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Ken Doctor    Jan. 18, 2018
Southern California has gone from five significant daily newspaper companies three years ago to two today. And they’re both in trouble.
Laura Hazard Owen    Jan. 17, 2018
“This is all going on in my apartment. My kids were small and running around, there were always interns here. And then that spring, we were nominated for a really big award.”
Christine Schmidt    Jan. 17, 2018
Fintech company Thinknum has lots of interesting data to sell access to. Now it wants to build public-facing stories out of it.
Dan Kennedy    Jan. 17, 2018
“We learned how important it is to have writers and editors and digital producers working collaboratively, near each other. It’s a model for the future.”
Ricardo Bilton    Jan. 16, 2018
But they’re evenly split on whether or not the news selection algorithms on sites like Facebook and Twitter should be regulated.
Ricardo Bilton    Jan. 16, 2018
“For us, it’s rare that someone cites the tax deductibility as a reason for giving. People are supporting us because they’re passionate about what we’re doing. People want to be a part of the community thats supporting us.”
Nicholas Quah    Jan. 16, 2018
Plus: WBEZ tries to turn a podcast into a franchise, Science Friday joins WNYC Studios, and Gimlet opens up the HBO playbook.
Joshua Benton    Jan. 12, 2018
The idea that the value of a piece of news is defined by likes and comments — that taking in information without getting into a back-and-forth with your uncle about it is somehow unworthy — is actually a profoundly ideological statement.
Laura Hazard Owen    Jan. 11, 2018
News publishers that have relied on Facebook for traffic will suffer.
Laura Hazard Owen    Jan. 11, 2018
Plus: A French law against fake news during elections; Facebook meets with its fact-checkers; fake news jeans.
Ken Doctor    Jan. 11, 2018
New hires from The New York Times and The Washington Post bring new faces to a news organization that has been in flux under Tronc management.
Shan Wang    Jan. 11, 2018
In the U.S., supporting the party in power correlates with thinking the media does a terrible job. The opposite is true in nearly every other country surveyed.
Christine Schmidt    Jan. 11, 2018
Chicago’s City Bureau is betting on local residents doing this sort of low-key not-quite-journalism at meetings, and now it’s expanding the model to Detroit.
Christine Schmidt    Jan. 10, 2018
“We saw lots of interest in AI in China, and the sector is moving so fast in the country…The U.S. still has the best AI talent, but there are many good engineers and AI researchers in China as well.”
Ricardo Bilton    Jan. 10, 2018
“Email is kind of like a living room. It’s a very personal space. You let in your friends, the coworkers you like, and a couple of brands you really trust — like this one.”
Ken Doctor    Jan. 9, 2018
“In the past one or two years, I’ve been reminding colleagues that we are not a newspaper company — we are a media company. The frame of change of mind is very important.”
Nicholas Quah    Jan. 9, 2018
Plus: In-car podcasts, Apple commissions an original TV show about a true crime podcast gone viral, and what’s going on with Podtrac?
Christine Schmidt    Jan. 8, 2018
“These commons — the air, the water, the soil, our food, our health — these are things we share, and they are deeply linked across countries. We need to start seeing them that way.”