The intro: “This report, by a team of seven Times journalists, outlines the newsroom’s strategy and aspirations. For additional details, see this memo from Dean Baquet, The Times’s executive editor, and Joe Kahn, the managing editor.“
Once upon a time, it appeared Facebook Live would be the next big thing. But it now seems to be a wave that has already crested.
From the Neiman Lab subhead: “‘We’re gonna make some history together today’ — (Steve Jobs) wasn’t wrong.” The iPhone turns 10 today and has been used for gathering news as well as changing how it’s distributed.
It might have 9.4 million followers on Twitter, but according to NBC News, the Breaking News alert app didn’t pull its weight and will be shut down on Dec. 31.
Joshua Benton takes a day-after look at the U.S. news media’s performance during the presidential election, and finds it lacking in some areas. The trend lines point to the situation getting worse, he fears. He takes particular aim at Facebook.
Buzzfeed is one of the must-watch companies in digital media, so its corporate restructuring that sees the New York-based firm divide up into an entertainment and news divisions is worth noting.
Buzzfeed Canada opened its doors with a two-person parliamentary bureau back in 2015. But now it’s 2016, and there’s no election, so goodbye parliamentary bureau.
Fortune magazine’s Mathew Ingram looks at the healthy ambitions of Snapchat, which has been evolving at a furious rate.
This Toronto Star op-ed by Madeleine Drohan is headlined Five things you need to know to save journalism, but I found it a bit misleading because it really doesn’t offer anything in terms of solutions.
John Stackhouse started at the Globe and Mail newspaper in 1989, just as the really flush years of newspapers were ending. A very talented journalist, he rose through the ranks and became the logical heir-apparent when publisher Philip Crawley tired of editor-in-chief Edward Greenspon in the spring of 2009.