – at a higher price point has Tronc moving forward with a counteroffer.”
“I realized that with American Journalism Review closing last year, there are no outlets completely dedicated to media news and media criticism in the D.C. area,” said the forthcoming publication MediaFile’s new editor-in-chief Scott Nover, a senior journalism major at GWU.
Like many legacy publishers, it’s steering the business from print-centric roots to a digital future. According to sources, management is toying with the idea of either grouping publishers by category or reducing its roster of 13 or so publishers down to about six.
“The measures are part of a series of reforms that the European commission plans to put out to consultation in September. They are designed to strengthen the rights of those who create and invest in original content, from authors and musicians to record labels, broadcasters and publishers.”
“Selling display ads — banner ads and other advertisements you see alongside articles on websites in your browser — is no longer really lucrative enough to support a business. At the same time, sponsored ads — article-like pieces of content that are created at the behest, and with the input of, brands — haven’t been able to replace them. So what’s next? Video ads. And to sell video ads, you need video.”