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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Christine Schmidt    Nov. 20, 2017
The Canadian news industry “has been in a long, slow, painful decline, and people are ready for solutions and to see something new.”
Ricardo Bilton    Nov. 17, 2017
The rapid growth of Google and Facebook continues to take its toll on digital media companies.
Christine Schmidt    Nov. 17, 2017
The Guardian revamped its ask and its membership offerings — moving from 12,000 members in the beginning of 2016 to 300,000 today.
Sherwin Chua    Nov. 17, 2017
Political news reporting doesn’t seem to be holding up well as a business in the city-state. And it’s even harder when you’re seen as “alternative” media.
Ken Doctor    Nov. 16, 2017
First Sinclair and now the Kochs are back. In an age of media free-for-all and massive deregulation, will fact-based journalism become an endangered species?
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 16, 2017
“The hope is that, if news organizations are more clear and transparent about what they’re doing, then users can make their own decisions.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 15, 2017
The platform focuses on ongoing support rather than one-time projects.
Joshua Benton    Nov. 15, 2017
The tech giant is offering opportunities for students to work with eight different journalism organizations next summer, including us. The deadline to apply is January 15.
Katherine Goldstein    Nov. 14, 2017
It’s not simply about preventing sexual harassment; it’s about also acknowledging that this is often a part of a sexist and unequal work environment.
Nicholas Quah    Nov. 14, 2017
Plus: Vox’s upcoming daily news podcast has a host; the convergence of audio media; what it means to be a ” “full-service creative podcast agency.”
Ken Doctor    Nov. 13, 2017
“I think over the next five years, it’s possible the competitive landscape will actually get in some ways more attractive for The New York Times, because I’m afraid I see a lot of casualties over the next few years because of the economics of the industry.”
Christine Schmidt    Nov. 13, 2017
From a single morning email, it’s grown into a multi-product brand that its fans can interact with throughout the day. “We’ve always said email was a marketing tool for us. The product expansions are always about making it easier to live a smarter life.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Nov. 9, 2017
Plus: Google’s new but fairly useless “knowledge panels,” bots spreading misinformation in local races, and: When is misinformation most dangerous?
Ricardo Bilton    Nov. 9, 2017
A flurry of emails from kids (and a Change.org petition) helped convince the Times brass to bring once-experimental section back on a more permanent basis.