Twitter  VT Digger, an online news outlet serving the second least-populous state in the U.S., now has 19 full-time staff, a……  
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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Christine Schmidt    May 21, 2018
“Our goal is a newscast that is complementary to the commercial news”: Think important local issues, not car crashes and sports scores.
Laura Hazard Owen    May 18, 2018
Plus: Fake audio on WhatsApp in India, and do paywalls lead to increased polarization?
Amedeo Tumolillo and Rich Gordon    May 18, 2018
Can a community news platform serve as “technology that protects our minds and replenishes society”?
Shan Wang    May 17, 2018
With its new verticals Abacus and Inkstone and another on the way, the century-old newspaper is trying to use Alibaba money to build products that both reach a global audience and feel mobile-native.
Paloma Almoguera    May 17, 2018
The startup maintains a network of about 30,000 videographers to help source roughly 1,500 videos a day.
Laura Hazard Owen    May 16, 2018
“Skill for analyzing objective news needs to be developed on its own…it likely needs to be coordinated with the skill for analyzing disinformation-based news.”
Christine Schmidt    May 16, 2018
“It’s a great question because I don’t think we’re suddenly going to come up with some great gimmick and Millennials are going to flock to their TV to watch traditional newscasts.”
Laura Hazard Owen    May 14, 2018
Across 11 countries studied, 41 percent of bylines were male, 23 percent female.
Shan Wang    May 14, 2018
Major news sites in seven countries averaged 81 third-party cookies per page, compared to 12 for other popular websites.
Joshua Benton    May 14, 2018
By throwing out a ban on sports gambling in 49 states, the court opens up a giant opportunity for insider sports coverage — and a lesson on news business models.
Christine Schmidt    May 14, 2018
“Attitudes about newsroom collaboration are improving but it can feel like an uphill push sometimes.”
Christine Schmidt    May 11, 2018
“One of our goals has been to talk about the news in a way that invites our audience into the news cycle. We’re trying to make it a little bit easier for people to be engaged.”
Laura Hazard Owen    May 11, 2018
Plus: A trove of Russian Facebook ads, “antecedents of bullshit,” and a week with Radio Sputnik.
Shan Wang    May 10, 2018
“Could we have a better metaphor for the way Silicon Valley considers local journalism?” fumed the owner of one of these remaining publications.