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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Joseph Lichterman    Feb. 22, 2017
“If I were a U.S. journalist, I would be looking to launch The Trump Watch.”
Natalia Mazotte    Feb. 22, 2017
Revenue from a three-times-daily insider newsletter for corporate clients supports a newsgathering operation of more than 20 writers.
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 21, 2017
“Putting others’ words in quotation marks, to signal, ‘We don’t know if this is true, we’re just telling you what they said’ or even ‘Nudge, nudge, we know this isn’t true,’ is a journalistic cop-out.”
Nicholas Quah    Feb. 21, 2017
That’s bad in ways you already know and in more ways you don’t.
Joseph Lichterman    Feb. 17, 2017
“This is a social circumvention strategy rather than a social media strategy.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 17, 2017
Lucie’s List has 360,000 subscribers and pulls in enough revenue to support a family and a staff in San Francisco.
Joseph Lichterman    Feb. 17, 2017
Meanwhile, efforts continue in New Jersey to get stations to commit their earnings from the auction to local news initiatives.
Shan Wang    Feb. 16, 2017
“This ‘news’ is there to influence the political process in Germany, and we think it’s very important to put them straight.”
Ken Doctor    Feb. 16, 2017
The Craigslist founder has given to Wikipedia and Poynter, with more to come: “I do think a trustworthy press is mission critical for any democracy.”
Ricardo Bilton    Feb. 15, 2017
New Hampshire Public Radio’s Civics 101 and The Washington Post’s Can He Do That? are helping to contextualize Trump’s presidency for those who don’t have much background knowledge.
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 15, 2017
Spurned by a network that wanted to own its own station in the market, WHDH has responded by offering 87 hours of local news a week. (Plus “Family Feud.”)
Shan Wang    Feb. 14, 2017
The news site has an unusual policy on crime reporting: No names or mugshots of those arrested unless they’re public figures, the arrest is judged to be a public emergency, or its reporters are able to interview the accused directly.
Nicholas Quah    Feb. 14, 2017
Plus: First Look Media’s launches a new Richard Simmons podcast, Stitcher goes premium, Spotify looks into original podcast content, and Radiolab goes remix.
Joseph Lichterman    Feb. 13, 2017
“In terms of mass distribution at this point, newspapers are the only ones that have the muscle.”
Joseph Lichterman    Feb. 13, 2017
The Ann is working with 17 groups — from student newspapers to the local public library — to share local news and information.
Ken Doctor    Feb. 13, 2017
“We have so valued the fact that we are still standing. ‘Look we’re still standing!’ But standing is not enough…you gotta run.”
Laura Hazard Owen    Feb. 10, 2017
The column, which curates right-of-center perspectives for the site’s left-of-center audience, “gets across the idea that the divergence in values in this country is real and persistent.”