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The last 20 posts from the Nieman Journalism Lab, for those who enjoy reverse chronological order.
Nic Newman    June 20, 2024
Aggregate data from 47 countries shows all the growth in platform news use coming from video or video-led networks.
Craig Robertson    June 20, 2024
Is increasing subscriber numbers by offering people rock-bottom trial prices sustainable?
Sophie Culpepper    June 18, 2024
“Any organization that is dependent on having a founder around is inherently unsustainable.”
Nieman Lab Staff    June 17, 2024
Some findings from RISJ’s 2024 Digital News Report.
Alisha Gaines    June 17, 2024
“To believe that the richness of Black identity can be understood through a temporary costume trivializes the lifelong trauma of racism. It turns the complexity of Black life into a stunt.”
Andrew Deck    June 13, 2024
“We are…deeply worried that despite this partnership, OpenAI may be downplaying rather than elevating our works,” Business Insider’s union wrote in a letter to management.
Hanaa' Tameez    June 13, 2024
“If you’re doing it, do it properly. Don’t just add a few widgets, or overlay products and embeds, and call yourself accessible.”
Mark Coddington and Seth Lewis    June 12, 2024
Plus: News participation is declining, online and offline; making personal phone calls could help with digital-subscriber churn; and partly automated news videos seem to work with audiences.
Joshua Benton    June 11, 2024
“There are decades where nothing happens, and there are weeks when decades happen.”
Sarah Scire    June 11, 2024
The new brand campaign is aimed at younger versions of existing Journal readers. The various “It’s Your Business” ads center some of the newsroom’s edgier and more evergreen journalism.
Sophie Culpepper    June 10, 2024
While the sector is still growing, that growth is slowing, by some metrics. And audience data for 2023 shows that across all outlets surveyed, average monthly web traffic fell.
Joshua Benton    June 6, 2024
Ozy’s Instagram account is calling for supporters to pack the courtroom as “Justice Watchers.”
Joshua Benton    June 4, 2024
A new study finds that certain personality traits might make you exaggerate — or underestimate — how much political news you consume.
Neel Dhanesha    June 3, 2024
None of the AI writers seems to have a specific beat, except possibly for what can be best described as “police exploits,” which they all cover with gusto.