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Existential Disruption 2.0: Enemies of the People

  • Heather Chaplin

In the fallout of generational change wrought by the digital revolution, public understanding of journalism’s purpose is shifting. A second existential threat, filling the void...

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Beyond Facebook: How to Survive and Thrive After Newsfeed Changes

  • Meena Thiruvengadam
  • Sari Zeidler
  • Bobby Blanchard
  • Moderated by John Levitt

When you rely on Google and Facebook for traffic, you are at serious risk when the algorithm changes, especially when it suddenly moves to deprioritize news. Newsrooms can hedge...

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OMGWTFBBQ Breaking News without Breaking Your Team

  • Hamilton Boardman
  • Nasr Ul Hadi
  • Steph Yiu

Your biggest night of the year may be planned, like an awards show or election, or unplanned, like a natural disaster or political scandal. In either case, high-pressure,...

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Building Sources and Trust in Hard-to-Reach Communities

  • Rachel Glickhouse
  • Maria Sanchez Diez
  • Julia B. Chan

Reporting on marginalized and hard-to-reach communities is particularly challenging, intensive work, but engaged reporting — across a variety of mediums — holds the key to...

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Lessons from Black Twitter: Inclusive Reporting in Diverse Communities

  • Meredith Clark
  • Paul Cheung
  • Nisha Chittal
  • Anusha Alikhan

A Knight Foundation analysis of interactions between Twitter’s black, feminist and Asian-American subcultures — and the news media that cover them — shows well-placed...

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(Re)writing Broadcast Scripts for Web

  • Kristen Reed
  • Erica Proffer
  • Moderated by Samanthi Dissanayake

When publishing to multiple platforms, broadcast producers face serious resource constraints and deadline challenges, too often default to simply throwing roughly edited TV...

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Machine Learning and You: Boost Audience Engagement, Change Readers’ Habits

  • Dan Ratner

The pervasiveness of news has led to a publication agnosticism that seriously threatens reader loyalty and audience engagement. Machine learning, through augmented content and...

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Making the Case for Making the Time: Notes From the Journalism Mentorship Collaborative

  • Moderated by Doug Mitchell

The Journalism Mentorship Collaborative, which launched in early 2018, aims to share best practices and fresh ideas for creating more inclusive mentoring opportunities in...

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Table Stakes: Getting into the Game of Digital-First Local News

  • Moderated by Doug Smith

The Knight-Lenfest-Temple Newsroom Initiative, popularly known as “Table Stakes,” has fostered transformative change to a digital-first mindset in local legacy newsrooms....